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130w ago - Today the E3 Team announced they (and likely several other teams) will be releasing a PS3 CFW v4.30 for 'free' soon (since the PS3 LV0 / Bootldr / Appldr Keys etc are in the wild) with their own Game Manager as well.

Download: E3 CFW 4.30 PUP / E3 Manager 4.30 / E3 CFW 4.30 and manager.zip / E3 Fun Flash Downgrade Process

E3 CFW 4.30.pup (192.2 MB - 201,540,219 bytes)
MD5 .PUP: 6FB3A01F02A1EE97178241D9B38DA49E

E3MANAGER430.pkg (11.3 MB - 11,885,312 bytes)
MD5 .PKG: F3B12BDCC400078A12683C9EDF83ADB8

Update #2: An anonymous user called Soon has shared PS3 LV0 for 4.30 / 4.25 and LV2 of 4.21 decrypted, and with his LV0 4.25, LV2 4.25 and LV0 4.30 dumped & decrypted (below) and states that the E3 CFW should not be installed.

Download (Passwords Removed): lv0_430_decrypted.rar / lv0.425decrypted.zip / LV2FW4.21.BIN.rar / PS3 LV0.elf Decrypted / PS3 4.30 VSH.self Decrypted by PatrickBatman

Mirrors: LV0 4.25 Dump Decrypted (Password: soonconsolecrunch) / LV2 4.25 Dump Decrypted / LV0 4.30 Dump Decrypted (Password: consolecrunch)

To quote (via consolecrunch.com/lv0-4-25-lv2-4-25-and-lv0-4-30-dumped-decrypted/) are: Ok guys let's take a big step there is the lv0 4.25 decrypted (elf) you should able to find the keys for the lv2/lv1/appldr

Boot Loader SE Version 4.2.5 (Build ID: 4859,49406, .Build Date: 2012-09-10_13:48 :01)..SDK Version

And here's some cool info:

  • The people WHO don't have the E3 don't install the cfw 4.30 it lock you to 4.30 and you can go back to older firmware without e3
  • The E3 team patch the Lv0 of the 4.30 and i saw no really good things about it... careful seriously
  • Ok let's give more stuff after the Lv0 4.25 decrypted, the LV2 dump 4.21, here the LV0 4.30 decrypted too
  • Again i recommend to not install the E3 4.30 firmware they lock you and they patched the LV0 badly that to force you to use the E3 product in the future

Additional Information: The files are said to contain..

  • Boot Loader SE Version 4.2.5 ...(Build ID: 4859,49406, .Build Date: 2012-09-10_13:48 :01)........SDK Version
  • 4.2.5 sys.lv0.version. 4859 sys.lv0.revision sys.lv0.address. sys.lv0.size sys.flash.fmt sys.flash.ext sys.flash.boot sys.wake_source. sys.ac.sd sys.ac.misc sys.qaf.qafen sys.hw.config sys.hw.config_ve rsion sys.hw.model_emu late sys.cellos.flags sys.cellos.spu.c onfigure sys.ac.misc2. sys.sata.param sys.ac.product_c ode sys.boot.gos
  • Boot Loader SE Version 4.3.0 ...(Build ID: 4878,49489, .Build Date: 2012-10-17_17:48 :21)........SDK Version
  • 4.3.0...sys.lv0. version.4878

PS3 4.30 VSH.self Decrypted (from above) by PatrickBatman details, as follows:

4.30 VSH.elf - Old way to patch vsh.self was... Dont know this still applies:

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Patch vsh.self by youself for new CFW

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Update: From their page: 2012-10-28

The E3TEAM has released the latest E3 CFW4.30 for free. The bricking issue has been improved. Just download here (Mirror / Mirror #2) and enjoy. (Pass is www.e3-tech.net)

Here we mention to E3 flasher users that you do not need to solder a wire to use the latest upgrade.bin file to unbrick a console.

Notes:

  • You still need to be on CFW v3.55 or OFW v3.55 to install this new CFW v4.30 from the E3 Team.
  • It is best if downgrading to follow the normal steps and dehashing like with Rogero just to be sure of no bricks.
  • E3 will be releasing an upgraded E3 Flasher 'update.bin' (firmware) to handle direct downgrading to CFW v4.30. (Beware: Their hardware required, just one of many strings now disclosed)

From their page (now removed as they claim they weren't ready yet ): 2012-10-26

1: E3TEAM released the latest E3 CFW4.30 free, it's improved the brick problem. We will release the new game manager if none brick matter happen. Just download here (dead link now) and enjoy. (PASS is www.e3-tech.net)

Here we mention E3 flasher user that you needn't solder wire with latest upgrade.bin file to unbrick console.










From IRC comes some common sense: [+impacted] wow, one step solution for e3, release a cfw, brick a few consoles, sell a few flashers

Not sure why anyone would want to use a for-profit commercial company's free "bait" (with undisclosed strings attached) PS3 CFW and Game Manager (likely 'locked' to their CFW) over a truly free and open-source PS3 scene one though, as they could pwn, brick and lock your PlayStation 3 console at any time and you would be at their financial mercy to get it fixed, updated, etc similar to how people didn't fall for the recent BlueDisk CFW scheme.

If they truly wanted to help the PlayStation 3 scene they would simply release updated PS3 MFW scripts so people could make their own PS3 4.30 Custom Firmware without the need to worry about hidden DRM bundled in or downloading 170+MB files.


E3 Team to Release PS3 CFW v4.30 Free Soon with Game Manager

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#4 - elser1 - 192w ago
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i would definately buy this.. great stuff!!

#3 - dok2033 - 192w ago
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cool just keep on going as fast as you can

#2 - racer0018 - 192w 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 - 192w 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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