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Unable to Downgrade with E3 Flasher

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by Zirak, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Zirak

    Zirak Member

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    I have followed all of the steps up till when I need to put in two files (The lv2diag.self and the CFW file in the USB).


    When I run my PS3 the red DATA indicator on the ESATA station flashes for about 10-15 seconds and then stops. The HDD is still spinning and it is still receiving power. Is the DATA led on the ESATA station supposed to be blinking throughout the update procedure?

    Because I've left my PS3 "updating" this way for over 4 hours and it did nothing. (The PS3 never turned off, and the Green LED isn't blinking to indicate its trying to shut down)

    Is there a solution for this? I've tried two HDD's one was the one my PS3 came with (The 80GB one) and the other is WD Scorpio Black 750GB 2.5".

    My PS3 isn't bricked I can get to the Recovery Console fine, I also cannot update my PS3 normally either. When it's updating it always fails at 99%.

    PS3 Model: CECHK01
    Flasher: E3 Flasher Limited
    Dongle: E3 Card Reader (I have PS3Key too, but prefer to use E3 CR)
    PS3 FW: 4.10 (HDD formatted)


    My HDD is formatted. I can't access the XMB.

    If I don't use recovery I get a similar screen saying Unable to boot need to format blah blah blah. And then when I press start and select it looks for my USB.

    I put in FW4.10 (I even tried with FW4.11) it formats my drive, initializes the update, then reboots. After rebooting it begins installing the FW, but it always goes in 1% increments all the way to 99% and about 5 minutes later I get an error. (Update Failed error code, forgot what it was exactly).

    The ESATA Station works perfectly, I've confirmed this by formatting the entire drive (hard format) and zeroing my HDD (low level format) entirely. It took about 2 hrs for each process.


    Restore File System does nothing, it takes me back to the same screen saying my FW is broken and need to insert a USB with FW4.10 or later.

    Rebuild Database
    and Restore PS3 System both result in an error "Hard disk cannot be accessed".

    It loads for a bit (the DATA LED blinks too) but then the LED suddenly vanishes and gets the error.

    Restore File System doesn't do much (All it did was reboot my PS3, the result was the same as before). I tried doing the two options again after doing Restore File System; however, that did not work as well.
     
  2. Zirak

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    Weird, I can't see my own topic when I'm signed out..
     
  3. bigo93

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    Do you have the version which supports dual boot?

    If so then there is no need to downgrade, keep your console on ofw an just install the cfw on the chip supplied with e3.


    Ok read the post instead of the title, remove the hdd, then start up in recovery mode then plug in the hdd and usb with latest firmware and try to install update.
    Do no use the e3 flasher yet, plug hdd into the ps3.

    Also cant remember, do you have to open the ps3 to install the e3? If so it could be that you have not connected something properly.
     
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  4. Zirak

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    Yes I had to open my PS3 (I've done so about 7+ times) I've gotten used to where all cables attach. I've verified that all the connections are connected.

    So do I have to remove E3 flasher and connect the HDD directly?

    My PS3 is also Soldered from SBE to Tristate, and I'm using E3 flasher limited which supports dual boot.
     
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    idk I dont have an e3 flasher.

    All I can say is leave the cable that you had to solder in, remove the e3 control board from the hdd bay and put a hdd back into the ps3, then go to recovery menu and try to install ofw again.
     
  6. Zirak

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    I was thinking of that as well, but I wasn't sure if the E3 was the issue behind this.

    Thanks I'll try that when I get home and I'll let you know of my results.
     

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