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Ps3 modding

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dadecotti, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. dadecotti

    dadecotti Senior Member

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    Anyone has a PS3 and is into the modding of it?
    Is it possible to to it in a easy way and load backup games with USB?

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    Used to have one back in the days. There are plenty of indepth tutorials on google. The complexity level of unlocking your PS3 will depend on your model number. If you got a newer one, soldering might be involved.
     
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    If the firmware of your PS3 is <3.56 it's an easy job. If it has been upgraded beyond 3.56 then you need additional hardware soldered onto the motherboard to downgrade below 3.56 before you can modify it.

    If the original firmware was above 3.56 when the console was made the sorry but you're SOL as it's not possible to downgrade.

    Easiest solution for the PS3 is an optical disc drive emulator which is fitted between the disc drive and the motherboard, you can then attach a hard drive to the ODDE and load ISO files onto it. Again it depends on the firmware of your PS3 though whether or not it will work.

    Usb drives can be used BTW.

    Source: Me (Ex console hacker) Not a software thief, just had kids who used to ruin £40-50 discs so I started backing them up.

    PS. Been out of the scene for a while so something new might have happened so check it out. Good source of information is PS3iso.
     
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    dadecotti Senior Member

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    Awesome answer, so just a confirm: my firmware is 4.50 so it not my case, but if I'm able to downgrade to 3.50 I can't play latest games isn't it? In the past I played some games and these forced me to update the firmware...



     
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    No, if you can downgrade the console to 3.55 then it can be hacked. There are then modified firmwares up to (I believe) 4.55 so you can play the latest games. It's just firmware 3.55 and below that has the exploit to enable the hacking. Once hacked you can do so much more with your PS3.

    I have 3 PS3's at home, 2 of them are stock firmware and 1 is modded. I use the stock models for gaming and the modded one to test some new games and as a media centre due to its capabilities. The modded console is currently on firmware 4.46 but a hacked version.

    I'll dig out some of my old resources and send you some info.
     
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    cheap bastards, ps3 games these days u can buy for peanuts
    hell, on my local facebook buy/sell pages for my city people trade sell
    ps3 games from as little 1/2 pounds upwards... why fck with your machine
    stpp being a tight arse for a few quid
     
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    Its not about being cheap its about unlocking the consoles full potential. I have 3 PS3's, two of them not modified and probably over 100 original games. When my kids were younger they would think nothing of removing a £50 disc from the console and just tossing it down on the floor. By the time it eventually got put back in its case it would most likely have been trodden on and kicked around half a dozen times.

    It just makes sense to back up your investment the same way you back up your PC so you don't lose data. Also like I said, there is so much more you can do with a modded PS3. (Homebrew games, more powerful media centre, install linux etc)

    PS. I have hacked every console I own, not for the purpose of getting free games although that is the reason for some people, its because I CAN! I have hacked versions of every windows operating system also but every PC I have owned always has a genuine licensed copy installed but I very often dual boot with my own hacked version because I can do more with it.

    Its just a case of if I can do it I WILL do it just for the hell of it.
     
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