After experiencing my own troubles with losing playback after a downgrade of a phat PS3, I've spent days reading various guides and trying different solutions. All of my research has taught me that NAND PS3s owners have to contend with issues such as:
- Having a proper DRL backup
- Knowing the drive's playback history
- Possibly creating DRL files
- Possibly remarrying the drive
- And more...
All of this may or may not lead to the recovery of proper BluRay playback. There is the option of using an SS patched firmware such as OtherOS++ to restore playback by eliminating the DRL <-> HRL check, but some games will not work due to the inability to work with trophies.
Is it possible to perform an SS patch in a similar fashion to the way we set the QA flag? If we had a utility to switch the patch on and off, it would be much more convenient than repeated firmware swaps, and it would help more people to conveniently use BluRay movie playback.
Unfortunately, I do not have the skill set to create such a tool, but I'd like to know what people think. Is this feasible? Does this already exist? Is there a better option? Is there someone that wants to build this?