I did the CEX to DEX without proper do my research and then i tried going back to CEX and now ive bricked my machine, turn on 5 quick beeps and then off again. I dont have any dongles to get out of this so im wondering if there is a way of doin it without the dongle?
Now that i got ahold of a cheap old 3.55 console, i finally tried dex and... Well, i was highly annoyed by the long process of switching and then making a BDEMU image every single time.
Other things to keep in mind for those that think dex is almighty, is that you also need to get an external HD which doesn't have a stupid sleep mode (Good luck with the current crisis) or your games will keep taking you back straight to the XMB. Multiman also has random crashes, and there is a lot of restriction in HD access too. So yeah, it sucks. Forcing you to use an external HD to run backups is not an improvement to me.
thanks for your input mate. i am still deciding whether or not to do this myself. i already have my games on external, don't know if it has stupid sleep mode, so that doesn't bother me. i'm not really confident in doing the proccess as i don't really understand it that well and i don't have a flasher.did you find a good guide somewhere. i need the cex to dex for dummies. LOL
I did it on a 3.55 NOR Console, the first launch slim models. I would highly advise not doing it if you have one of the new models because they don't sell E3 flashers around the corner, at least not in my country. There is also another method of running old backups by using LAN, but it really is a pain in the ass, and you still need an external USB HD with the old BDEMU image method to run the NEW GAMES. I just don't see how a DEV can find all that hassle convenient, when common users just want to transfer and play. Really people, if you're not a dev or love the bother, you're not losing much, stay on CEX.
And yeah, i knew the problem had to do with the Hard drive's standby mode because i waited in-game for a few minutes so it could go into *standby mode*, and then tried to continue my game only to be welcomed with a random exit to the XMB. It goes into sleep mode after 3 or 5 minutes of IDLE, it messed up everything. It's a freaking toshiba. I knew they where crap lol, but i only bought it for testing, so i'm returning it first things monday.
BTW elser1, what brand is your external HD, is it AC powered or USB powered?