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October 29, 2011 // 8:44 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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#732 - ps3guys - January 7, 2015 // 10:15 am
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Ok Thank you.

#731 - wolfdex - January 7, 2015 // 2:40 am
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no

#730 - ps3guys - January 7, 2015 // 2:38 am
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Can i run 2 USB drives at once with a E3 Flasher installed?

I have a E3 Flasher installed on my PS3 and is working. My question is can i run the latest CFW?

I have been away from the ps3 scene for a long time... Can someone please let me know... I cant seem to find an answer.

#729 - akimazaki - January 1, 2015 // 2:32 am
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You can use many time.. use correct update bin

#728 - gjws - January 1, 2015 // 1:23 am
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Hi all,

I've been reading some post and I'm a little confused. I have seen it mentioned several times that an E3 Flasher can only be used on one PS3, is that correct? Does it in some way become locked to that device once it has been used? Sorry for the noob question, just want to see if I'm reading correctly!

Thanks.

#727 - PS4 News - December 27, 2014 // 10:50 pm
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This is the E3 Forum correct, however, for BWE we have another thread... see here for what you are seeking: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/ps3-nor-dump-auto-patcher-v0-01-rogero-released-123855-4.html#post487171

#726 - myownps3 - December 27, 2014 // 4:07 pm
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Not sure if this is the right forum... for E3 Flasher ? I need to find a the latest copy of the "BwE NOR/NAND Patcher program". Can anyone help with this? The site where it used to be hosted is down.

#725 - kikione - December 27, 2014 // 1:52 am
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Yes !! I want it !!!

#724 - PS4 News - December 26, 2014 // 9:21 pm
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I moved the post to our ongoing E3 product thread.. I'm not sure what the file name is offhand, but here is our archive of all the E3-related software they released on their page:

http://www.ps4news.com/forums/misc.php?do=showattachments&t=120586

Related articles on the E3 Card Reader also:

http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/e3-goldenfinger-ps3-cheat-code-system-for-card-reader-arrives/
http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/Videos-Infectus-PS3-Mod-and-E3-Card-Reader-3-50-Downgrader/
http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/ps3-e3-card-reader-ps-jailbreak-clone-mod-chip-reviewed/
http://www.ps4news.com/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/video-ps3-e3-card-reader-on-firmware-3-5-hdd-with-psn/

#723 - bad3andy - December 26, 2014 // 9:14 pm
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Hi all I'm a newbie,

Could someone give a link to E3 card reader firmware. I've looked everywhere and they all have been deleted. I have a E3 and need the files to go into fsm.

Thanks