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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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#71 - bitsbubba - November 12, 2010 // 10:05 pm
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nobody will really know until somebody gets this, wasn't this promised to testers by PSJB team?

#70 - grudge1981 - November 12, 2010 // 9:58 pm
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I remember the Zpack and when it was rereleased as a jailbreak clone i looked it up again... the original was a fake, it had windows screens on the ps3 and acted very different than the jb.

And from what i've read [sorry no source ] the 3.42 update just fixed a security hole opened in 2.8ish (?) so not really blocking custom payloads just the exploit they were accessing.

Also i believe 3.5 sony blocked unlicenced usb devices. but the developers of the 3rd party controller fragenstein released an update to their controller witch allowed it to work again by telling the ps3 it was an official device. So it is technically possible that something can be done, even if this is not the device to do it.

#69 - GrandpaHomer - November 12, 2010 // 9:00 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by gizmol View Post
I just dont understand the "one time" concept... sounds like utter bs to me...

What's so HARD to understand - money making scheme. They simply don't wan't someone using one stick to downgrade loads of PS3s and even maybe charge for the "service" ... It would be much more clever if it will allow unlimited amount of downgrades for ONE particular PS3 -* then you can upgrade and downgrade your own PS3 as you're pleased.

#68 - solrac1974 - November 12, 2010 // 8:57 pm
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If true, I have a friend on 3.50 who will love to downgrade and JB his PS3! Good news indeed, let's hope it's true.

#67 - gizmol - November 12, 2010 // 7:59 pm
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pretty cool but there is really no point in downgrading to 3.15 (or any other os fw) since those who wanted to keep linux kept it anyways (and going for the fiddling with sfo and eboot.bin editting), I just dont understand the "one time" concept... sounds like utter bs to me...

#66 - pasty745 - November 12, 2010 // 6:27 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Jes03 View Post
I just watched the video. It doesn't show anything about downgrading. They can easily upgrade and cut/paste the video to make you think its downgrading.

It looks so fake. I can make that video too in about 1 hour, and that's from now to the time its uploaded on youtube. Or if its not cut/paste it can be a 2nd console with the mac address spoofed to look like the same console. The video has been cut/paste already so this is not proof of a downgrade.

If they wanted to really prove it then show it in action without cutting the video to prove it actually downgraded.

I will wait till someone else with an actual PSJailbreak says it works. Till then I will say its fake.

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.

#65 - crazelunatic - November 12, 2010 // 6:16 pm
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*sigh* i was really hoping they had a solution to jb consoles on 3.42< Here's to hoping some1 makes cfw for the ps3 so I can get back on psn w/o maybe getting banned...

#64 - pip1 - November 12, 2010 // 6:06 pm
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It's obviously the same ps3 the whole time (mac address # a8 e3 ee 20 80 00), now if they updated and did video editing to look like downgrading or if they just edited it to hide the fact that installing the 3.41 update would take a while who knows. Any one else notice that when in service mode it only showed avaliable hard drive space.

#63 - Brenza - November 12, 2010 // 6:00 pm
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Me too! I say it everytime! u.u

#62 - clouduzz - November 12, 2010 // 5:56 pm
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*sigh* lol so much controversy. Hopefully it is real but I have my doubts, I'll be happy to be proven wrong though.