• Since many of you guys own PS3Break, I figured I might as well post this. The latest downgrade for PS3Break is out bringing downgrade to FW 3.5, and works for any version of PS3Break dongle.

    To quote:

    Hot news: All series of PS3BREAK dongles support downgrade 3.5 perfectly [12/9/2010]
    PS3BREAK team release the latest downgrade mode firmware. Referring to reasons unexpected, delay to release these for this time. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    How to downgrade firmware 3.42/3.50 or above to firmware 3.41 with PS3break dongle:

    1. Insert PS3break dongle device into computer and flash in downgrade mode firmware as downgrader.
    2. Insert PS3break dongle device that has been reprogrammed as downgrader into your console.
    3. Turn on the console using the same boot method as all other jailbreaks: Press power then immediately press eject. Your console will turn on and PS3break dongle will light up green LED.
    4. After few minutes,the ps3 console power off automatic and red LED light up.
    5. Remove PS3break dongle and turn on console to make sure you are in Factory Service Mode. You will see a huge red box on the screen saying Factory Service Mode.
    6. Load any blank FAT32 USB flash drive device with 2 files in the root directory:
    -1. Modified 3.41 PUP
    -2. Lv2Diag.self (File 1)
    7. These must be the only files on the USB key and must be placed in the main (root) directory.
    8. Insert flash drive into the last USB port to the right — the first USB port in from the right side if you’re facing the console. Turn the PS3 on and you will see black screen but the PS3 HDD light will flash.
    9. The process takes 3-4 minutes for the system to install the old firmware. Towards the end, the power button on the console will start flashing green and then your console will power off.
    10. Remove the flash drive and turn on the console, you will still be in Factory Service Mode. Please verify you have downgraded successfully to version 3.41 by going to “System Information”.
    11. (Optional) – If you wish to downgrade to any older firmware you can follow step 4, 5, 6 using any regular firmware PUP. (You do not need to use modified custom firmware now that you are on 3.41).
    12. Insert USB flash drive back into your PC and delete the PUP and Lv2Diag.self file (File 1) and copy the other Lv2Diag.self (File 2) to the root of the flash drive.
    13. Insert USB flash drive back into the same USB port on the PS3 and power on your PS3. After 10 seconds it will power off.
    14. Remove USB flash drive and turn on your console again. You will be out of factory service mode and back in retail mode with your chosen firmware version installed. You will need to go through setting up settings configuration.
    To go back to PS3break dongle device, just drag back the normal .hex files.

    Regarding Blu-Ray support after downgrade:

    Blu-ray works normally as we have tested.

    regards
    George, ps3break team [12/08/2010]


    [Grab all the PS3Break Downgrade files HERE]

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    Discuss in Forums (28)


  • 28 Comments

    1. Jailbreaker
      12-09-2010
      11:26 AM
      1

      That's bull**** i buyed the long version 1.0 months ago and PS3BREAK never distributet an update (flash) tool for that piece of s..t!!! :thefinger:

    2. LoverboySimer
      12-09-2010
      11:36 AM
      2

      What r u saying ps3break loader is needed for flashing n it is available on their site n its working gr8 for both upgrading the dongle n downgrading the console

    3. Pem3108
      12-09-2010
      11:47 AM
      3

      This does not work above 3.5 though right? Since Sony fixed it in 3.55...just a little confused since it says in the first post 3.42/3.50 or above.

    4. refedit
      12-09-2010
      12:02 PM
      4

      #Pem3108

      exactly

    5. OoZic
      12-09-2010
      12:06 PM
      5

      Originally Posted by Jailbreaker
      That's bull**** i buyed the long version 1.0 months ago and PS3BREAK never distributet an update (flash) tool for that piece of s..t!!! :thefinger:
      maybe not for the 1.0 version, but I bought the 1.1 version for my GF and updated it with PS3Break Firmware1.7(2010.11.19) 2 weeks ago. Had to hit the flash button (software, not on the device) several times to make it work though.

