I'm one of those who are still on 3.41 and am "considering" going 3.55 but wanted to confirm the exact procedure for a downgrade.
Can someone please edit the first post and add that you have to downgrade below 3.41, after downgrading to 3.41(3.56). This issue keeps coming up, and it's pretty odd that it's not on the first page.
Updated first post :)
Also, to save time, since copying dev_flash0 takes a LONG time, 256MB NAND model PS3s don't need to backup dev_flash0. Really, just backup dev_flash2 and dev_flash3. They're not big at all, shouldn't take any more than 2 minutes on USB 2.0 or FTP.
Heres a quick question
My slim 320gb came with 3.41, yet my mates came with 3.40 (both CECH 2503B)
Would mine be downgradeable to 3.40 or not? It says it can't be downgraded past stock firmware but how am i meant to get out of the modded 3.41 in that case?
Yes Quakes, a slim 2503B with 3.40, thus poking a hole in your table :), just google argos CECH2503B & you'll see many people got lucky & got 3.40
Also, if someone knows it might be worht adding that piece of info to the initial post, has had me debating for ages
If your wrong about what firmware you can downgrade to, it leaves you in semi-brick status. To recover, you just have to use another version. There have been users that have successfully downgraded from the 3.41 modified to 3.56 to the modified 3.41 that was bundled with the original dgf.rar files. As the original package started to get harder and harder to find, we just changed to instructions to what they are now.
Ah, i see
& yeah mine was deffo 3.41 as i made a tweet about it & i remember my mates being the version lower becase u had to find the 3.41 update for him
So its 3.55 > 3.41 (3.56 mod) > 3.41 Modded (original mod ver)
Still works as a fully functional install? As in games, savedata (minus PSX while in JB moxe) etc?
Yep, the 2nd modded 3.41 (the original modded one in the dgf.rar files) is a normal 3.41 that was created to allow the original downgrading from 3.50. I've never downgraded myself, but from helping other users in this thread, it was an option if your console came with 3.41.
i got friend stuck on 3.56 any luck to save him???