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July 26, 2012 // 3:59 pm - Following up on their previous release, today the E3 Team have made available PS3 CFW 3.55 EBOOT fixes for Grand Slam Tennis 2 (DiscID: BLES00709) and Silent Hill Downpour (DiscID: BLUS30565) for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users.

Download: Grand Slam Tennis 2 CFW 3.55 / Grand Slam Tennis 2 CFW 3.55 (Mirror) / Grand Slam Tennis 2 CFW 3.55 (Mirror #2) / Silent Hill Downpour CFW 3.55 / Silent Hill Downpour CFW 3.55 (Mirror) / Silent Hill Downpour CFW 3.55 (Mirror #2)

Release names and some details on each PS3 title for those interested as follows:

  • [Grand.Slam.Tennis.2][BLES00709][E3MOD] - Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a tennis video game, developed by EA Canada, it was released for the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 on February 10, 2012 in Europe and February 14, 2012 in North America. A downloadable demo was released on January 10th for both platforms. It is the sequel to Grand Slam Tennis.


  • [Silent.Hill.Downpour][BLUS30565][E3MOD] - Silent Hill: Downpour is a 2012 survival horror video game developed by Vatra Games and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. The game is the eighth installment in the Silent Hill video game series and was released for the PlayStation 3 and the XBox 360 on March 13, 2012 in North America, March 30, 2012 in Europe and April 5, 2012 in Australia.

    Set in the series' multiverse, which consists of reality and an alternate dimension whose form is based on the series' eponymous fictional American town, Silent Hill: Downpour centers on Murphy Pendleton, a prisoner who enters the town after surviving a traffic collision.

    Pursued by officer Anne Cunningham and periodically entering the alternate dimension, Murphy struggles to escape the town. The game uses a third-person view and is 3D.



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#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.

#682 - k9inpoop - March 10, 2014 // 5:53 am
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i think that you might have to get different versions of FW for the psp i know it was a FW that only a PHAT psp was able to go safely and you might have to try a different version of the downgrade files or was it the Lv2diag.self file... (i forgot it was one of those i couldn't get working with ps3jig) for a while and then after i tried everything the last one i tried worked (i even tried it on a 1.0 Phat downgraded psp lol)

k9inpoop

#681 - buckchow - March 10, 2014 // 4:12 am
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Thanks, I tried that but still can't get any activity from PS3Jig after the USB driver started message. At least the PSP never bricked with me bouncing around between 5.00, 5.50, 6.20, and 6.60, but the PS3 is still sad and dead.

#680 - k9inpoop - March 8, 2014 // 7:37 pm
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(i think) it was 5.00 m33 and it took me awhile to find that firmware online still but be careful because i read that it might mess up your psp but i had no problem with it at all and the tut for the jig app is this right here: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hacks-jailbreak/ps3jig-v1-00-ps3-factory-service-mode-jig-dongle-sony-psp-117716-2.html#post363368

k9inpoop

#679 - buckchow - March 8, 2014 // 7:14 pm
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Hi! Do you know exactly which CFW you had on the PSP? I spent hours the other day repeatedly testing the original and Nabnab-modified versions of PS3Jig without success from my "fat" PSP.

I don't remember the exact CFW on the PSP at 6.60, but at 5.50 I used GEN-D3. After I tried everything on the fat PSP, I tried on a slim 2000-series unit without any luck either. I tried different USB cables in combination with everything and still nothing happened.

I just found an older service mode BIN for the E3 card reader and tried that, but the E3 still won't turn blue in the PS3.

#678 - k9inpoop - March 8, 2014 // 6:08 pm
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well i had the same problem with the 5 double beeps brick on my slim ps3 when i changed it back to a CEX machine *no pun intended lol jk* from a DEX machine and i used a first gen psp that i downgraded to the right firmware for the app to work right and i just used the ps3jig app and it got it into service mode and i fixed that brick by myself and that scared the crap out of me when i bricked it >.<

it took me like two weeks just to figure that out i tried using the ps3jig app on other versions of my psp but it said that it was waiting for the ps3 to be connected and just hanged there forever

k9inpoop

#677 - buckchow - March 8, 2014 // 5:25 pm
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I'm following this guide for the 5 double beep brick but my E3 card reader won't turn blue when I power up the PS3 and I can't get it into service mode.

The E3 should turn orange, then blue and a few seconds later the PS3 should shut down. Instead, the E3 turns orange, then turns off, and a minute or two later the PS3 eventually shuts down. Someone else with the same problem made a video showing the problem:




The E3 card reader turns blue when I drag e3downgrade 12.03.bin to the upgrader part of it, so it seems to be flashing okay. In addition to using the E3 device, I tried a couple of PSPs running PS3Jig and those both hung on the driver started message.

