Originally Posted by playerkp420
You could reflash your original dump, then follow the guide again. The firmware on the hard drive won't match the firmware on the Nor, if you flash your original dump.
So if you want to start over, from when your console was booting properly:
Flash the original dump. (Hopefully it was validated?)
Enter the recovery menu.
Choose option 6. and install whatever it asks for or higher. I think you were on 3.56? I would install the latest OFW 4.31.
Your PS3 should boot normal now, but needs to be downgraded.
Follow the guide again. Make a new backup validate and patch, etc...
The RSOD is common with Samsung NORS.
It may be easier to do the RSOD fix. Here is the FactoryServiceMode_Lv2diag_RSOD.self, Since the download in that guide I linked is dead.
I have never had much luck with the Lv2diag.self RSOD fix. It always says it is successful, but the red screen was still there.
I used the old way, that the wiki says not to use. And usually works for me.
Ive read the RSOD fix in wiki and it says if i use the .self file then my old dumps wont work if i want to use them again, so if i try that and it doesnt work, then there is no way i can use my old dumps or make new dumps. Am i correct in saying. I was on 4.11 and i have that original dump, and it was checked by the guys in the other forum and it was perfect. Can i install the notheros.pup from recovery menu since im on CFW 4.30 .03?
Now my next question is, Should i try and flash my old original 4.11 dump, since maybe the patched 4.11 probably gave me the error or should i try the RSOD fix. Thanks for all the help