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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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#692 - T3KN0GH057 - July 16, 2014 // 7:35 am
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I'm new to the whole playstation modding scene. I just downgraded my PS3 to 3.55, and now I'm just completely confused. I've been reading through info on custom firmwares and modded firmwares for a few days and it's only served to leave me even more confused.

Firstly let me explain my setup as it is, and then explain my goals.

CURRENT
Mod: E3 Dual-Boot Mod
PS3 Firmware: 3.55 OFW
E3 NOR Firmware: 3.55 OFW
PS3 HDD: 160GB
E3 HDD: 2TB

GOAL
Mod: E3 Dual-Boot Mod
PS3 Firmware: X.XX O/C/MFW (Access to PSN)
E3 NOR Firmware: X.XX C/MFW (whichever suits my intent better)
PS3 HDD: PSN Downloaded Games
E3 HDD: Copy all my disc Games. Plus some kind of video player that supports subtitles and Samba (Windows File Sharing- PS3's media server options are very disappointing)

Question 1: What's the best CFW or MFW to flash to the E3 given my intent
Question 2: Once a C/MFW is Flashed what's the next step towards my goal
Question 3: I intend only to use the PS3 flashed Firmware to go online is there a safe custom or modified firmware capable of this or will i have to move to the latest OFW
Question 4: Best Backup Manager to use (given that all backups will be run from the E3 Firmware Harddrive)
Question 5: Is Showtime the only Media Center option?

thanks in advance!

#691 - PS4 News - June 24, 2014 // 1:53 am
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Here is a brief update from the E3 Team on PS3 Firmware 4.60, as follows:

2014-06-24

The E3TEAM verification, the latest firmware 4.60 increases the new verification mechanism on 3K console. E3TEAM are looking for solutions, the E3 ODE PRO user on 3k console temporarily don't upgrade firmware 4.60.



#690 - suquip - June 23, 2014 // 5:51 am
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Disney Universe PS3 dualshock not detected. I can not find the update, I guess that's just the patch.

then only with the patch command already works

#689 - AKmania - June 2, 2014 // 11:50 am
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i think progskeet is better because i already use it for almost a year, only once have cause a problem because my own mistake.

#688 - Naizian - May 28, 2014 // 5:38 pm
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I have a CECHA01 and a CECHL01. Which one is preferred by fellow modders to mod. Then, which is a better mod, E3, or ProgSKEET? I've read a lot on each one, and I'm not sure which way I want to go. Just looking for opinions to what others prefer and or done.

#687 - windrider42 - May 17, 2014 // 10:56 pm
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You can find it here.

#686 - javitury - May 16, 2014 // 7:51 am
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Does the E3 ODE PRO also work with 2XXX and 21XX models? It says so in their web page but there is no manual for these models.

#685 - PS4 News - May 1, 2014 // 5:41 am
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E3 OS 2.12 is now released with details below, as follows:

2014-04-27

Download: E3 OS 2.12.rar / E3 PKG INSTALLER 1.2.zip / E3 ODE PRO official proposal installation on 4k.rar

E3 OS 2.12 release, add the following functions:

1: Increase the folder format than 4G file support. To further improve the folder format game support.

2: Adding a special format keys file support, users only need to copy the keys.db file to the hard disk root directory.

At the same time, the one key install unofficial PKG software v1.2 released, user press joypad Square to install multiple unofficial PKG file.

Also released an official proposal E3 ODE PRO motherboard installation. This way you can effectively avoid the motherboard deformation caused by improper installation, thereby damaging the E3 ODE PRO motherboard drawbacks.

E3TEAM still make every effort to study better ways to bypass 4K 4.55. We have invested enormous human and material resources, and hope that we have the luck to get what we need.

2014-05-05

Adding the installation video on 4K console. It is official proposal E3 ODE PRO motherboard installation. It can effectively avoid the motherboard deformation caused by improper installation , thereby damaging the E3 ODE PRO motherboard drawbacks.

Video: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNzA3NzA0NDI0.html

#684 - AKmania - April 10, 2014 // 2:44 pm
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Is there any one know how to installed e3 ode without using the dongle?

Because the dongle is too easy too damage.

#683 - buckchow - March 10, 2014 // 9:45 pm
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Well, out of the four PSP FW versions I tried already, the only one that wouldn't even start PS3Jig and just gave me a black screen instead was 6.20. All of the others started the program normally.

After my last post, I was able to briefly test both the fat PSP running PSPJig and the E3 card reader on another PS3 that boots normally. The E3 turned blue and successfully put the console into factory mode. After trying two different USB drives, I was able to get the system back out of factory mode.

When I ran PSPJig to put the PS3 into factory mode again, the challenge-response sequence appeared on the PSP screen, but the PS3 wouldn't go back into factory mode even after several attempts. I didn't get a chance to try the E3 again yet, I assumed it would work.

Back on the PS3 with the five double-beeps, I tried the E3 card reader again and it still didn't work. I also put in the USB drive with the "get out of factory mode" program that worked in the normal system in case the broken one was already in factory mode from the previous owner, but the drive never powered up before the beeping began so it made no difference.

Scouring around every forum post I can find, there are quite a few other people who have run into the same problem over the years, but there hasn't ever been an explanation and the only suggested solution is flashing. Hopefully someone has unraveled this mystery by now though and they'll wander into this thread.