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    The New PS3 Hacking Thread

    Your PS3 can only be hacked if it is on firmware 3.55 or below. If it is on 3.56 or higher, you are out of luck until a new exploit comes about. There are two methods to which you can hack your PS3. You can do that by installing a custom firmware (fw 3.41 and 3.55 only) or by using the traditional USB dongle. (fw 3.41 and below)

    Index

    -The Basics
    --Custom Firmware Installation (fw 3.41 & 3.55)
    --USB Dongles (fw 3.41 & Below)

    -After Hacking Your PS3
    --Installing Homebrew & package files
    --Using Backup Managers
    --Transferring files from the PC to the PS3
    --Prepping Games For Play

    -Downgrading
    --Downgrading Your PS3
    --Restoring Bluray Movie Playback (256MB Phats)

    -Service Mode Related
    --Marrying Bluray drives to a different PS3
    --Unbricking your soft bricked PS3 (Follow the steps for Downgrading - same process)
    --Unbricking any bricked PS3 using a NAND Flasher

    -Recovery Menu Related
    --Updating Firmware Through Recovery

    Spoiler for The Old Guide:

    Sony is handing out bans for 3.55 CFW users. Do not access the PSN if you are on 3.55! If you get the 8002A227 error, you are banned.

    I feel that there should be an index of sorts instead of gradual updates like we do in the other thread. It will be a WIP for a couple days. If anyone would like to write up a section or two, feel free.

    Spoiler for Table of Contents:

    I. The Basics
    II. Installing Custom Firmware
    III. Jailbreaking
    IV. Downgrading
    V. Installing Homebrew
    VI. Backup Managers
    VII. Prepping Games Requiring 3.42+ For 3.41
    VIII. Unbricking


    The Basics

    Playstation 3 consoles can be hacked regardless of model and firmware version. (As of writing, 3.55 is the latest OFW and CFW available) There are two approaches to hacking your PS3 - using the traditional jailbreak method or by installing a custom firmware on top of the official firmware.

    Both methods allow you to play homebrew and games. However, the advantage to using the latest custom firmware is that it allows you to access the PSN as well as play the newer games without having to patch them.

    Installing Custom Firmware

    There are only two firmwares in which custom firmware may be used. That is version 3.41 and 3.55. Other firmwares can be supported by custom firmware but it will have to be coded. Custom firmware allows you to install and run homebrew, play games and if the latest firmware, access the PSN.

    In order to install the custom firmware, you will need an external device that is readable by the PS3. (In order words, one that is fat32 formatted and has at least 256MB of RAM to hold the update) Updates are preformed via the System Update firmware of the PS3.

    Firmware updates are released in the form of patches. You must apply this patch to an official update and it will produce the installable custom firmware update. You can do this if you are adept or find an already compiled update. (http://ps3-hacks.com)

    When you get your compiled update, move the .PUP file to /PS3/UPDATE on your external device. It must be named as 'PS3UPDAT.PUP' in order for it to be recognized by the PS3. From there, insert your device into your PS3 and update your PS3 via Settings > System Update> Update From Storage Media. Let the update runs its course. Once the PS3 reboots, you are set.

    Spoiler for Available Custom Firmwares:


    kmeaw: For 3.55 only - peek/poke - Allows unsigned packages. (.elf must be 3.55 signed) - http://www.ps3-hacks.com/file/267

    Wutangrza: For 3.55 only - peek/poke - No option to install packages. (Install geohot's firmware on top, will allow 3.55 signed packages) - http://www.ps3-hacks.com/file/264

    Hermes: For 3.41 only - peek/poke - http://www.ps3-hacks.com/file/270

    Waninkoko: For 3.55 only - peek/poke - Allows unsigned packages. HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PERMANENTLY BRICK YOUR PS3. STAY AWAY - GO KMEAW!

    geohot: For 3.55 only - Allows 3.55 signed packages only.


    There are so many custom firmwares available for 3.55. Each is tailored to enable specific features. If you want the whole she-bang, use kmeaw's firmware. Your only choice to use on 3.41 is Hermes firmware.

    Jailbreaking

    If you are firmware 3.41 and you wish to use the traditional method, that is still available for you. However, the difference between jailbreaking and custom firmware is that you need a USB device specifically programmed to jailbreak your PS3. The device is required every time you wish to jailbreak the console.

