How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

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How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Switcheroo » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:58 pm

How To Install Custom Firmware ("Jailbreak") Your 3.55 (or older) PS3
(Original Tutorial)


Notes:
- NEW Video Tutorial Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYoV-dS9Gxo
- Tutorial created by Switcheroo
- My Skype, if you need help: tonybarzini
- This detailed guide will show you how to correctly install Custom Firmware (CFW) on your PS3
- You must already have a 3.55 (or older) PS3, you cannot jailbreak PS3 versions after 3.55
- You must have a USB stick
- Disable PS3 internet connection for now, remove any discs from the drive, and NEVER "Update from Internet"
- Tested using PS3 slim (model number coming soon)
- You follow this tutorial at your own risk, I'm not liable if you attempt this and fail.
- Mods/Admins please sticky this where appropriate.

PC Steps


1) Download your preferred CFW system firmware from here:



2) Extract folder contents to Desktop



3) Create a folder on the root of the USB stick named "PS3"



4) Create a folder inside of the "PS3" folder named "UPDATE"



5) Copy PS3UPDAT.PUP into "UPDATE" folder



6) Eject USB stick from computer and insert into your PS3



PS3 Steps


1) Navigate to Network Settings and DISABLE Internet Connection and remove any discs from the drive


2) Navigate to "System Update" and choose to "Update from Storage Media", NEVER from Internet



3) Allow CFW to install like any other update




Final Notes and Terminology:

OFW - Original Firmware, official firmware distributed on PS3 systems by Sony
CFW - Custom Firmware, alternative firmware created by hackers

- If you have a version before 3.55 OFW you should update to 3.55 OFW and then install 3.55 CFW

-You may have to format your USB stick in order for the Update to be detected. Format it to Fat32 with default allocation size.
- You may have to install the CFW from the recovery menu if you cannot install it from the XMB.
Jailbreak - Means to install Custom Firmware (CFW)
- If you log into PSN while on a CFW console you may be banned.
- Never "Update From Internet", you will permanently lose the ability to have CFW

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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Switcheroo » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:58 pm

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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby BJ Downtown » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:25 am

Trying to save time.
On 2 PS3s that have custom firmware can you save to by setting up all the files like mgo data and mutliman on 1 PS3 then just cloning the HDD for the second one?
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Switcheroo » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:06 pm

BJ Downtown wrote:Trying to save time.
On 2 PS3s that have custom firmware can you save to by setting up all the files like mgo data and mutliman on 1 PS3 then just cloning the HDD for the second one?


Not that way. Hard drives are locked to each PS3 they're used in. In order to use a HDD in another PS3 it will have to be formatted. But you could copy the MGS4/MGO game data from one PS3 to another using a USB stick though. & It only takes about a minute to install multiman.
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Broken_Blade » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:39 am

Okay so im completely clueless with all of this stuff so first i gotta send my ps3 off to be downgraded (if its above 3.55) then follow this guide? or could the person downgrading it do all of this?
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby GHzGangster » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:45 am

Broken_Blade wrote:Okay so im completely clueless with all of this stuff so first i gotta send my ps3 off to be downgraded (if its above 3.55) then follow this guide? or could the person downgrading it do all of this?

First, you have to send it off, yes. Then, you might be able to have the person downgrading install a specific CFW for you, but I'm going to guess they're going to charge you a small fee most of the time. You are able to do this yourself, it should be pretty simple (and it's probably a very good thing to know, so you don't screw yourself over).
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby veteranmantis » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:10 am

for some reason when i open the link with the cfgs(next gen ) it says this The NextGenUpdate security system has been triggered by your request, which has resulted in your access being restricted.
whyy?can you upload in private or however you want the right update to downgrade or w/e my ps3
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby GHzGangster » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:17 am

veteranmantis wrote:for some reason when i open the link with the cfgs(next gen ) it says this The NextGenUpdate security system has been triggered by your request, which has resulted in your access being restricted.
whyy?can you upload in private or however you want the right update to downgrade or w/e my ps3

No idea, here is Rogero 4.55 v1.00 CFW (194.4 MB).
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Switcheroo » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:26 pm

You might have to copy and paste the link ( http://www.nextgenupdate.com/forums/ps3 ... ction.html ) into your browser, but the CFW Ghz linked to should work fine.
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby veteranmantis » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:30 am

it says the data is corrupted and this number 8002F957
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Switcheroo » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:36 am

veteranmantis wrote:it says the data is corrupted and this number 8002F957


What version is your PS3 and what version of CFW are you trying to install? Does your usb look like "root:PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP" ?
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby veteranmantis » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:52 am

i want so much to play mgo again im trying to find ways to play. if i format my ps3 and plug in the usb with the correct cfw that you will send me then can play mgo?.... :oops:
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Switcheroo » Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:57 am

veteranmantis wrote:i want so much to play mgo again im trying to find ways to play. if i format my ps3 and plug in the usb with the correct cfw that you will send me then can play mgo?.... :oops:


No, formatting your PS3 won't fix your CFW install problem. But I can't help you if you don't answer the questions.

Try formatting the USB stick to fat32 with default settings, and then try again, but please read my previous post.
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby veteranmantis » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:40 am

ehhhmm 4.65 i was trying to install rogero 4.55 v1 cfw the cfw that a guy post as a reply in this post
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Re: How To Install CFW (Jailbreak) Your 3.55 (or older) PS3

Postby Switcheroo » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:44 am

veteranmantis wrote:ehhhmm 4.65 i was trying to install rogero 4.55 v1 cfw the cfw that a guy post as a reply in this post


So your PS3 hasn't been jailbroken yet and it's on 4.65 OFW (official firmware)?

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