- 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.
1) Download your preferred CFW system firmware from here:
- Link 1: http://www.nextgenupdate.com/forums/ps3-cheats-customization/658052-complete-ofw-cfw-dex-sex-mfw-ps3-collection.html
(Please note that you must now have Custom Firmware 4.66, 4.70 (or higher) installed on your PS3 in order to play MGO2R.
Here's how to update your CFW if you don't know how, viewtopic.php?f=24&t=2055)
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
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
Have a nice day.