Originally Posted by BEnemy
Ill try n post my results. Now isnt there a way to enter and exit fsm with just a usb and the lev2diag or whatever its called?
It sounds like your HDD is bad. I had the same error when trying to use a bad HDD.
Another thing it might be is the usb flash drive u are using. Try and format you flash drive again to fat32 with the quick box UNCHECKED. Or try a different flash drive.
You can use fsm tool app to get into fsm and install a firmware, but I would install a no check cfw, like Rogero v3.7, not ofw 3.55.
But I have a feeling that may fail also, if the problem is your HDD or flash drive.
Maybe try formatting the HDD on a pc, then put it back in the ps3 and let it format it again and install the downgrader pup again when it asks.
If you qa flag was toggled on while you were on Kmeaw, and u never toggled it off, it is still on. Qa flag is not store on the HDD or the flash.
I hope my options help u fix the issue.