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November 16, 2010 // 12:22 am - Below is a video from Chinese site via BBS of a new clone called the PS3 E3 Card Reader (originally posted HERE and currently being sold from showcasing it running the recently released Payload Spoof on PS3 Firmware 3.5 HDD with PSN.

Download: E3 FW 3.01 3.10 3.15 (Single Boot) / E3 FW Hermes V4b + Kakaroto 2-in-1 for 3.41 (Dual Boot)

Product Features and FAQ:


1) 32bit processor with 128K flash, has strong processing rate and high expand space.

2) MicroSD SDHC supported, can load software and game from it.

3) Multi-System supported, include WinXP/Vista/Win7/Mac OS/Linux, this means you can upgrade and use e3 card reader in most system.

4) 4M FLASH onboard, so you can save any ps3 software very conveniencely, for example, you can copy any backup manager easier.

5) Super-Drag-Plug upgrade mode, just copy BIN file and paste into e3 card, 1 second fininsh upgrading, no need any extra upgrader.

6) Dual firmware booting mode, this means hermes v4b and kakaroto latest firmware integrated into one code, and you can use any of them by yourself, no need re-flash code.

7) E3 card reader has CE, FCC and RoHS certifiaction , it is more safer and environmental.

8) High quality with 2 years warranty.


What is E3 Card Reader ?

E3 Card Reader is normal pc card reader, with special third-party firmware, it can break ps3 easier.

How to break ps3 with e3 card reader ?

Step 1: Download e3 card reader firmware from download page.

Step 2: Plug e3 card reader into PC, it will show find E3_4M_STICK DISK, E3Upgrader DISK, and Removable Disk.

Step 3: Copy e3 card reader firmware into E3Upgrader DISK, after 1 second, the blue light on e3 card reader lighting, this means upgrade complete. then plug into ps3 just like other normal ps3 chip do.

How to Upgrade e3 card reader, need any upgrader like other PS3 chip?

No, e3 card reader no need any extra software to upgrade. Just copy e3 card reader firmware into E3Upgrader DISK,1 second complete upgrade. We claim it is super-Drag-Plug upgrade way. If you save more than 2 diffirence firmware into E3Upgrader DISK, the e3 card will only run the final one.

What is E3_4M_STICK DISK, E3Upgrader DISK, and Removable Disk?

E3_4M_STICK DISK is 4M flash on e3 card board, you can save software like backup manager into it, and then install into PS3. E3Upgradable Disk is specially for upgrading, you can save e3 card firmware into it , and generally need only 1 second to upgrading.

Removable Disk is Micro SD slot show on PC, after you insert a Micro SD into e3 card reader, PC will show it is SD, then you can save any software and game into it, and run on PS3.

What Dual Firmware BOOT MODE, how to use it ?

It means e3 card reader's firmware compile Hermes and Kakaroto firmware into one. If you upgrade with our dual boot firmware, the default breaking PS3 is Hermes V4b firmware . If you insert a SD into e3 , then the default will change into KaKaroto firmware. After you remove SD, default will be Hermes V4b again. Sure you no need copy any file into SD, even blank SD can works.

Which DISK I should copy Backup Manager into E3 card reader ?

Regards PS3 can recognize only one DISK from install package files, we suggest always save any version manager into E3_4M_STICK. If you save into SD, you need choose install all file.

What operatings system can i update e3 card reader ?

E3 card reader support most popular OS like WinXP/Vista/Win7/Mac OS/Linux etc.

Video: PS3 E3 Card Reader on Firmware 3.5 HDD with PSN

Video: PS3 E3 Card Reader on Firmware 3.5 HDD with PSN

Video: PS3 E3 Card Reader on Firmware 3.5 HDD with PSN

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#14 - PS4 News - November 26, 2010 // 6:12 am
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They have now released an update that supports file encryption: and from the e-mail:

As all known, E3 card reader is multi-function pc card reader. with diffirence firmware, it has its unique function.

few weeks ago, third party release the firmware to jailbreak ps3, really nice job !

today, official team release a funny and useful function, encrypt your file with E3card reader.


1. Plug the E3card Reader in your PC USB port and wait for the removable driver E3Upgrader

2. Copy the ResetToKernel.bin to the E3Upgrader and the E3Upgrader will dispear.

3. Wait for a removable driver Kernel appear, and copy the SD Encrypt.bin to this driver. Dettach the E3card Reader and re-plug it into your PC. You will see the E3 4M STICK, E3Upgrader and the SD Driver again. This means, the MMC/SD card encryption mode is enabled successful.

4. For the usage of the MMC/SD card Encryption Mode, please refer to the user manual.

With encrypt mode, your file can only read from your own E3 card reader, it is good for safekeep important file !

E3DIY finds PS3 USB mass-storage support issue and work-around. From their site:

Recently, some players report that after jail-breaking, if the E3card Reader removed and re-plugged in ps3 again, the system will be halted. After look deep into the issue, we find that not only PS3 but also other Sony products have the same issue that failed to handle those devices which with multiple mass-storage devices attached and removed at the same time.

So, E3DIY releases a new firmware to walk-around. You can upgrade your E3card Reader follow the instructions listed below:

1. Plug the E3 Card Reader in your PC USB port and wait for the removable driver E3Upgrader.
2. Copy the ResetToKernel.bin to the E3Upgrader, wait until the E3Upgrader disappeared.
3. Wait for a removable driver named Kernelboot, and then copy the "e3fix usb freeze.bin" to this driver.
4: After doing these, you can copy other normal function files such as the one used to downgrading or those used to jail-breaking or the one used to protect your TF card, or other application in the future.

#13 - azoreseuropa - November 17, 2010 // 1:15 am
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Quote Originally Posted by n4ru View Post
Because he's not on 3.50.

Oh I see that. LOL! Thanks, man.

#12 - n4ru - November 17, 2010 // 1:13 am
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Quote Originally Posted by bearmon2010 View Post
he's actually on 3.50 but how could that be ? I dont understand. I am on 3.41 using Hermes v4b-evilsperm-cyberskunk-xoeo_ps3yes.hex then why is he on 3.50 and jb works ? I am kinda confused.

Because he's not on 3.50.

#11 - azoreseuropa - November 17, 2010 // 1:06 am
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he's actually on 3.50 but how could that be ? I dont understand. I am on 3.41 using Hermes v4b-evilsperm-cyberskunk-xoeo_ps3yes.hex then why is he on 3.50 and jb works ? I am kinda confused.

#10 - Kiriller - November 16, 2010 // 4:08 pm
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I smell another $ONY press release crying and bluffing how they are going to get their big old ban hammer out for the violators. Hahahaha

Thanks to all that have contributed to this beast, hopefully all is true in regards to what it can do

#9 - shummyr - November 16, 2010 // 3:35 pm
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this is going to be freakin awesome if it is true


#8 - bitsbubba - November 16, 2010 // 12:40 pm
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is true what you say, it states that on their site.

#7 - whinis - November 16, 2010 // 12:27 pm
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I don't think he's actually on 3.50, he could be using the same payloads that everyone else is using.

#6 - bitsbubba - November 16, 2010 // 10:00 am
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sounds like a clone of a clone (P3go T-Break II)

#5 - trasek - November 16, 2010 // 9:41 am
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it's cool, but it's official site doesn't say where nor for how much it can be bought :-( any ideas?