Should i downgrade my ps3 or use an ODE?

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  1. CIAwesome526
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    I just got a PS3. I booted it up and its on 4.40, which im aware doesn't support CFW. My PS3 is a CECHG console with a NAND. all the options for downgrading my PS3 seem to cost around $60 or $70 and require soldering (im capable of doing so, but my good iron broke and all i have left is the cheapo Radioshack iron, which is terrible... im also lazy and don't want to solder.). The other option im considering is the Cobra ODE, which is $65 from ModChipsDirect, so they are in similar price ranges for me, but the ODE is simpler to use. I am really just looking to run game backups. which would be a better option for me?

    Thank you! :yayps3:
     
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  2. gunner007

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    Find someone to downgrade it for you.

    ODE's are a hassle anything post 4.55, requiring use of a swap disc to work. Requires way too many hoops to jump through to get anything working.

    With CFW you have so many more options.
     
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    im on 4.40
     
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    It also means you can't play any games higher than 4.40 until you update your OFW, or start resigning eboots and such.
     
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    how much would it cost for someone to downgrade it for me?
     
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    Check local listings or craiglist. Most people do NANDs for about what you pay for an ODE or a little bit more.

    TBQH, are they even stocking those anymore? And avoid 3k3y as they're pretty much MIA.
     
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  7. CIAwesome526
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    most ODEs cost $100 or so, correct? i barely have the $60 to spend. :P

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    im fine with messing with the eboots, minor inconvenience.


    And whats the swap disc thing? i cant find much about it.
     
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    Updating the console beyond 4.6 invokes Sony's AntiODE, which requires a swap disc (similar to the old PS2 swap disc, putting a valid disc in and then replacing it with the backup).

    If you don't have much to spend, then whatever you can afford.
     
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    yeah, i think ode is the best option for me, but im looking into the flashers more, turns out progskeet is more than 60 bucks, so i have to go with teensy if anything.
     
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    How did it go??
     
  11. CIAwesome526
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    I bought a 3k3y (cheapest option that would brick my PS3). And it was going just fine... till my PS3 died on me. Im In the process of repairing it... hopefully.
     
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    Thanks im thinking about getting the 3k3y!
     
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