I've just purchased a PS3 Slim 320Gb with OFW 4.11. I've been reading a lot on CFW but I can't find a way to do it with my PS3 without doing NAND. So I'm looking for guidance on what to do, I don't need PSN, I need to be able to use multiman or similar to use games from ext HDD.
I hope I've used the correct language to explain, I've read so many posts and found so many fake links that I really need to ask support.
Right now you cannot install a CFW on your PS3. To install a CFW you need to be on 3.55 or lower firmware. So you have two options:
1. Determine the lowest firmware your console will support. If it can go to 3.55 then you can get someone with hardware NOR flasher to downgrade your console to 3.55.
2. Wait and keep an eye on this website.Maybe soon there is a new CFW that you can install on your console without the downgrade. Some people say that this is impossible. Everything is impossible until someone figures out how to do it, right? There are ways to fake MD5 and perhaps there are ways to fake/bypass 3.56 hash checks, who knows?