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How To Downgrade the Fat PS3 from 4.66 to 3.55 Firmware Using E3 Flasher Tutorial

1-12-15: Initial release.

1-13-15: Added part 2 of video tutorial.

1-16-15: Part 3 video tutorial added.

Before Xmas holidays, I got a chance to record a lot of video footage as I took apart my PS3 and attempted to install the E3 flasher for my fat PS3 that uses the NOR chip.

Today I am proud to release the first portion of that video tutorial, where I will show you how to take apart the fat PS3, and go into detail on how to secure the E3 clip to the PS3 mobo (the hardest part of the mod).

One reason I like how I did this video is I go over in detail the steps to take apart the PS3 in such a way that it doesn’t take too much of the viewer’s time. Other PS3 videos on other youtube channels the guys either fast forward through the disassemble process without any narration, or if they do decide to talk, its a LONG video!!!

If you guys been watching me over the years, you know I hate watching LONG videos, so its always my mantra to try to record short but concise videos when I can. Anyway, see the video below and please give a thumbs up, it really helps.

If you have specific PS3 questions, I prefer you ask it on the youtube channel so other gamers can benefit from your questions.

Added on 1-13-15:

Part 2 of the video tutorial series is live:

Part 3 of the video tutorial series is live:

How To Determine the Lowest Compatible PS3 Firmware for Downgrading

PS3 Console

1-10-15: Initial release.

In my latest PS3 video, I will show you how to determine what is the lowest firmware that your PS3 can accept. Why is this important?

If you want to do CFW (custom firmware) and you upgraded your PS3 to the latest official firmware (i.e. 4.66) you may or may not be able to downgrade it if the original firmware loaded on the system is 3.56 or higher.

If it turns out that your PS3 model was originally with built firmware 3.55 or lower, then that means your PS3 can be downgraded through the use of a hardware flasher of some sort.

See the video tutorial for more details, and check out the youtube page for the download link to MinVerCheck.rar file.