• Downgrade, PS3 Hacks , 31.08.2011

    Team E3DIY contacted us today showing and confirming that they have managed to successively downgrade PS3 firmware 3.70 to 3.55 from their chip. They told us that this method requires NO soldering for SLIM PS3 consoles (required for phat), works for NAND and NOR, and is a simple one click and under five minute downgrade.

    The video:

    The email:

    E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER !
    In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operation
    is very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design,  1key operation and nor flash on board !
    we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope eveyone understand.
    the official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time .
    PS: E3 FLASHER compatiable all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console .
    with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need .

    E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER ! In 5min, E3DIY team success downgrade 3.7 to 3.55 with E3 FLASHER. Time is short and operationis very easy, this depend on E3 FLASHER special design,  1key operation and nor flash on board ! we not record any image about E3 FLASHER regards it’s not release by far, hope eveyone understand. the official version should release next week, more video and picture will be public at that time . PS: E3 FLASHER compatiable all NAND FLASH and NOR FLASH console .with slim console no need solder wire but fat console need .

    Stay tuned for more exclusive PS3 developments and details of this flash chip, price and availability soon @PS3Hax :)

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  • 58 Comments

    1. Annelies
      08-31-2011
      11:04 AM
      1

      If it's cheaper than Progskeet + Solderless add-on I will most likely make the purchase.

    2. CaptainCPS-X
      08-31-2011
      11:07 AM
      2

      This just made my day , I am a happy man (LOL).

      Beautiful news <3

      SeeYa!
      ^^

    3. alienkid
      08-31-2011
      11:11 AM
      3

      Forward progress is always nice!
      Big Up Team E3DIY!

    4. oceansoul
      08-31-2011
      11:24 AM
      4

      great news ! Do you have information for fat ps3 how to ?

    5. FortyThieves
      08-31-2011
      11:26 AM
      5

      this is amazing,but sucks im on the FAT

    6. Dominic1800
      08-31-2011
      11:41 AM
      6

      dude this is awesome news great job!!!!!!!!

    7. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      08-31-2011
      11:41 AM
      7

      That is awesome 5min no soldering for slim .I dont need it but i will buy 4 sure .. This is really good news for others past 355 This may be the best noob downgrade so far .. Great work guys !
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I wonder how the fat will be ? I would not mind having all 3 on my PS3s on CFW then buy a 4th for OFW ,since my OFW366 has all my DLC it will complete me

    8. fobboi
      08-31-2011
      11:55 AM
      8

      will this fix bricked ps3 also that was messed up from the 3.56 firmware. i dont have my old hdd or else i wouldn't have this problem?

    9. Caddyroo
      08-31-2011
      11:58 AM
      9

      Is this to do with the small NAND, i was just thinking that the very last few PHAT consoles maybe compatible just like when Waninkoko firmware was bricking the big NAND consoles, but some Phats worked.

    10. thatrandomguy
      08-31-2011
      12:15 PM
      10

      Man that sux for fats maybe theyll be able to eventually.

    11. tdiltsj
      08-31-2011
      12:17 PM
      11

      So.... what about future updates? Eventually OFW 3.7 will get lost in the shuffle, and finding one to downgrade might be pretty rare. I hope this hack cannot be blocked with firmware updates.

    12. pampos
      08-31-2011
      01:33 PM
      12

      yeah!!! omg i have slim ps3 120 gb lovely and grade solution the only matter now is that i am from cyprus...would you able to send it to me??? sry for bad english

    13. King_Minos
      08-31-2011
      01:48 PM
      13

      This week couldn't be going any better! I got my black belt and that made my year and now this?!

    14. BILAL97
      08-31-2011
      01:48 PM
      14

      can we do the cfw swap thing with the two hardrives ?
      one thats on ofw and one on cfw

    15. Rated-R Superstar
      08-31-2011
      02:12 PM
      15

      Would I be correct in saying this downgrades via a USB dongle? No need to open the console at all? (Slim PS3)

    16. longhornx
      08-31-2011
      02:29 PM
      16

      why in fat PS3 we need to solder?

      if it can downgrade in slims PS3 should do the same in nand PS3s :s

    17. Jamaican191
      08-31-2011
      02:53 PM
      17

      This is really AWESOME news. Keep up the good work guys

    18. antlala
      08-31-2011
      03:00 PM
      18

      you would think this is great new but no its just mediocre

    19. longhornx
      08-31-2011
      03:24 PM
      19

      Originally Posted by antlala
      you would think this is great new but no its just mediocre
      will you make a 3.71 update?

