I think I'm all set, but I have a large game back up (9 GB) that errors when I try and play it off my external HD - "An error occurred during the start operation (80010017)"
Googling shows this is an error due to blue ray.
Any tips, IE how do I copy it onto my PS3, or should I get a new version, does it also need to be on a USB rather than external HD? I'm on multiman, exit and when I go to the disc icon, I get the correct game background with the correct game name (Mortal Kombat), so I know it works in part.
You have a disc in the ps3 yes? Can be any game doesn't matter if so all i can think of is these steps i found on net and double check you done everything.
Firstly you need to format an external hard drive to fat32. I used
Next you need to put manager.pkg onto the hard drive also make a seperate folder named GAMEZ. must be spelt with a z.
Next you need to jailbreak your ps3.
I used a dongle using ps groove.
Firstly you need to check there is no game disk in the ps3 and remove all attached usb devices from the ps3.
Remove the power cable from the ps3.
Plug in the dongle.
Reconnect the power supply.
Switch on the ps3 using the power button on the ps3, then hit the eject button. Do not use the controller to switch the ps3 on for this operation.
If all goes well the ps3 will start as normal. If you get a message saying unknown usb device you will need to remove the power and start again.
Once the ps3 is power up you need to remove the dongle and then plug in the external hard drive.
Now go to the game section and at the bottom you should be able to install the backup manager.
Once done you can now backup your games to the hard drive by inserting a game disk and then opening up backup manager and using the install to hard drive option.
Also any games you may have on your pc can be transfered to the external hard drive by going into the GAMEZ folder and making a new folder in here for the game you want to transfer, then copy the PS3_GAME, PS3_BACKUP and PS3_DISC.SFB files to that folder.
You will need an original game disk in the drive to run games from your external hard drive. Any will do.
Hopefully if you have followed this everthing should be hunky dorey