168w ago - 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."
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I'm not saying it's fake at all, because I doubt it is. But apparently those pics are from a long time ago so chances are that he is not currently working on this right now. I hope and pray he does figure this out and releases it soon. That could change the whole ps3 scene.
Quite frankly, if this is true then it might be a way to downgrade any PS3's firmware... unless this is solely working on an exploit. If it is not working on an exploit then that would mean that he figured out sony's own jig and how to replicate it... which I doubt. But even if he did, I am sure more info would have been released by now being that those pics are a couple months old.
If RichDevX is saying he did it, its real so stop hating... I'm sure it will be released faster then you all think!
Look how long it took them to reverse the PSJailbreak, what was it 4 days? Now in the last 3 1/2 weeks look how much stuff has come from that! You can only imagine what is in store in the next 3 1/2 weeks