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exploit to downgrade ps3 to base firmware (hopefully for 3.56+)
i accidently stumbled upon an exploit in the ps3 to downgrade my system to my base firmware which is 2.60. i thought this was news worthy because hopefully this will work on 3.56+, i haven't tried it because i had 3.55 when i did the exploit..anyways, what you do is go into the system recovery menu and go to system update and make sure you have your firmware on your flash drive (i had 3.55 but you might want to try a higher firmware just to see if it works) and just to let you know, i had my controller plugged into the first slot and my flash drive plugged into the second slot, i'm not sure if that matters but it's worth a shot. when i went to install the firmware, it got to around 65% and i unplugged the controller and what's weird is it restarted right away and told me that the hard drive was corrupt and it had to rebuild the database and after that, i was on 2.60 which is my base. here is video proof that i am now on 2.60 with homebrew and no install package files...
i'm going to try the exploit again and this time make a video of the actual exploit itself
(i wouldn't recommend if you're on 3.55 trying a higher firmware than that just in case it doesn't work the first time you try)
Last edited by hotshot247; 8th December 2011 at 11:14 AM.
Seems far too simple and I fear plenty bricks may come from this.
If this works then bloody good job mate.
could be nice, but what happens if it leads to a brick?
did you triy this more than once?
VERY ITERESTING!!! Please try it again, and report... You could also upload your exploit so someone else can try it with 3.56+... :rock:
That is the exploit. There is no program or anything I don't think.
Originally Posted by AcAaleX
Make a video of you doing it. Would be interesting if it works all the time but definitely could cause some bricks.
Also this isn't NEWS. (until confirmed)
Last edited by Blackotoo; 8th December 2011 at 11:25 AM.
and because itīs too risky, someone with a hardwareflasher should try it, if he confirms, that it wasnt a coincendence
Originally Posted by Lightyear
i just did this. i was on 3.41.3 Rebug mode spoofed 4.0. just went to recovery mode, installed software update 3.40(my stock fw) and voila it works. i removed the cable as soon as the progress hit 38% and zoomed to 100%. i didn't get any filesystem errors requiring rebuild database
+rep if i have helped you
PSN ID: aj_desmond
I have a dead bluray ps3 that I can try this on
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