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April 7, 2012 // 1:11 am - Following up on our previous release, today myself (OverX) and HwapX have made available a Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI for those interested followed by a translation error fix and update v1.2 and revision 4 below.

Download: Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI / Venix Downgrade GUI v1.0.0.1 / Venix Downgrade Patch v1.2 for E3 Flasher NOR / Venix Downgrade Patch v1.2 for Progskeet NOR / Venix Downgrade Patch v1.2 for FAT Dual NAND / CFV 2.0 Revision 4 by MRDOTB

Warning: According to the PS3 Dev Wiki ( the Venix Autopatcher / Downgrade tool is known and proven to give false positives on bad dumps that lead to permabricks.

Use this method ( Validating flash dumps to make sure the dumps are in crisp condition. You cannot recover from bad flash without proper dumps (e.g. bricking the console beyond repair).

From eussnl: The only thing this tool tests is size and "oya," nothing else. It blindly copypastes ps3 binary code from inside its EXE inside the file. In best case scenario (if a proper validated dump was used) it creates a patched file just like Winskeet, Progskeet etc do since a long time.

There is no need for a tool that gives users a false feeling of security, while in reality there is none. You need Flowrebuilder anyhow to extract+check and validate your dump. I see no reason why you should not be using the builtin autopatcher of Flowrebuilder too (which is a veteran tool, as Flowrebuilder has been intensely tried+tested+bugfixed).

Venix Downgrade is a Windows application that lets you use your patch in NOR or NAND to return to version "downgrade" 4.11 to 3.55. You can also compare your flash to check if there is errors.

Application created to facilitate the process:


  • Compatible with Progskeet, E3 Flasher, Teensy 2.0++ other.
  • Compatible with NOR and NAND.
  • Script to check malformed headers, File names, Region names.
  • Check headers offsets NOR.
  • Compares bits between two NAND or NOR.
  • GUI interface.
  • Patch to downgrade simplified.
  • Automated Method
  • Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Portuguese and English version changed according to the language of your operating system.

From the v1.2 release ( changes, to quote:

Checking the header and size of files:

  • IFI
  • asecure_loader
  • eEID
  • CISD
  • CCSD
  • trvk_prg0
  • trvk_prg1
  • trvk_pkg0
  • trvk_pkg1
  • cvtrm
  • metldr
  • ROS0
  • ROS1
  • Checks if the metldr is compatible with downgrade.
  • Validation editable via xml
  • Search patch for external NOR and NAND.

How to use:

  • Make reading your NAND or NOR with E3 or Progskeet.
  • Open your backup with v1.2 Downgrade Venix
  • Rewrite.

Failures: If by chance the program detects a fault, we will use the Flow Rebuild to solve.

  • Let's download the FlowRebuilder v.
  • We will open your NOR defective.
  • Now select the "Byte reverse and extract a NOR dump file."
  • Open your NOR and execute the function.
  • The program will create a new NOR with the extension. REV.
  • Remove the extension and apply the patch to v1.2 Downgrade Venix

CFV 2.0 Revision-4 Changelog:

  • Language support - for now is only a Polish, English, German and Spanish. Unfortunately, no special characters support (we plan in future add external font support in lang.xml).
  • Translated databases into German and Spanish.
  • Updated English databases.
  • New icon for displaying text files (i.e readmes/changelogs). Files are define in and read from files DIR.
  • Other minor fixes (SHA2-224 on Windows XP not support yet).

Thanks for translations: Fatman, toto67 and Evilnat. Complete list of rebug fw info set, and a few others. List is not complete but i'll try in future complete it. Some of ./files are ripoff site news (because there's was no official readmes).

Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI is Released

Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI is Released

Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI is Released

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#25 - DemonoidMaster - July 23, 2011 // 8:00 am
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lol... you see this (and we all know this is stolen and has been modified to the max to try and fool us) report them to sony ? profit ??

people like them who try and mess around with other peoples work like this is disgusting and what Deank said is proof... such BS is unacceptable, we won't pay for something that is already free.

#24 - Windstyle - July 21, 2011 // 9:32 am
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Thanks iskj3098ias

#23 - misiozol - July 21, 2011 // 8:33 am
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Another useless CFW or software that is all ready made by someone else long time ago !

#22 - ninjanutta2 - July 20, 2011 // 8:47 pm
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I think they should stick their ungrateful, ripoff portugese crap firmware, who do they think your dealing with a bunch of idiots? lol

#21 - deank - July 20, 2011 // 11:07 am
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I love when this POOR VENIX (Victor) guy posts such bs. Again he changed the icon and title of multiMAN to "Venix Manager".

I remember he was asking for $$$ if you want the 'advanced features' of his manager. Don't be scammed - multiMAN is free and translated to 26 languages.

I see no credits to the translator of multiMAN interface... not to mention mM at all

#20 - iskj3098ias - July 20, 2011 // 8:34 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Windstyle View Post
Sorry for the dumbest question , but what exactly does this mean "You can lock and unlock trophies"

Exactly that, it was added in the last Rebug release. You can unlock (earn) or lock back any trophy you want, except Platinums (as far as I know, I only bothered unlocking the Online ones I won't be getting anyway).

#19 - Windstyle - July 20, 2011 // 6:45 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Baller786 View Post
stupid question but does this let us play 3.60 games with the spoofer? coz I really really wanna play captain america

Nope this is just a copy from the rebug cfw it doesn't add much of a features.

#18 - kevinmp33 - July 20, 2011 // 2:02 am
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Looks nice, but seems to be the same as other CFW.

#17 - Baller786 - July 19, 2011 // 9:35 pm
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stupid question but does this let us play 3.60 games with the spoofer? coz I really really wanna play captain america

#16 - pontogames - July 19, 2011 // 7:22 pm
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that looks ugly..