    The good thing about using the traditional method is that your device can double as a device to downgrade your PS3 and save it from semi-bricks if it ever occurs.

    There are several USB dongles and other electronics such as phones, iPods, etc. that can be used to jailbreak your PS3. Do your research and find which one is feasible for you. Below will be an index of popular dongles and devices available.

    See here for all devices & payloads: http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=ps3hex.html

    Downgrading

    DOWNGRADING IS NOT POSSIBLE ON SLIMS THAT CAME WITH 3.50 OUT OF THE BOX. IF YOU ATTEMPT A DOWNGRADE, YOU WILL PERMANENTLY BRICK IT!

    Downgrading your PS3 is only possible if you have a USB device that can be used to jailbreak your PS3. Nearly every single vendor / developer has released a downgrade payload if one for jailbreak has been released. Those payloads are available above. You will also need a separate external device for the downgrade files.

    You can only downgrade your PS3 as far as the firmware that it came out of the box with. Downgrading below that firmware will result in a semi-brick and you will have to reinstall by repeating the downgrade process again. In Addition, there are a few special procedures depending on what console you are using.

    Spoiler for Downgrade Files:


    Downgrader Files For All Firmwares:

    3.55 : http://www.ps3-hacks.com/file/256 (If your console came with 3.41, you will have to reinstall the regular 3.41 after the downgrade via the same process. If not, grab a firmware below 3.41 as you will need to repeat the downgrade process again)

    3.50 : http://www.ps3-hacks.com/file/215 (Use this firmware update with your device. You will still need the lv2.diag files from any downgrader released thus far)

    3.42 :

    3.41 or lower : Use any firmware update as far back as your console's starting firmware. You can use the same lv2.diag files as they are the same.


    Spoiler for Downgrade Process:


    X. For Phat PS3 users, you will have to backup the Bluray updates stored on the PS3 or know the latest BluRay that has been played. If you downgrade without this information or files, you will lose Bluray movie permanently. For the list of methods for retrieving this, see here.

    X-2. Find a standard USB cable that can fit the Sixaxis. You will need it because you will have to setup your PS3 from factory again.

    1. Prepare your USB device so that it has a downgrade (service/factory mode) payload installed.

    2. Place the 'PS3UPDAT.PUP' file from the download to the root of your second USB device. Place the 'lv2.diag' file from the FILE1 folder on the root as well.

    3. Place the USB devices based on your PS3. On Slims and Phats with 2 USB ports, the dongle goes in the left USB port, the second device with the files goes on the right. On Phats with 4 USB ports, I believe that the USB dongle is the second port and the USB device is the fourth.

    4. Turn on the PS3 as if you are jailbreaking it. (Cut the power, put it back on, hit power then eject. Signified by beep, double beep)

    5. The PS3 will turn and your devices will receive activity. Leave them until your PS3 turns off.

    6. Turn on your PS3 normally. At this time, the downgrade process will begin. The PS3 will shutdown when its done again.

    7. Take out the USB device containing the files and connect it back to the computer. From there, take the 'lv2.diag' file from FILE2, and overwrite the one already on the device.

    8. Place it back in the same USB port and turn on the PS3 normally. It will boot and shutdown. When it does, remove the USB and boot again. It will normally boot.

    9. Reset settings as necessary.

    10. (3.55 Downgrade Users) You will have to repeat the downgrade process again as the PS3 is telling itself it is version 3.56. Repeat the downgrade process again but use any PS3 firmware update (as your console allows) and downgrade to that. From there, you can stay put or upgrade back to 3.41.

    11. Restore your Bluray movie playback if necessary.


    Installing Homebrew

    Homebrew (and backup managers) are compiled in .pkg format and must be installed from an external device. There are some prerequisites for homebrew depending on what firmware you are on.

    Installing packages is the same process across firmwares. If your firmwares has package support enabled, you will install them from the 'Install Package Files' option under GAME. Package files go on the USB device at the root.

    Installed homebrew will be under the GAME category. Stealth homebrew will have the name of a retail game to keep you safe from a console ban.

    If jailbroken on 3.41 or lower, you will be allowed to install any unsigned package.

    If on kmeaw's or Waninkoko's firmware already, you will need to have the .ELF part of the .pkg file signed for 3.55. Packages that are entirely signed for 3.55 will work as well.

