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September 5, 2011 // 3:14 pm - Today the E3DIY Team has made available a PSN online demo video of their PS3 E3 Flasher going on PlayStation Network and Sony's PlayStation Home with a modified PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: Clear up doubt, E3 FLASHER dual boot, 3.7 play PSN and 3.55 play HD game

After we release dual boot video, most player love it and also with some doubt. We understand, so today release a new video, and do some clarification.

1: E3 FLASHER not only a flasher, but with perfectly extension because integrated lots of interface, we will release more useful function later, all will be free just like we release golden finger function on E3 card reader.

2: E3 FLASHER can be upgrade from PC USB or TF card, very simple.

3: E3 FLASHER dual boot need 2 harddisk, one for 3.7 , another for 3.55. if you use only one HD, it will be required format everytime.

We will release a kit include ESATA station for you switch harddisk. (support 2.5 and 3.5' DISK)

4: At present, on nand flash console, it need solder wire. And no dual boot function because no 256M NAND FLASH ON E3 FLASHER.

On nor flash fat console, it need solder wire , and include dual boot function. On slim console, it no need solder wire but need solder some is easy can be done in 3min. (don't misunderstand no solder wire means no solder)

5: We will release 2 new version E3 FLASHER at the end of this month.

One is 256M nand flash on board and with CLIP, to get dual boot and no solder function. Another is same as present E3 FLASHER but with CLIP, so all nor flash console no need any solder at that time. (sure cost will higher)

6: If all go well, we will release official picture and retail price on this Wednesday !

Update: E3 Flasher is a special device to help you program NAND and NOR flash memory. It supports all electronic device like DVD/BD/PS3/WII/XBOX360/MP3/MP4/Table PC which has NAND or NOR flash memory. Below are the official specs and pricing details alongside some pictures HERE and the E3 Flasher Installation Manual, as follows:

E3 Flasher = The world's first Dual-Boot, with simple 1 key operation = Surprising Arrival!

Device features:

  • Dual Boot 3.7OFW and 3.55CFW on same PS3
  • Downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 in 5min
  • 16M NOR FLASH ON board
  • 3 save MODE, can save data in TF, NOR FLASH on board and PC HD
  • 1 KEY operation, simple is best
  • Upgradable from TF card or PC USB
  • Compatiable all device like PS3/WII/XBOX360/MP3/DVD/BD/MP4/Table PC which has NAND or NOR flash memory.
  • Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.
  • E3 flasher Limited version includes 8 accessory, suggested retail price $88 USD, total production run only 3000 units!

Q1: What's the E3 flasher Limited?

The E3 Flasher Limited is an universal programmer for all NAND/NOR flash device. It support PS3 slim console better because E3 flasher limited has 16M NOR flash memory, and with soft board to connect SLIM console easier, and also this limited version include 8 accessory like ESATA STATION. Sure it also support NAND flash console & device.

Q2: How about installation for fat and slim ps3 console?

The limited version need solder 34 wires on NAND FLASH FAT CONSOLE, it need use E3 LINKER.
The limited version need solder 50 wires on NOR FLASH FAT CONSOLE,it need use E3 LINKER.
The limited version need solder some points on NOR FLASH SLIM CONSOLE, no need any wire.

Q3: How many Harddisk we need? What function with E3 Esata Station?

As fact, you no need any extra HD because you can take out ps3 internal HD and put into E3 esata station. It will play like internal HD. Every time if you change FW, you will be required fomat and upgrade. So if you want get more function like dual boot and fast switch FW function, you need prepare another HD for another FW, just like you will get 3.7HD for 3.7FW, 3.55HD for 3.55FW, all will be regards as internet HD. With E3 esata station, the internal HD size can be MAX to 2.5T, compatiable 2.5&3.5' HD with MAX to 3G speed , and also works 4GB+ game well ,this means no need USB HD anymore.

Q4: If we will get problem with PSN if switch to 3.7?

Some guy say there has unique ID inside original PS3 NOR FLASH, so it will get problem if you choose another NOR FLASH memory. We don't think so because you can keep original PS3 NOR FLASH with 3.7OFW, so even you connect to PSN, it will find you are original, change nothing! Sure you can keep 3.55CFW on E3 NOR FLASH.

Q5: Do we need any software and PC?

No, you no need install any software, no need any PC to operation. You get all function on E3 FLASHER itsself. just press key on E3 FLASHER COVER BOARD and wait few min or few second..

Q6: If PS3 upgrade to new firmware, does E3 FLASHER works again?

We can't promise but will do best to work and provide to all free, you should trust E3DIY team.

Q7: Which version PS3 can downgrade and dual boot?

We find all FAT console works , most slim console works even include some new slim console which come with 3.56+ original FW. We find 3000X version console can program correctly but can't downgrade and dual boot, we will do best to work it out and provide to all free.

Video: PS3 E3 Flasher PSN Online Demo is Released

Video: PS3 E3 Flasher PSN Online Demo is Released

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#752 - chroncile - July 21, 2015 // 4:00 am
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Can you remove my attachment from my first post?

How come this guy says that the dump is valid for the OP of this thread?

As for the hardware components, the clip is no problem as I've added two rubber blocks on top of it so it should have enough pressure. Can a bad microsd connection cause problems? The micro sd connection on my e3 flasher is a bit wonky.

#751 - misiozol - July 21, 2015 // 3:56 am
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#750 - chroncile - July 21, 2015 // 3:51 am
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Alright well I searched the problem and found a thread with a similar problem to mine. One of the members suggested patching the dump for 3.55 downgrade and retesting it.

I did that and this time I got 0 warnings but 1 danger and the danger is ROS1: Header Filler -[DANGER] - 00000003000000060000000000

How do I fix this?

#749 - misiozol - July 21, 2015 // 3:43 am
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By reading more tutorials , using soldering instead of clip , double checking all etc.

#748 - windrider42 - July 20, 2015 // 10:32 pm
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First delete your backups from this thread. Upload them to a hosting site, and email the links to racer or someone who can verify them for you.

Anyone can obtain your info from the dump.

#747 - chroncile - July 20, 2015 // 9:20 pm
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How do I do that?

#746 - misiozol - July 20, 2015 // 2:15 pm
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Next step is to have proper dump without warnings

#745 - chroncile - July 19, 2015 // 9:06 pm
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For context here is my old thread:

I finally installed the flasher on my PS3 and I put two rubber pieces on top of the clip to apply pressure and it seems to be working. I got 3 dumps from my E3 and when I tried verifying them I got 397 oks, 2 warnings, and 42 dangers using the BwE NOR validator. I attached my dumps. Are 42 dangers ok or does that mean my PS3 can end up bricked?

What are my next steps now? I want to install Rebug 4.70.1 cobra.

#744 - dantheman12345 - February 28, 2015 // 7:12 pm
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I got the e3 flasher a while back I did 2 ps3 with no prob. It's been put a way for a bit. Now I have a ps3 that I would like to downgrade and and now it won't pick up the sd card I get 01000000 error.

I tried to format it and still not picking it up it was the same sd card I used for the other two ps3 so I know that it worked I would like to know if it would be the e3flasher it self?

I'm going to get a new sd and try it I would just like to know if there is a way to tell if the e3 is no more good (I had it back in the box it come in and didn't drop it) any help would be great. Thanks

#743 - Motautronic - January 23, 2015 // 8:25 pm
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yeah i'll be going to get an e3 flasher soon. it seems to take away a few questions i had but as i can see it introduces a few others... but the answers are put there.

i'm not 100% but i believe your going for the NOR type, i hope someone else with more experience can shed some light on this soon.