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    Registered User gametag's Avatar
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    Formatting PS3 HDD means reinstalling CFW?


    If I format my ps3 hd will I have to reinstall CFW? thanks

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    VIP Member oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
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    Firmware is on the flash memory.

    You just can format HDD, so no, you don't have to reinstall it !

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    Registered User gametag's Avatar
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    Will I have to reinstall packages ie multiman?

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    Yes, you will have to reinstall everything on it, except the CFW.

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    if you have a slim or a later version of the phat that has 16MB of flash it depends on how you format your drive it you format it via the ps3 then no you wont have to but if you format if via pc or some other way then yes you will have to reinstall your current firmware or later.

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    Registered User fabian9907's Avatar
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    From what I know, it will delete everything except for what ever format your ps3 is. So you will have to reinstall the packages.

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    I'm still slightly confused.. I intend to format via ps3 xmb. It's early phat model.If I do not have to reinstall CFW how do I go about reinstalling packages ie multiman? thanks

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    Senior Member DaedalusMinion's Avatar
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    You install them as you installed before, using the Install Packages Tab. Except CFW nothing will be left.

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    Junior Member nightwish's Avatar
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    backup your HDD first by internal $ony backupTool... format your Disk and restore the backup... I did it that way a few weeks ago because HDD replacement...

    after restoring my backup... all "selfcreated" folders where available after that ^^ even MM and GT5 were available after that

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