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October 27, 2012 // 10:00 pm - 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 / 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 / / 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 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.qaf.qafen sys.hw.config sys.hw.config_ve rsion sys.hw.model_emu late sys.cellos.flags sys.cellos.spu.c onfigure sys.sata.param 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

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.


  • 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

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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#752 - chroncile - July 21, 2015 // 4:00 am
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Can you remove my attachment from my first post?

How come this guy says that the dump is valid for the OP of this thread?

As for the hardware components, the clip is no problem as I've added two rubber blocks on top of it so it should have enough pressure. Can a bad microsd connection cause problems? The micro sd connection on my e3 flasher is a bit wonky.

#751 - misiozol - July 21, 2015 // 3:56 am
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#750 - chroncile - July 21, 2015 // 3:51 am
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Alright well I searched the problem and found a thread with a similar problem to mine. One of the members suggested patching the dump for 3.55 downgrade and retesting it.

I did that and this time I got 0 warnings but 1 danger and the danger is ROS1: Header Filler -[DANGER] - 00000003000000060000000000

How do I fix this?

#749 - misiozol - July 21, 2015 // 3:43 am
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By reading more tutorials , using soldering instead of clip , double checking all etc.

#748 - windrider42 - July 20, 2015 // 10:32 pm
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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 20, 2015 // 9:20 pm
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How do I do that?

#746 - misiozol - July 20, 2015 // 2:15 pm
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Next step is to have proper dump without warnings

#745 - chroncile - July 19, 2015 // 9:06 pm
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For context here is my old thread:

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 - February 28, 2015 // 7:12 pm
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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 23, 2015 // 8:25 pm
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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.