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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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#81 - grudge1981 - November 14, 2010 // 1:36 am
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Actually if you go back and watch the original video they released for the zpack, it did not work by putting the system into debug. dude plugged in a usb device and inserted a disc to start the system. No booting the ps3 with power & eject or anything. Jailbreaks dont work like that.

No install pkg file or anything like that either on the system. the disc auto boots and installs the files without even leaving the xmb in a way that is totally unlike a installing a pkg as well.

Then they came back 8 months later after the jailbreak hit and had a new site and vid. altho this new vid was just another jailbreak clone? what happened? why did they suddenly go from some unique system to being just being another crappy knockoff?

Also we really aren't using a real jig BTW it doesn't send the expected responce to the ps3. jailbreaks tell the ps3 that they are usb hubs with multiple devices with large descriptors plugged in as well as a jig. but its turnign the devices on and off to cause a buffer overflow and the ps3 just accepts the jig. this is an exploit. Which is why we don't have a full service mode.

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.

#80 - racer0018 - November 13, 2010 // 8:01 pm
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Time will tell like most things in this world. Just my two cents.

#79 - serag - November 13, 2010 // 4:33 pm
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The Slim never had the option to install OtherOS, even at 3.15 and below. Only the Fat models had the OtherOs option.

If you using a slim, and want to be able to game or use psn (until it's stopped by Sony) then upgrade to 3.41

#78 - maiquelrinco - November 13, 2010 // 4:31 pm
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I have one factory PS3 Slim with 2.85 Without Linux other OS option. I upgrade my FW to 3.41, can I back to 3.12 to enable the option of other OS, because the PS3 Slim I don't known why.. has no Other OS option at FW 2.85. If someone call tell about this downgrader, if its works in my case, i'm very glad to listen.


#77 - Brenza - November 13, 2010 // 2:04 pm
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Youtube deleted the video because it was contrary to their policy against fraud...

I do not know what to say...

#76 - thePS3dB - November 13, 2010 // 11:06 am
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All of the same guys were screaming fake when the jailbreak was first announced, and you all had 101 reasons for why it was fake, and all of you were dead wrong. Even the video they posted was picked it apart about what was fake, and yatta yatta.

Then when the test samples went out and people were like "Oh this is real...". Think I will just wait it out before passing judgement and jumping to all this speculation.

#75 - thecockdock1234 - November 13, 2010 // 4:56 am
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Can't you put this on a ti-84 as a payload or something, watch download mirror 3 of this leaked link:

#74 - Malax - November 13, 2010 // 3:47 am
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Quote Originally Posted by pasty745 View Post
An hour you say? Okay smart, let's see your version of the video. I'll keep this page bookmarked, so as to not miss it. After all the fakes that have been out there (PSP and PS3), I understand that it could be just another one. And no it will require others trying it to confirm that it works.

What are you getting so defensive about?? He COULD make this video in less than an hour, with a 45 minute nap in between.

Even if it IS real, it is probably the worst proof-of-concept video I've ever seen.

-It NEVER ONCE shows anything resembling the actual downgrade process.
-It cuts away MULTIPLE times, which in the video-proof world is probably the #1 no-no.
-The dongle switches in different parts of the video with no explanation.

I could go on and on. Trust me, I want this to be real probably more than anyone. I'm stuck on crippled demonstration firmware and am desperately waiting for some solution that allows me to just go to retail so I have a functioning PS3, let alone jailbreaking it.

Real or not, this video is atrocious. (praying that it's real )

#73 - Sterist - November 12, 2010 // 11:00 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by TheShroomster View Post
I don't see why a slim couldnt have OtherOS as it's still a ps3 and there isn't any less hardware just software modifications.

very false.. the hardware redesigned. smaller and less components (more power efficient).

there is a second set of drivers for specific functions in the update files for the slim models, and possibly even different sets for the different versions of the phat models as some of them had hardware redesigns as well.

if you want Linux on a slim, you have to use AsBestOS. that's the only possibility at this time and it's still deeply beta.

#72 - cfwprophet - November 12, 2010 // 10:56 pm
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The Z-Pack was spoted over a year now. But as the Z-Pack was found on the chinese underground marked there wasnt a GeoHot in the PS3 Sceene !!

Geohot entered the scene a half year after the z-pack was spoted.And again after a half year he hase hacked the otheros of the ps3 and gained read/write access over the ram of the ps3 and the Jailbreak device was presented to the sceen 2-3 months after ego hase left it.

So you call the Z-Pack still a fake after all this? How could it be that some guy who wants to fake the sceene comes up with a so called "FAKE" but to same time use the same exploit as we now use and all this a half year before GeoHot was entering the PS3 sceene?

And that bs talking about the windows looking shema.Whats the problem with it?Its only a gfx nothing more.Even now to jb times some one can come up and code a gui version of a app that looks like a microsoft window.Does it automaticly be a fake app in case that it looks like a windows gui?

What i want to say that before something new was released everyone will call it a fake before using his owen brain.

As geohot have entered the sceen and leted us know that he is able to hack the ps3 and that he can do everything with it the whole sceene was laughing on it.

What do we have now? As the first vid of the jailbreak was released more then half the sceene called it as a fake.

At least the exploit they have blocked like you think isnt blocked.Because the exploit is a backdoor that sony have implemented for owen purpose.

They have blocked the JIG response code that we are using and now using a new one that we dont know.So we are not able to identify the Jailbreak as a JIG device and so we cant gain access over the ram to inject our owen custom payload.