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November 8, 2010 // 5:15 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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#299 - craig197231 - November 18, 2010 // 1:23 pm
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my head is about to explode i have tried a number ofdifferent ways now... last one was cisco150's pack and still nothing....

tried different payloads i really cant do anything more i really want to play this game and i dont want to give up but it seems im doomed... i am about to throw my-self in front of a bus...

i would just like to thank everybody who has tried to help with my irritating problem....

#298 - cackalack - November 18, 2010 // 1:11 pm
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PlayStation Network is offline for scheduled maintenance from 16:05 on Thursday 18 November 2010 until 01:00 on Friday 19 November 2010, GMT.

During the maintenance, you will be unable to access the following services:

PlayStation Store on PS3 and PSP.
PlayStation Network Account Management.
PlayStation Network Account Registration.
In addition, you will not be able to sign in to PlayStation Network from If you wish to play online during the maintenance, please ensure you sign in to PSN before 16:05 on Thursday 18 November 2010.

the above is from the official uk playstation 3 website, I don't get it because I can still sign in and out willy nilly on my updated legit ps3, guess we'll see tomorrow if we can get back on with the jailbreak.

#297 - adrianc1982 - November 18, 2010 // 1:03 pm
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I edited the parm to 9.99 like sk group recommended and could play BO yesterday even when 1.03 was requiered I could play without any problems; today the 3.50 spoof has been patched and I can't go online to the psn. So we need a new firmware people.

#296 - crypysmoker - November 18, 2010 // 1:00 pm
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Ok.. So since I know it ASKS you to download new firmware before it will ask to install i went ahead and clicked yes to update on this new firmware warning even spoofed at 3.5...

And it just gives an error, so I believe the PSN going down slowly may be it, because I see none of my friends online either.

#295 - cackalack - November 18, 2010 // 11:40 am
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I've just signed in on my legit ps3 so the network isn't down.

#294 - j0hnny - November 18, 2010 // 11:28 am
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psn is down from 16.05 - 23.00... it's because of that..

#293 - cackalack - November 18, 2010 // 11:26 am
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no m8 not on about the game patch psn have patched against the spoof 3.50 firmware you can't sign into the psn for any game.

#292 - gtav - November 18, 2010 // 11:05 am
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Quote Originally Posted by crazycritz View Post
Just to inform you new psn update out cant play online anymore they have patched JB online

You need to Change your parm.sfo to 1.03 than works again

#291 - crazycritz - November 18, 2010 // 10:45 am
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Just to inform you new psn update out cant play online anymore they have patched JB online

#290 - cackalack - November 18, 2010 // 10:33 am
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Quote Originally Posted by foxy1990 View Post
don't waste your time peeps! can no longer sign into PSN! says requires update (even if you use spoof 3.50 payload)

bye bye PSN

don't effin believe it your right it's just happened to me well I've had enough for the day just gonna plug me legit ps3 in and get on black ops the right way.