COMPLETE NAND PS3 CEX-TO-DEX GUIDE (by CaptainCPS-X)
PS3DevWiki devs, PS3 Scene Devs (past & present), JaiCrab, @butnut , @GraVoX959 , @bleh , Gunner54, DeanK and anyone else I forgot.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Any dev who were involved in the original CEX-2-DEX conversion method.
ABOUT MY CEX-2-DEX PACKAGE:
Each guide Step has its own directory, and any needed file(s) will be located there.
UPDATE: New smaller package uploaded in 2 parts to Mediafire.
NAND_CEX2DEX_PACK_v2_CaptainCPSX.part1.rar (199 MB) (MD5: 72845FAD1B23F1A2D7453847684F4576)
NAND_CEX2DEX_PACK_v2_CaptainCPSX.part2.rar (162 MB) (MD5: 600A93E7C7F8D57C008EF84DCB59A8DE)
Red Ribbon RC5 must be downloaded from here:
The package includes:
– OtherOS++ CFW 3.55 (SS Patches)(1/2 HDD)
– Petitboot PKG / BIN files
– CEX2DEX (by Gunner54)
– Red Ribbon RC5 ( REMOVED IN NEW PACKAGE, LOOK ABOVE FOR INFO )
– Factory Service Mode Tool v2
– Jaicrab Preloader Advance v3.1
– DEX OFW 4.11
Everything has been structured into directories named as: STEP_1, STEP_2, etc…for easy handling of files depending on the Guide step you are located in.
ABOUT THIS GUIDE:
This guide is for NAND PS3 models only. I have done every step on my CECHE01 NAND PS3 console. And everything went well. Please don’t skip any step, and read very carefully. If you don’t read English very well, don’t use Google Translate, or any other tool, you could end up bricking your PS3.
UPDATE: This guide has verified and updated information, the one I included as a text file in the RAR package should be used only as reference, consult this guide “online” for precise information.
WHAT PS3 MODELS HAVE NAND?
CECHA COK-001 2x 128MB NAND 60GB CECHA COK-001 2x 128MB NAND 60GB CECHB COK-001 2x 128MB NAND 20GB CECHB COK-001 2x 128MB NAND 20GB CECHC COK-002 2x 128MB NAND 60GB CECHC COK-002 2x 128MB NAND 60GB CECHE COK-002 2x 128MB NAND 80GB CECHE COK-002W 2x 128MB NAND 80GB CECHG SEM-001 2x 128MB NAND 40GB
More info here: http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/SKU_Models
ARE YOU GOING TO WRITE A NOR GUIDE?
I will probably make one based on other NOR guides, IF I can make sure it will not fail. I don’t want to lead people to bricks.
WHAT “CAN” BE DONE IF I CONVERT MY CEX TO DEX ?
– more info coming soon, I am currently testing xD LOL! –
WHAT “CANNOT” BE DONE IF I CONVERT MY CEX TO DEX ?
– more info coming soon as well… –
CAN I GO BACK TO CEX AFTER CONVERTING TO DEX ?
– Keep reading below please.
MY DEX-TO-CEX BRICK
– Installed MFW 3.55 DEX (With Peek & Poke enabled)
– Used “Factory Service Mode Tool v2” to put my console in FSM.
– A file was automatically created specifically for DEX to get out of FSM, called “Lv2diag_exit.self”
– I copied my old NAND flash dump “Backuprflash.bin” to my USB device and renamed it to “rflash.bin”
– Copied “JaiCrab Preloader Advance v3.1” files (Lv2diag.self, advance.cfg) to restore “rflash.bin” to my NAND.
– Connected the USB device to my PS3 turned it ON
– Everything went fine, I was on CEX now, the system started was in FSM, so I turned it off.
– I connected my USB device to my PC and deleted “JaiCrab Preloader Advance” files (Lv2diag.self, advance.cfg)
-Renamed the “Lv2diag_exit.self” specifically for DEX to “Lv2diag.self” to exit factory mode.
-Connected the USB device to my PS3 and turned it ON.
– PS3 supposedly went out of FSM based on the generated “factory.txt” log file, but then I got a Blinking Red Light.
