Easiest way to make phat ps3 to 3.55 OFW

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  1. XmatthewX201
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    Long story short: Got a ps3 with YLOD, saved it, update from 4.xx to 4.78. I didn't know till now that modding is only good on OFW 3.55. Best way to downgrade?
     
  2. Sora Takihawa

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    i think you need a E3 Flasher but i only heard it from my friend. i never modded a ps3.
    i am not sure but i think you have to soldier the E3 Flasher on the PS3.
     
  3. invaderyoyo

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    There are two types of phat ps3's. NOR and NAND types. NOR ps3's are actually not too hard to downgrade, but you will need to buy an e3 flasher. NAND ps3's are a pain in the butt. Also, as of right now there is no software solution for the downgrade, anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.
     
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    how can I tell if its nand or nor
     
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    Google your model number. It should be on the back and start with CECH
     
  6. GooLagoon

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    All PS3 Phats are NAND.

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    Also it isn't worth it to hack a PS3 Phat. They overheat pretty quickly on a OFW and CFW simply makes it impossible to play for at least 1 or 2 hours. The reason for this is because OFW is a stable firmware built by Sony and CFW is unstable and many things run on a CFW causes it to heat quickly. Even if you use fan control that can be dangerous and can break it even more...
     
  7. veraci_00

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    this is not correct. later phats r nor.
     
  8. GooLagoon

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    Whoops. I think I mistook it for the PS3 Slim, but anyones someone should take in to regard what I said afterwards...
     
  9. veraci_00

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    yes, all slims r nor. the op should go with a slim just to be safe, but the fan app might make that irrelevant. if u have the fan on medium, let's say, a phat probably won't fail on u.
     
  10. GooLagoon

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    True. Well I said all I could. It's up to the OP now...
     
  11. XmatthewX201
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    okay so I found out that CECHG = NAND and that happens to be mine. Ao what's the best solution to downgrade the OFW?
     
  12. fille

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    you need progskeet or teensy.
    i let it do by a guy here and its much work,but now am on 4.78.0.2 rebug on phat ps3(nand).
     
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    so at this point, I am better off paying a guy to roll back the OFW?
     
  14. fille

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    if you cant do it yourself or cant find cheap a progskeet or teensy,you can think about it.
    i watched a guide for downgrade a phat with nand on youtube,its not a job you can do fast or forget things.
     
  15. XmatthewX201
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    my thing is that I can not solder for the life of me. If theirs a way I can without soldering then I could give it a shot. If not I might as well pay someone 30$ or so
     
  16. GooLagoon

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    Soldering is your only option. It really isn't some small wire you have to connect to some small port the wires are quite big so I don't think you would have any troubles, but if you wanna be safe and don't wanna break your console then sending it may be your only option. Oh yeah btw I am 11 and I did it...