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September 13, 2010 // 2:24 pm - As if there wasn't enough PS JailBreak clones already, the EcliPS3 PS JailBreak clone PS3 modchip has surfaced today.

The official site (linked above) currently only offers minimal details and an EcliPS3 Manual on the PlayStation 3 USB device, as follows:

EcliPS3 PS3 ModChip Features:

• USB Plug & Play (easy to install)
• No need to open your console
• Supports firmware version 3.41 (and previous ones)
• GUI (Graphical User Interface)
• Compatible with FAT and SLIM PS3
• Supports every PS3 region (USA, JAP, PAL and KOR)
• Disables automatic updates on the PS3
• Execute backups to the internal PS3 HD or even to an external USB HD
• Execute backups in 2x, the same speed as the PS3 Blu-ray
• 100% updatable via PC

EcliPS3 PS JailBreak Clone PS3 ModChip Surfaces

EcliPS3 PS JailBreak Clone PS3 ModChip Surfaces

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#26 - pera - February 6, 2011 // 8:02 am
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help please! my eclipse updater says 'eclipse not connected' but my eclipse is on usb!

#25 - PS4 News - December 20, 2010 // 8:01 pm
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Another EcliPS3 Firmware Manager v1.5 update which includes new downgrader code, and several optimizations:
Eclipse Updater v1.5
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- New downgrader code implemented. Several Firmware optimizations.

- Misc optimizations.


DOWNGRADING GUIDE

Note: When downgrading you may in some cases loose saved data on the PS3 HDD.


Flashing Eclipse
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Flash your Eclipse as you normally would.
After you have completed the downgrading procedure as described below you must reflash your Eclipse with the standard firmware.


DOWNGRADING PROCEDURE
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- Prepare a blank USB memory stick with only 2 files inside: Lv2Diag.self (file 1) and the modified 3.41 PUP file.
These must be in the root of the memory stick. No other file must be present.
- Insert the Eclips3 with the downgrade firmware in your console.
- Turn on the PS3 using the standard sequence; Remove power (or power plug) from the PS3,insert Eclips3 into USB port, power on, then quickly press eject.
After a very short while the PS3 will power off.
- Turn on the PS3 to confirm that it is in Service Mode. You should see a red box on the screen saying Factory Service Mode.
(If you are using a component cable the image might be garbled). Turn off the PS3 and remove Eclips3.
- Insert the USB memory stick with the 2 files on in the "right USB port" of the PS3 and turn it on.
The screen will be black, but the LED on the PS3 will blink.
- Wait for approximately 3 minutes. In the end the PS3 power button will flash green and then the PS3 will turn off.
Wait 3 minutes for the system to install the old FW, towards the end the power button on the console will start flashing green and then your console will power off.
- Remove the USB memory stick and turn on the PS3. It will still be in service mode. you can now verify that it has been downgraded to v3.41. If you wish
to downgrade to an earlier firmware you can do so now, there is no need to use modified custom PUP when the firmware has already been downgraded to 3.41.
- Insert USB drive in PC, delete the 2 files, and copy LV2Diag.self (file 2) to it.
- Insert USB memory stick and power on the PS3. After approximately 10 seconds it will power off.
- Remove the USB memory stick and power on the PS3. The procedure is now complete.

Have fun!

#24 - PS4 News - December 10, 2010 // 3:09 am
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From their site, with more details HERE:
EcliPS3 Downgrade

Here is the release of our 1.4c Firmware. This firmware update includes the downgrader and the new V1.4 Eclipse Firmware.

We are proud to say that Blue Ray DVD works fine with our downgrader. An updated release of V1.4 Firmware will also be done in the coming days, so check our news section

We are proud to release the Eclipse downgrader for PS3. This firmware will allow you simply to flash the eclipse to downgrade your PS3 from V3.50 to lower firmwares. You will need to use the Eclipse firmware V1.3 to reflash the Eclips3 with a working Firmware. Just follow the instrutions written into the .txt file inside the firmware zip file.