    If on Wutangrza's or gehot's firmware, you will need packages fully signed for 3.55.

    Backup Managers

    Backup managers are available for every firmware. They still need to be signed as necessary in order for them to install and be ran. At a minimum, backup managers allow you to rip and run games that are stored on the PS3's internal drive or an external device. Some managers have extra features such as a FTP server, Bluray movie file player, etc.

    Backup managers are launched the same way as homebrew. From there, you will be able to do as you please. When launching games, keep in mind that you may need a Bluray game in order for your backup to launch.

    For games that can be ran discless, your firmware must show the /APP_HOME/PS3_GAME/ directory under GAME. If it does, you launch your game from there. If it blackscreens, reboot and play it using a disc inserted. (Launch games using the Bluray disc icon)

    Spoiler for List of available backup managers:


    Rogero: here
    MultiMAN: here
    Gaia Manager: here


    Transferring Games Between PS3 & PC

    For those who want to backup their games to the PS3 or obtain them from an outside source, there are various ways to transfer games between the two mediums.

    A. Via External Device

    If you have an external hard drive, you can dump the games in the appropriate directory (as set by your backup manager) and be able to transfer them to the internal hard drive of the PS3. Some games that have files 4GB+ will not be able to fit on a fat32 formatted device. Therefore, you must transfer them using FTP or by splitting those files first. Several tools are available for you to do this. In some cases, you may have to transfer the game to the external, then to the internal PS3 drive and back for it to function properly.

    B. Via FTP

    If you can directly connect to your PS3, you can transfer games to the PS3's internal hard drive. To do this, you will need the following:

    A. Blackbox's FTP server (http://sksapps.com/ps3/misc/Blackb0x...ver%20v1.2.rar) or a Backup Manager with FTP support enabled.

    B. A FTP Client. Filezilla or FlashFXP. I use Filezilla with the occasional problems.

    Once you have everything installed on both the PS3 and PC, launch the ftp server or boot into that backup manager. Once booted, the application will give you the IP address to the PS3.

    On the client, enter this IP Address and connect. There is no username or password. Once connected, you will see folders. Find the one that says /dev_hdd0/. From there, you will have to navigate to the directory (as per your backup manager) to where games are stored. From there, you will be able to transfer the game over.

    Prepping Games (3.42+) For 3.41

    If you have decided to stay on firmware 3.41, you will realize that none of the newer games that require 3.42 or higher will launch for you. This is because Sony introduced new keys to the firmware at 3.42 that the PS3 doesn't know how to interpret at 3.41. Your two solutions will be to edit the game files or upgrade to a 3.55 custom firmware.

    Not all games and their updates will work so be aware of that.

    Method For Games Requiring 3.42

    Method For Games Requiring 3.50 + 3.55

    Unbricking

    You can only unbrick your PS3 if it is semi-bricked. The process of unbricking follows the same tutorials as downgrading. See that section above for more details.

    If your console is fully bricked, you will need an external NAND / NOR flasher and a backup of your PS3's NAND in order to unbrick it.

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    Custom Firmware Installation (fw 3.41 & 3.55)

    The easiest and most cost effective way to hack your PS3 is by installing a custom firmware to it. (Since everything is done on the system) Custom firmwares have only been released for firmware 3.41 and 3.55. You will only need an external USB device formatted as FAT32.

    As of March 15, 2011, the recommended custom firmware to use is the one released by PS3ITA. It is for firmware 3.55 and is based off kmeaw's firmware. The advantage to using this firmware is that PSN access is integrated directly into the firmware. (If it still works as of this post) All custom firmwares are installed in the same manner. Choose which custom firmware you want to install to your PS3 below:

    fw 3.55
    [PS3 ITA]* | [kmeaw] | [Waninkoko] | [Wutangrza] | [geohot]**


    *The PS3ITA firmware allows access to the PSN. You are risking a console ban by connecting using this firmware. Connect at your own risk!
    **geohot's firmware only allows for package files signed for 3.55 and homebrew only. It will not allow you to play downloaded games.


    fw 3.41
    [Hermes]

    Once you have selected the custom firmware that you want to use, you will have to prepare the PS3 and USB device for the installation.

    1. Upgrade the PS3 to the base firmware that the custom firmware uses. That is either 3.41 for Hermes or 3.55 for the rest. You can download the firmware updates here.

