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February 3, 2012 // 3:55 am - Shortly after the PS3Jig v1.00 PS3 Factory / Service Mode Jig Modifications project news comes a PlayStation 3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.1 from homebrew developer CrashSerious that offers users PS3 Service Mode access without a JIG device!

Download: PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.1

To quote: Operation: Mongoose has a special message for Cobra / TB Team:

"That cobra is $%#@$%!!! We roll deep .. do you Max?" -- Operation: Mongoose

Look ma, no Downgrade Dongle

In keeping with our Red Valentines theme this month... we release another red themed app. Tonight, in our second release we bring you a second handy app that continues our commitment to the removal or the need for ANY dongles. A simple app that should likel make it into everyone's PS3 tool set. An XMB application that places the PS3 into factory service mode. Now, You can now throw away that downgrade dongle! Also, as an added bonus we've included CEX and DEX versions of the pkg.

Psgrade was ported to all sorts of devices, even calculators ... none of those external devices are needed any longer! You may now re-purpose them!


When you run the app it will beep once and reboot if successful. Three beeps indicates a failure, report the contents of factory.txt in this thread for help. (Factory.txt will save to the USB flash if you put on in the right most USB port of the PS3.) At this point you will come back up in Factory Service Mode (FSM). Place the Lv2Diag.self on the USB the Lv2diag.self will perform its intended purpose automatically. So be aware of that feature should you not be expecting the PS3 to boot back into the non-FSM XMB.

This app will not work on any of the "reDRM" firmwares, aka Cobra or TrueBlue CFW.

1. Install the appropriate pkg for your system; FactoryServiceMode.gnpdrm.pkg for CEX and FactoryServiceMode.pkg for DEX.
2. Run the app and listen for the beeps, you should enter FSM automatically.
3. Place the desired Lv2Diag.self files on a USB flash drive. The one included with this release simply exits FSM. Do NOT use the RSOD Lv2Diag released earlier unless you have RSOD.
4. Place the USB Flash Drive in the right most USB port of the PS3.
5. Restart the PS3. When it boots up, you will be out of FSM.
6. Enjoy sticking it to the dongle makers in your own little way.


The app detects the firmware you are running on so it should work on all the firmwares supported by "one" previously. (3.15, 3.41, and 3.55. Basically, Ones that are lower than 3.56.) During creation of this tool, the open-source ps3toolchain, and a slightly modified make_self were utilized. All code is original and makes use of no previously released or copyrighted code, this Lv2diag.self is made 100% with the PSL1GHT SDK so it can be shared freely and without concern for breaking any laws in your country. So, "no sony code inside!"


Q: Can I use this with the RSOD fix self you released earlier?
A: You should only use the RSOD fix Lv2Diag.self to repair a RSOD PS3. Use the suplied Lv2diag.self packaged with this release to simply get out of service mode.

Q: I'm having problems... help!!!!?!?!?!?
A: Post the contents of the factory.txt, which is stored on the root of the USB flash drive where you put Lv2Diag.self, along with a detailed explanation and we will try to help you out. Without the contents of the factory.txt file... we will not be able to help.

Q: Why didn't you just name the release .self file Lv2diag.self and save us a step?
A: We intend to release more fun tools for you at some point, this just helps you keep them straight from the start.

Q: I get a 80010505 error in factory.txt on the USB drive sometimes. HELP!?!?!
A: We noticed this on one Phat CECHG system in testing. but could not replicate it on other PS3's and it only occured after the initial run from a power on of the PS3. In this case, every time we ran it a second time the application worked with out fail. Try again and post the factory.txt if the problem persists.

Q: Could you have made this just a little easier to use?
A: Nope!

PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.1 Arrives, No PS3 JIG Required!

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#179 - SanctumSlayer - February 4, 2012 // 7:57 am
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Nabnab thanks for the update. What I'm not entirely clear about is does this project relate to the highly touted team acid CFW or is this a separate project? It seems to me it's the latter. If so, how come not much new info about the team acid CFW that could play 3.60+.

Or is this psp jig project just too important to put on hold. I'm guessing it all related though. Writing this from my iPhone and just waking up. Sorry if some of it is not clear.


#178 - Smacks - February 4, 2012 // 6:00 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Nabnab View Post
Thanks for the result

Thanks to you for your work. When you release next version, I'll test that also.

Good luck!

#177 - landon - February 4, 2012 // 5:57 am
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OK, I understand now, hope you'll be lucky in your project, keep-us infirmed with your projects evolution's

#176 - Nabnab - February 4, 2012 // 5:56 am
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Thanks for the result

#175 - Smacks - February 4, 2012 // 5:48 am
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Ok, thanks Nabnab for your quickly answer I tested this Jig on my PS3 cechg04 (256MB) on 3.66 OFW (with PS3JIG folder), and I've got a "nice" black screen LOL, but resetting PS3, it can back to normality...

#174 - Nabnab - February 4, 2012 // 5:37 am
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Like i said, it's so confuse.

PS3jig is based on Factory/Servide mode program of BrandonW (using the source of this program to make my own stuff) but is not anymore related to the Factory/Service Mode

let's call that a new program that can exploit your PS3, i need to fix something and release a new version later with more explanation but this is to exploit All the PS3 up than 3.60+ also.

i can answer for sure and like i said to Natepig you don't gonna be stuck on a service mode because this don't put you on a service mode .

#173 - Smacks - February 4, 2012 // 5:15 am
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Nabnab, I have a PS3 on 3.66 OFW, and I can help you with my PSP 1004 (that is on 5.00 M33-6). But, I have a question of this: If I can put my PS3 in service mode, how can I do to put later that on normal mode? With this Jig-PSP can I downgrade my PS3 on 3.66 OFW to 3.55/3.41? My PS3 is CECHG 04 model (256MB) with 40GB of HDD.

Sorry for my English if I said any mistake (that I'm sure that I sayed some mistake's LOL), I'm from Spain, if you need some tester for test this experiment, you can contact with me. I've been tester in the past with other projects like CFW 3.55.

#172 - cfwprophet - February 4, 2012 // 5:06 am
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And the objective of it or for what a syscall can be used this will tell you google. [QUOTE]System calls can be roughly grouped into five major categories:

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About or main goal we have told now for many times: KILL DRM DONGLES

How? Both put your PS3 retail into Debugger mode to be able to do stuff that a normal ps3 would say in human words: Huuu please what ? Man i dono understand you ?

But in Debugger mode the ps3 would say in human words: Yes Sir ! Im on my way, DONE ! Something else to do Sir !?

Hope that make it now clear for everyone

#171 - landon - February 4, 2012 // 4:42 am
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That is the problem, even if this could work on OFW 3.7+/4.00 & the PS3 go to the factory mode, you cannot get out from that mode !!! you'll need an E3-Flasher & an old dump. But if it's real & this work on new firmwares it will be a very very good progress.

SONY block using USB Dongles since the OFW 3.56 but who know may be it will work with the PSP or the PS-VITA (the day when we could launch unsigned code on it of course)

OK, it's clear now but tell us more about this test of syscall ?? what is your objectif ? what you want to do clearly ?

Thanks in advance nabnab

#170 - Nabnab - February 4, 2012 // 3:45 am
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If you take Test4.0 with a PSP, this don't put you into a service mode, it's simply a syscall that the PS3 answer...

actually it's more than that because on the firmware 4.0, i try something different and the firmware 4.0 recognize the USB device as a device know (not anymore unknown device)