Was stupid and bought a non backwards compatible PS3

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by SworDancer, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. SworDancer
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    I want to play my PS2 games again and I didn't do research and got a 2 USB CECHL PS3 that runs 4.81. I'm wondering if its downgradable without spending any money.
    Please anything would help.
     
  2. finkmac

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    ??? What do you mean, Downgradable without spending any money?
    Like for PS2 BC? That's hardware. You can't add hardware that doesn't exist, and you can't add BC to a system that doesn't have it.
    Or do you mean like for CFW? In that case, no. You'd need to buy an E3 flasher.

    I'd like to get my BC system running myself, but honestly… Just get a PS2… they're dirt cheap!
     
  3. SworDancer
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    I talking about CFW or to be specfic MultiMan. Thanks for the info too.
     
  4. MeAndHax

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    No multiman. No PS2 games. No free games. No cheats for you.
    You can't just "downgrade my PS3 from the latest version without spending any money" otherwise everyone would do it..
    Sony is really harsh in topic "CFW". They will do everything that's possible to avoid that.
     
  5. TherealDarknes

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    i actually think its perfectly reasonable to think that a new method of getting homebrew on ps3 for free would come out and get completely ignored by everyone because there to busy with the switch ps4 xbox one and 3ds to worry about this old console
     
  6. Ominous66521

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    If you are on a slim then it has to be a 2000 model only which can be downgraded from hardmoding.If you are on a 3000 then it's impossible to hack.
     
  7. TherealDarknes

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    it will cost to have it downgraded and it is downgradeable i have a modded cechl if you are interested in purchasing
     
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    I disagree 100%. If someone figured out a way to downgrade the PS3 without using external hardware it would be huge news and probably posted in every homebrew-related community.

    As to the OP, there is currently no way to downgrade your PS3 without requiring external hardware of some kind. If you don't want to spend any money whatsoever, you're out of luck. If you don't mind spending $40 or so, you could send your PS3 out to someone that will perform the downgrade for you (or look around on craigslist, sometimes you'll find people who will do it for cheaper plus they'll be in your area so no shipping costs). You could buy a downgrader and do it yourself, but last I checked the prices for most downgraders were around $50-$80 depending on what you go for.
     
  9. TherealDarknes

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    well the sega saturn is getting ready to be able to play games from usb and i haven't heard of anyone talking about that even though thats a pretty major thing

    also what do you mean what you go for aren't all downgraders for ps3 the same?
     
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    I forgot
    PS3s throughout the years have been released with two different flash chips, a NAND chip and a NOR chip. The Progskeet and the Teensy++2.0 support both, but the popular E3 Flasher only supports NOR. His particular model uses a NOR flash, so he can use any of the three.
     
  11. TherealDarknes

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    huh i never knew about any other flasher than the e3
     
  12. tbb043

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    All PS3 systems are BC. Just not with PS2. But with PSX they all are. Play some PSX games.
     
  13. Ominous66521

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    A year later after this post and a way to inject ps2 backups without cfw comes out.Patience is a virtue isnt it?
     
  14. juc27pmg

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    I did the whole ps3xploit and now it works just fine. Time to play some sphinx and the cursed mummy. And luckily for me this ps3 was given to me by a friend a year ago with a whole tv so
     
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  15. mikey420

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    Holy necrobumps batman!
     
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  16. Traace

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    All PS3 systems are BC. Just the first revision (CECHAXX, CECHBXX) has full hardware support for PS2 Games. CECHCXX lost PS2 Emotion Engine already, thus playing PS2 games on these is achieved via hardware support and a software emulator. While every newer PS3 has none PS2 Chips anymore that doesn't mean they are not BC, Sony uses software only to emulate PS2 on newer systems. I actually play PS2 Games on my Slim cfw. The compatibility is just lower compared to first revision.

    On a OFW you can download PS2 games from PS Store. On CFW its possible to start the ISO's
     
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