    20. Ioria Lions
      08-31-2011
      04:13 PM
      20

      is bull****, it's not right that the Playstation fats must be
      welded

    21. Elyssion
      08-31-2011
      04:28 PM
      21

      Originally Posted by Rated-R Superstar
      Would I be correct in saying this downgrades via a USB dongle? No need to open the console at all? (Slim PS3)
      No. It requires you to opening the console.

    22. Dev-Dave
      08-31-2011
      04:36 PM
      22

      Originally Posted by fobboi
      will this fix bricked ps3 also that was messed up from the 3.56 firmware. i dont have my old hdd or else i wouldn't have this problem?
      Yes It will unbrick it. Because this enables you to get back out of service mode, due to now having the keys, making the dongle the same as a sony service dongle allegedly.

      Originally Posted by Rated-R Superstar
      Would I be correct in saying this downgrades via a USB dongle? No need to open the console at all? (Slim PS3)
      Yes you are Right.
      Originally Posted by Elyssion
      No. It requires you to opening the console.
      No you are wrong. lol

    23. riplay
      08-31-2011
      04:47 PM
      23

      Great news but I don't see the point of it hackers probely will develop a cfw for 3.70 sooner or later

    24. tLoz
      08-31-2011
      04:49 PM
      24

      so can we hot swap this between ofw?

      meaning putting a cfw in one hdd and the ofw in another hdd?

    25. Dev-Dave
      08-31-2011
      04:51 PM
      25

      Originally Posted by riplay
      Great news but I don't see the point of it hackers probely will develop a cfw for 3.70 sooner or later
      Well this time hopefully if any Dev release cfw, for 3.56 and above then they will remove all references to PSN, like I would do/done.

    26. Pockets69
      08-31-2011
      04:55 PM
      26

      STOP CRying oh my god!!!

      you guys seem to not either read the news or forget them really quick!

      want a solderless solution for phats buy progskeet clip when it comes out.

      want a solderless solution for slims buy e3 flasher clip when it comes out.

      you keep crying over phats, when the solderless solution for phats was announced much sooner than slims, slims had no solution until now.

    27. hellsing9
      08-31-2011
      07:04 PM
      27

      Cool!! Awesome video. Hoping to know more about this E3 Flasher

    28. mediaboom
      08-31-2011
      07:23 PM
      28

      if this cost more then 30 bucks forget it but im reading it does dual boot so max i pay is 40 thats only if 3.60 keys r found if not i will glady buy this if it 30 bucks or less on spot

    29. CaptainCPS-X
      08-31-2011
      07:58 PM
      29

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      STOP CRying oh my god!!!

      you guys seem to not either read the news or forget them really quick!

      want a solderless solution for phats buy progskeet clip when it comes out.

      want a solderless solution for slims buy e3 flasher clip when it comes out.

      you keep crying over phats, when the solderless solution for phats was announced much sooner than slims, slims had no solution until now.
      Yeah, people always cry xD, If nothing is released people cry for a new solution, then when a new solution appears that brings at least some kind of functionality, people still cry because it doesn't make PopCorn too.

      I appreciate the work from every group out there that bring new stuff and alternatives to the scene and they will always have my support.

      SeeYa!
      ^^

    30. stussy1
      08-31-2011
      08:53 PM
      30

      NOR FLASH ON board
      Dual boot
      3 save MODE
      1 KEY backup or restore, simple is best
      Compatiable all PS3 console
      Integrated lots of interface, perfectly extension, will have more function with future new E3 accessory.


      nice i will get one if easy process


      If i am not mistaken you dont need to open up console it is from usb
      if heard right like the old e3card reader
      if so sony will patch it after 3.70 look out for a another firmware update

    31. Dev-Dave
      08-31-2011
      09:14 PM
      31

      Well the E3 downgrader saved me endless times.
      I had a whisper something was on the way and not to rush out and buy the solder on ones, as its inevitable the dongle will work. And I was also told the E3 downgrade may also be able to get working on firmware above 3.56, now more things have come to light over the last day or so, but unlikely me thinks as its likely the developers will sell this one rather than upgrade the old one with new bin's.

