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What is a nor/nand dump and if I am already running custom firmware, should I do this before I upgrade the firmware on my PS3?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by wheelstb, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    The title says it all. I was curious if I should be doing this. Plus I want to know what exactly it is. I tried to google it but could not find much of anything explaining what it is. I'm sure it is a dumb question and I will feel like an idiot for asking it later.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

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    A nor/nand dump is a dump of the information contained on the nor/nand chips, containing your console ID, your drive ID and some more, all the information required to repair your console in case you brick it.
     
  3. Cyprien

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    another thing to add that IF you did dump the nor/nand from lets say 3.55 and installed lets say 4.21 and got a brick.... flashing back the dump using hardware flasher will not magically fix the console... the console will be still in a brick status... to fix it fully you will have to get a downgrade dongle to fix the brick mess... take note that fixing a brick deletes all the info from the console ALL OF IT.. scary eh lol
     
  4. wheelstb

    wheelstb Regular member

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    I was running version 2 of multiman it was so old that it did not have the mmos file manager so I upgraded to version 4.13.

    When I get into the file manager and press the circle key to bring up the menu I cannot see anything about hex view. the only options I see are copy, cut, rename, delete, create shortcut, properties, permissions and create new folder.

    What do I need to do from here to be able to make the backup?

    Thank you to everyone for the help, I appreciate that no one has told me to Google it. I know these are novice questions.
     
  5. Cyprien

    Cyprien Active member

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    mmOS->Select any file->Open in HEX viewer->[SELECT]->[START]->DUMP LV2(NO)->DUMP LV1(NO)->DUMP FLASH(YES)
     
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    wheelstb Regular member

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    opening the file in the hex viewer is my problem. I am unsure how to do that.
     
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    well just pick a file and double click(tap X twice) on it it will bring the hex editor then just follow the chain from my other post (^__^)
     
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    Got it. Not sure what I was doing before but could never get it to work.

    Thanks for the help. Your a lifesaver
     

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