I have a CECHA01 PS3, which I had to pay a bunch for in order to get low firmware. I installed 3.55 OFW, then installed a custom firmware on it (I believe it's one of Rogero's, or possibly reBug) Haven't turned it on in about 4 months so I'm sure it's way outdated now and I won't be able to get on PSN. Is it still worth trying to spoof my firmware so I can go on PSN? I actually got my main account banned (probably from playing a game online using mmCM, I understand that's risky) as well as my console itself, hence why I had to buy another console... so now I have two PSN accounts, one for my Vita which I don't use any hacks with and another for my PS3. So, some specific questions... Is 3.55 still the most current firmware to have custom firmware mods for it? Is there any less risk of being banned now than there was before? I saw a thread about Cobra USB going open source. I have a Cobra USB and used it until their CFW got blocked and I couldn't go on PSN. Is there any way to have CFW that can get on PSN AND play backed up PS2 games? I have a CECHA01 as I mentioned so literally the ONLY reason I needed that stupid dongle was for their DRM I've seen a bit of mention of ODEs. The 3Key being one of them. Would it be worth buying one of the "super slim" models that costs $200, slapping a hard drive in there (I have plenty of 2.5" hard drives to go around), and getting an ODE? I still want my CECHA01 for certain things - such as ripping SACDs, hence my need for CFW... Speaking of ODEs, assuming I do 1:1 copies, is there any risk of PSN bans? Or is it pretty safe as long as you aren't modifying the disc contents? Admittedly I haven't really kept up with the scene... I hardly used my PS3 anyway since it was such a hassle to get online and I primarily use Xbox Live for console gaming. But with the PS4 coming out I figured it wouldn't hurt to get a working solution once and for all. Finally, one last thing: Has anyone actually been able to decrypt PS3 DLC files? I've seen a few apps written for it, but every time I tried them with Guitar Hero songs (don't ask why I want those), it couldn't find the key - I left them bruteforcing for days on end with no luck... even using the eboot file from the retail disc.