68w ago - Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developers RobS and An0nym0us have made available a PS3 RSOD (Red Screen of Death) fix for those experiencing the issue on Sony's current-gen entertainment system and gaming console.
Below are further details via PS3 Dev Wiki: RSOD Fix
The RSOD Fix - Observations about RSOD:
Seems to appear mostly on consoles with Samsung NORS (CECHLxx-CECH20xx) May be caused by an error being thrown while writing to NOR (this is theory) Mostly caused by a corrupt area of flash called VTRM
The original RSOD "fix" was actually a CFW patch to bypass the RSOD. basic_plugins.sprx was modified to ignore the error condition to allow the console to boot. While this worked, certain things like trophies still didn't work correctly.
The actual RSOD fix occurs by the VTRM area on flash being rewritten. The ability to do this is already built into the firmware, it just needs to be called.
Steps from GameOS:
1) Install the NORSOD patched PUP so that you can boot.
2) Install the rsodfix.gnpdrm.pkg package, and run it from XMB (REDACTED)
3) Run rsodfix.
4) Reboot and install whatever firmware you want
Thanks: dospeidra, an0nymous, nikitis, robs
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I thought I'd post on RSOD fix as I have personally been plagued with this problem for a while and with help from Susoft I was able to fix it.
History: I had a CECHG01 on 3.55 firmware that I purchased with RSOD. I used the "RSOD Fix Factory Service Mode tool" from the scene with success.
I upgraded the firmware to 4.31. All was good for 3-4 days. Then RSOD again. With the console on 4.31 my options were limited to a Flasher. I was able to use an e3 flasher to get many perfect dumps. I forwarded the dump to a scene member by the name Susoft who was able to inspect and fix the dump. I am not sure how Susoft found the problem or how he knew where to look but all credit for the fix goes to him.
So here is how I fixed RSOD:
1- Get valid dumps using any flasher.
2- Compare all dumps make sure they are all the same.
3- Send dump to Susoft for repair. (maybe he will make a tutorial on what to look for)
4- Check the returned dump
5- Flash the fixed dump back to the console.
I don't take responsibility for any of this as I am new at flashing and cannot guarentee that your dumps can or will be fixed.
I have attached a pic of my original dump and the fixed dump. It is byte reversed as it was done with an e3. That was the only line that was fixed by Susoft. I flashed it to the console and the console is working fine. I also downgraded it to 3.55 without problems.