Originally Posted by laukinming
Hello folks, I'm planning on buying a PS3 within this year. I've read from many sources, namely ones that talk about downgrading, upgrading, and more. I've read Rogero's and Greg Rasputin's posts, but nothing has prepared me to decide which PS3 I should buy to star my journey of Jailbreaking one.
I am reluctant to ordering online; I'd rather do it on Craig's List. I don't want to use my credit card, just cash or debit.
I know the worst place to get a PS3 to hack is a local Walmart, as it is guaranteed to have irreversible official firmware. How about second-hand shops?
I would do fine with 3.55 KMEAW, but when I contacted some sellers on Craig's List, they report back to me that they have 4.21. Don't know if it's custom or official.
So I'm stuck. Where should I buy a PS3 from? How can I make sure it's the right one to mod? Or should I wait until Sony abandons PS3s for PS4?
Any help would be appreciated.
You could ask the seller(s) what the PS3 Slim model is (2000, 3000, 4000) and the Firmware it has.
Since you're aiming to buy a PS3 with a CFW, you should be sincere with them about it as no confusion is made up this way.
My PS3 Slim 2003B with 4.20 OFW is packed up in its box, but because I don't really use it right now.
I've been playing Dragon Ball Z For Kinect on Xbox 360 and been enjoying it a lot regardless of the negative reviews.
Originally Posted by vergro
i'm looking to purchase a ps3 also, how do you determine what firmware version your system has? this was something the people already knew who you were purchasing from or you had to tell them where to look? i am thinking of going the craigslist route myself.
Ask the employee/seller to check the 'Software Version' or 'Firmware' that it has.