    32. mal
      08-31-2011
      09:44 PM
      32

      nice work e3, I expect a big sigh of relief for many. although i did read that fat ps3 will still need solder is that true? anyways great news for the ps3 scene.

    33. Ioria Lions
      09-01-2011
      01:45 AM
      33

      I contacted the Team E3, I asked myself why I should be fat ps3
      pay off their device, and they said;

      me:

      Hello.

      Why PS3 E3 Flasher fat needs of the welds for
      Downgrade?
      You Could not do it without welding? Since many people have
      Playstation 3 fat.

      thanks for the answer.

      Anthony P ******* by Italy.

      They:

      Soon solder not come out for fat
      : Ciao:

    34. Elyssion
      09-01-2011
      01:55 AM
      34

      Originally Posted by Dev-Dave
      No you are wrong. lol
      No. It is you who are wrong. This is a NOR flasher. It is not gonna work magically with usb, this is not a exploit, service mode or anything software related as all usb devices are. It requires opening the console.

      If you don't know what you are talking about, it is just better to shut up. STOP CONFUSING PEOPLE.

    35. pampos
      09-01-2011
      04:58 AM
      35

      Originally Posted by Elyssion
      No. It is you who are wrong. This is a NOR flasher. It is not gonna work magically with usb, this is not a exploit, service mode or anything software related as all usb devices are. It requires opening the console.

      If you don't know what you are talking about, it is just better to shut up. STOP CONFUSING PEOPLE.
      no man your rong this is not universe like progskeet is only for ps3...no soldering needs for slim ps3.s only the fat at the moment will need to be open and sold... so great news
      Ohh and before you post again read the whole article about E3 flasher...


      sorry for my bad english

    36. Elyssion
      09-01-2011
      05:58 AM
      36

      Originally Posted by pampos
      no man your rong this is not universe like progskeet is only for ps3...no soldering needs for slim ps3.s only the fat at the moment will need to be open and sold... so great news
      Ohh and before you post again read the whole article about E3 flasher...


      sorry for my bad english
      It is solderless in slims, but you still have to open the console. It is like those solderless chips for other consoles, it is not so difficult to understand that solderless doesn't mean you don't have to open the console.

    37. Dev-Dave
      09-01-2011
      07:17 AM
      37

      To Elyssion, please read this, then take note then shut up, and you STOP CONFUSING PEOPLE !

      Originally Posted by fobboi
      will this fix bricked ps3 also that was messed up from the 3.56 firmware. i dont have my old hdd or else i wouldn't have this problem?
      Yes It will unbrick it. Because this enables you to get back out of service mode, due to now having the keys, making the dongle the same as a sony service dongle allegedly.
      Originally Posted by Rated-R Superstar
      Would I be correct in saying this downgrades via a USB dongle? No need to open the console at all? (Slim PS3)
      Yes you are Right.
      (EDIT did anyone see in the video the ps3 slim open)
      Originally Posted by Elyssion
      No. It requires you to opening the console.
      No you are wrong. lol
      ( show me where it says you open a ps3 slim Elyssion?)
      Originally Posted by Elyssion
      No. It is you who are wrong. This is a NOR flasher. It is not gonna work magically with usb, this is not a exploit, service mode or anything software related as all usb devices are. It requires opening the console.
      If you don't know what you are talking about, it is just better to shut up. STOP CONFUSING PEOPLE.

      You need to take your own advice, and shut up.

      Originally Posted by pampos
      no man your rong this is not universe like progskeet is only for ps3...no soldering needs for slim ps3.s only the fat at the moment will need to be open and sold... so great news
      Ohh and before you post again read the whole article about E3 flasher...
      sorry for my bad english
      Your English is ok bud, at least you can understand more than Elyssion can.
      Originally Posted by Elyssion
      It is solderless in slims, but you still have to open the console. It is like those solderless chips for other consoles, it is not so difficult to understand that solderless doesn't mean you don't have to open the console.
      Why do you still need to open the ps3 slim console when its done with usb, Please explain.

