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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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#208 - warlock1986 - November 12, 2012 // 10:20 pm
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will this install over ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.2 or do i have to downgrade?

#207 - Sostanco - November 12, 2012 // 9:45 pm
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ermac 1.3 work great on CECGH40gb, and now with last multiman 4.11.11 you can restore you bluray playback if you lose it! PSN work too all my game work

#206 - rrusek - November 12, 2012 // 2:27 am
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Has anyone else noticed that the media player is different when playing back AVC movies?

It looks like it is an early version of the player. Is this part of the Cineva removal?

Thank you,

#205 - hilongo - November 11, 2012 // 11:56 pm
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Hmmm ... kinda far away from Argentina to be honest!

#204 - babyjoe00069 - November 11, 2012 // 11:49 pm
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I live in the united States lol Texas to be precise

#203 - hilongo - November 11, 2012 // 11:34 pm
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Sounds very interesting ... but it depends on where do you live!

#202 - babyjoe00069 - November 11, 2012 // 10:26 pm
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I have 3 original 60 gig launch playstation 3 systems for sale all never been downgraded or jailbroken other os feature still available. 2 -60gig and 1-80gig. Pretty rare mint condition ps3's hit me up with offers if you want one.

#201 - G Sus - November 11, 2012 // 10:25 pm
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well said, a 2 second bootlogo is nothing when you look at all the things its giving you

#200 - babyjoe00069 - November 11, 2012 // 10:20 pm
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Boot sequence is a mortal kombat character isnt that better than someone elses name lol, Rogero 4.30 1.03 works well with all games yet has the whole demo mode when trying to use certain services. This firmware (Ermac works. Playstation Network works and all, the xmb is a bit faster, all games work. And psn so I think its pretty great.

Steps are pretty simple if you are on higher firmware downgrade, if not just go into recovery mode by holding down the power button till ps3 turns on then off, then press and hold power till you hear 2 beeps, let go and you will be asked to plug in controller do so and select update, have this firmware on a usb formatted to fat 32 and named PS3UPDAT.PUP and in folder structure PS3/UPDATE/

Follow regular update. Update multiman and all as well. No issues You are good to go

#199 - G Sus - November 11, 2012 // 9:58 pm
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read the previous peoples posts , most who have tried it have been happy with it, other than the boot sequence. but thats a minor detail.