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


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101w 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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racer0018's Avatar
#608 - racer0018 - 60w ago
All the semi bricks I have seen had to fixed with a hardware flasher. Thanks.

emerax's Avatar
#607 - emerax - 60w ago
Hi all..

Bit of a dilemma, I semi bricked by converting DEX to CEX through multiman which I don't normally do, I'd normally run it through rebug toolbox and be sweet, anyway its semi bricked "5 beep thingo" and turns off.

Now I have a minimus dongle and just wondering if anyone has used this device to fix their own semi brick, I'm just a bit lost as to what hex file I should use, loading it etc I have read up on and it looks pretty straight forward, another issue im having is that everyone, well most people are stating that in order to use these dongles I must be on 3.55?

At the time of converting from DEX to CEX on was on 4.x REBUG, once I find correct hex, all I'll need to do is load lv2diag.self and rebugs 999 3.55.4 downgrader right? Anyone information would be appreciated!

Thanks!

spiretos35's Avatar
#606 - spiretos35 - 62w ago
good job, also from Rancid-o (via ps3ita.it/cfw-ofw/cfw-ps3ita-4-41-dex-rev4/):

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Password: camparisoda)
MD5: d71a5b5ec3e786a2250da7fd87139d59

CFW 4.41 DEX PS3ITA REV4

  • Removed ecdsa check from appldr, isoldr, lv1ldr and lv2ldr.
  • Patched lv1 to added support to lv1 peek, lv1 poke and remove syscon hash check.
  • Patched lv2 to added lv2 peek, lv2 poke, lv1 peek, lv1 poke and lv1 call.
  • Patched sys_init_osd to to allow execution of a self when the PS3 starts. Thanks to Miralatijera for this!
  • Added CORE ps3itald, this allow to change the console id or set it as retail when PS3 starts (You do NOT need to use Change IDPS All Region or similar to sign up on PSN).
  • Added Spoof 4.46.
  • Patched VSH to added ReactPSN support.
  • Patched nas_plugin to allow installation of PKG Retail.
  • Patched autodownload_plugin and download_plugin to allow installation of games update.
  • Patched UPL.xml to allow installation of CFW on PS3 with broken blu-ray drive and broken bluetooth board.
  • Added Playstation Store and Playstation Home icon.
  • The CFW can run every game with fw version set to 4.41 or lower (no sprx, self patching is necessary).
  • The CFW can be installed from the XMB over OFW 3.55 and each CFW DEX with spkg check patched.

Use PS3ITA Manager 1.30 to change the console id..

1) Run Ps3ita manager
2) Press START to enter in "Global Options"
3) Select "Network Tools"
4) Select "Set new console id"
5) Enter your console id and to the question "Do you want CORE (ps3itald.self) automatically set this console id when you boot PS3?" reply with YES

Now the console id inserted is automatically set at boot of console (No need start PS3ITA Manager again)

Gunner54's Avatar
#605 - Gunner54 - 62w ago
Unkn0wn 4.41 DEX CFW

Thought this might be useful for some people. YES this can be installed on a CEX2DEX convert without a brick.

Install over any existing DEX CFW with isoldr and spu_pkg_rvk_verifier patched. Otherwise install the 3.55 DEX Downgrade PUP and install from there.

  • lv1ldr ecdsa patched
  • lv2ldr ecdsa patched
  • isoldr ecdsa patched
  • appldr ecdsa patched
  • lv1 coreos hash patched
  • lv1 mmap patched
  • lv1 sysmgr integrity check patched
  • lv1 peek/poke
  • lv2 peek/poke
  • spu_pkg_rvk_verifier patched
  • nas_plugin patched
  • autodownload_plugin/download_plugin patched
  • 4.46 spoof + PSN
  • reActPSN patched

MD5: 38A7BEEFE2FD7DCB63B29A134434338C
Size: 188,452,615 Bytes

I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THIS MAY CAUSE TO YOUR PS3.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Update:

  • added PS store (4.41.1)

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (179.5 MB)

MD5: 272752DD7529DAFAD7B9AC430E909B8C
Size: 188,452,615 Bytes

Taufik's Avatar
#604 - Taufik - 63w ago
Backup original nor_dump you do not lose it, if you want to make changes from CEX to DEX, as this was the name for dex_FLASH.EID0.NORBIN.

If you want to go back to the console original then you just repeat the name of your original nor_dump like this cex_FLASH.EID0.NORBIN and insert it into the root of your USB can do with rebug_tool_manager or OS on multiman.

I am sure you can do it...

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