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Rogero CEX 4.30 CFW v1.00 PS3 Custom Firmware is Released


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99w ago - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Rogero has released Rogero CEX 4.30 CFW v1.00 PS3 Custom Firmware alongside a multiMAN v04.08.01 and Showtime 04.01.208 update bundled in.

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To quote: This is a 4.30 Triple Pack that contains : Rogero CEX-4.30 v1.00 + multiMAN ver 04.08.01 + Showtime 04.01.208.

MD5: 7ADF524594D46EF669F4C64E07462631 - This matches the patched release
MD5: 7ef38c26482465b939a8ab5e960f165c - This matches the unpatched release (initial PUP with "PS3~dev_blind.zip" patch)
Size: 192 MB (201,435,915 bytes)

MD5 (Unpatched): 7ef38c26482465b939a8ab5e960f165c / Size : 192 MB (201,435,915 bytes)
MD5 (Patched): 7ADF524594D46EF669F4C64E07462631 / Size : 192 MB (201,449,472 bytes)

This CFW was tested on most PS3 Models by different testers and no problems were encountered. But as any CFW release you must install it with caution and by following proper instructions, No one will be held responsible for any damage caused.

  • For details about Updating from CFW3.55/4.21 to CFW4.30 Please read the Update Guide below
  • For details about Downgrading back to CFW/OFW3.55 Please read the Downgrade Guide below
  • For details about Recovering from a Brick please check this thread: Brick-Recovery Procedure from CFW4.21 back to CFW3.55

Rogero CEX-4.30 v1.00 Details

  • Compatibility problem with some PS3 models is now fully fixed.
  • XMB Icons problem from in-game PS button is now fixed.
  • PSN/SEN access is available as long as the current "passphrase" still the same.
  • Loading games from App_home Icon is now fixed.
  • 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 4.30 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 FW4.21/4.30

ATTENTION:

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

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 may not fix your bricked PS3 **

3- The QA flag must be always Enabled on your PS3 for safer upgrading/downgrading operations. Link: [Register or Login to view links]

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:

  • Download the Downgrader PUP: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]
    Size 176MB (184,595,263 bytes) MD5: 49d80e07fc1f5ca1b0840e02e94635db
  • Rename the downloaded file to "PS3UPDAT.PUP" and put it on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP"
  • While on Rogero CFW4.30, go to System Update from XMB and install the Downgrader PUP.
  • After the Downgrader PUP installs you'll be on a hybrid CFW3.55 that will still shows ver4.21/4.30 from system settings.

Enable QA flag by following these steps:

1- Download the Rebug QA_Toggle package from here: [Register or Login to view links]
2- Put the "toggle_qa.pkg" on USB and Install it on the PS3.
3- Run the "Rebug Toggle QA" from XMB, the screen will go Black and you will see HDD Led activity then if all went fine you will hear 2 or 3 Beeps and the PS3 will Restart back to XMB.
4- If you want to make sure QA flag was set, go to "Network Settings" then apply the following key combo (all at the same time):

L1 + L2 + L3 (press left stick) + R1 + R2 + dpad_down

You should see Edy Viewer, Debug Settings, and Install Package Files if done correctly.

  • Now put "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP" Link: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Start the PS3 into Recovery Menu and install "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" (from Recovery Menu, this is important)
  • Once you're back on Rogero CFW3.55 v3.7 Start the PS3 into Recovery Menu and install any CFW 3.55/4.21/4.30.

Useful Hint: you can simply use CondorStrike's Updater package from XMB to enter Recovery Menu directly from XMB without going through several restart/shutdown sequences. Link: [Register or Login to view links]





Updating from CFW3.55/4.21 to the CFW4.30 v1.00 should be done using the following steps:

1- Proper Way (CFW4.21 --> CFW3.55 --> CFW4.30)

  • Downgrade back to ver3.55 using the guide above.
  • Once on Rogero CEX3.55 v3.7 you can update again from Recovery Menu into the new CFW4.30 v1.00.

2- Alternative Way #1 (CFW4.21 --> XMB Update --> CFW4.30)

  • You can try updating from CFW4.21 to CFW4.30 v1.00 from XMB by using the "System Update --> Update via Storage Media".
  • If it didn't work, then you'll have to use the Alternative Way #2.

