Okay, so I've flashed my PS3 with my latest working fw patched with NOR Patcher (the one in linked in OP). I've removed my tristate wire. Cut it right off, leaving the solderbulb still on the motherboard.
Console seems to be stuck in tristate. I did this because I still wasn't getting any power to my USB ports. (Tried with PS3Key).
Is the solderpoint at A0 still grounded? I don't get it.