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November 3, 2012 // 10:13 pm - Several days ago we received word from a PlayStation 3 developer known as HDMadness of his PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0 Custom Firmware, which has since been tested, updated again and retested and now on version 1.1 with several bug fixes and Cinavia protection disabled for those with PS3 Hardware Flashers only.

Warning: Although tested, it is still advised that only users with PlayStation 3 Hardware Flashers attempt to install this PS3 Custom Firmware or you may end up bricking your PS3 console!

Download: ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.1.rar / ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.1.rar (Mirror)

PUP MD5: 198CA3EA016EA5855988D40F158E1F13

From the included ReadMe File: ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.1

  • More Stable than any other 4.30 CFW out there (Tested with numerous PS3, slim and phat models)
  • Can run games signed with Keys up to 4.30 without any patching needed
  • PSN enabled
  • Cinavia protection disabled

Changes since 1.0:

  • Some bugs fixed (including the ingame XMB bug) and improved overall stability
  • Cinavia protection disabled

*You need to be on 3.55 CFW or OFW to install this CFW. After downgrading please install and run toggle_qa.pkg on your PS3 before upgrading to the new version.

Use exactly the same precautions on upgrading/downgrading used on other CFWs to avoid any complication. Enjoy!

Finally, if you do not have a PS3 Hardware Flasher some other (perhaps safer?) PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware options include Rebug 3.55.3 / 4.21.1 PS3 CFW REX Editions and Rogero CEX 4.30 CFW v1.00 PS3 Custom Firmware. Below is the ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0 PoC demo video for those who missed it:

Also below is a new video demonstrating PS3 CFW 4.30 ErmaC running some PS3 games:

PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.1 - Cinavia Disabled, Flasher Users Only

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#248 - ptrpn - November 19, 2012 // 3:18 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by babyjoe00069 View Post
Just wanted to clarify on the whole usb port thing you may want to clarify which system version you have, Cause I have original launch 60 gig, replaced with 1,000 gig hard drive and I use each usb port just fine. With Ermac and an original slim ps3 on Rogero, and also each usb port works.

yes mine was ok when I use--> jb341, kneaw355, rogero355 but after rogero430 only usb000 works fine...

when I check over ftp I see 2 usb but no numbers... just usb0 and usb0

I have 80gb fat CECHK01

#247 - akimazaki - November 19, 2012 // 2:45 pm
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no... just install it kmeaw pup direct xmb menu... after in kmeaw i do qa flaq enable and direct install.ermec 4.30 v1.4... bcoz in 999downgrade it was already enable...

#246 - mooze - November 19, 2012 // 2:31 pm
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Did you toggle QA Flag enable before installing KMEAW?

#245 - akimazaki - November 19, 2012 // 1:32 pm
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downgrade with rebug 3.55 999 pup... than install 3.55 kmeaw... set debug system update to on... install ermac 4.30 v1.4 on xmb system update... that what i do for change my ermac v1.3 to v1.4... all i install on xmb menu

#244 - scott7seven - November 19, 2012 // 1:22 pm
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hmmm, yea not possible as i know of now, but i would say sooner or later the dev's will come up with something for you, if you don't want to wait it out you could bring it back to he store you bought it from, and look around for a used one and check the fw on it before you buy, or sell yours and buy one that way, or go to gamestop and they always have bargain disks for around 10-15$

join gamefly and they will send you a disk at a time for free for a month, then 15 dollars a month to keep your subscription, blockbuster will do the same and only 9.99 month after the first, gamefly is easier to get newer games, not sure why you would pay all that money for a ps3 if you cant afford some games tho lol

#243 - mooze - November 19, 2012 // 1:13 pm
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Has anyone tried ErmaC 1.4 CFW already? I have ErmaC 1.3 CFW now I want to upgrade to 1.4.

For those you has already upgraded from ermac 1.3 to 1.4, do I need to do the following steps?

1) run Rebug 999 downgrader from xmb
2) go to Setting --> Debug Settings --> System Update Debug --> SET ON
3) Toggle QA Flag Enable.
4) install Rebug 3.55.3 CFW from recovery
5) go to Setting --> Debug Settings --> System Update Debug --> SET OFF
6) Check QA Flag Enable and install KMEAW from recovery.
7) dehash, check QA Flag Enable
8) install ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.4

Am I correct? Please answer.

#242 - SethPDA - November 19, 2012 // 9:14 am
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So this means not even this CFW can be installed on my PS3 without bricking it...

Too bad I paid for nothing... I don't have enough money to buy PS3 games so I guess I am stuck with PSN demos...

#241 - scott7seven - November 19, 2012 // 9:06 am
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as far as i know, if you want to use custom firmware, you can't if your ps3 has been upgraded above 3.55 ofw or started that above 3.55, as of now anyway

#240 - SethPDA - November 19, 2012 // 8:29 am
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Please clarify this for me, I just got a PS3 yesterday so I don't know much things about it. I have a PS3 Slim 120GB serial CECH-3001A. Originally it came with 3.72 and I accidentally upgraded it to 4.31 which is the current one. I already know that my console cannot be downgraded to 3.55 to use CFW.

But does this thread means that I can install this CFW over my 4.31 and my backed up games will work with it? If yes, will it work on discs only or can I use packages and homebrew?

Please help

#239 - Roaf - November 19, 2012 // 7:52 am
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*Can run games with the latest updates signed with Keys up to 4.30 without any patching needed*

Does this mean i dont need to find original eboots back ?