I was a noob on the 360 just about a week ago. I've read all the tutorials for my Brand/Revision dvd drive. After all the reading, I've been able to make contributions to the scene myself (see my sig below). Flashing the drive is like a gamble. It either works, or you've bricked it. You gotta know what you are doing and understand what the DOS command is doing when using MTKFLASH with a TS drive. I've seen people use the write command before they've even got the backup command to work. Reading as much as you can will avoid getting your drive bricked. Read until you feel like you can do this with your eyes closed.
-Of course the first thing you should do is find out what DVD drive you're going to flash and read the proper tutorials.
-Create a backup of your firmware and protect it with your life. Save it in multiple places/usb/cd/floppy.
Whats all involved with this? Is this easy to do compaired to flashing bios on the xbox 1. After the flash do they directly boot or do you have to keep it conncect to the pc? any newbe guides on how to flash?
You'll need a SATA port or PCI card for TS drives(I'm not sure about Hitachi Drives). TS firmware ms28 is more complicated than the ms25. I would say this is harder than flashing a bios in xbox 1. After the flash, you can put your 360 back together and it will be fine. Take it back apart and connect with PC to rip an original game disk.This post has been edited by tnbigdawg: Aug 31 2006, 02:57 AM