Unbelievable. All this time marketing a main feature, only to mess it up (if that's true) and release without it. Perhaps they promised too far ahead of themselves, which seems really sad in this scene.
Between this and DHJFW I'm about done with wishing for some decent hacking around in the guts of this thing.
In the end all that one will end up with is a high priced downgrade device. Just my two cents.
Well it's much more easier to install than other downgrade devices, and if the downgrade method is simple and easy you can update to 3.56+ and then downgrade again. Which is still kind of "firmware dual booting".
10-18-2011 #114Banned User
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E3 Flasher V3.55 Downgrade Files and News
Some new info from the site:
We renew two file to fix game problem after downgrade to 3.55 .Please note don't install any other 3.55FW after downgrade to 3.55, otherwise will have brick risk ! Click here (http://filetrip.net/ajax.php?action=download&id=26506) to download the E3_downgrade file copy to TF (for one key downgrade) V1.2 and Enter and exit factory service mode file V1.2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=S7CXNEU6).
You still can get 3.72 and 3.55 switch with 2 HDD, it need more steps than dual boot, maybe we can call it half dual boot. This way no need any solder. We will release this half dual boot way in few days, you just upgrade e3 flasher limited and get it work.
We are working hard to allow e3 flasher limited version works really dual boot, but we can't promise now because lots of changes.
New e3 flasher should come out in few month with more fantastic function !
According to above information,we will find that the E3Flasher has fixed some bugs, and please remenber this note : don't install any other 3.55FW after downgrade to 3.55, otherwise will have brick risk.
All that sounds crazy also that Dual FW support is broken. I remember back to Wii times as the first clips came out. They would be soldered onto the pads of the chip and then easy clipped onto the chip with no diff in abilities. So why did they do a new Hardware only for the clip?
They just would have to do a clip that will be soldered onto the pads of E3 Flasher. On this way they would not have need to do a new version of the flasher and also they wouldn't have brake the Dual FW booting support.
They have also confirmed it works with 3.73:
E3 FLASHER LIMITED downgrade 3.73 to 3.55 successful , the way is same as before, no changes ! and also we upload a good working manager, you can check official web to download.
And also please note : after downgrade to 3.55, don’t install any other 3.55CFW or 3.55OFW, otherwise PS3 will get brick just install manager to play HDD game.
if you want play PSN, just upgrade to 3.73 with normal upgrade way (network or USB device).2011-10-19
E3 FLASHER LIMITED downgrade 3.73 to 3.55 successful, the downgrade way is same as 3.72 downgrade to 3.55, no change !
Please note after downgrade to 3.55, this 3.55 is a special CFW3.55, you can install any manager you love on this 3.55CFW! here we upload a good working multman manager for user.
We also add two new email address today, to get help, please contact help.e3 AT gmail.com;to enquiry sale question, please contact sale2.e3 AT gmail.com.
Yeah, it's kind of hard to understand what they are saying. Hopefully when more people get this device we will know what it is capable of doing or not doing.
What this is saying is that the dual firmware they are talking about is:
Flash to 3.55 and then install a cfw. And then use the hard drive you want to use for cfw. Ok now to use Psn. You have to upgrade to ofw 3.72 and then use a different hard drive for that. So now if you want to go back to cfw, downgrade to ofw 3.55 and then install cfw and use the hard drive for cfw. Now to go back to 3.72 upgrade to 3.72 ofw and use that hard drive. And so on...
As I said before that it is a high priced downgrader. I have emailed them to find out if someone would not use the clip and use the solder way if one could still use the dual boot feature. And I am waiting an email from them. Thanks and I will let you know.
That's a long procedure , I think it's fine if you're going to stay on one FW for a while. But couldn't you already do this using the Progskeet or Infectus?
Also I hope the email comes back with good news.
Yes the other ones have been doing this for a while. However the only thing that they did was make easier to install and better for use with the hard drive station. But what I has heard for a owner of a web site that sells the product is that the refund level now for the e3 is high. After saying that the dual boot is gone people are asking in high demand for a refund. I have changed my order from 3 to 1 that I am going to get. Still have to test it and see what I can do with it.
But the demand is down so.. Maybe the price will fall soon. Or they will I hope find a way for the dual boot to work. Thanks
Still - if you gonna open your PS3 and broke the warranty you can still solder a couple wires here and there (or most probably not even wires but just solder points from the clip ribbon to a few spots on the PS3 mainboard) - still better than soldering 50+ wires ...
Yeah, if a wired install leaves in dual-boot, and they drop the price a bit I'll probably still be down for one.