PS3

History:

PS3 wasn't hacked for a long time. All the fun happened on 3.41 firmware, and then a couple of months after we got custom firmware for 3.55.

on 3.56 firmware and higher, this was blocked. On 3.55 with the help of a dongle like Corbra/TrueBlue you could run custom applications on your console that allow you to play region free blue ray movies, older games, games with a higher software version than 3.55 from a harddrive, media players etc etc. Of course not many people can do it as they are above 3.55 firmware!

 

Now:

There are 2 solutions available. CFW (Custome firmware) and Optical Drive Emulators.

 

CFW (Downgrade):

In 2013 they finally figured out how to upgrade 3.55 custom firmware consoles to higher firmware versions, allowing people to pretty much not need any dongle, and forever be able to upgrade to any new custom firmware. The problem is that you still need to START on 3.55 to join in on the custom firmware fun. To do that, you can downgrade with some effort and tools, certain consoles down to 3.55. Only certain models can be done, and pretty much everything made after 2010 cannot. If you want this done you can either buy the E3 flasher, or we offer a service currently for $99.99 to do this for you (add $20 for us to put you on the latest CFW).

If you want us to downgrade your system click here

Models supported by our downgrade service:

Check back of console to see Model number. If we list 'x' that just means that the letter number after what we wrote doesn't matter. For example, CECH 4xxx means it covers CECH 4000A,  CECH 4004B,  CECH 4002C, etc etc etc

Fat models

 

Model Number
Downgradable
CECH Axxx
NOT BY OzModChips
CECH Bxxx NOT BY OzModChips
CECH Cxxx NOT BY OzModChips
CECH Exxx NOT BY OzModChips
CECH Gxxx NOT BY OzModChips
CECH Hxxx Yes, we can do it
CECH Jxxx Yes, we can do it
CECH Kxxx Yes, we can do it
CECH Lxxx Yes, we can do it
CECH Mxxx Yes, we can do it
CECH Pxxx Yes, we can do it
CECH Qxxx Yes, we can do it

 

Slim models

 

Model Number
Downgradable
CECH 2xxx
Yes, we can do it
CECH 21xxx Yes, we can do it
CECH 25xxx

We can do most, please check downgrade

Page to see details

CECH 3xxx NOT possible, too new, check out PS3ODEs


Super Slim models

Model Number
Downgradable
CECH 4xxx NOT possible, too new, check out PS3ODEs

 

Advantages

  • Almost full access to system
  • Homebrew (Emulators, Multiman, Showtime media player)
  • Disc Emulation (playing extracted files from Harddrive instead of Disc)
  • The ability to upgade to new custom firmware versions easily.

Disadvantages

  • External HDDs can only be in fat32, and a lot of files people want to use are over 4gb in size, so you will need to FTP large files to internal HDDs.
  • Its a software hack, so you can easily be banned from online (PSN)
  • Customers can easily undo the software hack by upgrading to Original firmware instead of custom firmware. Not an issue if user is switched on but can easily be done by unexperienced users.

 

Optical Drive Emulators (PS3 ODE):

The 3k3y, and the Cobra-ODE in 2013 allows people to run homebrew without the need to be on custom firmware, and allow full blu ray drive emulation, meaning no more faulty lasers, and discs lying around everywhere. They are both 'partial optical drive emulators'. This is because it is hard/impossible to get the 'key' from the BluRay Drive. This means the the devices need you to have an original PS3 game in the drive to 'piggy-back' information. This allows the device to work on pretty much all console once installed.

Cobra and 3k3y are pretty much the same product. Please check the respective pages to get compatibility/features etc.


Fat models

Model Number

3k3y

Cobra ODE

Solderless Install?

CECH Axxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Bxxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Cxxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Exxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Gxxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Hxxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Jxxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Kxxx

Yes, 3k3y PATA

Yes

Yes

CECH Lxxx

3k3y SATA adapter v2 needed, not available yet

No, never will be

Yes

CECH Mxxx

3k3y SATA adapter v2 needed, not available yet

No, never will be

Yes

CECH Pxxx

3k3y SATA adapter v2 needed, not available yet

No, never will be

Yes

CECH Qxxx

3k3y SATA adapter v2 needed, not available yet

No, never will be

Yes

 

 

Slim Models

 

Model Number

3k3y

Cobra ODE

Solderless Install?

CECH 2xxx

3k3y SATA adapter v2 needed, not available yet

Yes

Yes

CECH 21xxx

3k3y SATA adapter v2 needed, not available yet

Yes

Yes

CECH 25xxx

Yes, 3k3y SATA

 

Yes

No. Professional soldering required

CECH 3xxx

Yes, 3k3y SATA

 

Yes

No. Professional soldering required

 

 

Super/Ultra Slim

 

Model Number 

3k3y 

Cobra ODE

Solderless Install?

CECH 4xxx

Yes, 3k3y SATA 

 

Yes* 

No. Professional soldering required

 

*Cobra is massive in size. It doesn’t fit well without restricting airflow in the Super/Ultra slim. 3k3y fits fine.

 

 

 

 




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