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December 25, 2011 // 1:07 am - This holiday weekend Spanish PlayStation 3 developer JaicraB has released PS3 Preloader Advance, a rewritten LV2Diag.self that allows restoring the Dev_Flash.bin file (to fix semi-bricked PS3 consoles) and has been tested on JFW DH CFW although it should work on all Custom Firmware he states.

Download: PS3 Preloader Advance SELF / PS3 Preloader Advance v2 SELF

To quote, roughly translated: Already available the tool to reset any "/ dev_flash". It is but a program that runs without external modules.

Why we find it being unable to load basic libraries housed in the "/ dev_flash" we must use direct syscalls to the kernel. The compilation is clean STUB external modules, hence it only takes a few KB ...

The function is to load the file "/ dev_usb000/flash1.bin" and write in RAW mode to the "/ dev_flash". But not before mounting the "/ dev_flash" Write mode.

It's simple but effective. There are dangers of bricks, but backup mistake or left unfinished for various reasons.

In principle works in all FIRMS, but mainly is designed to JFW-DH356MA by semibricks problems and instead of HDD when the system stored inside the "/ dev_flash".

But you have backups you can ask of anyone with the same firm or even removing it from the pup and mounting it on a FAT system. Its use is simple.

  • In Factory Mode to rename the "Preloader Advance.self" a "Lv2Diag.self" and copy it to USB.
  • Within the USB copy at the root of the flash backup named "flash0.bin"
  • Connect the USB into the port nearest the reader, and on the system. The LED blinks green. It means that restoring the flash.
  • When the process is shut down. Check the log it creates on the USB to be sure.
  • It only plays out of the factory mode with the "Lv2Diag.self" step2 flowing through the network.

For more information use and addressed to:

MxxxS, My great teacher
Lara, to change and let me sleep at night tinkering...
Demonhades by bud
And the community of demons.

Happy Holidays to all.

PS3 Preloader Advance 2

Bring Preloader version 2 of the Advance.


  • Configuration file to select the actions.
  • Restore all flashes.
  • Make backups of all the flashes.
  • Optimization of the code.
  • Auto-Exit Service mode.


  • Be in Service Mode.
  • Copy and advance.cfg Lv2Diag.self-in USB
  • Modify the file to taste advance.cfg
  • Insert the usb backups according to the advance.cfg
  • Switch with USB-introduced into the nearest port to the reader.

The Evidence:

CORE- While this well and allow access to the Service mode, this utility will recover all the flash. The change of HDD in a 3.56 version is not a problem on systems with NOR memories. No need to do an UPDATE THROUGH. Good luck!

From DemonHades, roughly translated:

Good friends demons, the wait has been tedious and frustrating, so jaicrab wants us this gift to the community to wish a Merry Christmas to all those you had a semibrick with the installation of the JMB or a bad installation in the flash.


1. Prepare our dongle to put it in service mode (I used my amazebreak, but it any other apparatus to use the downgrader payload). Then enter the port and do the combo usb000 power and eject, will turn itself off the PS3.
2. Download the JFW-DH 3.56 MA 1.2.1 Service Pack
3. Download of and rename it to flash0.bin
4. Place in the root of the pendrive (flash0.bin), and also put in the root renamed the advance preloader Lv2Diag.self
5. Introduce the stick in the port usb000 (closest to the reader) and turn on the console.
6. The LED will blink green while working on the restoration, when finished will go out alone.
7. For get into the root end of the usb Lv2Diag.self used to exit the service mode (finalized).
8. Ya again have our PS3 alive with the JFW-DH 3.56 MA.

No more, now you can have it back running the PS3 and not afraid to mess up, this system is tested in fat60 (I have bricked mine) and I have it again making war, is valid for any model although format the hdd.

And without further, 1saludo departed JaiCraB MERRY CHRISTMAS and all the demons DemonHades and friends

PS3 Preloader Advance by JaicraB, Restore Dev_Flash via LV2Diag

PS3 Preloader Advance by JaicraB, Restore Dev_Flash via LV2Diag

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#855 - elser1 - April 4, 2012 // 7:36 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Brenza View Post
How long does we have to wait for someone build up something like wasabi 360 for PS3?

i guess a bit more than 3 weeks.. LOL

#854 - PS4 News - April 4, 2012 // 5:47 am
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Today aquilino has made available a PS3 JFW DH MA Debug JMB Selector v1.0 alongside a demonstration video of it in action for Custom Firmware users.

