PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Update 3.66 is Now Available

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145w 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: PS3 Debug Firmware Update 3.66

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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148w 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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176w 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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202w 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...
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.00 and 3.01 Updates Arrive

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205w ago - It's been some time since our previous update, so while PS3 Debug owners await PS3 Test Firmware 3.30 to surface today we have added PlayStation 3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.00 and 3.01 updates to our PS3 Debug Firmware archive for collectors.

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware v3.00 / PS3 Debug Firmware v3.01

Below are the related changelogs, and as always if you have access to PS3 Debug Firmware updates that are not yet in our archive feel free to Contact Us!

PS3 Debug Firmware 3.00 Changelog:

[New Features]

• Settings column -> Sound Settings -> Audio Multi-Output

The [Audio Multi-Output] feature can be enabled or disabled by specifying [On] or [Off] in the [Audio Multi-Output] setting.

When the [Audio Multi-Output]...
 







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