The Flash Writer returns, this time updated to work on firmware 4.90! If you have a compatible PlayStation 3 on firmware 4.90 or lower, you can easily jailbreak your PS3 using only software! No hardware flashers, no need to take apart the console, not even a need to downgrade! As long as the updated 4.90 Flash Writer can be accessed on your console, a compatible PS3 can be patched to allow for Custom Firmware (CFW) installation.

If you have a CFW capable PS3 the first thing you should do is backup your console’s NAND or NOR flash to a FAT32 formatted flash drive. This should be done on every install, just in case your system needs the flash restored at any point in the process. After verifying your flash dump is proper, you can patch your console for CFW within the browser! This process will download a specific file to your console and “patch” the console so it’s ready for CFW. After verifying your PS3 has been patched successfully, you can simply reboot your console, take a 4.90 CFW of your choice, and install it directly through the XMB!

In order to do all of this you MUST have a compatible PS3. All Fat/Phat models work! If you want to perform this on a Slim console, 20XX and 21XX models are all compatible. 25XX models that have a 3.56 or lower minimum firmware version will work, any console with a higher minimum firmware will not. ANY PS3 MODEL HIGHER THAN 25XX WILL NOT WORK! This includes newer Slim (30XX) models and all Super Slim models.

If you do not own a CFW compatible PS3, give PS3HEN a try!

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0:00 – Introduction
2:15 – Prerequisites & Downloads
5:36 – USB Drive Setup
10:02 – Flash Writer Setup
13:22 – Installing HFW
17:27 – Accessing the Flash Writer
21:39 – Dump Console Flash
22:47 – CFW Downloads
25:36 – Verify Console Flash
28:20 – CFW Software Setup
30:56 – Patching Console
31:37 – Installing CFW
33:20 – Installing Homebrew
34:52 – Outro & Thanks


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