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I tried to update to 3.55 CFW, and it seemed to have done fine, but I get freezes and bugs alot of the time...
Updating without a working Blu-Ray drive is bad?
It is surely important someone will try this new file with a ps3 who lost BD funcionality. And check if downgrading from kmeaw (maybe coming back to ofw 3.55 before) to 3.41, than back to 3.55+kmeaw, the system is stable, and bd work again. In case, would be a great thing.
That would be pretty awesome, the Blu Ray hasn't worked since I've owned this lemon.
I don't get it lol...My blue ray drive is trashed but I have been able to update without a problem. Or is this talking about game updates?
Im pretty sure a system will update if there is a bluray drive in it that doesnt work, but if there isnt one at all then it wont update (with ofw)
Originally Posted by My_Balls_Itch
correct me if im wrong
If there is a bad lens in your ps3, you will be to do system updates or game updates, with just the normal upgrade method. However, if your system is missing the blu-ray drive, the logic board is broken, broken cables, mismatched logic board, etc., you usually are NOT able update, and get stuck in an update loop or RSOD. This LV2Diag, as well as the previous bypass that was posted on this forum, is for that case, because it gets around the "check". I've had two ps3s that I've looked at, where there was no logic board, and one with no blu ray drive at all, and I was still able to update it, so there seems to be a little more to the equation than what we know. This is a great step nonetheless for anyone who hopes to someday be able to regain full compatibility and use of a ps3 with a broken or mismatched drive.
Edit: This also is a great step, because it eliminates one of the major issues with the Downgrade process we've been using. Downgrading was usually not a good option to take on older 256MB NAND consoles, because of the issues with blu-ray playback being taken away. Although we've been able to recover blu-ray playback on those consoles with DRL of the last movie played, there's got to be more hidden errors that we haven't run into yet. We are probably missing a lot of tools that Sony uses in there repair offices, so its wonderful that we're starting to be able to eliminate the issues we've run into so far. They may just be a band-aid fix, but overall its something that's instrumental in gaining a full understanding of the ps3 and how we can work on them without a $150 bill to Sony.
Thank you for the tool, JaicraB.
this sounds cool, wish it had come out earlier. i seem to have found a way to semi marry (if that makes sense) a bd drive controller board, but i still cant load apps. though i do have the activity clock\bubble working.
OK so let me get this straight. This will officially allow me to downgrade without having fears of losing blu-ray playback from 3.55 to any other firmware? I'm just making sure that is the case because supposedly E3 (and other dongles) came out with an lv2 solution but didn't work. I'm currently on 3.55 wantangra + geohot cfw and I'm happy with it(actually my ps3 freezes less ever since i install watangra's cfw seriously).
There was CFW released by Warren BSD CFW for 3.41 and 3.55 . It by-passed the checks to. I will try this new file in hopes to fix a RSOD I have . I have been reading in hopes of finding something to boot homebrew without a br or controller board . The best I found to get the system to run software is to remove the checks and pairing at boot .
This is where the PS3 checks br
http://ps3wiki.lan.st/index.php?titl...icate_BD_Drive - PS3Wiki no drive=error on that function
I'm confused as I have a phat PS3 with 256MB nand and a broken bluray drive yet it let me update to 3.55 wutangrza without issue?