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PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.4 is Released, 3D TV Bug Fixed and More

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109w ago - Following version 1.3, PlayStation 3 developer HDMadness returns this weekend with PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.4 which fixes a bug on some 3D TVs and more as detailed below!

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Changes from the included Release Notes:

ErmaC 4.30 CFW v1.4

  • 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
  • PSN enabled
  • Cinavia protection disabled
  • No Demo Mode/kiosk fw messages when using you PS3*
  • XMB fully optimized with fast access in-game or not so you can have the best
    performance with your console

Changes since 1.3:

  • Another round of small bug fixes, including the bug that was detected with some 3D TVs
    that were not recognized as such when using cfw 4.30
  • A few more cosmetic changes

*If you still want to use PSHome please install 'PSHome_ErmaC_4.30_CFW.pkg' included in the package

#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 ofw or cfw to install ErmaC CFW. Please downgrade using the proper procedures (999 downgrader from Rebug team is the best option) 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!

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#38 - BluRay - 111w ago
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Wow, perhaps he's the real deal then. While I preffer to stay on 3.55.2 Rebug, I like testing those 3.55+ CFWs, so I might give his fixed version a try.

#37 - PS3 News - 111w ago
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OK I received a brief update from HDMadness stating he will release a new version tomorrow (later today I imagine) that includes the XMB bug fix and also the PS Home aka Demo Mode bug (which exists because all PS3 4.30 CFW's use some icons from Kiosk FW for stability purposes) fix.

According to him the Rogero 4.30 also shares the same bug, and the work-around for it also works with PS3 ErmaC 4.30 CFW but he is working on fixing it and replacing the icons with the proper ones without breaking stability for a future version as well.

He also stated that Rogero's has a few issues not present in ErmaC... one being that the lv0 chain is broken (possibly by taking pieces of E3 CFW) which results in the incapacity of formatting the PS3 HDD using his CFW, noting that if you do it using a NOR PS3 you'll end up with a semi-brick.

Finally, I asked him if he can include a changelog with his next release so we can see what the changes are and so on, this way testers can confirm what is added, fixed, new etc.

As mentioned previously, it will be great if we have more choices than only E3 and Rogero CFW as options... especially as HDMadness seems willing to work with the community here at PS3 News using our feedback and so on to improve it.

#36 - bitsbubba - 111w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Luci ferson View Post
since all 4.30cfw has the same glitches and bugs regardless of rogero e3 or emac , I assume they are all taken from the same base and they are all just the same firmware in different skins (coldboots).

nope if you want to know the answer to that ask Deank as he had to add separate options for either/or CFW so yea/no they are not exactly the same

#35 - d875j - 111w ago
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doesn't install on 4.30 ofw confirmed.

#34 - G Sus - 111w ago
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since all 4.30cfw has the same glitches and bugs regardless of rogero e3 or emac , I assume they are all taken from the same base and they are all just the same firmware in different skins (coldboots).


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