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October 29, 2011 // 6:44 pm - 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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#748 - windrider42 - July 21, 2015 // 3:32 am
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First delete your backups from this thread. Upload them to a hosting site, and email the links to racer or someone who can verify them for you.

Anyone can obtain your info from the dump.

#747 - chroncile - July 21, 2015 // 2:20 am
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How do I do that?

#746 - misiozol - July 20, 2015 // 7:15 pm
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Next step is to have proper dump without warnings

#745 - chroncile - July 20, 2015 // 2:06 am
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For context here is my old thread: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-help-support/ps3-update-fails-different-percentages-help-131865.html

I finally installed the flasher on my PS3 and I put two rubber pieces on top of the clip to apply pressure and it seems to be working. I got 3 dumps from my E3 and when I tried verifying them I got 397 oks, 2 warnings, and 42 dangers using the BwE NOR validator. I attached my dumps. Are 42 dangers ok or does that mean my PS3 can end up bricked?

What are my next steps now? I want to install Rebug 4.70.1 cobra.

#744 - dantheman12345 - March 1, 2015 // 1:12 am
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I got the e3 flasher a while back I did 2 ps3 with no prob. It's been put a way for a bit. Now I have a ps3 that I would like to downgrade and and now it won't pick up the sd card I get 01000000 error.

I tried to format it and still not picking it up it was the same sd card I used for the other two ps3 so I know that it worked I would like to know if it would be the e3flasher it self?

I'm going to get a new sd and try it I would just like to know if there is a way to tell if the e3 is no more good (I had it back in the box it come in and didn't drop it) any help would be great. Thanks

#743 - Motautronic - January 24, 2015 // 2:25 am
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yeah i'll be going to get an e3 flasher soon. it seems to take away a few questions i had but as i can see it introduces a few others... but the answers are put there.

i'm not 100% but i believe your going for the NOR type, i hope someone else with more experience can shed some light on this soon.

#742 - topmusic - January 24, 2015 // 12:49 am
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Hi, i have an ps3 slim CECH2004A 9D and OFW 4.31 and got an E3 Flasher Limited, do i need also the E3 cardreader to downgrade?

When i downgrade to OFW 3.55, which CFW do i need to run Homebrew ?

#741 - sdierfop - January 19, 2015 // 4:56 am
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It looks like it is NOR, but i would check with others to make sure

#740 - n3zro - January 19, 2015 // 4:44 am
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I am going to get an E3 Flasher, but I dont know if I need a full kit, or the NOR kit.

Could really use someones help.

(Model CECHH01, version 4.66, also looking for some help repairing a broken seal on a processor.)

#739 - kalilinux - January 18, 2015 // 9:47 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by kattinas View Post
Is it possible install pkg from PS menu?

yes