Please note if your console can't dual boot, don't upgrade this firmware.
2012 New Year gift from E3 Team
1: Fast dual boot is now available. There are no brick risk any more! (Cause the operations are done on E3 onboard NOR instead of PS3 NOR flash)
All E3 flasher limited and E3 nor flasher can operate this way, click here to download file. We're now producing 1000 more pieces of E3 flasher Limited version for those interested on dual boot.
2: E3 TBJB2CFW CHECKOFF available , the E3 flasher downgraded console can also works with TBJB2, click here to download file and enjoy new game.
Please note you still need the TBJB2 device. You can install this CFW on PS3 with recovery MODE or re-downgrade PS3 with this file, instead of STEP1 PS3UPDAT.PUP file.
3: E3 MOVE SUIT, the first third-party PS3 MOVE controller suite will be released soon, it will be fully compatible with all PS3 fat and slim, there will be many available colors, more comfortable design and more economic price to bring you a better enjoyment. You have a better choice now to add to the original accessories.
The E3 MOVE SUIT include 4 parts: E3 Navigation Controller, E3 motion controller, E3 Camera, and E3 camera stand.
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Here is an update from the E3 Team for those following along with a Slim manual in PDF format below, to quote:
Another update via e-mail is below:
We think lots of user mis-understand us, here is some clarification.
1: E3 FLASHER LIMITED still provide 11 accessory, include esata station.
2: we design e3 flasher on solder way at first, this way can get dual boot well. But later we change hardware and software design because of adding clip. so finally it’s difficult to get dual boot function on e3 flasher clip version.
3: You still can get 3.72 and 3.55 switch with 2 HDD, it need more steps than dual boot, maybe we can call it half dual boot. This way no need any solder. We will release this half dual boot way in few days, you just upgrade e3 flasher limited and get it work.
4: We are working hard to allow e3 flasher limited vesion works really dual boot, but we can’t promise now because lots of changes.
5: We upload all neccessory software and manual, you can go here to download and enjoy one key downgrade.
6: New e3 flasher should come out in few month with more fantastic function !
I don't think so in case you have the orig fw still on orig NOR/NAND on your console. To be able to block the flasher they would need a new hardware. Even the Infectus, designed in the very first days still can flash the NOR/NAND chips.