Swapping HDD on rebug CFW slim

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by echan42, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. echan42
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    I was trying to swap HDDs on my slim, so what I did was:
    -Update rebug using flashdrive
    -Remove HDD
    -Insert new larger HDD
    -Try to format and install rebug off the same flashdrive
    And I was greeted with an error.

    When I searched online I saw that rebug has issues installing from recovery, but there's a rebug "hdd change utility" available.
    So I swapped my larger and newer HDD for my old one.
    But I was once again greeted with the "the PS3 could not start, insert flashdrive with 4.80 firmware or later to format".

    What's the general procedure to follow here?
    What went wrong?
     
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    Just insert the new HDD and insert a USB drive containing the 4.80 Rebug CFW.
    Stick both in and boot the console.
     
  3. echan42
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    I know it sounds as if the original hard disk was damaged in the process, but I'm 99% sure it wasn't.

    That was my original aproach. I got the following error.
    "the data is corrupted.
    (8002F325)"
    And I'm sure it's not corrupted since I just updated to that version on that flashdrive.
     
  4. rasputin

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    try using a different 4.80 cfw on the new drive, then change it to rebug

    i was stuck on that corrupted error for ages before i tried this method.. this was around 6 months or more ago though on a earlier version rebug
     
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    It's odd.
    I've changed HDDs on me own PS3 before and had no issues upgrading.
    Format the USB drive again to Fat32 with a 32k cluster size.
    Then copy the FW again.
     
  6. echan42
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    I've just tried Ferrox4.80 right now, and also OFW 3.55, same error, wich makes it seem like it's the support, but I just re-formatted it to FAT32 and 32k and even used it a second abo to update from XMB.

    Done and I've even tried aditional CFWs, same result. This is frustrating.
     
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    FIXED: I used live CD specialized in cloning hard disks sector by sector, cloned the old one to the new one, installed new HD, downgraded to 3.55, formatted HDD to new size, reinitialized system software, reinstalled rebug 4.80.

    thanks for all your help guys
     
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    Hi can you PM me and also I recently got my PS3 jailbroken and I have completed all 30 something games on my PS4 and I wanted to revisit some of my favourite ps2/3 games to kill some time until new PS4 titles which I want come out