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November 20, 2012 // 12:59 am - Following up on his previous work, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer condorstrike has released Condor Updater 3 followed by v3.1 for PS3, which offers a pseudo-recovery mode system firmware update from the XMB.

Download: Condor Updater 3 PS3 Homebrew Application / Condor Updater 3 PS3 Homebrew Application (Mirror) / Condor Updater 3.1 PS3 Homebrew Application / Condor Updater 3.1 PS3 Homebrew Application (Mirror)

From his blog (linked above): Hi guys, I took a short break from Pointman, my upcoming PS3 Homebrew video game, and decided to investigate what Sony did to prevent Condor Updater from working on 4.xx.

After some coffee and hair pulling it seems the culprit was one of my protection checks implemented in v2.0, so I re-wrote it and added a nice PIC1.PNG and ICON0.PNG, and now it works on 4.xx CFWs.

MD5: 76d30475971f8359fe5951b920eb6a36

Condor Updater v3.0 Changelog:

  • Re-wrote code to make app compatible with 4.xx CFWs.
  • Cleaned Code and removed unneeded LV2 patch protections.
  • Replaced loading method.
  • Replaced ICON0.PNG and PIC1.PNG.

Hope you Enjoy it... CAW!

PS: I don’t have a NAND-PS3 to test with, so I don't know if It'll work on those models.

Condor Updater v3.1 Changelog:

HI GUYS, after releasing Condor Updater 3 I REALIZED it wasn’t complete, so here’s Condor Updater v3.1 which now works on any cfw with recovery option (2.50 and above). so now the same app will install and work for you on cfws 3.55, 4.25, 4.30, downgrade pup, whatever... it is especially useful for those with damaged power buttons or for installing same versions of MFWs over OFW/MFWs or going back from an MFW to an OFW, or any time imo... i never trust xmb updates.

For the noobs: This app allows pseudo-recovery mode system firmware update from XMB.

Meaning, one button press on your controller and you’re ready to update/downgrade to your favorite CFW from recovery mode, Once in recovery all you need to do is follow the on-screen prompts. Also, as of now it still only works on NOR-FLASH PS3s, if you’re unsure which model you own click here (

  • Condor Updater now runs on any CFW with recovery option (2.50 and above).


Update: Hi guys, if anyone wants do a quick test for me? This is a new exploit for Condor Updater, I need NAND console test. It works fine on NORS.

Download: Condor_Updater_3.2_Beta.pkg

"Try this at your own risk." Install PKG, and then try running "anything", it should take you to recovery-mode for firmware install like old CU.

Condor Updater 3 PS3 Homebrew Application is Now Available

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#10 - bitsbubba - March 7, 2012 // 4:59 am
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this can not be installed on 3.60+ FW, unless you guys know something about installing non-retail pkg's on OFW

#9 - alexjr - March 6, 2012 // 11:42 pm
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just asking, I'm new to this thing and want a easy way to downgrade my ps3 in order to hack it.

#8 - jensen76 - March 6, 2012 // 11:39 pm
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how.. you can't install the pkg on OFW 4.0...

#7 - alexjr - March 6, 2012 // 11:26 pm
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can this be used to downgrade running on OFW 4.0 to 3.55?

#6 - rianchio23 - March 6, 2012 // 6:22 pm
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all i have is fat 60s... I got like twelve of them lol

#5 - jensen76 - March 6, 2012 // 1:46 pm
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can you make one for the 60GB models. i have 2 of them and no other...

#4 - condorstrike - March 6, 2012 // 11:57 am
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The only non-working model so far that I know of, are the 60GB Phat models.

every Slim work, and all other Phats work.

#3 - HeyManHRU - March 6, 2012 // 6:02 am
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Pretty useful for people who constantly swap the CFW they use.

#2 - 1Panic - March 6, 2012 // 2:46 am
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Can't install it. I can't install PKG files anymore since I'm now on 3.74...>_>

#1 - rianchio23 - March 6, 2012 // 2:32 am
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i'll try it on a console I have that i don't care about and let you know if it allows downgrade from mfw