How's the ps3 custom firmware scene now?

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  1. alexg1989
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    If I buy a used ps3 from Gamestop today, can I have it running custom firmare as easily as on a PSP, 2DS?

    I don't currently have a ps3, but I used to own one. When I gET another, it will be the 12gb model since that's what I had before and I still have my old 120gb hard drive that I bought for it...
     


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    If the ps3 is a model that originally came with 3.55 or below ofw then you could use a hardmod to downgrade it to 3.55 ofw then install cfw. However you might not find it easy to install the hardmod. If the ps3 already had 3.55 or below ofw then it would be easy to install cfw.
     
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    Here,.if you find some that are not on 3.55 firmware, models matter
    Fouou.png z5Mb5.png
     
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    It's still 3.55 and it's still hardware downgrading on compatible PS3 models like @Byokugen said.
     
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    And you can always go for.the Cobra modchip, expensive as hell
     
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    ODDE's kinda defeat the purpose of CFW ;p
    But there's some homebrew that works on ODDE's.
     
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    agree, but ig your onlyn concern is for piracg, meh
    I only did a cfw for retroarch :-)
    I must have SNES on every possible system
     
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    I wouldn't recommend Hard modding to those who have never touched a ps3 yet, but if getting a ps3 in a local store is your only option then you
    may want to look at some videos before making a final decision. You can buy PS3's on the net with 3.55 on them from Ebay or Amazon just make sure that it says "3.55" somewhere on the Listing. Try getting a Slim with 3.55 as Phat PS3's tend to have issues
    Had my Slim on CFW for 5 years and its still in great shape
     
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    Yeah, phaties have some issues... my cechg works fine, during gaming 70-73°C CPU and 60-65 RSX
     
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    well that maybe true, but I wouldn't trust a used phaty period, long gaming can easily trigger YLOD overtime on phat models, which is why the slim became a thing for better airflow
     
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    I use webman mod on my phat never let the temps go over 62c on CPU. Fan hangs around 32-40% so it's not even that bad after playing the old mass effects. It also has the 226 Apu and 19 blade fan. But the PS2 phats have nand chips Wich is way harder than a nor slim
     
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    226 apu?
    Which model is it?
     
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    Apu is power supply. It's a cecha phat BC 60gb. It's original one was a Z somthing that didn't convert power very well.
     
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    Incall it PSU :-)
    Well my CECHG has a pretty toasty psu, it heats up :-) I need to get my hands on a fan with more blades
     
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    There was a guide I followed a few yrs ago that showed what you could to to help the PS3 last longer.
     
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    You could leave it in the box, it will last forever :-)
     
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    Nevermind, I got YLOD this morning... temps were good, I was in the menu, tinkering with some MM settings and there he was... bastard
     
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    Well YLOD just meens hardware failed so it could be the PSU HDD or worst gpu.
     
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    I have a lot of expirience, just a bad solder... damn you sony :-)
     
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    maybe when sony stop ps3 production we may see higher firmwares getting hacked.

    not that it matters to me because i still have my launch ps3 rocking cfw..... id just hate the day it dies and have to replace, chances of getting one compatible will be hard.
     
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