Can't access recovery mode
I'm creating this post because I just can't access recovery mode on my CECHG01 PS3. And I've searched on this problem, but can't really find anyone with a similar problem.
The first time I tried, was with a JB 3.41 OFW (P3Free dongle). This actually somehow messed up my P3Free dongle, after which I decided to go straight from JB OFW 3.41 to Kmeaw CFW 3.55 (this worked fine in one update).
So for now I'm happy with my system, but it's still odd that I can't access the recovery menu.
I've read numerous tutorials and watched all the videos I could find, but my PS3 just happily shows the dashboard every single time.
I turn off my PS3 (have tried: using controller, holding power and switch in back).
Then I press and hold the power button.
This is where I differ from most already, I get 3 beeps in rapid succession when the waving bar animates on the screen, in comparison to most people who get 1 beep.
I keep holding power, until the console powers off again (green light goes red). I've tried this with releasing the power button when the green light turns red and then pressing it again, and I tried it with keeping the power button pressed in.
This is also where I see some oddities, because my PS3 doesn't shut off immediatly. Instead it blinks the green light 6 to 11 times and then turns red.
Also, if I'm still holding the power button down when the green light turns red, the console boots up immidiatly again. So it's REALLY hard to time the release of the power button at the exact moment the PS3 turns off.
Now the PS3 boots up again, but I just get the regular 3 quick beeps, and then the dashboard.
No matter what I try (releasing the power button at these 3 beeps), I never get any recovery screen.
Does anyone have any clue whats up?
Should I be trying something different, or is my recovery mode just disabled?
As it seems odd that it doesn't work for 3.41 and 3.55 firmware...