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November 22, 2010 // 1:09 am - A few days ago we saw a video of a PS3 downgrading, and today zAxis has released PSGrade which is a PSGroove implementation of PSDowngrade WIP for JailBroken 3.41 PS3 consoles.

Download: PSGrade - PSGroove PS3 Implementation of PSDowngrade / PSGrade Into GameOS System 3.15 / GIT

In related news, graf_chokolo has now detailed how to decrypt PS3 PKGs as noted HERE.

To quote: Today he's shared his work with the public, however, it still requires some work, before it is fully functional. Right now, his code still requires the dongle master key, one that is buried within the PS3 console. The good news, is zAxis feels this key can be retrieved via a 3.15 fw console.

He is asking the community, anyone with a 3.15 console, to help retrieve this key. Once retrieved, PSGrade should become fully functional. Below, is his request to the public.

To anyone who wants to help, here is what you have to do:

1- run the PSGrade I posted (just like jp)
2- reboot into linux (no power cycling!!)
3- dump HV (and post it)

If you dont know how to dump HV in linux, then google it (you will need to open your ps3 and solder it DONT DO IT IF YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT!!!)

Once you get the key, post it in key.h and try it.

Please remember, this is a work in progress, nothing is working yet (so don't ask for hexes), and nothing is for sure. Good Luck.

Oh, and thanks to graf_chokolo for ... everything, Hansi for the dump, and mathieulh for PSGroove (PSGrade is a derivative of PSGroove) and everyone else.

Update: Thanks to d0zs and Tripleblacklac, PSGrade is know confirmed to initiate the challenge/response protocol on 3.50. What that means? it means that once we have the right key, 3.50 will be in service mode using PSGrade. REMEMBER we don't have a working key yet, so no service mode.

According to graf_chokolo, to get the ps3 to decrypte the master key, then you have to call "Verify Response" and the master key will saved in plain text. it is called when plugin a jig, and that is what PSGrade is.

Once we have the key, we will have a working jig :-) And no 3.41 is no good even if you have dump the HV. Here is my discussion with graf_chokolo: http://xorloser.com/?p=297&cpage=5#comments

PSGrade - PSGroove PS3 Implementation of PSDowngrade Arrives

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#17 - solrac1974 - November 22, 2010 // 3:46 am
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Great progress so far, I can wait to be able to downgrade a friends PS3 using a JB clone.

#16 - PS4 News - November 22, 2010 // 3:30 am
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Quote Originally Posted by YadoMan View Post
Unfortunately this will only work on jailbroken 3.41 PS3s.

Maybe this should be mentioned in the opening post, before everyone gets their hopes up.

I have added that to the end of the first sentence in the first post/main article as well now.

#15 - YadoMan - November 22, 2010 // 3:22 am
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Unfortunately this will only work on jailbroken 3.41 PS3s. This method can not be used to downgrade from the official fw 3.50. Maybe this should be mentioned in the opening post, before everyone gets their hopes up.

This is not the same thing as the commercial ripp-off downgrader by the PS Jailbreak guys.

Still, service mode access is a great step ahead and may lead to many wonderful things.

#14 - hacked2123 - November 22, 2010 // 3:11 am
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His guide is nice Not hard to do at all.

From README:
PSGrade
This is PSGrade, it does not have a valid key yet.
add a valid key to key.h and it will work (hopefully)

#13 - oVERSoLDiER - November 22, 2010 // 2:52 am
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Quote Originally Posted by TheShroomster View Post
So, this WIP only works on 3.15? Or is 3.15 the easiest way of grabbing the key? i have a PS3 with 3.15 but i JB with a android phone using the PSfreedom Hermesv4b / RA Recovery menu. Can i help?

PSN: TheShroomster

You can run Yellow Dog, a Linux distribution, and grab the key via HV. Just like in the text.

#12 - B4rtj4h - November 22, 2010 // 2:46 am
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Hmm... it's a shame i can't help with my 3.40 and 3.41 PS3's. Well good luck guys!

#11 - PS4 News - November 22, 2010 // 2:19 am
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post
lol what about the title sir

Nope, we can't update titles sorry... it screws everything up between our Portal and Forum link database. In a few days this probably won't be a WIP any longer, so then it will be to your liking anyway.

#10 - BwE - November 22, 2010 // 2:14 am
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lol what about the title sir

this would be useful to update to play online then downgrade to be awesome.

can't wait

#9 - PS4 News - November 22, 2010 // 2:02 am
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post
this should be noted as being a WIP boss.

I have added a "WIP" to the end of the first sentence just for you (and those too lazy to read the article) now.

#8 - BwE - November 22, 2010 // 1:57 am
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this should be noted as being a WIP boss.

got my hopes up slightly. even though i have no use for it, i'm just happy for the scene.