PS3 model: CECH-25... Original Firmware: 3.40 Highest Firmware: 3.55 CEX Console QA (yes/no): yes CEX Firmware before conversion: 3.55 CEX Kneaw DEX Firmware after conversion: 3.55 DEX OFW Highest Dex Firmware used: 4.11 DEX OFW Final Dex Firmware: 3.55 DEX Peek and Poke Specify Region Changes: 85 on CEX to 82 on DEX All CEX Firmwares after conversion: 3.55 CEX Kneaw -> Flashed DEX.EID0.NORBIN (Multiman CEX) -> 3.55 DEX OFW (from XMB - usb) -> 4.11 DEX OFW (from XMB - hdd) -> 3.55 DEX Downgrader (from XMB - hdd) -> 3.55 DEX OFW (from Recovery - USB) -> Flashed CEX.EID0.NORBIN (Multiman CEX) -> 3.55 CEX Kneaw (from XMB - USB) -> Flashed DEX.EID0.NORBIN (Multiman CEX) -> 3.55 DEX Peek and Poke (from XMB - USB) -> Flashed DEX.EID0.NORBIN (Multiman CEX) -> Brick (video) Brick/Not Brick: Bricked in second DEX2CEX conversion (not bricked in DEX2CEX conversion) Notes:
- All the DEX2CEX and CEX2DEX flash EID0 conversions were made in multiman CEX version- The brick and you to recover from it is described in this post
- If you backed up your data and installed linux, restore your data on CEX before going to DEX. And careful in the DEX2CEX conversion
Status: waiting for the dongle to arrive to try to fix it
I think all the bricks so far (5 that i know of) are related to DEX2CEX conversions and not CEX2DEX.
Highest Firmware BEFORE the CEX-to-DEX Conversion:
Console QA Flag Status:
Disabled (before CEX-to-DEX Conversion) - Enabled during the Rollback Brick Fix/Syscon Hash Reset phase
CEX Firmware Before Installation:
3.55CFW KMEAW (CEX)
DEX Firmware After Installation:
3.55OFW DEBUG (DEX)
Highest DEX Firmware Used:
4.11OFW DEBUG (DEX)
Last DEX Firmware Used Before DEX-to-CEX Rollback:
3.55OFW DEBUG with Downgrade Support (DEX)
87 (UK) > 82 (DEBUG) > 87 (UK) (brick phase happened when trying to restart the console after the TargetID change and then restarted the console)
Firmware Changes Made on my PS3:
3.55OFW CEX > 3.55CFW KMEAW CEX > 3.55OFW DEX > 4.11OFW DEX > 3.55OFW with downgrade support (DEX) > [BRICKED whilst changing TargetID back to 87 and restarted the console] > 3.55CFW Rogero with Patched LV1/LV2, 4.20 PSN Spoof and no-BD Fixes (CEX) > 3.55CFW KMEAW (CEX)
When converting back to CEX by changing the TargetID and then decided to restart the console, but then the console wouldn't start up.
Brick Fixing Process/Status:
Used a rooted & PSgrade bootloader/recovery image-modded HTC Desire Z to put the PS3 into service mode, and then followed tul/andreus's tutorials for the rollback brick fix, and eventually Rogero's Syscon Hash Reset tutorial for reinstalling KMEAW firmware > STATUS: Console Fixed (will now be trying this again).
Glad you got it Fixed gdrive and thanks for the droid guide. I am sure when people start converting back to cex we will see more and that will be the goto method to fix it for them. Kudos!
No problem - however, the PSFreedom (PSgrade) FSM project seems to have stopped at the devices that are more or less at the end of its market life, and I personally wish that someone would step up the plate and make it available to more devices in the form of a standard application or a universal bootloader/recovery application.
PS3 model #: 25XX Original Firmware #: 3.55 Highest Firmware #: Kmeaw 3.55 Console QA yes/QA no: QA yes CEX Firmware before conversion: Kmeaw 3.55 DEX Firmware after conversion: 3.55 DEX Highest Dex Firmware used: harryoke 3.55 DEX lv1 & lv2 peek and poke added Final Dex Firmware: 3.55 DEX Specify Region Changes: 84 -> 82 All CEX Firmwares after conversion: Brick from DEX. Unbrick ,Rogero v3.1 -> OFW 3.55 CEX Brick/Not Brick: Brick when converting from DEX back to CEX
Brick when attempting back to CEX from DEX. I have slow internet connection to download 3.55 DEX downgrader lol. MM won't flash CEX dump. Tried to flash CEX dump with E3 and on half way flashing PS3 beep 3 times end error on E3. Now PS3 brick.
Patch CEX dump with downgrade v2 and flash it on PS3. PS3 boot up normally but with DEX firmware (fix it without using FSM dongle). Installed Rogero v3.1 then OFW 3.55 to check PS3 on CEX.
Patch DEX 3.55 dump with downgrade v2 then flash it to PS3. PS3 on DEX with CEX firmware. Install DEX 3.55 to check it on DEX. Now on DEX 3.55