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


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91w 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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gfox000's Avatar
#588 - gfox000 - 58w ago
I was thinking about something for awhile. I'm getting the tiao nand reader in the mail to jailbreak my ps3, but, I don't know if this permanently installs A FW. It would be a easy task but, also a inconvenience to have the reader always in the usb slot to play backups.

But, then I heard about DEX's ability to directly downgrade, so If this jailbreak allows me to install pkg's then maybe I could convert to DEX to downgrade. I don't want to keep DEX because you can't play new games from the hdd, or at least its that way to my knowledge.

So if I had DEX maybe I could downgrade to 3.55 OFW then install 3.55 CFW then convert back to CEX.

Is this possible without bricking, I would have searched this if it was'nt so specific, thanks.

CODGlitcha's Avatar
#587 - CODGlitcha - 69w ago
I really like the debug CFW of PS3ITA however is there or could somebody remove the following options by making them hidden:

App_home
Install packages
Debug options

Also:

Version name spoofed to 4.40
Ability to play backups removed.
Just runs homebrew but still have debug functions

Basically I want someone to edit ps3ita by disabled the above 3 options but still allow it to run debug functions i.e. debugger and only capable of running homebrew.

Don't please ask me why but its my preferences and by the way I'm a noob at this.

VogrBurn's Avatar
#586 - VogrBurn - 72w ago
I tried to emulate with Fake BD Emu but it doesn't work

mschumacher69's Avatar
#585 - mschumacher69 - 72w ago
Try enabling BD Mirror

VogrBurn's Avatar
#584 - VogrBurn - 72w ago
Hi Guys,

I tried to play Tomb Raider by using Multiman on my PS3 with 4.21 DEX, but when i try to start the game on XMB appears black screen and i have to restart the console. How can fix the game wich request the 4.31 OFW?

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