E3 CFW 4.30 Release + Info

Just hours ago E3 have released a Custom Firmware running on 4.30. There is little information around this at present, as there has not been a long enough time to test it out, however I personally believe it’ll be rather unstable, at least for a while.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against E3 as I believe their Flasher is a good product (at least from my own experience), however I do have a few issues with this CFW. Without going into all the details, I just feel that this firmware will probably be lacking on updates and compatibility and that it would probably be better to wait for Rogero than use this. Also I find the name to be an example of shameless advertising, but enough of that.

For those of you wondering; you WILL need 3.55 so downgrading is still a necessity (sadly). There have also been reports of Bricking when upgrading to 4.21 (Rogero) for DEX users, so if you do have a DEX console, it would be wise to revert to CEX – at least for the upgrade.

For those wanting to download this firmware click Here. There have been no reports of Bricking as of yet, but again, the CFW has only been out a few hours so upgrade AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The password for this file is www.e3-tech.net

Here is some information sourced from ps3news that was later removed as they claimed they were not ready for the release.

 

“Notes:

  • You still need to be on CFW v3.55 or OFW v3.55 to install this new CFW v4.30 from the E3 Team.
  • It is best if downgrading to follow the normal steps and dehashing like with Rogero just to be sure of no bricks.
  • E3 will be releasing an upgraded E3 Flasher ‘update.bin’ (firmware) to handle direct downgrading to CFW v4.30.
Here we mention E3 flasher user that you needn’t solder wire with latest upgrade.bin file to unbrick console.”

 

Finally, although this news is not directly relevant (and rather old) it seems like this would be a good time to mention this, with all these new CFW on the rise.

It is possible to Cross-Play ANY Game from your PS3 with CFW using MultiMAN or Rogero Manager. It’s best to note that this is rather laggy, so place the Graphics on -1, but most (if not all) games are completely playable.

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  1. Zyphs’s avatar

    Do you think there will be one out soon for 4.30/4.25 without being on 3.55?

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    1. marjowikid’s avatar

      god i hope so gettin sick of this got to be on 3.55 bull shit or atleast hope they come out with a downgrade that needs the e3 flasher cause i dont wanna spend 70 bucks im broke

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      1. Roland’s avatar

        From what I understand it’s not gonna happen.
        The system may be riddled with holes now but they still need a way in. 3.55 is the way in. I forget the word for word details as to why but yea…

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    2. ghost wolves’s avatar

      from what i’ve gathered it would require some sort of game exploit like the vita hacks use.

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      1. Koji’s avatar

        Wouldn’t necessarily have to be a game exploit, it will however need to be SOME sort of exploit. Old PSP TIFF style exploits are unlikely, but there could be any number of software glitches or possibly another simple hardware hack (ala the original dongles)

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  2. SMOKE’s avatar

    The PS3 scene is coming alive! :)

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  3. Zamorichardinhohoholinamara’s avatar

    This is not very important as soon as is not to be installed on > 3.56

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  4. robin994’s avatar

    i’ll waiting for the 4.30 cfw of the rebug team

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    1. batman1234’s avatar

      ahahah me too. fuck 3.55!

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  5. Minimur’s avatar

    whats so special about 3.55??

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    1. marjowikid’s avatar

      dont know but i thought with the keys coming out they would just be able to make a cfw or some shit and hay exploitable game is fine with me i just wanna be able to do the remote play with my vita thats it

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    2. Tonakai’s avatar

      Basically, it allows unsigned/modified PUP files to be run. After 3.55 Sony modified this, and it was rendered impossible.

      Since the LV0 keys however, it is possible that there may be other ways around this in the future… who knows?

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      1. Minimur’s avatar

        okay thanks guys , i didnt see my comment come up so i commented twice… Oops! lol

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  6. Minimur’s avatar

    whats so special about 3.55?

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  7. Roland’s avatar

    That feels so weird seeing THAT news here…
    Like seeing snow in the middle of summer or something. My two worlds are colliding…

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  8. ace’s avatar

    wait for Rogero 4.30cfw, i hear he’s looking into E3 team’s cfw and may come out with 4.30cfw sooner or later

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  9. xentar’s avatar

    Ok I’ll start by stating my understanding of this is incomplete and possibly very wrong. Although I have run lots of exploits and apps made by other devs since my japanese 1.50 psp all the way through to the newer ps3 and vita exploits, my only real contribution was grunt work for a translation patch, which when everything has been provided is of similar difficulty to following the instructions provided to implement the before mentioned exploits. At least I didn’t have to attempt HEN 50 times though, that was painful ;).

    So, experienced forum goers please correct me on any of my errors as I don’t expect to be correct in all this (honestly I’d just like to know on which parts I am incorrect =p.)

    I bought a used 3.55 ps3 soon after geohot’s leaked keys and the during the media storm. It is my understanding that these keys allowed the running of unsigned code fairly directly so, after the initial dongle period that I ignored we ended up with kmeaw 3.55 firmware. This allowed the running of unsigned code from the xmb which meant emulators, hombrews, psn titles (these may have required addition decription since they were always released under scene names) and multiman/ rogero apps that allowed the user to backup any bd that didn’t require a higher fw than 1.55.

