Time to upgrade my PS3 firmware


Rogero CFW4.30

I’ve been using CFW3.55 Hermes since I picked up my PS3, a couple of years back.
Thinking it’s time to finally upgarde to Rogero CFW4.30 & see what the PS3 online gaming experience is like… or more so I can add patches to titles.

As always bricking my PS3 is a danger, although I’ve never had issues on any device in the past when upgrading firmware, touch wood.

So according to this guide

2- Always make a NOR/Nand dump using multiMAN before installing any CFW to have a recovery backup in case of any bricks.
Having a valid NOR/Nand dump is an essential step before upgrading, because you will always have a chance to recover when you have a valid dump.
** A Hardware Flasher alone without a valid dump may not fix your bricked PS3 **

& a quick google search later I find the instructions of what I ned to do there: link

To dump NAND/NOR: mmOS->Select any file->Open in HEX viewer->[SELECT]->[START]->DUMP LV2(NO)->DUMP LV1(NO)->DUMP FLASH(YES)

Heaps more info here

So my backups have been made & Rogero 4.30 coming down… I’m getting nervous 🙂
Install guide here

Download the Rogero CFW 4.30, put the PUP on your USB in “USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT. PUP”
MD5: 5f7434a46f7909689b00558a06071689
md5sum Rogero_CEX_4.30_v2.03.PUP, check

Doh! remember to rename the file: PS3UPDAT.PUP
easy from here, update from the dashboard system menu, phew stres over, now to play some new games 🙂