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    Videos: Infectus PS3 Mod and E3 Card Reader 3.50 Downgrader

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    Today we received word and videos from bx1199 of the E3 Team and sk group that [Register or Login to view links] has made available an E3 Card Reader PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.50 downgrader, while PR0r also let us know that OzModChips (linked above) is now offering an Infectus PS3 Mod 3.50 Firmware downgrade service as well.

    Download: E3 Card Reader 3.50 Downgrader / E3 Card Reader 3.50 Downgrader Guide

    With this bin you can get the PS3 into service mode and downgrade using the previously released files to downgrade to 3.41 and below.

    To quote from their page: "Thank you for using E3card Reader PS3. Today we will bring you a big surprise: the E3-Downgrader for E3card Reader. Yes it's THE downgrader which can turn your 3.5 PS3 down to any version you wanted, i.e. the 3.41.











    It's no time limit, no PC software need to download, no need to write any emails, no need to wait and after all it's FREE. Yes, it's true. We can even proved that today it's not the day one of you need to go on board of some you know what ships, that of cause because we are Chinese. You can review the videos by click here ([Register or Login to view links]), download the upgrade file by click here ([Register or Login to view links]) and download the 3.41 FW package by click here ([Register or Login to view links]).

    Password : iLoveE3
    please note that it's case-sensitive.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Best Regards

    E3Diy Group
    E-mail: [Register or Login to view links]"

    Moving on to the related OzMod news, their site has also been updated today to include a new 3.50 downgrade service using the Infectus PS3 Mod. Unfortunately this is only available to Australian's as an overnight service and isn't available to international customers. At $94.99 is this really worth it though? We know a free version is right around the corner and is only a matter of days away.

    From their page: With the help (well they did almost everything) of a developer, we are finally able to offer a service which allows us to restore firmware 3.15 on a Fat console. This firmware version will bring the ability to install Linux back to the console!

    It is no secret that the PS3 is popular console and its current advertising tagline is that the console "Only Does everything". Unfortunately it came under fire this year when they start removing advertised features. The biggest uproar was over the removal of the option to install linux on 3.21 firmware and above.

    It has caused Sony to be caught up in a bunch of legal battles worldwide. 1 of them was in Australia. The Australian argued in court that it was unfair to remove an advertised feature with a firmware upgrade.

    There is always the option of not upgrading, but many people did not think the option would just dissapear! When you agree to Sony's terms and conditions, which would take you about 5 hours of non stop reading, they pretty much can do anything to your console. Unfortunately, regardless of what is fair and what is not fair between normal people, when it goes to court its just a bunch of words, and who can argue the best to the judge! Politics aside...

    The whole downgrade this was done a while ago by Team Infectus, and we have figured out how to do it on newer consoles. It will involved us opening your console, soldering a million wires, extracting your NAND, patching it, and flashing a new NAND on. It doesn't matter what firmare you are on currently (we test on a 3.5 console) we can bring it back on 3.15





    So far we have tested a couple of consoles, and it is working well. 1 thing to make sure you know... We only really extract the KEYs from your NAND. So everything else will be wiped clean, as the donar NAND we flash on is just a normal factory settings NAND.

    Please make sure you backup all of your important content. Profiles, save games, etc!!! Everything, and I mean everything will dissapear.

    Not sure what happened if you do a full backup and retore. we woudl guess that it wouldn't work, because the firmware is loewer on the restore, not higher!

    Geohot also proved that its possible to have custome updates. Befroe he left the PS3 scene he said he was working on getting linux on 3.15 for Slim consoles. We hope the developer who is working us will be able to do the same thing, but no luck yet.

    From 3.15, you can go to any firmware you want. Since 3.15 is the last firmware before all of this mess started, we will just put it to there.
    • 3.15 firmware is the last firmware that Linux can be installed on
    • 3.21 blocks Linux and doesn't really bring anything new.
    • 3.3 and 3.4 are just small updates, nothing major
    • 3.41 is the most famous firmware I guess, the one that got us into trouble and made us all sad pandas with no money.
    • 3.42 is like 3.41, but they removed some feature
    • 3.50 add 3D for movies etc, but stops you from being able to use a lot fo 3rd party USb devices, like controllers etc.

    Please don't email us about the possibility of helping you with customise your ps3. We are just putting 3.15 back on, the rest it up to you!

    This process takes us about 4 hours currently!! All consoles will be done overnight, not on the spot. We should be charging more for this, but we think it will be popular and we hire great solderers!








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    Damn... too slow just posted same news

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    Yep, a few hours ago I got an e-mail from bx1199 of the E3 Team and sk group as well... but just got online now so I will fix up the news and promote it to the main page shortly. Thanks for the submission though barbnjason!

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    This process takes us about 4 hours currently!! All consoles will be done overnight, not on the spot. We should be charging more for this, but we think it will be popular and we hire great solderers!
    wtf? what's with the long story about infectus n stuff, its a bit confusing... anyways it doesnt take 4 hours and you dont have to backup your files... it takes about 5 minutes to downgrade 3.41 to 3.15 and you lose nothing...

    i used psjailbreak's dgf.rar btw. i'm going to test shortly if you can in fact "downgrade" to a debug firmware.

    also, thanks for using my photo lol <3

    ps: the guide for this is the same as the psjailbreak's downgrader.

    copy the self file number one and the update pup to the root of a usb.
    boot the ps3 into service mode, turn it off
    plug the usb in and it will stay black (updating/downgrading) then it will turn off
    turn it back on and youll be in service mode and it will be downgraded
    copy the self file number two into the root of the usb
    turn off the ps3 and plug the usb in and it will start the whole, welcome to ps3
    once thats done youre set! you will notice your homebrew will still be there so im not sure what everybody is on about when it comes to having to backup everything.
    Last edited by BwE; 12-03-2010 at 11:06 PM

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    I want more info on the Infectus method!! Thank god I still have my infectus, probably one of the best bits of hardware I've bought in years.

    So they dump the NAND flash, extract the NAND keys then use a donor dump to flash back? So they use a decrypted 3.15 nand image & re-encrypt with the current console NAND key then flash to the console?

    Tell me more!!! My PS3's in pieces as we speak with my infectus already soldered

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    why go to all the effort of soldering stuff when they could just use a PSJB or E3 to downgrade in 10min?

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    3.15 to 3.41 debug does NOT work. when turned on the ps3 makes an almost musical beep.

    beepboopbeepboopbeepboop

    i hope i havn't bricked it... lol

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    No offence, but any brainless dimwit could stick a dongle in the console and press a few buttons.

    The infectus is more challenging & since I already have one AND I build my own JB dongles then I won't be buying any other even if it means waiting for a PSGroove port.

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    Will a port come for the Ti-84 anytime soon?

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    manufacturing updating start
    PackageName = /dev_usb000/PS3UPDAT.PUP
    settle polling interval success
    vflash is disabled...
    boot from nand flash...
    creating flash regions...
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    post processiong...
    post processiong done
    cleanup update status (ret = 0)
    os version = 03.4100
    build_version = 45038,20100721
    region of core os package = 0xa0000000
    build_target = DEX-ww
    build target id = 0x82
    manufacturing updating SUCCESS(0x8002f000)
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    the log of my failed debug update... it says it was successful, confusing..

 

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