Project: RichDevX PSGroove Payload for PS3 Service Mode
Today French site PS3Gen.fr (linked above) reports news of a project RichDevX is working on where a PSGroove payload is utilized for examining PS3 Service Mode.
To quote, roughly translated: "RichDevX tells us about his progress with his playload to put the PlayStation 3 in service mode and recently released two snapshots of progress.
It is indeed working on a payload to get the console into service mode and be able to launch a file. Choke on every boot via a USB key and others.
As shown in this first image, we can see the red box on the XMB showing that the console actually went into service mode. In this mode, it is possible to run specific software, including one allowing the downgrade (the opposite of update, ie back to a previous firmware).
OtherOS who says so says downgrade option of going back 3.15 for benefit of OtherOS plus most of the hack with PSGroove.
Payload through this, it is also possible to run each time you start the console, loading a file. Self from a USB key as explained above. This could allow the hack using only one time a dongle or other, then your USB stick could complete the task alone. Advances in the underground world push the limits even further, watch this."
I've become much allergic to screenshots recently because of all these photoshoped fakes that are floating around, but if it is true. It will make possible for users with Firmware 3.41 to downgrade to previous firmwares.
Also if you decide to stay on 3.41, you will be able to load payloads from your USB flash drive after you jailbreak your ps3 just once with a developer board loaded with RichDevx payload, Meaning one developer board can jailbreak multiple PS3 units for life.
Last edited by evilak; 09-27-2010 at 08:19 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost
I think that one of the goal will be that you don't need to jailbreak everytime you push on the console. You will Jailbreak one time and the next time you restart the console it is still jailbroken until you come back to "original" ps3