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


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  2. Cornchip

    Can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for the post.

  3. Q13E5

    Thank you for the info!

  4. Krisu

    At 70% i have message “data is corrupted (8002f957) anybody?

    • E.N.D

      Got the same problem 3 times at 4th time i did it it works just try installing over and over till it intall lol

    • DudeGuy

      Same thing happened to me until I realized that my system was a NOR flash console and not NAND as I had previously thought, even though the web flash process still succeeded despite choosing the wrong option. After redoing the flash process having chosen NOR then everything installed smoothly.

    • anthonysanya

      i got the same error, any ideas on the remedy??

    • anthonysanya

      mine is at 80%

  5. nobdhelp

    I had a heck of a time with a nobd system last night. For those who have a broken BD drive starting step 4:
    install Overflow CfW from here http://www.psx-place.com/threads/4-82-overflow-cfw-collection.15450/
    go to install packages from system root and install the QA toggle, Run QA toggle should go black then reload XMB after a minute or so
    go to settings and scroll all the way down and press L1, L2, L3, R1, R2, R3, dpad Down all at once to verify QA has been enabled.
    next you can install any CFW you want, but I recommend FERROX Cobra 7-3 nobd which his here http://www.psx-place.com/threads/4-81-ferrox-cobra-7-3-nobd-cfw-by-alexander.11886/

  6. Icedcream

    Good write up 🙂
    Ive done a couple of installs now.
    Wish I knew about Thibobo’s PUP yesterday :/

  7. Makak1984

    It must be installed at 4.82 or 4.81?

  8. anonymity

    Thank you Aurora for this detailed tutorial, it does give me a more assuring feeling and will finally try the exploit on my 2011 ps3 slim model.

  9. Mercury

    I’ve already installed a different CFW with this hack. Would it be safe to install the modified REBUG PUP file now from CFW?

    • MadMack

      Modified REBUG is safe and don’t forget to install Rebug toolbox and modMan…

    • TehCupcakes

      The instructions CLEARLY state this exploit entry point is designed for OFW! You SHOULD NOT use this method to install Rebug on a system that already has CFW. However, there are guides out there that explain how to install rebug properly from another cfw. (E.g. FERROX, the only 4.82 firmware as far as I’m aware.)

  10. H

    I have done maybe 20 ps3s with e3 flasher the temps are never good even after applying arctic mx4. Syscon fan control idles the ps3s around 65 to 70 deg c.

    I want to try this on a not much used, unopened slim ps3 to see how the stock paste idle temps are; but i guess thats near to impossible.

  11. makak1984

    For me it refused to load exploit… more than 10 tries and nothing

    • H

      Did u try to dump the nor first? Just cos its a first try and dumping is safe as you are not writing anything to the flash. What error are you getting? Are you able to get the server running?

      • H

        Ok i tried dumping only my cech2004 model. I had to create an htdocs folder within the extracted folder and COPY all files to htdocs also. Then i ran the miniweb from the main folder. This way i was able to get the server running. Also i used lan not wifi

    • Success...Brick?

      I got “success…” on the second try (had to first enabled javascript – missing from tutorial). In the end the web browser just froze. Assuming getting a bricked console as a result so not recommending the method. I first updated to 4.82 OFW, put flsh.hex to root of usb and stuck it to the right-most usb port as instructed, then selected NOR page since having CECH-2104A.

      • Success...Brick?

        Restarted the console manually from power button after 30+ minutes waiting. It still starts, but not sure whether the method was successful and can proceed with Rebug (haven’t made NOR backup either since was not in instructions).

        • Aurora

          It seems that the exploit sometimes freezes even if it’s sucessful. Trying again has the done trick for some people as per the Reddit thread I linked.

          If it didn’t beep thrice, it shouldn’t have worked.

          • Success...No Brick

            Thanks Aurora! Got Rebug installed today after multiple tries (on the last try used controller through wifi and no usb cable on the left most port if it made any difference). Next testing what can be done with this: RetroArch installed and checked (no n64 emulation there yet). Then interested in PS2 emulation possibilities apparently requires Rebug Toolbox Full at least – didn’t today get to it yet and if some other useful posts and nice homebrews come by I will follow with great interest. Thanks a lot!

    • TurboSnail

      After it failed on retries, click Refresh, then you have to start the exploit very fast.

  12. Valerkos

    Hax successed, but, I’m waiting aroung 10 minutes and nothing happening. Do I need to panic?

  13. nebu_187

    I am so angry! I bought a PS3 and asked especially for a 120 gb slim because they are safe and they sent me a 160 GB one wich is a 3xxx NOOOOO

  14. Dude

    Installing rebug keeps failing at 73 percent telling me that the data is corrupt.

  15. Machow8

    Why is this ‘Rebug 4.81.2 REX 4.82Syscon Thibobo’ better than ‘Overflow_4.82_v5_nobd_cobraCEX’ or ‘CEXFERROX482_100’? Or whatever and all them do almost basically the same?

    I really wanna know about that before installing any CFW to my PS3.


  16. makak1984

    Exploit loaded well, but rebug still returns coruption :/ any info?

    • Aurora

      If you got the 3 beeps. The exploit loaded just fine.

      Recopy the file to the pen drive and check its MD5. File corruption after unmounting improperly isn’t something I never faced before. Make sure it’s the Thibobo file you’re using.

      If that still doesn’t work, you can use Ferrox 4.82.

  17. piotrekhenry

    If I read the NOR or NAND chart properly then models:
    2004A / 2004B with date code 0A
    2104A / 2104B with date code 0B
    will not be hackable due to having a NAND instead of NOR.
    Is this correct ?