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

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113w 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...
 

PS3 CEX to DEX to CEX Tutorial by Yayes is Now Available

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115w ago - Recently yayes of PS3ISO (linked above) shared a PS3 CEX to DEX to CEX tutorial and file pack for those interested in converting their PlayStation 3 CEX (Retail) console into a Debug / Test (DEX) unit and then being able to revert it back.

Below are the details from the file pack for those interested, as follows:

WARNING!! Backup your CEX Flash Dump!! Don't Deleted it or You in DEX Forever. (Update: A Solution is now posted by haze67).

I'm not responsible for any problems/bricks the members suffer and that they'll do it on their own risk. Make Sure You don't Have Spoofer Installed.

Kmeaw3.55

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MultiMAN 04.06.02CEX / MultiMAN 04.06.02DEX

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The Rest Of Tools Here

CEX to DEX to CEX and backup tools.rar (925.09 MB)


 

PS3 XMB CFW Mod v2 & XMB CFW Mod v2 CEX / DEX By IcEmAn Out

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115w ago - Following up on their previous update, this weekend German PlayStation 3 developer IcEmAn (aka IcEmAn2012) has made available PS3 XMB CFW Mod v2 and XMB CFW Mod v2 for CEX / DEX consoles with details below.

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To quote, roughly translated: CFW XMB MOD v2

1. Install any CFW (3.55) you like
2. Install XMB_CFW_MOD_v2.pkg
3. Activate dev_blind
4. Copy the content of: hdd0/game/XMBCFWMOD/USRDIR/dev_flash to "FLASH"
5. Copy the content of: hdd0/game/XMBCFWMOD/USRDIR/dev_hdd0 to "internal hard drive" by using a file manager (multiMAN) or FTP
6. Disable dev_blind and start the console again

Notes:

  • If an incorrect use of the flash memory, a brick-risk for the console! Under the category CB (PlayStation Category) can no longer be installed (CB is now 1p).
  • UPDATE_2.2_(IcE-rX_Media_Manager) can now be installed on all CFW's,...

 

PS3 C2D CEX to DEX Flash Patcher v2, Changes Region / TargetID

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127w ago - Following up on his initial release, today PlayStation 3 developer andbey0nd has updated his PS3 C2D.exe CEX to DEX Flash Patcher to version 2 which now includes Region / TargetID changing in the PS3 NOR Flash as outlined below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #2) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror #3) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by deank

To quote from the ReadMe file (via pastie.org/4282714):

c2d.exe (win32 app)

Requires:

  • OpenSSL 1.0.1 installed in c:\openssl or d:\openssl ([Register or Login to view links])
  • EID root key (per_console_key) obtained with...

 

PS3 3.6+ Backups on CEX (Retail) to DEX (Debug) Consoles Guide

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127w ago - Following up on the PS3 CEX to DEX Conversion Method, C2D Flash Patcher, PS3Tools GUI Edition and CEX2DEX Application updates comes more guides today from both sguerrini97 and anonymous, as follows:

How to Play PS3 Backups (Less Than / Equal To) 4.11 on Debug (DEX) Consoles (roughly translated)

You will need:

  • Disc Image Generator for PlayStation 3: [Register or Login to view links]
  • The backup of your game;
  • A PS3 DEX configured as described below;
  • A Hard Disk USB vacuum (must be formatted later).

First turn on your console, connect the USB hard drive and navigate to Settings-> Debug Settings.

WARNING: with the next step you will lose ALL data on your hard disk so irreversible.

Select "HDD Format BD Emulator", choose "Quick"...
 
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