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Post By Mocopoco
The Newbie Thread.
The Newbie Thread. –
So, i havent found this thread yet as a sticky(1) - Which would be most essential for newbies, who don't know ANYTHING about PS3 or even jailbreaking it. This thread could be useful. So, instead of posting "Pls need jailbreak fast!" , newbs would be directed to this thread. It could hold such information as:
What is a bricked PS3?
A bricked PS3 is useless, unless you have a Flasher( Look further down, to find out what is it. )
a)A bricked PS3, is a console, that was jailbroken unproperly.
b)Sony found out about the jailbreak through connecting to PSN, that you have a jailbroken PS3, and have bricked it.
How does Sony see this? ( How PSN bricks you )
For sony, you're like a virus in the organism. So it finds you and eliminates you. It is possible to reverse the brick and jailbreak. Only with a flasher and with Official firmware( Should be present in the recovery ).
What is jailbreak? ( Pros and cons of it. )
Jailbreaking means, that you can manage your PS3 to your own bidding. Without limits that were set by SONY.
*) FREE GAMES!!!!!
*) Programs/applications/modifications are available on the net, that let you customize your PS3 experience much better.
*) Everything below with firmware 3.56( not included ), have it easier.
Pros are very HUGE. But there are risks you'll take with this:
*) Being bricked. ( This is because you fail in a step on jailbreaking your PS3 or you go online and Sony detects your PS3 as customized.
*) The easier way of jailbreaking, is only available for the earlier versions ( Until 3.55 ) So you'll need to spend extra 120$ on jailbreaking.
Your PS3 ( What information needs to be harnessed from the console, in order to make sure, that the jailbreak will be fast and effective )
What are firmwares? ( In electronic systems and computing, firmware is the combination of persistent memory and program code and data stored in it. Source: Wiki - But make it PS3 friendly. Explaining that firmware isn't on HDD, but in the board. )
What versions are usable without/with a flasher? ( Explaining the 3.55 and above )
Definitions( Such as CFW - Custom Firmware; OFW - Official Firmware )
What is a hardware flasher? ( That it's a physical object, used to "flash"(?) the board. That it needs to be bought. )
How does a flasher work? ( The basics of how it works )
There is a lot of this information on the Wikies and this forum - but to understand the whole concept, would be nice if such a thread existed.
Only after studying this, it would be a bit clearer to the newbs. Would benefit everyone.
(1) - HOW TO - Jailbreak / Custom Firmware your PS3 Consoles in 4 Easy Steps! - There is this thread. But it really doesnt go that much into details, to give the newbs the Definitions and the concepts of how things work.
Provided information may change, since at any time, someone may come up with a way, to jailbreak any PS3 without a flasher.
Last edited by Mocopoco; 11-26-2012 at 04:21 PM.
Okay, well this pretty much describes me.
I've got a UK region slim with an ugraded 500gb hdd running OFW 4.31.
From a quick lurk here today im entirely lost and confused.
Fortunatly the one thing i do understand is that here is the right place to get help. Im not completely stupid and think im competent enough to get my head around this but id really like it if someone who knew what they were talking about could hold my hand through the jailbreak/CFW process and answer some questions for me.
(im getting an error saying im trying to post a link when i try to post my whole comment so im posting in parts, im a total noob at Vbulletin)
I dont understand the format of the jailbreaks, is there loads of different brands(?) like Rodgero and MultiMan of CFW (is that correct?), are you able to run more than one of them?
Is there a difference between CFW and jailbreak. If so, what is it?
I'm really not up for dissassembling my PS3, is that nessessary?
To what extent can sony brick your PS3? If things go wrong do i just end up with a redundent brick?
Is it possible to Un-jailbreak/CFW a PS3, if so is it as easy as with iPhone Jailbreaks
What are the difficulties with running a game which requires a newer firmware? How do you get around this and play newly released games?
Are there many games with mods avaliable through CFW?
The only features im after really are game HDD backing up and the ability to run mods in GTA IV What other features does CFW offer?Is it possible just to download games and put them straight onto your HDD then run them from there?
What are my steps from here to having my dream PS3?
Sorry if im being really ignorant and nonsensical here, i really did try to gather as much info as possible before posting and the more i read the more confused i became
Thanks in advance
At Truss - Well, it's important to go from zero.
a )What firmware do you have? ( on playstation 3: Settings/ System Settings/ System Information - System software ( 4. 31 in your case )
b )Now, Jailbreaking anything above 3. 55 is impossible without hardware ( This is where a flasher comes in. )
c )I don't know much about different Custom firmwares. Jailbreak includes adding custom firmware to the PS3 in order for you to play games.
d )If it bricks, you're done. No levels of brickness - One solid brick ( Unless you have a flasher, which magically heals it )
e )I'm sure it's possible to unjailbreak with a backup made earlier. - Just takes time and precise step following.
f )To play new games, new CFW is released on PSXScene site ( By people ofcourse ) - To upgrade your custom firmware, you will need INJECTUS ( Another piece of HARDWARE )
- In terms of you having your dream PS3, you're missing out on 120$ worth of hardware and some more forum study. It's not as easy as on iPhone. "Homebrews" are mods which are made by people for people.
This information is what i've learned so far, some mistakes may occur.
this is helpful thanks, im guessing/reading the flasher is for downgrading, and is not avaliable/compatable with UK PS3's?
Flahser is for any region. - In the UK it's actually quite easy to get one. I'm in a baltic country, so it's a tad bit more difficult( The shipping and all ).
My question is that where can I find mods that do not require jailbreak? I want a big pack of mods like that and if anyone knows then please give me a link.
I wish there was a program like Horizon/Modio for the PS3, but unfortunately there for xBox 360 only.
Far as I know the only way to mod the PS3 is to have access to the games files on the PS3's hard drive.
Take a look on The Tech Game website maybe they have something,
EDIT: www(dot)ps3hax(dot)net/showthread(dot)php?t=35583 - Be sure to check out this thread though. It holds a bit more details.
As a UK resident, where can i get a flasher? can how much am i looking at? and to use it will i need to dissassemble my PS3 and after ive used it, will i still need it?
Well the most popular brands are Progskeet and E3 (flashers for ps3) - They also can be used for other devices. PS3's have NAND or NOR Connections, so be sure to check. There are like, 3 hardware pieces( on Progskeet ). E3 has it's "bundle" specially for PS3 - Youtube/google it. I'm not allowed to post links yet.