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Dev_Flash and Dev_Alejandro
Dev_Flash and Dev_Alejandro –
What would happen if you try to update the playstation 3 when mounted under dev_Alejandro? Would it still update dev_flash or dev_Alejandro?
Can it be that the contents will write to Dev_Flash but the playstation is still mounted in dev_Alejandro. Theoretically the Playstation 3 is still jailbreakable as dev_Alejandro is still vulnerable to jailbreaking with 3.50+ contents written in dev_Flash for the taking.
You'd create a brick. Not to mention only parts of the firmware are in the NAND. The rest of it like coreos and whatnot are stored elsewhere. So, if you have a hybrid of files (3.41 coreos and 3.50 firmware) you're bound to either lock up, red screen, or not even boot. Gary gave a better explaination earlier today to someone else asking the same question.
uhh. Trying to update soft-resets. Nothing would happen.
Originally Posted by chesh
I thought JaiCrab bricked a console trying this with his firmware loader. I could be wrong though. Ya never know what's true or not unless you hear it directly from the source. And, personally, I'm a pussy when it comes to possibly bricking my console.
we still have the service mode, so the brick is not a problem!
the RSOD only happens when we try to upgrade using the service mode instead of updating normally right?
I understand. What I was hoping for is not a mixture between 3.41 and 3.50 but having 3.41 (or some variant of jailbreaking) running under dev_Alejandro. The playstation has been remounted over to dev_Alejandro for fix permissions.
I didn't know if Dev_Flash would still be in the nand. If it was still in the Nand, there may be a chance that trying to update the playstation would overwrite dev_flash contents instead of dev_Alejandro. I would figure that dev_Alejandro would be overwritten but I do not have enough knowledge to rule out that circumstance.
The playstation writes firmware over dev_Flash but still relies on dev_Alejandro for firmware files. So technically since dev_Alejandro is still mounted by the playstation 3, it won't be on 3.50 or 3.55, it will be on the old 3.41 (this is because dev_Flash has been written over). This would still let a user use FTP and at least read access to Flash where the update has been extracted to..?
dev alejandro is a mirror of dev flash, so everything you do to dev alejandro will afect dev flash! and vice versa, they are not separated, think of it like i don't know a shortcut to dev flash.
I actually did this on my scrap console to see what would happe and well nothing. It updated as per nomal. As the previous poster said they are the same files just a different name/way to get there.