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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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#289 - j0hnny - November 18, 2010 // 4:32 pm
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so installing the update and changing the sfo's to 3.41 doesn't work? i've read they changed a hell of a things in this patch so using them would be nice tho..

#288 - foxy1990 - November 18, 2010 // 4:23 pm
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dont waste your time peeps! can no longer sign into PSN! says requires update (even if you use spoof 3.50 payload)

bye bye PSN

#287 - BwE - November 18, 2010 // 3:15 pm
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if its asking you to update read the last 5-6 pages MAX of this thread.

#286 - Coragin - November 18, 2010 // 3:14 pm
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Yes, there was a new update this morning about 6am est 1.03

#285 - BwE - November 18, 2010 // 3:03 pm
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huh? it's asking you to update or not?

#284 - cackalack - November 18, 2010 // 2:47 pm
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I have the 1.02 update installed but showing 1.03 as I changed it on the sfo, should I delete the update.. will that solve the problem?

#283 - BwE - November 18, 2010 // 2:47 pm
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use a different program.. also you're not meant to edit with anything but a hex editor or the param editor program.

so copy it off to your pc and edit it properly and put it back on the ps3, ALSO if you're in the game the param.sfo has done its job. so what the heck do you need to edit it for now! lol

if your multiplayer gives you a blackscreen its because you've patched it wrong or used a bad patch or you have the update.

i'm so sick of repeating myself

#282 - crazycritz - November 18, 2010 // 2:19 pm
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When i pick file to Edit it closes the program.

#281 - cackalack - November 18, 2010 // 2:14 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by crazycritz View Post
I have tried it don't allow me to edit it, can someone please edit BLES-01031 and upload?

go back a few pages m8 someone posted the edited files.

#280 - BwE - November 18, 2010 // 2:08 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by cackalack View Post
it comes back on for the single player game, but going black screen when trying to go on multiplayer any ideas my heads busting with it.

that has nothing to do with the PARAM.SFO

you probably have the update installed or a bad patch - or you've put the patch in the wrong folder or something crazy like that.