PS3 new HDD

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by pspunabletohack, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. pspunabletohack
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    If I install a new hard drive in my PS3 and install OFW, can I still update to Rebug with the PUP update file?
    Or do I need to run the ps3xploit again?

    I know you can directly install Rebug from the recovery menu, but I'm just curious.
     
  2. tech3475

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    Can't answer the question as I've only ever used the signed FW method and rebug from recovery, but I'd make sure to make a full backup of the HDD via FTP/USB including all partitions and do NAND/NOR backups and not use just use the backup utility if that was your plan..
     
  3. Hayato213

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    You gonna have to redo Ps3xploit again.
     
  4. pspunabletohack
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    When I did the exploit I followed a tutorial from YouTube if I remember correctly. And I have saved a dump.hex file before doing the exploit so I guess that is the original NOR?

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    Won't that brick the console? I read someone bricked their console this way on the forums.
     
  5. DinohScene

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    Why would you install OFW?
    If your console is on the latest Rebug, just plug in a new drive and update to the latest Rebug.

    It'll be like nothing happened except a sea of space that you suddenly gained.
    Oh and the console being back to "stock"
     
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  6. SonsofOcelot

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    Will confirm what DinohScene posted. I just upgraded to a 500gb hdd and to rebug 4.82.2 rex all at the same time without issues. No need to redo ps3xploit.
     
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