PS3 Modding FAQ

Discussion in 'Playstation 3 Support' started by L4N3L, Mar 17, 2011 with 30 replies and 14,647 views.

  1. L4N3L

    L4N3L You shall not think! Retired

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    • What firmwares currently have a Jailbreaking method?
      3.41 and 3.55. You were able to Jailbreak 3.31 as well, but the online store that sold the Modchips closed.
    • How do I Jailbreak my PS3?
      -On 3.41
      -On 3.55
      Note: If you are one of the few people that still has a PS3 on 3.41, I highly suggest you to update to 3.55 and do the 3.55 Jailbreak.
    • What can I do with a Jailbroken PS3?
      -Depending on the custom firmware you're using, you can run linux, run hombrew applications, run backups, online mods, and much more.
    • If I have a Jailbroken PS3, can I still go online?
      Yes you can.
    • Will I get banned if I go online with my Jailbroken PS3?
      If you use rebug, or whatever spoofer is being used responsibly, chances are, you won't. By responsibly I mean, at the first sign of ban waves (Try to stay up to date with the PS3 modding scene), you uninstall the .pkg and wait for more news.
    • What is a "spoofer"?
      It is a hombrew application that makes your PS3 look like it's running the latest firmware, so if you're on 3.55, Sony will think you're on the latest firmware.
    • What is a custom firmware?
      A custom firmware is an original firmware edited by a developer/hacker not associated with Sony that let's you do things you are not able to do while running an original firmware (Eg running homebrew, linux, etc).
    • Which do you think is the best Firmware?
      In my personal opinion, Kmeaw's. There's no firmware that has something that Kmeaw's doesn't, and it has almost no brick reports.
    • Can I make my own custom firmware that fits my needs?
      Yes! Thanks to Kmeaw, you can now create your own firmware using MFW builder.
    • Is there any way to downgrade from 3.56/3.60/3.61?
      Yes there is, you will need an E3 Flasher.
    • I am on 3.56/3.60, what can I do?!
      Buy an E3 Flasher!
    • How will I know if there's a new custom firmware for my current firmware?
      It will be posted by a trusted member in this section. Stop searching for them in youtube, it's the same than searching "phisher sites".
    • Can I run Backups on my PS3?
      Yes. A tutorial can be found here.
    • Is my PS3 Backwards compatible? (Can play PS2 games)
      You can play PS2 games on some PS3's. Simple way of knowing if you can or not: 2USB Ports? No. 4 USB Ports? Yes.
    • If I have a Jailbroken PS3, can I still host MW2 modded lobbies?
      Yes, there is a patch that works after MW2's 1.12 update, but, unfortunately, there are no rank mods in it.
      You can find it here.
    • How do I host a MW2 modded lobby?
      You can find a tutorial here.
    • Can I host Black Ops modded lobbies?
      No, there was a method but it was patched. And even if you found a way to host, you would get instantly banned from PSN.
    • Did PS3 Modding started this year?
      No! You can read the whole history behind PS3 Modding and all its important characters here.
    • But I still have more questions!
      No problem! Feel free to PM me, AIM me, or post in this thread.
      If you want to submit a Q&A, feel free to do it as well. If your question is good enough, I will add it to the thread and due credit will be given.
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    Credits

    -[member=DrZimbabwe], for some of the QQ&AA he gave me a long time ago.
    -[member=Afatassninja], for teaching me almost everything I know about PS3 modding.

    -Q&A Credits-

    -[member=xcashmoneyx7], for the "Is there any way to downgrade from 3.56/3.60?" question.[/hr]
     
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  2. Noumenon

    Noumenon Seasoned Member

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    I don't think the PSN spoofer works any more
     
  3. L4N3L

    L4N3L You shall not think! Retired

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    Pretty sure since I'm using it right now... It's a 3.60 spoofer.
     
  4. Noumenon

    Noumenon Seasoned Member

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    Really? It keeps prompting me to update.
     
  5. xcashmoneyx7

    xcashmoneyx7 Retired Retired

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    Is there any way to downgrade from 3.56/3.60?
    That was the only thing I could think to possibly add. You covered everything else I could think of. Very nice post! :thumbup:
     
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  6. theriot31cubs

    theriot31cubs Enthusiast

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    If im on 3.60 what do i need to mod cod 4 or 5?
     
  7. xcashmoneyx7

    xcashmoneyx7 Retired Retired

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    I guess my other posts must have been confusing, so hopefully this makes more sense:

    You need a jailbroken PS3 to mod MW2, CoD5, and CoD4. Seeing as you are on 3.60, you cannot jailbreak your PS3. If you cannot jailbreak your PS3, you cannot host modded lobbies on MW2, CoD5, and CoD4.
     
