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Sony PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 4.01 is Leaked, Now Available


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148w ago - Following up on the previous PlayStation 3 Debug Firmware updates from last week, today Frodo The Hobbit reports that PS3 Debug / Test Firmware version 4.01 has now been leaked as well.

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To quote, roughly translated: "Very soon after its released version 4.00 debug Sony decides to release a Firmware 4.01 for stamped its consoles Test / Debug. We remind you that this type of firmware is not installed on the consoles so-called "Retail" we just buy in the store.

No changelog available at this time. See us before long a 4.01 in our living room, only time will tell. The file is available for download if you want to update your console to Test / Debug."

As always, these PUP updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so they are intended for examination and comparison purposes only.

We have 100% confirmed that 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)

Finally, in related news cotojestwtf has made available a Pendrive SWAP Mod + Way to Backups PS1/PS2 and PS3 on Debug Unit guide for those interested as follows:

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I decided to share my work. Let's started.. Pendrive SWAP Mod it's like .tiff exploit. It hangs a system when you run a game, then u can swap a PS1/PS2 Game on Retail. But on Debug Unit PS3 Game recorded to BR!

Intructions to run a PS1/PS2 Backup RETAIL/DEBUG CONSOLE ONLY:

1. Format your pendrive to fat32.
2. Run SWAPMOD.exe and install it to your pendrive.
3. Run the PlayStation 3.
4. Insert original CD/DVD PS1/PS2*.
5. Insert pendrive to PS3 USB.
6. Go to category photos on PS3.
7. Get in on visible device (your pendrive).
8. Wait a one minute on that, or long.
9. Run the original game from XMB, system will hang on your wallpaper. (BlackScreen = fail, repeat the operations)
10. Slide the original game and insert a pirate/backup game.
- if you running PS2 game, insert backup/pirate game from PS2.
- if you running PS1 game, insert backup/pirate game from PS1.
11. Remove a pendrive.
12. Now if you swapped a discs, PS3 will run the backup/pirate game.

*You can run PS2 games if your Unit have a compatible. Exploit still works on OFW 4.00

Intructions to run a PS3 Backup DEBUG CONSOLE ONLY:

1. Go to Debug Seetings
2. Search a NPDRM Debug option - set No Entitlement (80029513)
3. So now u just must do same things, they are listed above. But you swpp now a original PS3 game with pirate/backup game.

Note: BACKUP GAMES FOR PS3 MUST BE RECORDED ON BLURAY DISC.! OR IT WONT WORK

Tested on OFW Debug 4.01




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snowhill2's Avatar
#19 - snowhill2 - 179w ago
i have a DECHA00A- i think sony have blocked the downgrade from lower then 3.56 with the test unit! i hope i'm wrong.

ps: here in the forum is nowhere a 2.50- only a 2.53?!

luix's Avatar
#18 - luix - 179w ago
what model of debug you have, an old dechc-a/j or a new slim test? i think its a new slim, so my idea doesn't work for you, i had an old phat ps3 test, a dechca, i always had the possibility to downgrad to 1.0 and any other version. do you have downloaded the 2.5 update from this site, try this one.

hope it helps you, would be sad to here that you can't downgrade anymore.

same here, greets from austria

Prince Valiant's Avatar
#17 - Prince Valiant - 179w ago
Already bought a second PS3, it will be interesting to see where this goes though.

snowhill2's Avatar
#16 - snowhill2 - 179w ago
yes, i know- but it only will downgrade from 3.60 to 3.56! in recovery mode it say put in a firmware up from 2.50 but every time i become an error??!!

i hope anyone can help me!

the wire's Avatar
#15 - the wire - 179w ago
Just put in the 3.41 firmware and install it, tests can do that.

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