Hello forum. Let me begin by saying I have read till my eyes are about to bleed troubleshooting this error and from some of the other posts I am not alone.
scenario: ps3 slim asking for 3.61 or higher firmware with 8002F1F9 error update loop.
Replace WiFi/Bluetooth module and or ribbon cable. (slim so that's a no go)
Reflow WiFi/Bluetooth module. (attempted with a hot air rework station but did not resolve issue)
Install CFW built using PS3MFW Bluetooth bypass with Lv2diag. (needs factory service mode which requires lower than 3.55 FW)
call $ony. (HA!)
If a mod or member has any suggestions or posts I have missed please let me know. I am hoping to avoid any verbal bashing about the situation and find a solution to the issue if one exists.
Thanks in advance for any useful knowledge.