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Disclaimers:
- Use at your own risk. (Although I can't think of anything bad that might happen)
- No Piracy tolerated. This should be used to Backup your precious bought games only.
- It is unknown what short term or long term effects this will have on online play, if at all.

This guide covers the matter in extensive detail. So even if you’ve never ventured with your N900 before, you’ll still be able to follow.

This guide will cause Pro users to bleed from their eyes

This guide will cover Jailbreaking your PS3 with the N900 using PSFreedom and installing and running the PSJailbreak Backup Manager(Working!!).

PSFreedom WAS NOT MADE BY ME.

Give thanks to the Maker KaKaRoto:
kakaroto.homelinux.net

Hardware you will need:

N900 (Should now work on Power and Regular Kernel)
PS3 with firmware 3.41 (I haven't tested on older)

PSFreedom Application Method - GUI:

Enable Extras-Devel Repository on your N900:

Application manager –> Application catalogs –> New
Catalog name: Maemo Extras-devel
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras-devel/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free non-free

Let it update the catalogues. Then choose Download and find PSFreedom. Install it.

PSFreedom-GUI Creator Thread:
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=61988

Proceed to the very bottom of this post for getting Backup Manager.


PSFreedom Manual Method - No GUI:


First we need to root your N900
Via N900 Download Manager, obtain and install rootsh:
http://maemo.org/downloads/product/Maemo5/rootsh/

Now we need to get SSH working on the n900:

Via N900 Download Manager, obtain and install OpenSSH:
http://maemo.org/downloads/product/Maemo5/openssh/
It’ll prompt you to enter a password during install, use any password of your liking.

Connecting to your N900 via WinSCP:
Get WinSCP from:
http://winscp.net/download/winscp428setup.exe
Install it. And Launch it.

Make sure your N900 is connected to same WiFi as your PC.
Identify your N900s IP address . (You can find a nice widget for this HERE )

Launch WinSCP:

Hostname: IP of the N900 (Example: 192.168.1.5)
Port: 22
Click login.
You’ll be promted for username and password. The username is root and the password is what you’ve entered earlier.

WinSCP will take you to the browsing panes.
Left Pane is your PC. Right Pane is your N900.

Identify which Kernel do you have on your N900:
In N900 Terminal Type:
Code:
uname -r
If it says something with "power" in it. It's Power.
2.6.28-omap1 is Regular

Back to WinSCP:

Browse to and Copy (F5) the 3 PSFreedom files from your PC to your N900s /root folder

psfreedom.ko, psfreedom-enable.sh, psfreedom-disable.sh

You can get these files by extracting the following archieves for each Kernel:

PSFreedom For Stock Kernel: (Patched For Backup Manager)
http://talk.maemo.org/attachment.php...7&d=1283539537

PSFreedom for Power Kernel: (Patched For Backup Manager)
http://talk.maemo.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=13527

Now close WinSCP

On your N900, Launch Terminal.
Type:
Code:
root
Then change the scripts into executables:

Code:
chmod +x psfreedom-enable.sh
chmod +x psfreedom-disable.sh
(You will get no output for these commands)
Now run the script:

Code:
./psfreedom-enable.sh
(Nothing should happen, if you get an error: unable to insert “-”, you are running power kernel, you need to be running stock kernel or use the Power Kernel Driver)

Using PSFreedom on Your PS3:


Now. Unplug your ps3 from Power.
Connect then N900.
Plug back your PS3s power.
Click the Power button then quickly click and hold the Eject button (for maybe 7 seconds, if you hear 1 beep, let go).

How do you know you did it fast enough?

You won’t hear 2 beeps when you first hit the eject button. I prefer using both my hands

Nothing will seem to be happening. That’s fine. The n900 will show the Storage or PC Suite window. Then a warning about insufficient power.

How do you know it worked?

On the ps3, there should be a new option, under Game called: Install Packages.

Backup Manager:

You can get the Original Backup Manager from here:
http://www.pandawillforum.com/redire...&goto=lastpost

There is also a "Stealth" Backup Manager if you'd like to Try. (Although its effectiveness is questionable) (Read about it Here):
http://www.ps3-hacks.com/file/86

Put the manager.pkg into the root of a separate storage media (USB Drive or HDD) other than N900. Plug that USB in the PS3. After that, you will see the package manager under *install packages files* on your PS3. Choose to install it.

Launch the Backup Manager which is now under Game. Preferably with a game inside your PS3

Note: You have to have an original game (Any) inserted to load a backup at all times.

Various Games Compatibility Charts:

PSX-Scene Chart
PS3-News Chart


Kudos to the Creater of PSFreedom. KaKaRoto
Kudos to MohammadAG for guidance
Kudos to Hopbeat and ps3n900 for Backup Manager Patch
Kudos to the N900

Last edited by Corso85; 2010-09-19 at 18:40.
 

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does this work with uncharted 2 or resistance 2?
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Originally Posted by sepehrsfmech View Post
does this work with uncharted 2 or resistance 2?
I only have 7gb left on my PS3 and all my HDDs are NTFS. So Sadly, cannot confirm.

Backup Manager does launch and does appear to copy files, but I get a FAILURE 50% in.......and a no space warning.
 
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i want to thank you very much for this! some of my discs are already look bad, now i can backup thanks to you

Last edited by ironm8; 2010-09-03 at 18:34.
 

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i got 196 gbs left cuz i just got my ps3 last week
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Easier method.

Requirements:
internet (only for installing the necessaries packages)
rootsh (if you don't have it, find it in the app manager software)

Open a terminal (ctrl+shift+x or browser thru the menu). You are at your home folder (/home/user)
Create a folder to organize the files: mkdir psfreedom.
Change into that dir: cd psfreedom
Download the package: wget http://xceleo.org/psfreedom.tar.gz
Unpackage it: tar xvzf psfreedom.tar.gz
Give scripts execution permission: chmod 755 *.sh
Correct the module permission: chmod 444 *.ko
That's it. It's installed. To run: ./psfreedom-enable.sh
To stop: ./psfreedom-disable.sh

Simplifying, connect your n900 to the internet and then:
mkdir psfreedom && cd psfreedom
wget http://xceleo.org/psfreedom.tar.gz
tar xvzf *.tar.gz && rm *.tar.gz
chmod 755 *.sh && chomd 444 *.ko
That's it, it's installed in your home folder.

To run:
sudo /home/user/psfreedom/psfreedom-enable.sh
To stop:
sudo /home/user/psfreedom/psfreedom-disable.sh

Or:
root
cd /home/user/psfreedom
./psfreedom-enable.sh
And, to stop:
./psfreedom-disable.sh
 

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Originally Posted by ironm8 View Post
i was able to get to that install packeges wilndows, however thats when i get an error

i want to thank you very much for this! some of my discs are already look bad, now i can backup thanks to you
sadly. Backup Manager is not working properly
 
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You have to edit the /dev_xxxx to /dev_bdvd in psfreedom.ko for the backup manager to work...
 
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Thanks for the howto.
I have a quick question. Currently, I have a power kernel in my n900. Do I have to uninstall it?
 
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Originally Posted by ps3n900 View Post
You have to edit the /dev_xxxx to /dev_bdvd in psfreedom.ko for the backup manager to work...
Can you elaborate?

psfreedom.ko or the enable.sh script?

Cause I don't know how to edit .ko. It's not something that opens in notepad.
 
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