I recently got a ps3 with a YLOD from a friend. I got it running last night and now I am ready to jailbreak it. I have been doing some reading this afternoon on your forum and a few other places but I am a little confused as to what I need to get started.
From what I understand I need a special USB dongle to get the ps3 into debug mode so I can roll back the firmware and install homebrew apps. Is this correct? if so which one do I need? I found the E3 reader and the BlackCatUSB but I am not sure what the advantages are of one over the other. The E3 is a lot cheaper from what I found so I would rather go that route if it works.
Also once I do the initial patching do I need to use the USB dongle everytime I want to install a new homebrew app or is it like the Wii (initial install gets a homebrew channel and all apps are available there just by placing them on the media)?
Any help is greatly appreciated.