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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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#91 - modmate - November 23, 2010 // 9:04 am
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Well, all this talk about a downgrade option but seriously Why? It make no sense to me right now. The only thing we need is a CFW for 3.5 to play upcoming games. Even if we find debug patches wich work for i.e. GT5 , or any different moddind methods to get a 3.5 game to work... It make no sense again to do that over and over, also guess that sony will do something against those methods.

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.

Greets Modmate

#90 - bitsbubba - November 23, 2010 // 6:17 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
PSDowngrade is now offering unlimited downgrading for those who don't want to wait for a free solution.

I'm thinking they're doing that just to beat this out.

#89 - PS4 News - November 23, 2010 // 6:07 am
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PSDowngrade is now offering unlimited downgrading for those who don't want to wait for a free solution. Here is an update from their site:
As of today we would like to announce a couple huge changes not only to our product but also to the whole community. PS Downgrade is now unlimited... that right.... Update to play original 3.50 with 3D videos and Online play and Downgrade to play homebrew or Other OS.

We would like to announce an official price drop. Our new MSRP is 99$ USD instead of 125$ making it more affordable for everyone. Next, as of today all new hardware shipped will come with PSdowngrade installed free of charge.

Lastly, all existing customers can start receiving the free PS Downgrade as of 29th of November using PS Upgrader available on our downloads page.

Remember that we are the original Jailbreak , the original Downgrade and we will continue to pave the way. By supporting us you are supporting the community and future developements.

#88 - mjgdroid - November 17, 2010 // 2:44 am
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Where is the 3.15 pup file update? I want to downgrade to then..

#87 - whinis - November 16, 2010 // 1:45 am
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We currently can not downgrade, and a hex inside of the pup really does nothing but extra data.

#86 - War Kid - November 16, 2010 // 1:41 am
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I'm slightly confused here. I'm not a genius with hex stuff yet, but know how to modify it and all that crap (which doesn't take any knowledge at

Anyways... I've been trying to downgrade my PS3's FW for some time now. I've modified the hex of FW v3.41 with some from v3.50 to get it to recognize that it was 3.50 , and got it to the 60% check thing, then the PS3 realizes that the update has been tampered with, and says that the data is corrupt or something or the sorts.

With this new find, can I downgrade my PS3's FW? Or can I be able to jailbreak the PS3 while its running on FW V3.50? I'm mostly looking to enable FTP stuff again, that way I can try some things with games and other stuff. I don't need to be able to sign into PSN as I have a second console that I could just File Transfer from the jailbroken one to the other one and get the files that I modded onto that one.

Basically, where do I put the modified hex that is posted in the original post in my 3.50 update .PUP file so I can enable jailbreak/FTP again? Or do I have to be on FW v3.41 to be able to spoof to 3.50?

Any help guys?

#85 - PS4 News - November 15, 2010 // 6:26 am
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Quote Originally Posted by silencephaze View Post
How soon tell a freeware version comes out? I don't see why this would be fake, the official jailbreak site would kill their revenue and have to shut down for good. Trust is a huge factor when selling products.

Yep, this morning the official PSJailBreak site updated with the following news to confirm it as well:
PS Jailbreak now supports firmware 3.42, 3.50 and beyond!

Homebrew developers and software engineers we want to hear from you. If your looking for part time or full time work please contact us [email][email protected][/email]. Only Serious inquiries from people with experience.

Again we revolutionize the world and show the disbelievers that we are the original source. We understand what we are doing and will continue to be at the forefront of support. Officially launched today is our sister site the worlds only downgrader.

Allowing you to downgrade your new console to any previous firmware version. With a PS Jailbreak and PS Downgrade now all all 44 Million users and counting can enjoy Homebrew. We dont like new comers beeing singled out , so we ventured into the unknown once again and now brought you an out of the box USB solution.

All dealers should contact us for new pricing schedules, as well as marketing material. We have just completed a new batch of product ready to ship immediately.

Please beware PS Downgrade only installs on original PS Jailbreak devices. There are numerous inferior clones and copycats out on the market claiming to be compatable with our support. This is FALSE!!! Buy original from a trusted reseller or risk being stuck with a paperweight.

#84 - silencephaze - November 15, 2010 // 1:27 am
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How soon tell a freeware version comes out? I don't see why this would be fake, the official jailbreak site would kill their revenue and have to shut down for good. Trust is a huge factor when selling products.

#83 - Brenza - November 14, 2010 // 3:59 pm
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It's not the question, i think simply downgrade can't be done because ps3 uses e-fuse.

Maybe i'm wrong, i hope i'm wrong!

#82 - dinzy - November 14, 2010 // 3:40 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by grudge1981 View Post
Also you cannot get all ps3s to accept this, although they can port it to work with some other firmwares, it has to be past a certain one because the expliot did not exist before that.

Can you confirm this? The hack works for 3.41 and was later ported to 3.15 because there were many on that FW due to otherOS. Are you certain that some previous FWs are immune to this exploit, instead of them just not being exploited due to lack of PS3s on the old FWs available for testing?