I think some people expect to see the PS3 boot to some kind of menu when they use PSgrade or otherwise.
After you use a jig or a PSP or PSgrade on a dongle or whatever your method is, the PS3 will shut down again, THEN, place the usb in the right slot of PS3 with lvl2diag(step1 file of downgrader files) and the UPDAT.PUP in the root of your USB. Then reboot your PS3 and wait for the menu. then proceed to follow directions.
EDIT: In some cases the PS3 will still beep 5 double beeps, just like the brick sounds, but will still be successful if you take out the dongle and insert the usb with the UPDAT.PUP and lvl2diag files.
OK I have got a CECHA12 (NAND Hong Kong Version 8E that I wanted to convert to 0x86) had a shit of a time using the CD2 exercise kept on coming up invalid flash after like 50 dumps no go with CD2 exe from mm so I used CEX2DEX exe to convert to DEX loaded the flash through multiman left it there dumped the flash again threw it into the CD2 exe and bang it worked. So now I have converted this to 0x86 and it shows up as 0x86 tried a PS2 PAL Disc still says wrong region. Tried remarrying the drive and it still says wrong region. Any clues on this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
hi i am new here so please be nice.lol. i have converted cex2dex no problem how ever i seem to have lost my backupurflash.bin. i still have rflash.bin,dump and metldr.from the conversion.the lost file backupurflash.bin was on a laptop that was stolen from me.so now i would like to convert back to cex.is that imposible? the only reson i would go back to cex is that dex does not seem to be able to data transfer to my 4.20 retail...is there anyway around this? what i think i need is a dex2cex ap and extract a dump from my dex...........any help would great..........many thanks
You need either the DEX .EID0.NORBIN or the CEX .EID0.NORBIN.
You need the extracted key (it seems you have it in the "dump" file).
1) Downgrade your PS3 to 3.55DEX (with 3.55DEX_downgrader).
2) Install mM and dump your dex flash
3) Use c2d.exe to convert your dex flash to cex: "c2d dump my-dex.EID0.NORBIN my-cex.EID0.NORBIN 85"
4) Use mM to flash the new "my-cex.EID0.NORBIN"
5) Install kmeaw 3.55
Depending on what was the original region of your PS3 - replace "85" in step 3) with the proper value: