Tutorial: How to use PS3Xploit to hack your PS3 and go directly to Rebug 4.81.2! (Noob friendly)


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188 Responses

  1. Eraus

    Does anyone else have an issue with the redtrainer or the webclient saying the your not on a playstation too?

  2. mj

    My PS3 shut down after the exploit. The console started but after a minute in the XMB the console shut down with 3 red lights. I don’t know what I would do, but If I repair it, do I need to reapply the exploit? No CFW was installed.

    • PJ

      I would say yes,

      Here is a fast explanation:

      1.Copy the hex file to root of your USB and the standard Ferrox cfw to ps3/update/ Rename it to PS3UPDAT

      2. Make sure you cleared the hitory of the ps3 web browser.
      Go to the redthetrainer website and run the expliot.

      3. Once sucessfull just install the CFW through the usb.

      My ps3 slim never restarted by itself as per instruction (tried countless times) Once i got fed-up running the exploit and waiting for nothing,to happen, i just went to the update, without restarting and it worked. This must be what they ment by version 2 and how it easier and improved?

      Anyway this way worked for me. Now waiting for a N64 emulator and Zdoom for PS3. Playing Brutal doom on PS3 would be awesome.

      • adroitful

        It doesn’t auto reboot with Nor nands it seems. It tells you to shut it down manually on the screen when the success message pops up. However, it does restart itself with the normal Nand type models.

  3. metzen

    Would this work on a dech-2001a model. Its got a 120GB Drive and on Firmware 4.81
    Yes its a DEX system. No its not a converted CECH-2001a system.

  4. fred

    guys i have aplied the exploit and it said success but now the console has gone off. When i turn it on i get only a green light and nothing else and if i press power again it goes off. What did i do wrong and how to fix it

  5. Gammapooka

    My PS3 freezed after the message “success”.
    Waited 15 min and turned my PS3 off.
    Did everything again and after the success message and 15 seconds i heard the 3 beeps and it turned off.
    Then i installed the modded CFW.

    THANKS !

  6. Gammapooka

    A question i can’t find :

    I now have the modified Rebug 4.81.2 on my both PS3’s.
    Can i install any other NOT modified CFW now or will it brick ?

    • kyle

      Good question, does anyone know the answer? I think everything is fully functional from the CFW 4.81.2 though either way right?

  7. tom

    Few niggles but if you couldnt figure it out maybe you shouldnt be playing about with something like this.

  8. Jonathan

    I have a friends console super slim cech 4004c version with a 2d date code. Is it possible to be jailbroken? Unfortunately I dont have it right now to run the patch to check by myself.

  9. Alla

    Nice links, ALL DEAD. like this site

  10. Harsh

    Worked like a charm – not first time but second time. However, I had to bookmark the page first – delete history, cookies and cache, close and open explorer again and then browsed the bookmarked. Thanks a lot guys!!!!!!

  11. steve

    Hi thank you for your work on this but one question. Before testing like in step 1, do i have to be on 4.82? If my console is not on it already, when should I install it? Thank you

  12. Chris

    Oh my frikkin hat!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Flasher worked the bomb, Rebug too, finally I can install updates for GT 6 YESSS!!! I have read up over months and tried PS3PROXY etc etc, but this is the real deal and finally the PS3 is a more usable machine. Praises to you guys, One Love.

  13. Johnny

    Nor-482 and Nana-482.html are not working.

  14. Ivkvo

    http://www.boomretro.com for all you ps3 pleasures 🙂 🙂

  15. Sjaak

    After succesfully applying the patch, the suggestion is made to make a dump.
    I needed to exit and enter the internet browser in order to make the exploit work again for the dumper.

  16. Piticu

    Can ps3 model cech 3004a have cfw ?

    • PJ

      No, but run the minimum version checker to be sure. If you minimum version is 3.55 or below you are good to go.

  17. DonutPhukker

    whats the average fail count until exploit success? I’m on attempt #4

  18. Putin

    Dont Do this Instead do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxkmJfXeKCU

    This sure works I tried! (I tried this website’s too but it freezes so I had to power off and ps3 restored itself so dont do this website’s method!

  19. Cyber Akuma

    I noticed this guide specifically mentions Rebug 4.81, not 4.82, despite needing to be on 4.82OFW. Is there a reason for that, or was rebug just simply not up to version 4.82 when this guide was written?

  20. Odunsi

    Thanks Alot. Worked for me on Fat CECHJ

  21. appolonius

    took me 5 times to “exploit Initialization SUCCESS” so keep trying! 😀

  22. Fwha

    I have a CECHA fat ps3. It keeps freezing the console when I try to Patch NAND Flash Memory.

  23. Death of Chaos

    About 75% into installing Thibobo’s modified PUP it says that it’s corrupt. It gave a an error code but I hadn’t looked it up yet, didn’t have a lot of time to mess with it past that.

  24. Thatwongui

    This needs an update for version 2.0, including redthetrainer links

  25. kittenhammers

    It wont shut down after success. Should i keep trying?