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PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.2 Arrives, No Downgrade Dongle


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159w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer CrashSerious has updated the previous PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool to version 0.2 dubbed the No Downgrade Dongle with details below!

Download: PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.2 / FactoryServiceMode-v0.2.rar (Mirror)

From the included ReadMe File: Look ma, no Downgrade Dongle v0.2

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 likely 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!

Usage:

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. Leave the USB Flash Drive in the PS3.
2. Run the app and listen for the single beep, you should enter FSM automatically.
3. rename/copy the Lv2diag_exit.self on the root of the FLASH Drive to Lv2diag.self
Note: 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.

Information:

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!"

FAQ:

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 supplied 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: It doesn't beep a single time for me, it beeps 3 times and goes back to the XMB. Can you help?
A: We attempted to fixed this in the v.2 version of the app, ensure you have that one installed. If you do have that installed. Run the app a second time, without shutting down or restarting the PS3.

Q: I see this, "ERROR: failed to read EPROM", in the factory.txt error log. Can you help?
A: You likely heard 3 beeps. We attempted to fixed this in the v.2 version of the app, ensure you have that one installed. If you do have that installed. Run the app a second time, without shutting down or restarting the PS3.

Q: I see this, "ERROR: SS EPROM read error returned: 1, product_mode: 0", in the factory.txt error log. Can you help?
A: You likely heard 3 beeps. We attempted to fixed this in the v.2 version of the app, ensure you have that one installed. If you do have that installed. Run the app a second time, without shutting down or restarting the PS3.

Q: I see this, "ERROR: LV1 mmap hvcall 114 not available:", in the factory.txt error log. Can you help?
A: You likey have OFW (With Original PSJB Dongle even) or a reDRM Firmware. You will need to switch to a MFW to get this application to work.

Q: I see this, "ERROR: LV2 poke syscall not available:", in the factory.txt error log. Can you help?
A: You likey have OFW (With Original PSJB Dongle even) or a reDRM Firmware. You will need to switch to a MFW to get this application to work.

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 v0.2 Changelog:

  • LV2 restart logging overhauled (more verbose)
  • Added peek/poke test with error logging
  • Added hvcall 114 test with error logging
  • Copies Lv2diag_exit.self to dev_usb000 (user would need to rename to use it)


PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.2 Arrives, No Downgrade Dongle

PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.2 Arrives, No Downgrade Dongle

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#189 - Nabnab - 161w ago
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OK some nice news related to my works but not the PSP for now. Another experiment -> We can launch the game 3.60+ on 3.55 but the method it's a little bit annoying.

We can play PSP/PS1/PS2 games, etc.. and have many possibilities

I will explain all that and how to do that but i need to focus to put that on a stable way ! and also annoying when you need somebody and it's not here lol...

I was battle with the PS3 system and actually every firmware can support all that... that's why i also make something i can't tell now on the PSP but it would be free and have a software way possibility, don't worry.

I still need to check something but yeah we are soon gonna be free on the PS3 (just small problem i was talking with some friends and cfwprophet about the next update of the PS3 this year that Sony prepare to reduce the kernel, not anymore xmb,
etc... that it's annoying because the PS3 will completely different all the stuff)

And please !! everybody need to boycott the next SSX and Kingdom of Amalur from EA that kill completely the video game !!! please don't accept this.

Crashserious if you read this can you please contact me ? thanks

#188 - landon - 161w ago
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It's normal you need to be on CFW PRO or ME to lunch unsigned code man !!

#187 - mirawe - 161w ago
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not working!!! psp 3000 and ps3 CECHG04 OFW 4.00

#186 - nino7050 - 161w ago
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Helo everyone, i am new here. Nabnab Thanks for your effort, I'll try to describe more specifically my result in:

PS3 ver: CECHG04 OFW 4.00 Folder Ps3Jig in PSP 1004, PS3 back off and restarted immediately pressed the power button eject
PS3 turns on a black background a few minutes then a message appears as unknown usb and normal XMB.

Tomorrow I will try version 4.00 and see if I recognize USB.. I hope to be helpful.

#185 - Nabnab - 161w ago
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It would be better to report that to Crashserious.

Also as far as i know, the 3.55 don't load anymore the Lv2diag... that's why maybe.

#184 - capostef - 161w ago
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Cool ...made by yourself?

#183 - BigGC93 - 161w ago
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I managed to restore my PS3. I thought I would be stuck in FSM forever when I couldn't remove myself from it with Lv2Diag.self. I intalled kmeaw cfw over it, however, and I managed to suddenly get RSOD when kmeaw got to 99% on the installation screen. Everytime I would turn on my PS3, the FW installation screen would show and I would suddenly get RSOD again. I inserted my usb stick with the RSOD.self, rebooted, and, thank god, I was able to get through the cfw installation and am now on kmeaw.

It still puzzles me that the RSOD.self would work, but the Lv2diag.self used to simply get out of FSM would not...

#182 - SanctumSlayer - 161w ago
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Agreed. Hopefully it's not too much of a setback. Just to clarify, in my #180 post I'm not comparing CrashSerious' app. I'm comparing team acid's cfw project with nabnab's ps3jig project. I am just still not clear if they are 2 different projects.

#181 - Natepig - 161w ago
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The merging of the old thread into this one has caused much of the confusion about service mode. A new thread should be started with a title which makes it clear to users that its for helping and discussing with Nabnab's project.

#180 - SanctumSlayer - 161w ago
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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.

Thanks

 

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