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September 27, 2010 // 2:53 am - Today French site (linked above) reports news of a project RichDevX is working on where a PSGroove payload is utilized for examining PS3 Service Mode.

To quote, roughly translated: "RichDevX tells us about his progress with his playload to put the PlayStation 3 in service mode and recently released two snapshots of progress.

It is indeed working on a payload to get the console into service mode and be able to launch a file. Choke on every boot via a USB key and others.

As shown in this first image, we can see the red box on the XMB showing that the console actually went into service mode. In this mode, it is possible to run specific software, including one allowing the downgrade (the opposite of update, ie back to a previous firmware).

OtherOS who says so says downgrade option of going back 3.15 for benefit of OtherOS plus most of the hack with PSGroove.

Payload through this, it is also possible to run each time you start the console, loading a file. Self from a USB key as explained above. This could allow the hack using only one time a dongle or other, then your USB stick could complete the task alone. Advances in the underground world push the limits even further, watch this."

Finally, those who haven't heard about the PlayStation 3 Factory / Service Mode before today may wish to browse through the following past articles: Service Mode PS3 Arrives, PS3 Service Mode JIG Files Leaked, Service Mode Tests Begin, Service Mode Information and PS3 Service Mode Details.

Project: RichDevX PSGroove Payload for PS3 Service Mode

Project: RichDevX PSGroove Payload for PS3 Service Mode

Project: RichDevX PSGroove Payload for PS3 Service Mode

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#30 - laggmaster - September 27, 2010 // 7:14 pm
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Service mode has been available for whoever wants to install it for a long time as long as you know where to find it and how to create it... i think some people need to read up on service mode before commenting and making a big deal about some pictures...

Whether this is a path to permanently "Jailbreaking" ps3s is still doubtful, chances are we won't even see a release of this payload...

#29 - d00bie - September 27, 2010 // 5:44 pm
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this is awesome news ! can't wait to see what this will bring ^_^

#28 - F0X75 - September 27, 2010 // 5:28 pm
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This is amazing. I know this might sound nerdy but I feel like the Gods in Homer's "Iliad", when the Gods are looking down on the humans that are battling in war against eachother. What I mean is, SONY are the Trojans and the Homebrewers are the Greeks, battling it out as we, the people (the gods) sit and watch $ony and the homebrewers/hacker and exploiters fight for security vs. emulators/homebrew/hacks. these are awesome times to own a PS3! SUCK ON THAT Crap-box360!

P.S. I can't wit until there is a hack/exploit for the PS3 2.50 firmware.

#27 - RealTylerDurden - September 27, 2010 // 5:26 pm
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The pics actually are only a few days old... The sad thing is that it probably will never be released.

#26 - Ecniv - September 27, 2010 // 4:52 pm
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Couple of months old? How do you come up with that piece of info??

If I see the photo I would say the date is standing on 9/22 as in 22nd of September isn`t it?? So unless it`s from 2009 wich I would doubt it`s actually no more then 1 week old

Plz do correct me if I`m wrong

#25 - DeadlyFoez - September 27, 2010 // 4:32 pm
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I'm not saying it's fake at all, because I doubt it is. But apparently those pics are from a long time ago so chances are that he is not currently working on this right now. I hope and pray he does figure this out and releases it soon. That could change the whole ps3 scene.

Quite frankly, if this is true then it might be a way to downgrade any PS3's firmware... unless this is solely working on an exploit. If it is not working on an exploit then that would mean that he figured out sony's own jig and how to replicate it... which I doubt. But even if he did, I am sure more info would have been released by now being that those pics are a couple months old.

Just a thought.

#24 - evilsperm - September 27, 2010 // 4:24 pm
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If RichDevX is saying he did it, its real so stop hating... I'm sure it will be released faster then you all think!

Look how long it took them to reverse the PSJailbreak, what was it 4 days? Now in the last 3 1/2 weeks look how much stuff has come from that! You can only imagine what is in store in the next 3 1/2 weeks

#23 - PSGamer24 - September 27, 2010 // 3:10 pm
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RichDevX is a reputable dev, he was part of the PSgroove team.

#22 - aajkhan - September 27, 2010 // 3:06 pm
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thanks Murcielago, i guess that's goodbye free ps3 games for me then, at least with my current console. thanks again.

#21 - SBEEZY - September 27, 2010 // 2:53 pm
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why do people keep saying this is fake? that pic of the tv dosen't look chopped to me.. i can't wait till this is released to see if my slim can run other os.