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Noob/New Setup... –
I am new to the PS3 Jailbreak scene and I want to setup my system right.
I just ordered a 120 GB CECH-2001A PS3 that still has the original manufacture shipped firmware installed.
I don't know what is currently possible.
I am looking to use this system to:
Backup/play games from the hard drive (primay purpose)
Access the Playstation Store for DLC (if possible)
Stream Netflix (if possible)
I have read but not sure if I understood correctly that this could be accomplished using:
- Install 3.55 OFW
- Install Kmeaw 3.55 CFW
- Multiman Backup Manager
I have also read about the E3 Flasher but not quite sure what it's purpose is. I read that it can be used as a safe guard to keep you from bricking the PS3 as well as allowing you to dual boot.
What does the E3 Flasher actually do?
Does it create a bridge to a second BIOS chip?
*Should I order an E3 Flasher?
What size hard drive is adequate to store the backup games on?
Is it better to have the games on the system hard drive or usb attached hard drive?
Thanks for your help ahead of time.
If the console is on 3.55 or below then yes, install 3.55 OFW then Kmeaw CFW and install the latest Multiman.
E3 flasher's main purpose is to downgrade eg. if you're on 3.56 and above but you can also use it to un-brick, that's all I'll say about it because I'm not 100% sure on other features.
PSN access is rarely available but it does happen every now and then, but you can use ReactPSN to get ALOT of dlc and other psn stuff.
You can probably get away with 120gb internal but the bigger the better, using an external to keep you're backups on is probably easier and you can get them as hi 3tb's while internals are really only at 1tb(can be higher but not recommended) and they can be very pricey
How much room does a typical backup take?
Originally Posted by Shaitan
Yeah I realize that one of it's purposes is to downgrade from OFW 4.11 and below however there is a lot of talk about it's dual boot capabilities. I'm assuming the way it works is the BIOS chip on the board holds the OFW and the BIOS chip that the E3 Flasher bridges to the board holds the CFW that way there is no risk of bricking the on board firmware. I am framiliar with how computers work so I'm assuming that this is a similar concept.
Around 5gb, but can be as high as 45gb
If you just ordered the PS3, you may have trouble downgrading the firmware. You can only downgrade to the version that was installed at the factory. There are no new PS3 shipping with 3.55.
I know your intensions were good but I did say that I purchased a 120 GB model CECH-2001A which they don't produce any more. I did research what is needed inorder to make something like this work.
Originally Posted by bwahlberg