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PS3 JIG Pictures Surface, PlayStation 3 Service Mode Tests Begin

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275w ago - Recently Dutch user Sinnerman has leaked some new PS3 JIG pictures on the QJ.net (linked above) forums, and has revealed that PlayStation 3 Service Mode testing is underway with SKFU.

The application pictured below is used to create registry files required to finalize the PlayStation 3 JIG (SVC-H3A606SS) process, which must contain a valid e-mail address as they are authenticated with the SCEI server.

While we await the test results (and hopefully some PS3 JIG internal pictures), some related articles on both Sony's elusive PS3 JIG and PS3 Service Mode are as follows for those who may have missed them: PlayStation 3 Service Mode JIG Set-Up Files Leaked, Some PlayStation 3 Service Mode Details and finally PS3 Controller EEPROM Dumped And Service Mode Information.

Finally, the big question.. what if PS3 Retail consoles could be converted to PS3 Debug consoles through the PS3 JIG? Well, depending on the post-modification differences if it ended up working at a certain Firmware level then you could always convert at that level, assuming that you can get around it being verified on SCE servers.

The PS3 can tell what type it is from a syscall, one particular configuration of which is "Arcade"... to date though, nobody has been able to successfully flash Debug Firmware to Retail consoles so only time will tell.

Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene and PlayStation 4 scene updates and fresh homebrew releases!

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#35 - DSpider - 273w ago
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Someone mentioned capitalization here and it got me questioning. Why DIDN'T they use capitals for Name, Company, etc ? Why did they capitalize the E in "E-mail" ? Have you even read the description ???

"You must send this name of file in your PC to your HQ by E-mail that you will get..."

Whoever coded the GUI sounds just like cfwprophet struggling with English. No offence, man. English isn't my native tongue either. But I'm studying it whenever I get the chance.

Thing is, I really started to wiggle my tail when I saw the combination of "PS3" and "JIG" but soon after reading a few posts I came to my senses... I truly hope this is real and not some Belazar scenario to get our hopes up in vain.

#34 - footylad - 273w ago
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Unfortunatly, I bricked mine at 1.85 Firmware, well before Recovery mode was even coded for....


#33 - fst - 273w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by footylad View Post
I have a bricked PS3 as many of you know for use with tests on the JIG if need be...

Hay footylad, I don't know much about test/debug firmware, but you should try putting your ps3 into recovery mode to try to fix it. download firmware 3.01, and on root of hdd of your pc make a folder called PS3 then inside of that folder make one called UPDATE and then put the file in it called PS3UPDATE.PUP (firmware file).

You will need powerISO program to burn it to CD so that you can burn it with the folder setup. In powerISO go to ACTION then go to ADD FOLDER then go to the PS3 and click OK and burn the CD. this video from youtube shows how to use the CD after.

#32 - zabbyh - 274w ago
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Hope this leads somewhere..

#31 - ST0RM53 - 274w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by footylad View Post
I have a bricked PS3 as many of you know for use with tests on the JIG if need be...

Hehe, too bad that you'll probably wait a loot of time.. I think without internal "help" (leaks) from $ony, they can't do much about it. Reverse engineering, and especially software encrypted like PS3 OS, is not a toy.


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