- To begin this week's PS3 Dev briefing, we want to give a follow-up in regards to the PS3 Downgrade PUP's
for PS3 TEST/Debug consoles we recently acquired.
Yes, it does work fine, and we have successfully downgraded
a PS3 Test to version 1.00! Version 1.00 is quite neutered for a TEST, about the only thing that works is the ability to run code from a DVD/BD, aside from that just about everything is non-functional.
More to come in those regards, including our ability to install and dump Retail PKG's on a Debug PS3 console!
Now onto the rumors: As we all know, many have been trying
(but failing terribly) to dump the EEPROM chip inside the PS3's controller.
Our very own talented Courier
successfully removed and dumped the chip, a picture of part of the dump is below and it weighs in at only 512 bytes
. The theory is that the controller, after the EEPROM is FF'd, would function like the Jig Battery on a PSP. Although we are going to test this for thoroughness, the general consensus among PS3 Devs is doubtful at best.
Simply put, the PSP was limited in what could be...