How can I recover (stuck at black screen)?
Also posted at tortuga - forgive the crosspost looking for some help...
Was on Rebug 3.55.2 with OtherOS++ support - Made lv1 and lv2 dumps in MultiMan. Reverted to stock 3.55FW via recovery, then updated to 4.30 Rogero via recovery. Slim PS3 came with OFW 3.50.
Realized I still had a partition for Linux, so I said "OK will reboot to recovery and wipe the hard drive". Instead I stupidly picked to wipe "System". Upon rebooting it wouldn't go to XMB (obviously) and wanted a firmware via USB. Tried both stock 3.55 and Rogero 4.30 - both gave errors so I tried the "4.25to3.55" which it accepted and verified, then rebooted. After this I gave it about 5 min - nothing is happening. Powered off and back on, same result - all I get now is a black screen (tried HDMI and A/V port) and it just sits there with the green LED on...
How can I recover? Do I need E3 flasher to restore those dumps? If so, can I get just the bare one thats not the "Limited Edition"? Or is there some other trick?