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November 8, 2010 // 4:15 am - Below is a guide I wrote on PSX-Scene (linked above) and here on PS3News how to get Call of Duty: Black Ops working with PS3 JailBreak on PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.41.

Today a copy of Black Ops arrived "in the usual places" and it required 3.50 to play.

JonahUK pointed out that when the EBOOT.BIN was viewed with a hex editor it showed it was compiled with the 3.40 SDK meaning it was debug update time!!!

I extracted the EBOOT.BIN file and PRAM.SFO from the 1.02 debug update modified them and made a pack here: CODBO.rar / Mirror #1 / Mirror #2 / Mirror #3 / Mirror #4 / Mirror #5 / Mirror #6 / Mirror #7 / New Pack With All SFO Regions / New Pack With All SFO Regions #2 / New Pack With All SFO Regions #3 / Black Ops Pack 1.3

Here is a tutorial to get the game working:

(make sure you backup all your files first in case you do something wrong)

Step 1: Download the files and go to where you put your game and edit your pram.sfo to say 3.40 with PS3SFOEdit.





Step 2: Update the game to 1.02 using the retail update for your region.

Title ID - BLUS30591:

Title ID - BLES01035:

Title ID - BLES01032:

Title ID - BLES01033:

Title ID - BLES01031:

Title ID - BLES01034:

Step 3: After your update has finished, open comgenie or ftp and go to:

dev_hdd0/GAME/"Blackops"/PS3_GAME and put the eboot in the pack here

To clarify, in other words: dev_hdd0/GAME/"Blackops"(BLxxxxx)/USRDIR and put the eboot in the pack here

Step 4: Go to dev_hdd0/GAME/"Blackops"/PS3_GAME/USRDIR

Now if you have the BLES01032 version just use the SFO.PRAM file inc in my pack and place it in that directory overwriting the old one.

If you have another version of the game use PS3SFOEdit to edit your sfo to say 3.40 in advanced edit. SAVE IT then replace it.

To clarify, in other words: go to dev_hdd0/GAME/"Blackops"(BLxxxxxx)/ and copy the sfo.pram file to your pc.

To edit the sfo file use the sfoeditor i've inc in my pack click load and choose your PRAM.SFO file.

Click Advanced Edit where it says 3.5000 change this to say 3.4000 and press ok. press save and save it to the desktop or somewhere you will be able to see it easy. now either put it on a usb drive and copy it back with comgenie or ftp it back to the folder it came from.

Step 5: Double check everything, Then play.

The next part comes from hunter128 from here and seems to only apply if you have run the game previously and been prompted to update.

After you install the pkg launch a FTP server and go to /dev_hdd0/mms/db/ and search a file called metadata_db_hdd open it in a hex editor and search 3.50, and change to 3.41


Big thanks to teh reaper for testing this and confirming it working on external and internal HDD.

Also it seems that multiplayer freezes at the moment, but campaign and zombies works fine!

Update: To get MP working you can try This Method by netkas or use This Alternate Method by MexN00B.

This is the way that works atm I'm sure there will probably be a simpler way soon.

How to Get Call of Duty: Black Ops Working with PS3 JailBreak

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#319 - HondaGuySi - November 21, 2010 // 8:54 pm
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Thanks for the info, everything worked, I just picked up a PS3 which had an older version on it, updated to 3.41, using hermes 4B with GM 103.1- Xplain.

One question tho, since I am unable-well wont update to 3.50, how would I make a PSN account in order to play COD online Method by netkas or the Alternate Method by MexN00B?

#318 - pcpaul - November 21, 2010 // 2:16 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Just saw this posted as well for those curious:

complete campaign and wait for end credits, 2nd song is is the same eminem song.

#317 - kkeith - November 20, 2010 // 10:29 pm
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hi guys, ive been trying to get the game to boot for a couple of days now, its been driving me crazy, i've gone through the instructions several times, and this is the furthest i've gotten so far. What happens is when i try to boot the game it just goes straight to a black screen, it doesn't ask me to update though.

The last few times a i recieved a bad data or supported data. Could someone please shed some light on the problem, i have read through this thread somewhat, however i do not have the time to read through all 32 pages.

#316 - AlexanderV26 - November 20, 2010 // 10:38 am
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Hey guys,

I'm stuck with a problem on CoD black ops BLES01031. When I try to run the game I get error 8001003E: To play this game, you must insert the following disc. Insert the disc and start the game again.

Here are the steps that I followed:

1. using ftp I copied the game in open manager Gamez folder
2. update the game
3. edit the param.sfo to say it 3.40 with PS3SFOEdit
4. put Eboot bin in CoD Usdir folder
5.edit metadata_db_hdd with hex editor and change 3.50 to 3.40
6. reboot

When I launch the game, error 8001003E pops up. So any any suggestions?

#315 - gaahmad - November 19, 2010 // 9:42 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by hawk188 View Post
Hey mate, I gave up late last night but with a fresher mind today, I gave it another shot and mate, SURPRISE SURPRISE.. I got it working !! YEAHHHH.

Thanks man, your instructions worked perfectly. I too didn't notice the slight difference in folder names (game vs GAMEZ), I also copied the same param.sfo file to both folders (thinking they were the same file!), so I deleted the update folder and reinstalled the update and manually updated the param.sfo files from 3.5 to 3.4. Plus I didn't delete the file you mentioned, so was always being prompted to update to 3.5!

#314 - rizzo182 - November 19, 2010 // 8:18 am
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I had no luck for 7 days with black ops, until an hour ago when I used the ce-x hex. Then it worked. No more black screen rubbish. Anyone having constant frustration with the black screen try the ce-x hex and you might be happy with the result like I was.

#313 - chomps268 - November 19, 2010 // 8:14 am
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Got it, thanks dude


#312 - barbnjason - November 19, 2010 // 7:58 am
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This one is still live

Good luck

#311 - chomps268 - November 19, 2010 // 7:48 am
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Anyone know where I can get the pack from? The link in the first post is down.

I just got a new nano so I'm ready to test this out =p

#310 - doorman - November 19, 2010 // 3:31 am
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You don't need anything on the PS3 internal hard drive as in no update data of any kind needs to be there, as long as you used the drag and drop 1.02 fix first, you then use the 1.03 (both are not the sony patches but user released ones that fixed mp) fix and just overwrite the files where ever you have the game dump stored... as in the GAMEZ folder.

I was working just fine this way for 2 days with nunracer's first patch for 1.02... nothing installed on hard drive at all and it worked fine online and single player...

Then after 1.03 I used the drag and drop 1.03 fix which got back in game and MP and the issue was that sometimes I would get kicked after it said waiting for other players.

Then sony patched PSN and we can't get online now cause of the requested system update...