Broken disk player...still hackable?

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  1. avinashlego
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    Hey there.. my bluray player is broken, but is it possible for me to still install CFW and a backup manager? Thanks!
    Model Specs: PS3 Super Slim- CECH-40xxB
     
  2. Ruby Gloom

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    Bluray hacking... Didn't know this was a thing. What kind of benefits does something like this have? I'll look stuff up for you in the meantime. I'm just curious...
     
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    I'd still like to play all my games even though ma ps3 is broke...:cry:
     
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    OH PS3 is broken? What's the issue with it...?
     
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    the ps3 disk drive is broken.
     
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    You cannot install CFW on 3K+ models. Only ODE will work on 4K units up to 4.65 I believe. Though anything above 4.65 requires a swap disc, which is rendered a bit moot since your blu-ray drive is gone.

    In fact, I'm not even sure an ODE would work on a non-functioning drive/board. Probably better off with a different unit.
     
  7. avinashlego
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    Oh well...I'll just stick to buying from PSN then.
    Thanks for the help though!

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    Hold on...I just went to google and looked up 4.76 PS3 jailbreak...I got plenty of reliable-looking sites that gave me download links to 4.76 CFW. Are you sure I can't install CFW on my console?
     
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    Yes there are 4.76 cfw out there but that is for people who have downgraded to 3.55 or had 3.55 ofw and have since upgraded to cfw. You cannot jailbreak new ultra slim PS3 only ode
     
  9. avinashlego
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    Ok, so even if I have a 4.76 OFW, I can't install 4.76 CFW on that system? Crap. What about rebug? Is it the same case that you are upgrading from a previous firmware and you can't go from 4.76 OFW to 4.76 CFW?
     
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    Any site that claims to have CFW installable for OFW over 3.55 are fakes.
    The owners of said sites are shady and fabricate positive comments to bait people.
     
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    Rebug is just another cfw team. I don't exactly know the science behind why you can't but I do know your software kernal has to be 3.55 then upgraded to a cfw there is no other way besides downgrade or an ode mod chip
     
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    I see cheesecake..thx!
     
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    I see cheesecake..thx!
     
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    To put it bluntly, you're screwed out of physical games now.

    You cannot install CFW so you're stuck on digital only purchases now.
    Edit: And not sure about ODEs. It's called an Optical Drive Emulator for a reason, probably uses some bluray drive keys or something.

    My recommendation would be backup all your save files on a USB then sell your PS3 and buy a exploitable 3.55 PS3 Slim (Don't go for FATs unless you want a B/C one)
    If you get CFW on the new one, you can "resign" the saves to work on your new system.
     
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    Thanks...hopefully i can end up finding a replacement drive...
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    You sure it's the drive and not the laser? Put a DVD movie ( not bluray ) and see if it reads the dvd, if it does, it's just the laser..
     
  17. avinashlego
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    I'm gonna have to go looking for a dvd, threw those out a while ago..thanks for the tip though!
     
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    No problem a music cd might work as well.
     
  19. Mikenuun

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    It is possible to install CFW without a working BluRay Player, yes.

    I did this once and then replaced the blu ray drive,
    You can re-marry the bluray player and ps3 using a custom tool to have it working together again.

    But your PS3/ Firmware has to support installing an CFW. (Which it does not)
     
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    Yes, so this post was completely useless.
     
  21. CheeseCake

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    The only real question we have left is whether ODE truly requires a working BluRay player.
    I cannot answer that though
     
  22. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Yes, because you have to make a bluray boot disc...