    2. Extract the official firmware .PUP file and move it to /PS3/UPDATE on your USB device and be sure that it is named 'PS3UPDAT'.

    3. Insert the USB device into your PS3 and ensure that it is detected.

    4. Go to the XMB, left to Settings, then up to select System Update. From there, select 'Update From Storage Device'.

    5. Wait for the PS3 to read the firmware. It will display the firmware version that you are updating to. Follow through with the update normally.

    6. When your console is restarted after the update, insert the USB device in your PC.

    7. Custom firmwares are prepared in the same manner. Extract the .PUP file of the custom firmware download and move it to /PS3/UPDATE.

    8. Repeat steps 3-5 above. Once the update is completed this time, you should see two new options under GAME depending on the firmware installed.

    That's it, you are done. You can continue to Installing Homebrew/Package Files or go back to the index page.
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    USB Dongles (fw 3.41 & below)

    If you are firmware 3.41 and you wish to use the traditional method, that is still available for you. However, the difference between jailbreaking and custom firmware is that you need a USB device specifically programmed to jailbreak your PS3. The device is required every time you wish to jailbreak the console.

    The good thing about using the traditional method is that your device can double as a device to downgrade your PS3 and save it from semi-bricks if it ever occurs.

    There are several USB dongles and other electronics such as phones, iPods, etc. that can be used to jailbreak your PS3. Do your research and find which one is feasible for you. Below will be an index of popular dongles and devices available.

    See here for all devices & payloads: http://sksapps.com/index.php?page=ps3hex.html

    From there, you can search for tutorials to specifically set up that device as each is different. Once setup, follow these steps to jailbreak the PS3:

    1) Plug in your prepared device into the PS3.
    2) Turn off the PS3, cut the power. From there, re-establish power and press the power, then eject button within 0.2 seconds.
    3) Once the PS3 boots, you are jailbroken.
    4) You can remove the USB device. However, you will need it to reboot back into the jailbroken state.
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    Installing Homebrew & Package Files

    Homebrew (and backup managers) are compiled in .pkg format and must be installed from an external USB device. Installing packages is the same process across firmwares. If your firmwares has package support enabled, you will install them from the 'Install Package Files' option under GAME. Package files go on the USB device at the root. Installed homebrew will be under the GAME category. Stealth homebrew will have the name of a retail game to keep you safe from a console ban.

    There are some prerequisites for homebrew depending on what firmware you are on:

    -If jailbroken on 3.41 or lower, you will be allowed to install any unsigned package.
    -If on kmeaw's or Waninkoko's firmware already, you will need to have the .ELF part of the .pkg file signed for 3.55. Packages that are entirely signed for 3.55 will work as well.
    -If on Wutangrza's or gehot's firmware, you will need packages fully signed for 3.55.

    You can find homebrew released for the PS3 here : http://www.ps3-hacks.com/category/10
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    Using Backup Managers

    Backup managers are available for every firmware and are installed and accessed in the same way as homebrew. At a minimum, backup managers allow you to rip and run games that are stored on the PS3's internal drive or an external device. Some managers have extra features such as a FTP server, Bluray movie file player, etc. You can find a list of the most common backup managers below:

    Spoiler for List of available backup managers:


    Rogero: here
    MultiMAN: here
    Gaia Manager: here


    Depending on the compatibility of the game, you will either need a bluray game in order to launch it or need to edit files so that it can run on your firmware. (Mostly for 3.41 users) In Addition, for games that can be ran without a disc, you firmware must show the /APP_HOME/PS3_GAME/ directory under GAME. If it does not, it will not be possible for you to launch your game. However, you can insert a Bluray game before loading the game and will be able to play in then. (Both methods are explained below)

    Discless Booting

    Most backup managers support the option to boot the game discless. Depending on your backup manager, the ways of enabling discless booting varies. (Read up on the documentation for your backup manager) Methods can range from setting a specific option in the configuration, choosing at a prompt when launching the game, booting directly or pressing an alternative method to launch the game discless.

    Booting W/ Disc Required

    If a disc is required to boot your game, you will need a Bluray game that can be read by the PS3 before you load your game. Again, your backup manager may handle disc required differently either via an option, button, prompt, etc. However, the idea behind it is to load the game and return back to the XMB. Once at the XMB, the game you want to play using the backup manager should be in the place of the Bluray disc.
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    Transferring Files Between PS3 & PC

    There are two methods in which you may transfer files to/from your PS3.

