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


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109w 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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JeoWay's Avatar
#595 - JeoWay - 75w ago
Rebug Lite Edition (Install it)

henchcock's Avatar
#594 - henchcock - 75w ago
Hi,

I have a question regarding my PS3 CEX to DEX console.

The console's Blu Ray drive died, so, many months ago, I converted to DEX. I believe I have xaxaxaaxa patched DEX FW (I'm sure I installed this). I converted from a CEX CFW as running games discless was a bit hit and miss. The DEX firmware has served me well, that is until games requiring 4.40 FW started to appear.

Would I be correct in thinking that games patched to run on firmware < 4.40 would not run on DEX, as any update PKG for the game would (potentially) necessitate 4.40 FW? Of course this would only be the case for the very latest games.

Is there any way I can run these new games on my console as it is now? Or should I try to convert back to CEX and keep my fingers crossed that discless compatibility is a bit better now? Or should I lay out 20 quid on a new Blu Ray drive (and then convert back to CEX anyway)? Or... something else?

Thanks in advance

Er... I meant MiralaTijera 4.30 patched DEX FW - no idea how I screwed that bit up!

Thengoboy's Avatar
#593 - Thengoboy - 75w ago
thanx for the info

racer0018's Avatar
#592 - racer0018 - 76w 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 - 76w ago
Thanks for the explanation.

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

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