PS3MFW - Kiosk2Retail without Downgrading for 3.55 and below
I joined a PS3 MFW firmeware modified by me, you can use it to convert a PS3 on "Demo / Kiosk Mode" to Retail Mode, you must apply it in Recovery Mode. It will put a vsh update, and definitely get out your ps3 from demo mode to retail.
After that you have the choice to keep the FW on the PS3 and start your backups using the current managers, so the FW is functional.
Or you can call in OFW 3.55 to recover a Waninkoko, rebug or kmeaw...
The FW is in 3.55, patched with "promo-to-retail patch" which will allows you to install it on any PS3 Demo (3.55 and below).
After searching all day for a method that didn't involve using a jailbroken device i came acrossed this and it worked beautifully! I didn't have to go through recovery mode either. i entered the security code and went to the update and it worked. I'm now running the newest retail firmware, tested games and blu-ray with no problems. Thank you very much The!
Also it was a 3.01 demo.
Last edited by ZEO CMF; 05-04-2011 at 04:14 PMReason: Automerged Doublepost
Yea, unfortunately Sony actively reports most CFW files so by the time someone digs up an old thread they are already removed.
You may want to grab PS3MFW Builder and look for an option in it to convert/patch a Demo to Retail PS3 console. It's not as convenient as a pre-made version, but until someone reuploads a patched PUP it's the next best thing I suppose.
I was referring to the PS3MFW355 KIOSK2RETAIL PUP file actually, when you use the PS3MFW Builder to make your own on a PC from 3.55 OFW then you shouldn't need a payload to go from Demo to Retail.. just the resulting PUP file and your PS3.