Please Help, need some advice! CECHP03 160GB on 3.72 OFW
I have just obtained a fat ps3 160gb through a friend for my 5 yr old son. I have always been into the homebrew scene on the xbox and wii without struggling much with any softmodding, copying correct files to usb and drive flashing.
However, I'm pretty new to the ps3 scene. I have spent some time reading and grabbing some essential files whilst learning in the short time I've had.
How can I proceed to get a CFW and homebrew installed?
1) This model is stock and has never been tampered/modded, yet unfortunately it's on a 3.72 OFW. I understand u need to get to 3.41/3.55 to install a CFW, leaving me with the need to downgrade through a e3 physical flashing chip or alternative hardware ?? Ideally If there is a way to do this with a softmod option it would be best or could I upgrade to the latest and get more luck? I notice that there is new CFW 4.25 and 4.30 etc. Is it possible to update the OFW then put one of these new CFW's on?
2) The bluray drives does not read discs hardly I have been told. So I'm hoping I can use a usb device for storage and bypass the bluray drive.
3) It's the fat "CECHP03" model it says near the serial.
Any advice highly and kindly appreciated to help keep my boy happy and stop me from risking bricking the console.