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“Christmas in November” release: PS3 Custom Firmware installer for Firmware 4.82


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71 Responses

  1. Red says:

    I took the liberty of hosting the exploit files on my webserver to save everyone some time if they want to do this. http://redthetrainer.com/ps3/

  2. BenoitRen says:

    Nice. I might be able to get 480p on my PAL PS3 through this. Maybe it’ll also re-enable the transfer of PS Vita titles to PS Vita consoles with firmware 3.60.

  3. Kingknuts says:

    For people stuck on Success and the screen is frozen, make sure to clear cache and cookies, the reload the page, Wololo I guess you should put this in the article

  4. makak1984 says:

    Hi I have question I have PS3 Slim cech-2504b 0d is this method good for me?

  5. Frank says:

    CECH-2004A – flash successful 🙂

  6. SakkeMO says:

    Damn, not long time ago traded my phat ps3 to slim and now turns out this slim is 3.60…

  7. Dukowski says:

    CECH 30xxB

  8. javcube says:

    CECH-4001B, not even trying… fml…

  9. xpsbts says:

    It worked for me.

  10. Sean says:

    Having a tough time with this. I have a slim 2xxx model, fw 4.82. Took a pen drive and put the file on the root, only other thing on the drive is the CFW. I use the adress hosted by Red (Thank you) with the pen drive in the port closest to the BD Drive. Click 4.82 NOR/NAND Writer, 4.82 NAND, and usually it says “Failed to trigger” and I clear cache and cookies. restart browser and try again. I have gotten Success a few times, but it just stayed frozen for ~10 minutes. twice now I have gotten it to beep then restart (Usually after ~3 seconds). When that happens I go to the xmb system update, try to install overflow, it says “corrupted”. I then tried Recovery mode, “Corrupted”.

    • Sean says:

      I clicked NOR instead of NAND and it’s currently installing the cfw. This post can be deleted

  11. newlydeadps3 says:

    word to the wise..you must have to run the exploit everytime..went to install firmware after it rebooted..something came up..i turned it off. turned it back on and went to install fw..everything was going smooth until it went to restart and black screen forever..can’t get into anything at all now. not ofw or recovery menu just black screen. luckily this ps3 was $7 bucks at flea market.

    • Jetuaime81 says:

      When you report a problem, do mention the model details. Are you sure your model is supported?

  12. newlydeadps3 says:

    just to fill in some blanks on my op the exploit was successful the first time it rebooted (guess this was the time to install cfw) then all that stuff came up so i turned it off. then eventually back on and then tried to install cfw from ofw not recovery. so run the exploited again is what i shoulda done i’m assuming.

  13. CECH-30xxA says:

    useless… wish they would have told us before giving us hope again

    • READ! says:

      They TOTALLY DID when they released the dumper and first talked about the exploit. I *** you not, the first article about it on this site said this:

      “2) We have ran into a few issues concerning 300x and 4xxx consoles as far as writing to flash with lv0.2. These models will most likely require another exploit to take full advantage of CFW features like older consoles, and may not have full support upon release.”

      • CECH-30xxA says:

        oh yeah they did, I just reopened the first article to check and they actually did say that…
        but before that they said:
        “1) All console models should be supported for some things, such as Flash Dump, IDPS Extraction, using root lv2 syscalls….and a few others.”
        I must have gotten too hyped and stopped reading by then…my bad sorry about that

    • Jetuaime81 says:

      There is hope. They are working on a hen type cfw for metldr 2 models. Its alreay mentioned. Its not just ‘snap’ and done. Please respect their work people.

  14. M7m7 says:

    I’ll wait for a video tut. to make sure i dont *** things up :”D

  15. maxi newells says:

    buen trabajo chicos sigan asi!!!

  16. nebu_187 says:

    U talk about a HEN type of solution, this means it could also be enabled at boot like coldboot haxchi or enso no?

  17. Anonymous says:

    So nothing has changed, CECH-2500 and below were always hackable (albeit you needed a hardware flasher to downgrade if the console in question was on OFW 3.56 or higher).
    Much ado about little. Any PS3 made between ~1/2011 and the end of PS3’s production remains unhackable.
    Shame on you for getting everyone’s hopes up.

    • randomguy says:

      This changes a lot, most people can’t use hardware flashers and would either have to pay or give up.
      plus you can pick up a compatible PS3 for a decent price nowa

      This is an amazing release.

    • Jetuaime81 says:

      Stop being a ***. You know nothing. Although its a very late discovery, it still is a significant one. Hats off to the team.

      Who knows maybe this could also lead to a new ps4 development in the near future.

  18. Kim says:

    So if i have 4.80, i have to update it first?

