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February 3, 2012 // 2:39 am - Following up on the previous PS3 RSOD Fix comes an RSODFix Lv2Diag.self version 0.1 solution from homebrew developer CrashSerious for those experiencing the dreaded PlayStation 3 Red Screen of Death.

Download: PS3 RSODFix Lv2Diag.self v0.1

To quote: RSODfix Lv2diag tool

Last week someone found the *Proof of Concept* (POC) PUP/app in the wiki, awesome-- people are looking in the wiki! But the dev who put it there, did so as a POC and hadn't intended for it to be released yet because it required you to be able to install a pkg and run apps... something you couldn't do necessarily if you were RSOD. Now, we present you with the FULL and COMPLETE solution!

Now, Fixing the Red Screen Of Death (RSOD) could not be any easier with this new tool! There have been methods in the past that accomplished the same goal, but certainly the difficulty of use hindered many from successfully recovering their beloved console. As a further commitment to you never needing a dongle again, we bring you this release to work in conjunction with our second release. "Look ma, no dongle!"


Place this Lv2diag.self in the root of an empty USB flash dongle, and use any method to toggle Factory Service Mode (FSM) (We're partial to the second release we make today, but you can decide for yourself).

1. Copy the .self in this release to the root of a USB flash drive.
2. Rename the file to Lv2diag.self.
3. Place the flash drive in the right most USB port.
4. Toggle FSM.
5. Boot PS3
6. During FSM boot, the Lv2diag.self will execute.

Upon success, you will hear a single beep, and the PlayStation 3 will automatically reboot to XMB. Upon failure, you will hear one or more beeps, and the PlayStation 3 will shutdown. If you experience a failure, its likely due to your FLASH being corrupt beyond repair or a hardware problem, try it again-- but if repeated attempts at these easy instructions still yield no results...The outlook looks grim.


The RSOD is caused by a section of FLASH becoming corrupt, this tool causes that corrupt section to be recreated. 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!"


Note: If you have a flasher, and you use this tool... be aware that with the RSOD lv2diag changes cvtrm. If you have a flasher and you use this, you need to make a new image, in fact, its a guarantee that your old flash images are no longer usable. Make new ones! Using an OLD flash image will *CAUSE* RSOD. Additionally, peruser/perconsole information will be reset so old trophies and savedata will not work... but that's a small price to pay for getting your console recovered.

Q: Why two releases?

A: Because they can be used independently and future plans are for more specific Lv2Diag.self's to do different tasks to be released. We didn't want there to be any confusion over what files to put together and how to use the separate tools.

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.

PS3 RSODFix Lv2Diag.self Red Screen of Death Tool is Released

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#45 - anwarotti - November 9, 2014 // 6:52 pm
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thanks !!!

#44 - Evo27 - November 9, 2014 // 5:34 pm
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thanks also

#43 - ombre057 - November 9, 2014 // 5:28 pm
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#42 - oropon - November 9, 2014 // 1:22 pm
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Thanks for this

#41 - baach - November 9, 2014 // 1:06 pm
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#40 - spy30 - November 9, 2014 // 11:20 am
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Thanks for this

#39 - bysalih - November 9, 2014 // 11:02 am
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#38 - akela1979 - November 9, 2014 // 8:53 am
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thanks, works with rebug 4.65?

#37 - santhot - November 9, 2014 // 7:31 am
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Does this fix limit internet connectivity in any manner?

#36 - PS4 News - November 9, 2014 // 6:30 am
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Following up on the previous update, today PlayStation 3 developers sguerrini97 and ripl (aka haxxxen) have made available (via Chipwelt) a PS3 RSoD Fix PKG for all Custom Firmware (CFWs) with details below.

Download: / (Mirror) / (Mirror #2) / (Mirror #3)

To quote, roughly translated: PS3 homebrew developers sguerrini97 and ripl[a.k.a.haxxxen] have made available a new PS3 RSoD (Red Screen of Death) fix for all CFW.

  • The actual RSoD fix occurs by the VTRM area on flash being rewritten.
  • The ability to do this is already built into the firmware, it just needs to be called.
  • The “RSoD Fix all” PKG is for RSoD Bypass CFW, CEX and DEX 3.55 until CFW 4.65, not with the CFW 9.99 DG PUPs

Steps from XMB:

1) Install the RSoD Bypass patched PUP so that you can boot.

2) Install the rsod fix all.pkg package, and run it from XMB

3) Run rsodfix. (Blackscreen, tripple beep and Reboot PS3 new)

4) when you already old installed trophys to continue to use

Should their first a game with not Trophie installed. It can otherwise happen the Trophielist renewed after RSoD Fix then be all Trophies will deleted!!! Finished... gaming whatever you want

We have all CFWs with RSoD bypass tested and at all CFW the RSoD error has been fixed. Plugged a USB device into the PS3, a log is created:

  • RSoD Error: ffffffff80010505 = cvtrm error Not corrected
  • RSoD Error: 0 = cvtrm is error free

Big thanks to: sguerrini97 for RSoD Fix4.46 and ripl [a.k.a. tpryor & haxxxen] for RSoD Fix all CFW

Special thanks to: dospeidra, an0nymous, nikitis and robs for RSoD Fix 3.55

Finally, from Rudi Rastelli: Here is a better translation:

1) Install a "RSoD Bypass patched CFW" so that you can boot. (Any will do except a 9.99 Downgrader CFW !!!)
2) Install and run the "rsod_fix_all_cfw.pkg". This will give you a blackscreen, a tripple beep and reboots PS3.
3) Important: Start a game which don't have any installed trophies on your system immediatly after the fix, else all already installed trophies will be deleted !!!

Finished! The RSoD error is fixed. Trophies and savegames will work again !!!

Now you can re-install your desired CFW. A CFW with RSoD bypass is only needed to run the fix.

We've tried our fix on all known CFWs with RSoD bypass and in all cases RSoD was fixed. If there is a USB device plugged into the PS3, a log is created:

  • RSoD Error: ffffffff80010505 = cvtrm error Not corrected
  • RSoD Error: 0 = cvtrm is error free

Big thanks to: sguerrini97 for RSoD Fix4.46 and ripl [a.k.a. tpryor & haxxxen] for RSoD Fix all CFW
Special thanks to: dospeidra, an0nymous, nikitis and robs for RSoD Fix 3.55

This is from my own experience with RSoD:

  • Even if the RSoD-fix works in 1st place a RSoD is often caused by a faulty flash chip. Keep in mind that you can't fix a faulty chip permanently with just software.
  • If you have a NOR-PS3 my advise is to make backup of your flash via multiMAN immediatly after the fix and keep it in a safe place.
  • If the RSoD re-occures you need to replace NOR-chip and flash the backup back to the new chip in order to fix the RSoD permanently.

But anyway... thx for the new fix. Good work !!!

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