I tried the thing and since the thread with it tells me nothing/doens't help here's what I did. I put a dummy act.dat in the directory as descrbied, then I let it restart my PSTV then upon restarting it says the following. Hello from blah blah error installing error blah blah. Teh error seems to be an error about not benig activated but according to the thread you have to put a dummy act.dat or else it won't let you go forward and will be stuck in a reboot loop(as is what happened to me). I haven't gotten a PSN account set up on it yet and haven't activated it and watned to do this to save space and not have to worry about accidental updating.