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November 1, 2013 // 5:53 pm - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 developer Habib (aka smhabib) has released what he calls Habib 4.50 DB OFW which allows users to dual-boot going from OFW to play online back to CFW when you so desire.


PUP Size: 194.59 MB (204,044,644 bytes)
MD5 Hash: 16743b84c521f30bf182b772b30f9728

To quote: Hello everyone, today I'm going to share you an OFW in which CFW can be installed over it. Of course, it is for CFW users who play online.


1. Disabled 2 ecdsa checks which prevented CFW from being installed


NOTE: QA won't work and mm or any hombrew won't launch

Trick or treet


Habib 4.50 DB OFW Arrives, Dual-Booting from PS3 OFW to CFW

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#148 - pedro800 - January 7, 2014 // 9:16 pm
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i'll try it

#147 - Sejuice - January 7, 2014 // 12:36 am
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can anyone please upload the pup?

i cant unzip on this pc.

#146 - misiozol - January 6, 2014 // 5:58 am
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metzen you are right and bit wrong , fat models have been NOR as well in fact all models from CECHHxx onwards are NOR

#145 - metzen - January 6, 2014 // 4:31 am
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Is your ps3 a phat or slim? Slim = NOR

The hard drive is held in by one blue screw on the slim. You need to first lift the small square covering on the bottom of your unit and then you will see it. Once you have removed that screw the front faceplate where the hard drive is slides out to the right.

Below is a video explaining the process:

Hope it helps and good luck

#144 - hishamage - January 5, 2014 // 6:39 pm
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first i think you should click restore default while in safe mode then reboot then click restore ps3 then use a downgrader pup file or a 4.53 cfw like mine or stevens or someones

#143 - w6rm0ng3r - January 5, 2014 // 1:25 pm
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Sorry, i searched and couldn't find the post

How do i rebuild the database, and if it comes to swapping hdd - how do i do that and how can i see if it's NOR?

#142 - misiozol - January 5, 2014 // 1:17 pm
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M8 just 2 posts lower is nearly same thing , why ppl go to 4.53 its pointless and bricks building up , try other 4.53 cfw , try rebuilt database , if console is NOR try swap hdd , otherwise is hardware flasher.

#141 - w6rm0ng3r - January 5, 2014 // 1:04 pm
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Hello everyone,

I updated my ps3 with HABIB's 4.53 CEX CFW update and my PS3 failed to update. Now it reboots every time into safe mode, and i have tried updating with any other CFW update, but it wont work.

Any suggestions on what to do? And how do i get my PS3 back into "normal" again?

Help will be very appreciated

#140 - StanSmith - January 1, 2014 // 8:29 pm
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My console AND account got banned because I went online with it. I did NOT play games online, just was on PSN with a CFW console and they banned me.

So if you want to risk going online to play backups its always your own risk. They will ban you for the smallest thing. As I said I did nothing just have CFW installed and got banned.

It was 3.55CFW that I had installed. The one that if you flashed OFW3.55 there was no proof a CFW was installed at all and they banned me.

#139 - infinity4 - January 1, 2014 // 5:26 am
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My PS3 is at the moment on Rebug 4.46. Is it possible to play online with an actually Custom Firmware like Habib 4.53?

I mean play with backups.