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    Hi,

    I have been looking into buying an xbox 360 and modding it - but I am now considering buying a PS3 instead (I'm deciding).

    From what I've seen and read here, you need a firmware of 3.55 or less to jailbreak. I was wondering if anyone knew what firmware/s I could expect to have if I bought a brand new PS3 now.

    Does anyone have an idea of what firmware the current PS3s have?

    Thanks

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    You're looking at at least firmware 3.7 preinstalled (my guess since I knew someone who bought one in January with that on it).

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    So if I bought a PS3 now it would not be jailbreakable yet?

    Do you know how long it roughly takes for that forward to become jailbreakable?

    Maybe I should stick to buying a 360...

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    If you find a bundle that comes with a game that has a lower firmware it will have the firmware the game needs. Example: the cod black ops bundle comes with firmware 3.50.
    Or you could find a used one on 3.55. Like on fleabay or craigslist.

    The only downsides are:
    1. You will not be able to play games that need a higher firmware. There are a few with fixes, but for the most part the new games won't work. Unless you give some more $ to the greedy developers of the True Blue dongle.
    Another way to play newer games would be to buy a flasher and dual boot. Then you could play your original discs on OFW and CFW for other backups.
    2. No online gaming with a cfw ps3. Unless you dual boot with a flasher and even that way is not from backups.

    To tell you the truth, as much as I love my PS3, I would recommend getting a XBOX360. I have one of those too and if I can't play a game on my PS3 with cfw3.55, I get it for the XBOX. I flashed my drive and backup my games to DL DVDs. I can still play online with them too.

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    Thanks for the info and advice, player.

    I have to agree with you now on the xbox being a better option for online gaming and molding etc.

    Thank you all for the help

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    If u buy a brand new PS3 you can down grade it from 3.55 or ⬇ from www.ps3haxnetwork.net or www.lobbymodders.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack&Dev_<~>_ View Post
    If u buy a brand new PS3 you can down grade it from 3.55 or ⬇ from www.ps3haxnetwork.net or Home- News -
    If you buy a brand new PS3, it will come with a higher firmware than 3.55. Since the firmware is higher than 3.55 from the factory, you can not downgrade.

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    I meant u can downgrade it from that firmware

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    You can only downgrade a PS3 to 3.55 if it came on that firmware (or lower) from the factory. The newer PS3s are being sent with newer firmware, so you can't downgrade them to a firmware they were never on.

    i.e. If you want to downgrade a PS3 to 3.55, it's going to have to be an older PS3, not the new ones.

    EDIT: I've also got a question of my own - i've been looking around for second-hand PS3s and I'm aiming to grab an old one that hasn't been updated (or at least can be downgraded). I will ask the seller when they bought the PS3 (this will give me a lead) but I'm hoping someone can inform me of what year I'm looking for (2010, 2011 etc). What is the year in which the newer PS3s were sent with new firmware?
    Last edited by isoguy; 07-03-2012 at 09:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hack&Dev_<~>_ View Post
    I meant u can downgrade it from that firmware
    And I meant if you buy a brand new PS3, you will not be able to downgrade to 3.55.

    Quote Originally Posted by isoguy View Post
    You can only downgrade a PS3 to 3.55 if it came on that firmware (or lower) from the factory. The newer PS3s are being sent with newer firmware, so you can't downgrade them to a firmware they were never on.



    i.e. If you want to downgrade a PS3 to 3.55, it's going to have to be an older PS3, not the new ones.

    EDIT: I've also got a question of my own - i've been looking around for second-hand PS3s and I'm aiming to grab an old one that hasn't been updated (or at least can be downgraded). I will ask the seller when they bought the PS3 (this will give me a lead) but I'm hoping someone can inform me of what year I'm looking for (2010, 2011 etc). What is the year in which the newer PS3s were sent with new firmware?
    Take a look here. You can find the manufacturing date on the black sticker on the bottom of the console.
    For the models manufactured in Jan., Feb., + Mar. 2011, the only way to know for sure is to use minimum version checker pup. But anything before that can be downgraded.

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