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PS3 3.41 FIRMWARE DONGLE STILL NEEDED?
PS3 3.41 FIRMWARE DONGLE STILL NEEDED? –
Do i need to purchase a dongle still with 3.41 firmware or can i put special firmware on like i would do if i was putting special firmware on 3.55.Any links or advice appreicated.
do you want to update it to CFW 3.55 ? is that what you mean ?
I kept my dongle (blackcat USB). Did some childish programming on it, making the LEDs do certain patterns and making a PC do weird things when you plug it in. Stupid shit to pass the time in programming class
But anyway, back on topic. There is no real reason you should keep it. On the other hand, there is no real reason why you should throw it out.
You can use hermes for 3.41 or upgrade to kmeaw/rebug 3.55.1 both are REALLY stable but if your looking for discless then stick with 3.41
Want to stick with 3.41 looking 4 diskless play,somebodys mentioned hermes to me b4,i dont need the dongle for this ? Hermes is like Kmeaw a form of special firmware ? Any links or tutorials available thx in advance
I'm on 3.55 Kmeaw CFW and i am still able to have discless play on most of my 93 games. 3.55 is far better than being on 3.41!
You don't need a dongle for 3.41 anymore. You can run MFW, or Hermes, or Rebirth on 3.41.
Then you can just run the dongle files.
This gives you more flexibility than 3.55 because:
1. You don't have to sign eboots.
2. You have full fself support
3. You have full (instead of partial) PL3 support.
So I would stay on 3.41 and run either MFW Builder v2 or Rebirth along with Kmeaw's PL3 (or Hermes payload v4d if you prefer that.)
http://psx-scene.com/forums/f6/custo...ncluded-77737/ (Custom Firmware 3.41 HERMES (payload v4 included))
Heres the link to the original release post. Read up on that to bring yourself up to par. Note since original release there have been no known reports of bricking with Hermes and I believe its been tested on most models if not all. But do some reading to make yourself feel more comfortable.
You will want to locate payload 4D as well. I would use the 2nd link to locate the CFW download and the most recent payload 4D.
After that its easy cheese, do the update just like you normally would via storage media. Install the PKG for the payload. Then just launch the payload when you startup the ps3 each time (their will be an icon in your game section) or get Hmanager which is a great backup manager and it auto-loads the payload while loading your game backup manager so you skip a step.
Have fun! Enjoy! I was on Hermes since January. It was friggin awesome. I recently upgraded and I still like 3.55 Kmeaw but I had to find a few more alternate ways to play discless sometimes since the compatibility dropped a bit for that.
As far as I know, my ps3 has never had an undetected error.
1. with this task (patch_vsh.tcl - tasks in PS3MFW Framework - git-hacks.com) and mfw you dont need to sign any apps with 3.41 or 3.55 (or any other lower firmware for that matter)
Originally Posted by norain
2. why would you want fself support if you dont even need to sign apps?
3. the only real reason for pl3 was for game compatibility and i have not suffered any problems with that from 3.41 to 3.55, in fact 3.55 actually has better compatibility with newer games because it has the newer keys. (no need to patch eboot.bin's, etc)
only reason to stay on 3.41 is to test lv2 hacks with a dongle without the risk of bricking your console.
No discless compat is REALLY high with hermes 3.41 cfw
Originally Posted by afiser