Hacking the PS3

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by vashinator, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. vashinator
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    Please forgive my newbieness, but I have a few questions about hacking the PS3. I am new to hacking video game consoles - I have a Wii which I hacked via softmod, and I also own an unhacked PS3, which I own a sizable amount of digital games which I paid for (downloaded from the PSN Store). As far as I understand, there is no softmod for the PS3, and I need to use a USB dongle in order to hack it. So my questions are:

    Are there any downsides or risks to hacking the PS3? Is it possible that I may brick my PS3?
    Will I still be able to play the games which I purchased for money (from the PSN Store), in addition to game "backups" (ie downloaded from the internet)?
    Which dongle is the best one to use and any recommendations on where to get it?
    Once you hack your PS3, is it relatively hassle free? I mean, can you simply play any backed up games out there or do you have to download certain patches to play certain games, etc.

    My System Software on my PS3 is currently 4.81

    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. britain4

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    You won't be able to hack it with a USB dongle. It requires a hardware flasher that either needs soldering to the board or you can get clips but only for certain models.

    Don't really know much about PSN bans, I would imagine you'd be risking it if you were playing online with it.

    Backing up discs to the hard drive is easy with Multiman, no experience with playing downloaded games but I don't think it's a difficult process
     
  3. queendude

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    When i used my psn account i got banned in 3 weeks. Had 30 games. All lost.

    Don't go online.
     
  4. sergey3000

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    If your ps3 is the slim model that start with the following number cech-3.... or you have the "super slim" model that start with cech-4... then i don't think the flasher will help you. The only thing you can do is buy a chip called cobra ode and ask for someone to install it for you or install it yourself.
     
  5. vashinator
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    Can you please explain what you mean by clips? Sorry for being a noob. I have no idea what clips are.
     
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    Well what is the model number of your PS3?
     
  7. ScarletDreamz

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    Whats your PS3 model, please post the serial number to see if its flasheable.
    ALSO..what firmware are you currently on?
     
  8. vashinator
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    So if you even connect online with your PSN account after jailbreaking your PS3, Sony can somehow remotely blocking you from even being able to play the games that you already downloaded to your harddrive from the PSN store?
     
  9. queendude

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    If you downloaded them before you got banned, you can still play them. If you get banned then you can't download them anymore.
    As mentioned NEVER use your main account on Cfw, really risky, dude.
    I spent 200$ on that account
     
  10. vashinator
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    Sorry again for noobishness....how do I look at the model number of my PS3? (it is a slim PS3)

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    Aha...okay thanks for the clarification. Sorry for being a noob...what is Cfw?

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    The firmware is 4.81. How do I check the serial number?
     
  11. ScarletDreamz

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    On the back of the PS3 theres a bar code, with numbers and letter starting with CECH-XXXXXXXX
     
  12. vashinator
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    It's CECH-4201B. It's a PS3 Slim
     
  13. ScarletDreamz

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    Its not a ps3 slim, its a super slim, cant be hacked, flashed or modded.