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November 12, 2010 // 8:07 am - Today PSGroove (linked above) exclusively received word from official distributer HolidayCarts that the PSJailbreak Team is set to unveil their new PS3 Downgrader Web site

Download: PSDowngrade Files / FLA Disassembly / PS Upgrader v1.1 / PS Upgrader v1.2 / PS Upgrader v1.3

Additionally, a video showing a 3.50 to 3.41 PlayStation 3 downgrade in what is being called the world's first PS3 downgrader (excluding Infectus, of course) is available courtesy of Disjod below stating that the software which appears to utilize the PS3 Factory/Service Mode requires an original PS JailBreak mod-chip.

To quote: "PS Downgrade is not a new chip, but it is the much anticipated software update to the original PSJailbreak chip. The update will be available for customers who have a valid serial, of the original PSJailbreak chip.

Below is a FAQ regarding the PS Downgrade:

Q: Is PS Downgrade easy to install?
A: Yes, it installs off your pc to your PS Jailbreak in seconds.

Q: Does it permanently modify my console?
A: No of course not, all it does is downgrade your firmware to a previous version. At any time you can upgrade you firmware as usual.

Q: How do you install PS Downgrade?
A: Please consult our downloads page for setup instructions.

Q: What is the warranty?
A: PS downgrade is a 1 time downgrade. Please make sure you use properly. If your device is defective it will be covered under our 1 year worry free warranty.

It's interesting to note, that the downgrade can only be used once. Our source explained "1 time downgrade, cannot downgrade more then once, or to a lower firmware after you choose which firmware"

Another website has also surfaced, This one showcases the following video, offering visual evidence of the downgrade. The site was up prior to any news being posted and uses similar graphics to which leads us to believe it is another official partner.

The wait is finally over! New users above 3.41 fw its time to join in on the fun. Thanks to PS Downgrade, PS Jailbreak is now available for all 44 million users.

PS Downgrade is a software add on that connects with your existing PS Jailbreak device. In 1 minute or less you can downgrade your consoles firmware to any previous firmware.

Simple to install; just plug PS Jailbreak into your PC and follow the gui to install PS Downgrade. Works with all past, present and future firmwares!

Turn back your console to 3.41 to jailbreak with the worlds original PS Jailbreak, or even go as far back as 3.12 to enjoy Other OS (yes LINUX is back).

Completely safe to use, and does not void your warranty. PS Downgrade is completely undetecable by manufacturer, there is no history or log of your downgrade.

Please note: PS Downgrade is ONLY compatible with original PS Jailbreak, no clones or inferior USB dongles."

How to Install / Use PS Updater


Step 1 - Download PS Updater
Step 2 - Click start button and type in the search bar UAC and click on User Account Control Settings listed above. Inside this menu please lower the settings to lowest priority, Save and restart the computer.
Step 3 - Unrar/Unzip and click on setup.exe
Step 4 - follow the steps by clicking next until you reach the point of setup where it asks you to plug in your device
Step 5 - plus in PS Jailbreak device and click next
Step 6 - choose Unknown Device #1 from the list and click next
Step 7 - click save to save the .ini file under the place it wants
Step 8 - Click install driver and now complete installation


Step 1 - Open PS Updater application that install a shortcut on your desktop
Step 2 - Plug in PS Jailbreak and click My Serial (make sure it can recognize and find your serial number)
Step 3 - Click My coupons and enter the coupon code you received from your authorized reseller when purchasing PS Downgrader.
Step 4 - Save the download it prompts you with (You will receive 2 files , a) Program (which is PS Jailbreak) and b) Downgrade (which is your downgrader)
Step 5 - Go install file choose the Downgrader file and click Update now
Step 6- After using PS Downgrade to lower your firmware please follow the above steps this time choosing to update file a) Program
Step 7 - Now your PS Jailbreak is back to a Modchip


Requirement - PS Jailbreak USB Dongle , PS Downgrade Coupon that has been installed onto your PS Jailbreak Device, Modified 3.41 PUP, LV2Diag.self (file 1) and LV2Diag.self (file 2)

