Around a year and a half ago I modded a Japanese PS3 using the PL3 payload (rockbox + ipod nano). The backup manager was great and everything was working superbly. The version of the PS3 is/was/should be 3.41. I did live with a few people who would probably update the PS3 on accident so I spoofed the version to 3.60 thinking I was really smart and cool.
Now two years later I'm trying to put some custom firmware on it... I'm trying to use a 2nd generation ipod mini to get back into it to remove the spoof but I'm not having a whole lot of luck. I've attempted safe mode with restoring, formatting, and every other viable option but nothing is working yet.
Is there any way to get rid of this annoying 3.60 spoof without homebrew? Whenever I try to install different firmware, it finishes (100%) but nothing really changes. The installer will say that I'm upgrading to 3.60 as well. I've tried 3.41 OFW, 3.55 OFW, 3.55 CFW, and now I'm pretty confused.
Nobody touched this PS3 for two years as well, and I'm very sure that it is spoofed and not actually at 3.60.