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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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v1per's Avatar
#578 - v1per - 86w ago
Hello, i was wondering if someone could help on converting my rebug 3.55 cex to dex... Here's the prob.. I dumped my nandbin file and i got my eid_root_key.. i installed SSL and got the c4d.exe file... all worked but when i start up cmd and run it as admin, typed in c:\c2d> c2d.exe eid_root_key.bin flashCEX.bin flashDEX.bin 82...

soo i was wonder originally it is named flashCEX.nandbin... do i switch it to just switch it to bin cuz when i type that the cmd msg appear file is in use... so am i missing here?? or is it the fact i'm doin it in windows 8.. if so can someone convert it for me or point me in the right direction cuz my ps3 JB bd rom is messed up and i would like to make the switch ..ty

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#577 - PR0r - 91w ago
You should be OK if you've got your original CEX dumps/files. If you brick converting back it won't be permanent and you can fully convert back. Do you have any USB device that you can get a psgroove payload on?

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#576 - wasdw246 - 91w ago
I've got a converted Dex PS3 Slim console (initial firmware 3.20 120gb) Now on 4.21 OFW DEX. I'm trying to revert the PS3 back to CEX after all the scene progress of DEX has stopped as everything is again about CEX now.

I've tried to follow all the guides on the internet and they all make reference to having QA Flagged your console before the initial CEX->DEX conversion. Since I didn't do that, I'm wondering if this compromises my chances of reverting back from DEX->CEX. I'm worried because of the increased chance of brick that people report. As apparently, it's more dangerous converting back

I'm not so clear on the matter and whether it's ok for me. In fact, what does QA Flagging have to do with this conversion process anyway?

NightRyder's Avatar
#575 - NightRyder - 93w ago
how can i obtain the eid root key when im on 3.55dex? I currently only have the flash dump in dex form and a meltdr file.

amir 73's Avatar
#574 - amir 73 - 95w ago
Hi,

Dex is on my console and firmware 3.55 Rogero. Now I want to install any firmware gives error 80029CCA. The drive light stays bluray clear to me if no disc is inside it? I appreciate your help

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