The blue light should not get off. If console booted the blue leds still should alternate all the time if i recall right. Try to fix the nor clip with a bit of tape. My problem with the E3 was that i don't get any good valid dump with it. And if you plan to update the progskeet using a usb cable BE HIGHLY careful with unplugin it after or unplug it after the console is turned off.
I bricked my slim in case of i touched the unlock switch douring unpluging the usb cable while the console runs.
I feel such a fool, I've taken a harder look up at the e3 and the Micro SD card was fully attached, you need to slid the connector forward then insert the SD card. The 2nd blue light is reporting that it can't see the SD card. I'm going to try again and i'll let everybody know how I get on.
things seems to be progressing (but not to sure in the right direction)
I have the following kit:
E3 Nor flasher (4 part, not the limited version)
8GB micro SD (Formatted FAT32)
USB HDD (Formatted FAT32)
I followed the this tutorial and all went great (after I realised the Micro SD wasn't in correct).
I did the following:
1. copied the update.bin (regular not dual boot) to the SD card. I have switches 1 & 2 down all the others update. Restarted the PS3. It works ok
2. Copied e3_downgrade.bin to the sd card, I have switch 3 up or others down. I performed the backup this took approx 10mins.
the tutorial says that I need the E3 card reader, which I don't have. Do i need to get one or can I use the equipment I already have.
Thanks in advance
Last edited by tobytyke1972; 04-06-2012 at 08:39 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost
you can use any old type downgrade dongle which puts the console into factory service mode. i use PS3Key, but there were lots of original jailbreak clones which could be reprogrammed with the downgrade files
Also please make sure that you have a valid dump of your flash importend are bootloader, metldr and eEID cause thoes files are encrypted with your per_console_key_0 and there derivation and cant be recovered if your dump is missing them. Also make sure you have cvtrm along with cISD in case of thoes both have console specific informations. The other files can be used of a donor dump but not this listed here.
Thanks for the advice everybody, I will get my dongle setup and finish off my downgrading today. Hopefully everything will be successful.
I setup my dongle (AT90USB162). I used flip to apply the payload. Then i placed it in the right hand USB port (nearest the CD). I then restarted by PS3 by pressing start then eject. I got the double beeps but no video. But all that seems to happen is the PS3 accesses the HDD for about 30secs then it powers down.
Does anybody have any advice?
Last edited by tobytyke1972; 04-07-2012 at 08:30 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost
thats right, you need to place the Lv2diag.self & the PS3UPDAT.pup from the e3 tech site onto a USB then it will begin the downgrade then you use Lv2diag.self from the second directory to take the console out of factory service mode.