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


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100w 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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G Sus's Avatar
#40 - G Sus - 101w ago
okey so its now sprang into life and i am now playing rockstar wooooooot

stick with it guys and it seems to iron itself out if you keep trying, not sure if it was multiman or the fw but all is good now

thanks loads deank and rogero.

Lando43's Avatar
#39 - Lando43 - 101w ago
Luci_ferson, do you have a BD game disc inserted, because you need that, for all the games, Rogero says so.

G Sus's Avatar
#38 - G Sus - 101w ago
you are advised to dehash if console has been downgraded, every game i try just keeps freezing and locking me out

Lando43's Avatar
#37 - Lando43 - 101w ago
so you had spoof / psn hack installed before installing this cfw and it worked? ok then, I have a 4.11 psn fix installed when it was released and don't wanna touch it because of red screen.

boxbundy's Avatar
#36 - boxbundy - 101w ago
please can someone explain whether I need to do this dehashing thing, what version this can be installed from etc

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