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239w ago - Today French site PS3Gen.fr (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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#20 - Murcielago - 239w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by aajkhan View Post
Hi everyone, does this mean i can downgrade my 3.42 FW ps3 to 3.41 with payload? yeah, yeah i updated my ps3 and now i'm super pissed off.

nope you can't downgrade, because there's no jailbreak for 3.42, if this service mode is true, you have to jailbreak first and the go to service mode, so you are still stuck in 3.42, but you can sell you machine on ebay and buy a new one that had been manufactured before september 8.

#19 - aajkhan - 239w ago
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Hi everyone, does this mean i can downgrade my 3.42 FW ps3 to 3.41 with payload? yeah, yeah i updated my ps3 and now i'm super pissed off.

#18 - DeadlyFoez - 239w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
And how exactly would you expect the PS3 without needed hardware to actually play PS2 games?

Do you believe in magic? Apparently that guy does.

#17 - GrandpaHomer - 239w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by myrideruk View Post
as before on youtube I saw a video where a guy got his PS3 console back from $ony and it was in service mode by accident, this enabled him to play PS2 games on his 80gig which isn't possible,


You really believe everything you saw on YouTube?

And how exactly would you expect the PS3 without needed hardware to actually play PS2 games?

#16 - myrideruk - 239w ago
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If it isn't real, then isn't there any devs that could work on this? as before on youtube I saw a video where a guy got his PS3 console back from $ony and it was in service mode by accident, this enabled him to play PS2 games on his 80gig which isn't possible, so really getting a payload for the service mode should open the PS3 fully.

#15 - chortya - 239w ago
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Real softmod would be indeed really nice.

#14 - Inferis - 239w ago
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Here's hoping it's real. That would be amazing if we were able to get that kind of control. Hell, I'd be happy with just the ability to keep my system jailbroken and not have to run it every time I boot up.

#13 - xxxgizmoxxx - 239w ago
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Another step closer to total PS3 control. Is anyone working on custom firmware updates to bring back the network? That will be the ultimate!

#12 - DeadlyFoez - 239w ago
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This would be great if it ever got released. I would not count on this getting released at all though. We should just give up hope on this now considering that those pics are from a while ago and we're just hearing about it now.

#11 - hacked2123 - 239w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post
its funny every dev always has a cheap screen. lol

The first screen is a Samsung LCD, you can almost make out the letters, but the first is definitely an 'S' and the remaining can be counted to infer 'SAMSUNG', I wouldn't call it cheap.

Personally I've thrown away all 5 CRT monitors I used to use... they are complete and utter trash in every way.