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August 31, 2011 // 12:49 pm - Following up on the initial news, today the E3 Team have made available a video of their E3 Flasher downgrading a PS3 Slim 3.70 Firmware console to version 3.55 without any soldering required.

To quote: E3DIY team announces a successful Slim Downgrade v3.70 to v3.55 with our new E3 FLASHER!

In only FIVE minutes, the whole downgrade progress was completed!

Time is short and operation is very easy, this is because of our exclusive special E3 FLASHER design:

  • ONE-Button Operation and NOR Flash onboard!
  • E3 FLASHER compatible all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH consoles
  • With SLIM Consoles, no need for any soldering!
  • But with PHAT Consoles, some soldering will be needed!

In this video there no images of the E3 FLASHER as we need to keep our design under wraps until it is ready for release, I hope everyone understands.

The official version should be released next week, at that time there will be more videos and pictures and everything will be available to the public.




Also below is an E3 Flasher PS3 Dual Boot 3.70 to 3.55 Firmware video and details via e-mail:

E3 FLASHER - Dual Boot (3.70 to 3.55)

  • E3DIY team success dual boot with E3 FLASHER, you can switch 3.7 and 3.55 in few only a few seconds!
  • Easy with 1 key operation.
  • E3 company will release all details like picture, installation, operation and price next week.
  • Team E3DIY get another great progress for PS3 with E3 FLASHER, it will release at the same time next week.

PS: 4times switch showes same MAC address, to prove it is the same console.




Finally, from damox, to quote on PS3 3.70 to 3.55 Firmware downgrading via Dospiedra's downgrade v2 patches:

This post will look at the different DATE-CODES that are present on the casing of a PS3 and if that DATE-CODE relates to a console version that can currently be downgraded from 3.70 to 3.55 using dospiedra’s V2 downgrade or a FAT console alternative.

DATE-CODES

The principle behind DATE-CODES is simple: the first character represent the YEAR, and the second character represents the QUARTER of that year it that console was manufactured.

DATE-CODE of “XY” would mean the console was manufactured in the “Y” QUARTER of YEAR “X”. Simple right?

6A - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6B - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6C - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6D - Downgradable
7A - Downgradable
7B - Downgradable
7C - Downgradable
7D - Downgradable
8A - Downgradable
8B - Downgradable
8C - Downgradable
8D - Downgradable
9A - Downgradable
9B - Downgradable
9C - Downgradable (Slim Introduction?)
9D - Downgradable
0A - Downgradable
0B - Downgradable
0C - Downgradable
0D - Downgradable
1A - Downgradable (Factory Firmware 3.55 and lower only!)
1B - NOT Downgradable
1C - NOT Downgradable (Not out yet?)
1D - NOT Downgradable (Not out yet?)

The Date code can be found in the following locations (depending on your console type):

PS3 FAT: Sticker on the back.
PS3 Slim (CECH2 Series): Sticker on the bottom.
PS3 Slim (CECH3 Series): Sticker on the back.

UPDATE 1: I have been told that only consoles that come with firmware 3.55 and lower from factory are the only consoles that the downgrade should be attempted with.


Video: E3 Flasher PS3 Slim 3.70 Downgrade to 3.55 Firmware

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#768 - osx86x - December 21, 2015 // 8:31 am
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I've used an e3 flasher over the weekend on a my Killzone bundle that got accidentally updated by a friend. By far the easiest compared to other methods - even though there were some issues with positioning the clip. There are a few good youtube videos out there, just search and follow them

#767 - vvffrrtt - December 18, 2015 // 2:32 am
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well, this site has plenty also, E3 usually works on alot of cases i recommend a E3 better then catching a virus

#766 - minjikimii - December 18, 2015 // 2:01 am
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I been hacking~jail breaking but we all know that not all the ps3's UPDATPUP. Are most of the updates fake because each one I have used are all corrupted. So is a e3 flasher a more easier/only way of jail breaking?
-Kimi

#765 - sharred - December 4, 2015 // 8:39 pm
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It was the clip, lol. Problem solved!

#764 - metzen - December 4, 2015 // 8:38 pm
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Hi Sharred this is a common problem with the E3 product and tends to give you bad dumps. You need to have even pressure throughout the process of your dump otherwise this will happen.

You will also want to check the clip and see if the clip does not have bent pins. You might be better off buying yourself a new clip. Good Luck and please let us know what results you get.

#763 - sharred - December 4, 2015 // 7:45 pm
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Hi there, I just bought a cechk ps3 that was on Rogeros 4.4X custom firmware but then updated via Pro Evolution 16 to official 4.75 by accident.

I have used e3 on my friends ps3 and I am not a total noob but now i am experiencing a problem, Ps3 dump checker always failed on 88 of 138 checks. I updated to 4.76 and still have the same errors.

What should I do now? Is it possible that the clip doesnt fit very well or has to do something with the need of dehashing?

#762 - PS4 News - July 25, 2015 // 1:38 am
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Quote Originally Posted by chroncile View Post
Um, what happened to my thread?

I merged it into the ongoing E3 discussion thread since it revolved around one of their products, as this is where we keep / archive all of the related E3 topics.

If you want to start a new help thread you can when your ribbon arrives though.

#761 - chroncile - July 25, 2015 // 1:33 am
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So I just opened up my PS3 and sanded down the part of the clip that's close to a resistor on the board (even though it wasn't touching it), cleaned up the clip with some alcohol, added a rubber piece on top, a penny, and another rubber piece and then I noticed that the ribbon had a small tear in it.

I just ordered a new ribbon from eBay. Hopefully it gets here in less than 2 weeks unlike the E3 flasher kit which took 2 months!

As for the log file, it doesn't mention any errors. Everything is OK on it.

BTW, I tried adding pressure with my hands to make some backups before I took apart the PS3 and this time the dumps had 38 dangers instead of 42.

Um, what happened to my thread?

#760 - windrider42 - July 24, 2015 // 4:50 am
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There should be a log file also recorded on the Microsd card. You could send that txt file to racer as well.

You have determination. I remember your post now. But yeah you need verified dumps before flashing back, so do as said above.

#759 - metzen - July 24, 2015 // 1:48 am
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Misiozol is right. You need to get a valid dump from the E3 flasher. I know you say that you have enough pressure it sounds like you need to have more pressure applied. When you are making the dump you can apply even pressure with the clips with your fingers.

Please try this again and then run the verifier to make sure you get all good and no error. I used a Sd card plastic piece from a laptop and just applied pressure with that and worked on the third dump.

PM racer and you can also have him verify your dumps for you. Good luck and post back your results.