As you may already be aware the Playstation 3 has been pretty much HACKED… Here YouTuber MrMario2011 shares with us how its done! Its important to note that not EVERY PS3 IS HACKABLE, but a HUGE CHOICE of them are.
If you have a PlayStation 3 on firmware 4.82 or lower, and it has a low enough minimum firmware version, you can now jailbreak your PS3 using only software! No hardware flashers, no need to take apart the console, not even a need to downgrade anymore! Thanks to the developers over at the PS3Xploit team, anyone with a compatible PS3 on 4.82 can spin up a local web server with a few supplied files and patch their console to get it ready for a CFW install.
The process here is to make sure your PS3 can handle a jailbreak, meaning the number you get from MinVerChk must be 3.56 or lower. ANYTHING HIGHER THAN 3.56 FROM THIS TEST WILL NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!! If your PS3 is compatible, it must be updated to 4.82 if it is on anything lower. Nothing higher, nothing lower, 4.82! After that, you must spin up a local web server to dump your NOR if you have a NOR PS3. If you’re on a NAND PS3, this part can be skipped. After that, run the web server again and copy a file to your FAT32 formatted flash drive, this process will flash this file to your console and “patch” the current OFW 4.82 so it is ready for CFW. At that point you can simply take a 4.82 (or higher) CFW of your choice and install it directly through the XMB! In order to do all of this you MUST have a compatible PS3.
If you want to be safe, buy a Fat/Phat PS3. Every single one will be compatible with CFW. If you want to perform this on a Slim console, 20XX and 21XX models are all compatible. 25XX models that show 3.56 or lower on MinVerChk will work, anything showing a higher firmware will not. ANY PS3 MODEL HIGHER THAN 25XX WILL NOT WORK! This includes newer Slim models and all Super Slim models.
Hosted PS3Xploit Pages
by RedTheTrainer, these can be used as an alternative to running your own local web server.