116w ago - Following news of Sony's new PS3 Firmware 3.72, today the E3 Team have made available a demo video of the PS3 E3 Flasher with PS3 Firmware 3.72 and 3.55 Firmware running in dual-boot mode on a PlayStation 3 console.
To quote: BIG NEWS FROM E3 TEAM
E3 FLASHER , downgrade 3.72 to 3.55 successfully! Dual-boot v3.72 and v3.55 successfully! With E3 FLASHER, all is so easy, just switch and works!
And another BIG news is E3 will provide NOR FLASH CLIP free in our 3K limited version! So all Slim models now supported and versions of FAT consoles with NOR and no need to solder anything for downgrading, or dual-boot!
NAND FLASH CLIP also fininshed, will be available in the new up-coming E3 FLASHER NAND version.
E3 Flasher shipping date will be with little delay because of adding extra NOR clip. We will inform shipping date in next few days, sorry to bring inconvenience for our E3 pre-orders.
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Just opening up the ps3 and putting it back together is a nightmare on the phats, well it is for me lol. Although this does sound cool in theory, and at least it is a step in the right direction. From what i've heard better things are on the way, so i think i'll keep on waiting.
This reminds me of the old DMS chips for the PS2, clips install over the chips, instead of solder. Great in theory, in practice = tons of problems. Clips would fall off or mess up pins, breaking things in a horrible fashion. Since it's really just a flash replacement, I guess with the right software and hardware you could simply do it yourself, but a clip is easier (assuming nothing goes terribly, terribly wrong).