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PS3 CEX to DEX Converted Units Bricking on OFW 4.30 DEX Update


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112w ago - It's been a few months since the last PS3 Debug / Test (DEX) Firmware 4.21 leak, however, we are now hearing reports that PS3 CEX to DEX Converted units are bricking when PlayStation 3 scene developers attempt to upgrade to Sony's OFW 4.30 DEX update.

This means if you have a converted unit and currently try to use the (not yet public / leaked) 4.30 DECH update you will get a brick... so consider yourself warned in advance!

What happens is when the bricked unit is powered on the light turns green for a few seconds, then you hear 3 beeps and its goes off.

It is suspected (unconfirmed) the reason why this bricking occurs in CEX to DEX converts on OFW 4.30 DEX is because the EID5 isn't changed, which is one factor separating the converted Retail to Debug / Test consoles from genuine and righteous DECH (DEX) consoles.

Finally, for those curious, the PS3 4.25 DEX update (also not publicly leaked yet) is not patched by Sony to brick converted consoles, so this would be the last PS3 Debug / Test Firmware you could update your converted console to (and go online with PSoN DEX) unless a work-around patch fix is discovered.




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#31 - sguerrini97 - 127w ago
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Thank you I'm doing this right now.

#30 - rikukh3 - 127w ago
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Just tested it myself and can confirm:

For first 2 steps of encryption we use aes-256-cbc and for decrypting first EID0 Section we use aes-128-cbc.

This OpenSSL-Win32 command works perfect for me:


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#29 - danielex93 - 127w ago
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My ps3 is updated to original firmware 4.21... can i convert my ps3 without downgrade to 3.55?

I have a slim console of cech 2504A series... I'll wait your answers

#28 - rikukh3 - 127w ago
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AES256. You can figure it out by looking to length of the keys.

#27 - sguerrini97 - 127w ago
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What AES encryption are you using?

 

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