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PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.1 Arrives, No PS3 JIG Required!


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156w ago - Shortly after the PS3Jig v1.00 PS3 Factory / Service Mode Jig Modifications project news comes a PlayStation 3 FactoryServiceMode Tool v0.1 from homebrew developer CrashSerious that offers users PS3 Service Mode access without a JIG device!

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To quote: Operation: Mongoose has a special message for Cobra / TB Team:

"That cobra is $%#@$%!!! We roll deep .. do you Max?" -- Operation: Mongoose

Look ma, no Downgrade Dongle

In keeping with our Red Valentines theme this month... we release another red themed app. Tonight, in our second release we bring you a second handy app that continues our commitment to the removal or the need for ANY dongles. A simple app that should likel make it into everyone's PS3 tool set. An XMB application that places the PS3 into factory service mode. Now, You can now throw away that downgrade dongle! Also, as an added bonus we've included CEX and DEX versions of the pkg.

Psgrade was ported to all sorts of devices, even calculators ... none of those external devices are needed any longer! You may now re-purpose them!

Usage:

When you run the app it will beep once and reboot if successful. Three beeps indicates a failure, report the contents of factory.txt in this thread for help. (Factory.txt will save to the USB flash if you put on in the right most USB port of the PS3.) At this point you will come back up in Factory Service Mode (FSM). Place the Lv2Diag.self on the USB the Lv2diag.self will perform its intended purpose automatically. So be aware of that feature should you not be expecting the PS3 to boot back into the non-FSM XMB.

This app will not work on any of the "reDRM" firmwares, aka Cobra or TrueBlue CFW.

1. Install the appropriate pkg for your system; FactoryServiceMode.gnpdrm.pkg for CEX and FactoryServiceMode.pkg for DEX.
2. Run the app and listen for the beeps, you should enter FSM automatically.
3. Place the desired Lv2Diag.self files on a USB flash drive. The one included with this release simply exits FSM. Do NOT use the RSOD Lv2Diag released earlier unless you have RSOD.
4. Place the USB Flash Drive in the right most USB port of the PS3.
5. Restart the PS3. When it boots up, you will be out of FSM.
6. Enjoy sticking it to the dongle makers in your own little way.

Information:

The app detects the firmware you are running on so it should work on all the firmwares supported by "one" previously. (3.15, 3.41, and 3.55. Basically, Ones that are lower than 3.56.) During creation of this tool, the open-source ps3toolchain, and a slightly modified make_self were utilized. All code is original and makes use of no previously released or copyrighted code, this Lv2diag.self is made 100% with the PSL1GHT SDK so it can be shared freely and without concern for breaking any laws in your country. So, "no sony code inside!"

FAQ:

Q: Can I use this with the RSOD fix self you released earlier?
A: You should only use the RSOD fix Lv2Diag.self to repair a RSOD PS3. Use the suplied Lv2diag.self packaged with this release to simply get out of service mode.

Q: I'm having problems... help!!!!?!?!?!?
A: Post the contents of the factory.txt, which is stored on the root of the USB flash drive where you put Lv2Diag.self, along with a detailed explanation and we will try to help you out. Without the contents of the factory.txt file... we will not be able to help.

Q: Why didn't you just name the release .self file Lv2diag.self and save us a step?
A: We intend to release more fun tools for you at some point, this just helps you keep them straight from the start.

Q: I get a 80010505 error in factory.txt on the USB drive sometimes. HELP!?!?!
A: We noticed this on one Phat CECHG system in testing. but could not replicate it on other PS3's and it only occured after the initial run from a power on of the PS3. In this case, every time we ran it a second time the application worked with out fail. Try again and post the factory.txt if the problem persists.

Q: Could you have made this just a little easier to use?
A: Nope!




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#189 - hawkY - 155w ago
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yeahh!

#188 - Nabnab - 155w ago
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OK some nice news related to my works but not the PSP for now. Another experiment -> We can launch the game 3.60+ on 3.55 but the method it's a little bit annoying.

We can play PSP/PS1/PS2 games, etc.. and have many possibilities

I will explain all that and how to do that but i need to focus to put that on a stable way ! and also annoying when you need somebody and it's not here lol...

I was battle with the PS3 system and actually every firmware can support all that... that's why i also make something i can't tell now on the PSP but it would be free and have a software way possibility, don't worry.

I still need to check something but yeah we are soon gonna be free on the PS3 (just small problem i was talking with some friends and cfwprophet about the next update of the PS3 this year that Sony prepare to reduce the kernel, not anymore xmb,
etc... that it's annoying because the PS3 will completely different all the stuff)

And please !! everybody need to boycott the next SSX and Kingdom of Amalur from EA that kill completely the video game !!! please don't accept this.

Crashserious if you read this can you please contact me ? thanks

#187 - landon - 155w ago
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It's normal you need to be on CFW PRO or ME to lunch unsigned code man !!

#186 - mirawe - 155w ago
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not working!!! psp 3000 and ps3 CECHG04 OFW 4.00

#185 - nino7050 - 156w ago
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Helo everyone, i am new here. Nabnab Thanks for your effort, I'll try to describe more specifically my result in:

PS3 ver: CECHG04 OFW 4.00 Folder Ps3Jig in PSP 1004, PS3 back off and restarted immediately pressed the power button eject
PS3 turns on a black background a few minutes then a message appears as unknown usb and normal XMB.

Tomorrow I will try version 4.00 and see if I recognize USB.. I hope to be helpful.

#184 - Nabnab - 156w ago
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It would be better to report that to Crashserious.

Also as far as i know, the 3.55 don't load anymore the Lv2diag... that's why maybe.

#183 - capostef - 156w ago
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Cool ...made by yourself?

#182 - BigGC93 - 156w ago
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I managed to restore my PS3. I thought I would be stuck in FSM forever when I couldn't remove myself from it with Lv2Diag.self. I intalled kmeaw cfw over it, however, and I managed to suddenly get RSOD when kmeaw got to 99% on the installation screen. Everytime I would turn on my PS3, the FW installation screen would show and I would suddenly get RSOD again. I inserted my usb stick with the RSOD.self, rebooted, and, thank god, I was able to get through the cfw installation and am now on kmeaw.

It still puzzles me that the RSOD.self would work, but the Lv2diag.self used to simply get out of FSM would not...

#181 - SanctumSlayer - 156w ago
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Agreed. Hopefully it's not too much of a setback. Just to clarify, in my #180 post I'm not comparing CrashSerious' app. I'm comparing team acid's cfw project with nabnab's ps3jig project. I am just still not clear if they are 2 different projects.

#180 - Natepig - 156w ago
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The merging of the old thread into this one has caused much of the confusion about service mode. A new thread should be started with a title which makes it clear to users that its for helping and discussing with Nabnab's project.

 

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