      I remember something about the color of the foam it was in. If there is white foam in the boxing it can be updated, with pink foam it won't (fake?).

      Edit: look at the download link. There is a update for 1.0 (PS3Break Firmware 1.7a (2010.11.16) !

      Edit2: Pirate, you are sure about the version number 1.2 because there update before was already on 1.7? And at the downloadlink there is no version number for the downgrader files.

    6. dragonhh
      12-09-2010
      12:15 PM
      6

      geee wonder why many peeps has this dongle. Is it because of the name?

    7. Caddyroo
      12-09-2010
      12:17 PM
      7

      Did this delete anyone elses data, blu ray playback and the downgrade itself was fine for my but i lost all data. Trophies, Games and Saved data. I went ahead with the downgrade because i had seen posts stating the FAT consoles did not loose data. Doesn't seem to be the case with this Downgrade ?

      Anyone else do this and manage to keep data. If so please post in case anything different was done

    8. OoZic
      12-09-2010
      12:31 PM
      8

      Caddyroo,

      this has something to do with the size of the NAND memory as I remember. Older Fat models have a larger size (256kb?) of it and don't format, later Fat models had a lower size of it (16kb?) and do format with a downgrade.

      Don't flame me if this info is incorrect , just correct it

    9. crud26
      12-09-2010
      12:49 PM
      9

      The title should be changed to "Almost all version Ps3 Break downgrade released". There is still no update or downgrade options for people who got the ps3 break v 1.0 with the pic board!

      Good thing I ordered two teensy ++ 2.0 boards; so its all good !!

    10. Jailbreaker
      12-09-2010
      01:00 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by crud26
      The title should be changed to "Almost all version Ps3 Break downgrade released". There is still no update or downgrade options for people who got the ps3 break v 1.0 with the pic board!

      Good thing I ordered two teensy ++ 2.0 boards; so its all good !!
      Yeah - and i got a PS3YES! and a Teensy as well and the PS3YES guys were the first who released the downgrade for free. In the meantime i sold that stinky PS3Break 1.0 because they maker promised day by day to relase a flash tool - but that never happened and i hate them for that! :aetsch:

    11. faeule
      12-09-2010
      01:16 PM
      11

      Sorry, I'm new here.
      At point 6, were you have to place these two files in the root directory.
      where can I download these files?
      thx for answering

    12. gamergames
      12-09-2010
      01:22 PM
      12

      Can anyone confirm that it wont work on 3.55?
      Can C4Eva crack firmware 3.55, or i'm stuck on it?

    13. Dalbowski
      12-09-2010
      01:46 PM
      13

      I have a clone of ps3break called usbbreak the downgrade worked perfectly on my sons fat 40gb no bluray issues just followed the guide all went great

      CHANGE THAT MY SON IS NOW TELLING ME THAT HE CANT WATCH ANY MOVIES DAMN IT TO HELL THOUGHT IT WENT TO WELL LOL

    14. Caddyroo
      12-09-2010
      02:08 PM
      14

      Ahh yes this NAND you talk about must be my issue, my ps3 is FAT however it is one of the newer ones without ps2 support ! Shame about loosing data but thankyou for telling me before I tried again

    15. spike7887
      12-09-2010
      02:12 PM
      15

      amazing!!works like a gem!even didnt had any problem with the bluray movie disc...finally brought life to my ps3..thanks buddies.used ps3break dongle v1.2.(original with truth enquiry)

    16. jackieboy8
      12-09-2010
      02:46 PM
      16

      I can confirm that my PAL PS3 Slim with Gran Turismo 5 package downgrading worked. (Slim was delivered with fw3.50) So downgrading worked and no problems with blue ray.
      PS3 fat had to recover de flash dev 2 and 3 from backup

    17. gee73
      12-09-2010
      04:11 PM
      17

      is this working with the fw 3.55 as yet?