    Method 1 : Via FTP

    If your PS3 and PC are connected to the same network, you will be able to transfer files via FTP. You will need to download the OpenPS3FTP or Blackbox FTP Server homebrew and install it to your PS3. You may also use a backup manager that has FTP support enabled. On your PC, you will need a FTP client such as Filezilla or FlashFXP.

    When everything is installed, launch the FTP server on your PS3 and start your FTP client on the computer. On the PS3, your application should display the IP address that will be used to connect to it. In your client, enter the displayed IP address and the username & password. (Blackbox has none) Once connected, you will see every folder on the PS3's hard drive including the flash areas. To transfer files between the hard drive itself, navigate to the /dev_hdd0/ folder. Files and folders can be placed there.

    Method 2 : Via USB External Device

    Files can also be copied to the PS3 using your USB device. If you elect to use this method, you will need to install Comgenie's Awesome Filemanager or a backup manager that has a file manager included. When launched, you will be given two directory listings. On the left side are the Source directories or the directories you will be copying from. On the right side are the Destination directories.

    When you plugin your USB, it will appear as /dev_usb0/ or similar depending on how many devices are connected. To select the directories involved, you will have to navigate to that folder/file on both sides and select the appropriate action based on the list of commands on the bottom.
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    Prepping Games For Play

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    Downgrading Your PS3

    DOWNGRADING IS NOT POSSIBLE ON SLIMS THAT CAME WITH 3.50 OR HIGHER OUT OF THE BOX. IF YOU ATTEMPT A DOWNGRADE, YOU WILL PERMANENTLY BRICK IT!

    Downgrading your PS3 is only possible if you have a USB device that can be used to jailbreak your PS3. Nearly every single vendor / developer has released a downgrade payload if one for jailbreak has been released. Those payloads are available above. You will also need a separate external device for the downgrade files. You can only downgrade your PS3 as far as the firmware that it came out of the box with. Downgrading below that firmware will result in a semi-brick and you will have to reinstall by repeating the downgrade process again. In Addition, there are a few special procedures depending on what console you are using.

    -For Phat consoles, you will have to know the last Bluray movie title you played or backup the Bluray files. (If on custom firmware)
    -Get a USB cable that fits your controller. You will need it to setup the console again.
    - You will need a separate USB device on top of your USB dongle to downgrade the PS3.
    --Download the Downgrader Files for your firmware here: 3.55 | (Firmware 3.50) Download the 3.55 Downgrader files then replace 'PS3UPDAT.PUP with this one. | Use this FILE1/lv2.diag if you have a busted Bluray drive

    *If downgrading from 3.41, simply substitute the 'PS3UPDAT.PUP' file with any official firmware file.

    1) Extract the 'PS3UPDAT.PUP' file to the root of the USB device that will be housing the files.
    2) Extract the 'lv2diag.rar' file to a separate directory.
    3) Open the 'lv2diag.rar' file and you see two folders called 'FILE1' and 'FILE2'. Each contain a lv2diag.self that will be used for the downgrade. For the beginning of the downgrade, you will have to extract the lv2diag.self file from the FILE1 folder and move it to the root of your USB device.

    4) Prepare your other USB device with the necessary payload/setup to send the PS3 into Service Mode.
    5) Backup any files on the PS3 that you want to keep. Your hard drive will be formatted in the process and turn off the PS3.
    6) For Phats with 2 USB ports & Slims, place your USB downgrade device in the left USB port and your other one in the right one. For Phats with 4 USB ports, place them in the second and fourth ports.

    7) Cut the power to your PS3. (So that the red power light goes off) At this point, you will have to turn on the PS3 as if you are jailbreaking it. That is, you must turn on the power and press the Power, then eject button once the power light comes back on... All with 0.2 seconds.

    8) If successful, your USB devices & PS3 should power up and receive activity. Nothing will appear on your TV screen and your PS3 will automatically power off. When it does, turn it back on normally and leave it. Again, activity will show and your PS3 will power off when the downgrade process is done.

