57w ago - Following up on his previous update, today HDMadness has released PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.2 which includes improved XMB Stability and he is pleased to confirm no PlayStation 3 flashers are necessary from this release onward.
Below are the details, to quote: Hello m8, New version released, we can now leave the flashers alone...
More Stable than any other 4.30 CFW out there
(Tested with numerous PS3, slim and phat models)
Can run games with the latest updates signed with Keys up to 4.30 without any patching needed
Cinavia protection disabled
Changes since 1.1:
Some small bugs fixed (XMB oriented)
Removed some icons from XMB (they were not needed and helped improving XMB stability), including PSHome. No more "demo mode", if you still want to use PSHome please install 'PSHome_ErmaC_4.30_CFW.pkg' included in the package
A few cosmetic changes
*This CFW will not brick your PS3 System or Harddrive if you install it properly. Use it with caution, the author of this CFW will not be held responsible for any damage that may be caused to your system.
You need to be on 3.55 cfw or ofw to install ErmaC CFW. Please downgrade using the proper procedures and after downgrading please install and run 'toggle_qa.pkg' on your PS3 before upgrading again to the new version.
Use exactly the same precautions on upgrading/downgrading used on other CFWs to avoid any complication. Enjoy!
*Thanks to PS3News.com for their continued support.
Finally, below is a demo video from the last release in action for those who missed it.
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couple of things. first, yes, i would get at least v4.xx of multiman. second, make sure you make 3-4 NAND/NOR dumps, and verify file sizes (tuck it away on your pc HDD after).
next, this guide should help with qa_toggle and dehashing (recommended)
3rd, from what i've been told, DO NOT have a disc in the system when trying to update the firmware, since it will wanna pul the firmware from the disc first (don't know if it holds true or not though, but better safe than sorry) and last, make sure you install from recovery mode.
I've been using Ermac for a few days now, and everything seems to be running smooth. On a side note, is sony still dropping the ban hammer on people with 4.30CFW?
oh, i almost forgot. to make a NAND/NOR backup, go to mmOS, select any file, then hit (start? whatever it is for the hex viewer, it says at the bottom), select no twice, and then yes to backup FLASH.
haven't messed with cfw for some time. just updated from kmeaw 3.55 to ermac 4.30 1.4. did qa toggle to recovery to update. it seems nothing will boot exept multiman. also ps3 freezes when loading a game or returning to xmb. not sure if i updated wrong or something else is up.