    38. Elyssion
      09-01-2011
      07:52 AM
      38

      Originally Posted by Dev-Dave
      To Elyssion, please read this, then take note then shut up, and you STOP CONFUSING PEOPLE !
      Yes It will unbrick it. Because this enables you to get back out of service mode, due to now having the keys, making the dongle the same as a sony service dongle allegedly.
      Yes you are Right.
      (EDIT did anyone see in the video the ps3 slim open)

      No you are wrong. lol
      ( show me where it says you open a ps3 slim Elyssion?)


      You need to take your own advice, and shut up.


      Your English is ok bud, at least you can understand more than Elyssion can.


      Why do you still need to open the ps3 slim console when its done with usb, Please explain.
      When more info is released about this device, you will feel like an idiot. Trust me.

    39. Dev-Dave
      09-01-2011
      08:02 AM
      39

      Originally Posted by Elyssion
      When more info is released about this device, you will feel like an idiot. Trust me.
      I never mind being wrong my friend, and being an idiot is one of my hobbies.
      Now if you find that I am wrong, would you let me know at your earliest.

      But please and I ask in the nicest way, come back with facts, not what you think you know, because I will take it personally, and rip you to bits, in the nicest way that is. all within the rules of PS3hax, mind.

    40. Danthevick
      09-01-2011
      09:44 AM
      40

      After watching the whole video, at the end he enters Time/Date information and the resolution has been reset to default, is it to be believed that the ps3 will be reset to factory default removing all custom content such as game saves and psn content ?

    41. quilapayun
      09-01-2011
      09:48 AM
      41

      WOOT!! I'm totally buying this. I'm glad I went on he ps3 scene when the slim version was available I hope this doesn't require to reformat the ps3 lol...

    42. CaptainCPS-X
      09-01-2011
      09:48 AM
      42

      Guys why waste time and energy arguing who is right or wrong?, when this comes out everyone will be able to know what procedures it will require and the specific details.

      In less than a week (if they keep their word) everything will be clear

      In the video they posted, it is not clear if they previously opened the console, and we don't know if they are using the usb port with a storage device to install the FW 3.55 (X:/PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP ). So basically we just have to wait until they release it, because at this point we don't have solid references to come to a definitive conclusion.

      SeeYa!
      ^^
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by Danthevick
      After watching the whole video, at the end he enters Time/Date information and the resolution has been reset to default, is it to be believed that the ps3 will be reset to factory default removing all custom content such as game saves and psn content ?
      If I'm not mistaken, from what I remember when I was doing my test some months ago when all the CFW were released, when you downgrade FW you will lose the configuration and such, but when you upgrade FW you don't (I could be wrong tho, it's been some time since I do a downgrade xD).

      SeeYa!
      ^^

    43. macphreak4evr
      09-01-2011
      11:37 AM
      43

      which suppliers do you normally purchase through, I use Xconsoles for 360 stuff, any preferred for the usa?

    44. kingbooforums
      09-01-2011
      03:30 PM
      44

      so I still need to buy something and void my warranty wow....

    45. Dev-Dave
      09-01-2011
      03:37 PM
      45

      Originally Posted by kingbooforums
      so I still need to buy something and void my warranty wow....
      As soon as you jailbreak it your Warranty will be void bud.

    46. wizdumb
      09-01-2011
      03:47 PM
      46

      Originally Posted by kingbooforums
      so I still need to buy something and void my warranty wow....
      If you're worried about voiding warranty you shouldn't even complain about buying one in the first place! Your comment shows that you are one who wants everything for free. "There's always something you've got to give up, to get everything you want."

    47. Dev-Dave
      09-01-2011
      03:54 PM
      47

      Originally Posted by wizdumb
      If you're worried about voiding warranty you shouldn't even complain about buying one in the first place! Your comment shows that you are one who wants everything for free. "There's always something you've got to give up, to get everything you want."
      No bud I think he feels he/she may need to take back if it packs up, chill bud it looks like your trying to start another silly flaming match that seems to be going on a lot at the moment

    48. PSGuru
      09-01-2011
      04:49 PM
      48

      Does anyone know how much it'll cost when it will be available ?

