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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 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.


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#722 - proxypunk - December 25, 2014 // 1:00 pm
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Yes, there are.

Also I had a few bad clips on ebay. Looked nearly like the original one, but broke after 3 applications.

#721 - chovoman - December 23, 2014 // 4:06 pm
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I didn't try a fake e3 if any, but i tried fake/clone e3 clip and is working normally.

#720 - ThunderCloud - December 22, 2014 // 8:21 am
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Are there "fake" e3 flashers?

#719 - cande01ify - December 17, 2014 // 11:25 am
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I flashed my ps3 with the nor e3 flasher and install stock 4.55 does my patch bios or nor chip goes back to original and can i install cfw if i patch it again?

#718 - Element18592 - December 16, 2014 // 6:30 pm
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Thank you!

Just an update, still getting an error but ive made some progress.

Well ive managed to install the Rogero 4.55 CFW and i get the little Rogero Boot logo on startup so im assuming its "Jailbroken".

However now when i go to install the packages shown under the ps3 store i get this "An error occured during the install operation. (8002AE32)". And also "an error occured during the start operation" when opening the one directly above it titled */app_home/PS3_GAME/

Any ideas on what i might be doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My console model is: CECH 2001A

Install images after backing up with E3 Flasher and installing CFW are attached...

Thank you!

#717 - PS4 News - December 15, 2014 // 9:45 pm
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I fixed it for ya, attached pic per the rules and moved to our ongoing E3 products support thread.

#716 - Element18592 - December 15, 2014 // 9:34 pm
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Hi, i have a ps3 model CECH-2001A on 4.55, im trying to go through the downgrade process this is my first time working with a non 360 console so its all new to me.

Hardware: E3 Flasher w/o esata station.

Issue: When i set all switches down except for the 3rd switch it goes through the process i believe 3 times then starts flashing left to right which as far as i can tell is supposed to be a success. When i go to put the SD card in my pc the sd card is blank?, i have tried multiple cards from 2gbs to 4gb cards and all have the same end result.

I did notice that after doing the backup, and power off the ps3 then settings all switches down except for the 6th switch for unlock, then it goes to the 2nd led staying lit, which as far as i can tell is from the sd card not being seated properly, i can assure you it is.

Can anybody please offer some kind of advice here? I would really appreciate it.

Thank you!

#715 - vittorio120 - November 28, 2014 // 7:28 am
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yes I did

#714 - badchimp - November 27, 2014 // 7:03 pm
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Did you rename the flashed backup to bkpps3.bin?

#713 - vittorio120 - November 27, 2014 // 5:32 pm
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I flashed with e3 flasher a backup modified PS3_Flash_Auto_Patcher_v4.66 just that when I go to install the CFW from recovery does not find it (sorry for my english)