Hello everyone, I'm hoping maybe somebody can help me out here. I have had an 80gb BC ceche01 model PS3 since 2008 (Motor-storm Bundle).
Memorial day 2009 while doing a "mandatory" system update from 2.76 to 2.80 (My system wasn't reading game discs anymore at this time, replacing my drive fixed that issue) during the update at 99% it failed, and has since been stuck in an update loop. After reformatting the hdd using my pc,and re-installing earlier, I was able to see that it did successfully update to 2.80 however now when i turn it on, it shuts right off (unless i boot into recovery,waiting for the two beeps) from there.
When i try to rebuild the database, reformat, or restore setting or system, it says the hdd is not accessible. and trying to update via storage media (folder structure named correctly, and have tried both 2.80 and 3.00 firmwares) it just hangs after pressing select & start.
I am trying to jailbreak this system as it's features are more desirable than my current cechk01 model that i have been using since. my question is I am wondering, in order to achieve a successful jailbreak, will i need to use a hardware flasher seeing the current conditions, and if not, what would be the best solution?
The current firmware is still 2.80 and the system i am currently using is at 4.46.. any help or ideas how to get this working and jailbroken, are very much appreciated, as I've spent a lot of time working at this.