Download: PS3 JFW DH MA Debug JMB Selector v1.0 / PS3 JFW DH MA Debug JMB Selector v1.0 (Mirror)

To quote, roughly translated: Hello fellow for here I leave my bit for this firmware that has the potential juju. Based picker rebug author jjolano.

Selector is a QA or debug menu instead of using an addon for each menu I joined the two addon and you only have to choose. The interface is simple console like the way I do not know, reminds me of "Startpatch" of the Wii still in line console mode.

It is in English if that change is Spanish for the people. Created PSL1GHT SDK. This slim JFW tested on my DH and all ok, not tested on fat. Notice that writes to the flash homebrew, I take responsibility for its misuse.


  • Start button: QA mode
  • Button select: debug mode
  • Button x: we went to the PS3 menu

As stated in the logo only for JFW DH.

Video demonstration of their functioning:

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#853 - Brenza - March 13, 2012 // 6:24 am
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How long does we have to wait for someone build up something like wasabi 360 for PS3?

#852 - tilla - March 13, 2012 // 1:23 am
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Hoping this can be reveresed to not-JFW. So would this help me find the DRL version I need to fix my BluRay playback?

#851 - PS4 News - March 12, 2012 // 8:48 pm
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I have promoted it to the main page now, sorry for the delay and +Rep Adriansfc92 for the news !

#850 - Adriansfc92 - March 12, 2012 // 6:10 am
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Hello, here I (aka Blackdeath) bring users a PS3 BD Tool add-on utility for JFW DH 3.56 MA CFW, which allows you to quickly and simply obtain the information of the PlayStation 3 BD reader from JMB without Linux.

Download: PS3 BD Tool: JFW DH 3.56 MA CFW Add-On

How It Works:

This tool will take out the HRL both the default reader as currently used by the console and leave you in a log with all the information pertinent to this besides dumps an important part of them to USB, plus it also includes the possibility that if a movie BD inserted before running this tool you MKB_RO.INF the dump in the usb along with HRL and the log where you can cap your version have direct current MKB.

Mode Of Operation:

  • If you are going to use the tool you ought to connect a usb port closest to the reader (dev_usb000), It will dump you there the HR
  • It is not compatible with the rest of CFW.

More details are available on the DH site here with a rough translation below:

Good friends, this time with another utility come more attuned to those researching on the subject or more BD playback on BD so here you have an addon for MA only with a simple but useful power and this addon will allow MA to get information about the BD quickly and easily from the JMB without linux as before with the sg3-utils.

This tool will take out the HRL the reader both the default (empty) as currently used by the console and leave you in a log all the information relevant to this besides dumpearos an important part of them to USB, plus it also includes the possibility that if a movie bd inserted before running this tool you MKB_RO.INF the dump the USB with the HRL and the log where you can cap have your version of MKB directly today.

This can be used in addition to guide recovery of reproduction to stop here:

As you see new facilities unique to MA for community members to research the BD.

Acknowledgements: Demonhades for your confidence, Rokiski by his teachings, JaiCraB, and Kike for your help, chekco, kiki and maky by Test ...

Sorry for my Bad English.

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#849 - Bartholomy - March 5, 2012 // 9:04 am
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Hehe, cool Better than nothing

#848 - furientez - March 5, 2012 // 7:29 am
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all respect to diego1997 and NDT for making this possible , and of course Gotti for sharing

playable teams: Manchester united, AC Milan, FC Porto, SSC Napoli, Santos and Penarol

only 10 min matches, and there's no commentary... runs like a normal backup via multiman external & internal

size:4.49gb (13x300mb)
tested and working fine on my 3.41

just to play a match or 2 with friends... or if you have the knowldge & skills, plz be my guest and contribute to the scene

#847 - Bartholomy - February 6, 2012 // 2:27 am
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Oh, interesting.

#846 - niwakun - February 5, 2012 // 11:50 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomy View Post
Curious proof video. Why MM shows 3.55 as firmware..

maybe because the loaded lv2_dex is 3.55?