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Video: E3 Flasher PS3 Slim 3.70 Downgrade to 3.55 Firmware


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159w ago - Following up on the initial news, today the E3 Team have made available a video of their E3 Flasher downgrading a PS3 Slim 3.70 Firmware console to version 3.55 without any soldering required.

To quote: E3DIY team announces a successful Slim Downgrade v3.70 to v3.55 with our new E3 FLASHER!

In only FIVE minutes, the whole downgrade progress was completed!

Time is short and operation is very easy, this is because of our exclusive special E3 FLASHER design:

  • ONE-Button Operation and NOR Flash onboard!
  • E3 FLASHER compatible all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH consoles
  • With SLIM Consoles, no need for any soldering!
  • But with PHAT Consoles, some soldering will be needed!

In this video there no images of the E3 FLASHER as we need to keep our design under wraps until it is ready for release, I hope everyone understands.

The official version should be released next week, at that time there will be more videos and pictures and everything will be available to the public.





Also below is an E3 Flasher PS3 Dual Boot 3.70 to 3.55 Firmware video and details via e-mail:

E3 FLASHER - Dual Boot (3.70 to 3.55)

  • E3DIY team success dual boot with E3 FLASHER, you can switch 3.7 and 3.55 in few only a few seconds!
  • Easy with 1 key operation.
  • E3 company will release all details like picture, installation, operation and price next week.
  • Team E3DIY get another great progress for PS3 with E3 FLASHER, it will release at the same time next week.

PS: 4times switch showes same MAC address, to prove it is the same console.





Finally, from [Register or Login to view links], to quote on PS3 3.70 to 3.55 Firmware downgrading via Dospiedra's downgrade v2 patches:

This post will look at the different DATE-CODES that are present on the casing of a PS3 and if that DATE-CODE relates to a console version that can currently be downgraded from 3.70 to 3.55 using dospiedra’s V2 downgrade or a FAT console alternative.

DATE-CODES

The principle behind DATE-CODES is simple: the first character represent the YEAR, and the second character represents the QUARTER of that year it that console was manufactured.

DATE-CODE of “XY” would mean the console was manufactured in the “Y” QUARTER of YEAR “X”. Simple right?

6A - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6B - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6C - Downgradable (Never Produced?)
6D - Downgradable
7A - Downgradable
7B - Downgradable
7C - Downgradable
7D - Downgradable
8A - Downgradable
8B - Downgradable
8C - Downgradable
8D - Downgradable
9A - Downgradable
9B - Downgradable
9C - Downgradable (Slim Introduction?)
9D - Downgradable
0A - Downgradable
0B - Downgradable
0C - Downgradable
0D - Downgradable
1A - Downgradable (Factory Firmware 3.55 and lower only!)
1B - NOT Downgradable
1C - NOT Downgradable (Not out yet?)
1D - NOT Downgradable (Not out yet?)

The Date code can be found in the following locations (depending on your console type):

PS3 FAT: Sticker on the back.
PS3 Slim (CECH2 Series): Sticker on the bottom.
PS3 Slim (CECH3 Series): Sticker on the back.

UPDATE 1: I have been told that only consoles that come with firmware 3.55 and lower from factory are the only consoles that the downgrade should be attempted with.




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RetroA's Avatar
#674 - RetroA - 31w ago
how do i downgrade ps3 4.55 with e3 flasher... my ps3 is slim and model number is cech-2501b??

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#673 - PS3 News - 31w ago
2014-02-06: E3 ODE Pro Update

We get feedback, after updating to 4.55, the 4K console does not work properly with E3 ODE PRO. E3TEAM are verifying this issue and will publish notice as soon as possible. We propose that 4K console user temporarily don't upgrade firmware 4.55 (Other models have not been a problem with feedback).

