• Downgrade, PS3 Hacks, Rumour , 15.08.2011

    Remember this? Well the same person has been in contact with an Italian team called DiGiTaLAnGeL and through twitter they have announced that they managed to downgrade a PS3 slim from 3.70 down to 3.55 CFW using the well known NAND/nor flasher Progskeet. This looks like good news for the scene and people stuck on 3.70. They have said that a tutorial will be released soon.

    To quote:

    For the first time, we have been involved in something truly spectacular

    We were the first in the world to test the downgrade from 3.70 to 3:55 on a PS3 Slim (With flash memory, ” NOR “) using the ProgSkeet and patched some files provided by dospiedra, a famous Spanish coder already discovered on the crest of the wave for the method of going back to 3:55 / 3:41 with the PS3 (FAT flash memory “NAND”).

    After several attempts, in collaboration with dospiedra, we got to go back from 3.70 to 3:55, enter the factory mode with a simple key to jailbreak, rifleshare a modified version of 3:55 to prevent the SYSCON (the registry in between downgrades) was consulted during the downgrade and now we are happily at 3:55 KMEAW!

    With this version of moddata 3:55, you can perform a memory dump today and you can switch on the fly from 3:55 to 3.70 without having to make all this long procedure times: progskeet using it you can go straight to 3.70 changed to 3:55!

    Dospiedra said it will release details on the patches applied to the NOR and the update file as soon as possible.

    New life for those who arrived too late to enjoy the benefits of the 3:55?——Google Translate

    It has also been announced by uf6667 (developer behind Progskeet) that a surprise is waiting for 3.56-3.70 users.

    [VIA DigitalAngel Release Site]

    [VIA Twitter]

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  • 29 Comments

    1. denero1
      08-15-2011
      05:59 PM
      1

      this is great news for all hurrahhhhhh yayyy

    2. itskamel
      08-15-2011
      06:06 PM
      2

      hell yes. get em boys.

    3. alienkid
      08-15-2011
      06:09 PM
      3

      That's big!!

    4. Pirate
      08-15-2011
      06:28 PM
      4

      Moved to front page.

    5. Rage_of_Inferno
      08-15-2011
      06:30 PM
      5

      Wow. I like how people are working together to make things like this possible. Well done. I think I'm going to jailbreak my OFW PS3 when the tutorial comes out just because I can.

    6. gregory2590
      08-15-2011
      06:33 PM
      6

      Congrats 3.56+ users. Welcome back.

    7. Joecatshoe
      08-15-2011
      06:37 PM
      7

      Great news! Allthough I'm wondering where you would get the 3.55 flash dump to dowload to the NOR/NAND to downgrade. Will we be able to construct a 3.55 cfw dump using the kmeaw files? Anyone knows how this will work?

    8. huzy71
      08-15-2011
      07:34 PM
      8

      so will this be like a dual firmware where you could switch between online and offline or is still 3.55 kmeaw. :S

    9. maxbao
      08-15-2011
      07:37 PM
      9

      Will this be hardware related? Or only software be necessary?

    10. alienkid
      08-15-2011
      07:42 PM
      10

      Originally Posted by maxbao
      Will this be hardware related? Or only software be necessary?
      Hardware. Search the forums about "progskeet."

      Originally Posted by huzy71
      so will this be like a dual firmware where you could switch between online and offline or is still 3.55 kmeaw. :S
      Search the forums about "progskeet."

      Short answer: Its a hardware flasher.

    11. kimdalanxa
      08-15-2011
      07:47 PM
      11

      Omg a big surprise 2day? i smell christhmas for the guys who updated theyre ps3īs!
      And remember just dont do the same mistake again, these guys could be working in something new to 3.55 cfw but instead theyre working on a solution for people who updated! just dont forget to thank them, is the minimal u could do!

    12. mal
      08-15-2011
      07:54 PM
      12

      I wonder what the cost of this would be, theoretically they could charge the earth for this as people want it so so bad.

    13. longhornx
      08-15-2011
      08:05 PM
      13

      it is not too early to be saying "3.70(or higher)"?

    14. SEVENCITYKING
      08-15-2011
      08:11 PM
      14

      yeah definately good news, now we can go online, get our download content, play multiplayer, then go back to 3.55 for homebrew i like.

