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Fixing a DEX to CEX semi-brick
Fixing a DEX to CEX semi-brick –
This is copied from the ps3devwiki just with stuff removed that isn't needed and might confuse people:
Files can be found:
PS Grade/Factory Mode dongle hex files: here at PSX-Secne in the download section
Rogero's 3.4 firmware PUP: here at PSX-Secne in the download section
Full pack: Download DEX fix.rar from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way
How to unbrick from a DEX to CEX conversion
When it happens?
When doing a DEX to CEX conversion, when you're in 3.55 DEX firmware after flashing the CEX EID0.NORBIN in Multiman CEX, you shutdown the ps3 and the PS3 won't boot anymore.
This problem is related to CEX CFW syscon hashes. Follow this tutorial if you want to prevent the brick from happen
On boot, the ps3 console, after 5 "double beeps" very fast and turn off after 3 seconds - no video output
See an example:
P1000663 - YouTube
- USB Dongle with the payload to go to factory mode (ex: E3 Card Reader)
- USB Pen formated as FAT32 (help if it have led status to check if its working and ps3 is doing his stuff)
- 3.55 CEX Firmware PUP with prepatched lv1 (no syscon hash checks) (i used rogero v3.4 cex cfw)
- Use always the right USB port (next to BD/power button/eject button) for the USB Dongle and the USB PEN
- You will not have video output until step 10
On the computer
1. Format USB PEN and put lv2diag.self file 1 also put PS3UPDAT.PUP in the root of the PEN (the 2 files must be in the root of the USB PEN and nothing else)
On the PS3
2. Switch off ps3 from power cord
3. Put the USB Dongle with service mode payload in the right usb port
4. Put power cord in the console
5. Press power button followed quickly with eject button, the console should boot, and then reboot. (if the beeps continue it's normal)
6. Remove service dongle
7. Put the USB Pen with the 2 files inside in the right usb port
8. Power on the PS3. If all went well you shall see the ps3 reading stuff in the usb pen, and the hard drive of ps3 working, wait for the console to power off.
9. Remove the USB PEN (you will have an UPDATER_LOG.TXT in the Pen with the details)
10. Power on the PS3
11. At this point you can check if the console boot up and its inside factory mode (red square box in the bottom left of the screen)
12. Power off the PS3
On the computer
13. All you need now is to get out of Factory Mode, so put lv2diag.self file 2 in a FAT32 blank USB Pen
On the PS3
14. Put the USB Pen in the right port with the file already on it
15. Power on (the console will power off automatically)
16. Power again and should be ok
If you have any questions about any of the steps you can ask below, I will check regularly.
Last edited by Shaitan; 10-28-2012 at 01:32 AM.
I don´t got a Dongle can i do this with my Galaxy S2?
No sorry that isn't supported, you can get compatible dongles very cheap now though
i need help...
if the the ps3 shuts off without any beeps it means the dongle did its job right? because right after when I use the usb stick i get the beeps and it shuts off.
as soon the indicator light comes on and the ps3 reads it for a split second then beeps right away as it reads. i had to use files floating around the net cause the ones on the dev wiki are down.
what could be the problem?
Alright! I managed to make the PS3 read the e3 card reader and it went from red to blue, then beeped 5 times and it went off.
After that I removed the dongle and inserted the USB Pendrive with lv2diag . self and PS3 UPDAT . PUP ( Rogero CFW V34 KmeawLV2 LV1Patches 4 20spoof PSN access No BD . PUP).
Booted up the ps3, it seemed to have read the usb pendrive and then the ps3's HDD and then it went down with 5 beeps.
I removed the pendrive and put it in on my mac, and there were no new files in there. Then tried booting up the ps3 and still not fixed: 5 beeps and then off.
thats the same problem i got.... just a different dongle :/
yeah, seems we are screwed until someone who knows something comes to aid us
but i actually have the files downloaded from ps3wiki before they were taken down, so i would say it's not a matter of your downloaded files.
Alright i think i know what the problem is,check that the md5 of the Lv 2 diag self ( pay special attention to the name of the file, that's how it should be named EXACTLY) is : 099f33a7967f99e91c07e870fd78b3db. That made the trick for me.
if I had known i would lose all my 500gb of games i had on that hdd i would have made a backup of them
thanks buddy that was the exact problem!
Originally Posted by fwachs
hdd was wiped and i'm on rogero 3.4! I wanna switch to rebug but I'm seeing a lot of talk about dehashing after downgrading. whats it for and is it really necessary?? I got traumatazied with my semi-brick and don't want any more problems... could someone give me an answer please??