oh, I did not understand this part) I understand that FW (4.50) can't be kept on the hard drive as it'll be deleted during the formatting.. does that mean it's kept in another place we don't have access to? is it some kind of flash memory or smth (as I understood)?
I mean is it possible to find out whether your ps3 is nand or nor (letters nand and nor mean absolutely nothing to me, huh)?
anyway, I think whether it nand or nor, it' better to restore ps3 system)
oh, and also, does full formatting make the same effect as rebuilding the database? I mean, do I still need to rebuild the db after formatting is complete? thanks
update: found this table about the consoles' types. mine is cech 3008b so it's NOR type.. what's that mean, I can't get it.