[Answered] Mount external usb drive as internal ps3 drive?
Is it possible for someone to code a homebrew program like Jaicrabs firm loader but instead of mounting the usb drive as dev_flash and the real flash as dev_flash0 mount the usb drive as dev_hdd0 and the real hdd as something else. then in theory when you download the latest update from the web on ps3 it would download and decrypt the pup onto the mounted usb drive.
Then it just the matter of decrypting the data on the usb drive using the ps3 hdd decryption method to get the unencrypted flash of the latest firmware version then use Jaicrabs program to run it and get online without updating the actual flash! Is this possible?
P.S. I would try this myself but I lack progamming know-how let alone programming for the ps3
the best solution would be to have 2 ps3's one for online and one offline for homebrew. I usually don't play online but i like to chat with friends and purchase psn games on PSN. this was just me trying to speculate on a way to get the firmware for 3.50 and load it on usb and access PSN and download demos and purchase PS Store games.