I got something for someone with an updated PS3 to try out. Not sure if it'll work with 4.21CFW so it will probably need to be 4.30CFW.
Do a network transfer from OFW 4.30 PS3. You know the backup over network to a 2nd PS3.
On that CFW PS3 you should have FTP access. so install MultiMan and FTP and whatever else.
Do the network trnasfer backup option the other way, from the CFW PS3 to the OFW PS3.
Does the homebrew transfer? Does it work? What has changed?
That might be 1 way to get homebrew on a PS3 with OFW above 3.55.
since fw above 3.55 has other inbuilt checks, i would assume that as soon as you turned off the ps3 and then back on again, the ps3 would brick. i'm probably wrong, but i'd only test this if you have a hardware flasher.
either that or the homebrew would transfer but couldn't run cos no patches in lv1 or anywhere else (no peek and poke support)
Last edited by G Sus; 11-04-2012 at 08:23 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost