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PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.74 and 4.00 Updates Surface

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.74 and 4.00 Updates Surface 1350°
163w ago - For those who own PS3 Debug / Test consoles or are simply into collecting PlayStation 3 file leaks, recently PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.74 surfaced alongside version 4.00 from Sony's North American Press Web site.

Download: PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.74 / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 4.00

If you didn't know, the address to their Press site is http://PressCenter.PlayStation.com/ and Sony offers free access to all members of the press there using SCEA / SC3APR to login and obtain the latest press releases and related files.

Finally, keep in mind these PUP updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so they are intended for examination and comparison purposes only.

We have 100% confirmed that running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)

Special Thanks to ConsoleDev for the heads-up on the news tip!


 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.72 Patch Update is Now Released

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.72 Patch Update is Now Released 1350°
179w ago - Today is a great day indeed for PlayStation 3 scene developers, and following up on the PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update from last month now comes the PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.72 patch update courtesy of ConsoleDev!

Download: PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.72 Patch Update (10.93 MB)

Similar to the 3.72 OFW Patch from the recently released PS3 3.72 (Retail) Firmware, it appears Sony is now offering compressed patch updates for PS3 Debug / Test console users.

As always, it's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error...
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update is Now Released

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update is Now Released 1350°
183w ago - It's been three weeks since the PS3 OFW 3.70 update was released, and today ConsoleDev tipped us off HERE that the PlayStation 3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 update is now in circulation publicly as well!

Download: PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update (Mirror)

To quote: PlayStation 3 Debugging Station System Software Update Data - Controlled item under export regulations US Export Administration Regulations ECCN 5D002

370_001 DECH (Debugging Station) Update Data

When the system software is updated to the version 3.56 or later, downgrading cannot be
performed using update data that is older than 3.55. As for details, please refer to the following technical note.


WARNING:...
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Update 3.66 is Now Available

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Update 3.66 is Now Available 1350°
191w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today ConsoleDev has made available PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.66 for PlayStation 3 Test / Debug units.

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.66

As always, it's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)


 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.50 - 3.60 Updates Leaked

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.50 - 3.60 Updates Leaked 1350°
194w ago - Over the last few days several new PS3 Debug / Test Firmware updates have been leaked outside of Sony Dev and have surfaced publicly courtesy of Cairobeta and ConsoleDev, however, no new SDK files have yet since the previous PS3 3.41 SDK file leak.

Download: PS3 SDK / Tools Leak Thread / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Updates

The leaked PlayStation 3 files include PS3 Debug Firmware v3.60 Update, PS3 Debug Firmware v3.56 Update, PS3 Debug Firmware v3.55 Update and PS3 Debug Firmware v3.50 Update.

It's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)
 

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