Regarding downgrades

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by tj445, Jun 30, 2012.

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    I recently got my hands on a second PS3 with OFW 3.55, which I was planning to use as the console for when I need to play online with original games or PSN. However I was wondering if once I update it to the latest firmware and then I happen to want to downgrade it back to CFW, what tools do I need?
     
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    I forgot
    You'll need an E3 Flasher to downgrade your PS3 which will cost you about $90 USD IIRC.
     
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    E3 including:

    - The E3 flasher & front panel switch/led controller
    - E3 NOR solderless ribbon cable
    - E-SATA docking station(2,5 because of SATA PS3 HDD nature) & E-SATA cable
    - A 2,5 SATA HDD over 80GB preferably
    - Micro SD(required) & USB cable(optional) to update E3 flasher

    Once you've downgraded install the QA Flags so PS3 won't brick when you move from OFW/CFW (be it downgrade, upgrade).
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    If you're on 3.55 you'll have to choose to:

    - upgrade then lose any cfw/downgrade possibility without extra hardware (like E3/infectus) (you can't downgrade on 3.56+ OFW unless a new "hack" is found)
    - don't upgrade but you'll be able to use any cfw. (kmeaw/ rogero v3.1 on 3.55cfw recommended! )
     
  4. tj445
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    I already have a CFW PS3,
    Since E3 needs a lot of tools, isn't there any alternative?
    What about progskeet or whatever that thing was called.
     
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    If you are good at soldering you can use it.
     
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    I am okay at soldering as long as it does not require as much extra stuff like E3.
    Time wise, which one would be faster?
     
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    Uhh if you have a phat PS3 you'll need to solder +30 NAND points to hardware like likprogskeet/infectus, if you've got a slim ps3 you'll need to know its base FW version first (some 320GB models and up can't do 3.55 OFW so you can't til someone finds 3.56+ metldr keys), then solder to NOR chip.