Update: E3 team posted they found a solution to the new authentication on 4.55, as follows in broken English:

2014-02-10: Am glad to tell you , using the latest exclusive technology, we have successfully bypassed the latest 4.55 ODE authentication mechanism. E3TEAM are working around the clock , this feature additions to the E3 ODE PRO, please wait patiently. In addition, we noticed some forums irresponsible words, which we strongly suggest , E3TEAM fully grasp all the core technology of PS3 ODE, we will update the unique new features for the benefit of the E3 users.

2014-02-12: E3 ODE Pro, the world's first PS3 ODE supports 4K 4.55 demo video released. We can know from the video, boot disc game and the actual running game is different game (boot disc game is call of duty: world at war,the actual running game is soul calibur 4).

Furthermore , E3TEAM master a variety of methods to bypass 4.55 verify ODE. The demonstration strong comeback against E3TEAM malicious slander guess. E3TEAM strong technical strength once again proved E3 ODE PRO as the world's first PS3 ODE not Langdexuming. We are urgent to debug E3 OS 2.0, all E3 ODE PRO user is about to usher the revolutionary new features in 1-2 weeks ! (include 4k 4.55 supports).

Meanwhile, the special USB harddisk adaptor of E3 ODE Pro released, Its main functions are:

1. Full metal case, better heat dissipation, more stable performance
2. Free sleep function, games run more smoothly
3. USB3.0/2.0 interface,fast transmission speed to 450M/S
4. Support SATA3 3.5/2.5 harddisk, the maximum capacity of up to 3TB

E3 ODE Pro on 4K 4.55

Video: [Register or Login to view links]

Here is a google translation: In order to meet the urgent needs of some E3 users, E3TEAM suspend other work, expedited launched E3 OS 2.0BETA version, only 4K 4.55 user testing. Other users please be patient E3 E3 OS 2.0 official version launch. Meanwhile, due to the 4K 4.55 delay progress in the development of new features, E3TEAM expressed extreme regret.

To prevent other users mistakenly E3 OS 2.0B, the upgrade process has been encrypted, there is a demand for user help.e3 at gmail. Please email to get the password.





Their update is just for 4k users... in order to you use it you have to email them and ask for the password... That was what I understood.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2)

solidtudor's Avatar
#672 - solidtudor - 37w ago
Is it possible to dump and modify the NOR with Super Slim 4xxx series? I have a E3 NOR flasher and was wondering if it is possible to install Habib 4.53 CFW or any other CFRW on it if I modify the NOR flash first.

I have used E3 flasher to install CFW on OFW ps3 before.

PS3 News's Avatar
#671 - PS3 News - 38w ago
2013-12-24

Merry Xmas ! E3 OS 1.31 and E3 Manager 1.01 update released. The new version further enhances E3 ODE PRO stability and solve some of the games background can not display correctly in E3 Manager.

圣诞快乐 ! E3 OS 1.31 及E3 Manager 1.01 更新发布。新版本进一步增强E3 ODE PRO稳定性及解决E3 Manager部分游戏背景无法正常显示问题 .


Update: E3 OS 1.38 released, adds support for Blu-ray movie ISO

Download: E3 OS v1.38

A new firmware release from E3 ODE, reported to now support Blu-ray movie ISOs.

To quote: 2014 Happy New Year and good luck! Here, E3TEAM sincere thanks to each user's trust and support. Because of you, E3TEAM can continue to progress and innovation. Because of you, E3TEAM will work harder to forge ahead in 2014 to release more new features and products, feedback to every E3 user.

Meanwhile, E3 OS 1.38 was released, it adds support for Blu-ray movie ISO. All users can upgrade to 1.38 and watch HD movies fluently (the way which select Blu ray movies ISO is same as select game).

sdw100's Avatar
#670 - sdw100 - 38w ago
so i know how to dump patch reflash but i'm not much aware on the FSM method but want to learn incase ever needed can some be able to explain which e3_downgrade.bin to use with md5 as i have 2 ov them 1 is a dated version 12.03 and the other is a bd fix i think?

Also why is this necessary and do you patch the bkpos3 to 3.55 in order for this process. Any clarification on this would be great.

Regards
Sdw

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