Originally Posted by loin
I have a question about "the time" needed to flash using the method described in this thread. I have downgraded a few PS3 using the "e3_downgrade.bin" method, which takes about 12 to 15 minutes max to write the NOR (2 minutes to read)
How long does usually take the "write patched NOR" method ? (And is it safer than the e3_downgrade.bin method ?)
And also, one last question, what's the difference between "PS3 MODE" and "FLASH FUN" in the NOR writing operation ?
I have searched for the answer all over the interweb and I can't read anything besides that the Flash Fun mode requiers to solder the tristate for debricking. And I have also read that you can use Flash Fun without soldering the tristate point, so i'm lost.
I think it takes about the same time to flash. You are just flashing the chip, either way you do it.
I think it takes about 10 min.
To use flash fun mode, you need a wire soldered from sbe to nor tristate. Then when you have it switched to flash fun, it will halt the nor.
If you don't have the wire soldered, the first switch does nothing. It is the same to flash with all switches down.