I was wondering if, when put in service mode, the PS3 will accept the debug-fw. This would be a logical conclusion because the the debug/test-ps3 is at least in hardware identically to the retail versions, so there must be "something" that tells the ps3 that it is a debugging station. so if the debug-fw doesn't tell the console to BE a debug-console, maybe this service mode will give us some more options.
can anybody tell me how to get into this service mode or what is different from the normal mode? i am developing a simple hdd-scanner that scans for differences on a freshly-zeroed hd. i will post source here because i compile on osx, but any standard c-compiler should do, but i am not finished yet. the main reason to get the diff is to determine what on the hd is encrypted as per-ps3 and what is not, and to see what the ps3 writes onto the hd if it was told to quick-format.
but back to topic.... the questions are "what could be done in service-mode?" and "would this be a way to get a full-working debug-fw?"
if this is posted in the wrong category please move it, i can't get access now to the dev-forum because i only post if i got something to tell or have a question about dev-oriented things, and thats not that often as this board requires