Originally Posted by sopaj96
And what do you mean with "flag protection is BS"??
Nothing can protect you from a flag except yourself. With a flashed drive we get the all clear on dash updates from the firmware developers, you use ABGX to verify all of your isos, and it has been tried and tested on several boxes I have done. I remember when xk3y first came out there were people getting banned within a week (although that doesn't appear to be the case now) so just think how long it would take MS to be able to detect them again?
I think they mean AP 2.5 topology support instead of flag prevention. Since we no longer have to worry about AP 2.5 (LT 3.0 and topology data) that they threw flag protection on there as a selling point, a selling point that isn't really provided by them. If you use an older AP 2.5 patched ISO (LT 2.0 style rips and before) you will still probably get flagged for an AP 2.5 violation. Be smart, patch your ISOs correctly using ABGX, and you yourself will prevent flags.
I just see ODDEs as easily detectable by MS as opposed to a drive firmware that is checked against what the 360 is actually looking for. As stated above, we who flash drives get the all clear each dash update (usually).
Me using a flashed drive is just a preference of mine, and I hope with whatever solution you do go with, you are happy with