    18. ossy
      12-09-2010
      05:41 PM
      18

      yo wat you need to do is
      first download the ps3breakloader v1.1 exe( it you got the 1.1 or 1.2) otherwise download the latest ps3breakloader program available to you for your right version from this site http://www.gogsoftware.com/download/
      then download the right psgrade i.e if you got the v1.1 download that one and on the ps3breakloader select v1.1( instructions on how to do so is also availabe as pdf on the site)

      finally once you got all those right then unplug ur ps3break dongle, now make sure you insert the usbbreak or ps3break dongle in the second port thats the one furthest from the edge and if you got four ports thats the fourth port furthest from the edge. follow same method switch on from back,power eject. once ps3 is powerd off automatically. you then need to pull of the dongle and swtich on the ps3 and you should be by now on factory service mode.

      thats just to get you started as ppl are confused and wondering working or not.

      you can follow the post above now if you have got this far

      thank you.

    19. Rax909
      12-09-2010
      06:39 PM
      19

      This is WRONG. I own a older version of Ps3break and it is NOT upgradable...So how can I possibly use it to downgrade? The only thing my Ps3break is good for is jailbreaking my system. I HIGHLY doubt this would work for me. That's way too good to be true. And I thought downgrading makes the blueray drive not work???...The blueray playback stopped working I thought for people that downgraded?? And THIS is saying it works for "all" Ps3break versions. Meaning it would work for 1.0? Because thats the one I got.

    20. PS3BR
      12-09-2010
      06:59 PM
      20

      i have the ps3break 1.0 ATMEL.
      It works great with FLIP for programming and the downgrade file works fine also.
      No blue-ray disk problem at all.

    21. OoZic
      12-10-2010
      05:14 AM
      21

      As far as I can see the problem with the BD are only with certain Fat PS3 models.

      Slim models don't seem to have the problem. But to be safe it's maybe better to wait until they found out what is wrong and how to fix it.

    22. SaveU
      12-10-2010
      11:18 AM
      22

      Originally Posted by Rax909
      This is WRONG. I own a older version of Ps3break and it is NOT upgradable...So how can I possibly use it to downgrade? The only thing my Ps3break is good for is jailbreaking my system. I HIGHLY doubt this would work for me. That's way too good to be true. And I thought downgrading makes the blueray drive not work???...The blueray playback stopped working I thought for people that downgraded?? And THIS is saying it works for "all" Ps3break versions. Meaning it would work for 1.0? Because thats the one I got.
      Your non upgradable ps3break dongle will never work with anything else....too bad so sad.


      And yes, this will kill bluray movies like all other downgraders.....(there seems to be reports of some people still having bluray playback after downgrade...but I doubt this has much to do with which dongle was used)

      So backup your flash files before downgrade. BACK THEM UP.

      there may or may not be a fix right now, but I am sure you ability to fix it would be better if you had an original dump of the flash files on your own PS3.



      In support of PS3break dongles, other than the first little mixup, they have been great. Fast on the updates, have supported all of their products with all the new hexes and features. They have been a great dongle, and I am glad i got one. I would definantly get it again. I now have two, one will be dedicated as a downgrader

    23. master_sim
      12-10-2010
      12:03 PM
      23

      Can someone please confirm if this works with 3.55 or not???

    24. regs8376
      12-10-2010
      05:18 PM
      24

      it doesnt work with 3.55, this has been known for a while

    25. SYN1ST3R
      12-11-2010
      02:55 AM
      25

      nothing works with 3.55, why do people keep asking in every post

    26. TaMs
      12-15-2010
      06:32 AM
      26

      Originally Posted by SYN1ST3R
      nothing works with 3.55, why do people keep asking in every post
      Maybe because the article states that it works on 3.5 and above

    27. jokker812
      12-17-2010
      02:40 AM
      27

      hi can someone please help stuck in service mode can downgrade and it loads 3.41 and the log report is in root menu i delete the 3 file lv file 3.41 update and log even formatted usb put lv file 2 on usb but ps3 just turns on and boots up and service mode red box is still there any surgestions please....

    28. Caddyroo
      12-18-2010
      04:36 AM
      28

      I didn't remove the log not sure if that matters, also make sure your not jailbreaking when you do the last steps if I recall correctly