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March 5, 2012 // 3:07 pm - Today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer condorstrike has released Condor Updater v1.0 for PS3, which offers a pseudo-recovery mode system firmware update from the XMB.

Download: Condor Updater v1.0 PS3 Homebrew Application

To quote: This app allows pseudo-recovery mode system firmware update from xmb.

I've tested it with Rogero CFW and Kmeaw, but should work with any Firmware that allows the PKG to install.

No more hold down power crap... lol.

If anyone wants to try on 3.55+ to try and downgrade, my answer is try it... what's there to lose... It should also work on PSP and PS VITA, but I haven't tested.

I think this is a very handy app, and as always, I hope you enjoy my releases...caw!


  • Install PKG.
  • Run Condor Updater.
  • PROFIT!!!

Disclaimer: I am not liable if this application disables or damages your console and or handheld, use at your own risk.

Finally, from deank: FWIW, a simple call which you or other devs can use to get to the "recovery/Firmware menu" safely for all firmware versions would be something like:

[in psl1ght]
[Register or Login to view code]

or as in mM 2+

[Register or Login to view code]

It is a standard function, which works on all firmwares and all consoles (if one finds a way to call the function from a homebrew app).

Condor Updater v1.0 PS3 Homebrew Application is Released

Condor Updater v1.0 PS3 Homebrew Application is Released

Condor Updater v1.0 PS3 Homebrew Application is Released

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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