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How to prevent Bricking your PS3 from any CFW (NOT EASY)
Very useful information, many thanks!
I'm just gonna wait for a more stable cfw. I see no need to rush, everything I wanna play works on my 3.41 system. Nevertheless, very informative post.
#4 Proceed with flashing the CFW using the guides.... If things go belly up then just rewire the ps3 nand to the pc with the infectus or other programmer and re-flash back the backup file... it will return your console to the previous state and no bricks... U might have to re-format the HD and later restore the backup that u did in step #1
Using Infectus with a bricked PS3 will always restore the PS3 no matter what? 99.9% guarantee xD ?
As far as I know and as it was said on the presentation of Failoverflow... the PS3 doesnt have e-fuses... So its not like the 360 where u cannot downgrade cuz a fuse has been blown....
Originally Posted by MyPreciousRing
So READ THE STEPS CAREFULLY.... IF U HAVE A BACKUP DONE BEFORE flashing the CFW then u should be able to restore it... because the infectus just reads the flash in a binary form and if u write back the same binary form the way it was... the ps3 will act as if nothing happened...
THINK BEFORE U POST
Hope this helps clear things out.
Ok got it!, what I meant with "restore" wasn't about PS3 stored info. was about getting PS3 funcionality back (unbricking it)
Originally Posted by gamerD
Some notes: Don't try to downgrade because the ps3 stores some infromation in the eprom so if you try to downgrade it will not work.
Makes sensible, I believe this is the advise less experienced people (wrt console flashing) should be following rite now.
Originally Posted by Mr.Meow
PS3 Fat 60GB FW 3.41
It would be more helpful to have pin position and solder point pictures for some. I am considering doing this. Can you be slightly more detailed on the nand flasher and where to get it.. infectus hasn't been updated in over a year and their forums are closed as well.
you do realise that most of the systems have nor, not nand. Infact I think all of them are samsung nor, so just call it flash...
And soldering a 56pin chip is a huge task more most users especially considering the small pitch. I doupt anyone could do it without a good slodering station and at least alot of soldering experience.