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PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update is Now Released


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173w ago - It's been three weeks since the PS3 OFW 3.70 update was released, and today ConsoleDev tipped us off HERE that the PlayStation 3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 update is now in circulation publicly as well!

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To quote: PlayStation 3 Debugging Station System Software Update Data - Controlled item under export regulations US Export Administration Regulations ECCN 5D002

370_001 DECH (Debugging Station) Update Data

When the system software is updated to the version 3.56 or later, downgrading cannot be
performed using update data that is older than 3.55. As for details, please refer to the following technical note.

  • Restrictions Regarding the Downgrading of the PlayStation 3 Reference Tool/PlayStation 3 Debugging Station (Technote ID:201101-05 [Register or Login to view links])

WARNING: Do *NOT* update from version below 0.96 directly to this flash. Instead, update from earlier versions to version 0.96, then update to this version. Failure to update to 0.96 prior to applying this flash may render your hardware inoperable. Such hardware must be returned to SCE for repair.

As always, it's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)




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#4 - elser1 - 184w ago
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can you run this thru eboot fix/mod so it works on retail... seriously that's kool news, hopefullly someone can mod this to work as the final ps3 cfw needed.. btw obviously kiddin..

#3 - Lamarca - 184w ago
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It feels like we're close to a CFW?

#2 - IslaTurbine - 184w ago
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Finally...

#1 - PS3 News - 184w ago
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Over the last few days several new PS3 Debug / Test Firmware updates have been leaked outside of Sony Dev and have surfaced publicly courtesy of Cairobeta and ConsoleDev, however, no new SDK files have yet since the previous PS3 3.41 SDK file leak.

Download: PS3 SDK / Tools Leak Thread / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Updates / PS3Gen and Guides

It's important to note that these PS3 Debug/TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)

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