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Remarrying PS3 Blu-ray Drives on 3.55 FW Without Downgrading


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123w ago - Following up on the previous article, today some anonymous PlayStation 3 developers have shared details on remarrying PS3 Blu-ray drives on Firmware 3.55 without the need for downgrading the console any longer.

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From the included ReadMe file via the PS3 Developer Wiki (ps3devwiki.com/files/lv2diag/remarry/remarry-3.55/), to quote:

PS3 Remarry Guide for 3.55 Firmware

1. Have the console on a working 3.55 firmware

2. Download the Remarry files (remarry-3.55.rar) and unpack to root of USM Mass Storage device. The following line is already changed from 1 to 0:

This will make sure the drive init PUP is not installed, thus preventing RLOD because of syscon hashes on downgraded consoles.

3. Download official firmware <=3.30 as drive init PUP and put it root of USB Mass Storage device

Content of USB Mass Storage device should be thus be:

MD5: / SHA1: / CRC32: / CRC16:

  • Lv2diag.self C48E5EBFC00ABD89094CB73A2B0BEA59 / D229AC694910272DDEA9276B9FD4A2664800638C / C2D0A2B0 / 5327
  • manufacturing_updater_for_reset.self 9E3C9024E9243478D21C78E1C9DF2376 / 922EA202CA2EA36EBF2B5054605E17409B9A56E6 / 93F18A95 / EA0D
  • fdm_spu_module.self 33E8D3C12349CFD203930FD0C237054D / F660FD6EBEB12DC7F52B4E707A1F0D1BD05DF9F3 / 85701A9B / B75B
  • PS3UPDAT.PUP
  • cfg/standalone.cfg

4. Put the service mode JIG/dongle/PSGrade into port 0 (closest to the reader) and get into factory service mode.

5. Put the created USB Mass Storage device from step 3 into port 0 (closest to the reader) and run.

  • Drive Init Executing means it is starting the remarry process
  • Drive Init Failed with big pink letters 'NG' (No Good!) means the process failed. Most likely solved by fixing the communication issue with the drive.

6. After you run the initial remarry process, do not take it out of factory service mode.

7. Put a BD movie disc in and run it on the PS3. (This restores your DRL files!)

8. Then you can take it out of factory service mode.

9. Launch as normal.




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kaindarkheart's Avatar
#32 - kaindarkheart - 123w ago
Is there any risk of bricking the console? because i have 2 ps3 slim that need a new BR units.

cfwprophet's Avatar
#31 - cfwprophet - 132w ago
Yes/No if you don't backup some files


NOTE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THIS OR ANY MOD TO PS3 FILE STRUCTURE PLEASE BACK-UP YOR dev_flash 2 FOLDER AND THE WHOLE OF dev_hdd0/home AS THIS IS WHERE YOUR PSN / DLC/ PSONE LICENCES ARE KEPT. ALSO MAKE AN EXTRA BACK-UP OF dev_hdd0/home/act.dat

IslaTurbine's Avatar
#30 - IslaTurbine - 132w ago
So my PS3 is saying that I need to update my firmware in order for my bluray encryption to revalidated. If I do these steps listed post #25, will I lose all of my games and features? I currently running Hermes 3.41CFW on a 60gb fat.

Thanks.

gumbie's Avatar
#29 - gumbie - 146w ago
Good guide. Seems to be really easy to do that. I'm wondering what the "naughty boy" message is ?

The message is simply when you power off using the switch instead of shutting down correctly.

I will add also that I installed Rebug after doing this and it broke it again. It could be due to the LV2 patching, but I will be testing Kmeaw later today and see if it does the same.

As of now, just use the OtherOS++ CFW. It works perfectly with Multiman etc

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#28 - oVERSoLDiER - 146w ago
Good guide. Seems to be really easy to do that. I'm wondering what the "naughty boy" message is ?

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