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[edit] Manual dualboot 3.55 & 3.70 with 2 flashdumps and 2 harddrives

[edit] Old Guide

original italian and english guide posted by digitalangel

Today I will write a tutorial to “fast-swap” between CFW 3.55 and OFW 3.70, using 2 HDDs… at the end of the tutorial, you will be able to swap between the firmware just flashing a dump on your PS3 using Progskeet. (instead of downgrading and losing all data).

The first steps are not so easy, so take your time and go on, by the way, you must have some skill with Progskeet, and it must be 100% working on your console.

What we need:

  • PS3 Slim running with FW 3.70
  • 2 Hard Disks
  • Progskeet installed and working on your PS3 Slim
  • Downgrade.bin edited with your personal data (there are tons of tutorials for do this)
  • 3.55 Downgrade Dongle to do the downgrade process.
  • Sony OFW 3.70 UPDATE.(DOWNLOAD)
  • CFW 3.55 KMEAW “NO CHECK” by dospiedra.(DOWNLOAD)
  • Lv2Diag By Jaicrab. (DOWNLOAD)
  • Lv2Diag “FILE 2″ to go out of Service/Factory Mode. (DOWNLOAD)

We need 2 harddrives because the firmware is partial on NOR (CoreOS) and the rest is on the harddrive. so we will need 2 HDDs, one for 3.55, and one for 3.70..

We will call those HDD “A” (for 3.70) and “B” (for 3.55) dont mix them up!

Starting with a PS3 Slim with OFW 3.70.

  1. Plug in HDD “B”, format and prepare it if it’s required by the PS3 and you should have your 3.70 up and running.
  2. DUMP your actual NOR and call it “original dump 3.70.bin”
  3. Now flash your “downgrade.bin” (edited with the personal data found in “original dump 3.70.bin”)
  4. Turn on your PS3 and be sure that the PS3 is asking you to press the PS button (downgrade.bin flashed correctly :D )
  5. Insert a 3.55 Downgrade dongle and enter factory/service mode.
  6. Copy Lv2Diag.self by Jaicrab and the 3.55 NO CHECK UPDATE renamed as “PS3UPDAT.PUP” in the root of your USB Stick.
  7. Plug in the USB Stick in the most-right USB port of your PS3 and wait for it to turn OFF.
  8. Leave the factory mode using the other Lv2Diag.self
  9. After the reboot, you need to configure and set up your system… now you have a fully working 3.55 CFW based on KMEAW “NO CHECK”.
  10. DUMP your actual NOR and call it “swap dump 3.55.bin”
  11. Unplug HDD B and Plug in HDD A.
  12. Turn on your PS3, plug in your USB Stick containing official 3.70 update and press start+select when asked.
  13. When the PS3 reboots, check that the system is fully working and DUMP your actual NOR and call it “swap dump 3.70.bin”.

NOW IT’S FINISHED! You should have “swap dump 3.55.bin” and “swap dump 3.70.bin” … Now you just have to swap HDD and flash the correspondening dump:

  • HDD A = swap dump 3.70.bin
  • HDD B = swap dump 3.55.bin

WARNING: Do not install other CFW than the “NO CHECK” one… because it’s used to make the “fast-swap” working… if you flash something different you will not be able to go between the 2 FWs. This patch disables the LV1 for checking the Syscon hashes at startup… so it will not freeze or complain when the syscon hashes says “3.70″ and your FW is 3.55 ;)

WARNING: In case you wanna update your console with a future “3.80″ or-so firmware. Do not update your console when you are running 3.55 firmware! You have to go to “swap dump 3.70.bin” and then update as usual (XMB or recovery)… -By the way, the downgrade is confirmed working only on 3.70… we haven’t tested it on other FWs, you could loose the possibility to go back to 3.55!-

Editoral warning: The "NoCheck.pup" is known to cause trophy errors, use the RogeroV2.pup instead or build one yourself with PS3MFW Builder and the TCL from the NOR downgrader talkpage.



