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    Join Date
    Apr 2005

    PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0 - Untested Custom Firmware Surfaces?

    Today we received word from a PlayStation 3 developer known as HDMadness news of his PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0 Custom Firmware with details below.

    Warning: Although he claims this legit, it is only recommended to experiment with and test this CFW if you own a PlayStation 3 flasher or you may end up bricking your PS3 console!

    From his e-mail: I'm a developer and I would like to share my own 4.30 cfw (ErmaC 4.30 CFW) with the PS3 community. It's ready, stable and brick free. And I really would like PS3News to be my exclusive "voice" to the scene on this new project of mine!

    I've uploaded the fw to mediafire, so here it is:

    PUP MD5: 6F3EF938153D380360CF88CD769FEE08

    From the included ReadMe file: ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0
    • More Stable than any other CFW out there and completely brick free (Tested with numerous PS3, slim and phat models)
    • Can run games signed with Keys up to 4.30 without any patching needed
    • PSN enabled

    *You need to be on 3.55 cfw or ofw to install this CFW. Use exactly the same precautions on upgrading/downgrading used on other CFWs to avoid any complication. Enjoy!

    Below is a video demonstrating the installation of ErmaC CFW over 3.55 Kmeaw CFW thru recovery:

    Best Regards,


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    someone with a hardware flasher should try this CFW, who knows if it has better stability than E3 CFW and Rogero 4.30?

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    so, the only difference is stability?

    all i'm kinda waiting for, cause i might not even update if it comes true, is the ability for one of these firmwares to not need repatching on old 3.55 games. that'd make the transition easier.

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    I really want to know if its "brick free" , but i dont have a hardware flasher so i wont risk my 60GB PS3

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Indeed, definitely not worth the risk.. sooner or later someone with a hardware flasher will give it a try for us I'm sure.

    I can't say I've heard of "HDMadness" until today, so time will tell if he's a hero or a goat as they say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goncalodoom View Post
    I really want to know if its "brick free" , but i dont have a hardware flasher so i wont risk my 60GB PS3
    I don't think there's any such thing as "Brick Free"... Whether its user error or Dev error; or both, any PS3 can Brick when you mess with Firmwares... We could build a Brick house with all the blocks that have come as of late, and i'm sittin on one of these blocks.. 1 PS3 down, 3 PS3's left.. I think i'll make it.

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    I will test tomorrow afternoon if nonone has tested by then. It sounds pleasing to the ear.. I will be downgrading a 4.25 ofw to 3.55ofw with E3 and then see if it can be updated on ofw... i plan on posting a nice video also!

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    confirmation to the nothing is brick free statement: sony had firmwares that bricked ps3's. so, it's not something that is completely avoidable.

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    Also note.. A lot of ofw bricks are due to poor routers dropping connection during an update, ie unstable wireless network.

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    PS3 only installs the firmware when the download is finished, so it wont install an incomplete PS3UPDAT.PUP

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