First, let's make clear that there's no one size fits all guide, this is most likely not the way to get the maximum amount of features, it's most likely not the way to dodge bans, it's probably not the most efficient way, it's not 100% compatibility (no single method is), it does not cover PSN packages - however it's decently polished and I figured it out in a couple hours of research, then I tested it I also have a CECH-C (phat, nand, with PS2 CPU) console and assume you want to install stuff to the internal hard drive. I also assume your console is downgradable to 3.55 and fully stock (although you will be reminded of being sure of such during the related steps) No, in fact what I personally did is: Exploit/CFW Update to 4.82 if you haven't already Follow the instructions for software "downgrading" until your console triple-beeps and powers off, meaning the exploit should have done its job. I personally used a TDK 8GB, formatted to FAT32 with 4 kB blocks, and set the actual exploit webpage (with the pinkish background) as homepage then rebooted before running the exploit. Remove USB, Turn the PS3 back on and let it do the filesystem check... Download Ferrox 4.82 Cobra and put it on USB, renamed to /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP (this is the standard path for OFW or CFW installers). Insert stick in console again, update from system settings > removable media. If it fails to be detected try recovery mode (with the power off, hold the power button until you hear three total beeps and the console is off again, release for 2 seconds, start holding again until it beeps twice in a row = 4 beeps since you released and re-held the button). Follow the instructions. Optional: Install a link to the Cybermodding appstore website Game > Package installer > System storage > Ferrox mod installer Game > Ferrox mod installer > homebrew store > install Network > cybermodding homebrew store (replaces the link to the PS3 manual). You navigate it like a website (R3 zooms, right stick scrolls, arrows or analog move pointer, X clicks, L1 back, R1 forward in history...) If you want to practice, you can download Webman directy on your console instead of performing the next step on your PC: backup managers > webman mod 1.47.06 (the first one as of today) > point to USB drive, don't press X on it, press start to download Webman installation Get Webman_mod_1.47.06_Updater.pkg and copy it to the root of the USB drive Also get the PSP launcher if you want to run said console's ISOs; only the "PSP_remaster_launcher_fixed.pkg" is required Game > Package installer > Install package files > Standard > all the stuff we downloaded in the previous steps Game > webman updater mod etc etc "Installing" games While Webman is running, you can connect to your console via FTP without any further settings, and upload games in supported formats to appropriate subfolders of dev_hdd0, them being: BDISO-DVDISO (for decrypted movies), PSXISO-PS2ISO-PS3ISO-PSPISO (for games of those consoles) Alternatively, you can download and install Multiman if you want an on-console file manager, although I don't have much experience with it: Warning: Spoilers inside! Game > Multiman updater (not really sure on this step, had already installed it while stoned) Put warez on USB drive Game > mmCM [Multiman] (in the Multiman default GUI) mmCM (first category on left) > File manager/mmOS Right stick moves mouse, X clicks, left stick moves windows. Use the file manager (PS3 Root) to enter dev_hdd0: you should see folders BDISO-DVDISO (for generic data discs, and decrypted movies), PSXISO-PS2ISO-PS3ISO-PSPISO (for games), now go back one level (".."), go to your USB drive, select files with single click, press circle, go to the appropriate subfolder of hdd0, press circle, paste Running games Game > Webman Games > pick your poison, you should get a notification saying the game was mounted. Alternatively you can go to Game > Webman Games > Webman Setup > PS3 Webman Games for a grid view in the web browser For PSP games, now go to Game [> Webman Games > PSP] > PSP Launcher, then select with or without local multiplayer tunneling (adhocparty) For PS1/PS2, now go to Game > Playstation Format Disc. Tips The Webman settings, however daunting at first, have useful features such as fan control and a list of button combos: watch what you click but don't hesitate to look at them! By default the fan will have a very high minimum in PS2 mode (even before said games are started, don't panic! Similiarly, the power LED going yellow when entering or leaving an application is not a sign of disaster "Cobra" firmwares, compared to normal ones, have integration (but not necessarily the required software built-in) for FTP, ISO loading, etc -- the name comes from Cobra, who is a company that made PS* modding tools including an ODE and in particular a dongle-based CFW, "Cobra USB v6".