Originally Posted by donkey-punch
you need to elaborate who's guide you are following. You can't just flash your original dump without the e3downgrade.bin on the sd card with your dump. Or you either have to patch your dump. Flashing back an unpatched dump without the downgrade.bin will just put you back to the start.
i first followd the khaledo guide on youtube. then after that it gone chaos.
i got 2 ps3. 1 is my friend and one is my own. my own i think it's pretty dead. i got a good dump after solder. i reflashed, but the ps3 start up everything, but nothing shows up on television.
my friends ps3 is stuck at ofw 4.31 fsm i reflashed my original dump restore to its original.
sorry i am so stressed and kind of losing my mind
if i patched the dump and reflash it to ps3
i start the downgrade prosess. do i need to do the eject+power first or just insert usb with pup and lv2 file?
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Originally Posted by playerkp420
You said you patched and flashed your patched dump. The patches allow for FSM firmware install.
If the console has been flashed with the patched dump, and is in FSM, and you don't have USB with Lv2diag.self to call what function you want, it will shut off when it can't find it.
Put the files I linked on the root of your fat32 formatted USB. Put the USB in the right port and turn the PS3 on. If it starts installing the firmware, then that was your problem. Make sure the hdd is connected when you do it.
If it just shuts off again, that means:
1. You flashed a non valid dump and bricked. To fix solder the wire to keep the ps3 on and flash a patched valid dump.
2. Your clip or soldering is not correct, so the flashing did not flash correctly. To fix, solder the wire to keep the ps3 on and reseat the clip or correct the soldering.
the ofw 4.31 is not patched dump.
I failed when the screen Off connecting controller, didnt find my dongle so connected controler and triede i don update through usb. It bricked then i recovered with my original good valid dump. This is where i dont know what to do next please help me