This tutorial will teach you how the modding on PS3 should be done without a special stick (CFW).
From now on you can mod your PS3 without any special stick. The modding will be done at a software level, through a CFW so your warranty won’t be lost. You should know, however, that you will lose your access to PSN. Also, please note that the PS3 modding process has many risks. If it is not performed well, your PS3 may have issues and its normal way of working will be affected. If you are unsure regarding this modding or if you don’t have too much experience with this process, then it would be recommended to ask the help of a specialist. For the more experimented users, we have prepared the following tutorial, which will allow you to mod any PS3.
Modding PS3 without special stick (CFW)
First of all you will need the PS3 3.55 firmware version. So, please update to this new firmware version. If you do not know how to do that, please leave a comment here and I will prepare another tutorial on this, too. If there are some different hacking CFW’s you need to delete them through the recovery mode. You just need the original Sony CFW, which can be downloaded from here . Then you need to set your PS3 in recovery mode. Restore to PS3 System and you will install, then, the original PS3 firmware v3.5.5. Once you will have the original PS3 firmware v3.5.5, we can start the tutorial.
- You need an USB stick or an external hard drive which has been already formatted (in FAT32);
- Download PS3UPDAT.PUP from here. You should know that this file is already patched for the last CFW kmeaw version and it is not an original Sony firmware.
- Connect the USB stick or the external hard drive to the computer and create on it a folder called PS3. In this folder create another folder called “UPDATE” (with CAPS).
- Copy the file which you have already downloaded at the step 2 of this PS3 modding without stick (CFW) tutorial, in the UPDATE folder that you have just created.
- Set your PS3 to recovery mode. After your console entered in Recovery Mode, select the System Update option. Connect the USB stick in which you have copy-pasted the file downloaded at the step 2 of this tutorial. The PS3 will then upgrade to 3.55 kmeaw CFW, which is the most stable in this moment. Now you must follow the instructions on the screen (accept ToS and confirm installation).
- When this process has finished your PS3 is modded. Install the managers (I recommend multiMAN or Gaia with their last versions) and BDEMU2
- You should transfer the games on an external hard disk drive, using the copy/paste feature from Windows.
- If you have problems while playing games on your PS3: boot from multiMAN the games with issues, using Select+X. From options allow “Fix Permissions”. Install lv2patcher and run the Syscall option. Install Fix Permissions and run the small program which sets the chmod 0777 for each file/ folder from the system and it also repairs the permissions/ attributes of those files.
- If you wish to play HD movies (but not limited just to those) on your new modded PS3, I recommend you using Showtime or, as an alternative, PS3 Media Server.
Facts about PS3
PS3 is a gaming console which has been released in Japan in November 2006. The system came in US a few days after this event. The sales in US and Canada have been a real success, all units being sold immediately in the releases days. Sony has used over a billion dollars in the in the advert campaign which took place before the release of PS3. The wireless controller on PS3 was first to come on this market. It works with rechargeable batteries, without cables and it is called sinxaxis. PS3 is also being delivered with DualShock 3 controller (only the 80 GB version) From its release date and until the summer of 2010 the PS3 has been sold in more than 36 million units.
PS3 is currently delivered in 11 versions. The difference between them appears on the amount of staorage space (from 20GB to 320 GB) and, also, when it comes to its size. There are normal devices but also some thin PS3 types.