3- Alternative Way #2 (CFW4.21 --> Recovery Menu --> CFW4.30)

  • You can try updating from CFW4.21 to CFW4.30 v1.00 from Recovery Mode.
  • If it didn't work, then you'll have to use the first Proper Way (CFW4.21 --> CFW3.55 --> CFW4.30)

Changing/Upgrading the HDD while on Rogero CFW4.30 should be done using the following steps:

  • Download the Downgrader PUP: [Register or Login to view links] Link: [Register or Login to view links] Size 176MB (184,595,263 bytes) MD5: 49d80e07fc1f5ca1b0840e02e94635db
  • Rename the downloaded file to "PS3UPDAT.PUP" and put it on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP"
  • Swap the current HDD with the New HDD, Turn the PS3 on, follow screen instructions and let it install the Downgrader CFW.
  • After the Downgrader CFW installs you'll be on a hybrid CFW3.55 that will still shows ver4.21 from system settings.

Enable QA flag by following these steps:

1- Download the Rebug QA_Toggle package from here: [Register or Login to view links]
2- Put the "toggle_qa.pkg" on USB and Install it on the PS3.
3- Run the "Rebug Toggle QA" from XMB, the screen will go Black and you will see HDD Led activity then if all went fine you will hear 2 or 3 Beeps and the PS3 will Restart back to XMB.
4- If you want to make sure QA flag was set, go to "Network Settings" then apply the following key combo (all at the same time):

L1 + L2 + L3 (press left stick) + R1 + R2 + dpad_down

You should see Edy Viewer, Debug Settings, and Install Package Files if done correctly.

  • Now put "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP" Link: [Register or Login to view links]
  • Start the PS3 into Recovery Menu and install "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" (from Recovery Menu, this is important)
  • Once you're back on Rogero CFW3.55 v3.7 Start the PS3 into Recovery Menu and install any CFW 3.55/4.21/4.30.

Useful Hint: you can simply use CondorStrike's Updater package from XMB to enter Recovery Menu directly from XMB without going through several restart/shutdown sequences. Link: [Register or Login to view links]








Credits to:

  • PS3 Dev Wiki for the valuable and always up-to-date source of information.
  • Deank for his continuous efforts on Multiman and many other PS3 tools/fixes.
  • Tortuga-cove staff for the support forum.
  • Andoma for his work on his excellent Showtime Media Player.
  • All the Beta-Testers and all Tortuga-Cove members for their support and patience.




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james194zt's Avatar
#295 - james194zt - 99w ago
I think people need to understand there is no change at the moment with regards to who can use this, if you are on 3.55 then make sure you have run toggle_qa to rehash your SYSCON just to make sure before using this (even if you didn't downgrade). I was on Rogero 3.7 and it worked a treat after using toggle_qa as I had originally downgraded (I always do this after downgrading which I have done on mine several times).

If you are on 3.6+ and have never been able to run 3.55 because your Playstation is to new, this has not changed overnight and at present you are stuck (model numbers above 2500 and certain 2500 versions).

If you are on 3.6+ but your PS3 has been on a lower firmware in the past then you will need a flasher (E3, Progskeet) and a downgrade dongle. You then need to downgrade, run toggle_qa, go back to 3.55 OFW and then upgrade to 4.21. Ensure you have quadruple checked your flash dumps BEFORE you doing anything, even use the forums/IRC to get one of the devs to check it if you are unsure.

That is it! hope it helps as I keep seeing people asking "can i use this" type questions, PS3 wiki has a list of PS3 model numbers that can be downgraded so have a quick look there.

Hopefully one day the guys with PS3 versions that can not be downgraded will get there wish and get CFW but it is not there yet!

Hope it helps

G Sus's Avatar
#294 - G Sus - 99w ago
your understanding is correct. as for will there ever be a cfw for people above 3.55ofw its all just guess work, i'd say eventually yes there will, soon , then who knows

joekrow's Avatar
#293 - joekrow - 99w ago
I would like to know if there would be a Jailbreak for those of us who are one OFW 4.1 Ever? Bcos to my understanding about this CFW, You need to be on 3.55 to be able to use this

G Sus's Avatar
#292 - G Sus - 99w ago
you can't downgrade like that if your on ofw 4.20 you need a hardware flasher to downgrade

Crimor's Avatar
#291 - Crimor - 99w ago
I'm currently on 4.20, would the 4.25 downgrader work for that or would I have to find a 4.25eu OFW to use it?

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