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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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#218 - cr0n - November 14, 2012 // 5:01 pm
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It's more stable and less buggy than rogero, that i can tell you. Rebug 4.21, that's the better new cfw all around, it offers a lot (perhaps too many for the common user?) of options and perhaps the most stable of them all. For game compatibility this ErmaC and Rogero might be equal on performance and the best options since no patches are necessary to play the latest games.

#217 - ppr2012 - November 14, 2012 // 12:26 pm
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how is it different from other 4.XX cfw which has same keys till 4.31.. how is different in terms of performance and game compatibility?..

#216 - PS4 News - November 14, 2012 // 11:16 am
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Either a flasher yourself or someone who has one correct, but with the backup it's fixable at least should anything go wrong.

#215 - SeraphinEveles - November 14, 2012 // 9:55 am
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just to clarify, even with the backup i would still need flasher to recover from a brick wouldn't i?

#214 - PS4 News - November 14, 2012 // 5:22 am
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I'd check out THIS guide as it covers making a NOR/NAND dump using multiMAN or memdump before installing any CFW to have a recovery backup in case of any bricks. Also another worth a peek is Itskamel's n00b Guide (scroll down). Always better to be safe than sorry

#213 - SeraphinEveles - November 14, 2012 // 5:02 am
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ok, so, what are all the steps i should take then? just so i can have a -perfectly- clear guide on how to install this.

#212 - PS4 News - November 14, 2012 // 4:54 am
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Well, since version 1.2 HDMadness has officially removed the "flasher required" warning and thus far there haven't been any brick reports... of course there is always a risk (even installing Sony's OFW updates) of bricking, but ErmaC CFW is basically the same safety wise as the others now.

#211 - SeraphinEveles - November 14, 2012 // 4:43 am
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so are we calling this one safe to update to? i own a CECH80gb with 3.55 Kmeaw, and i don't want to risk bricking if people still think it's too risky.

#210 - G Sus - November 12, 2012 // 10:25 pm
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safer to downgrade to 3.55 it explains the safest install in the notes at the beginning of the article..

anything you do other than that is your own choice.

#209 - cdkane - November 12, 2012 // 10:25 pm
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For me the media controls cut off at the top and scene selection does not work properly. No images. Wish i had known of this before.
Anyone know a fix?