    15. bigo93
      08-15-2011
      08:13 PM
      15

      The flasher still needs to be soldered onto the board right? That alone will put off most people, more likely a guy who can do it will end up charging them for it. And as long as that guy hasnt agreed to Sony's ToS, Sony wont be able to sue him :P Nah kidding, Sony sues everyone.

    16. mximposter
      08-15-2011
      08:20 PM
      16

      Ive been followin this site for more than a year , i got kmeaw n had fun but i made the big mistake to update just for a game and i regret , these are good news, remember jailbreak.? Well theis with the time will be ported till we can downgrade with usb, i cant wait, viva dospiedras y los italianos, cant wait to play my hb n games again , ill never updateagain

    17. gregory2590
      08-15-2011
      08:38 PM
      17

      Didn't they say they were working on a non hardware version? Or am I thinking of something else?

    18. itskamel
      08-15-2011
      08:43 PM
      18

      Originally Posted by gregory2590
      Didn't they say they were working on a non hardware version? Or am I thinking of something else?
      they are working on a solderless version of this.
      check the link below.

      http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=25740

    19. saadcool11
      08-15-2011
      09:06 PM
      19

      ok guys how to perform this things up lol ??? what do we need

    20. hackboiz29
      08-15-2011
      09:24 PM
      20

      Originally Posted by saadcool11
      ok guys how to perform this things up lol ??? what do we need
      You will need Progskeet (obviously), a soldering iron, solder,wires, and patience.I'm just assuming as they haven't released any tutorials yet.

    21. tLoz
      08-15-2011
      09:47 PM
      21

      Originally Posted by maxbao
      Will this be hardware related? Or only software be necessary?
      for the time being, it will be hardware related. meaning opening up your ps3. But i hope later in time (probably after a few months) it will be software.

    22. gregory2590
      08-15-2011
      11:07 PM
      22

      Man, this would be revolutionary if there was a way to do it by softmodding.

    23. wozza
      08-16-2011
      01:25 AM
      23

      great news guys carnt wait:}

    24. ogel2
      08-16-2011
      03:08 AM
      24

      still waiting my progskeet arrived, already have all the things needed to downgrade :D

    25. acerguy
      08-16-2011
      03:27 AM
      25

      absolutly fantastic

      what else to say ?

    26. Slybox
      08-16-2011
      07:21 AM
      26

      Few questions from a noob
      In order to downgrade solderlessly using software would i still need a Progskeet chip? how would it work exactly?
      Also how long do you think the software version would come after the hardware one?

      Thanks for the news and great work to you guys, thinking about our poor updated ps3's

    27. Wolfie708
      08-16-2011
      08:23 AM
      27

      Originally Posted by Slybox
      Few questions from a noob
      In order to downgrade solderlessly using software would i still need a Progskeet chip? how would it work exactly?
      Also how long do you think the software version would come after the hardware one?

      Thanks for the news and great work to you guys, thinking about our poor updated ps3's
      You can't do it just by software. You need the Progskeet chip, but there is a solderless version on horizon so it minimizes hassle but you still have to open up your PS3 and be capable of messing with electronics.

      As to how long until a software only fix, all I can say is do what you are doing and keep watching the boards as if/when it comes it will get posted in HUGE letters

    28. SuperDre
      08-16-2011
      11:13 AM
      28

      Originally Posted by bigo93
      The flasher still needs to be soldered onto the board right? That alone will put off most people, more likely a guy who can do it will end up charging them for it. And as long as that guy hasnt agreed to Sony's ToS, Sony wont be able to sue him :P Nah kidding, Sony sues everyone.
      Uhm, in most countries it's illegal to actually do this kind of modding type as a service, ToS has nothing to do with it..


      this is great news, but for 99% of the people who updated it isn't relevant because they cannot do the hardware modification needed (also I wonder if the latest PS3 models have a safety against this kind of modding). So maybe adding a big warning in the newspost might be a way to prevent a lot of 'noobs' asking how to do this downgrading..

    29. King_Minos
      08-16-2011
      12:11 PM
      29

      Well that didn't take long lol.