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October 26, 2012 // 5:52 pm - Following up on his PS3 Brick-Recovery Procedure, today PlayStation 3 scene developer Rogero has updated his PS3 4.21 Custom Firmware to Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 which he hopes is brick-free now yet doesn't appear to be.

Download: Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware / Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware / Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware / Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware

From his site: For details about Updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to CFW4.21 v1.09 please read the Update Guide below

For details about Recovering from v1.00 Brick please check this thread: Brick-Recovery Procedure from CFW4.21 back to CFW3.55

Rogero v1.09 Details and Changes

  • Compatibility problem with some Slim models (CECH-25xx) is now fully fixed.
  • XMB Icons problem from in-game PS button is now fixed.
  • Loading games from App_home Icon is now fixed.
  • Many other fixes from version 1.00 for a better performance and added stability.
  • It was tested by hundreds of testers on all PS3 models (FAT & Slim) and no problems were encountered.
  • It can run games signed with Keys up to version 4.21 without any Eboot/Sprx patching needed
  • Games can be loaded from Disc Icon (with Original game in BD) and from app_home (Disc-less, but not all games).
  • Current 3.55 homebrew applications can't be loaded on this CFW, applications must be re-signed properly for FW4.21.

ATTENTION:

1- This CFW doesn't have LV1 checks disabled and can't be installed on Downgraded PS3 consoles unless you have Dehashed/Reset Syscon Properly (if you're not sure about your PS3, Dehash it anyway to avoid any risk) Link: Dehashing Tutorial (scroll down)

2- Always make a NOR/Nand dump using multiMAN or memdump before installing any CFW to have a recovery backup in case of any bricks. Having a valid NOR/Nand dump is an essential step before upgrading, because you will always have a way to recover (using hardware flashers) when you have a valid dump.

** A Hardware Flasher alone without a valid dump cannot fix your bricked PS3 **

3- The QA flag must be always Enabled on your PS3 for safer upgrading/downgrading operations. Link: toggle_qa.pkg

4- Always use the Recovery Menu while installing this CFW to avoid possible bricks (XMB update works, but Recovery Menu is safer).

6- Please Check the MD5 of the downloaded PUP file before installing any CFW to avoid possible bricks.

7- DO NOT HAVE DISC IN PS3 WHEN UPDATING FIRMWARES.. As the PS3 will take the UPDATE from the DISC First.

8- You need to already be on 3.55 to install this. Installing from any firmware other than 3.55 will simply not work

Downgrading back to 3.55 is always possible using the following steps:

  • Download the 4.25 downgrader PUP: 4.25 Downgrader Size 176MB (184,595,263 bytes) MD5: 49d80e07fc1f5ca1b0840e02e94635db
  • Rename the downloaded file to "PS3UPDAT.PUP" and put it on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP"
  • While on Rogero CFW4.21, go to System Update from XMB and install the 4.25 downgrader CFW.
  • Once installed, now put "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP" ---> Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7.PUP
  • Start the PS3 into Recovery Menu and install "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" (from Recovery Menu, this is important)
  • Once the install is finished, you're now back on Rogero CFW3.55 v3.7 (from here it's better to dehash again before installing any other OFW/CFW 3.55)

Updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to the CFW4.21 v1.09 should be done using the following steps:

1- Proper Way (CFW4.21 v1.00 --> CFW3.55 --> CFW4.21 v1.09)

  • Downgrade back to ver3.55 using the guide above.
  • Once on Rogero CEX3.55 v3.7 you can update again from Recovery Menu into the new CFW4.21 v1.09

2- Alternative Way (CFW4.21 v1.00 --> Recovery Menu --> CFW4.21 v1.09)

  • You can try updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to CFW4.21 v1.09 from Recovery Mode first.
  • If it didn't work, then you'll have to use the first Proper Way (CFW4.21 v1.00 --> CFW3.55 --> CFW4.21 v1.09)

Credits to eussNL and the PS3 Dev Wiki for the valuable and always up-to-date source of information. Credits to Deank for his continuous efforts on Multiman and many other PS3 tools/fixes.

MD5: e777351e788a7eb4007a2280abca7fbd
Size : 192 MB (201,329,483 bytes)

Note: Guys... after updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to CFW4.21 v1.09 make sure to delete the GameData of any game that stopped to work now on v1.09 (due to the spoof 4.25 being removed, previous GameData should be deleted and reinstalled again so the game can load properly)




I've already tested the Rogero v1.09, NO BRICKS. I've tested it on the same 3 PS3s that had bricked on the v1.00 version before. Enjoy!


Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware is Released

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#10 - Hernaner28 - October 22, 2012 // 8:49 pm
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OH.. god .. this is cool.

I'd say that we should still wait for testers even if it's from Rogero.

#9 - BluRay - October 22, 2012 // 8:49 pm
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Since we might get 4.25~4.30 CFW soon, I won't download it.

#8 - G Sus - October 22, 2012 // 8:47 pm
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saying its gonna take 1hr 17mins for me to get, i'm highly trained in waiting and the suspense is killing me lol

#7 - smokyyuwe - October 22, 2012 // 8:38 pm
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I have it downloaded and simply waiting for a no-brick confirm.

tech, you may want to add the whole "download and install at your own risk" thing to your post. People are silly sometimes.

+1 Rogero for speedy-goodness.

#6 - G Sus - October 22, 2012 // 8:36 pm
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lol, can't wait to test it, download is taking ages as expected, half the worlds ps3 owners must be downloading it hope its not going to lead to enough bricks to build a temple.

#5 - Zarcha - October 22, 2012 // 8:36 pm
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Does 3.55 back then?

#4 - Lando43 - October 22, 2012 // 8:35 pm
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I'm sure Rogero know his thing, but don't install this yet until we know:

VERY IMPORTANT: Can you install future CFWs on this CFW? in other words, is it modified to accept 3.55 signed PUPs because ofw 4.21 obviously doesn't if this doesn't do that, you''ll be stuck on this FW without a hardware flasher. unable to install future CFW.

so if you don't have a flasher, DON'T INSTALL. It should work but we don't know about the future yet.

#3 - technodon - October 22, 2012 // 8:32 pm
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must be installed from 3.55 before any asks.

#2 - windrider42 - October 22, 2012 // 8:30 pm
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Definitely trusted.

#1 - G Sus - October 22, 2012 // 8:28 pm
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thanks, been waiting for someone respectable to post something.

i'll check it out as soon as it downloads