How To: Access PlayStation 3 Recovery Mode

This is a small guide on how to enter your PlayStation 3’s Recovery Mode. The Recovery menu gives access to a bunch of handy options which can help you fix many common PS3 errors such as corrupted firmware data, corrupted system files or even force your PS3 to restore to a custom firmware. The menu has the following options: 1. Restart System, 2. Restore Default Settings, 3. Restore File System, 4. Rebuild Database, 5. Restore PS3 System and 6. System Update.

How To: Access PlayStation 3 Recovery Mode

Here is what you need to do in order to out you PS3 into Recovery Mode:

Step 1:

Turn off your Playstation 3.

Step 2:

Hold the power button down. The system will turn on and turn off once again.

Step 3:

Once the system has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps

Step 4:

When you hear the 2 beeps take your finger off power button.

Step 5:

You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button

Step 6:

The Recovery Menu will pop up.


You can also see our simple tutorial on how to access PSN and play games online on jailbroken firmware 3.55 without updating to firmware 3.56 posted here. If you run into any issues and need help, don’t hesitate to contact us through the comments section below.

DISCLAIMER: The above post is for educational purposes only! ithinkDifferent does not condone piracy or hacking  in any form. It is a violation of the Terms of Service and in some cases be considered illegal.

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