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How to Turn PS3 Demo / Kiosk Consoles Into Retail with JailBreak

How to Turn PS3 Demo / Kiosk Consoles Into Retail with JailBreak 1300°
221w ago - Here is a guide I wrote on how to convert your Demo / Kiosk PS3 into a fully functional Retail PlayStation 3 console via JailBreak using PSGrade (or similar) so that so you no longer need to enter PS3 Demo Unlock Codes in.

Also, those interested may wish to read this guide on How to Turn a Kiosk into Retail PS3 Without Downgrade via Acid CFW or Convert PS3 Demo / Kiosk to Retail - No Downgrades or Reinstalls.

How to Turn PS3 Demo / Kiosk Consoles Into Retail with JailBreak

Requirements: You will need the typical DGF (downgrade files) and a USB board with PSGrade loaded, as well as a standard USB stick.

First, we need to be able to use the jig and to do so, we need the kiosk to not auto start...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.42 Consoles Hit Retailers, JailBreaking Removed

PS3 Firmware 3.42 Consoles Hit Retailers, JailBreaking Removed 700°
222w ago - Previously PS JailBreak users were warned not to update to PS3 Firmware 3.42 as it patches the PS3 JailBreak exploit, and today theruler and others on PSX-Scene (linked above) report that PS3 Firmware 3.42 consoles are now hitting retailers which have removed the exploit currently used for PlayStation 3 JailBreaking.

To quote: Several members of this forum and others have been reporting buying brand new PS3 Systems that come with 3.42FW. Systems above 3.41 cannot be jailbroken.

While not all systems in stores are 3.42FW and people have still reported buying 3.40FW systems, the increased reports of 3.42FW systems can only be a sign of things to come with Sony attempting to combat the jailbreak on all fronts, and signals an incoming scarcity of consoles with 3.41 or below.

If you or someone you know buys a system that comes with 3.42 please post as much information as possible in this thread. (Including box description, barcode, other codes, SKU, etc. Pics plz!)

Just got a ps3 160gb from the zellers moonlight madness and it came with 3.42

you can tell...
 

The Sony Banhammer on PS3 JailBroken Consoles is Coming?

The Sony Banhammer on PS3 JailBroken Consoles is Coming? 1250°
229w ago - A few months back it was first reported that a Sony ban wave was imminent, and today DJLO over at PSX-Scene reiterated the fact that it's only a matter of time until Sony begins banning PS3 JailBroken consoles.

To quote: Folks, Sniffynose pointed me to this. Since we are all updating now, you ALL need to read this and pay attention

On boot the system contacts the server and uploads the play list etc. this list alone is enought to get anyone that goes online banned as it shows the bootmanger etc. has been running. Here is the list and what they do, I port sniffed this a while ago before I went online with a retail unit >.> because I am not stupid hehe.

All these need to be blocked, web access will still work, updates will still work, but psn and any system messages/ads/communication will be blocked completely. For other areas someone would have to sniff the addresses again to compare. North American Servers are listed.

fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net > Update Server (sys updates)
mercury.dl.playstation.net > What's new ads
nsx.np.dl.playstation.net > playstation...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.30 Update Breaking PlayStation 3 Consoles?

PS3 Firmware 3.30 Update Breaking PlayStation 3 Consoles? 1250°
253w ago - As with nearly every PS3 Firmware revision, the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.30 update arrived with user reports of PlayStation 3 consoles breaking post-update.

To quote: "The main reported problems are that the systems no longer read any form of disc, thus making gaming and watching movies an impossibility - even the NetFlix disc is reported to no longer work in some cases.

One user report stated on the official PlayStation forums: "Are you kidding me! First (3.21) it freezes, and now with this one (3.30) it won't even read or recognize the disk, that means that I won't be able to play online or offline."

Although they may be isolated cases, has anyone here experienced these issues since updating to PS3 Firmware 3.30 this week? Feel free to reply in the comments below!
 

PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.15 Arrives for Test Consoles

PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.15 Arrives for Test Consoles 550°
264w ago - Last week PS3 Debug Firmware 3.10 was made available following some older revisions, and today PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.15 has been added to our PlayStation 3 Downloads section for Test consoles.

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.15

This latest PS3 Debug / Test update comes courtesy of a member who wishes to remain anonymous - THANKS for sharing with the community!!

For those curious, in addition to the PSP Emulator Details that are no longer hidden in PS3 Debug Firmware 3.15 comes support for Sony's Data Transfer Utility and of course PS3 / PSP Minis.

As always, if you (or someone you know) has access to other PS3 Debug Firmware updates, or any other related PlayStation 3 files of interest, feel free to Contact Us.
 

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