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November 10, 2012 // 5:45 am - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer HDMadness has updated PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW to version 1.3 which now includes a completely fixed Demo Mode and more as outlined below!

Download: ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.3.rar / ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.3.rar (Mirror)

PUP MD5: CD938B39F2E2B2FEE05FE14AF72F2272

Changes from the included Release Notes:

ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.3

  • 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", XMB fully optimized so you can have the best performance with your console

Changes since 1.2:

  • "Demo Mode" is now completely fixed, no more demo/kiosk fw messages*
  • Some more small bugs fixed, XMB is now fully optimized (XMB is faster than ever before, in-game or not) so you can now have the best performance with your PS3
  • A few 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 for their continued support.

PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.3 is Released, Demo Mode Fixed and More

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#268 - SeraphinEveles - November 23, 2012 // 8:50 am
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couple of things. first, yes, i would get at least v4.xx of multiman. second, make sure you make 3-4 NAND/NOR dumps, and verify file sizes (tuck it away on your pc HDD after).

next, this guide should help with qa_toggle and dehashing (recommended)

3rd, from what i've been told, DO NOT have a disc in the system when trying to update the firmware, since it will wanna pul the firmware from the disc first (don't know if it holds true or not though, but better safe than sorry) and last, make sure you install from recovery mode.

I've been using Ermac for a few days now, and everything seems to be running smooth. On a side note, is sony still dropping the ban hammer on people with 4.30CFW?

oh, i almost forgot. to make a NAND/NOR backup, go to mmOS, select any file, then hit (start? whatever it is for the hex viewer, it says at the bottom), select no twice, and then yes to backup FLASH.

#267 - sohail579 - November 22, 2012 // 7:31 pm
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can some one please help me i want to back up my nand/nor i have a ps3 slim 3.55kmeaw and multiman version 02.00.01 installed can this be done or do i need to install a newer multiman?

also what would be better this firmware or the Rogero?

#266 - houzanshi87 - November 22, 2012 // 4:04 am
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haven't messed with cfw for some time. just updated from kmeaw 3.55 to ermac 4.30 1.4. did qa toggle to recovery to update. it seems nothing will boot exept multiman. also ps3 freezes when loading a game or returning to xmb. not sure if i updated wrong or something else is up.

#265 - SeraphinEveles - November 21, 2012 // 8:01 pm
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so, everything seems to be working fine for me, except for some reason, games will not stay in category view. any time i play a game, enter/exit multiman etc it resets to the default view

#264 - Monj - November 21, 2012 // 5:34 pm
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4.31 is optional not mandatory for access

#263 - Robert11 - November 21, 2012 // 4:36 pm
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Hey so i'm running on 4.30 should i update to 4.31? or will there be a better chance that a cfw to host challenge lobby online will be on 4.30 ?

#262 - SeraphinEveles - November 21, 2012 // 4:17 pm
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ok, dehashed, dumped NOR/NAND, checked MD5, enabled qa-toggle. anything i'm forgetting before updating? (and yes i know to update from recovery)

YES! Successfully updated from 3.55 Kmeaw.

#261 - sohail579 - November 21, 2012 // 2:55 pm
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thanks for the info.. I don't recon i need to use QA but i think i will go find how to back up my NAND/NOR thanks for the info

#260 - DoctorimiJ - November 21, 2012 // 1:54 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by sohail579 View Post
please can anyone help me with the above questions??

1. Yes, it's worth the upgrade if you don't want to manually patch EBOOTs for newer releases to work.
2. The QA features include enhanced debugging that can be helpful if you run into f/w issues.
3. If you brick your PS3, a NAND/NOR (depending on your console) backup (can be done in MultiMan) will allow you the ability to bring it back to life.

#259 - sohail579 - November 21, 2012 // 2:33 am
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Quote Originally Posted by sohail579 View Post
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

please can anyone help me with the above questions??