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186w ago - Here is the fastest possible way of converting a Kiosk/Demo PS3 to a fully functional retail PS3. Tested on the Kiosk/Demo PS3 I received recently.

I was going to dump it's vsh & dev_flash2 but apparently something messed up and it failed. Good thing I have a second Kiosk PS3.

Previous methods required PS3 downgrading, installing Acid CFW and of course there is always the PS3 Demo Unlock Codes.

Before starting, download the vsh.rar along with a copy of Comgenie's Awesome FileManager, Waninkoko's Free Flash, and the Kiosk HEX payloads.

NOTE: The attached dump is ONLY for 3.41 consoles.

1. Flash a Kiosk payload to your jailbreak device.
2. Insert the JB device into your PS3, insert a disc into the PS3. Hard power off the PS3 (unplug or back switch), then hard power it on (plug or back switch). When it restarts automatically hard power it off again as soon as you see the blue light flash. Hard power it on once more.
3. Power On button then Eject within 0.2 seconds.
4. Go to System -> hover over Security Settings, hold L1 + R1 + Select + Square, then type in the unlock code for 3.41: 2998.
5. Place Comgenie's Awesome Filemanager, FreeFlash, and the vsh folder onto a USB thumb drive and insert it into the PS3. Install both packages and run FreeFlash.
6. Run ComgenieAwesomeFilemanager. Browse to /dev_fflash/vsh/. Switch over to the right side and browse to /dev_usb00x/vsh/. Press select, circle, then start.
7. Wait until it finishes copying over. Hard reset your console, and it's done!

For those interested, the vsh is from a CECHE01 console, but I tested it on a Demo CECHA01 and it worked.




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dish59's Avatar
#18 - dish59 - 175w ago
Just one question if you do this do you lose BD, and will BD come back if you update the firmware afterwards?

Thanks

McNuggets's Avatar
#17 - McNuggets - 183w ago
Hi, I know the guide by Haksam states that it will only work for 3.41 and lower but I've been getting mixed reports that it will work for 3.50 demo? I have a 3.51 demo unit that I wish to downgrade, any help would be appreciated. BTW is the psgrade jig for all version and not specific to 3.41? Thanks.

d0n's Avatar
#16 - d0n - 183w ago
hi, i have 3.50 kiosk ps3.. can i use the above tutorial to convert that to retail or do i need anything special for it?

thank you.

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#15 - PS3 News - 184w ago
The guide is in the first post, with another method (and guide) linked there as well. Also, please do NOT ask "where to buy" anything in this section, as all such discussion must go in our designated BST Forum only.

NekoChris's Avatar
#14 - NekoChris - 184w ago
I am extremely confused by just step one, Flashing a Kiosk Payload to your JB Device, it's stated so simply but I'm completely new to this, is there a guide or something? Do I HAVE to buy a USB Developer board? If so, where?

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