How to Remove XBox Updates

By Susan Reynolds

Updated September 22, 2017

Remove updates on your Xbox 360 to perform cheat codes.
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The Xbox 360 gaming console automatically updates its software every time you go online to play. When you go online with Xbox 360, you are able to play games with other players who are also online, but you should be aware that your games will install updates that may affect cheat codes. Removing updates allow you to perform certain cheats. If you do not want your Xbox to automatically download updates, you can disable this feature. In the meantime, if there are certain updates that you want to remove, you can use your controller to take them out.

Turn on the Xbox. Navigate to the "My Xbox" icon on the main dashboard menu.

Move your arrow to "Settings," then "System Settings" and hit "A" on your controller.

Move down and choose "Memory" by hitting "Y." This will open "Device Options."

Hit "X, X, LB, RB, X, X," in sequence.

Select "Yes" when it asks if you want to do maintenance.


To disable automatic updates, choose "No" when you are prompted to update the game.