Can my PS3 be hacked or downgraded?

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  1. RedBlueGreen
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    I just fixed my old PS3 slim which I got in Fall 2011. The OFW is 4.81 since I had to format the hard drive I put in it. I know that 4.81 itself isn't hackable since the PS3 currently has to be 3.55 or lower to be hacked, but is there a way it can be downgraded? I don't really care about pirating PS3 games since a lot of the JRPGs are really cheap now, but if I can downgrade or hack I'd like to use it for emulation.
     
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    you have the check the right model of or slim to see it, if u search on google "ps3 downgrade" it will appear a list with the version that are or not posible to downgrade
     
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    The serial ends in 3001A so I'm assuming it's the 3000 series slim that can't be downgraded.
     
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    yep, as i can see, you cant downgrade that model...
     
  5. RedBlueGreen
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    Well that sucks but it's not a complete loss. The PS3 has a ton of JRPGs that should be available for cheap now so it'll go well with my Vita for those games. I know some retro game ports are available as well so that's always fun (not as fun as free but I'll take what I can get).
     
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    'most' of the 120gb slim models are good to be flashed and downgraded so look out for those.
     
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    Just get a pc for emulation.Save the ps3 for the exclusives it has,so you don't need to waist money on psnow paywalling.
     
  8. RedBlueGreen
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    I do have a pretty decent PC for emulation. I just wanted the option to be able to use a PS3 for it as well since that would make multiplayer a bit easier.
     
  9. kapapt

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    well, you can use cobra ODE, but its expensive... and the ps3 games are very cheap these days