Anybody have any idea why the E3 card reader won't work properly in the PS3? It's a CECHA01 if that makes any difference.

#676 - PS4 News - February 19, 2014 // 1:00 am
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To quote, roughly translated: 2014-02-19:

The new E3 OS 2.1 and E3 Manager 2 release, all users will have the following functions after upgrade to E3 OS 2.1 and E3 Manager 2.0:

1. One key install official PKG file
2. PS1 game support
3. BD MOVIE ISO support to play directly
4. DVD MOVIE ISO support to play directly
5. Further improve the support folder format PS3 games

E3TEAM will add the following new function in the next upgrade E3 OS 2.2, and more new features do please look forward to!

1. Enhance the performance of E3 ODE PRO
2. Install Unofficial PKG file
3. PSN game support

E3TEAM as PS3 ODE industry pioneer,will vigorously advance and innovate,bring even more enriching experience for all users.

Download: E3 Manager 2.0 and Manual / E3 OS 2.1

Rough translation: About:

1) We are pleased to announce the long-awaited E3 OS 2.0 released. All users upgrade to E3 OS 2.0 will have the following functions:

1:The official version of 4K 4.55 solution. A special E3 boot disc to support user's original boot disc and all PS3 games in its HDD. The users can burn the BD E3 boot disc by themselves or give the generated ISO file to other guy to burn. (The supported original boot disc is listed in the keys file, this content can be added)

Please note: this function is only useful for 4K 4.55 user, other E3 OS 2.0 user play game is same as before, no need E3 boot disc.

2: Support folder format of PS3 games. Users can play games without converting into ISO game on PC. (EBOOT need original or re-signed)

3: Modified EBOOT can be run with E3 ODE PRO after re-signed in folder format game, just copy the eboot to the right directory to run. (E3TEAM will release a specially one-key re-sign software later)

E3TEAM is working hard to update one key installation PKG file feature, due to the delay of fixing 4K 4.55. It will be released in E3 OS 2.1 after testing well.

E3TEAM will provide solutions without the need of external USB drive to play PS3 game, so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, because of commercial confidentiality, E3TEAM's exclusive release of new features for how to achieve the way will be reserved. In the 4K 4.55 solution as an example, E3TEAM find the solution in 3 days after 4.55 released, and then release the testing video. Since the method of switching boot disc is commercial secrets, so we have reservations in the video.

Facts have proved that after E3TEAM released E3 OS 2.0 BETA version, other teams are starting to follow E3TEAM solution. For this reason, if the user causes misunderstanding, E3TEAM can only feel sorry. But in the future we will continue to use the functions reserved demo mode, please understand!

E3TEAM will do our best to provide the best user experience. All issues of interest to
the user, E3TEAM is trying to solve, and will be reflected in future product updates.

2) The new E3 OS 2.1 and E3 Manager 2 release, all users will have the following functions after upgrade to E3 OS 2.1 and E3 Manager 2.0:

1: One key install official PKG file
2: PS1 game support
3: BD MOVIE ISO support to play directly
4: DVD MOVIE ISO support to play directly
5: Further improve the support folder format PS3 games

E3TEAM will add the following new function in the next upgrade E3 OS 2.2, and more new features do please look forward to!

1: Enhance the performance of E3 ODE PRO
2: install Unofficial PKG file
3: PSN game support

E3TEAM as PS3 ODE industry pioneer, will vigorously advance and innovate, bring even more enriching experience for all users.

Update: 2014-03-04

We are pleased to inform you, the user's long-awaited one key install the unofficial PKG file function test is completed, will be officially released in 2-3 days. E3TEAM is currently stopped developing other functions and products, go to all lengths to bypass the 4K 4.55 verification with other ways.

We hope to publish a more convenient and simple way in a few months, please wait patiently. In addition, the new E3 official English forum open soon, will provide more assistance for English users.

Update #2: 2014-03-06

The one key install unofficial PKG software released, all E3 ODE PRO user can run it by copy this software, please read the manual. At the same time, the E3 Global Forum officially running, all E3 users can get help through this forum.

Download: E3-PKGINSTALL.zip

Update #3: 2014-03-27

The latest E3 ODE PRO Keys updates, support more games as a boot disc. E3TEAM has been hard at work on a better way to bypass the 4K 4.55 certification, please wait patiently.

