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@shtonkalot--I also have a nano 1G and it's really very easy to jb. Are you sure you're power cycling the PS3 before JB'ing?
1) Turn off power switch(for FAT) at the back or unplug from wall for slim.
2) Connect your nano, turn it on to come to IPL menu
3) Turn on switch/plug in wall your PS3
4) A. For PL3 payloads, select/click and immediately hit power>eject while the progress bar is active.
B. For Hermes, just select a payload..let rockbox screen load..and do the power>eject sequence.
PL3 payloads on nano 1G will always throw the "unkown USB device" message..that means it's WORKING!
Hermes will never show the "unknown USB device" message.
Power off the PS3... GOOD CATCH! That very well could be it.
Originally Posted by kumarab123
Thanks for all the help guys.
I have it working now!
I've been cycling power every time, off then on with the switch at the back.
Is there an issue with having another USB device plugged in at the same time?
I found success after disconnecting the ps3 controller.
If it wasn't that I just don't think I was hitting the power then eject quick enough.
Getting a little of topic...
Where can I learn about the different payloads I have to choose from?
I'm not sure what the differences are and which I should use. Hermes v4B has worked for installing my games, I have booted a couple and played one with no problems.
Do any of them make a difference for using game updates?
Thanks again for the help, very happy to have it working now.
Nice work on the installer DanyL
The controller was your issue. Didn't think to ask that either... from now on I ask the obvious questions first-- and risk offending someone. ;-)
Originally Posted by shtonkalot
As for payload options, there's really just two (three if you count XOEO's hybrid with the spoof of 3.50.)
You'll get really two different camps of people. The Hermese folks and the PL3 folks... to be up front, I fall into the PL3 camp, so my response should be read as such. ;-)
Mainly there are PL3 and Hermes payloads. They have pretty much the same features as far as I can tell. It USED to be that Hermese payloads had better compatability-- but I personally don't think that's accurate any more PL3 runs everything I throw at it that works in the PSJBCL (jailbreak compatability list) that I have. (with the exception of the COD games, none work on either... It's called the "black screen" and a few games do that.)
Hermese payloads offer one option that isn't in the default PL3 payloads. Peek and Poke. That's for a good reason, IMHO, games and homebrew have the ability to make "changes" to the GAMEOS as they see fit with this feature... sounds like a good thing on the surface.
But, considering the addresses for features are different between firmware versions. An app could potentially poke the wrong address and seem to simply not work. No big deal, you go on and forget about it... then later a game or OS feature calls a syscall that was at that address and things get "funky" or even crash.
My personal opinion is that THIS is where people that complain about "stability" of hermes or PL3 are having their stability problems, and it's really NEITHER payloads fault.
The one concern I have about Peek and poke is that applications can change memory that shouldn't be changed by applications running under gameos (mainly gameos itself), but then those changes run as the OS. I personally think it's only a matter of time before some bone head writes a trojan to wipe some people's flash. (Yes, I know it's not possible to write to the flash--- YET.) Maybe it won't do it immediately when you load the homebrew... especially if they are not idiots about it.
Now, XOEO's payload is supposed to be a combination between PL3 and hermes's payloads with the added benefit of spoofing the system into believing you are running FW3.50. It tricks the FW checks to not display the error messages--- BUT DOESN'T DECRYPT 3.50 GAMES LIKE GTA 5.
As for PL3, the updates come fairly rapidly. Some aren't updates everyone is interested in (like the recent ones) but all are propelling the scene forward, IMHO. Also, kakaroto is against piracy (but I don't know nessisarily that translates into being against "backups" like some people say.) so he's not going to go around helping people to play games they downloaded from "torr3ntz-iz-us.com" also, I'm pretty sure you'll never see a PSN patch in PL3 itself when/if one comes out again because while backups COULD have a useful legal purpose... connecting to another companies private network expressly against thier policies against their consent is not in a gray area. But some enterprising hacker will likely come up with a payload for that like XOEO did and EvilSperm did.
Hope that (long) explaination helps.
That was mega helpful CrashSerious.
Thanks for taking the time to give a great explanation.
Every thread I looked at about the differences was basically a flamewar.
I don't think it will make much difference to me at the moment whatever I use.
Glad you sorted it out, and yes..no other USB device should be connected while you're JB'ing.
As for choice of payload. I have used both PL3 and Hermes for sometime now. The compatibility with backups/homebrew seems to be more or less the same. PL3 seems a bit unstable with random lockups, XMB freezes etc. I'm talking about the default payload mind you, I have no idea how the NUS version behaves.
Hermes v4b simply works. Its future does look a little bleak though.
Hey guys, yes, if you are using PL3 (or hermes) personally I think the best way is to push the button on Ipod to load the payload, then immediately after hitting that to load hit power and then eject. Just hit the buttons quickly in a row, 1, 2, 3. I keep the Ipod up next to the power button so I can hit them all very quickly in sequence. Everyone seems to have their method.
I would also suggest maybe try to find a video on youtube where you can see how someone presses the buttons.
You probably are hitting the buttons too slowly. If your PS3 boots up normally speed wise, you aren't hitting the eject quickly enough after hitting power. You will see the PS3 delay to boot whether it JBs or not if you hit power and eject right.
Make sure you hit the power switch on PS3 or unplug and replug power every time. Also completely reset the Ipod back to the payload menu everytime. And unplug and replug Ipod from USB, you guessed it, every time. Thats all the advice I can give. Good luck.
Last edited by 315Groove; 12-01-2010 at 08:59 AM.
Downgrade is right behind the corner ... i hope we'll get it too in some days
It is and I'm sure we will.
Originally Posted by psychodelic
Well, the scene is born some month ago... I trust in time