How To Jailbreak PS3? 7 Easy Steps!

How To Jailbreak PS3?

Do you want to enhance the features of your PS3 to make it perform like the newer versions of the consoles PS4 or PS5? All you have to do is jailbreak PS3 to upgrade it. Are you now wondering how to jailbreak PS3? We present to you a complete guide with everything that you have to do to successfully jailbreak PS3.

Sony’s PS3 gaming console was first launched in the US and Japan in 2006. It has been over fifteen years since its release, adding it to the ranks of retro gaming consoles. With the introduction of new updated versions of the console, that has high gaming resolution and comes with VR games, we imagine that you must feel left out, not being able to join the new age gaming frenzy.

To jailbreak PS3, Download the jailbreak zip folder > Format the USB pen-drive > Check PS3 compatibility Firmware Check Drive > PS3 System Update > Install the firmware > Jailbreak PS3

We are here to guide you to jailbreak PS3, so that you do not miss out on any of the latest action. When you jailbreak PS3, you will be making changes to the official firmware and convert it into a customized firmware. Any changes that you make to your console, that was not initially intended or designed by the developer, will be known as jailbreak PS3.

How To Jailbreak PS3?

PS3 is an underutilized gaming console, when compared to its latest updated versions, PS4, PS5 and Xbox. If you jailbreak PS3, you will be able to enhance all its features and drastically improve your gaming experience.

However, to jailbreak PS3 is a very long and complicated process that requires good understanding of the entire procedure. So make sure that you have studied it all in detail, before you begin to jailbreak PS3.

Things To Know To Jailbreal PS3

·  You require a third-party homebrew software to jailbreak PS3.

·  You should check the model of your console to verify if it can be modified to be successfully jailbroken.

·  Stop all future software updates on the PS3.

·  Remember that if you jailbreak PS3, you will lose your device’s warranty.

·  You face an imminent risk of bricking your device, if you fail to jailbreak PS3 properly.

Things You Need To Jailbreak PS3

·  PS3

·  A computer

·  A USB pen drive

·  Good internet connection

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Fix 1. Download The Jailbreak Zip File

If you want to jailbreak PS3, and you search online for instructions, you will find various websites offering a free jailbreak PS3 ZIP folder. Check if the source is good and download it to your PC. There are also USB pen drives with software installed to jailbreak PS3 available on Amazon and Etsy for sale.

Select the jailbreak PS3 ZIP folder > Click to Download > Tap Allow to enable the browser to save the downloaded file to your computer.

Wait for the download to be over, as it might take a while for the download to be over.

Fix 2. Format the USB pen-drive

You will have to format your pen drive before you save your files to it. Know that you will lose any data that is stored to your pen-drive when formatting it. So, make a back-up of the data stored to your pen-drive, if any.

Step 1 – Plug in the USB pen-drive to your computer

Step 2 – Open Files Explorer by pressing Win + E Keys.

Step 3 – Right click on the USB pen-drive.

Step 4 – Click on format.

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Step 5 – Select FAT32 from the drop-down menu in the Files System.

Note that your pen-drive should be 8GB or more. Do not remove the pen-drive from your computer after formatting it.

Fix 3. Check PS3 Compatibility

You cannot jailbreak all models of PS3. Check the model number of your console and see if it is compatible for jailbreak. You will be able to locate the model number of your PS3 by looking at the serial code that is found on the back of the bottom of your console.

The following are the models of PS3 that support jailbreak.

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·  Fat – All models support jailbreak.

·  Slim – PS3 Slim is version 3.56 of older; CECH 20, 21, and 25 supports jailbreaking.

·  Super Slim – All models do not support jailbreaking.

With your PS3’s model number you can now determine the type of your custom firmware.

·  Fat – All CECH with A, B, C, E or G the console is NAND; all the other letters on the console are NOR.

·  Slim – All models are NOR.

Fix 4. Firmware Check Drive

Now that you have checked if your PS3 is compatible for jailbreaking, you can now proceed to jailbreak.

Step 1 – Extract from the ZIP folder

Click to open the ZIP folder > Extract > Extract all > Extract.

You will see the extracted folder when the extraction of files is complete.

