[Answered] PS3 8002F2C5 error help?
A series of awful events last night..
Model: Slim CECH-20x
I had recently updated to 4.21 Rogero and everything seemed to be going fine until games started loading slower than normal and the xmb seemed to really chug following a cold boot. So I attempted what I have successfully done before and tried to rebuild the database.
So I restarted in recovery and selected rebuild database and the PS3 froze at 0%. So I did a hard reset and when I rebooted, the hard drive data had been corrupted.
At this point, I tried formating via the PS3 which wouldn't work so I pulled the HDD, hooked it up to my computer and manually reformated via windows. Did all the checks, everything looks good with the hard drive now. > Threw it back into my PS3 and tried to run restore PS3 and was prompted to insert firmware 4.21 or greater. I first just tried reflashing 4.21 Rogero but got a 8002F2C5 error. I then went through a few other options and didn't have any success either. (421to355, 3.55Kmeaw, 3.55OFW, and 4.30Rogero)
Anyone have experience with this and have some insight into how I might be able to save my CFW? I am afraid to try and update to 4.31OFW.
Any help is much appreciated!
What you want to use is the downgrader pup that is provided with all of Rogero's recent CFW releases
Try it a few, I don't think it wants to work right off the bat