58w ago - Today the E3 Team announced they (and likely several other teams) will be releasing a PS3 CFW v4.30 for 'free' soon (since the PS3 LV0 / Bootldr / Appldr Keys etc are in the wild) with their own Game Manager as well.
Update #2: An anonymous user called Soon has shared PS3 LV0 for 4.30 / 4.25 and LV2 of 4.21 decrypted, and with his LV0 4.25, LV2 4.25 and LV0 4.30 dumped & decrypted (below) and states that the E3 CFW should not be installed.
To quote (via consolecrunch.com/lv0-4-25-lv2-4-25-and-lv0-4-30-dumped-decrypted/) are: Ok guys let's take a big step there is the lv0 4.25 decrypted (elf) you should able to find the keys for the lv2/lv1/appldr
Boot Loader SE Version 4.2.5 (Build ID: 4859,49406, .Build Date: 2012-09-10_13:48 :01)..SDK Version
And here's some cool info:
The people WHO don't have the E3 don't install the cfw 4.30 it lock you to 4.30 and you can go back to older firmware without e3
The E3 team patch the Lv0 of the 4.30 and i saw no really good things about it... careful seriously
Ok let's give more stuff after the Lv0 4.25 decrypted, the LV2 dump 4.21, here the LV0 4.30 decrypted too
Again i recommend to not install the E3 4.30 firmware they lock you and they patched the LV0 badly that to force you to use the E3 product in the future
Additional Information: The files are said to contain..
Boot Loader SE Version 4.2.5 ...(Build ID: 4859,49406, .Build Date: 2012-09-10_13:48 :01)........SDK Version
Boot Loader SE Version 4.3.0 ...(Build ID: 4878,49489, .Build Date: 2012-10-17_17:48 :21)........SDK Version
PS3 4.30 VSH.self Decrypted (from above) by PatrickBatman details, as follows:
4.30 VSH.elf - Old way to patch vsh.self was... Dont know this still applies:
patch 8byte in vsh.self for reActPSN==========================================
version addr old data new data function
3.55retail 0x30b230 4b cf 5b 45 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed allow unsigned act.dat *.rif
3.55retail 0x30ac90 48 31 b4 65 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed act.dat missing after reboot
3.55debug 0×312308 4b ce ea 6d -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed allow unsigned act.dat *.rif
3.55debug 0x311d68 48 31 b7 d5 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed act.dat missing after reboot
3.41retail 0x305dc4 4b cf af b1 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed allow unsigned act.dat *.rif
3.41retail 0×305824 48 31 43 ad -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed act.dat missing after reboot
3.41debug 0x30cedc 4b cf 3e 99 -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed allow unsigned act.dat *.rif
3.41debug 0x30c93c 48 31 47 1d -> 38 60 00 00 // fixed act.dat missing after reboot
Patch vsh.self by youself for new CFW
copy /dev_blind/vsh/module/vsh.self to d:/vsh/vsh.self.0
unself vsh.self.0 vsh.self.elf
if *(addr)==old data then *(addr)=new data
only 2 addr, 8byte data fixed in one vsh.self.elf
self_rebuilder vsh.self.elf vsh.self vsh.self.0
copy vsh.self to /dev_blind/vsh/module/vsh.self
Update: From their page: 2012-10-28
The E3TEAM has released the latest E3 CFW4.30 for free. The bricking issue has been improved. Just download here (Mirror / Mirror #2) and enjoy. (Pass is www.e3-tech.net)
Here we mention to E3 flasher users that you do not need to solder a wire to use the latest upgrade.bin file to unbrick a console.
You still need to be on CFW v3.55 or OFW v3.55 to install this new CFW v4.30 from the E3 Team.
It is best if downgrading to follow the normal steps and dehashing like with Rogero just to be sure of no bricks.
E3 will be releasing an upgraded E3 Flasher 'update.bin' (firmware) to handle direct downgrading to CFW v4.30. (Beware: Their hardware required, just one of many strings now disclosed)
From their page (now removed as they claim they weren't ready yet ): 2012-10-26
1: E3TEAM released the latest E3 CFW4.30 free, it's improved the brick problem. We will release the new game manager if none brick matter happen. Just download here (dead link now) and enjoy. (PASS is www.e3-tech.net)
Here we mention E3 flasher user that you needn't solder wire with latest upgrade.bin file to unbrick console.
From IRC comes some common sense: [+impacted] wow, one step solution for e3, release a cfw, brick a few consoles, sell a few flashers
Not sure why anyone would want to use a for-profit commercial company's free "bait" (with undisclosed strings attached) PS3 CFW and Game Manager (likely 'locked' to their CFW) over a truly free and open-source PS3 scene one though, as they could pwn, brick and lock your PlayStation 3 console at any time and you would be at their financial mercy to get it fixed, updated, etc similar to how people didn't fall for the recent BlueDisk CFW scheme.
If they truly wanted to help the PlayStation 3 scene they would simply release updated PS3 MFW scripts so people could make their own PS3 4.30 Custom Firmware without the need to worry about hidden DRM bundled in or downloading 170+MB files.
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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:
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
Its suppose to all light up at once. And when it disappears it means the update was taken. As for the sequence of blinking lights, it's because your nor clip is loose. Tape a couple nickels on the back to keep it tight with the board.
Because of wrong operation of E3 ODE PRO, user update PS3 official firmware fail, and turn into upgrade cycle. This problem happened because user not turn E3 ODE PRO into the correct PS3 BD DRIVE MODE. Now user can turn the E3 ODE PRO into PS3 BD DRIVE mode for fix this problem even can't start PS3 correctly.
The select mode on PS3 menu is not same for Europe and Asia console. The Europe user should Press X but not Press O to choose from E3 OS. We are sorry take inconvenient for those user, we will fix it in the next update of E3 OS.
After the hard work of the last few weeks , the E3 OS v1.23 is now available for download.
The important feature of this update is:
1: One update program for all slim console now
2: E3 ODE PRO mode and PS3 BD DRIVE mode is easier to switch
3: More stability and faster speed.
The new user manual v1.23 is also updated.
More boot disc type is supported by E3 ODE PRO, user can download the keys file and follow the instruction.