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?