I have a few retail ps3's. One launch 60gb, one 80gb back ware and one 80gb non back ware. I'm a new user here so I won't be getting the debug firmware for a few days, but when I do finally have enough activity here (and I will work on this) i'm going to donate my 80gb non back ware to test if we can somehow get a functioning debug menu to downgrade on a retail.
If anyone has any information on the hard drive swap please post back here and let me know. I'll be searching for any success stories. The more we all pull together and combined our knowledge and experience the better change we got. Who knows were this could lead us! (also while testing the install i'll look into removing the debug firmware incase others do have success but lose some functions)
If I run across the other I was thinking of I will link to it here, I'm sure sooner or later the 1.5 PUP will be added to the Debug FW Archive though.
great news. Although 3.20 would be good enough for us debug owners since it retains the other OS option, does 3.21 add any new feature to the debug unit in any way?
the real method for downgrade is the manager TRM,that system check and value more thinks how for example actual fw if 3.xx then show error(that fw is more actual)or read a flag version target FWD or FWR.
Mount,read,erase the raw fw flash...yes the real fw is only a raw mount and cipher.
vtrm mount,read,and delete that cipher and compare the core_os,kernel headers,repository and more....for it when old time install 2.10dev into retail only instal vshmain and no the core_os,trm see dont real flag FWR and dont install the core FWD.
this is excellent news, as I can't use the PSN Store to use my credit since I am running an old OS so as to keep otherOS. Now I can temporarily upgrade knowing I can go back.
As jabberosx said, this does NOT apply to retail kits.
Last edited by tragedy; 06-07-2010 at 08:01 PM Reason: Added clarification I'm talking about debug firmwares
Of course, the 1.00 and 1.50 ones are special as they allow retail PKG's to be installed on a Debug Unit, while above 1.60 prevents this.