I wanted to upgrade my PS3's FW to Rebug 3.55.2. My PS3 had Kmeaw 3.55 so I decided to first flash it to 3.55 OFW through the XMB and then flash it to Rebug 3.55.2, also through the XMB. The OFW 3.55 installed just fine, but not Rebug 3.55.2. My bluray drive is working perfectly and nothing in my PS3 is broken.
At around 9% through the installation of Rebug 3.55.2 I had an error with the code 8002F14E. I searched this error and some people were saying it's because of a bluray problem so I downloaded the Bluray Drive Bypass Rebug 3.55.2 and put it on my USB stick, but I couldn't get into recovery mode as the PS3 kept looping the update and kept producing the same error.
So I formatted the PS3's hard drive and put it back into the PS3 and was able to get into recovery mode. I chose the last option which was System Update and it prompted me to format my hard drive by press Start + Select and I followed the instructions and the hard drive was formatted no problem, but then when it prompted me to update the firmware the same problem happened. It got stuck at 9% and showed an error with the code 8002F14E.
I tried formatting the hard drive again and using the OFW 3.55, but the same problem happened. I tried it with Kmeaw 3.55 and again, the same problem happened.
This has happened to me before in the past when I tried to go from OFW 3.55 to Kmeaw 3.55 and at that time, after I had exhausted all the possible solutions, I just turned off my PS3 for more than a day and then turned it back on and the firmware was installed successfully without any problems. I tried this method with my current situation and it didn't work.
Why do you think this happened? What's the cause behind this?