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out of curiousity how long did you leave the ps3bricker running before pulling the plug.
im just wondering if you left it running longer than me.
i ran it and the screen res changed but stayed black for about 1min before i pulled the plug. i may have got lucky and not let it work its evilness to completion.
i would have kept it though buddy. maybe took the battery out and tried to repair it later. with it starting the format it was on its way to getting fixed by the sound of it.
mine took many times, gradually getting further through the format.
it would have been cool to have 2 ps3's on 3.41, one for a backup in case of ylod as before long consoles on 3.41 will be as rare as rocking horse s**t.
left it running for about 30secs, i had left the battery out for like 3 hours and still nothing , i tried using 4 different hdds and the furthest i got was 21%, and i had tried about 30 times. i have already got my new slim all setup and i am transferring the backups back to it. arghh 400gb of games
LOL --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AzpByR3MvI
at least your all back up and running.
an expensive lesson to learn but at least it saved other people from bricking theirs.
you can consider yourself to have taken 1 for the team so to speak
I finally got mine back on track. I was using the recovery menu. I was using option 5 and 6. After removing the battery out of my system for 14hrs, I couldn't get past the 50% mark. I tried and formatted 3 different drives, formatted them in other ps3s and/or zero-filled them. That didn't work either. Used 3 different flash drives and 2 external hard drives. Didn't help. I ultimately used a game for the firmware. The game I used was Demon Souls. When I had that in the drive and only that (along with the controller of course) it made it to 100%.
I was using 3.41 originally. Now the firmware is 2.71. I got my other os back. It locked up for a moment when it booted up to the xmb, but its ok now. I didn't know that was possible to rollback firmware. I hope this helps someone else out.
WOAH! Are you serious right now? This is HUGE if it worked the way you say it did. I don't mean to doubt you but this is unbelievable if true. You may want to create a new thread explaining what you did.
Originally Posted by braids
You downgraded? I can't believe it...
If this is real it deserves a first page position.
I have a theory. I will admin I haven't read all of the posts on this thread so forgive me if this has already been stated, but I think only those who had the peek and poke code got affected. I tested it and I noticed that my power led was flashing however my PS3 wasn't bricked. Also from checking Matheiuh's tweet he says something along the lines that since we have peek and poke calls it can cause destruction.
Wow... Like others have already said, this is front-page news and if it turns out to be repeatable on other consoles, there may be a lot of people intentionally 'bricking' just to see if they too can achieve the same kind of recovery.
Originally Posted by braids
In case you still don't get it yourself, the remarkable thing here is that the combination of 'bricking' plus recovery has allowed you to 'downgrade' your firmware to succefully use a firmware version older than what you used before the 'bricking'. And this is something no one else has ever been able to do before.
If/when we also get a PSJailbreak 'payload' which can work with firmware 3.15 this could allow users to rollback to that firmware, the last one to allow OtherOS, and use homebrew and OtherOS Linux on the same console.
And for users mistakenly updated to 3.42 or higher (done by GF's, kids, or whatever), it offers hope of downgrading, if only they can find some non-homebrew method for 'bricking' the console, to try your recovery method.
I'm not going to do these things myself, but if your method to downgrade is verified by others too, then I foresee lots of people intentionally bricking their PS3 consoles, just to get rid of the newer firmwares that they don't want to use.
But clearly this is yet another of those things that needs to be carefully verified, by someone who can spare a PS3 or two for experiments (Gary ? ), before people in general risk their working PS3s on such methods.
Best regards: dlanor
By all means, I don't want people to jack up their systems to do this. I can 100% verify that I got 2.71 back on the system. It hasn't locked up on me since. My family has been playing movies and games on it since I got it on track. The only games the family has been playing were Rachet and Clank and the older stuff. I am very surprised and please to see that it is back on. I will install linux on it later on to verify this is not a weird goof-up on the system's part.
I will take no offense by anyone calling bull***t. That is the way the internet works. It is kind of hard to prove this without videotaping the whole chronicle. All I know is that I got my bricked ps3 to come back to life and using a older firmware. I wanted to thank this site for the good information about the recovery menu. I also wanted to say good luck to all and I will definely be more carefull in the future about installing the latest thing.
Could you do us all a favor?
Originally Posted by braids
Post your findings in a new thread. This will allow some users (myself included) who have 2 or more PS3s to try your method. Try to make a step by step walkthrough for what you did. Be as detailed as you possible can (including Fat or Slim PS3, etc.) It doesn't have to be perfect. If you stumbled upon this by accident, it will be a legendary find.
You deserve the credit if this does work! People have been trying to do this AT LEAST since 3.21 came out. You did a great thing if it wasn't a fluke.
I'm sorry if I came across as doubting you, but this stuff doesn't happen every day!