Originally Posted by Bigbones87
Sorry for hijacking the thread op, but....Really? When you toggled fsm, did it boot like normal? Or did it shut off by itself and then you turn it back on and have no red box? I'm asking because I have a chechE01 model on firmware 1.94 ofw. I tried to use my e3 card reader to get into fsm, but it just boots up, and never shuts itself off. It also doesn't show the red box. Think it may be in fsm?
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Nevermind. I guess I answered my own question. It seems as if I am not getting into fsm. My e3 card reader lights up red and then the XMb boots up, but the card reader never turns blue or shuts off the ps3. Dang, I was hoping I was onto something.
when i did it with my x3max the dongle turned blue but the console didnt auto shut down, instead i shut it down(via software) and then turned it on, no red box etc.after doing it for a while i tried to backup my flash via preloader and it succeded and the rest of my procedures suceeded too.but yeah if the light stays red on e3 then i think you are not in fsm and i also think you need to reflash your e3 with a special downgrade payload.