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New to PS3 and modding, what options are available
New to PS3 and modding, what options are available –
I just purchased a slim ps3 which has 3.66 firmware on it. From what I have read, the only option is to use the E3 flasher, for whatever modding I want to do. There also seems to be something for 4.00 from kakaroto but that seems a while out.
So what I am curious about, is, is it worth it to get the E3 Flasher currently? Or wait it out. My main purpose for wanting to mod is to play my games without the cd. Coming from mostly computer gaming it's very handy to me to use something like daemon tools to load my game rather than having to get the disc every time. I also like the idea of dual booting (OtherOS?). What possibilities are available for this? is it PS3 and Linux completely separate from each other with nothing to do with the other? I ask because I have seen a couple vids on youtube which had the game in a window with other stuff running in the background. I think it was something to do with mapping keyboard keys to a game for playing computer style. Which would be cool as well. I also like the idea of home brew stuff as well but i'm not as turned on by that as much. I think it would be cool to be able to use the ps3 as a media center of sorts for my house such as recording things like a dvr (saw it mentioned somewhere, don't remember where, or if was only speculation or if it's even possible).
I have also read about swapping harddrives (al la E3 Flasheer?) so that I have one on official to play my games on line, and the other for all the modding junk.
So I have read a few dozen posts and I am starting to see whats possible, I think. But I am curious on what people can do to the PS3, and what options are available that I'm on OFW 3.66. Thanks.
Do you know what model it is? If it came with 3.66 it might be a newer model and they can't be hacked even with a memory flasher. (2500 and 3000+)
Originally Posted by luckysmack
Serial ends in: CECM-3001A So it looks like I probably can't anyways. I'm guessing probably a while before these ones can be jailbroken. So i'm thinking if for now, if it would be better just to upgrade to whatever the latest is?
You can only downgrade a 3000 model to 3.65 max so there are no current solutions for you whatsoever. All you can do is upgrade it to 4.00 and wait for KaKaRoTo or other newcomers to create a user-friendly jailbreak.
Only if you have CECH2500 or lower model: (Which you don't)
You can downgrade with e3 or progskeet to 3.41, 3.55 or 3.56. You can play almost any game from the hard drive but there is no online play available and trophies earned cannot be uploaded to your account or kept if you upgrade to a newer firmware either - because of this the main reason to downgrade and jailbreak is for homebrew and media player capabilities brought by Showtime. You can 'dual-boot' both a CFW and OFW by swapping hard drives. Linux can be run on most of the CFWs, the most up to date Linux project for PS3 is Red Ribbon Linux. From recent news there is no indication KaKaRoTo's JB will be out anytime soon so don't hold your breath.