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November 7, 2012 // 5:42 am - Following up on his previous update, today HDMadness has released PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.2 which includes improved XMB Stability and he is pleased to confirm no PlayStation 3 flashers are necessary from this release onward.

Download: ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.2.rar / ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.2.rar (Mirror) / ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.2.rar (Mirror #2)

PUP MD5: 90EF8FD8F6D2B2DA106C38DD08DC9C66

Below are the details, to quote: Hello m8, New version released, we can now leave the flashers alone...

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

Changes since 1.1:

  • Some small bugs fixed (XMB oriented)
  • Removed some icons from XMB (they were not needed and helped improving XMB stability), including PSHome. No more "demo mode", if you still want to use PSHome please install 'PSHome_ErmaC_4.30_CFW.pkg' included in the package
  • A few cosmetic changes

*This CFW will not brick your PS3 System or Harddrive if you install it properly. Use it with caution, the author of this CFW will not be held responsible for any damage that may be caused to your system.

You need to be on 3.55 cfw or ofw to install ErmaC CFW. Please downgrade using the proper procedures and after downgrading please install and run 'toggle_qa.pkg' on your PS3 before upgrading again to the new version.

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

*Thanks to PS3News.com for their continued support.

Finally, below is a demo video from the last release in action for those who missed it.




PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.2 is Now Available, XMB Stability Improved

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#228 - iavais - November 18, 2012 // 10:15 am
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advice needed. Should i use this or rogero ?

#227 - runtimmy - November 18, 2012 // 8:22 am
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thanks very much

#226 - PS4 News - November 18, 2012 // 8:13 am
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I added a mirror now for it

#225 - jarvis - November 18, 2012 // 8:04 am
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Any other links besides 4shared (which doesn't appear to let you download unless you sign up)?

#224 - runtimmy - November 18, 2012 // 7:45 am
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link not working to download

#223 - PS4 News - November 18, 2012 // 7:06 am
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Following version 1.3, PlayStation 3 developer HDMadness returns this weekend with PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.4 which fixes a bug on some 3D TVs and more as detailed below!

Download: ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.4.rar / ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.4.rar (Mirror) / ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.4.rar (Mirror #2)

PUP MD5: F54D03ED118C91FCC9AADFB8B3A029CA

Changes from the included Release Notes:

ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.4

  • More Stable than any other 4.30 CFW out there (Tested with numerous PS3, slim and phat models)
  • Can run games with the latest updates signed with Keys up to 4.30 without any patching needed
  • PSN enabled
  • Cinavia protection disabled
  • No Demo Mode/kiosk fw messages when using you PS3*
  • XMB fully optimized with fast access in-game or not so you can have the best
    performance with your console

Changes since 1.3:

  • Another round of small bug fixes, including the bug that was detected with some 3D TVs
    that were not recognized as such when using cfw 4.30
  • A few more cosmetic changes

*If you still want to use PSHome please install 'PSHome_ErmaC_4.30_CFW.pkg' included in the package

#This CFW will not brick your PS3 System or Harddrive if you install it properly. Use it with caution, the author of this CFW will not be held responsible for any damage that may be caused to your system.

You need to be on 3.55 ofw or cfw to install ErmaC CFW. Please downgrade using the proper procedures (999 downgrader from Rebug team is the best option) and after downgrading please install and run 'toggle_qa.pkg' on your PS3 before upgrading again to the new version.

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

#Thanks to PS3News.com for their continued support.

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#222 - mooze - November 16, 2012 // 6:55 am
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Rogero has broken lv0 chain which causes semibrick after hdd format.

#221 - 0x00 - November 16, 2012 // 12:52 am
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not to be skeptical, but has anyone actually unpacked the PUP and checked the MD5's with rogero's cfw?

~Regards 0x00

#220 - sohail579 - November 15, 2012 // 4:27 pm
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OK I have been reading alot and this firmware interests me a lot as i'm currently on 3.55 Kmeaw from a couple of years ago my PS3 has never been on a higher firmware (thats OFW or CFW) i have a few doubts though.

1. i only use cfw to play games.. so is it worth me upgrading to this?
2. whats this QA i keep hearing about?
3. also what is it about backing my NAND up?

thanks for any help

#219 - mooze - November 15, 2012 // 2:24 pm
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Hi, I'm currently at KMEAW 3.55. I wonder is there a to downgrade from ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.3 back to 3.55?

Thanks.