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PS3 Downgrade Help
PS3 Downgrade Help –
guys i have a slim PS3 with the code CECH-2503B and am on 4.11 OFW i have read that if am not on 3.55 i cant intsall CFW i must downgrade by using hacking tools so what tools are best for my PS3 ? and is there a guide for it ? since am not on the latest 4.46 OFW can i just update from OFW 4.11 to CFW 4.46 ? or it will brick my PS3 ? thank you
Originally Posted by SymphonyOfLife
That depends on exactly when your PS3 was made.... Flip your PS3 over, and check the Spine Sticker for the DATECODE
"0D" and earlier most likely can be downgraded back to OFW3.55. Those with a "1A" or latter can't be downgraded to OFW3.55...
One simple way to check is to go HERE: http://psx-scene.com/forums/content/...eck-tool-1238/
and, download the "MinVerChek.PUP" File. And, copy it to a FAT32 formatted USB Stick in the /PS3/UPDATE/ -- Directories. (Note the proper File is already named "PS3UPDAT.PUP". Take your USB Stick to your PS3 in the XMB go to: "Settings"-> "Update Settings"-> "Update via USB Storage Media" ... Follow any on screen instructions. AS ALWAYS! Please not this IS NOT an actual Firmware Update. All this does is report back to you what the Base Firmware on your PS3 was when it left the Factory. Lucky Ones will find OFW3.40 ~ 3.55... The less fortunate will find OFW3.60+
Now for something interesting it seems that you ~might~ not need to worry about downgrading back to OFW3.55. As long as your well under OFW4.30. Which I assume would include OFW4.11. I do not profess to have any thing worth sharing. 'cause I don't. Plus the fact that my only PS3 is a 21xx and not a 25xx. I never made myself aware of it. That this PS3 was also @OFW4.40 durring its final transition to CFW. I was outta luck with this info.
I'm speaking of something called a "Three Musketeers Patch". The way I understand it. It should in theory work the same way as installing a 3.55CFW on a OFW3.55 (Or below!) PS3. In this case a PS3 between OFW3.56 and OFW4.30. So it might be worth looking into.
Again Please don't bother asking me directly about this!
I only just recently had a brush-in with this method when I was ~trying~ my best to help them. THIS IS WHY ITS IN EVERYONE'S INTEREST TO GIVE OUT YOUR CECH! Which you did. and now knowing that. This is the BEST Knowledge that I can offer you.
Sadly that "Knowledge" does not run either deep nor fast I'm sorry to say...
But the Guys over on this Thread! They CAN help you I'm very VERY sure!
CFW 4.30 E3 on ps3's with minimum Factory firmware 3.56 (FLASHER NEEDED): - PS3Hax Network - Playstation 3 Hacks and Mods
YOU NEED TO NOTE THAT IN YOUR CASE ITS NOT SO MUCH CAN YOU DOWNGRADE TO OFW3.55.
BUT IS YOUR METLOADER THE OLD GOOD VERSION OR THE BAD NEW VERSION?!?!
AFAIK The only way to check that is to Dump your Firmware (which you'd still need to do BTW!) so you're not of the E3 Hook!
But again if you want to go by your DATECODE. (see above!) You can check it against this Database HERE:
To see if you have the correct PS3 or not...
Last edited by Ichijoe; 08-15-2013 at 06:03 PM.
thanks guys really helpful info
about the E3 Flasher do i have to get the limited version or the normal E3 Nor Flasher - Downgrader version priced 70 $ will work ?
as there is 20 $ diffrence thanks
Without making this more complicated then it need be... No you do not need the Limited Edition with the e-SATA Dock. That only if you want to do custom "Fast Dual Booting" between OFW and CFW. Which will make the E3 a permanent part of your PS3 in that you will have to do some Soldering on your PS3.... Possibly more... Depends on your CECH Model.
Originally Posted by SymphonyOfLife
I kinda want to do this myself, but the fine level of work needed. Is piss poorly documented on the Web. The few Pics that I saw supposedly showing where the work needed to be done was so scaled down as to be useless!
So if you only concern (for now), is simply to downgrade a downgradable PS3! then just save your Money and get the Standard Version. As you can always get an e-SATA Dock latter on, if you need to...
One other question where do you live (on a Nation bases?), I only ask, 'cause I live in Germany, and NOBODY sells the E3 here. The few Modchip Shops that came "Recommended" by "E3" we're all ran by the same shady Operator. Who according to the Web was less the trustworthy, in shipping sold goods in a timely manner. Added to the fact that he only wanted Direct Cash Deposits to Bank accounts to either France, or Estonia. I was more, and more less willing to use such services.
Amazon had US Shipping only. IIRC: So totally useless to me. That only left Fleabay as my only Option. Where of course I had to pay more along the lines of the Limited Edition to get my Standard One. But, at least I got it...