Care to help a fellow nooblet? DD:

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Pillows, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Pillows
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    So, I'm completely brand new to the PS3 scene, so I apologize if I don't follow.
    Honestly, I just need some confirmation in some things about softmodding my PS3.
    I was reading the PS3 Softmod thread thingy by Zorua I believe, and it shows like a requirement for a FAT32 USB Drive.
    It probably sounds ridiculous that I don't have one around, though I do have my External hard drive I prepared, and it's in FAT32 format.
    Just want to know if I can just use the hard drive instead of a USB drive.
    It probably sounds pointless, but just want some help. :3

    I'll refer back here if I need anymore help, only if there are people willing to help though. So thanks again.
     
  2. Hero-Link

    Hero-Link Hero of Derrr

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    I believe you can use a hard drive.

    An USB pen is the same thing, except the difference in size. As long as you put the update file/cfw file in the correct folder (Drive:\PS3/UPDATE) you will be fine.
     
  3. Ryupower

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    1st thing

    do you have 3.55 or under
    or
    are you using the PSN have have 3.60
     
  4. Zorua

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    Hello! Just follow the ENABLING NTFS ON MULTIMAN (OPTIONAL) section in my guide and you'll be good to go.
     
  5. Pillows
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    Yay~
    Fast replies!
    Well, thanks for the help.
    Yeah, I believe I still have my PS3 in 3.55.
    I used PSN long ago, but I never go on PSN anymore.
    Actually, I'll have to hook up my PS3 and check later.
    For now, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. Originality

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    +1 internets for getting the point, and giving a mostly correct answer. This is about the update step. You will NOT be able to update using a NTFS formatted USB drive (flash drive or hard drive).

    The only difference between the two types of USB drives (flash and hard drive) is the power requirements. USB flash drives need very little power to run (~200mAh IIRC) whilst USB hard drives need ~400-800mAh (depending on the drive, or more if it's a 3.5" hard drive - but then it gets power from the wall anyway). As far as the PS3 is concerned, it's a USB drive either way, so you can use it to update.

    EDIT: Forgot another difference - USB hard drives also need to spin up, whilst flash drives are instantly accessible... sometimes that spinup causes problems in reading it, but I've never encountered that issue on PS3.
     
  7. Hero-Link

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    True, but in this aspect, it's the same thing using an USB pen or a hard disk [​IMG]
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    That's what I said: "As far as the PS3 is concerned, it's a USB drive either way, so you can use it to update."
     
  9. Pillows
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    So, I just checked my PS3's firmware, and I'm saddened to say it's in 3.56. [​IMG]
    I just learned from a fellow Temper that they have a 3.60 CFW on the works, and it's coming soon.
    That's all fine and dandy, but a friend of mine came up to me and showed me all these videos of like people on Youtube hacking their 3.56.
    I don't know, all I see in these GBAtemp guides are 3.55 so I'm a little hesitant to think there are ones for 3.56
    What do you guys think?
     
  10. Rydian

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    If the ones for 3.56 claim to give a download link that leads to a site that makes you do surveys and shit to get the download link, it's fake.

    One big sign is if they don't allow comments (because they don't want people commenting that it's fake).
     
  11. Pillows
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    I knew it!
    Thanks Rydy. [​IMG]
     
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    The advice for those on 3.56 is easy: update to 3.60, enjoy PSN for the time being, and when 3.60 CFW is released, decide if you'd rather PSN access or home brew capability.
     
  13. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    The current video of hacked 3.56 or 3.60 are in fact previous version firmware hacked to display the number they want.
    So it's for example a 3.55 "faking" a 3.56 version.

    Some people have nothing better to do than enjoying fooling other users [​IMG]
     
  14. Pillows
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    T'is a shame.
    Oh well, I'm well informed now thanks to you all. So thankies.