Hi guys, I am currently running jb on my phat PS3 with my TI84+.
I am considering installing CFW on my PS3. Questions that I have (in this order):
1- Do I still need to power cycle (turn off switch in the back, turn back on, power, eject) to have the jailbreak running?
2- Do I still need the TI84+ attached whenever I boot up the PS3 for the jailbreak to work?
3- I have many games backed up (3.42+ games) that I require the jailbreak to run. Will these games stay on my PS3 (hdd0/GAMEZ/) or will I have to load them onto a backup drive and replace the files later and/or back up the games via disc again? If I do, is there currently a method for the PS3 to read NTFS file systems?
4- Will my currently installed homebrew apps stay on the PS3 (multiman, gaia manager, open manager, etc)?
5- Is there any chance of my PS3 bricking, like with the waninko CFW? If so, how can I tell if my PS3 will brick or not?
6- If there is no risk of the PS3 bricking, which CFW would provide the greatest compatibility and run the most games? Which is the most stable so far?
7- What would be the best method and most noob proof method of installing CFW? From my understanding, I need to update to 3.55 OFW before installing a 3.55 CFW. Is this true?
1/2: That is only needed with JB- method. With custom firmware it will already be ready to play backups/ homebrew, no need to boot it in JB mode.
3: They will stay. The latest update of multiman should allow you to use NTFS, You can find it here: http://www.ps3news.com/ps3-hacks-jai...pport-arrives/
4: All apps should still remain on the PS3, yes
5/6: No, there isn't any risk involved with bricking with CFW. The most compatible (and used) these days is KMEAW CFW.
7: Yes, go to ofw 3.55 first and then run Kmeaw cfw3.55 (if that's the one you want). If you cannot get it to run you would need to do it in recovery mode.
I have kmeaw and multiman installed. But my backups do not play. I have tried to search, but came up with nothing. The manager loads correctly, but none of my games start. I have 3.55 kmeaw with multiman 1.16.03 (newest one). I tried lv2 v6 and lvl2 8 patchers and they did nothing. I even tried Rogero 8.1 and still none of the backups are loading. What am I doing wrong?
Edited just for you itzbilly, if this is not clear enough try the search button at the top of the page, look for Kmeaw CFW.
From Recovery Mode/Menu
1) Update to 3.55 ofw
2) Then update to 3.55 patched cfw (Kmeaw (suggested), Wutangzra, Waninkoko: you can download it or create it yourself (download recommended)
3) install latest Multiman package
4) install BDEMU-355KM.pkg
5) you need to have all original eboot and param.sfo of the backups for games to run on 3.55 CFW
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