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E3 Flasher for NOR Fat PlayStation 3 Console is Reviewed


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142w ago - I received my E3 Flasher a couple of hours ago from [Register or Login to view links] and here is my review.

Packaging:

The E3 flasher comes in a nice big box, it's actually bigger than I expected it to be and it contains 3 inner boxes.

The first box contains all the important stuff like the Nor flasher, main board and the cover board which connects to the pins on the main board.

The second box contains all the accessories and cables like the Esata USB cable which is not used with the E3 flasher at all and is probably for use with the PC or something like that it also contains the Esata cable which is used with the E3 flasher and the power adapter which didn't fit in my power socket because it wasn't the right shape (different region), so I had to go of and buy a power adapter converter thing so the Esata station will work.

For the accessories they included a power switch for PS3 slim users and a metal case for the main board to sit in where the HDD usually sits but a screw driver wasn't included like they mentioned.

The third box contains the Esata station and it is the biggest and heaviest box out of the three.

Installation:

I installed the E3 flasher a NOR fat PS3 (after I fixed a broken Blu-ray drive and the YLOD on it), I'll install it on a slim PS3 in a few days and tell you how it compared to installing it on the Fat PS3.

Installing the NOR flasher clip on the PS3 is the easy part, it fits on but not too well so I decided to add some sticky tape to it to hold it on so it won't break off. But then I had to find a way to connect the NOR flasher to the main board (which sat where the HDD usually is) without breaking it, I did this by slightly twisting the NOR flasher and connecting it to the main board making it look a bit like a ribbon, this way I won't damage it.

After all that I closed my PS3 like I normally would and I was done. It would have been nice if they added a guide on how to install it on a FAT PS3 the same way they had a guide on how to install for the Slim PS3 but they still added some pictures as a guide (which I have attached) so that still helped a little bit.

Downgrading:

Before I did this I had to upgrade my PS3 to 3.73 FW so it will work. Downgrading using the E3 flasher was by far the most confusing thing I've ever done with my PS3, first of all I needed to add some files (e3_downgrade.bin and update.bin) to a Micro SD card which they hadn't included. So I had to use my Micro SD card from my Nokia N97.

After following some more steps I had to put some more files onto a flash drive (UPDAT.PUP and Lv2diag.self) and then follow some more steps to downgrade (I won't go in depth because there are too many steps to mention).

I successfully downgraded my 3.73 PS3 after a very long and confusing procedure and then I installed multiMAN on it, mutliMAN and the games ran normally on it.

Overall:

I give the E3 flasher a 7/10

+ Easy to install.
+ Good packaging.
+ Smart Design.

- Confusing guides with bad English making it very confusing, would've been nice if the guides were in better English or better yet if they made a video. (Download the downgrade guide to see what I mean)
- No Micro SD included.

If you can find this product for around $50 and want to downgrade I suggest you buy it, hopefully there will be more guides on how to use the E3 flasher so more people like me won't be so confused.

Below are the pictures of the product, the ones with E3-tech on it are from the guide on how to install it on a fat PS3 and the rest are my pictures. I'm sorry I didn't take pictures of me installing it on the motherboard (I kind of forgot), I will next time I install it on my PS3 slim.

Also big thanks to LighTake.com, I got my E3 flasher shipped to me from Hong Kong to Australia within 4 days which was actually pretty fast.




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solidtudor's Avatar
#672 - solidtudor - 29w ago
Is it possible to dump and modify the NOR with Super Slim 4xxx series? I have a E3 NOR flasher and was wondering if it is possible to install Habib 4.53 CFW or any other CFRW on it if I modify the NOR flash first.

I have used E3 flasher to install CFW on OFW ps3 before.

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#671 - PS3 News - 30w ago
2013-12-24

Merry Xmas ! E3 OS 1.31 and E3 Manager 1.01 update released. The new version further enhances E3 ODE PRO stability and solve some of the games background can not display correctly in E3 Manager.

圣诞快乐 ! E3 OS 1.31 及E3 Manager 1.01 更新发布。新版本进一步增强E3 ODE PRO稳定性及解决E3 Manager部分游戏背景无法正常显示问题 .


Update: E3 OS 1.38 released, adds support for Blu-ray movie ISO

Download: E3 OS v1.38

A new firmware release from E3 ODE, reported to now support Blu-ray movie ISOs.

