CFW bricking risks

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by adammay02, May 24, 2011.

  1. adammay02
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    How big are the bricking risks of installing CFW on a PS3 and what is the best guide/software and will any externall HDD work, as on the PS2 there was alot of limitaions as to which ones worked and didnt.

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    Jehuty25 GBAtemp Regular

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    Don't get a power outage during cfw install or install any fake cfw and you won't have a brick.
     
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    Any standard USB HDD will work so long as it's formatted to FAT32 and has enough power (2.5" HDDs may not work with a USB cable that's 1m or longer). To get NTFS drives working, you need to adjust the configuration files for MultiMAN with the details of the HDD itself.

    As for bricking, with the exception of Wanin's V1 CFW (V2 fixed it), all CFW has the same (minute) chance of bricking as any official Sony update. The possibility exists, but the chances of it happening are so small that nobody cares.
     
  5. adammay02
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    thnaks, i will install over the weekend when i got some free time