CFW or ODE??

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by DbGt, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. DbGt

    DbGt GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 28, 2004
    I have a launch 60gb phat ps3 CECHA01 model with OFW 4.46

    i have bought over 25 ps3 games and like 10 psn games

    but now that ps4 is just around the corner, ps3 life cycle is ending, the scene is well established, i have decided to modify my ps3.

    I have been reading a lot about ps3 hacking but i dont know which way to go, ode or cfw??

    The main purpose will be to play pirated ps3 games, i dont care too much about homebrew, ps2 emulation, etc etc

    for CFW, my ps3 would need a nand downgrade which will cost me $110 with a local installer

    This is about the same price as an ODE, and now that cobra-ode seems to be finally shipping, e3-ode being announced, etc. I dont know what to do

    I dont play online a lot, and i understand nothing is 100% safe, but from this 2 options, which is safer?? I would not like to lose access to psn or the digital games i have bought

    Any advice?? advantages - disadvantages?
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

    Jan 14, 2009
    United States
    ODE will probably serve you better. Although all ODE for PS3 at this point use the same exploit, so if Sony did block that exploit, all ODEs are blocked.
  3. Cyberdrive

    Cyberdrive GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 6, 2013
    Serbia, Republic of
    Buy a hardware flasher and a second HDD for CFW and go dual firmware. It won't be easy nor cheap, but you're getting the best of the both worlds without the risk of getting banned.
  4. Ceron

    Ceron Newbie

    Aug 16, 2013
    United States
    I'm in a similar spot, except I'm looking to purchase my first PS3 within the next couple months or so. Assuming the total cost is about the same, am I better off hunting down a Slim with pre-3.55 firmware and going with CFW or buying a Slim and 3k3y? I'm leaning towards the 3k3y option.