E3 flasher officially released, solderless,but without dual boot feature
Finally the E3 flasher has been released by E3 team. the first version is limited version which contains about 11 items. Compared to its previous news, the most different thing is that it is a solderless item, which means you will install it without soldering skills.this is a great thing for most PS3 players, because not so many people can do the soldering things.but it's a pity that the limited version E3 flasher dont have the dual boot feature which means you can not switch the PS3 between V3.55 and V3.72. It means E3 flasher is only a downgrade dongle. you can only use it to downgrade your PS3 V3.70 or V3.72 to V3.55 and then install the V3.55 CFW, you can not enjoy the dual boot, can not PSN. This is a bad news for many guys, because dual boot feature is a main reason why many guys buy this item, it's too bad that they cancelled it in this limited version. but they also told us the reason that the limited version dont have the dual boot feature is because they have to make it solderless! But at the same time, that also claimed that they are working hard to develop it and will make the dual boot feature available on the next e3 flasher version. here is the quote from them.
"E3 flasher LIMITED version start to ship on 13th. We are sorry for the delay because CLIP component is very low rate .We had to ship small quantity like 100-200pcs every day recently , we are working hard to improve those problem. Now you can get new slim installation manual with clip from official web. E3 flasher limited version fixed on NOR FLASH FAT console not so good, you can know some from official web ,sure all NOR FLASH console is NO SOLDER include SLIM AND NOR FLASH FAT . We are regret that we had to cancel some function like dual boot from E3 FLASHER LIMITED versionbecuase NO solder function added(CLIP). We will develop a new flasher to add those function with few wire solder.We take some picture for E3 FLASHER LIMITED production, you can know production status official web ."
Some resellers also have started selling this item, the price is about 110USD including free shipping fee.look at here E3 Flasher Downgrade PS3 V3.70 to V3.55 we can get some more details. such as the E3 flasher specification : Size: 24.5X14.5X10.5cm Weight: 1.3kg here is the E3 flasher user guide : E3 flasher installation guide
The official site also released the pic of E3flasher package content which contains about 11 items
so this is all the latest news about E3 flasher, good news is that this item is finally released, can downgrade your PS3 from V3.72 to V3.55 and solderless installation. bad thing is without dual boot feature and price is still a little high. Is it worth buying? Depends on yourself.
official site (the site is down now, dont know the reason, think it will be alright later)