Step 1 - Insert PS Jailbreak device that has been reprogrammed as PS Downgrade into your console
Step 2 - Turn on console using same boot method as PS Jailbreak - Press Power then immediately press eject. You will see your console turn with PS Jailbreak lit up with red/green light followed by green only, Then it will turn off.
Step 3 - Turn on console to make sure you are in factory service mode. You will see a huge red box on the screen saying Factory Service Mode, once confirmed please turn off console and remove PS Downgrade Dongle
Step 4 - Program any blank usb with 2 files , A) modified 3.41 pup B) Lv2Diag.self (file 1) These must be the only files on the usb key and must be placed in the main directory of the flash drive.
Step 5 - Insert this new Flash drive into the right USB PORT of your console ( It must be placed in the outermost right port) and turn the console on. You will see black screen but you will see flashing lights on the console (yellow) and on your USB key
Step 6 - Wait 3 minutes for the system to install the old FW, towards the end the power button on the console will start flashing green and then your console will power off.
Step 7 - Remove the usb key and turn on the console , you will still be in factory service mode. Please verify you have downgraded successfully to version 3.41
Step 8 (Optional) - If you wish to downgrade to any older firmware you can not follow step 4,5,6 using any regular firmware PUP. (You do not need to use modified custom firmware now that you are on 3.41)
Step 9 - Insert flash drive back into PC , remove the PUP and Lv2Diag.self and install only LV2Diag.self (file 2) on the USB Flash Drive
Step 10 - Power on your console, after 10 seconds it will power off
Step 11 - Turn on your console with no USB inserted and you will be out of factory service mode into retail mode with your chosen firmware version installed.

JailBreak your console and enjoy playing homebrew

Video: PS Downgrade - World's First Proof of a PS3 Downgrader

Video: PS Downgrade - World's First Proof of a PS3 Downgrader

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#101 - modmate - December 1, 2010 // 8:05 pm
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PS Upgrader 1.3 is released, and the changelog:

We have received numerous compatibility complaints across different windows platforms. We have repaired all issues concerning file save directory, 64 bit windows integration and file corruption. Now you just install fresh version, click receive updates and enjoy! We appreciate your feedback and support. Downgrading is now accessible and free to all past and future clients

Enjoy your original PS Jailbreak. We invented the industry and were also leading the way! Don't get stuck with inferior products or clones, by now you should all know that PS Jailbreak leads and everyone else tries to copy. Wholesalers please contact us for new pricing, marketing material and Christmas specials.

Greets Modmate

#100 - PS4 News - December 1, 2010 // 3:43 am
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Another day, another update.. this time to PSJailBreak Updater v1.2 attached below. From their site:

We would like to apologize for an error in our PS Upgrader. Please download our new version 1.2 that has had all bugs corrected. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. PS Jailbreak and PS Downgrade are now available for download.

#99 - modmate - November 30, 2010 // 1:52 pm
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Like they said in irc some days ago, they work on a downgrader on their own.

Greets Modmate

#98 - 51N15T3R - November 30, 2010 // 11:33 am
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I bought an official version 1.2 PS3 Break about a month ago and was curious if there was any plans to support a free open source downgrader if one is released, so I sent off an email and this was the response.

(Screen shot of email below)

By their response I'm not sure if they are saying they are working on their own downgrader or they plan to support an open source alternative if/when one is released. Time will tell I guess

#97 - TheShroomster - November 30, 2010 // 1:26 am
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That's what I figured, but i went a head and ran the software and when it asked to insert my device (it didn't specify PSJailbreak). I jailbreak with a htc dream and when i plugged it in USB the software detected it as a android phone and it did something to the SD card.

I'm investigating what it wrote on the card as soon as i can find my micro SD adapter. In Windows device manager it used to show the phone as a phone and would detect the sd card when it was mounted. now when i mount it windows finds a lib32 something device. I'll post more when i figure out what it did.

#96 - PS4 News - November 30, 2010 // 1:04 am
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It's just for their customers at the moment, so currently you will still need their hardware until the free PSGrade version is complete as far as I'm aware.

#95 - TheShroomster - November 30, 2010 // 12:59 am
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Hey do you still need to use the original PSJailbreak? or will this work with most boards?

#94 - PS4 News - November 30, 2010 // 12:41 am
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PSDowngrade is now offering free downgrading to all customers as planned. From their site:

PS Downgrade is now officially free and provides unlimited uses for ALL users, past and future. Download PS Updater v1.1 and your PS Downgrade files and start enjoying TODAY!!!

#93 - x02a - November 23, 2010 // 10:41 am
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Quote Originally Posted by modmate View Post
So all we need is a CFW, and i know some guys are on the best way to do it and all we have to do is be patient.

but the 3.41 can be the initial point of a CFW... then you need a Downgrade if you have a new or Updated PS3

#92 - bitsbubba - November 23, 2010 // 10:02 am
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think about it this could actually lead to that seeing how a lot of people want 3.50 w/ OtherOS etc. decrypting installing it all ties in, how are they planning on installing CFW? JaiCrab Firm Loader.