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E3 Flasher for NOR Fat PlayStation 3 Console is Reviewed


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174w ago - I received my E3 Flasher a couple of hours ago from LighTake.com and here is my review.

Packaging:

The E3 flasher comes in a nice big box, it's actually bigger than I expected it to be and it contains 3 inner boxes.

The first box contains all the important stuff like the Nor flasher, main board and the cover board which connects to the pins on the main board.

The second box contains all the accessories and cables like the Esata USB cable which is not used with the E3 flasher at all and is probably for use with the PC or something like that it also contains the Esata cable which is used with the E3 flasher and the power adapter which didn't fit in my power socket because it wasn't the right shape (different region), so I had to go of and buy a power adapter converter thing so the Esata station will work.

For the accessories they included a power switch for PS3 slim users and a metal case for the main board to sit in where the HDD usually sits but a screw driver wasn't included like they mentioned.

The third box contains the Esata station and it is the biggest and heaviest box out of the three.

Installation:

I installed the E3 flasher a NOR fat PS3 (after I fixed a broken Blu-ray drive and the YLOD on it), I'll install it on a slim PS3 in a few days and tell you how it compared to installing it on the Fat PS3.

Installing the NOR flasher clip on the PS3 is the easy part, it fits on but not too well so I decided to add some sticky tape to it to hold it on so it won't break off. But then I had to find a way to connect the NOR flasher to the main board (which sat where the HDD usually is) without breaking it, I did this by slightly twisting the NOR flasher and connecting it to the main board making it look a bit like a ribbon, this way I won't damage it.

After all that I closed my PS3 like I normally would and I was done. It would have been nice if they added a guide on how to install it on a FAT PS3 the same way they had a guide on how to install for the Slim PS3 but they still added some pictures as a guide (which I have attached) so that still helped a little bit.

Downgrading:

Before I did this I had to upgrade my PS3 to 3.73 FW so it will work. Downgrading using the E3 flasher was by far the most confusing thing I've ever done with my PS3, first of all I needed to add some files (e3_downgrade.bin and update.bin) to a Micro SD card which they hadn't included. So I had to use my Micro SD card from my Nokia N97.

After following some more steps I had to put some more files onto a flash drive (UPDAT.PUP and Lv2diag.self) and then follow some more steps to downgrade (I won't go in depth because there are too many steps to mention).

I successfully downgraded my 3.73 PS3 after a very long and confusing procedure and then I installed multiMAN on it, mutliMAN and the games ran normally on it.

Overall:

I give the E3 flasher a 7/10

+ Easy to install.
+ Good packaging.
+ Smart Design.

- Confusing guides with bad English making it very confusing, would've been nice if the guides were in better English or better yet if they made a video. (Download the downgrade guide to see what I mean)
- No Micro SD included.

If you can find this product for around $50 and want to downgrade I suggest you buy it, hopefully there will be more guides on how to use the E3 flasher so more people like me won't be so confused.

Below are the pictures of the product, the ones with E3-tech on it are from the guide on how to install it on a fat PS3 and the rest are my pictures. I'm sorry I didn't take pictures of me installing it on the motherboard (I kind of forgot), I will next time I install it on my PS3 slim.

Also big thanks to LighTake.com, I got my E3 flasher shipped to me from Hong Kong to Australia within 4 days which was actually pretty fast.


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#4 - elser1 - 184w ago
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i would definately buy this.. great stuff!!

#3 - dok2033 - 184w ago
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cool just keep on going as fast as you can

#2 - racer0018 - 184w ago
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This is something that i would get. I have been reading on the dual boot and i have thought about making one. I have also did the ps3 downgrade on a 3.70. So if there was a chip that could do it all and still have dual boot would be good. Thanks

#1 - PS4 News - 184w ago
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Similar to the ProgSkeet hardware device for PlayStation 3, today the E3DIY Team have announced that they will be releasing an E3 Flasher for PS3 (produced by Paul Owen and marketed by Gary Wayne Bowser aka GaryOPA) which will feature dual-booting among the options detailed below.

To quote: E3 Flasher, the world first flasher special for PS3, easier backup and downgrade, support dual boot, coming soon!

E3, created miracles on PS3 JailBreak, release free JailBreak, downgrade and goldfinger, and will now release a full new revolutionary E3 Flasher which includes: backup, restore, upgrade, downgrade and dual boot all in one.

PS3 E3 Flasher Features:

  • NOR FLASH ON board.
  • 1 KEY backup or restore, simple is best.
  • Dual boot, choose booting from original bios or E3 bios.
  • 3 save MODE, save bios to E3 nor flash, TF card or PC.
  • NO harm for console, but can longer console life because of specially design.
  • Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.
  • Compatible all slim and fat console, include latest 3000x version.

Don’t forget E3DIY team, which free service always It said they were studying BIOS, Let’s wait and see what happens. And please note the new E3 domain www.e3-tech.net, more details coming soon!

PS: E3DIY Team note 3.7 downgrade, so maybe E3 Flasher will downgrade automatically, no need modify on PC. Thanks all guy whom contribute PS3 JailBreak.

Follow-up: E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER !

In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operation
is very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design, 1key operation and nor flash on board !
we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope eveyone understand.

The official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time.

PS: E3 FLASHER compatible all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console.. with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need.

E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER ! In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operations very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design, 1key operation and nor flash on board !

we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope everyone understand. the official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time.

PS: E3 FLASHER compatible all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console .with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need.

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