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Play PS3 Backup Games via DVD-R on a JailBroken PlayStation 3!

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236w ago - Today Jamal94 from PSX-Scene.com (linked above) has found out that once you backup your original PS3 game via the PS JailBreak Backup Manager to a USB HDD, transfer the game to your PC, and burn it onto a normal DVD-R disc (if the game is small enough) you can then insert it back into your JailBroken PS3 and play it! To quote:


1) JailBroken PS3 with Backup Manager, running v3.41 firmware!
2) Any Original Game Disc or Any JailBroken game files
3) Nero or any similar program on your PC

If you have your JailBroken game files skip to step 4

Step 1: Launch Backup Manager and Backup the original disc to the Ext. HDD

Step 2: Plug the Usb HDD to the pc and Browse to "X:/GAMEZ/[title_id] Ex. "G:/GAMEZ/BLES00188"

Step 3: Copy the contents of the [TITLE_ID] DIRECTORY to New folder on your desktop

* Contents of [title_id] a)PS3_DISC.sfb B) PS3_UPDATE C)PS3_GAME

Step 4: Burn the Contents of the jailbroken game to any type of disc

* Contents of [title_id] a)PS3_DISC.sfb B) PS3_UPDATE C)PS3_GAME

Step 5: Insert the Disc in the Jailbroken PS3

Step 6: Launch Backup Manager and load the Disk

* Note: The disc icon will not appear

Now it should launch and you can update and play without any problems!


1) You can use Internal Hdd and copy the files using PS3 FTP Homebrew.

2) It only can read the JailBroken games that was ripped from discs using backup manager. It can't read a game that was not backed up by backup manager.

3) If the backup manager could not read the disc, then try launching the backup manager first, then insert the disc. If this still doesn't work, insert the disc while you are at the XMB and wait until the PS3 reads it as a data disc, then launch backup manager.

4) It has been confirmed by MRelectro713 that it works with updates and saves with no problems.

Finally, according to Rmoroz Dvd+r dl also works. For games between 4gb and 8.5Gb in size you can use the same media you use with XBOX 360 games. DVD+R DL seems to work, tested with two games:

Assassins Creed 2 (works on intenal and external) - worked on DVD+R DL

Assassins Creed 1 (didn't work form internal or external) - seemed to start and play for 2 minutes on DVD+R DL... perhaps a work around for those wanting to copy games that dont seem to work from hdd.

This is what I use step by step to get burnt games to play. You need:

1) Jailbroken PS3 system
2) Backupmanager 1.0 installed (havent tested on 1.1 but assume it works since nothing major has changed)
3) USB External Had Drive
4) Imgburn (source below)
5) Original PS3 game

It is very simple once you have everything above.

1) Jailbreak your Ps3 with normal methods (I use the TI-84 Calculator)
2) Go to backup manager and backup your original PS3 game to your external hard drive (I have yet to test from internal and FTP method)
3) Unhook the External Hard drive form PS3 and hook it up to your windows based PC (i use 64 bit windows 7)
4) Find the game you copied in the "GAMEZ" FOLDER (It will not be labeled with the game name, it will be BLUSxxxx you can find your BLUS game number on the cover of your original game or side of it. Then copy it to an easy to locate place on your Hard Drive, I use my Desktop
5) Once the files have been copied, open IMGBURN
6) Select the "Write Files/Folders to Disc" (Leave all settings as default)
7) Open your BLUS folder, there should be 2 folders and 1 file inside, drag and drop the 2 folders and the 1 file into Imgburn
8) Insert your media of choice that will hold the size of yoru game
9) Burn at 1x speed (I know its slow but quality of quantity ALWAYS)

After the burn is done:

1) Turn on your jailbroken Ps3 again, insert the game at the XMB menu (will show as a data disc)
2) Go into the backup manager
3) The game should show up (for dvd-r and dvd+r DL it showed up as BLUSxxxx but for bluray it showed the game title and picture like normal for me) Don't backup just press load, and away you go.

Download ImgBurn from: http://imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

ImgBurn will autoconfigure everything for you, download it and install. Leave all settings default. When you insert your disc (DVD-R, DL or BD-R) Imgburn picks the best settings for you when with the size and media type you have. All I have done is what is listed above and pressed burn, works for me.

Play PS3 Backup Games via DVD-R on a JailBroken PlayStation 3!

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#34 - jamal94 - 236w ago
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guys use the rdx_manager and it will work fine, because it will boot the game without going back to the xmb, sure you should have a decrypted backup game disc using the rdx_manager or the original one.

#33 - patholi - 236w ago
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seems to be fake (though i could be wrong)... well, actually i don't get it: first, everybody said, you need a legit game disc in your ps3-drive to use backup manager.

if that's true, you can't really use a burned disc, in order to play...

#32 - namdlo - 236w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Cilow View Post
it is still BLU-Ray and not BLUE Ray

It's "blu-ray" but it uses a blue laser

#31 - Cilow - 236w ago
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it is still BLU-Ray and not BLUE Ray

#30 - Warrorar - 236w ago
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for everyone as information. lg sells a blue ray burner for 90euro ~ 110dollar.

i bought it and its awsome. 10x blueray, also suportst dvd all formats and also DVD-RAM. nice burner and for the price its awsome can't wait to get my first blue ray disc package and wait for the guide how to burn real ps3 images

#29 - Cilow - 236w ago
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ramensama, i tried 3D Dot Game Heroes too. I started the Backup Manager, put the DVD in and nothin happened. quit BUM. Then put the DVD first into the PS3, then started the BUM... and then it comes to screen as "dev_bdvd" or something like that. i had the game on my int hdd before and so i want to start it... and then comes the massage: Eboot.bin is not valid, cant load.

#28 - namdlo - 236w ago
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FYI - this same article has been posted on several websites and no one except for the original source (Jamal94) and 1 other person (Rmoroz) have claimed to have gotten this to work. Every other attempt has resulted in decorative coasters.

I wouldn't suggest trying this (for now) until it's confirmed by more people unless you have media to waste.

#27 - ramensama - 236w ago
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backup manager doesn't even recognize the burnt disc. how could this be real? Tried 3d Dot heroes, nothing showed up in the backup manager.

#26 - Reaper2122 - 236w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfWar View Post
I'm wondering how/why this works when the backup manager says it requires a REAL game in the disc drive if you want to load a backup copy of a game. Do you still need to insert a legit game at some point? Such as putting a real game into the PS3 before swapping it for a backup copy?

The copied disc acts as the real disc so the backup manager doesnt require the real one but you still need to run it from the backup manager and if a pspjb solution isnt out in the next 2 weeks I will have no chocie but too upgrade if only for dead rising 2 DAMN YOU SONY

#25 - SwordOfWar - 236w ago
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I'm wondering how/why this works when the backup manager says it requires a REAL game in the disc drive if you want to load a backup copy of a game. Do you still need to insert a legit game at some point? Such as putting a real game into the PS3 before swapping it for a backup copy?


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