XVISTAMAN2005 has discovered a method which allows Retail PS3 console owners to install PS3 Debug Firmware on them... however, before considering attempting this PS3 "HDD Swap" be sure to read the full instructions.
So what does this thing actually do? I will never install a cfw on my PS3. NEVER!
I will once Homebrew is available and I can play Super Mario World on it .
A debug firmware on a retail kit means full homebrew support, and ideally the development of a a PS3 Media Centre type thing, with RSX / GPU access and MKV support.
Without risk of bricking the console, preferably. Homebrew is one of the reasons the PSP is the best handheld ever.
I read the posts in the ps3news-forum and once you installed this debug-firmware, you have a PS3 without any debug-functions and no blu-ray playback... "WOW" -.-
This article tells me that some people have more money than good sense.
I will probably attempt this on my 40gig PS3 just for fun. It's my spare so I don't really mind.
But i am envious...
Lol, same here. You have a "spare" PS3?
and now my envy is becoming spite...
Yep, a spare. My HD tv's are already hooked up to my 60gig PS3's. I don't have anymore tv's to make use of my 40gig so I just keep it aside as a backup or for experimental usage. It was originally intended as a gift for my nephew but he changed his mind and wanted an iPhone instead. Back on topic: Damn I need two hard drives of the same size. I guess I'll have to do this tomorrow.
I don't like your nephew at all.
Mate, you're lucky :) Although, your nephew must be out of his mind...
You spoil your nephew! If it were me, I'd say "Heres the damn PS3, now I'm going to teach you how to be a merchant, with a little thing called EBAY. You want an Iphone, you trade it yourself" Then again you must be the best uncle ever O_O
He couldn't sell it on eBay anyway, he's only 11. But damn you just made me feel really old mentioning the word uncle. I just turned 21. :) On topic: Another road block. I can't find the debug firmware anywhere.
i'm 26 and i'm an uncle to 8 already. you've got a long way to go mate.
damn...an 11 year old with an iPhone....spoiled lil brat :P
Spare? Wow. ahaha, wonder if we have any famous people here on n4g :p.
thats cool . I have a spare ps3 as well its the white one, but i have a 20gb thats now 160gb and a 80gb. and soon a ltd metal gear soon.
But you're The Rock, of course you have!
lol you bugger! You're just one year older than me...
can i have an autographed ps3?
Lol, look at us, dominating this topic with our idle chatter...
if sony worked with homebrew
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