Welcome to PS3 News! We recently made some changes, and below are 4 very important things ALL PS3News.com users should know:

1) Always try a Search before asking questions that may already have been answered. We have also implemented Site News article TITLE and TAG search functionality for users logged in as well.

This is a very powerful search engine, and you will likely find what you are seeking when searching our article title or article tag databases.

2) Post questions such as "Is my PS3 jailbreakable?" in the PS3 Help & Support Forum, and be sure to include the model and version information using MinVerChk.

Currently 3.55 PS3 Firmware consoles are hackable (up to 3.56 with a Flasher) and 4.XX PS3 Firmware consoles are downgradable (with a Flasher), however, 3K and 4K model PS3 consoles can not be downgraded at all so if you have one sell it and find an older revision.

If you do not have a Flasher, you may have someone such as racer0018 do it for you once you are able to use Private Messages (PMs) on our site... see #4 below on how to do this.

If you are seeking help with PS3 hacking, jailbreaking, PSN unbanning, etc be sure to check this thread for MANY useful links: http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps3-cf...ry-118021.html

3) What is the latest PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware and how to install it?

There are many PS3 CFW / MFW versions available, however, the most popular are below:

4) How do I use Private Messages (PMs) at PS3News.com?

In order to use Private Messages (PMs) here you must Register and login, then become a Contributor by meeting the following criteria:

  • Be registered for 7 days.
  • Make 7 quality posts (longer than 1 sentence) commenting on our daily Site News articles.
  • Introduce yourself in our New Member Introduction forum (which counts as 1 of the 7 required posts) and view the Site Rules as well.

If you do not wish to wait 7 days or make 7 posts to use Private Messages (PMs) and view both our site and forums 100% ad-free, you may also upgrade to a Premium VIP Membership which will allow you to bypass the waiting and post restriction requirements.

Finally, if you make a post and it doesn't show up right away this is because posts containing some words (those commonly used by spammers such as "credit" in "credit cards" for example) are automatically moderated and will appear once a Staff member approves them.