Going Legit - anything I should know?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Sephtenshi, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Sephtenshi
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    Hey there, so I finished my "External HDD play everything I can" phase of my ps3 and I was thinking of updating it so it would make it easier to play online with friends and also make it easier for my family to play on it without me giving them so many precautions =P.

    That being said, is it just a matter of updating the FW or is there anything I should know like "delete your saves, create new profiles" and things like that?

    Thank you all very much in advance and sorry for any inconvenience.

    EDIT: Just to add, I have no problem whatsoever with losing trophies, accounts, saves or installed games.
     
  2. gunner007

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    Have you been online with your CFW before? Basically it's a red flag if all of a sudden 800+ trophies get sync'd with the server.

    Just remove any packages from the system - remove spoofers and update to OFW. Grab a copy of your NAND/NOR in case you change your mind.

    If you're super freaked out - back up your saves to a USB stick, update to OFW, then immediately format the system.
     
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    My intention is to make a new account when I go OFW, I don't intend to carry any trophies, saves or anything like that.
     
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    Uhm... Hope it's not against rules to double post or anything....

    So I've been reading around and from what I gathered I should back up my NAND in case I ever want to go back to CFW, right?

    Aside from that, since I don't care about keeping saves, profiles, trophies or anything like that it's all just a matter of formating the HDD, it seems.

    If anyone can confirm to me that the in-PS3 HDD format will clean the hack I'd greatly appreciate it.

    Sorry for any inconvenience, just don't want to be banned later while using OFW, that'd just be sad imo.
     
  5. gunner007

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    Yes. Think it was my 2nd sentence :) You won't completely need it since you could technically dump OFW and patch it - but it removes a lot of extra steps if you can just flash CFW right back.

    Yes it will.

    If you want to be super safe do the following.

    1. Delete any homebrew, spoofers, etc.
    2. Download OFW onto a USB stick. Disconnect network connections.
    3. Update to OFW.
    4. Take your HDD out and delete all partitions on PC.
    5. Pop drive back in and let system format.
    6. Install OFW again so both ROS hashes will match.
    7. Enjoy OFW on a blank drive.
     
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    Thank you very much!

    What about risks of being banned for CFW being detected? People's position on that seems to be kinda mixed. Some people say if you go to OFW with a full pc format you're 100% safe, others say you're not...
     
  7. gunner007

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    There's no answer to that.

    If you ever went online with CFW in the past - there's a chance you can be banned.
     
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