QUOTE(medhanki @ Jun 11 2012, 11:04 PM)
I see...so like I said earlier, I'm not the one who actually did everything to my xbox and thus I am not 100% sure on how exactly flashing works, so please bare with me. When you say I will have to unflash and reflash, do you mean that I will have to take out the hard drive like the guy did, and then do something to it physically, and then re-insert it again for each update? I just want to make sure I'm understanding you properly.
Well first off, it is a DVD drive, not a hard drive. The DVD drive plays the discs, the hard drive is what you store your information on.
But yes, you will have to open up the 360, remove the DVD drive, plug the drive into a computer, run JungleFlasher (the program that deals with flashing the 360) and through JF, you will have to flash the firmware on the drive back to the stock firmware that it shipped with, then reassemble and update the 360, then flash the drive back to the newest firmware (which will probably be a different version because microsoft will have patched the old one probably).
You will want to stay current on c4evaspeaks.com and the ixtreme forums. The people there will tell you what is safe and not safe to do with your Xbox while it's flashed.
It would be a good idea for you to learn how to flash it yourself so you don't have to pay to have it done everytime (maintenance on it isn't really that often, but often enough to warrant having the knowledge of doing it).
You may have to purchase additional tools to flash it, depending on what you have at your disposal. If the SATA chipset in your computer isn't supported by JungleFlasher, you will need either a supported VIA card or an X360 USB Pro (this is so the computer can talk to the DVD drive). If you don't have an old broken Xbox to power the Drive (it has a proprietary power port that only the 360 has and not your computer), then you will need a CK3i to power the drive for flashing.
Lastly, you will need a CK3 Probe 3 to flash your drive if you have a LiteOn dvd drive installed (most of the drives don't need this).
And all this is only true if you have a Phat model 360. If it's a Slim, things will differ slightly.