    My knowledge here is incomplete but I don’t mind a little flaming while people correct me. Learning is worth it ;). In 1.56 sony fixed both the issue with keys by using a lower level key to secure those further along the chain preventing those on higher fw versions from running unsigned code. They also made other changes, which I believe has to do with how firmware was updated from that point, preventing software firmware downgrading.

    Now as to where we are now, the private keys are public so it should just be a matter of time before that issue is overcome. Even though the issue preventing the downgrade is independant of the keys themself the keys should allow the skilled community that remains on this scene to find an exploit.

    Note: I am not an expert in any of these areas; do not take was I have written as fact as it likely isn’t. Instead, read the follow up posts along with this one and the more knowlegable people should correct any blunders in my explanation. Or perhaps use google (I’m not is because I believe the forum users here will give me a more satisfying answer then the disjointed, incomplete answers on the chronology of the scenes progress, although it will yield some nice answers for the importantance of 1.55 fw I don’t doubt.)

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  10. HeMan’s avatar

    Is it possible to downgrade once you are on CFW.4.30?

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  11. Mlamont30’s avatar

    Any word to when the newer series of ps would be able to take advantage of this cfw.

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      I doubt it. 3.55 is required, and Sony are well aware of the security issues in that FW, so the likelihood that they would release a new console on that is pretty much non-existant. They’ll most likely be 4.20+

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  12. FruityPebbles’s avatar

    I am 1 of the millions who missed out on the mad blocker / urbanix , any info on a new way to get some home brews?

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  13. theking’s avatar

    im still on 3.55 kmeaw, i will not touch any new cfw for awhile, i’ll stay on my rgh xbox, and will use the ps3 only for exclusive games when i’m sure that new CFWs are stable.

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  14. Linkedot’s avatar

    I don’t have a Cfw yet on my ps3.
    But how come one can remote play Any game ?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      It’s a simple on/off setting on the game. None of them really have technical limitations that prevent it to run, it’s just contractual limitations between Sony and the game studios

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      1. Linkedot’s avatar

        Thanks for the clarification.

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  15. meep’s avatar

    Exactly what would be needed to sign a PUP for +3.55?
    Is bootldr not enough of an entry point to the console to somehow find a solution within 4.21?

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    1. ChaosAgent’s avatar

      (I believe) We have access to $ony’s keys, but not the per console keys located in bootldr. They broke LVL0 not bootldr. An exploit (like the 3.55 usb exploit) is required to allow installing CFW (and signing homebrew). I think it boils down to this; we can UNencrypt anything that a PS3 can (like on a PC to see how it works/ remove DRM/ add features(?)), but if it is modified (or homebrew) it needs an exploit to be run (like 3.55FW).

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  16. gunblade’s avatar

    Idk think in 421 they was protecting the vita more since 410 wast he addon fo the vita nn ps3 !

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  17. gunblade’s avatar

    Ment 410 was the add on for the vita n ps3

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  18. vita84’s avatar

    i think im gonna update to 4.30 because every news now is related to 3.55 so i guess its gonna take a while before we’ll see a cfw on recent firmware and i miss playing online…looks like things are not that easy after all !

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      Iam on 425 of wanna update to get games for the vita. Think going wait a while since lv0 public realese things got exciting abit.

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  19. gunblade’s avatar

    But 425 or 430 i think is for the vita n da super slim.

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  20. gunblade’s avatar

    Thks e3 this realease 430cfw was like fast As to how 430 just came out nice.!

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  21. miguel’s avatar

    am on ofw 4.25 can i download the 4.30 cfw and download it to my ps3

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      No, you’d have to downgrade to 3.55 assuming that your console can.

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  22. miguel’s avatar

    when i bought my ps3 it was on 3.55 but i updated so i can download the 4.30cfw and download it to my ps3 that is on 4.25 with out updating

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      No, sadly you’ll have to downgrade back to 3.55.

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  23. miguel’s avatar

    i mean without downgrading

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      I would say that there most probably will be one in the future. Though, you may be waiting quite some time.

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  24. GigaGaia’s avatar

    The scene isn’t making any progress at all. Progress would be to install this on firmare past 3.55. Not everyone can install flashers, since you need to solder some wires.

    The scene is dead till a way to install cfw on newer firmwares is found.

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      Hmm, I can see where you’re coming from, however I highly disagree with your statement.

      The fact that we now have access to the LV0 keys is a GIGANTIC leap in regards to progress, and considering they’ve only recently come to light, the fact that there has been two new CFW is rather large.

      I understand that there are people who cannot revert to 3.55, and yes, this is a shame for them, however; a few people not being able to downgrade is not a reflection of the scene’s advancement on a whole.

      Also, if I’m not mistaken you do not actually need to solder for the E3Flasher , though I’m not entirely sure about Progskeet and Teensy++ 2.0

      I’m not disputing the fact that it would be great to be able to install CFW on higher FW than 3.55 (which will probably be a matter of time since the whole LV0 Keys thing), but again, you can not really judge an entire scene’s advancement on things such as that.

