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Post By BahumatLord
Switching From Kmeaw to Rebug, Any Risks?
Switching From Kmeaw to Rebug, Any Risks? –
Alright so I setup my PS3 with Kmeaw and I think I would like to give Rebug a try. I am just curious if I will lose anything or be taking any risks that result in data loss by doing this? I plan to reflash to 3.55 OFW and then flash again with Rebug CFW. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
People recommend to go back to 3.55 OFW first but I've switched between multiple CFW's without a problem. Nothing will go wrong either way.
That's not entirely true. If you've replaced anything in your flash manually, then you probably NEED to go back to official before installing a new custom to ensure all files are restored correctly. Rebug probably has anything and everything you would have patched anyway. I had an issue a while back trying to install Rebug through recovery menu. It kept wanting to install 3.15 which is the stock firmware for my console even though I was going from 3.55 official to 3.55.2 rebug. Could have just been a glitch with my system, but I got it working by just installing from the update menu in the xmb in case you run across it as well.
i installed rebug over wutang/geohot in the first time
I went ahead and flashed to Rebug and then the .6 rebug update. All went well and I don't see any problems so far. I'm going to try and transfer some packages over FTP and see if I can't install them that way. If I could get rid of this USB Key trouble I will be one happy camper. Thank you so much for the advice
I was under the impression that when you install firmware, it wipes the contents and then installs the new firmware unless you are patching the firmware. Even with manual changes, if you are able to install OFW you should be able to install CFW and start new.
Originally Posted by BahumatLord
Yes and no. The ps3 is a little funny especially when it comes to the firmware updates. It's technically a computer, but doesn't operate exactly like a computer would. They don't always replace every single file of the operating system. Especially if you've done a little hack of something in the flash which doesn't amount to more than a few bytes. Even if the update was designed to replace this file, it may get overlooked if the file is there and the same size even though it's been changed. Also when doing some pkg installs or ftp transfers, you'll notice that especially with smaller files, sometimes they tend to get skipped or improperly transferred when replacing existing files. This may not happen on every system but just the fact that it does happen at all should be enough incentive to go back to official before installing a new custom since you're dealing with the operating system of your ps3. It only takes another 5 minutes or you could brick your system and go through the headache and several hours of restoring your system. Personally, I'd rather take the extra 5 minutes
Originally Posted by Mathematician
Thanks for the information! While I do computer tech stuff, the information I know on the PS3 is limited to what I read and what I can put together from what I read.