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PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.51 Released, for Demo Units Only?!
Usually PlayStation 3 Demonstration Firmware updates follow the official Retail console updates. Strangely, this time PS3 Firmware 2.51 was released for the Demo unit first.
Download: PS3 DEMO Firmware 2.51 (US) / PS3 DEMO Firmware 2.51 (EU)
This could be a result of conflicts with the Recovery Menu and the Demonstration unit itself perhaps.
BTW the password to unlock PlayStation 3 Firmware 2.5 Demo units is 6258. More PlayStation 3 News...
It will be interesting to see if this is an indication that 2.51 retail is coming, or if it will be skipped assuming this revision only applies to the Store Demo units.
In any case, cool news hacked2123.
What kind of unit is this DEMO? So far I have only heard of DEVEL, TEST and RETAIL... Can someone clarify? Thank you...
CJPC (or hacked2123, etc) may know more, but as far as I'm aware there is only:
As mentioned in a few older threads here, the updater link to the Demo units is: http://fshop01.ps3.update.playstatio...updatelist.txt
- Retail PS3
- PS3 Demo (Store units)
- PS3 Debug (TEST units)
- PS3 Prototype (TEST units)
- PS3 TOOL (the "large box" that goes for over $10k)
But where is the pasword for ?? Does this mean every single Demo console is locked with the same key
Nah, a few posts down is the thread with the passwords for unlocking the various PS3 Demo machines based on Firmware version:
Originally Posted by B4rtj4h
The procedure is also outlined here: http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps3-gu...ide-99034.html
PS3 Demo UnLock Codes:
v1.5x code: 5202 NTSC
v1.6x code: 7568
v1.7x code: 0506
v1.8x code: 7712 or 7259
v1.9x code: 2737 NTSC
v2.00 code: 0219
v2.01 code: 0219
v2.10 code: 2464
v2.20 code: 4801
v2.30 code: 6558
v2.41 code: 9015 NTSC
v2.42 code: 9015 NTSC
v2.50 code: 6258
Although the retail ps3update.pup is detected in the recovery menu via 2.51, it give the message:
The data is corrupted. (8002F2E4)
If anyone achieved 2.50 DEMO upload it for me, I would like to know if its relevant to the restore menu.
Yeah, that's the jist of it, but there are basically (with a few exceptions) no hardware differences between Retail/Demo/Debug/Prototype units, the only difference being the software loaded onto them.
Originally Posted by PS3 News
There are some slight differences, but mostly with the case itself, vs the actual hardware!
Just out of curiosity, which and how many of those non-retail units are there available to the DEVs here on PS3NEWS to work with??
Is the "6258" password for ANY DEMO unit running 2.51 ?