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      1. The Budds’s avatar

        If you buy the more expensive E3flasher package, you get the ribbon that clamps down over the chip rather than soldiering.

        To add in my own question, will it be best just to wait a bit for more study on this new firmware?

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  25. Madblaster6’s avatar

    Is there a way to downgrade OFW 4.25?

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  26. Madblaster6’s avatar

    Is there a way to downgrade OFW 4.25 yet?

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  27. John_Scott’s avatar

    Sorry but you find it to be shameless advertising putting E3 on it for free?? and yet recommend rogero cfw..

    Rogero v1.00 = BLUEDISK cfw without drm.
    Rogero v1.09 = MONSTER 4.21 v4 cfw.. the one the Chinese where testing.

    not 1 patch is new from Rogero in those fw’s.. he just put his image/name all over it.. and caused many people bricks.. because he has no idea what he is doing.. and if there is a future Rogero MFW for 4.30 it will just be a repack of this one with his name all over it.

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      I guess I should have said “Shameless product advertism”. E3 could have used dev’s names or whatever(which is what the vast majority do – such as Rogero), however they used E3 which advertises their flasher.

      Also, I have in no way recommended Rogero’s work, which is illustrated by the fact that I remain on 3.55 Kmeaw.

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    2. bob_jones’s avatar

      So that is all Rogero does – guess you put him on his place, good to know he doesn’t know anything and hasn’t helped the scene. thanks for this enlightenment, couldn’t have found this from ANYONE else. I feel graced.

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  28. MUD’s avatar

    So I have 3.55 Kmeaw and want to play the new Twisted Metal what are my options? Is there’s a patch for T.M. can I copy it to my HDD and patch it, if so anyone know where I can get the patch files and a walk threw that tells me how to patch it? I really dont want to do a risky update.

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      If I’m not mistaken it has been patched for 3.55. I can’t look right this minute, but I’m sure a simple Google search will do the trick.

      (I’m also unsure as to the legality of this, so it’s best not to post it on this site as piracy is not condoned on this website)

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      1. MUD’s avatar

        I got the game as a gift and when trying to play it ask for a update… I was just trying to find a way to play it with out losing my CFW. :/ Ive looked for a patch and all I can find is the True Blue patch witch I think only works with that stupid usb hack. Anyway if anyone can help me play it from disc or hdd please let me know.
        Thanks Guys!

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  29. Maxilus’s avatar

    So is there any downgrader from higher FW to 3.55?

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  30. stonie’s avatar

    so seeing how u will need an exploit to get any of these CFW on the ps3 3.56+ is there going to be a ninja release of found exploit, i can see sony push hard to patch any exploits that allow cfw til it’s spread so far it becomes moot lol.

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  31. stOneskull’s avatar

    the rogero 4.30 cfw just got released.. a triple pack with multiman and showtime

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    1. Tonakai’s avatar

      I know. I’ve already written an article on this matter.

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  32. I was here’s avatar

    Need to explain more on this..

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  33. GlueGun’s avatar

    Nice to see the works of Homebrew 
    capable, and soon to be “more” secure
    Data Structure for the ps3 scene,
    But I was wondering if any ps vita game,
    For example, wipe out 2048 save data exploit, or any other vita based game exploit
    Are in the works, mabey best to buy two vitas, one NOT update but Decrept useing ASCII encodeing to “clone” the smallest vita ROM, and if you or any body know ASCII to the point of know the source code buy ASCII decoding, (like cmd makefile ect,) and cloned that to show same Charecter, Whould it be a kick start for a terrible signed homebrew? Like I’m saying plants vs zombies clone that after few months and use that to exploit the vita to gain Acsess and dump lots of info for a signed version of Homebrew/ps vita Encrepter. Whould it be Possable?. BTW this is just my thought…

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  34. RT’s avatar

    I am still sit on 3.41: )

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  35. marjowikid’s avatar

    sooooo is there a way to downgrade a ps3 that can be downgraded to 3.55 without using the e3 flasher? my brother has one of the 1st 80 gig ps3s is there a way we can downgrade that to 3.55

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    1. Fox’s avatar

      NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  36. tiffany’s avatar

    All this takes time i would say either by thanksgiving or christmas we will get a nice surprise from the dev teams hack the world!

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  37. stOneskull’s avatar

    playstation 4 will be announced within 3 months, and probably released in 6 months… and then will follow the end of nintendo hardware.. in 3 years time nintendo will follow sega in making software only.. mark my words

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  38. raziel’s avatar

    Guys any hope for 3.56 ?

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  39. Dorron’s avatar

    Waiting for a CFW that can be installed directly from OFW 4.25…

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  40. Anonymous’s avatar

    Hi guys , plz some patient
    I am on the final test of my perfect CFW 4.21 to be installed on all models of ps3
    Fat,Slim and Ultra Slim

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  41. Nirubu’s avatar

    Smart guys, give me a speculation answer on this:
    When, or will I ever be able to get CFW 4.30 on my PS3 Slim with OFW 4.30?

    I revived it 2 days ago because I heard about this.

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  42. lizeng520’s avatar

    WELL Done!!

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