Ps3 softmod/jailbreak FAQ I never got around finishing it so you are welcome to flame me and say whats wrong with it i figure its a start. I will make a new post once i feel its good enough. Can i softmod my ps3 like i did with my wii to run homebrew and backups ? Yes, by installing a CFW(custom firmware) Can I play online with CFW? No. Custom firmware is a modified 3.55 or 3.41 firmware and you would need 3.56 to log in PSN. At this point its either CFW or PSN. Can i brick my ps3 / is it dangerous? Its just as dangerous as doing an official system update. There is an history of brick when CFW first came out, but if you use kmeaw or waninkoko v2 do not have any bricks report in. Will I lose my backup games/save files/trophys/movies? No, the hard drive is untouched when installling a new firmware. Ok how do i do this? 1. Download official firmware 3.55 2. Put it on a usb key/hdd this way USB://PS3/UPDATE/UPDAT.PUP 3. Update to official firmware 3.55. 4. Check the md5 of the updat.pup (you cannot be too sure its included in the file above) 5. Download the firmware patch of your choice 6. Rename patch file to pup.patch and put all the files in the same directory 7. Run runme.bat 8. Copy ps3 folder to the root of usb and check MD5 of USB://PS3/UPDATE/UPDAT.PUP 9. go into Recovery mode with your ps3 holding power for a few seconds hearin 1 beep followed by 2 beep(then you can let go) 10.Choose system update. My brother/cousin uses a psbreak is that good/better? Lets put it this way Cfw is the same as dongle but without the need tu use/buy a device and on top of that dongles only works on firmwares below 3.42 so you make the choice... Will there be a cfw over 3.55? Probably maybe not now but since the public keys were found it is possible to sign homebrew to make the ps3 think they were made by sony themself.3.56 has introduced some new additionnal keys but we don't know yHow to bypass them. Can sony detect this? If you are connected to the internet yes. Because you console sends in Information of your doing to them even if you are not connected to PSN Can this be erased/reverted? Yes just reinstall ofw in recovery mode and format your console noTraces will be left. Be aware that a lot of ps3 files going around are signed with private key these are copywririted we do not want any trouble so so unless they are original code you cant post them on gbatemp.