PS3jailbreak and Demonstration Firmware
I have a legally purchased fat PS3 that is stuck running demonstration firmware.
For anyone who doesn't know, it's the same hardware as a retail 60gb version, but is running firmware with crippled features (most notably for me, no access to the PSN store). I've been waiting a long time for a hack to come along to let me get rid of this and just go to normal firmware.
I've seen it mentioned a few times that the ps3jailbreak stick's software includes a pkg manager/browser.
Does anyone know if I would be able to to run an official Sony firmware pkg with this? Does anyone have access to a demo unit and a jailbreak stick to give this a try?
Well, for now, PSBJ cant help you, because there isnt any CFW availabe, just the backup manager.
So, you'll have to wait pal. Maybe in the future the release something to "unlock" your ps3 from this strage situation...as you said, some custom firmware to replace this failed one.
But I never heard of ny PS3 acting like that. Could you make a video for us?
I remember seeing a forum on this site that had a bunch of codes for unlocking the demo mode for different fw versions u should look around for that or i'll post the link if i spot it
Here it is: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/playst...ode-56991.html
The PSJ will probably work just fine with the DEMO firmware... but PSN will still be out of bounds.
they are selling ps3 with a 23inch lcd for $200 in wisconsin. demo ps3's that is. the guy told me you can still go online with them but you need the code that goes with that firmware. they give you the code if you buy one and he also said that when new firmware comes out, they will have the new codes in 2 weeks.
08-25-2010 #7I was wondering if the pkg manager works with official sony packages like firmware update packages.
Oh and FYI the update 'package' is not a 'pkg'... so its not designed, or even convertible to the Package Installer. Updates have LV2 privileges.
Gotcha. Yeah, it is a good unit. The only problem with not updating past 3.41 is that I couldn't figure out how to update from disc or usb drive.
The demo firmware looks for updates in different places than retail, so if I updated it through network it would just pick the most recent.
I also have a demo version ps3 bought off craigslist had 2.60 on it had the code for it but i wanted to update to get online and now its locked up tight.. need 3.41 unlock code, has anyone brute forced it yet?
UPDATE it was 2998.
I don't understand why people would buy these frustrating demo units. Is it really that much cheaper?
It just seems like a real pain just to save a bit of cash. I'd hate to have to worry about figuring the code out every time I updated.
But like others have said, I would stay on 3.41 and hope somehow somebody will come up with a way to move you to a retail firmware or a custom firmware, so you can access all the features without any hassle.