I have a 3.41 ps3 (jap) that I jailbreaked with my Ti-84 for sometime ago. I did recently move and have not been able to follow the scene so much and would like you guy what I should do now.
The last thing I read was that it was possible to install a permanent jailbreak on the 3.55, but you could get a brick depending on what kind of model you've got. Is this still the case? is there a safe way to do a perm.jailbreak on the machine now? Or should I stick with 3.41?
Sorry for all the noobish questions, but the PS3 scene has moved so fast and I don't know what to do right now.
Now you question: the latest jailbreaking method is to install a "custom firmware v3.55"... mostly used ist "kmeaw". But check out others (cfw's) too and read some about... but there was a poll a few weeks ago... 90% used kmeaw.
After you flashed a custom firmware you dont need to connect a dongle or/and do the "hit power-on button twice" thing. You should have perma installed the option "Install Package" for installing homebrew like backup manager (multiman)
works nice on slim.
PS: not sure there is a 3.56 kmeaw, im still using 3.55 kmeaw.
PPS: some games requires 3.60, thats not hacked yet. maybe soon.
PPPS: chance to brick on slim is nearby zero, on fat models its possible (please correct me someone if i'm wrong!)
Except that you don't have to power cycle your PS3, connect a dongle (or calculator in this case) to it and run a bunch of stuff to make it work. Switch to 3.55 Kmeaw and never look back, everything works great and you don't have to rely on modified eboots to play games written for 3.55.
You will have to patch games for 3.56+, but there are applications to do that now. Also, all new homebrew is written with 3.55 in mind, you will start to have compatibility problems if you stay on 3.41.
Split/Second wouldn't work for me and GT5 kept messing up. More importantly, I don't have to use a dongle or manually enable JB mode in the 3.41 CFW. MultiMan loads a payload when I need it, and unloads it when I don't so BD Playback still works without having to power cycle the console after playing a backed up game.
I stuck to 3.41 for a long time (until about a 6 weeks ago), but I can say that 3.55 Kmeaw is so much easier than any of the other 3.41 solutions.
I would suggest updating to 3.55 Kmeaw it has better support and better compatibility than using 3.41 with a jb as all homebrew are nowadays written for 3.55 as its the lastest and its much simpler to play games that require 3.41+ overall is much simpler and easier