[edit] Patches 3.41

Once this patches are tested and confirmed to be safe, they will be commited to the MFW project

[edit] Debug info patch tlc - patch_lv1debinfo

Warning try these patches only if you have nor/nand flasher to recover These patches allow the output of the debug printfs on startup, the main problem right now is that the buffer is only 0xFE0 bytes long so it gets overwritten. If anyone figures out how to solve this feel free to improve it

  • To see the debug console one should read 0xFEO bytes starting from these offsets


'Debug Console'

Type Address Console type
ra 0x655040 fat
ra 0x66EF00 slim

Please inform your success or failure using these scripts

[edit] Basic Hash checks patches - patch_lv1bscheck

Warning try these patches only if you have nor/nand flasher to recover


Please inform your success or failure using these scripts

[edit] Basic Hash checks patches for linux ENABLE/DISABLE/FORCE hash checks

http://pastie.org/2070649

These have already been tested

[edit] PreAlpha v3 smoketest - offsets

patch_lv1sccheck (Modifying CORE_OS file lv1.self - Patching LV1 Checks)

a ss_server1.fself 2.80 3.00 3.01 3.10 3.15 3.20 3.21 3.30 3.40 3.41-BAD 3.41-FIX 3.42 3.50 3.55
1 Patch core OS Hash check //product mode always on 2958632 2958452 2958452 2958984 2958984 2959072 2891632 2891556 2891596 2891596 2891596 2891596 2891684 2891684
2 Patch check_revoke_list_hash check //product mode always on 2961708 2961528 2961528 2962060 2962060 2962148 2894708 2894632 2894672 2894672 2894672 2894672 2894836 2894836
3 Patch get secure product mode on 2954260 2954080 2954080 2954612 2954612 2954700 2887260 2887184 2887224 2887224 2887224 2887224 2887312 2887312
4 Patch Valid acces for TOOL - manufacturing 2970228 2970048 2970048 2970568 2970568 2970656 2903216 2903140 2903180 2903180 2903180 2903180 no pattern no pattern
5 Patch Same version (OK) (TOOL/DEX/ARCADE or manufacturing) no pattern no pattern no pattern no pattern no pattern 3029516 2962076 2961372 2961412 2961412 2961412 2961412 - -
6 Patch Older version CEX (OK) - - - - - 3029420 2961980 2961276 2961316 2961316 2961316 2961316 - -
7 Patch Chasis mismatched - - - - - 3030148 2962708 2962004 2962044 2962044 2962044 2962044 - -
8 Patch Not revoked - - - - - 3030080 2962640 2961936 2961976 2961976 2961976 2961976 - -
9 Patch Manufacturing Image in normal mode - - - - - 3030000 2962560 2961856 2961896 2961896 2961896 2961896 - -
10 Patch Unknown direction - - - - - 3029832 2962436 2961688 2961728 2961728 2961728 2961728 - -
11 Patch Inapropiate direction - - - - - 3029876 2962436 2961732 2961772 2961772 2961772 2961772 - -
12 Patch Skip package direction check - - - - - 3029692 2962252 2961548 2961588 2961588 2961588 2961588 - -
13 Patch Capability check product mode - - - - - no pattern no pattern 3104064 3104104 3104104 3104104 3104104 - -
14 Patch fix2pc Root hash match OK - - - - - - - 3050140 3050180 3050180 3050180 3050180 - -
15 Patch raw image overlap success - - - - - - - 2899420 2899460 2899460 2899460 2899460 - -
16 Patch In product mode erase standby bank skipped 2977960 2977780 2977780 2978324 2978324 2978412 2910972 2910896 2910936 2910936 2910936 2910936 no pattern no pattern
17 Patch Flash version check Older version OK - - - - - - - 2963136 2963176 2963176 2963176 2963176 - -
18 Patch Flash version check Same version (OK) (TOOL/DEX/ARCADE or manufacturing) - - - - - - - 2963232 2963272 2963272 2963272 2963272 - -
b sys_mgr.self 2.80 3.00 3.01 3.10 3.15 3.20 3.21 3.30 3.40 3.41-BAD 3.41-FIX 3.42 3.50 3.55
19 Patch Patch sys_mgr integrity lv1 and lv0 integrity check - - - - - - - no pattern 2216084 2216084 2216084 2216084 - -
c lv1.self main 2.80 3.00 3.01 3.10 3.15 3.20 3.21 3.30 3.40 3.41-BAD 3.41-FIX 3.42 3.50 3.55
20 Patch SC header not correct - - - - - - - - 172784 172784 172784 172784 - -
21 Patch SC checksum error - - - - - - - - 173112 173112 173112 173112 - -
d ss_server2.fself 2.80 3.00 3.01 3.10 3.15 3.20 3.21 3.30 3.40 3.41-BAD 3.41-FIX 3.42 3.50 3.55
22 Patch Capability check - - - - - - - - 3524212 3524212 3524212 3524212 - -


