ime not really sure.
here is what i did from the start
ps3 was working fine on 3.30 everything working. so i then wanted to install kmeaw 3.55CFW (ive done it many times on diffrent ps3's) but i missed out 1 step
i tried updating in the recovery menu to 3.55CFW (stupid i know) but it failed ay 69% and then thew ps3 did not boot at all (it was stuck in boot loop)
so i took out the hard drive and formatted it (the long format not the quick)
i then went back into recovery menu and restored the ps3 (option #5)
it then restarted and did all all the first setup settings. it was then working again on 3.30 booted up fine
so then i put 3.55 OFW on a usb stick (i also checked the MD5 and it matched) and i tried installing it via XMB update. it got to about 78% and failed!! and it got stuck in a boot loop again.
so i took out the hard drive and formatted it AGAIN (long format) and now i cannot get it to do anything. it still gets into the recovery menu but when i look for an update it just says CHECKING and then about 10-15mins later it gives me an error (not finding and update) even tho it was on a usb
so now ime stuck what to do and ive been messing with it for the last day or so. Any help will be great
if you need any more info just ask
ok can someone confirm this..
3.55 Downgrade Files
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Unplug or switch off your console and then switch back on or plug back in.
While still OFF connect your Jailbreak/Downgrade device and press POWER then quickly Eject, you PS3 console should turn itself off automatically
(WHICH ONE DO I DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL TO MY XPLAIN BOARD?)
Place the lv2diag.self (FILE 1) from the archive and the PS3UPDAT.PUP (3.41 FW) from the archive on the root of a usb device and plug into the rightmost port on your console (dev_usb0)
(BUT INSTEAD OF 3.41 CAN I CHANGE IT TO 3.15?, AS IME ON 3.30)
Power on your PS3 with the usb device in and have a coffee, it can take a few moments for the PUP to install, your PS3 will turn off automatically
Power your ps3 back on, you should still be in service mode, check your FW version now to verify you have downgraded successfully. Turn Off
Remove previous archive files from usb stick and now place lv2diag.self (FILE 2) on the root of your usb stick
Place usb stick in rightmost port of your PS3 (dev_usb0)
Turn PS3 back on with usb in place, it should turn itself off very shortly after.
Turn your PS3 back on and go through the configuration again.
WILL THEME STEPS WORK?
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