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Black Ops Bundle –
My launch Phat 60 GB finally kicked the bucket I was looking for a replacement and was seeing everything looked kind of new since May. I was looking at a Call of Duty Black Ops bundle and decided to look for FW version b/c I thought at first as long as it was before 3.55 it would be fine. (I was past 3.41 when I jb my phat) and I came across a post that says "I just bought the 160gb black ops bundle from gamestop and the ps3 came with 3.50 firmware. CECH-2501A. Runs Kmeaw". But it has no verification by other users. I looked up the model and saw breaks for the 2501A (which I verified is the model number on the back and I am getting differing opinions everywhere I look.
1) Not jbable at all at this time.
2) Must use dongle to downgrade and then can jb. (PS I have no dongle)
3) Works with Kmeaw as posted above.
4) Use some (3.56/3.41) jb method I never hear of. (I thought 3.56 wasn't at this time to begin with).
Does anyone know which of these is correct. If the CECH-2501A 3.50 is not jbable is there a reliable place to get a fresh PS3 that is. I do not want to buy used but do want a trusted source if it is not possible to jb any system found at a retail store.
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1- I do not know
Originally Posted by djinteractive
3- I do not know
4- Never heard of it
Perhaps another member can give you more informoation, or try the search feature.
TY for the reply so far. As I looked further (still no definitive answer the non-verified account of the success is from this site so I will link it: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f177/bla...-bundle-87982/ (Black Ops Bundle?) ). The other accounts were from searching other forums. I did try the search feature to no avail. Thus the reason I am asking specifically about this. Just trying to see if someone has successfully jb this model. Well going to sleep for the night. Hopefully someone has at least tried and can confirm/deny one way or the other.
I posted in the other thread about this. My black ops bundle CECH-2501A came with 3.50 firmware and I am running kmeaw.
As you saw I linked your post. Even though there was no confirmation I tried myself and there were no issues. As I said before I did it on my phat and it was a lot more complex than it was this time. Just following this thread ( http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/cfw...ll-pack-77294/ (CFW kmeaw + OFW 3.55 + GAIA 2.05 ready to install pack) ) It worked perfectly. My new PS3 is running multiman fine. I just have to re FTP everything. This is a confirmation that is works. Sorry I did not believe it from one person. As in the post you were speaking of that I linked above you were the only one and ppl were saying it was coming with 3.56 etc. Just bought it today and I am back on Multiman 20 mins after getting home.
TY for giving me the confidence to try it although since I just bough it I wouldn't have cared if it bricked b/c i would have returned it . But yeah. No hassle. Perfect.
Now If I can only figure a way to copy my saved games off the HDD of my fried PS3. I am thinking of putting it in my external and copying that directory back to the PS3. Hopefully that works.
EDIT: BTW I am trying this with an external USB to my old PS3's SATA 750 GB drive. Lets hope this will bypass the encryption problem I have been reading about. I will try to keep ppl posted on the results of this.
Last edited by djinteractive; 06-11-2011 at 05:59 AM.
Reason: Added Sata attempt.
I threw the old drive into my sata to USB device and it is not showing up as a USB device. I will put up another post about this unless someone has a link here as I would like my saves if possible. So I will not put the 750 in for at least 24 hours as I know it would reformat it. Any Ideas of pulling them off that drive. I know even linux will not read it so I assume if there is a way it would be w/ the PS3 on a removable HD. It is very early tho and I may not post the other question and just put a couple of my faves on this drive til I get an answer.
So anyone who has tried this is there a way or not. Maybe deleting a partition etc.
Any Ideas would be appreciated. I know all the ppl on OFW are screwed but I hope the community has solved this issue.
Ok so just to be sure wizardlord and djinteractive the new black ops bundle that came out a few weeks ago does have 3.50? I do not want to spend 300 dollars for it to have the wrong firmware and not be able to return it. Thanks.
Just make sure it's a CECH-2501A it will say so on the box. Ask your clerk to let you look at the box before you buy it if they give you a hard time say your a visual learner or some shit. I bought mine from gamestop
Last edited by Wizardlörd♦; 06-12-2011 at 04:10 AM.
Reason: swizzle my dizzle
i can confirm this...here's a video of me opening and turning on the ps3 for the first time
you can skip to like 4 minutes...
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNnNAAApHlk&feature=channel_video_title"]YouTube - PS3 Black Ops Bundle 3.50 Confirmed[/ame]
Yonce you pulled that drive out to put another one in, you're gonna have to format both drives. No computer can read the files on that HDD either because the ps3 encrypted it. There are plenty of people who got the BO bundle and it came with 3.50. And about the saves, sorry to say this, but they're gone.
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