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129w ago - 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 PS3News.com for their continued support.



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#8 - JOshISPoser - 131w ago
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confirmation to the nothing is brick free statement: sony had firmwares that bricked ps3's. so, it's not something that is completely avoidable.

#7 - XBINX Cyro - 131w ago
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I will test tomorrow afternoon if nonone has tested by then. It sounds pleasing to the ear.. I will be downgrading a 4.25 ofw to 3.55ofw with E3 and then see if it can be updated on ofw... i plan on posting a nice video also!

#6 - AverageGamer - 131w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by goncalodoom View Post
I really want to know if its "brick free" , but i dont have a hardware flasher so i wont risk my 60GB PS3

I don't think there's any such thing as "Brick Free"... Whether its user error or Dev error; or both, any PS3 can Brick when you mess with Firmwares... We could build a Brick house with all the blocks that have come as of late, and i'm sittin on one of these blocks.. 1 PS3 down, 3 PS3's left.. I think i'll make it.

#5 - PS4 News - 131w ago
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Indeed, definitely not worth the risk.. sooner or later someone with a hardware flasher will give it a try for us I'm sure.

I can't say I've heard of "HDMadness" until today, so time will tell if he's a hero or a goat as they say.

#4 - goncalodoom - 131w ago
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I really want to know if its "brick free" , but i dont have a hardware flasher so i wont risk my 60GB PS3

#3 - JOshISPoser - 131w ago
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so, the only difference is stability?

all i'm kinda waiting for, cause i might not even update if it comes true, is the ability for one of these firmwares to not need repatching on old 3.55 games. that'd make the transition easier.

#2 - goncalodoom - 131w ago
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someone with a hardware flasher should try this CFW, who knows if it has better stability than E3 CFW and Rogero 4.30?

#1 - PS4 News - 131w ago
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Today we received word from a PlayStation 3 developer known as HDMadness news of his PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0 Custom Firmware with details below.

Warning: Although he claims this legit, it is only recommended to experiment with and test this CFW if you own a PlayStation 3 flasher or you may end up bricking your PS3 console!

From his e-mail: I'm a developer and I would like to share my own 4.30 cfw (ErmaC 4.30 CFW) with the PS3 community. It's ready, stable and brick free. And I really would like PS3News to be my exclusive "voice" to the scene on this new project of mine!

I've uploaded the fw to mediafire, so here it is: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?uts2p2dgi3au6uu

PUP MD5: 6F3EF938153D380360CF88CD769FEE08

From the included ReadMe file: ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0

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

*You need to be on 3.55 cfw or ofw to install this CFW. Use exactly the same precautions on upgrading/downgrading used on other CFWs to avoid any complication. Enjoy!

Below is a video demonstrating the installation of ErmaC CFW over 3.55 Kmeaw CFW thru recovery:




Best Regards,

HDMadness