looking to buy a ps3 and get it jailbreaked... need some advice on same

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    so guys
    i am looking to buy myself a ps3 for playing the awesome classic collection
    i am getting one used around 100$ in my country
    the model is ps3 slim CECH 3003B 320GB
    i saw some newly uploaded videos on Youtube that this model is now jailbreakable using some new tools HEN and some multiman tool
    still i am not sure and need your experts advice if this model CECH 3003B is jailbreakable by any means??
    OR
    which ps3 model is best to buy and long lasting for jailbreaking and classic gaming???
    let me know soon as i am planning to buy one
     
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    If possible, try and get hold of a slim model CECH-20xxx or 21xxx as they are almost guaranteed to be compatible with CFW (custom firmware). The only way they wouldn't be is if it's a refurbished model with a newer motherboard in, from a 25xxx or 30xxx slim.

    Some 25xxx slims are in fact compatible with CFW (but it's hit and miss), but 30xxx models like the one you mentioned are non-compatible with CFW. The same applies for the 40xxx superslim models which followed the 30xxx late slims.

    Any PS3 you buy will be compatible with HEN; a similar experience to CFW but not a full jailbreak since it needs to be enabled each time, due to the technical limitations of non CFW-compatible consoles. HEN is an awesome achievement and exploit which offers many great features, don't get me wrong; however, for the full CFW experience I'd advise getting an early model slim as I suggested. All fat model PS3s are compatible with CFW.
     
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    That model is not jailbreakable but it can do the HEN exploit, you can still install MultiMan with HEN.

    If you want to do a full jailbreak, you should look for model CECH-25XXX and below. For CECH-2501A you want to make sure minimum firmware is 3.56 (use MinVerChkr for this) because some of them can't be jailbroken yet.
     
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    Edit: CECH-25XXX need minver not just 2501A
     
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    @Coldheart2236 @ntodek

    thank you very much for ur prompt response

    yeah i also found cech2504b in my local
    but i have heard that it have heating issues
    the best ps3 i heard is ps3 slim 3xxx series
    also whats the diff between CFW full jailbreak and HEN exploit??
     
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    I would recommend running MinVerChk on all slim model PS3s, just to make 100% sure. Mine is a CECH-2503A with a base factory installed firmware of 3.50, but yeah 25xxx models are hit and miss in terms of having a MinVer of 3.56 or below.
     
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    What do you mean by "Classic Collection"?

    Do you want to play your PS2 and PS1 discs on your PS3? If so, the best model to get is CECHA/CECHB. CECHC and CECHE only have GS chip and the EE chip is emulated on CPU, therefore the compatibility is not as great as CECHA/CECHB, but still way beter than other models without any PS2 hardware. All these models have higher hardware failure rate and generate a lot of heat, so you need some skills to keep them running.

    If you just want to play some retro games and emulators, any model will do, as of now all PS3 models are hacked (allowing you to run homebrews). But I think the best way to run emulators is to use a single board computer or one of those thin client computers with an upgraded graphics card.
     
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    @xxxmarioxxx

    no i wont play ps2 ps1 games that much
    i am looking to play full collection of ps3 since i already got ps4 5.05 jb but it dont have great collection like ps3 :P lol
    BTW what do you mean by "as of now all PS3 models are hacked (allowing you to run homebrews). "
    will ps3 slim cech 3003b be jailbreaked?
    what is homebrews as compared to jailbreak
    what is multiman then and what is advantage of installing CFW
     
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    Btw they want $100 for a used PS3? Visit your local thrift store or go to websites like craigslist and most of the time you can find used PS3 for less than $50
     
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    That model may or may not be compatible; MinVerChk would determine this one way or the other. I'm not aware of any heating issues, and in fact I believe slim models have the best potential lifespan of PS3s. I'm not all that familiar with the details but I think @sandungas knows a bit about this.
     
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    What does "(get it) jailbreaked" mean?
    Do you mean "jailbroken"?

    Anyway... Yes, better get an older version, which is compatible with a CFW!

    HAN&HEN are cool, but you have to start it manually (lasts seconds only, so not a big issue), but AFAIR still have some small limits.


    Edit: I remember some of the Slim PS3s had a non-detachable IHS, but it doesn't matter for those, because (as far as I know) it doesn't need IHS-Capping anyway!
     
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    @TnA
    HAN&HEN are cool, but you have to start it manually (so yeah its like starting HEN in ps4 5.05 which i usually do manually so that wont be an issue for me

    (lasts seconds only, so not a big issue), means? while playing a game the HEN will get shut off/ restart??

    also what will be the benefit of using a CFW?? will i be even able to play all games online in CFW??
     
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    Hackable = Allowing you to run homebrews =/= Full CFW.
    Homebres are software developed by enthusiasts such as emulators and backup managers.
    In that case, the best model I'll recommend is CECH20XX/CECH21XX, which are guaranteed CFW compatible.
    Suggest you to read some pinned posts to get more information, such as this one:

    https://www.psx-place.com/threads/hacking-the-ps3.10718/
     
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    From the PS3HEN FAQ:
    HAN has been completely superseded by HEN in every way, so you don't need to bother with it since HEN can do everything it could and more.
     
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    Exactly!

    Well... It means what it says... Starting HEN only last (if you understand it better "takes") a few seconds... That's not much of inconvenience though...

    No... Only when you turn off the PS3!

    Yes, but you have to use an app to block some things and unhook Syscalls, because in a CFW they are permanently activated (right from the start of the console/XMB) and in HEN they only get activated when it has been manually started...
     
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    Thanks everyone for clearing my silly doubts

    @Coldheart2236
    As u said HEN can pretty much do everything so m planning to buy that Ps3 slim 3003B model and JB it with HEN
    Worth it?

    @TnA
    I see u mentioned some really good benefits of using a CFW
    But as everyone said that it needs a Ps3 2xxx series model and also its ofw needs to be around 3.51 which I think I won’t be able to find it in my country
     
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    @DeViL303
    What means ANy minver
    It means any minimum version?? Even if the pa3 slim is 4.85 will it be hen compatible
     
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    MinVerChk as I posted earlier in the thread.
    I simply quoted an FAQ. CFW will always be the superior and preferred exploit to HEN, but HEN is still a good exploit for consoles that cannot install CFW.
     
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    @Coldheart2236
    Is there any chance i can install cfw in slim 25xx model no matter what the firmware is even if it’s 4.85 latest still will I be able to have cfw
     

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