29w ago - Following up on his PS3 Brick-Recovery Procedure, today PlayStation 3 scene developer Rogero has updated his PS3 4.21 Custom Firmware to Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 which he hopes is brick-free now yet doesn't appear to be.
Compatibility problem with some Slim models (CECH-25xx) is now fully fixed.
XMB Icons problem from in-game PS button is now fixed.
Loading games from App_home Icon is now fixed.
Many other fixes from version 1.00 for a better performance and added stability.
It was tested by hundreds of testers on all PS3 models (FAT & Slim) and no problems were encountered.
It can run games signed with Keys up to version 4.21 without any Eboot/Sprx patching needed
Games can be loaded from Disc Icon (with Original game in BD) and from app_home (Disc-less, but not all games).
Current 3.55 homebrew applications can't be loaded on this CFW, applications must be re-signed properly for FW4.21.
1- This CFW doesn't have LV1 checks disabled and can't be installed on Downgraded PS3 consoles unless you have Dehashed/Reset Syscon Properly (if you're not sure about your PS3, Dehash it anyway to avoid any risk) Link: Dehashing Tutorial (scroll down)
2- Always make a NOR/Nand dump using multiMAN or memdump before installing any CFW to have a recovery backup in case of any bricks. Having a valid NOR/Nand dump is an essential step before upgrading, because you will always have a way to recover (using hardware flashers) when you have a valid dump.
** A Hardware Flasher alone without a valid dump cannot fix your bricked PS3 **
3- The QA flag must be always Enabled on your PS3 for safer upgrading/downgrading operations. Link: toggle_qa.pkg
4- Always use the Recovery Menu while installing this CFW to avoid possible bricks (XMB update works, but Recovery Menu is safer).
6- Please Check the MD5 of the downloaded PUP file before installing any CFW to avoid possible bricks.
7- DO NOT HAVE DISC IN PS3 WHEN UPDATING FIRMWARES.. As the PS3 will take the UPDATE from the DISC First.
8- You need to already be on 3.55 to install this. Installing from any firmware other than 3.55 will simply not work
Downgrading back to 3.55 is always possible using the following steps:
Note: Guys... after updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to CFW4.21 v1.09 make sure to delete the GameData of any game that stopped to work now on v1.09 (due to the spoof 4.25 being removed, previous GameData should be deleted and reinstalled again so the game can load properly)
I've already tested the Rogero v1.09, NO BRICKS. I've tested it on the same 3 PS3s that had bricked on the v1.00 version before. Enjoy!
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I must have gotten extremely lucky myself. I flashed it from Kmeaw 3.55 in the XMB and forgot I had a 4.25 spoofer installed and active. Hence why I'm currently running CFW 4.21 and reading 4.25. If I uninstall the spoofer will it deactivate it?
i've bricked a console too, it feels awful, sorry yours went. i was lucky last time too cos it was only semi brick and was rescuable with an e3. 2 weeks with no ps3 was a nightmare though. hope you manage to get a flasher sorted and rescue yours