JaicraB's Patched LV2Diag.self, Skip Blu-ray Drive for PS3 Updates
Today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer JaicraB has released a patched LV2Diag.self file which allows users to skip the Blu-ray drive 'BD FIRMWARE' and 'Blu-ray Disc Player Revoke List' steps while doing PS3 Firmware updates.
Download: JaicraB's Patched LV2Diag.self for PS3
To quote, roughly translated: I modified the Lv2diag.self with the sole purpose of being able to put an UPDATE without having to rely on the reader. It is one more step to take advantage of flaws in the PS3 controller BD.
The change is based on skip two steps in the upgrade process. "BD FIRMWARE" and "Blu-ray Disc Player Revoke list." Whose patches are:
there is no reason for such a tool but for some people it's a blessing so i have to make a request to the hackers of this community if they can solve the problem of waninkoko cfw v1 ps3 brick then that will be a blessing for my friends and lots of more people with such incidence. by the way, a fix is required not for those people but also for future concerns but i think this task is too much for the hackers right now but thanks for this tool jaicraB.
This allows people with bad bluray drives to update any firmware they want. Currently only modified firmware can be flashed to units with bad bluray firmware because there is a check for the bluray.
The trouble with the Waninkoko brick is that the flash is corrupted. Chances are any rescue of these consoles will need a NAND flasher and won't be a software fix. Granted if Sony can fix them with software we *could* too but it is probably a very tuff nut to crack.
This does the following: When you use a update package (whether downgrade or upgrade) it skips the Blu-ray update files. So when you upgrade from 3.41 -> 3.55 you get 3D Blu-ray installed. When you Downgrade the 3D still remains!
I don't know how you got that idea, the first post clearly states it's to allow users that get the error during update due to a faulty blu ray drive to update without error.
also there's more to enabling stereoscopic 3d movie playback than the blu ray firmware, the firmware on the drive might allow it after downgrading but gameOS won't as none of the options will be there (only in 3.50+). But hey I might be wrong it may allow that but I see nothing in the first post that even suggests that.
Another useful use to this is if you downgrade a 256MB nand PS3 using it apparently you won't lose your bluray or dvd playback the way we used to when downgrading 256MB nand PS3's.
I have not tried it myself yet though as I think mixing newer blu ray firmwares with older gameOS versions may cause a few problems but I haven't seen anyone come across any yet
Last edited by barrybarryk; 01-31-2011 at 06:26 PMReason: Automerged Doublepost