I am angry and confused. I had a perfectly good ps3 with 3.41 and the official jailbreak dongle. After all the hype of 3.55 cfw i downloaded ofw of 3.55 and then downloaded kmeaw, went to install from the usb stick it came up as "3.55 kmeaw" and installed then on the second installation screen it said I already had this firmware and nothing happened, no app folder on the xmb and no way to operate my dongle!!!!! PLEASE SOMEBODY how can I get back to 3.41 or how can I get the custom firmware to actually work. If I have the jailbreak dongle can't I downgrade somehow in service mode? i am stuck with no options and i am just not good at this.
upgrade in service mode using kmeaw fw
Re-install OFW 3.55, and then install Kmeaw. Or try installing another FW, suchs as NFW(from our front page) or Rebug, which you can find at rebug.me. And see if either of those help. Also, try updating from the RECOVERY MENU.
And which dongle do you have, the official PS Jailbreak, or what?
1) put OFW 3.55 on a USB stick (formatted fat32) in folder PSP/UPDATE
2) put USB stick in PS3
3) attach controller with USB cable to PS3
4) Press On button and keep pressed (PS3 will turn on and after a while off again)
5) Press On button again and keep pressed untill PS3 gives you a 2 beeps (It first gives 1 beep, then 2)
6) let go of On button and press PS button on controller
7) PS3 should now come to recovery menu.
8) Use this menu to update Firmware
9) turn PS3 off
10) Put 3.55 CFW on USB stick PSP/UPDATE
11) put USB stick back to PS3
12 Install 3.55 CFW through recovery menu (go back to step 4)
I am not sure how to use the official one for downgrading, and believe the support for PS Downgrade my have stopped, or disappeared :( I am not sure about that, so you could look into it. But as for jailbreaking, you can simply install a CFW for 3.41 or 3.55 with a USB Flash Drive.
@jsoccor2, please don't worry. You will be OK once you follow the correct tutorial on how to upgrade to kmeaw 3.55. Once you do that, you will love it. I guarantee it. -- I recall the first time I upgrade, I thought I had wrecked things up once I saw that MM nor anything else would work. I'll tell you more about this, once you got things figured correctly--you will then laugh with me (or at me).
I would suggest for you to make sure to follow the tutorials as precise as possible. Plus, just for the record, what tutorial are you following?
This. Some PS3 models don't accept to reinstall firmware over the same version via XMB. It says 3.55 Kmeaw when you try to install but the PS3 treats it as 3.55, obviously.
Originally Posted by grr
However it will install the firmware if you do it via recovery mode.