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PS3 JIG Pictures Surface, PlayStation 3 Service Mode Tests Begin


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271w ago - Recently Dutch user Sinnerman has leaked some new PS3 JIG pictures on the QJ.net (linked above) forums, and has revealed that PlayStation 3 Service Mode testing is underway with SKFU.

The application pictured below is used to create registry files required to finalize the PlayStation 3 JIG (SVC-H3A606SS) process, which must contain a valid e-mail address as they are authenticated with the SCEI server.

While we await the test results (and hopefully some PS3 JIG internal pictures), some related articles on both Sony's elusive PS3 JIG and PS3 Service Mode are as follows for those who may have missed them: PlayStation 3 Service Mode JIG Set-Up Files Leaked, Some PlayStation 3 Service Mode Details and finally PS3 Controller EEPROM Dumped And Service Mode Information.

Finally, the big question.. what if PS3 Retail consoles could be converted to PS3 Debug consoles through the PS3 JIG? Well, depending on the post-modification differences if it ended up working at a certain Firmware level then you could always convert at that level, assuming that you can get around it being verified on SCE servers.

The PS3 can tell what type it is from a syscall, one particular configuration of which is "Arcade"... to date though, nobody has been able to successfully flash Debug Firmware to Retail consoles so only time will tell.







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#25 - JeffJ - 270w ago
Quote Originally Posted by mushy409 View Post
Hasn't it been said those 2 connectors are just power connectors?

I've had a few PS3's in bits and have seen them plenty of times. One is from the PSU to supply the Wifi/Bluetooth board, and the other is the power supply for the BDROM drive...

yes its already been stated, but you never know if they have something to do with it. i know for example the first step to get the psp into a jig routine was to have a special battery connected to the power circuit.

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#24 - mushy409 - 270w ago
Hasn't it been said those 2 connectors are just power connectors?

I've had a few PS3's in bits and have seen them plenty of times. One is from the PSU to supply the Wifi/Bluetooth board, and the other is the power supply for the BDROM drive...

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#23 - CJPC - 270w ago
Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
Is that really the case? I backed up and replaced my ps3 HDD recently and it needed a firmware file to be on the HDD before it would restore the backup. It basically had to reinstall the firmware after the HDD that was in it before was gone.


Depends on the model, new PS3's has the majority of system code on the Hard Disk (hense, the format) old models (60/20 and some 80's) have it all on board on flash. New systems just have a tiny 16MB flash, enough for the bootloader, and a few other important things, and let the rest boot off HDD (and no, its signed, crypted, the whole chain of trust thing goes along with it etc)

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#22 - semitope - 270w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Madell View Post
No it's a Nand Flash chip, just like the psp, except it's a lot bigger


Is that really the case? I backed up and replaced my ps3 HDD recently and it needed a firmware file to be on the HDD before it would restore the backup. It basically had to reinstall the firmware after the HDD that was in it before was gone.

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#21 - cfwprophet - 270w ago
I dono belife that some PS3 "unique" key will be send.
So the app is a PC Win app and it will be used from PC.There is no one single data or anything else from the ps3 that will be send to sony.

There are a JIG reg file first to be entered.Than company,your name and your email addy.
Ok company name: Sony know who works for them and this will be the first step to show if this company is registrated by sony.

Your name: second step sony shows IF a mister "Xyzzy" will work for the registrated company.
Your mail addy: Maybe the mail addy of you in the company you work.Again a scurity step to verify you.
At last: The JIG reg file itself.Idono belife that the jig first is put into the ps3 to get this reg_______.jig.So if the jig is only a device than a second medium will be needed to transfare the data from the PS3 to PC and if the second usb port (on newer ps3's) will be broken they are screwed.I belife that the reg file is given with the soft.Its one of the first security checks nothing more.

So if you get hands on the app you cant do alot without the reg file.But if you get hands on the tool and the reg file you still can not get a vaild registared reg file becouse your not a SCE company.

And dont forget what the JIG will do.Its a tool to repair/unbrick a PS3 console.That would be the same if the savemii dongle need to get the per console uniqu key to run.Ok its a total other security system but its not logical.Only think the moment now and let us think that the ps3 will give here unique key to the jig would this not be a mature security whole?

Becouse this moment the console only send here private-key and to snief it out would be not so a problem i think.And if the OS is broken its (i think) also not possible that the console load data from jig into ram and sign it with becouse (i belive) the importend keys does not left here place and as long the OS is broken the console do not a lot.Mainly nothing.Waiting to getting repaired

But i belive and trust in the talented and best dever's in the console scene...the ps3news dev's

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