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UNBRICK YOUR PS3 WITH E3 FLASHER
« on: January 04, 2013, 09:32:31 PM »
This tutorial will cover how to unbrick your E3 flasher equipped PS3. It is impossible to permanently brick your PS3 if it has the E3 flasher equipped.

A hardware flasher is REQUIRED so do not even ask how to do it without one.

Also required is a service dongle. Like this one http://www.modchipcentral.com/store/e3-card-reader-e3reader-jailbreak-e3card-usb-dongle-canada-usa.html

NOTE: There is no need to turn off the PS3 after each step, set the switches FIRST then reset the E3 flasher, the reset button is located under the ESATA port on the E3 flasher, it is red in color.

1. Remove the power plug from the PS3

2. 1 up all others down on E3 flasher

3. Power on the PS3

4. PS3 will stay powered on with no activity

5. Copy the e3_downgrade.bin file to the microsd card and the NOR backup. Rename the NOR backup to BKPPS3.BIN (remove the zero at the end if it is there.)

4. 6 UP all others down, remember to reset the E3 flasher, then hit start. This step is re-writing the PS3's NOR memory to de-hash it and allow any firmware to be installed. This step takes over 10 minutes.

5. UNPLUG THE POWER CABLE FROM THE PS3 (THIS HAS TO BE DONE).

6. ON A USB THUMB DRIVE COPY FROM THE STEP 1 FOLDER LV2DIAG.self AND ANY ROGERO 4.30 CFW (or ps3updat.pup in the step 1 folder) PS3UPDATE.PUP TO THE ROOT OF THE THUMB DRIVE.

7. Insert the E3 card reader service dongle in the right most USB port. Power on the PS3 by quickly hitting the POWER then the EJECT button. The PS3 will turn itself off after a few seconds.

8. Remove the service dongle and insert the usb thumb drive.

9. Power on the PS3, the 4.30 CFW will now install. This will take a few minutes. Once it is complete the PS3 will turn off. Sometimes the PS3 does not turn off instead the green light just blinks, if after 20 minutes the PS3 has still not turned off simply hold down the power button.

10. Copy from STEP2 folder the lv2diag.self and overwrite the other one on the thumb drive.

11. Re insert the usb thumb drive and power on the PS3. After a few seconds it will turn off.

12. Remove the usb thumb drive.

13. Power on the PS3.

14. Congratulations your PS3 is now on 4.30 CFW or 3.55 rogero CFW.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2013, 11:20:07 AM by SUDBURYMODS »
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