The V1.4 Firmware complete with downgrader will be released tomorrow. Files are available in our Download area. Have Fun!

Here's the BETA for proof, tomorrow official will be released. You can use any Lev2diag.self files to downgrade once jailbreaked. We will place it online in few minutes, meantime you can also use this package: http://www.sendspace.com/file/qlfoyi

We are proud to release the Eclipse downgrader for PS3. This firmware will allow you simply to flash the eclipse to downgrade your PS3 from V3.50 to lower firmwares. You will need to use the Eclipse firmware V1.3 to reflash the Eclips3 with a working Firmware. Just follow the instrutions written into the .txt file inside the firmware zip file. The V1.4 Firmware complete with downgrader will be released tomorrow. Files are available in our Download area. Have Fun!

#23 - PS4 News - October 25, 2010 // 10:46 pm
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EcliPS3 Firmware Manager v1.3 update for anyone that needs it...
v1.3

- Discless mode is now used as default, old disc-based payload has been removed.

- Misc optimizations.

#22 - PS4 News - October 21, 2010 // 7:41 pm
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Some more EcliPS3 Firmware Manager v1.2 updates for anyone that needs them...
v1.2d:

- Updated import engine and firmware.

- The import engine has now the ability to import a wider range of hex files; basically any PSGroove or PSFreedom based hex file for any board type can now be imported (both AVR and PIC based boards are supported).

-Official Eclipse firmware still only supports FW 3.41 but with the right hex files you can now test the Eclipse hardware with older PS3 firmware versions (e.g. 3.01, 3.10, 3.15, etc).


v1.2e:

- Fixed a bug causing backups to fail when loading PSGroove Hermes.

#21 - ridicule - October 8, 2010 // 7:02 am
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Quote Originally Posted by DeViL303 View Post
That a fairly cool feature for noobs who are worried about which hex file to flash, universal hex compatibility! If its true that is,it wouldnt be the first time a clone maker has lied, or stretched the truth! will wait and see, happy with my minimus for now.. also got one of them picgroove devices.

i ordered one of these today and will either receive it on monday or tuesday.

seems like a good key since you can just upgrade it with a single click with any hex file so seems like a good buy might do a review on it since there isn't one yet.

#20 - DeViL303 - October 7, 2010 // 9:11 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Another update, EcliPS3 Firmware Manager v1.2:

That a fairly cool feature for noobs who are worried about which hex file to flash, universal hex compatibility! If its true that is,it wouldnt be the first time a clone maker has lied, or stretched the truth! will wait and see, happy with my minimus for now.. also got one of them picgroove devices.

#19 - PS4 News - October 7, 2010 // 8:58 pm
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Another update, EcliPS3 Firmware Manager v1.2:
Updated import engine and firmware. The import engine has now the ability to import a wider range of hex files; basically any PSGroove or PSFreedom based hex file for any board type can now be imported (both AVR and PIC based boards are supported). Official Eclipse firmware still only supports FW 3.41 but with the right hex files you can now test the Eclipse hardware with older PS3 firmware versions (e.g. 3.01, 3.10, 3.15, etc).

#18 - Robbieballs - September 26, 2010 // 12:56 am
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Which psgroove hex file should I be looking for to load onto the eclips3 device. I see the firmware manager that you can download on the site allows you to put on "their" software, and also you can load a psgroove hex file. But I'm not sure of which to use, or where to find it. I've found lists upon lists and downloads upon downloads, but none look like they'd be compatible.

#17 - Padawan Gatsu - September 25, 2010 // 1:28 am
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I want one of these honestly if it performs the way they say it does. I mean it says you can load any hex you want and it will adjust where need be and can be updated with our own choice of code. I just want something discreet looking and I found one for $38 shipped so it isn't a bad price by any means. Anyone with this want to confirm any of my questions. Oh one more thing how's the build quality? Are they cheaply made as this one has always caught my eye in terms of clones, FW compatibility, and price.