"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!
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.
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!"
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?
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no seriously, really great work dude I'm so much impressed that someone started again with this stuff. Really believed the scene would die. And no just one year past after geohot's leak that would be really nice if we would get each year something like that
Just to noticed: I'm one of these person's who have an flasher (still in original packaged but I have one )
Nabnab it's bad and i'm sad to lose you but most things you say will not have any effect. The average user believe them and is not able to use his brain. So you know the private irc chat with real developers and not that scene donkeys where i am and then users like sanctumslayer post some things like in the other thread and believe that we just talk and dono understand what those so called scene devs really do and that they fake the whole scene.
But i will stop to talk about work and give them others a possability to steal work. If something is found or done i will release and slap the whole scene.
You can not even ask for help and tell some one on what you work in case of this scene fakers will steal work and put it on there way how good they are and to get more fame and as i said the average user don't understand and then diss the one they really try to help.
I've said it already in the other thread, they have the last months nothing done in case of drm dongles, no help of them, dean told that he is not working on mm anymore and that it is not of him and after we have told all this things and come closer to give the whole scene something good they quick release stuff and dean come back just to not get unmasked and as i said the average user just eat all that bs and attack with not knowing what is really going on.
I'm begging you don't release your infos. For what ? They just attack and call to use we only talk but dont deliver so for what you want to release your findings ? But its up to you