    9) When it does, remove the device that has the lv2diag.self file on it and replace it with the lv2diag.self file from the FILE2 folder. From there, plug it back in and turn on the PS3 normally. The PS3 will boot and power off automatically. When it does this time, remove both USB devices and power up normally.

    10) Setup your console again.

    11) If necessary, you will have to restore Bluray movie playback. 3.55 > 3.41 users, read below:

    12) You are not done yet with the downgrade as you are currently using a version of 3.41 that reports as 3.56. You will want to install a proper 3.41 firmware. Extract the 3.41 firmware download to your USB device replacing the old firmware. Then, repeat steps 6-10. When the firmware install is completed this time around, your PS3 will report as 3.41. If you do not want to be on 3.41, you can substitute it for any previous firmware provided that it is not lower than the firmware your PS3 came with out of the box.
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    Restoring Bluray Movie Playback (256MB Phats)

    After downgrading your 256MB NAND Phats, you will wind up with no Bluray playback as the area that contains the Bluray files is wiped and not updated again. In order to be able to play Bluray Movies again, you will have to restore it now that you are a firmware that can run homebrew. All possible methods available are detailed in this post below:

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/636453-post1.html
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    Marrying Bluray drives to a different PS3

    THIS WILL NOT WORK ON CONSOLES THAT HAVE FIRMWARE 3.56. YOU WILL BE STUCK IN SERVICE MODE FOREVER!

    In the event that you had to replace the Bluray drive of your PS3, you would have hoped to have a working logic board. If you did, you could easily do the swap. If not, you had a very expensive hard drive only media device as the board controlled the launching of games as well. With access to service mode, you can marry a new Bluray drive to the PS3 and restore playback in the same operation. The process is just about the same for downgrading your console except different files are used.

    What You'll Need
    -A PS3 on 3.15 or below. If you have a 256MB Phat, it needs to be on 2.30. Follow this post if you need to downgrade your console.
    -USB Dongle to activate service mode + separate USB device
    -The files ... if you can find them. [Leaked & Illegal]
    -The 2.30 Firmware Update
    -A Bluray Movie

    1) Prepare your USB dongle so that it activates Factory / Service Mode / Downgrading
    2) Copy the .self files and the contents of the 'devusb_000' folder from the "Leaked & Illegal" archive to the root of your separate USB device.
    3) Copy the 3.15 fw / 2.30 PS3UPDAT.PUP file to the separate USB device.
    4) Now put the USB stick in the USB port all the way to the right end.
    5) Put your USB Dongle into any other port. (Left end is the best)
    6) Power off the console and cut the power. From there, re-establish power and press Power + Eject within 0.2 seconds of the red power LED coming on.
    7) The PS3 will turn on .. Wait until turns off.
    8) Press the power button to turn it back on again. Wait until the PS3 turns off again.
    9) Turn on the PS3 again, insert a Bluray movie (the newer the better) and play it until the movie starts.
    10) Remove the USB Dongle & Stick and place the FILE2/lv2diag.self file on your USB Stick. (Get it from the Downgrading post if you don't have it)
    11) Turn off your PS3 and place the USB stick in the USB port on the right end.
    12) Turn on the PS3 ... wait until it turns back off.
    13) Done .. Power on your PS3 normally and check to see if your Bluray movie playback works.
    14) Update your firmware as necessary.

    If you cannot remarry the Bluray drive, try this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Webber @ PSX-Scene
    As we are all aware by now, downgrading kills BD playback on 256meg fats. Made even worse now by the fact we may be using a drive we dont even know the history of, right? Wrong, history is just that now if you have access to another 16meg PS3.

    1) Insert the NEWEST BD movie you can get your hands on into the 16meg PS3 - Latest release from a video shop is advised. This will update that system & drive with the latest HRL
    2) Marry the drive you want to use on the 256meg fat
    3) Remove both the drives (mark them if you have to)
    4) Place the drive from the 256meg onto the 16meg system and marry them up.
    5) Update the firmware on your 16meg Ps3 to whatever you normally use.
    6) Insert the NEWEST BD movie again into the drive now on the 16meg
    7) This wil update the drive with the latest version of HRL
    8) Swap the drives back over and get the DRL files from the BD disc (or find them online) and transfer them to the 256meg fat PS3 in the dev_flash3 folder overwriting the ones already there.
    Last edited by Demonchild; 03-27-2011 at 10:54 PM.


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