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E3 Flasher for NOR Fat PlayStation 3 Console is Reviewed


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151w 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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RetroA's Avatar
#674 - RetroA - 32w ago
how do i downgrade ps3 4.55 with e3 flasher... my ps3 is slim and model number is cech-2501b??

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#673 - PS3 News - 32w ago
2014-02-06: E3 ODE Pro Update

We get feedback, after updating to 4.55, the 4K console does not work properly with E3 ODE PRO. E3TEAM are verifying this issue and will publish notice as soon as possible. We propose that 4K console user temporarily don't upgrade firmware 4.55 (Other models have not been a problem with feedback).

Update: E3 team posted they found a solution to the new authentication on 4.55, as follows in broken English:

2014-02-10: Am glad to tell you , using the latest exclusive technology, we have successfully bypassed the latest 4.55 ODE authentication mechanism. E3TEAM are working around the clock , this feature additions to the E3 ODE PRO, please wait patiently. In addition, we noticed some forums irresponsible words, which we strongly suggest , E3TEAM fully grasp all the core technology of PS3 ODE, we will update the unique new features for the benefit of the E3 users.

2014-02-12: E3 ODE Pro, the world's first PS3 ODE supports 4K 4.55 demo video released. We can know from the video, boot disc game and the actual running game is different game (boot disc game is call of duty: world at war,the actual running game is soul calibur 4).

Furthermore , E3TEAM master a variety of methods to bypass 4.55 verify ODE. The demonstration strong comeback against E3TEAM malicious slander guess. E3TEAM strong technical strength once again proved E3 ODE PRO as the world's first PS3 ODE not Langdexuming. We are urgent to debug E3 OS 2.0, all E3 ODE PRO user is about to usher the revolutionary new features in 1-2 weeks ! (include 4k 4.55 supports).

Meanwhile, the special USB harddisk adaptor of E3 ODE Pro released, Its main functions are:

1. Full metal case, better heat dissipation, more stable performance
2. Free sleep function, games run more smoothly
3. USB3.0/2.0 interface,fast transmission speed to 450M/S
4. Support SATA3 3.5/2.5 harddisk, the maximum capacity of up to 3TB

E3 ODE Pro on 4K 4.55

Video: [Register or Login to view links]

Here is a google translation: In order to meet the urgent needs of some E3 users, E3TEAM suspend other work, expedited launched E3 OS 2.0BETA version, only 4K 4.55 user testing. Other users please be patient E3 E3 OS 2.0 official version launch. Meanwhile, due to the 4K 4.55 delay progress in the development of new features, E3TEAM expressed extreme regret.

To prevent other users mistakenly E3 OS 2.0B, the upgrade process has been encrypted, there is a demand for user help.e3 at gmail. Please email to get the password.





Their update is just for 4k users... in order to you use it you have to email them and ask for the password... That was what I understood.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2)

solidtudor's Avatar
#672 - solidtudor - 38w 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 - 39w 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 - 39w 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

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