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


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168 Responses

  1. noname

    If you get hanging after the exploit succeed, you’re using a crappy USB stick. I found this out the hard way as I spent 2 hours trying to get the exploit to run. I would wait 15-20 minutes and nothing would happen. After changing USB stick the exploit ran and it turned off the console in like 6 seconds. So if it’s hanging for you change USB!

  2. Spiros Kele

    it only says failed everytime :/

  3. AAA_bat

    can i update from this version of rebug to the official version?

  4. Fat Mike

    I don’t understand the model . I have a CECHJ04, this console ( 40 Gb Fat) are exploited and hackerable or not?

  5. :(

    awww, mine is cech-300 :((

  6. Striix

    A Tip 4 u all, it will work 100% without failure, when u, put in ur stick before u Start the PS3, i dont know why, but mi 80Gig Old Lady and 60Gig Old Lady got exploits only with this step at first. My brothers PS3 Slim one of the fiirst Models, also needs this Process first, so i think, this was not explained. I belive it works also without theese Step, but with many failures and “blank” page setups etc….

  7. Joao

    Guys, I have a CECH25xxB datecode 0C (firm 3.40 min) but I’m stucked at the update screen, saying that I’m not allow to update with error 8002F14, I’ve searched at Psdevwiki and its related to issue with bd drive. Am I f***? Do I need to change the bd drive to update the firmware and then try this exploit? Can someone help me? Thanks

    • Sora

      8002F14E is a faulty Bluray Drive or a faulty Wifi/Bluetooth Chip. You need to replace one of the two things. Or it wont work.

  8. Fat Mike

    On the guide it’s talk about the OFW 4.82… but on the internet the last i’ve found is 4.81.

  9. Christian Schwarz

    my Ps3 Slim 20xx dont restart after use the exploid any help ?

  10. Bruno

    Thanks a lot, so much soooo much!!!! Finally my CECHA01 is ready to rock running PS2 games natively!!!! Great tutorial, thank you!!!

  11. James

    Not including download times for the required files I did it in about 7 minutes.

    I have the original 2006 release day Pht 60GB model which came with OFW 1.00

  12. TotalNoob

    This should be noobfriendly guide but you dont tell how i distinguish my fat is it nor or nand? where is the letter located?

  13. Data is corrupted error code 8002f957, when it get to 80% of copying the 4.81.2

  14. TP

    once i start the process, it says success but the screen stays frozen

    i waited 20 minutes but nothing, restarted my ps3, same thing happens

  15. Seiken

    It works like charm with my PS3Slim CECH-2004A. Many Thanks !

  16. HacKTrieK

    works great on fat CECHH04 40gb
    after flash i swap the 40gb hdd with 500gb (first backup)
    everythings was going real smooth

  17. Carson

    Sorry for the noob question. I have installed the CFW successfully and also installed multiman pkg. Downloaded a ps2 iso and tried to run it in multiman under “Retro" but it couldn’t find it in the “Retro". Did I miss something? I kept hearing about Enabling Cobra. Can someone tell me how to do that?

    • Blxcklists

      Go to Install Package Files, System Storge, install Rebug Toolbox, start it then enable webMAN then Cobra, restart system and try!

  18. coffincolors

    Will this method work with the CECHA12 model?

  19. Coffincolors

    Nevermind to my question the answer is yes it is fully supported! CECHA12. I had to host the files myself using the Mini Server executable, I also set the nand HTML page for running the exploit as the PS3 browser homepage, then deleted my cache and ran the exploit. It freezes on the success message sometimes but if it does that you can just turn it off, in my case the moment that it finally worked it immediately beeps upon showing success and shut down the system.

    On another note to answer some other questions I saw on this comment thread, that same data corruption error I received when hadn’t actually installed the exploit correctly exploit but attempted to install rebug. I had my system freeze up when it said success and wasn’t sure if it had worked or not. I reiterate, the system should not freeze once you start the exploit and receive success

  20. Mr Fahrenheit

    I have a PS3 slim (CECH-2011A) on 4.82, is it hackable?

    • Aurora

      Yes, it is hackable. If you’re not 100% sure about the model number (or you’re feeling overly paranoid), just run minverchk 🙂

      • Mr Fahrenheit

        Just did, i installed a CFW for the first time on my PS3 thanks to you 🙂
        The exploit part was kinda tricky tho, i had to try like 7 times and close/open my browser multiples times but it finally worked.

  21. tacol1ght

    Installed on an CECH2001A slim perfectly. confirmed 2 flashes with no bricks including my phat cechh01

  22. Steve

    After sucessfuly installing REBUG 4.81.2 uding the above tutorial, I’m trying to install REBUG 4.82.1 LITE to get PSN back, but using the System Update/PUP file on USB it gives me a corrupt file error, even though the MD5s check out. Any ideas?

  23. Hammer

    Now that the Rebug 4.82.1 Lite is out, can I use it instead of the Rebug 4.81.2 Syscon Thibobo version to hack my console ?

  24. ForkrexX

    Im sorry,im not your normal “noob”.I have not used my PS3 in over 3 years so i have absolutely NO idea of what to do.I can’t follow the instructions properly because I’m autistic or something lol…I only got into my PS3 again because i heard that you can jailbreak it and pirate games on it.Can you do a video tutorial on how to do the jailbreak?

    And i mean,a video tutorial with EVERY.LITTLE.DETAIL on what i should do.I am really dumb and my IQ is probably 73 at best.So it would be really nice if you could show me every step with detail. : )

  25. robert amponin

    how to download the firmware, i’ll tried so many times but i cant get the exact fw. any help , pl’s


    Why does my update stop at 72%? And an error 8002F957 pops up. What have I done wrong?

  27. Hi everyone, I took the liberty of setting up the exploit on my domain (which is a 4 letter domain). Hope you all enjoy not typing so much!


  28. ForkrexX

    Hey,at the back of my PS3 it says: C E C H – 3004B

    Does that mean i cannot jailbreak it?

  29. Liam

    Hey guys, I’m trying to run this on a PHAT PS3, but my console keeps freezing up. After it says ‘Success’ on the downgrader, it just seems to freeze and the console never reboots. Any ideas? All help much appreciated.

    • Gammapooka

      After it freezes don’t wait more then 10 minutes then turn your PS3 off.
      Turn it on and then clear browser cache and try again.

  30. P0w3rPlay3r

    Hi all,

    First, thank you for Aurora your post and obviously to the devs behind this hack. Pitty this comes late but better late than never for all the people who doesn’t have the necessary hardware/skills to unlock their PS3 full potential.

    Just letting you guys know my feedback on a 21xx model. Specifically: CECH-21103A