to my knowing....
nothing is mentioned in the original guide to "qaflag" before convert, one must be on 355 already to get it working so i'd say it isn't required, correct me someone if that's wrong
if they brick it's not because of QA?!
they mentioned it earlier that only flashing the "EID section only" is safer like Multiman does
the strange thing for me is when i do the dex2cex using a Teensy it worked fine the first time(kmeaw-flashcex)
the second time doing the same way only this time i'll started from ofw355, after shutdown it RLOD on me and i tryed to get into FSM with dongle with no luck whatsoever, i flashed back full 355 dex backup and ps3 boots again
then i used Multiman to see what it does, altough it backups FULL NOR flash, when flashing/restore it seems to only flash/restore the CEX EID section
, and then some claim to not REBOOT
, but that didn't work here cuse after flashing, back into XMB, the debug settings are still there and trying to install OFW355 cex via "sysytem update" gives an error(cex)
, so i just power down PS3 with controller and normally boot the ps3, all fine, this time the "debug settings" are gone as it should
if u think about it, its just the same visa versa when one convert to dex and reboot with cex firmware it booted correct right
, only when u check QA combo, it should be removed, then after install of 355dex u'll get real "debug settings" only now in reverse, and installled OFW355 cex via recovery, no FSM this time.
another thing the second time, is Blu-ray movies, they play tho!.. only sometimes hit&miss, kicks me back to xmb with error i can't remember now, i believe its some region output problem, really strange cannot say for real what's the cause, the drive is working OK, only need to run it couple times before it play's and no its not the laser
maybe also nandvsnor phatvsslim is different behaviour, but this is only guessing, anyhow all this aside it should be 100% safe with hard flasher
hopefully someone with a Teesny can tell us HOWTO flash/restore only EID section like multiman does, not flashing full NOR, i asked
but he could not tell me for sure, i just like to test it to see any differents happens after a reboot, altough like i said, the first time it worked perfect flashing full cexnor