To quote: 2014 Happy New Year and good luck! Here, E3TEAM sincere thanks to each user's trust and support. Because of you, E3TEAM can continue to progress and innovation. Because of you, E3TEAM will work harder to forge ahead in 2014 to release more new features and products, feedback to every E3 user.

Meanwhile, E3 OS 1.38 was released, it adds support for Blu-ray movie ISO. All users can upgrade to 1.38 and watch HD movies fluently (the way which select Blu ray movies ISO is same as select game).

sdw100's Avatar
#670 - sdw100 - 30w ago
so i know how to dump patch reflash but i'm not much aware on the FSM method but want to learn incase ever needed can some be able to explain which e3_downgrade.bin to use with md5 as i have 2 ov them 1 is a dated version 12.03 and the other is a bd fix i think?

Also why is this necessary and do you patch the bkpos3 to 3.55 in order for this process. Any clarification on this would be great.

Regards
Sdw

PS3 News's Avatar
#669 - PS3 News - 37w ago
Below is another update on the E3 Manager for E3 ODE Pro which will be released soon.

The E3 Team shared a short Video they produced showing off the fact the E3 Manager is coming. Basically it looks like they figured out how to copy the way Cobra ODE v1.6 works, which I heard in the grapevine that 3k3y team is also looking at offering the same type of 'ISO Management' options as Cobra originally started:

2013-11-05

We are pleased to announce that E3 Manager for E3 ODE PRO will be released soon.

E3 Manager will give the user a variety of styles of operation and brilliant dazzling theme background. Of course, like simple -to-use user can still use E3 OS for normal operation.

Here is E3 Manager demo video, the official version released soon.





E3 Pro ODE

2013-11-10

We are pleased to announce that E3 ODE PRO works on the new super slim PS3 42XX console perfectly. We are pleased to inform you that E3 ODE PRO in the latest PS3 42XX series of ultra-thin machine worked perfectly.

2013-11-15

New videos of E3 ODE PRO are available.

E3 Ode Pro 1.2 PS3 Ultra Slim 4k





E3 video Ode Pro 1.2 Ultra Slim PS3 by riderfou

Presentation of the operation of the chip PS3 E3 PRO ODE of Team E3. The chip E3 ode Pro allows playback of games in iso format, stored on a USB hard drive or USB flash drive support. No reboot of the PS3 as the video shows E3 Pro. The installation, however, requires an adapter QSB soldering on the motherboard of the PS3 Slim 2k5, 3k and 4k. PS3 Fat and PS3 Slim 2k are not snuff in charge because they are Downgradable CFW in via the E3 Flasher for NOR flash memory.

Recall the specifics of the E3 Ode:

  • No Eject and enter game automatically
  • No restart game and enter Automatically
  • Works on slim console include 25xx, 3xxx and 4xxx.
  • Easy upgrade and easy use.
  • Homebrew supported
  • High quality

Some pictures of the installation E3 ode pro 1.23

  • Ultra Slim PS3 disassembled
  • The chip, the ribbon cables, the qsb, cable power supply and USB port for connecting the USB media
  • E3 ode pro 1.2
  • The welds pretty qsb E3, is not it? yes
  • E3 adapter ode pro
  • Nice leds operation of the chip!
  • E3 chip ode pro
  • The chip in its place in the Ultra Slim PS3 4k

2013-11-23

The much anticipated E3 Manager is now available. In addition to bringing users a new operating experience and visual enjoyment, the unique custom features of E3 ico and background will bring more fun. The user need update E3 OS to 1.3 version to support E3 Manager.

Numerous E3 ODE PRO user awaited E3 Manager officially released. In addition to bringing users a new operating experience and visual enjoyment, E3 Manager icon background unique custom features E3 will bring players more fun. Users only need to upgrade the E3 OS 1.3 to support E3 Manager.

Download:


Mantagtj's Avatar
#668 - Mantagtj - 39w ago
yep your nor clip is loose and I use a couple of pennies as i am in England PMSL, but seriously this is the most common problem with the E3 Flasher, the amount of times I have had to take the board apart to make sure the clip is installed properly, especially as the dyn-001 boards I seem to always flash have small resistors either side of the Nor !

Once you have solved this problem, that is the main thing you EVER seem to face, oh cept putting the sd card in properly as its a right pain in the rear. Good Luck Buddy,

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