hey guy i'm new to ps3 cfw scene so just to clarify to update to this cfw i have to downgrade to either 3.55 cfw or 3.55 ofw, and also anyone know if this one actually works any better than the other two cfw as i dont want to mess my ps3 up.
Davidh124: Hardware flashers can be very complex for end users with no soldering skills, my best advice is, do some search on your own. If you're uncapable of doing that then you shouldn't be getting a flasher in the first place, most things already have been answered in this forum, learn the basics first before considering getting one. If you feel like you can't do It yourself, there are people go can do the service for you, thats a cheaper and safer alternative.
merlin667: 30 minutes? It takes 3 minutes to install a new FW...
OK here is another update: HDMadness sent me the next version ErmaC 4.30 CFW 1.1 but asked if someone else here with a flasher can test it first before I post the link on the forum as his normal beta testers are unavailable at the moment.
If anyone with a flasher is interested in helping us out, reply and I will PM ya the link to give a whirl! It should have the XMB bug and other small bugs fixed now according to him
Update: It has now been tested, and he is going to release it tomorrow he said.
UPDATE : After spending 2 days trying to recover data from the hardrive (unsuccessfully) I have connected a second 1tb harddrive to the ps3 and loaded games back onto it. (original HD is working again. but didn't want to use it) All was working fine. I then played a few games and all was still working fine.
then i played assassins creed 3 (backed up from disk) , all was still working perfectly although boot times was slow in this one. i turned off my ps3 and watched red Dwarf (comedy tv show) when i turned my ps3 back on, harddrive not detected i connected harddrive to pc again to see what going on, and the MBR is missing again.
2 separate harddrives , same problem , same ps3. conclusion. my ps3 is destroying MBR of Harddisks.
Ps3 slim 500gig int. 1tb ext. E3 4.30 CFW. Is this problem caused by the broken Lv0 chain that HDMadness is refering too, and has anyone else had any problems similar?
Also note.. A lot of ofw bricks are due to poor routers dropping connection during an update, ie unstable wireless network.
maybe someone already posted about it but if people are NOT checking the MD5 checksum of those CFW and flash away... dude.. seriously? lol
anyways... a nifty little freeware app "HashTab" is the easiest of all, install it and rightclick on any FILE e.g the CFW and check the "Checksums" tab on top, never a corrupt file install this way: implbits.com/hashtab.aspx
Several days ago we received word from a PlayStation 3 developer known as HDMadness of his PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.0 Custom Firmware, which has since been tested, updated again and retested and now on version 1.1 with several bug fixes and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinavia protection disabled for those with PS3 Hardware Flashers only.
Warning: Although tested, it is still advised that only users with PlayStation 3 Hardware Flashers attempt to install this PS3 Custom Firmware or you may end up bricking your PS3 console!