Buying a PS3

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Jan 21, 2011

Buying a PS3 by Anubis at 4:00 AM (1,227 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. Anubis
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    Alright, so, even though I plan on buying a few original games for the PS3 I still plan on running "backups".
    I've read the FAQ but I still have a few questions.

    1. If I don't plan on using a CFW (for now) which JB USB (pre-made) device is the best?

    2. How's the compatibility for that device? (percentage would be nice)

    3. I plan on buying a Slim, is every Slim model compatible with these devices?

    4. If I run a new game I'm guessing it will try to update to a current OFW, does the device take care of that at all?

    5. I've read different comments on this, but, do I need to plug in the device every time I turn on my console or can I just leave it in and "backups" always work.

    6. From where should I import my device considering I live in Europe (cheapest and most legit one)?

    I know these questions are probably already around the board somewhere and I promise I did try looking for them but there are so many threads it's hard to find them.

    Thank you so much.
     
  2. shanefromoz

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    1/. I use the ps3key which i find perfect.
    2/. Never had an issue with any game not working.
    3/. Every slim is compatabile as long as its not above firmware 3.41.
    4/. You go to the ps3key website and grab a firmware upgrade that makes the ps3 think its on 3.55 which is the latest.
    5/. I leave my ps3key in always and just press power then eject when the ps3 starts.
    6/. Not sure just check around sorry.

    Cheers
     
  3. nl255

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    Or you can just use kmeaw's CFW (no reported bricks so far) which unlike some others (like the risky waninkoko's) lets you change the payload without reflashing.
     
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    Compatability with jailbreak devices is around 95%. EDIT: Also, jailbreak devices have been banned from most countries in Europe, but they're legal in Spain. Try spanish websites.

    A few bricks have been reported for kmeaw's CFW, but they've been attributed to user error (installed with the PS3 in the wrong state).
     
  5. Magsor

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    Theres no point in jailbreaking anymore; resellers are stuck with those device.

    If you really really want to jailbreak go in WTB section and ask someone from portugal that want to sell you a jailbreak device for cheap i am sure there will be a few people...
     
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    Like Magsor said. There really is NO POINT in jailbreaking or using any of those USB devices anymore. Now that the master keys are out it's just a matter of everything getting signed with them that needs to be. I would honestly go with CFW if you're that interested in doing it right now.

    Personally I'm going to be buying a new PS3 soon and once a signed loader is released with a good compatibility rate comes out i'm just going to use that. No need for CFW or a usb loader that way...
     
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    Thanks guys, but since there are still a few reports of bricks and since the compatibility is lower than with JB devices I'd rather just spend 10-15€ on one for now.I'm still a bit confused on some of my questions like the "can it stay in the whole time one" so another input would be really nice.
     
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    I've been hearing lots of things, but overall compatability with kmeaw's CFW is supposed to be 85-90%. That's high enough to make it worth ditching jailbreak devices completely.
     
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    Is Slim and Phat the same when it comes to CFW?
     
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    YES

    Just wait a few more days. Waninikokos firmware has only been out since last monday. Updates are by the hour not days. Stable firmware/higher compatibility is a matter of days theres a lot of people out there testing it out. I think you can wait just a few days... wanin v2 and hermes is coming out today.

    If you want to debate the slim vs. Fat that another story I cannot get into because I never owned a FAT but a lot of people here has had both...
     
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    One more question, since some games need to be transferred to an internal HD and the Slim already comes with a 160GB HD, can I just use that one?
     
  12. Originality

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    Yes, that's kinda the whole point - installing to the internal HDD and loading from that, or loading from the external if you're running out of space.
     
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    The size of the HDD does not matter because its really really really easy to change it. I have seen a compatible 500gb HDD for 50$.
     
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    A thought. Should I rush buying a PS3 now that Sony is (most likely) taking measures? How likely is it that the new models will have some new protection? I figure they won't but I'm curious about your thoughts nevertheless.
     
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    No rush. We will know when the new hardware comes out (if it does) and you will have plenty of time to pickup yours because common mortals don't care about jailbreaking.
     
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    Even when new hardware comes out, it takes a while for shops to clear their stock of older hardware before they start selling the newer stuff. You'll have plenty of time.

    Also, "mortals"?
     

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