A few noob question
I'm about to take the plunge and start working on my PS3 and even though I think I read all I need to know twice and I am aware of most of what's needed to know, there are still a few things that bug me.
My PS3 is a slim model and it is currently on latest OFW (4.40). I did my homework and confirmed that my model is downgradable. I ordered an E3 flasher limited edition with sata station and all and I also ordered an E3 card reader.
So now I need to open my ps3 and install the E3 clip on my ps3's nor chip. After that, from what I understand, I need to downgrade using E3 (literrally flash the nor).
What bugs me if why do I still need a dongle? I bought the E3 card reader because I read everywhere that I was still needing it even with the flasher, but couldn't I just directly flash an already jailbroken CFW to the nor using the flasher?
If I understand correctly, I need to flash a 3.55 OFW and then JB it using dongle, but I just don't get it.
I read literrally hundreds of tutorials, but I still don't understand this part. I must be missing something... can anyone please explain to me why I still need a dongle with my flasher?
Once you are on OFW 3.55 you do NOT need a dongle to install CFW. All you need is some kind of USB storage device.
Now I'm not sure about this, but I believe at some point in the downgrade procedure you need to put the PS3 into factory service mode. That will require a don
This is the downgrade guide I usually linke: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f263/ult...rading-104398/
said, the dongle is required to put the PS3 into FSM which is a step in your downgrade procedure. But I believe there is a way to downgrade without having to put the PS3 into FSM (thus not needing the dongle) by flashing a CFW using the Three Musketeers Patch if I'm not mistaken.
Yeah, I think too that you may be able to use a smart phone to get into FSM too.
Yeah any device that could be used as a jailbreak device on OFW 3.41 can be used as a downgrade dongle (USB dongles, smart phones, calculators...)
Originally Posted by indirect76