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Upgrade HDD While Jailbroken
Upgrade HDD While Jailbroken –
I've done some looking around and am still confused...
I'm currently on kmeaw 3.55 and have a bunch of pkgs installed and a couple of backups...my question is, if i upgrade my stock 80gb hdd what is the best course of action....
how should i go about backing up the old hdd so that when i put my new one in it will be as if nothing ever changed except the size of the drive...thanks for any help
Use the Backup Utility. Once you're done with your backup, reinstall 3.55 OFW via recovery. Upgrade the HDD (will ask for 3.55 OFW as part of the installation process). Once upgraded, reinstall 3.55 kmeaw via recovery and then restore your backup.
thanks a lot
just to make sure before i do all that...
i wont have to reinstall things and start from square one will i?
Shouldn't have to. The backup utility will backup all of your games off the internal HDD and all your game saves. You should be just fine.
Is going back to OFW necessary in this case? Can't you simple upgrade straight with kmeaw or is that untested?
Untested / unsafe. Better just to go back to OFW as it's just a matter of reinstalling in recovery.
I upgraded my HDD a couple days ago while it was modded with kmeaw 3.55 CFW. All you have to do is have the kmeaw 3.55 CFW on a flash drive when you restart the PS3 after installing the new HDD and it will ask for that firmware. Just hit x while the flash drive is plugged in and it will restore the CFW. After that, just restore your backed up data and you are set.
I see that chesh recommends restoring OFW first. I did not do that, i just restored the kmeaw CFW when I reloaded the firmware after upgrading the HDD. You may want to follow what he advises, but I do know that I had no issues restoring CFW. Perhaps that is not as safe though.
I just installled new Hdd into two machines on Wutangrza and Geo... i was willing to reinstall everything due to wanting to remove all the movies and music to external drives seeing backups work better from internal. Everything went fine. I have already reinstalled Multiman, Snes and Genisis emulators. No problems to report.