  19. PS3 300something. says:

    I dont understand why not all slims can be hackable. Someone can explain me what its different on newer slim models? I hvae a redone and i dont go to buy a ugly black one… scene its important but red rules more than scene for me.

  20. MadMack says:

    From official firmware 4.82 to Rebug 4.81-2 and it works. Thanks very very much!

  21. Alex says:

    As for you all that unfortunately got a ps3 too new, it shouldn’t be too hard to trade for an older model, or just sell your current model on eBay and buy an older one. It turns out my slim is barely old enough, but it is old enough to be supported, and I got a fat as well that I’m thinking about giving to a friend.

  22. Alex says:

    I knew a guy who wanted to downgrade his ps3 but he couldn’t find anyone close enough to do it for him, so he just gave up, this would be perfect for him, but my guess is he won’t hear about this news unfortunately, and I can’t tell him myself because the app I saw him on now no longer exists, oh well

  23. megumihan says:

    Ok is there anyone know how to fix the stuck problem on web browser says success when clicking the writing flash because im stuck at web browser every 20 min and it will freeze the browser. Im doing this for over 10 times running this shiit

  24. Jetuaime81 says:

    Dumped successfully cech4000 series 500gb model. How many errors does a superslim dump give? Ran the dump the dumpchecker and got 4 errors.

    But was able to confirm the following. the file from idps dumper and idps extracted from the nor dump are a perfect match. Great job.

  25. ChronoTG says:

    Already done this on my PHAT CEHC 60 GB model
    Tried many times, eventually it worked. When there is “SUCCESS” on your screen – wait till three beeps.
    Then your PS3 will reboot. After this you can install latest 4.82 CFW
    Sometimes system hangs, then you must force reboot it with power-button.

  26. aww says:

    Shame, i only got a super slim, but nice work!

  27. Taco11 says:

    Works great installed on an CECHH01 took less than a minute for the hex file to flash.

  28. Traace says:

    Installed on a Slim, all great. First I had wave freeze, then after a reboot I set proper bookmark to have as most free ram as possible.

  29. lollypop says:

    done. Works Writes Charms.

  30. Something_Alexz says:

    Guys how safe is it (for PSN/Console bans)? Because I have an account full of bought games and thropies, I don’t want to use mods or stuff like that, only some Homebrew. Would using a different PSN account on another user AND also using a spoofed CID help? What would I have to do to play with my proper PSN account online safely (again, no mods)?

    • Alex says:

      I would just get a second ps3 for that, preferably a newer one that wouldn’t be compatible with this anyway, then you got one for online and one for this, or consider getting a pc or another console besides ps3 for online. To be honest ps3 online is probably not much anymore anyway.

  31. junk18993 says:

    Thank you very much to the person/s that created the software downgrade. I have a phat with CFW thanks to Sony’s *** lasers failing and me not bothering to fix it. I have two 3.55 compatable slims that I can now put CFW on! So good thanks again.

  32. Lennard Alsemgeest says:

    Anyone had success on a ps3 phat model?
    date code 7a,… cechc04. So far several tries no success

  33. Ethan Weegee says:

    I have a CECHA that I”m gonna apply this to. Woo! Thank you guys!

    • Ethan Weegee says:

      EDIT: So should I upgrade my model? It’s 4.53. Or do I leave it? Doesn’t sound right to leave it, but want to be on the safe side.

  34. migo says:

    Just a quick question, but let me show from where I am coming first.
    Some months ago I downgraded and installed CFW on my PS3, I didn’t do it myself, i gave to some to do it , and came back with Ferrox and multiman.
    Now, most of things works, others don’t like retroarch and such. I stayed out of the scene too long ( after the 3.55 just came out I used to have CFW, adn switched back to OFW , but now is a whole new world ) , and is quite difficult to understand what is the best version. Even to install PSN stuff is quite the ordeal, some people say format and use this or that program, patch your package and such.
    Now the question is, is Ferrox good enough, to run PS3 Images and Emulators? Should i switch to another CFW, format and get my “key” is also a necessity perhaps?

  35. hazzard says:

    I’m having a look at wololo.net/2012/10/31/downgradable-ps3-models/ … does this imply that everything in CECH251XXX and up is tricky, yet CECH250XXX should be good to go? Or does it not follow logical (alpha)numerical basis?

  36. switch1 says:

    For cecha machine. After set the QA to on. Can I downgrade to any ofw system between 1.00 – 2.X0? because I want to try install Linux…?

  37. F.U says:

    sweet im gonna buy a used ps3 slim and hack the *** out it.

  38. jack says:

    will there be a ps3 super slim release

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