6w ago - Today some videos surfaced from Haxck ODE / juansbeck hacks demonstrating what appears to be a HaxckODE ODE (Optical Drive Emulator) for the PS3 Super Slim 4000 (4K) series of consoles with details incoming.
Below are the videos as well as some related information, as follows:
Video #1: HaxckODE Jailbreak PS3 Super Slim 4000 Series - this is the haxckODE jailbreak PlayStation 3 Super Slim is the first device that emulates the PS3 hard drive is an internal drive solution storage.
Video #2: PlayStation 3 Slim CECH 3001b Programada - This is the programming model of the PS3 cech 3000 and should work the same way on a super slim ps3 the programming for the team juansbeck hybrid is an initial demonstration games version 4.31 running on the latest version as of today console Sony PlayStation 3.
From haxckode: HaxckODE characteristics far.
It is an internal memory device to initiate original hard drive requires an embedded system that decrypts the original hard drive to start and it keeps doing that encryption dump its internal memory of the haxckODE, then act as a mirror to the system accepts as yet maximum storage unit supplanting 16gb original hard disk.
No soldering required, connects to the bay hdd via SATA interface...
While pricing isn't confirmed yet, the upgraded flash memory PlayStation 3 consoles are expected to cost slightly more than the current generation models. Below are the details, to quote:
"A German online retailer confirmed via Facebook that in October a new PS3 with 12GB of flash memory will appear. More information on the console has not been provided.
It was speculated long ago that Sony would release a new version of the PS3. Sources are indicating that this PS3 will possibly have an even smaller box than the PS Slim, meaning a new ultra-slimline design is on the way. We're also expecting a hike in price, although no figures are available.
Sony's German PR chief Guido Alt commented that he knew nothing of the existence of such a console, when questioned by Gamereactor. But with Tokyo Game...
50w ago - Today Japanese site PocketNews (linked above) reports a new PS3 Slim model (CECH-4000 / CECH-4001x) has been spotted registered on the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) site.
While there is little information on the new SKU, the FCC ID is listed as AK8CBEH19C1 and rumors suggest the new PlayStation 3 model may feature a top-loading disc tray similar to the one on the PS2 Slim.
El33tOnline.com also points out that PS3 Firmware 4.20 slightly changed the wording on the XMB from 'Eject Disc' to 'Remove Disc' when you press Triangle to bring up a disc-based game's option menu.. stating, "Sony released a PS2 Super Slim in 2008 that featured an internal power supply and was lighter than the original Slim model."
To quote, roughly translated: "You think AK8CBEH19C1 is FCC ID, so CECH-4001x model number in North America, and appeared in the model number called CECH-4000B or CECH-4000A in the country.