New PS3 hacking possible?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by maow, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. maow
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    maow Newbie

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    My Children are after a PS3 for Christmas, if they get a brand new console is hacking for backups possible? Is it a softmod or does the console need to be opened?

    Sorry for the newbie question its not something I have look into before, only used DS cartridges.
     
  2. Jehuty25

    Jehuty25 GBAtemp Regular

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    afaik, the brand new ps3s out now cannot be hacked. Either get a used one or pray that the one you buy from a store has OFW 3.55 or 3.40.
     
  3. IceIceBird

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    I personly think you gonna be fine even with a ps3 with newer firmware very soon, I think probably right before christmas so keep an eye on the ps3 scenes latest news. For Example Here is some reading to do about an upcomming jailbreak for firmware 3.73 by KaKaRoTo.
     
  4. Jehuty25

    Jehuty25 GBAtemp Regular

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    I wouldn't be surprised if all this did was make it possible to create CFW based on 3.73, not enabling anyone to install CFW onto it.
     
  5. Giga_Gaia

    Giga_Gaia Shinigami

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    Actually, it was stated you can install it from 3.73, in other words, this is for people stuck on 3.73,

    Then again, if you're on 3.55, someone reliable will just take his work, enable piracy features like backup managers and make a new firmware.

    Once reliable working 3.73 CFW starts rolling out from reliable sources, there won't be any points to remain on 3.55.
     
  6. lukands

    lukands I took the little bus here

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    I read the info in the link, all it states is jailbroken OFW, nothing about CFW. So people just looking to play free games I think they are out of luck but sounds like good news for the homebrew scene
     
  7. Jehuty25

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    Wow really? Didn't see that part, that would be great :O
     
  8. maow
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    Thanks for replies, I think I will hold on the hacking for now. Hope a mod is out soon for new ps3 latest FW.
     
  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    I'm on Official firmware 3.41 jailbroken with a Rockbox USB dongle, I don't have a custom firmware installed and yet I can launch homebrew, backup Managers and play my backuped games from external HDD.

    Piracy don't "need" a cfw, it only need a way to launch unsigned (or resigned) homebrew, which Jailbreak is allowing.


    Homebrew can be anything, from a legal game, legal applications, to a legal backup manager...
    Piracy is what users do with these programs.
    The console don't detect if the user is pirating or not, a homebrew is just a homebrew.