    49. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      09-01-2011
      06:55 PM
      49

      Screw warranty's, The ps3 usually out lasts PS3 warranty anyways = It is a waste of money to even buy a extended warranty also .They just want to get more money out of customers ! I have 3 PS3s & i passed up all warranty's for all 3. Except factory, but i JB my ps3 so who cares it was worth every bit of losing the factory warranty .If you were to send it to sony = They would just send you a non jail-breakable PS3 then what ..? = Screwed !

    50. mal
      09-01-2011
      07:06 PM
      50

      yeah tru warranties are not worth the paper they are written on never mind the extra you pay to extend. everything electrical i have ever owned have always outlasted the warranty. my old sony vaio lasted 1 day over the extended warranty and my friends just two weeks over the extended warranty. I think sony vaio have a self destruct timer on them to breakdown just after the extended warranty. Not sure about ps3s but if they last me 3 to four years ill be happy.

      Originally Posted by ZOMBIEKILLAH
      Screw warranty's, The ps3 usually out lasts PS3 warranty anyways = It is a waste of money to even buy a extended warranty also .They just want to get more money out of customers ! I have 3 PS3s & i passed up all warranty's for all 3. Except factory, but i JB my ps3 so who cares it was worth every bit of losing the factory warranty .If you were to send it to sony = They would just send you a non jail-breakable PS3 then what ..? = Screwed !

    51. Mystt
      09-01-2011
      07:31 PM
      51

      Honestly if you are checking out this site, and you are interested in modding your PS3, regardless of how; then guess what, you really deep down don't give a rats about your warranty. May as well be honest with yourself now, cause it's not like Sony is going to support any CFW screw up no matter how nice it gets on there. Heck its rare Sony supports their own mistakes, even if you didn't do anything to damage the system. Try calling their warranty support service sometime and make a scenario up like you get black screen, everything plugged in right, go through all the BS of is power plugged in and so forth. At the end of the call I bet Sony says, well its not covered under our warranty OR you have to pay to send it in.

    52. monosfero
      09-01-2011
      07:33 PM
      52

      hallo guys
      When i bough my ps3 slim it was originaly at 3.56 now it is on 3.70 can i downgrade it on 3.55?

    53. mal
      09-01-2011
      07:52 PM
      53

      ProgSkeet/Teensy++ however this needs plenty of soldering skills. If I was you i would wait for the E3 Flasher to be released. To keep upto date on the whole ps3 scene then there is no need to look anywhere else but here ps3hax.net homepage. hope this helps

      PS dont look on youtube they are all fake.

    54. Maajid
      09-02-2011
      10:51 AM
      54

      It will be a sad day for the scene if this is proprietary.

    55. maxxxpham
      09-06-2011
      09:19 AM
      55

      i have a PS3 MODEL 3001A. E3 FLASHER support model 3001A

    56. Pockets69
      09-06-2011
      09:56 AM
      56

      ALREADY TOLD YOU IT WONT SUPPORT YOUR PS3

    57. Elyssion
      09-10-2011
      06:24 PM
      57

      Originally Posted by Dev-Dave
      I never mind being wrong my friend, and being an idiot is one of my hobbies.
      Now if you find that I am wrong, would you let me know at your earliest.

      But please and I ask in the nicest way, come back with facts, not what you think you know, because I will take it personally, and rip you to bits, in the nicest way that is. all within the rules of PS3hax, mind.
      And now that more things are known about the device, what do you have to say?
      Next time DON'T GO SPREADING INCORRECT INFO when you don't have any idea about what you are talking.

      Thanks.

    58. Dev-Dave
      09-10-2011
      07:24 PM
      58

      Originally Posted by Elyssion
      And now that more things are known about the device, what do you have to say?
      Next time DON'T GO SPREADING INCORRECT INFO when you don't have any idea about what you are talking.

      Thanks.
      ow dear me, do you have an interest in something more than you lead us to believe, and are you another example of a fake that I have corrected in an other thread. lol. go away fool. Your just pissy because you was dumb and believed in crap and i told you so, and now you wish to start something here, please grow up.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Dev-Dave
      I never mind being wrong my friend, and being an idiot is one of my hobbies.
      Now if you find that I am wrong, would you let me know at your earliest.