Best way to clone my CFW PS3 to another CFW PS3?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Cyber Akuma, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Cyber Akuma
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    Cyber Akuma GBAtemp Regular

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    So, my 60GB ReBug PS3 is having issues, it still works great but is running hotter than I am comfortable with and the fan keeps kicking into high speed. I mentioned this here:

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/is-my-p...-the-thermal-grease-did-i-screw-it-up.442829/

    I was having trouble finding a repair service, and decided to check out ebay, and lucked out on managing to get another 60GB model Ps3 that was on firmware 3.41 for cheap.

    From my understanding, since it's on a version 3.55 or below, all I literally have to do is download the ReBug firmware and install it as any other normal update to get CFW on it.

    That should be the easy part..... the tricky part is how can I clone my old PS3 to the new one? Both are going to be the 60GB models and both are going to be running the same CFW, so hopefully that makes things easier. I know that there is some official backup method... but that won't restore everything (locked saves, trophies, licenses, etc). And there is also an official transfer option, but I have no idea what that would and would not copy over, plus, I would like to avoid deleting anything off the original PS3 if possible.

    Since I can't connect either of them to PSN (and don't want to risk getting my account banned as I also use it on my PS4), nothing that would require any type of PSN sync is a viable option. What would be the best way I can try to utterly clone as much as possible (My saves, my user accounts, my trophies, my licenses for PSN games I purchased before I hacked it, etc) from one CFW PS3 to another CFW PS3 that are the same model and same CFW? Preferably without deleting any of the data from the source PS3. I have the keys from my original PS3 for the HDD encryption and whatever (and can likely get these off the new PS3 too) if those would somehow help.
     
  2. happydance

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    Lan data transfer. Transfers all files including passwords and accounts aside from trophies, which you can just copy from your old to the new one
     
  3. Cyber Akuma
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    How would I copy the trophies?

    And what about licenses for games I purchased on PSN, since I can't login to PSN to re-download them?

    Also, will it erase any data on the old PS3, or just copy it? I know that in the case of my Xbox 360 and Nintendo systems, it was a transfer, not just a copy.