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


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99w 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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Thengoboy's Avatar
#593 - Thengoboy - 66w ago
thanx for the info

racer0018's Avatar
#592 - racer0018 - 66w ago
Right now there isn't much point to it. I would keep your system the way it is.

System Repairs's Avatar
#591 - System Repairs - 66w ago
Thanks for the explanation.

I thought you can change a retail to DEV console. If possible is there any advantages?

racer0018's Avatar
#590 - racer0018 - 66w ago
It all depends on you system if you have a retail system use cex. If you have a development systems use dex. Thanks.

System Repairs's Avatar
#589 - System Repairs - 66w ago
Hello,

I have bee doing a bit of searching and could not find some good info on the differences between CEX and DEX CFW. Can anyone post a good link or explain the differences and any other recommendations regarding the two?

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