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Post By Raikalo
Can new PS3 models be downgraded to take custom firmware?
Can new PS3 models be downgraded to take custom firmware? –
I apologize if this has been answered but I've been searching through posts and don't see a straight answer.
Fry's is running a nice sale on PS3's today and I thought I might pick one up and have someone downgrade it and put a custom on it. I just have no idea if this can be done to the newer PS3's being sold.
Anyone know for sure? I obviously don't have the PS3 in front of me to read the CECH. This looks like a slim model, BTW.
First, I want to point out that any PS3 currently in stores will not be able to be jailbroken unless the store is carrying an OLDER slim model (circa 2010). Also, any PS3 that shipped from the factory with an official firmware version of 3.56 or higher CANNOT be downgraded any lower than this, and thus cannot be jailbroken.
None of the "superslim" 4XXX models are able to be downgraded at all.
Here is a chart that will help you when you're checking out PS3s.
http://i.imgur.com/Fouou.png -- PS3 PHAT models
http://i.imgur.com/z5Mb5.png -- PS3 SLIMS
Thanks, I understand that. I know you can't jailbreak anything over 3.55. What I'm asking is if the newer models can be downgraded with ProgSkeet / TEENSY++ / E3 FLASHER
Short answer, no. Long answer, if the models shipped with 3.56 or higher, then they cannot be downgraded or jailbroken. All models currently for sale in stores are NOT able to be downgraded or jailbroken at all. (This includes the last several models of slims and all superslims.)
Originally Posted by horn34
To be sure, you'd have to know the model number. It'll be on the box.
ps3 models with 3.56 can be jailbroken
all ps3 model 200x can be flashed , also 250x model with date code 1Q and less can be flashed (ps3's 250x with date code 1b and up , no solution for the moment unless you buy one of those new odes)
for 300x and 400x , the only way for the moment is the ode
AFAIK: You can not downgrade a PS3 that came with a higher Firmware then 355. This instantly rules out anything from the CECH-25xx onwards. So the CECH-30xx (The last Slim Model), plus the CECH-40xx (Super Slim) CAN NOT BE HACKED! /.
Now this is where things get tricky as what really matters is your Metldr, and Lvl0 Keys. As long as your PS3 had those, and you might have already guess that its our old friend the 25xx where this "change" first happened. Then in theory you could still sideload a CFW onto said PS3 (i.e. from 356~4.30), in the same way One could have though say with 355. So although its simpler to say you couldn't downgrade or install a 355 Firmware, and by proxy install a CFW. Its not the death on it.
The rub is that if you really want to put it to the Test. You'll have to invest the Cash on an E3 NOR Flasher, and gamble that your PS3 maybe downgradable to say 4.30 / 3.56 so as to install a CFW. AFAIK: The only heartburn is that you'll never be able to dehash your PS3 so you can only install a CFW = to what the PS3 was at. So I'm just not even sure One could downgrade a 25xx PS3 @356 back to 430 from say 446.
But, its not like you absolutely have to have a PS3 capable of 355 or lower...