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Replacing HDD in Kmeaw's CFW
Replacing HDD in Kmeaw's CFW –
I am going to upgrade my hdd on my Kmeaw CFW PS3 and I have a question on which update PUP to use.
When I am in the PS3 recovery menu (where you install the 3.55 update PUP on a new HDD), should I use the Kmeaw's CFW 3.55 PUP or the original PS3 3.55 PUP first then Kmeaw's CFW?
I think you might be a bit confused.. and if you're not, then I certainly am.
You don't install the updates to the HDD, they are flashed to the PS3 itself.. replacing the HDD will not affect the Jailbroken status of your PS3 and so you shouldn't need to re-apply the CFW when you replace the HDD.
In the past when I replaced the internal hdd, the PS3 didn't recognize my hdd and I had to install the current PUP file (on 3.41, I used the original PUP 3.41 to install the system files).
I am thinking when I replace the HDD again, the PS3 wont recognize my hdd and I will have to re-install the PUP file. My question is should I use the original 3.55 PUP file or should I use my Kmeaw CFW 3.55 file?
I replaced my harddrive on the same firmware as you. Once you swap the harddrives and turn on the ps3 all you will need to do is format the new hd but this will not effect the firmware. Hope this helps!
I thought part of the firmware was installed on the HDD on newer consoles?
The New PS3 NAND(well...not that new!) is 16 MB, compared to the original 256...how the hell are you going to fit a 170MB Update file in there?
The PS3 uses the HDD to store some firmware data, and when you replace that firmware, it ask you for the original or later Firmware Update in order to install those missing files that were on the HDD that you replaced.
As for the OP's question.....I would revert to OFW using recovery, and then change the HDD, use the OFW update and after it installs everything, then you install Kmeaw's CFW all over again, just to play it safe.
I did the same thing yesterday.
Slim 160gb PAL
I was on Kmeaw before replacing hard drive.
1) backup any data you want to keep
2) turn off and replace drive
3) re-install Kmeaw from USB in recovery
4) re-install any pkg's you were using before
Hope this helps!
Great thanks for the help. I am going to replace my drive once the backup process is complete(Its taking forever)
Do not restore a backup from a different firmware version. Run the backup, change the drive then once the system is running and the restore is complete then you can change the firmware.
I am almost doing the same steps..
Originally Posted by drasim
1) backup any data you want to keep -> done with backup utility
2) turn off and replace drive -> done
3) reinstalled OFW -> done, worked fine
4) re-install Kmeaw from USB in recovery -> done, worked fine
And now I want to run the backup utility to restore the backup I've made with CFW KMEAW 3.55
Hope it will work
Update: Backup Utility (restore) worked OK! But damn, that took long! almost 4,5 hours instead of the calculated 1 hour and 50mins :P
Last edited by DeathByte; 01-28-2011 at 06:43 PM.