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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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#41 - Karl69 - November 12, 2010 // 1:32 pm
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Probably just a trick from Phony to make people upgrade to 3.50 (the path of no return )

#40 - FraggelMonster - November 12, 2010 // 1:31 pm
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B4rtj4h it might be true that Sony disabled most hacks in FW 3.50 and don't 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.

#39 - B4rtj4h - November 12, 2010 // 1:31 pm
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Somesort of failsafe like Siemens software uses to register. There is a file on an external USB and it can only be copied once.

Again i say fake... (read my comment above)

#38 - innahouse - November 12, 2010 // 1:27 pm
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xynuerz: LOL, what do you think...this is the jailbreak team... for sure they want to charge you money... they squeeze out all they can... so.. beware of chinese knock-offs... buy original ROFL.

#37 - FraggelMonster - November 12, 2010 // 1:25 pm
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If I remember right you have to buy a downgrade license from those guys. That's why you can do it only once! That's what they wanted to do with their future jailbreak hard- and software. That was in news a few weeks ago...

You buy some kind of license there, receive the software and unlocks for it and then you can use it one time. Their software makes sure it only can be used one time and to do it a second time, you have to pay them again. A good way to make money

We all know the original JB team is trying to get rich with it and that they try to earn millions of dollars with it. They failed already one time with their original JB Device (which got cloned) and now they try it with the downgrade... I am pretty sure it will get cloned too, now where people know it's possible they will find a way to do it.

#36 - probumba - November 12, 2010 // 1:20 pm
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i don't like the looks of things here... i have 2 ps3 one jailbroken and another in 3.5... would sell one if this is real but the thing is i got my ps3break device for $20... did you guys check the price on their site?

says won't work on inferior clones only on psjailbreak


are they crazy? they'll never make money like that, it's not possible for everyone to spent so much money on that.

#35 - PR0r - November 12, 2010 // 1:20 pm
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So if this works on 3.50 like they advertise this allows you to use your purchased games and play online without dramas and then downgrade and play your jb games. sure there would be a huge time wait doing it but it sounds possible.. that's if there is a way to do it more than once.

#34 - B4rtj4h - November 12, 2010 // 1:17 pm
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Ok... to make al lot of the confusion AWAY and prove (from my opinion) that this is FAKE.

From 3.50 and up Sony disabled ANY USB device to interfere with the startup. My 3 sticks do not work (1 is broken lol) in 3.50. So i think the chance is very small that they can start it up like *poof*. + why is 1 console on a controller and the other one isn't? The fun part is that everyone seems to forget that anyone can change his FW version to what version he likes!

I made 5.63... How? Edit the hex file we all use to go on PSN these days...

So it says its in 3.50 or in my case 5.63... but it's NOT!

So i call this definitely F.A.K.E. until proven otherwise!

#33 - xynuerz - November 12, 2010 // 1:15 pm
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i think they lose the face because if i have to spend 40 bucks to get the downgrade look on there site then its not exclusive for jb owner it can be other but in the first i read i have to spend 40 bucks then i can use the downgrade only one time. sorry this is a farce...

#32 - Fr33m4n - November 12, 2010 // 1:14 pm
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Downgrading is nice but it would be much sweeter to JB the newer firmwares instead. Hopefully we can reverse this dongle enough to be able to do that.