How To Jailbreak PS3? - extract files

Step 2 – Double click the folder to open it.

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Step 3 – Copy PS3 folder.

Step 4 – Paste it to your USB pen-drive.

Step 5 – Eject the pen-drive.

Fix 5. PS3 System Update

We have not come to the most important part to jailbreak PS3.

Step 1 – Plug in the USB pen-drive into your PS3’s USB slot in the extreme right.

Step 2 – Click on Settings in the Main menu.

Step 3 – Click on System Update.

Step 4 – Select Update via Storage Media > OK.

How To Jailbreak PS3? - system update

Note that the number mentioned in the Updated data version should be listed as 3.56 or older. If the number is higher than the listed number, you will not be able to jailbreak PS3.

Step 5 – Now that you know that your PS3 is compatible for jailbreak, plug in the USB drive into your computer again.

Step 6 – Delete the PS3 folder from the pen-drive.

Step 7 – Click to open the ‘Step 2’ folder in the PS3 jailbreak kit.

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Step 8 – Copy the files in the folder and paste it in the USB pen-drive.

Step 9 – Eject your pen-drive.

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Fix 6. Install the Firmware

Finally, let us see if we have succeeded in jailbreaking the PS3.

Step 1 – Plugin the USB pen-drive into your PS3.

Step 2 – Click the www icon in your Home screen.

Step 3 – Select the Blank page to set as your homepage.

(Press the Triangle > Tools > Home Page > Use Blank Page > OK)

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Step 4 – Delete all temporary files, to avoid errors while downloading the custom firmware.

Step 5 – Open the address bar.

Step 6 – Enter any of the following in the address bar.

·        http://ps3.editzz.net/

·        http://redthetrainer.com/ps3/norNandWriter

·        http://ps3hack.duckdns.org/

Note : You will not be able to reach the websites at just one try. Be persistent and keep trying several times until you succeed.

Step 7 – Choose NAND or NOR as per the type of your PS3 console, which we have determined earlier.

How To Jailbreak PS3? - NAND or NOR

Step 8 – Click on Write to Flash Memory at the bottom of the page to download the custom firmware.

Wait for the installation to be complete. You will see ‘SUCCESS’ at the bottom of your screen, when the process is completed. Your PS3 will beep and restart when the custom firmware is successfully installed.

If you do not see ‘SUCCESS’, then click on ‘Write to Flash Memory’ option and repeat the process.

Fix 7. Jailbreak PS3

Turn on your PS3. You will be prompted to restore ‘corrupted files’. Click on OK to allow you to back-up your files.

How To Jailbreak PS3? - System update

Step 1 – Click on Settings.

Step 2 – Select System Update > Update via Storage Media > OK.

When you click OK, the system update starts automatically, and installation of jailbreak PS3 is done. Be patient as this process could take a while to be complete. Once the jailbreak is complete you will be directed to your console’s Main page, where you can start customizing your PS3 as desired.

Wrap Up

Jailbreak PS3 is not easy work. It requires a lot of effort and understanding of the entire process to successfully jailbreak PS3, with too much at stake. If you succeed, you will be able to upgrade your console to make it perform like the latest versions PS4, PS5 or the Xbox. We hope that, with our guidance, you can now jailbreak PS3.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Can My PS3 Be Jailbroken?

Yes. Most models of PS3 can be jailbroken. Check the model number of your console and see if it is compatible for jailbreak. You will be able to locate the model number of your PS3 by looking at the serial code that is found on the back of the bottom of your console.

The following are the models of PS3 that support jailbreak.

·  Fat – All models support jailbreak.

·  Slim – PS3 Slim is version 3.56 of older; CECH 20, 21, and 25 supports jailbreaking.

·  Super Slim – All models do not support jailbreaking.

Q2. Is It Safe To Jailbreak PS3?

It is safe to jailbreak PS3, if you have learned in detail and you understand how to jailbreak PS3. If you start the jailbreaking process without proper knowledge, you might end up bricking your device.

Q3. Can Jailbreak PS3 Be Reversed?

If you want to cancel or reverse the jailbreak all you have to do is, turn off your PS3 by pressing the power button till you hear 3 beeps. Open the initial setup and run the full format by System > Format.

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