– PS3 got bricked “apparently” by using the wrong “Lv2diag.self” to exit FSM, I was supposed to use the one for CEX, not DEX.
NEW UPDATE: Brick apparently didn’t happen because of the Lv2diag.self, both PKG files (DEX / CEX) from FMS Tool v2 are the same Lv2diag.self. Apparently after flashing my NAND back to CEX I had to install a CEX FW from Factory Service Mode. By exiting FSM before I had installed a CEX FW, bricked my NAND PS3.
My recommendation is that if you go to DEX, stay on DEX until it is officially confirmed that you can safely go back to CEX on NANDs.
1- NAND PS3 model running on CFW/OFW 3.55 or less.
2- My CEX-2-DEX Package (it includes everything you will need) (NEW LINKS)
* NAND_CEX2DEX_PACK_v2_CaptainCPSX.part1.rar (199 MB) (MD5: 72845FAD1B23F1A2D7453847684F4576)
* NAND_CEX2DEX_PACK_v2_CaptainCPSX.part2.rar (162 MB) (MD5: 600A93E7C7F8D57C008EF84DCB59A8DE)
3- USB Keyboard / Mouse
4- USB Storage Device (FAT32) (with at least 2GB just in case)
5- Patience, Time and the will to convert your PS3 to DEX.
ADVICE: DO NOT SKIP ANY STEP!. EVERY STEP AND SUB-STEP IS IMPORTANT!!!
STEP 1 :: INSTALLING OTHEROS++ CFW 3.55
1- Backup important data from PS3 (saves, images, videos, etc…).
2- Verify and remove any disc inserted on the PS3.
3- Turn off your PS3.
4- Connect a USB Storage Device to your PC (FAT32).
5- Copy the directory from “CFW_355_OTHEROS++” to the root of the USB Storage Device.
6- Connect the USB Storage Device to the PS3.
7- Turn on the PS3 in ‘Recovery Mode’ (press power button for 8 seconds, then again until it beeps).
8- Select “System Update” and follow on-screen instructions.
9- After installation is done, turn off your PS3.
10- Turn on the PS3 in ‘Recovery Mode’ (press power button for 8 seconds, then again until it beeps).
11- Choose “Restore PS3 System”.
STEP 2 :: GOING INTO FACTORY SERVICE MODE
1- Connect the USB Storage Device to the PC.
2- Copy the files from “FACTORY_SERVICE_MODE_TOOL_v02” to the root of a USB storage device.
3- Connect the USB Storage Device to the PS3 and install “FactoryServiceMode.gnpdrm.pkg”.
4- Run “Factory Service Mode Tool” from the XMB Game column.
5- If you hear 3 beeps, try it again, it should beep once now and reboot into Factory Service Mode.
6- You can turn off your PS3 for now.
Note: In your USB storage device there will be a file called “Lv2diag_exit.self”, this will be used later to exit FSM.
STEP 3 :: GETTING FLASH DUMP
1- Copy the files from “JAICRAB_PRELOADER_ADVANCE_v31” to the root of the USB Storage Device.
2- Connect the USB Storage Device to the PS3 (to the last USB slot on the right).
3- Turn the PS3 on, and wait until it completely turn off, this could take a few minutes.
4- NAND Flash dump will be located in the USB Storage Device as “Backuprflash.bin”
5- Connect the USB Storage Device to your PC.
6- Remove “Lv2diag.self” and “advance.cfg” from the root of your USB Storage Device.
7- Rename “Lv2diag_exit.self” to “Lv2diag.self”.
8- Connect the USB Storage Device to your PS3 and turn it on.
9- Your PS3 should be out of Factory Service Mode.
10- Connect the USB Storage Device to your PC.
11- Remove the “Lv2diag.self” from the USB Storage Device.
UPDATE: If you use Windows, and you cannot see the flash dump on your USB Storage Device.
* Click on the windows explorer menu “Tools -> Folder Options”.
* On the new window click the top Tab “View”.
* Select “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”.
* Un-ckeck “Hide protected Operative System files”.
* Click “OK”.
Now you should see the flash dump “Backuprflash.bin” on the root of your USB Storage Device.