Okay so I was one of the dummies that installed every update...I was like, "Oh no! my blu-rays won't work?!" And now of course I'm regretting it. Thinking there would never be a way to downgrade, I then proceeded to install every other update and am now currently at 3.61 or 3.62...whichever one was after PSN came back online. Anyways, I've been searching for a way to downgrade my system without waiting forever and stumbled upon a guy who says he can do, and has done, it. He said he just downgraded a PS3 from 3.62 to 3.30 last week. Okay, nice to hear but I'm very skeptical...like I'm gonna trust this guy to touch my baby and trust I'll get it back as anything more than a brick! So I asked him for more info...something I could come to you guys with in hopes of resolving any questions involving the legitimacy of his methods. He tells me that the hard drive in a PS3 is a laptop hard drive and all he has to do is find the system core and wipe it -- then he can downgrade to the desired 3.55 so I can install cfw 3.55 (he doesn't even know what cfw stands for!). So I'm asking all of you with some tech savvy to share your thoughts in hopes that they will 1)ease my mind so I can go ahead with the process or 2)assure me that this guy is a douche and shouldn't be trusted. Thanks to the best tech community online in advance!