or does it still retain some retail properties? Because as far as I know the actual ps3 Hardware is identical in retail and test models.
I'm not certain you can restore bricks.. Never seen anyone state that bricked consoles can be restored,not even psjailbreak team, it is not exactly the same as Sony's Service JIG. its not the same as Pandora at all.
If this was true about unbricking which I'm sure its not would PSJailbreak team not mention it on thier site, it would be big news?
Because a lot of people including myself had a console bricked due to Firmware update loop problem and I would buy one of these if it guaranteed unbricking.
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But he was in middle of psdowngrade, probably still in service mode, that's different. I'm talking about a full brick where there is no firmware on ps3, bricked before recovery menu was introduced on example, 1.80 firmware.
If it was a full brick that he recovered from then this is great news and I might even buy one!
Last edited by DeViL303; 12-02-2010 at 04:17 PMReason: Automerged Doublepost
When you connect the USB (With the payload of service mode)before the PS3 loads the XMB load the payload(Like hermes or kakaroto payload). Then you turn off the PS3 with the service mode ALREADY ACTIVE. Then u put on USB the LV1DIAG + the update and should start.
This is what sony uses in SAT (This i don't know sure but some people time ago received a ps3 from SAT with SERVICE MODE)
You could be right about that, some one need to test this on various bricks! But I would be very doubtbul of this working on earlier firmware as I suspect the same type of USB heap overflow exploit is used to initiate the service mode.
Unless psjailbreak have discovered the real sony JIG but I think that requires a LAN connection as well as usb dongle.