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a few questions –
Hey, i just created an account here and I'm completely new to the ps3 scene after buying my first ps3 from eBay. Now for those that ARE still reading i won't bug you with stupid questions as i've done some research before asking these questions. But being new to the ps3 scene and going to be new to the hacking scene as well theres a few things I'd like to ask if i could get some through answer.
Basically my story is this, i bought a ps3 on firmware 2.80 on eBay for ~80 and it has no blueray drive, literately the entire drive is MIA. Thats why I'm going into the custom firmware scene as i can just rip games onto the hdd until i can remarry a new blue ray drive to it. Its a backwards compatible CECHE01 model and again its on firmware 2.80. a very early version from what i can see. So basically heres my questions.
Should i upgrade straight to 3.55 an use the custom firmware for this, or should i go up to 3.41 or stay where i am? i haven't seen any custom firmware for 2.80 so i don't imagine i'd want to stay there. So if thats the case does 3.41 offer anything over 3.55, as I've read that 3.55 can still be downgraded for when I remarry a new blue ray drive.
is there anything i should know before jumping into this whole custom firmware thing on the ps3?
I dont think you should be updating it until you get a new blu ray drive. I once tried this, my ps3 got stuck in an update loop.
thanks for the reply,and yes it seems that can happen unless you use a modified pup file or the L2 file to bypass the BD check. But it seems even if i update i can't run any packages from the hard drive anyways without a blueray drive working or not correct?
If thats the case then i'll have to buy one right away and use the remarrying process. if anyone has more info on not being able to run the packages that would be very helpful
There is a thread on this website that has a 3.55 kmeaw download with install package files. I would link it to you but I'm on my phone so I'll give you the title: bluray-drive-bypass firmwares and some unbrick explanations
Thanks for the link i found it in the search. it seems i was correct in it still not being able to load any PKG without some kind of blueray drive broken or not, just as long as the board works. SO i bought a YLOD ps3 today witht he same model as it turns out mine isn't just the standard CECHE01 model but the CECHE01MG model. SO i managed to snag that system for a whole $50 so i can use the parts. I'll be trying the remarrying process with i get it and and we'll see what happens. If this works then i'll be one happy person. if not i'll be stuck with 2 non working ps3s XD