Just bought my first ps3 looking for the kindness of backup community to help me
First some background on me. I haven't owned a console since super nintendo. I have been a PC gamer since then. After seeing all this news about custom firmware for 3.55 on the ps3 that allows you to run any program and rip backups of ps3 games to the internal hard drive and play games off the hard drive as well as homebrew games found online I decided to go ahead on ebay and buy a ps3 with firmware 3.55 in it.
Now I got this ps3 and silly me i have no freaking clue how to even put a custom firmware on it let alone start ripping games and playing them off the hdd (this is only to protect the original disc from getting scratches i of course will own anything i backup)
Can anyone here help out a poor guy with a fresh 3.55 ps3 get it all nice and running for backups and homebrews. I will not forget your kindness in helping me and I will pass the knowledge on to the newbies that come after me and give back to the community as much as i possibly can.
Thank you all for your time in heelping me. I appreciate it more then anything.
Edit: I dont need PSN to be working. The console is going to be used for single player rpg;s like FFVII (just an example of type of games ill be playing on it) so i dont need any more steps of complication to get psn working just need the backup and booting of backups and homebrews to be working.