Fellow Tempers, Currently a little bit fed up with my current situation, but given the relative quality of this community, I felt it was worth putting this out there, both to get it off my chest, and also to get some hopefully good advice of how/where to proceed from here. I have a CECHA on 3.55 Kmeaw right now, since both ps3-hax and psx-scene recommended it for NAND ps3's at the time and there were a wealth of people reporting in with success on this firmware (especially when compared to the likes of waninkoko and such). And while there is bootmii for the Wii and tools to recover my 360's DVD drive if ever I got a bad flash, I still feel wary because there's no such safeguarding I can do with my CECHA. Down the line, I managed to rescue a CECHB from YLoD, and while it does boot up, it currently will only go to the recovery menu anymore. And despite the bluray drive working fine (last i recall), my attempts to prepare it fro 3.55, CFW, and then all the other steps before going to a 4.* CFW have led me to an unusable system there, because it won't let me (re)flash any firmware, official or otherwise... I keep getting a 8002F14E error on that CECHB no matter what I try. That said, I'm still rather irritated about a number of things (to the best of my knowledge): The complete (apparent) lack of any love from stuff like the E3 Flasher that would allow me to backup and restore my NAND-based CECHA without requiring soldering out the wazoo How most of the 4.* CFW's apparently require downgrading back to 3.55 before I could go try another or update, which comes up as a red flag in my mind because it just feels like it's asking to get a brick scenario. Given my PS3 is my sole bluray player, the current firmware not only limits me from being able to buy any new PS3 games I would want (Portal 2 included), but is also keeping me wary from buying any new movies, especially those that use this thing I keep hearing called Cinavia. So, I'm just really stumped as to what to do, and what my options are. That said, here are my questions. Is there any NAND backup/restore that is purely solder-free? I stress this because: I do not have a soldering gun or access to soldering tools Even if I did, I would not want my first soldering project being on a $600 console I don't have $1000 to blow on a (likely fake) eBay auction for a "new" 60gig only to get a ps3 60gig box full of cinder blocks in it, like so many eBay auctions tend to do. And before anyone says "just buy from trusted sellers", the simple matter is I just don't trust eBay at all, and would rather not buy something from there if I have any other options is it finally possible to upgrade from a 4.* CFW to another without having to downgrade first? I feel kinda out of the loop on this one, but I do know that there was this "stealth" version of Multiman that was apparently out there. But... how would I install it? and after it's installed, how would I launch it? Would that be something I install before I update? Is there somewhere I can go to that shows people reporting what kinda console they installed their CFW's on and success/failure scenarios? As I said, I only moved up from 3.15 and 3.41 to 3.55 because there were plenty of people reporting success with their CECHA's and CECHB's, which I just don't see anymore from any site, including this one By the way, is there any hope for getting that CECHB up and running again? It doesn't give a Ylod, but attempting to boot it up normally anymore just gives a few seconds of it spinning up and then just shutting off. No blinking red light or anything like that... it just won't boot unless it's to recovery mode at this point in time. And that error won't let me install ANY firmware on it at all, which only makes it more frustrating. Much thanks to fellow tempers that can help.