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Two HDD (one with 3.41 and other with latest firmware)?
Two HDD (one with 3.41 and other with latest firmware)? –
And what about having two PS3 hard drives? one with Jailbreak and Backup Manager, and the one wich cames with the console intact? What i want to mean is if it's possible to whenever i want to play original games and go to PSN to play online or so, i use the original hdd...and then if i want to play backups i swap the hdd for a different one with jailbreak and backup manager... In this case it would be possible to always update our original hdd with the newest firmware and use the second hdd with 3.41?
My doubt is if the firmware is installed on the HDD or not... Because from what i was able to understand from an youtube explanatory video, the firmware gets installed on the hdd...
Taken from youtube explaining what to do if the console won't start when changing the HDD... And the good news is that you don't need to go online and download the latest version (3.42) because you an always download the 3.41 version from other sites...
"NOTE: When you start up the system for the first time with the new hard drive installed, you'll get a message saying "The system software cannot be run correctly". Don't panic.
Here's what you must do: Get a USB memory stick, put it into your computer. On that USB stick, create a folder and name it PS3 (with all caps like that). Then, make another folder within the PS3 folder and name that UPDATE.
Go to the Sony website and find the latest firmware update, which is currently 3.0. It's easy to find on the website. Then simply download it into the UPDATE folder. Once that is done, take the memory stick out and pop it into your PS3. Then press and hold the START and SELECT buttons at the same time on the controller and the system will locate the update! From there it's all straight forward."
A quick answer: Forget it, it doesn't work.
from other site i get this explanation...
When you turn the power on you will be asked to connect a controller using a USB cable and press the PS button. At this point you will get a message saying the following:
The system software cannot be run correctly. Press the PS button to try to restart the system.
If the system cannot be restarted, the system partition of the hard disk must be reformatted and you must reinstall the system software.
Insert storage media that contains update date of version 2.70 or later, and then press the START and SELECT buttons as the same time.
For information on how to obtain update data, refer to the SCE Web site for your region.
NOTE: Most sites offering upgrade advise skip this section, hence my post so pay heed to the following section
If you do press the PS button you will end up in a feedback look unless you connect a USB drive with the v2.70 firmware to the PS3. You can't just copy the file over to the USB drive. That would be too easy. No, you must create a folder on the USB stick called PS3 and then another folder in that called UPDATE and place the firmware file in there in order for the PS3 to read it. Do this now and press START and SELECT.
If you don't create the USB directory exactly like that, you will get the following message:
No applicable update data was found.
Insert storage media that contains update data of version 2.70 or later, and then press the START and SELECT buttons at the same time.
Now that you've done that, and followed the onscreen instructions to format the new drive (we want to do this) we can start the next long part of the process.
Most likely your PS3 asked you to agree to installing the new firmware, and then it automatically restarted itself when you agreed to the terms and conditions. Select your language of choice. If you have an HDMI connection the PS3 will detect it automatically and ask you to switch to the optimal settings - agree to this.
So, if it's saying that it's needed to install the firmware, maybe it is because it gts installed on the hdd?
It doesn't work, trust us. Firmware is stored on the flash ROM, not the had drive. If you have 3.42 and you put in a new hard drive, you need to put 3.42 on that hard drive too. Period.
i have 3.41.... you're saying that the same firmware must be on both drives... so if we pick up a new drive and put with the same version (3.41) than the original one...until here as far i understood from what you said it's possible. what it isn't possible is to have one with 3.41 and other one with a different version... so here comes a new question... even having the same firmware on both drives...is it safe to play backup games on the second drive and keep playing original without updating the firmware on the original drive? but where those logs that Sony can acess to see which games we are playing are stored? on the hard drive or in the flash memory? because if the logs are store on the hard drive we didn't need to get afraid off eventually being caught on a "wave ban" like Xbox users did...if we use one just for backups and the other to originals... and then we could keep going on... once the 3.42 gets hacked we could upgrade both drives and so on... So the real question right now is Where does the logs that Sony could use are stored? Flash memor or HDD?
I dont think you understand what people are saying.
THE HARDRIVE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE FIRMWARE.
Firmware is stored on the console itself not the hard drive so even if you get a new hardrive your firmware will be same.
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Now I think it is you who missed the new point of Drulo's altered proposition.
Originally Posted by liamc3000
He is no longer speaking of switching back and forth between two different firmwares.
Instead he is speaking of switching back and forth between using two HDDs, both being used with the same firmware, which for the present would be 3.41. One HDD would be used for backup playing, with installed games on it, while the other would be used only for Sony-approved activities.
But the big question here, as I see it, is whether or not the PS3 will accept any switch between HDDs without demanding a reformat of the newly inserted one, each time ?
If not, so it does demand reformat on each HDD-swap occasion, that is a complete show-stopper for such HDD-swap usage, as this would destroy all content each time.
And another relevant issue (included in his questions) is whether the activity logs are stored on HDD or in flash memory. In the latter case the method could still lead to banning, even if all other aspects of it worked fine (which I doubt).
Best regards: dlanor
What's the point? You can't go online with 3.41 anyway.. unless he's assuming that someone is going to make the exploit work on 3.42, which seems unlikely.
A PS3 slim is a different story. The firmware update is stored on the hard drive due to the fact that they have smaller NVRAM onboard compared to PS3 Fats. When you install a brand new drive on a ps3 slim it requires downloaded firmware to be put on a usbkey in order to format and setup the system. So theoretically you could technically have 2 different firmwares on different drives, however you will have to reflash it with the same firmware each time you swap the drive.
I tried putting my original drive back into the system after attemping to install a new blank one, and it asked me to reflash it with the same firmware that was on it.
not very convenient.