Ok, thanks to the help of the forum, I finally have my updated dongle, backup games and PS3 ready to go!
I followed all the instructions in the forum guide until this part :
"Cobra 3.55 cfw installation
1. Download the PS3UPDAT.PUP file of the cobra CFW. The MD5 of this file is
However, when I navigate to the Games section of the XMB, there is no option to "Install Package Files" or anything of that sort, just saved data, Playstation Store etc...
I see in the instructions there is an option to install the CFW in recovery mode, as it says here :
"4. If you are on firmware 3.55, ofw or cfw, in some consoles you will be able to update using the
XMB. In other consoles, you will be given an error complaining that latest firmware is already
I don't get the error message that the latest firmware is installed, I just don't see the option to install Cobra CFW 3.55 anywhere.
I am quite sure I put the file in the proper place - as the instructions state, put PS3UPDAT.PUP into the /PS3/UPDATE/ folder. (I put it into an external HD I am using to store my backup games) And the switch of the Cobra USB is flipped to the middle switch (PS3) although this step doesn't use the USB.
Sorry for making so many threads and asking so many questions, just that I am not too good with computer/tech stuff and I want to be 100% certain I don't brick my PS3, because it was quite expensive
Thanks to all the support I have gotten on the forums so far - you guys are great! I hope this is the last step before I can finally play all my PS3 backups...