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Grand Slam Tennis 2 & Silent Hill Downpour PS3 CFW 3.55 Fixes Out


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117w ago - Following up on their previous release, today the E3 Team have made available PS3 CFW 3.55 EBOOT fixes for Grand Slam Tennis 2 (DiscID: BLES00709) and Silent Hill Downpour (DiscID: BLUS30565) for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users.

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Release names and some details on each PS3 title for those interested as follows:

  • [Grand.Slam.Tennis.2][BLES00709][E3MOD] - Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a tennis video game, developed by EA Canada, it was released for the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 on February 10, 2012 in Europe and February 14, 2012 in North America. A downloadable demo was released on January 10th for both platforms. It is the sequel to Grand Slam Tennis.


  • [Silent.Hill.Downpour][BLUS30565][E3MOD] - Silent Hill: Downpour is a 2012 survival horror video game developed by Vatra Games and published by Konami Digital Entertainment. The game is the eighth installment in the Silent Hill video game series and was released for the PlayStation 3 and the XBox 360 on March 13, 2012 in North America, March 30, 2012 in Europe and April 5, 2012 in Australia.

    Set in the series' multiverse, which consists of reality and an alternate dimension whose form is based on the series' eponymous fictional American town, Silent Hill: Downpour centers on Murphy Pendleton, a prisoner who enters the town after surviving a traffic collision.

    Pursued by officer Anne Cunningham and periodically entering the alternate dimension, Murphy struggles to escape the town. The game uses a third-person view and is 3D.





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HeyManHRU's Avatar
#144 - HeyManHRU - 156w 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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#143 - HeyManHRU - 156w ago
Opening the console is not a hard procedure, but if you're too careless you could easily break something. It's best to do everything slowly and watch a couple videos on youtube on how to open up the PS3.

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#142 - Divinehand - 156w ago
I'm still unsure if i should buy it because I don't even know how to open my console and i have fear of brick it.

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#141 - racer0018 - 156w ago
I have gotten mine in the mail. Again I have to leave for the weekend, mother is having surgrey and have to be there. I am hoping to get some pictures up of what comes in the box before I leave. And then have more pictures as well as a review whe. I get home on Sunday and get installed. Thanks

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#140 - HeyManHRU - 156w ago
A quick update from the E3 Team, it's most likely not going to help anybody but I'll post it anyway.

2011-10-28
New update to support Samsung NOR FLASH, click here to download and upgrade the E3 FLASHER.

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