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PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 Update is Now Released

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172w ago - It's been three weeks since the PS3 OFW 3.70 update was released, and today ConsoleDev tipped us off HERE that the PlayStation 3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.70 update is now in circulation publicly as well!

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

To quote: PlayStation 3 Debugging Station System Software Update Data - Controlled item under export regulations US Export Administration Regulations ECCN 5D002

370_001 DECH (Debugging Station) Update Data

When the system software is updated to the version 3.56 or later, downgrading cannot be
performed using update data that is older than 3.55. As for details, please refer to the following technical note.

  • Restrictions Regarding the Downgrading of the PlayStation 3 Reference Tool/PlayStation 3 Debugging Station (Technote ID:201101-05 [Register or Login to view links])

WARNING:...
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Update 3.66 is Now Available

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180w ago - As a follow-up to our previous article, today ConsoleDev has made available PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.66 for PlayStation 3 Test / Debug units.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

As always, it's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, 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)


 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.50 - 3.60 Updates Leaked

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184w ago - Over the last few days several new PS3 Debug / Test Firmware updates have been leaked outside of Sony Dev and have surfaced publicly courtesy of Cairobeta and ConsoleDev, however, no new SDK files have yet since the previous PS3 3.41 SDK file leak.

Download: PS3 SDK / Tools Leak Thread / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Updates

The leaked PlayStation 3 files include PS3 Debug Firmware v3.60 Update, PS3 Debug Firmware v3.56 Update, PS3 Debug Firmware v3.55 Update and PS3 Debug Firmware v3.50 Update.

It's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, 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)
 

IDA IDC Hypervisor Dump Script, PS3 Debug Firmware 3.41 Leaks

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211w ago - After creating Simple AVCHD Manager - the first AVCHD manager for a jailbroken PS3 - some of the other programs I have been exploring had the requirement for a file selection screen in common, so i decided to create a simple file manager utilising a pointer like Multiman and added some other useful functions.

Download: PS3 Simple File Manager v0.1

As this is only version 0.1 it has a few areas that need cleaned up and only has some of the planned functionality implemented.

Any bugs, feature requests etc can be reported to me here at ps3news.com

Disclaimer
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While problems are not expected to exist the potential is there so any usage is entirely at your own risk.


Functions
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Allows shortcuts to be defined in SFM_options.ini - named this way so multiple option files for different applications can be stored
in the same directory on a usb device.

Allows selection of multiple files for copy/move/delete.

Allows folder size to be calculated and displayed, along with number of files etc.
 

PS3 Debug Firmware v3.21 Arrives, Downgrade for OtherOS

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237w ago - Today PS3 Debug Firmware version 3.21 has been added to our PS3 Debug Firmware Archive thanks to an anonymous nice guy, and although it removes OtherOS functionality (like the Retail counterpart did) PlayStation 3 Test unit owners can downgrade to restore OtherOS functionality!

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware v3.21 (USA) Update

For those who are new to PS3 Debug (DECH) machines or haven't been following our Site News as long, PS3 Test Special Downgrade PUPs were leaked from Sony which allow downgrading the PS3 to version 1.00 or 1.50 (depending on which is used) to restore OtherOS, and then the console can be updated to the PS3 Debug Firmware required to play PS3 game backups.

Perhaps if Sony allowed Retail PS3 systems to downgrade like PS3 Debug/Test machines can there would be...
 
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