Hacking Looking to buy a PS3

vincecartercrazy

Well-Known Member
OP
Newcomer
Joined
Mar 19, 2011
Messages
52
Trophies
0
XP
165
Country
United States
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a PS3 and hack it, but I'm really confused about what model I should be looking at and what would be the best method of modding it. I have never owned a playstation before, so backwards compatibility is not important; however, I would like to be able to play PSX, PS2, and PS3 backups. I do have some experience hacking (PSP, Wii), but I would like to avoid doing any type of soldering.
 

G-STAR01

Active Member
Newcomer
Joined
Aug 1, 2012
Messages
30
Trophies
0
XP
63
Country
Depends greatly on which route you want to take.
1. CFW
2. ODE

Look these links:
http://www.ps3devwiki.com/ps3/SKU_Models
http://www.ps3devwiki.com/ps3/Datecode

CFW offers a lot more but the online is easy to detect.
Now CFW is only supported on 1k and 2k models that are downgradeable to 3.56.
If you go down the CFW route, you'll be looking for one of two things.
1. PS3 that is already on 3.55 fw or below, or already on CFW.
2. PS3 that that is on 3.56 or downgradeable to 3.56 or below - Datecodes up to 1A.

If you choose number two, you'll need to downgrade it using a hardware flasher or install a 4.xx cfw directly using a hardware flasher.
Flashers such as the E3 don't require soldering but it can be pretty expensive (same for ode ofc).
So it's usually a better option to find some one fairly local that is willing to do it for a reasonable fee.
Make sure you get that person to clean the dust inside and re-apply good quality thermal paste.
I remember when I offered my services I would include that with the service, make sure you get them to do the same.


Now I haven't been keeping up to date with all the new ODE news but at least from what I last heard was that it is safer to use online than CFW.
But they did have issues with some of the latest firmwares, I'm not sure what's up with 3k3y, they seem to be dead but Cobra require either a swap disc or extra addons, which is something you can look into if ur interested.
And if you're looking at some of the latest models, you ideally want to re-check if cobra supports them or not.
ODE has less to offer and is expensive, it is only an optical drive emulator (hardware) but it's useful for those that have 'unhackable' PS3 models.
Whether or not these require soldering, I'm not sure, I think it depends on the model.
You can play PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on both.

So choose ur path & I'll try help where I can.
 

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • HiradeGirl @ HiradeGirl:
    Be a folder? What's the exact error message?
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Just double click the folder and add it
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    The root folder where you have games stored
  • HiradeGirl @ HiradeGirl:
    Yeah, just try the "add new game directory".
  • JefferyCuddletrousers @ JefferyCuddletrousers:
    no error message, and its just a file not a folder
  • HiradeGirl @ HiradeGirl:
    And do what the troll said.
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Yeah but Citra uses that to scan folders
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    So it could be like C:\\Games\folder\game.Cci
  • JefferyCuddletrousers @ JefferyCuddletrousers:
    nothing like that pops up
  • JefferyCuddletrousers @ JefferyCuddletrousers:
    wait i mightve gotten it
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    You'll want to add c:\\Games\folder
  • JefferyCuddletrousers @ JefferyCuddletrousers:
    it works now i have no clue what just happened?

    :nayps3:
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    You can also drag and drop the game into it for future reference
  • JefferyCuddletrousers @ JefferyCuddletrousers:
    i know that, it just wouldnt show because it had to be a file and it wasnt
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Well now it works
  • JefferyCuddletrousers @ JefferyCuddletrousers:
    yeah im confused but thanks all for trying to help haha
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    Think this Nyko PowerPak+ in my OG 3DS is starting to expand ever so slightly 😨 what a shame, to have to go back to an OG size battery soon.
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Most emulators will be like that where it asks for a parent directory
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    @Sicklyboy, 3ds batteries are fairly cheap just don't overspend on oem
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    Yeah I just like this massive extended battery lol
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    Lol length
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    I remember those psp batteries that came with bulged psp battery covers
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    my PSP battery started swelling up AGES ago
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    As in I got rid of the battery when I noticed
  • K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2:
    People were hacking batteries just to cfw them
    K3Nv2 @ K3Nv2: People were hacking batteries just to cfw them