Should i update 4.21 PS3 Slim?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by superspudz2000, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. superspudz2000
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    the PS3, is CECH-3001B, on 4.21 firmware.

    from what i can gather you need <3.55 for softmod, and <4.55 for modchips?

    i can't afford those $100 ODE right now and there is DLC i want to download. is it even worth it to stay on the firmware?
     
  2. gunner007

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    Can't put CFW on 3K series anyway. ODE is the only option. Or sell it and find a 2501 or lower model.
     
  3. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    you can use the backup hack below 4.70 (i think). you can play some pirated PSN titles when below the latest firmware but its a long and arduous process.
     
  4. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Jut update and move along. Ode is useless
     
  5. superspudz2000
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    how do you mean?. wouldn't ODE at least be able to play burnt backups?

    also do you only need the "drive key" for ODE, so is it possible to get the drive key on 4.77? is ODE blocked in >4.55
     
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    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    You will need a bluray burner as well to play games. Its a pain in the ass. I think ode is now patched anyhow. Sell it and buy a console that can be downgraded and have cfw installed.
     
  7. Justin20020

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    All slim models with 120 gb are able to downgrade.
     
  8. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    No. Look at the model number. 25xx manufactured befor December 2011 are good to go.

    25xx
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    21xx
     
  9. superspudz2000
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    yeah you're totally right. its not worth the hassle. i'm too lazy to take it apart and solder. and there is the Blu-Ray burner problem.

    its not like it used to be, they don't print games in rare limited quantities like the previous generations, no Japanese only games. no PS3 / 360 games are that expensive or hard to find. and isnt worth it for homebrew anymore when gaming PCs are affordable nowadays and indie games flood the market
     
  10. Myth

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    I recomend selling your slim and buying a CFW ps3, running games off a HDD will save you money in the long run, if you buy a CECHA, CECHB or CECHE01 then you get ps2 support.
     
  11. BasedIndex

    BasedIndex Hey, that's pretty good!

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    Just buy an account from russians with balance or even those certain dlcs you want.
    I know a way around. Have like 14 accs on my ps3 atm. Tell me if you're interested.