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Can I downgrade my PS3 2001A Slim to OFW 3.55 from OFW 4.46?
Can I downgrade my PS3 2001A Slim to OFW 3.55 from OFW 4.46? –
I traded my un-moddable PS3 3000 for a used PS3 2001A with the intention of using a hardware flasher to downgrade. I checked my PS3's minimum firmware version with the USB version checker. It says my minimum version is OFW 2.70. So, according to the downgrading guides on the forum, my PS3 would be downgradable from OFW 4.41. Here's the hitch: My PS3 is on OFW version 4.46. I had no control over this as the system came already updated to the new version.
Can anyone confirm if the e3 flasher works to downgrade to OFW 3.55 from OFW 4.46?
Thanks for your answers!
According to the List the CECH 2001A has a 16Mb NOR Chip in it, that its called the E3 NOR Flasher should be a give away.
Yes you could use it to downgrade your PS3. Question is if you can find a reliable dealer in your Country to acutualy get One. As I live in Germany, the short answer is no. So that only really leaves Fleabay, and you can prepare to pay a extra premium on a used E3 there.
But, at least you can have a reliable expectation of actually getting hold of One. Again if you lucky to find One with a "Buy it Now" Price.
Plus like it or not Paypal generally has your ass covered if the Seller try's to to fork ya over. Sadly It does happen but, only once in the hundreds of times I ever bought anything off of Fleabay...
That's what I was thinking! I just wasn't sure if the firmware version made a difference. As it happens, I'm in the United States, so there are a couple of retailers linked on the E3 Flasher site that ship to me. Lucky me! Now I just need to save up the $100 necessary to purchase the damn thing.
Actually that is something I'd too would like to know. At the moment my PS3 is at 4.40. And I'm too scared to bother updating to 4.46, as I'm unsure if there is a way to downgrade off of that or not.
BTW: Since your in the States ya might want to give Amazon a glance, as they have Dealers that sell it there too. I think the problem was with the extortionate shipping rates to Germany that put me off. but, IIRC the normal version was like $75.00(USD) or so which to be honest is cheaper the the 68€ you'd have to pay from such dealers you'd find over here. Problem is they are either in France or Estonia, and you have no way to cover your butt, if they decide to fork ya over.
Thats why I decided (that is was forced to) use Fleabay.
In another Post I made about that question. It seems that the E3 works on a Hardware Level and S0NY can NOT block it ever.
That is on older Hardware... Newer 3k and 4k models do NOT currently work with the E3.
As you have a CECH 2001A and, I the CECH 2104A 120Gb Models we should be VERY SAFE! As far as updating is concerned.
Last edited by Ichijoe; 07-03-2013 at 02:33 PM.
I saw the description about E3 Flasher on dwtechz.com said that "E3 Flasher can downgrade PS3 firmware version 4.46, 4.45, 4.41, 4.40, 4.30, 4.21 to 3.55".
I asked this question all around the Web, and the response has been pretty universal.
I'll post it here, as One foolish noob to other foolish noobs.
As long AS your PS3 is able to be downgraded to OFW3.55, Which I assume everybody's are, then S0NY can never take that away from you! The only one of two ways anyone could be screwed outta this deal are those that have a NAND* based PS3 (e.g. Phats), Or those that either have a CECH-25xx (Sometime made after mid-2010 likely shipped after Jan. 1st 2011), and everything there after.
To be clear (or unclear..), on this matter. The CECH-2500 sits in the point were you can either downgrade or you can't. As S0NY can set the Minimum installable Firmware at the Factory. The lucky Ones will have a either OFW3.40 or OFW3.50. Those not so lucky will have OFW3.60 and EVERYTHING PAST THIS POINT CAN NEVER BE DOWNGRADED. At least for now...
*Still downgradable, just not currently (if ever), with the E3.
1/24/11 - Switched over to KMEAW ****Waninkoko Firmware DISABLES BluRay and DVD Functionality until OFW is restored.
ITS WORKING GREAT ON Kmeaw-Wutangrza CFW. *** INTERNAL CONFIRMED WORKING**EXTERNAL WORKING** Reuploaded Internal Games**