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November 12, 2010 // 9:07 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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#51 - bboyduffy - November 12, 2010 // 9:18 am
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Quote Originally Posted by lafontma View Post
Whois information tells you the REGISTRAR... not the actual company name behind.

So basically it can still be the same company but they bought/registered the domain thru a different regist.

no, same server, different register name... different people.

#50 - lafontma - November 12, 2010 // 9:16 am
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Whois information tells you the REGISTRAR... not the actual company name behind.

So basically it can still be the same company but they bought/registered the domain thru a different regist.

#49 - bboyduffy - November 12, 2010 // 8:59 am
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First of all i wanna say hello to the whole ps3news community, i been reading the forum and now i decided to register due to be part of this conversation... I have found a couple of things to say, i didn't watch the crappy video posted in the news but...:

1) 2 weeks ago, we all had an announce from psjailbreak, they were working on a jailbreak for 3.50 firmware, NEVER mentioned that they were working on a UNUSEFUL downgrade and this makes totally no sense to me, just a waste of time of the whole team, this is one of the reasons why i think the video is fake...

2) i know a couple of things about internet and domains... I know that if a single company sells 2 products, it would make sense to have both of them in the same website, for a lot of marketing reasons, just like wiikey and the other wii products do...or at least if you want to have a website of the product, would be good to mention the other product on each other's sites, but THEY ARE NOT, psdowngrade does not mention psjailbreak and vice versa...

i made a little and quick research... the whois informations of psjailbreak domanin shows that it's registered by INTERNET.BS CORP. and psdowngrade by WEB COMMERCE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED DBA WEBNIC.CC, 2 different companies! The only thing that matches about the whois is the server (which is a shared server that hosts tons of sites).

i didn't actually watch the video... because at this point, even without watching it, i think there is some REAL SHADY behind the psdowngrade dongle... Let me know what do you guys think... Sorry if i made a couple of gramamr mistakes, i'm from italy

i am attaching 2 screenshots of the 2 whois ENJOY

#48 - deepblue2000 - November 12, 2010 // 8:51 am
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so there will be no hack for 3.50... otherwise it makes no sense for a downgrade...

#47 - jhauth11 - November 12, 2010 // 8:26 am
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I'll believe it when i see it till then its looks like crap to me. But in saying that it does have some grounds to stand on, at the start people called PS Jailbreak fake n now we have jailbroken PS3's, PS Jailbreak isnt some made up company from 5 min ago they have the backing of PS Jailbreak.

Also look at the downgrader program at the start of the video looks alot like the one that got leaked a few days go that everyone was up in arms about. The PS3 MUST!! have a backdoor for Sony so they can get into the things.

And lastly the PS Jailbreak had to have some other ACE's up their sleave so they could milk us for more money. Do you really think they be a one trick pony or only just get the Jailbreak device and not do some messing around in the deep dark parts of the PS3 for more money trees once 3.42 came out.

#46 - oVERSoLDiER - November 12, 2010 // 8:21 am
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Why the video solution is so bad I don't see the Firmware version on the first TV. And in the end we all can see the Firmware clear. If a PSGroove .*hex comes this weekend, or someone trustworthy tells us it's real, I would say Yes it's true. As long I think it's fake to make money for nothing which is there.

#45 - mohp - November 12, 2010 // 7:57 am
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Although there is a chance of this downgrader being fake. But why would someone want to fake software, this software will easily be cloned to any usb jb device and would be useable more then once, its only a matter of time

#44 - SonarPlus - November 12, 2010 // 7:53 am
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hmm if this true how the ps3 got the 3.41 firmware file to downgrade? on the fly download? ps3 saved full 3.41 firmware backup inside it?

if so how about the factory installed 3.50? or does ps jb dongle have a space to store the 3.41 firmware file?

from i read it's 1 time only because you paid it only once, if you want to downgrade more you need pay for each once (40-50$), or 1 time downgrade is really ps3 service limitation?.

#43 - B4rtj4h - November 12, 2010 // 7:42 am
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Quote Originally Posted by FraggelMonster View Post
B4rtj4h it might be true that Sony disabled most hacks in FW 3.50 and dont allow anymore to install unsigned PKG Files and other stuff, but I am pretty sure there is still a way to get the PS3 in some kind of service mode.

Let's not forget that SONY needs this to repair consoles ect. I guess they closed most of the stuff in 3.50 but it might still be possible that you can get the PS3 into some kind of service mode for repair, without beeing able to install unsigned PKG Files or whatever... but that service mode probably allows you to downgrade firmware.

Ok ok... i believe there will be a way any USB device will boot up. BUT and here is my big BUT (with 1 T ) The video can easily be manipulated. And for as far as we know... Sony can also be behind this! (because on the original site there is no news, not even a link to the new unit they produced). Again i say fake, starting to doubt if there is not someone else behind this.

#42 - BwE - November 12, 2010 // 7:35 am
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well considering they're actually in the service mode, the video does show some minor credibility.

but yeah if we got the psgroove out of their products we can get their downgrader.