  8. theriot31cubs

    theriot31cubs Enthusiast

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    Ok but if they find a way to jailbreak 3.60 would i be able to stay at that forever and still use my ps3 online like normal? and btw if i knew how to plus rep you i would, you are a lot of help thanks man
     
  9. Amunhateb

    Amunhateb Newbie

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    Can someone tell me how to identify Jailbreak allowing console by date of manufacture? Because it is the only thing I can watch in the store... I wondering because I heard that some stores already selling ps3 with 3.56 and even 3.60 firmware.
     
  10. Kanyeezy

    Kanyeezy Newbie

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    ive seen two 3.56 ps3s right out of the box
     
  11. L4N3L

    L4N3L You shall not think! Retired

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    Updated as of 5/22/11; added QA flag related questions and answers.
     
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    lavnish Newbie

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    wrong i just got a spoofer called 4.20
     
  13. Noumenon

    Noumenon Seasoned Member

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    Did you really just quote my post from March of 2011?
     
  14. Falcon

    Falcon PlayStation Master

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    Question: Can I Jailbreak On 3.60 4.50 4.55 4.60?
    Answer: No You Must Downgrade or be on 3.55 or Lower to JailBreak a ps3

    Question: Im banned from Bo2, or Ghost How can I Unban My self?
    Answer: If its a Console Ban Change Your Mac Address Heres a Tutorial If that Doesn't Work You8r CID Banned (Console ID)

    Question: Can I Go from Cex To Dex?
    Answer: Yes You can Either Go Reaper25 Mega Jailbreaking Thread And It Will show you How.

    Question: Do I Need a Jailbroken Ps3 to RTM
    Answer: Yes You Do need a Ps3 running On a CFW (Custom Firmware).

    Question: How can I Jailbreak My Ps3?
    Answer: You Will Need a E3 Flasher And Follow either Reaper25 Mega JailBreaking Thread Or Wolf Mega JailBeaking Thread.

    Question: Is there alternative Ways of JailBreaking?
    Answer: yes There is Here Is a Link to Wolf 's alternative Ps3 JailBreaking.

    Question: How Do I Unban My Ps3?
    Answer: Just Follow Wolf 's Tutorial How To un Ban A Ps3.

    Question: How do I Prevent My Self from getting Banned.
    Answer: Just Follow Wolf 's Tutorial How To Prevent Getting Banned.

    Question: How do I fix YLOD?
    Answer: Just Follow This Tutorial How to Fix YLOD.

    Question: Im Having Issues or getting Errors With my Ps3.
    Answer: Take a Look at This Thread Common Errors and Fixes

    Question: Were can I buy a Jailbroken Ps3?
    Answer: Just message me I have a Ps3 Jailbreak shop

    Question: Were Can I Find CFw's Or Ofw's?
    Answer: @Wold Has Made a Mega Fermware Thread that has All of the CFw's and Ofw's You Are looking for. Here


    More Will Be added Soon Hope this Helps You Guys​
     
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  15. Arthurb_22

    Arthurb_22 Enthusiast

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    can you download games off of psn store for freee with a jailbreak? also would game share be possible with the games you get for free?
     
  16. Modded_Hero2

    Modded_Hero2 Enthusiast

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    idk about that but you can run backups downloaded off the torrent sites around town. OR you could copy some from redbox for a small fee.
     
  17. Cicada1

    Cicada1 Newbie

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    Wow, this was really helpful!
     
  18. otzurich

    otzurich Newbie

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    What should I do, if my RTM Tool doesnt connect to my PS3? I can choose my ip address, but it won't connect..
     
  19. Modded_Hero2

    Modded_Hero2 Enthusiast

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    make sure your ps3lib.dll and ccapi.dll files are correct
    make sure your network will allow your ps3 to communicate with the pc/laptop
    make sure the tool you're using matches which ccapi you're using
     
  20. xNewModderx

    xNewModderx Newbie

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    Hi i'm new to this but i have read two of your pages now and its starting to make since but there's one question i haven't seen but im going to ask it will i need a E3 flasher if i send my ps3 in to get jailbroken and what all will i need to have so i wont get banned will a spoof be enough so i wont get banned or is there more to it that i will need if you can get back to me it would be much appreciated thx for your time i ask this question because i am going to be buying a new ps3 to jail break it but i don't know what all i need but i will also be sending it to a store to get jailbroken