Download: keys.zip

From Joonie86: It seems that if you make this homebrew with any fixed pkg in ISO format, I assume this will work on any ODEs. Unfortunately, I can't make SWAP disc for my 4k /OFW 4.55 at the moment, I can't test this.

Wondering if anybody wants to confirm this. If this this working, pkg install will be a lot easier than using IDC, multiman or other file manager.

#675 - PS4 News - February 16, 2014 // 9:50 pm
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The E3 ODE OS 2.0 latest firmware update is released. The release includes bypass of the security measures introduced in the infamous ode-blocking 4.55 ofw from Sony. The bypass has a catch which is to create a Blu-ray boot disc for the games on the external hdd.

This means you must own or know someone who owns a Blu-ray disc writer which can be a real pain for some, but this is a measure for 4k ps3's only. A new feature implemented is the ability to boot games in folder format instead of iso which is a big plus.

Remember that for this you will need a original eboot or a resigned one. They will release a one-click resign software soon. Also in the next firmware they will release a pkg installer.

To quote, roughly translated: 2014-02-16

Download: E3 OS 2.0 official version / E3 OS 2.0 manual for 4k 4.55 user

We are pleased to announce the long-awaited E3 OS 2.0 released. All users upgrade to E3 OS 2.0 will have the following functions:

1. The official version of 4K 4.55 solution. A special E3 boot disc to support user's original boot disc and all PS3 games in its HDD.The users can burn the BD E3 boot disc by themself or give the generated ISO file to other guy to burn. (The supported original boot disc is listed in the keys file, this content can be added)

Please note: this function is only useful for 4K 4.55 user, other E3 OS 2.0 user play
game is same as before, no need E3 boot disc.

2. Support folder format PS3 games. User can play game without converting into ISO game on PC (EBOOT need original or re-signed).

3. Modified EBOOT can be run with E3 ODE PRO after re-signed in folder format game, just copy the eboot to the right directory to run. (E3TEAM will release a specially one-key re-sign software later)

E3TEAM is working hard to update one key installation PKG file feature, due to the delay of fixing 4K 4.55. It will be released in E3 OS 2.1 after testing well.

E3TEAM will provide solutions without the need of external USB drive to play PS3 game, so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, because of commercial confidentiality, E3TEAM's exclusive release of new features for how to achieve the way will be reserved. In the 4K 4.55 solution as an example, E3TEAM find the solution in 3 days after 4.55 released, and then release the testing video.

Since the method of switching boot disc is commercial secrets, so we have reservations in the video. Facts have proved that after E3TEAM released E3 OS 2.0BETA version, other teams are starting to follow E3TEAM solution. For this reason, if the user causes misunderstanding, E3TEAM can only feel sorry.

But in the future we will continue to use the functions reserved demo mode, please understand! E3TEAM will do our best to provide the best user experience. All issues of interest to
the user, E3TEAM is trying to solve, and will be reflected in future product updates.

Update: 2014.02.18

E3 OS 2.1 have following new function:

1: One key install official PKG file
2: PS1 game support
3: BD MOVIE ISO support to play directly
4: DVD MOVIE ISO support to play directly
5: Support folder format PS3 games(User can play game without converting into ISO game)
6: Further improve the support folder format PS3 games

E3 Manager 2.0 add the following new function (requires E3 OS version 2.1)

1: One key install official PKG file:

User copy the official PKG file into the root directory of game HDD, and then can click to install at the E3 manager in PS3

2: PS1 game support.

Put the PS1 game image into the root directory of game HDD, and then click to play at the E3 manager or E3 OS menu in PS3. (require .img format, please rename to .img if it is .iso)

3: BD MOVIE ISO support to play directly

Change the No-encryption BD movie extension into .bdiso, copy to the root directory of game HDD, and then can click to play at the E3 manager or E3 OS menu in PS3.

4: DVD MOVIE ISO support to play directly

Change the No-encryption DVD movie extension into .bdiso, copy to the root directory of game HDD, and then can click to play at the E3 manager or E3 OS menu in PS3.

E3TEAM will add the following new function in the next upgrade E3 OS 2.2 With a Big surprise: Playing PS3 game's without need for the external USB HDD ! We don't knew if they are talking about hacking the internal HDD & playing from it or just LAN gaming, let's wait & see.

And more new features do please look forward to!

1: Enhance the performance of E3 ODE PRO
2: Install Unofficial PKG file
3: PSN game support

E3TEAM as PS3 ODE industry pioneer, will vigorously advance and innovate, bring even more enriching experience for all users.