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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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#31 - innahouse - November 12, 2010 // 1:02 pm
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Why should they fake it ? In the end they would lose face because the truth will stay the truth, and all would know that it didn't work. So... which sense would it make ? This is not a fake. Even if many things let it look like fake.

#30 - Ecniv - November 12, 2010 // 1:00 pm
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What I don`t understand is that it is a 1 time thing?

Let`s say I play have 3.41 and upgrade to 3.5 to do some online gaming and after that go offline to enjoy all those nice homebrew games I would`nt be able to this process again?

It doensn`t make sense to me... Can somebody explain this ??

#29 - innahouse - November 12, 2010 // 12:59 pm
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Another important question is... How the heck could they make a 3.50 firmware console accept their Jailbreak dongle ? SONY closed 3.50 like Fort Knox... Is 3.50 already possible to jailbreak ??

#28 - Neversun - November 12, 2010 // 12:58 pm
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Not to ruin the mood or anything, but when he shows the PS3 at 3.50, the time on the clock is 8:05AM, when he shows it as 3:41, the time is 8:00AM.

While it's entirely possible they did get it in to factory mode, it's also extremely possible that the video has been faked - i.e. they recorded it at 8:00, updated then recorded the rest.

#27 - mecca86 - November 12, 2010 // 12:56 pm
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I recon if there was only a few gb different i would maybe believe it, but its like 67gb that's a bit too much.

#26 - xynuerz - November 12, 2010 // 12:41 pm
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my question is why i need a second dongle? this is only to money make more not.

the other question is why i need to downgrade? not because sony has stop the usb dongle no if this was real the new dongle dont work with the 3.50

i think is we are going to service mode we have more option to set maybe we have the opinion to install singel patches to the FW like the core_os ore somting... then its posible to activate full PS2 emulation to all PS3.

but i don't have see never the service mode so i can only speculation on this. but i still hope some one dump this money maker dongle... and make it public.

#25 - Natepig - November 12, 2010 // 12:31 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by B4rtj4h View Post
Hmm i don't think so. It's said that it only works 1 time.

I reckon it only works once because the psjailbreak team designed it that way. Once the sceners work out how it works surely it will be able to be done over and over.

#24 - SaveU - November 12, 2010 // 12:29 pm
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Multiple consoles (look at free space in system)
Multiple dongles
Time jumps around
Shady video

I want it to be true to, but this looks like hacked up. I call fake. I will believe it when I see it. The psp emu was more convincing than this.

#23 - TheShroomster - November 12, 2010 // 12:29 pm
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maybe it has some type of efuse in it that fries after it is used..

#22 - PS4 News - November 12, 2010 // 12:26 pm
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Yea, I suppose if someone can overcome the "1 time only" obstacle it would be handy to switch back and forth assuming there aren't any SFO/EBOOT type tricks available for future PS3 games on JailBroken consoles.