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3.42 Firmware and downgrading
3.42 Firmware and downgrading –
Looking into past threads and articles it looks like this was possible in prior versions.
Does anyone know if we can install say an infectus chip on a newer console that has been upgraded to drop it back down to 3.41 or earlier version?
i cant say for sure if it would work now (it used to afaik) but what exactly are you going to flash back? you don't have a 3.41 image, and another persons image i imagine would be useless for your ps3.
I have no clue about this, but the other day i thought about one thing.
When i did get a new hdd the other day, after putting the new one in the ps3 and turning it on, the ps3 asked for a firmware from a usb stick.
Couldnt you hypothetically (if you are on 3.42) get a new hd, and get the 3.41 on usb stick when the ps3 ask for system software when turning it on for the first time
Or am i way off here.
The Core files of each FW (kernel etc.) are installed onto flash.
The rest of the FW like fonts and stuff are isntalled onto the HDD.
So when you now change your HDD, the PS3 asks for the update file to install the files again onto your new HDD like it always does.
During this process the flash doesn't get touched...only if the FW you are using during this process is higher then the one which is already isntalled in flash.
So your "trick" wouldn't work.
kk, was just something i thought about, thanks for clearing it up
Well maybe if the kernel gets blown wide open, like its looking to be on 3.41, it will pave the way into a hack to force it back.
Guess its a no go for people that update.
It's too bad because the PS3 firmware schedule includes neat features like 3D blu-ray playback and possible cross-media chat. It's been a week since 3.42 has come out and it's starting to look like the USB exploit is permenantly sealed. If this is the case, the lifespan of this exploit will be small.
I don't think they proved it was sealed, but rather the update disabled the current version of the exploit.
Originally Posted by 4-8-15-16-23-42