Originally Posted by berks
Hi, I am new to the ps3 scene and need your help sorting thyis problem I hve. In attempting to downgrade my PS3 phat running Rogero CFW 4.30 v1.04 I installed the downgrader pup from the recovery (not XMB as instructed). This has left me at the "startup failed" screen trying to re-install the firmware, however, no firmware files tried so far are accepted. The system is asking that I insert a USB with firmware version 4.40 or higher to repair it.
This is what I have done so far in attempting to fix this:
1. I attempted to install the downgrader pup again through the start up screen and recovery. Both failed saying that the update data is corrupted.
2. I attempted to re-install OFW 3.55 and Rogero 3.55 v3.7 . It does not detect either of these.
3. Attempted to force a downgrade to OFW and Rogero 3.55 via FSM. The ps3 booted and shutdown automatically in less than 30 seconds.
I can enter and exit FSM using PSPjig and lv2Diag as the ps3 is stuck on the downgrader but so fr I cannot find a wy to access the XMB.
Is there anyway to revive this without purchasing a hardware flasher?
P.S. Thanks for taking the time to read this and any help is really appreciated.
You need an older version of psgrade on the psp to boot fsm xmb