Downgrading CECH-2001A 120 GB PS3 slim model

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by XavierSylfaen, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. XavierSylfaen

    XavierSylfaen Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    United States
    Hello, tempers. Sorry for the stupid questions but guides on how to install CFW on various PS3 models are much less straightforward than with the Wii and other platforms. From what I've managed to find out, (I think) my CECH-2001A model PS3 is old enough to be downgraded, and new enough not to require soldering. I am on OFW 4.41 at the moment, and I have read that the E3 flasher is the best way to downgrade to 3.55 OFW and progress from there.

    So my questions are:

    1. Is E3 really the best way to go as opposed to its alternatives? Why?
    2. Do I need to solder anything with my model of PS3?
    3. Where can I find a guide on how best to approach my situation?

    Thanks a bunch.
  2. mschumacher69

    mschumacher69 GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 26, 2013
    Planet Earth