What is the best CFW?

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  1. Sephtenshi
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    I'm sorry if the question is a little stupid. But I have been reading some guides and topics around here and since I'm getting a downgradeable Ps3 I want to start understanding things perfectly.

    So I'm going to Install OFW 3.55 > CFW 3.55 and then some new firmware, right?

    It seems, if I'm not mistaken, there are a lot of options to choose from, like Rogero, ReBug, Kmeaw to name a few. I'd like the board's opinion on which ones are the best and which add-ons are important/necessary (like game managers and etc). I'm only asking since the sticky is kind of unilateral and only speaks about one type. And it also seems a little outdated (albeit useful).

    Thank you in advance and sorry for any inconvenience.
     
  2. tbgtbg

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    I always use Rebug, but I don't have any particular reason why to use that over Rogero, just happened Rebug was the one I went with when I was ditching my dongle, worked fine for me, kept going with it since.
     
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    I second Rebug. I was using Rogero, but Rebug seemed a little more solid to me and I wanted access to petitboot (OtherOS++ install).
     
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    I heard that Rogero is rushed.
    Just a pushed update to bump your FW version counter up a notch (nothing against Rogero as I <3'd his 360 NAND build tool)
    But Rebug takes a little longer before pushing out an update.

    Devin recommended me Rebug and I never have experienced any trouble with it.
    So I'd say Rebug.
     
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    Thank you. Any original disc is good? I have eternal sonata.
     
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    Me BD drive is broken and I haven't had the need for an original disc in the disc tray yet.
    But yes, you can just use any PS3 game ;]
     
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    I've used both and had no problems on either, though I prefer Rebug. Rogero's been warning he may drop support so I'd stick with rebug.
     
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    When you have a disc in the tray, you don´t need to mess around with BD mirror etc.
     
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    Not true. If a game requires BD mirror, the radio button on mM needs to be ticked in the game menu whether there is a disk in the drive or not.
     
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    When you play from internal and have a disc in the drive you don´t need BD mirror.
     
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    Interesting. I'll need to try this when I get home. The only game that I recall that needs to be on the internal and required BD Mirror was DiRT, which I haven't played in several months.
     
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    Not true. It depends on the game. Some games need BD mirror even if there's a disk in the drive.
     
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    Then I had luck, I never needed it with the games i have (around 30). :)
     
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    well habib from my behalf ,it is bug free as long as you know what you are doing ;)
     
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    Yes you probably don't have any game that requires BD Mirror.

    Try F1 Race Stars, Tomb Raider Underworld and Brunswick Pro Bowling for example...
     
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    Those are good examples, here's a few dozen more: http://www.pshomebrew.net/wiki/PS3_Backup_Compatibility_List I've never known a game that required BD Mirror while on ext. hdd not require it once moved to internal hdd.
     
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