so i finally took the chance and upgraded my phat ps3 from 3.15 to 3.41 firmware with NO bluray drive attached.. i was waiting for a port for my ipod from chococo or danyL to hack 3.15 and the hacks they compiled did work but the payload wouldnt let me play backups.. and from reading all the nonsense from the other thread on this forum for people with broken bluray drives i was scared to upgrade my firmware thinking it would brick my ps3.. well i can tell you i upgraded without any errors and i was able to jailbreak 3.41 with hermes v3... No bluray.. no laser.. i tried a couple of my backed up games that work perfectly on my slim ps3 and non of them worked expect castlevania shadow..
Castlevania shadow... loads without direct boot and installs fine and works perfect
Madden 2k11 works using Direct Boot... works perfect
NBA 2k11 works with Direct Boot using sexy manager
wipeout HD works with Direct Boot
Mafia II loads doesnt work trophy error
fifa 2k11 loads but says error with trophies restart game
just cause 2 loads gives trophy error
and the list goes on...
Most games dont work they start but go to a black screen and then ps3 just freezes on black screen
my question is how do i get all my backup games to work and what could it be thats preventing the other games to work... my only guess is it has something to do with the game loading trophies
i dont have the bluray drive attached only the small circuit board thats under the drive connected cause without that my psn games wouldnt load so i left that attached with some tape to hold it in place