[edit] PreAlpha v4 smoketest - offsets

patch_lv1bscheck (Modifying CORE_OS file lv1.self - Disables basic hash checks in lv1)

a ss_server1.fself 2.80 3.00 3.01 3.10 3.15 3.20 3.21 3.30 3.40 3.41-BAD 3.41-FIX 3.42 3.50 3.55
1 Patch core OS Hash check //product mode always on 2958632 2958452 2958452 2958984 2958984 2959072 2891632 2891556 2891596 2891596 2891596 2891596 2891684 2891684
2 Patch check_revoke_list_hash check //product mode always on 2961708 2961528 2961528 2962060 2962060 2962148 2894708 2894632 2894672 2894672 2894672 2894672 2894836 2894836
16 Patch In product mode erase standby bank skipped 2977960 2977780 2977780 2978324 2978324 2978412 2910972 2910896 2910936 2910936 2910936 2910936 no pattern no pattern


[edit] PreAlpha v5 smoketest - offsets

patch_lv1debinfo (Modifying CORE_OS file lv1.self - Enables output of debug info)

a ss_server1.fself 2.80 3.00 3.01 3.10 3.15 3.20 3.21 3.30 3.40 3.41-BAD 3.41-FIX 3.42 3.50 3.55
1 Patch UM debug level return value #8000b04 2953044 2952864 2952864 2953396 2953396 2953484 2886044 2885968 2886008 2886008 2886008 2886008 2886096 2886096
2 Patch COMMON debug level return value #80035b78 No pattern No pattern No pattern No pattern No pattern No pattern No pattern 3090884 3090924 3090924 3090924 3090924 No pattern No pattern
3 Patch SM debug level return value #8001f954 - - - - - - - 3000224 3000264 3000264 3000264 3000264 - -
4 Patch PRINTK enable return value #80035abc - - - - - - - 3090696 3090736 3090736 3090736 3090736 - -
5 Patch SB_MGR debug level return value #80030c2c - - - - - - - 3070584 3070624 3070624 3070624 3070624 - -
6 Patch DEBUG PRINTF function #80035cac - - - - - - - 3091192 3091232 3091232 3091232 3091232 - -
7 Patch PRINTF 1 function #80035bb3 - - - - - - - 3090944 3090984 3090984 3090984 3090984 - -
8 Patch COMMON PRINTF function #80035c2c - - - - - - - 3091064 3091104 3091104 3091104 3091104 - -

[edit] E3 Fast Dual Boot- OFW 4.xx and CFW 4.xx

please do come crying in #ps3downgrade


Just base info, someone please work on, :) or delete....

Please Read

Thanks and credits pu6pu6 - ps3hax.net, original brief tutorial kman28 - ps3hax.net , original fast dual boot guide everyone in this thread for testing and what not - http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=44955 PS3devwiki-especially eussNL

What is needed: 1. If you brick or otherwise damage your PS3, no one but yourself is liable. 2. You will need an E3 flasher. 3. The tristate on the motherboard must be soldered to the SBE point on the e3 flasher with a cable 4. The track between points A and B must be scratched out and a cable soldered between points A and the SBCE point on the E3 flasher. Diagrams - http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Hardware_flashing#Pinout_Gallery 5. You must be in a position to install a 3.55 firmware.

CFW Setup Plug in your CFW hard drive. Put switch 2 up on the E3, rest down. Install Rogero 3.55 V7. Preferably via recovery menu. link Install multiman 4.13 or later. Link toggle qa-verify, link Install 4.xx CFW via recovery mode links Power on ps3 make sure 4.xx CFW is working Put PS3 off Change E3 switches as follows: ---SW:FLASHFUN/CFW/BACKUP/MICROSD/OBFLASH---

Click start this will backup the E3 onboard NOR to the microSD

Bytereverse the backup using Flowrebuilder

Apply ONE of the following no-check patches depending on your 4.xx CFW:

4.21 CFW - link 4.30 CFW - link

Link to patchfile

Open win skeet select patcher then select the patch file and input dump.

Once again byte reverse the dump so it can be used with E3 Flasher.

Put the patched and byte reversed dump on the sd card - rename to bkpe3.bin

Before turning ps3 on, set switch to:

---SW:FLASHFUN/CFW/PROG/MICROSD/OBFLASH---

Press start on e3 flasher Power off ps3

Put only switch 2 up rest down, and turn on. If you receive an error just press the PS button on the controller. Make sure 4.xx CFW is working fine.

Turn ps3 off-unplug the power

OFW SETUP

PS3 is off Take microSD out of E3 put in your OFW HDD set switches to: ---SW:FLASHFUN/OFW/PROG/OBFLASH/PS3FLASH---

Turn PS3 on Press start on E3 Once done turn off

Put all switches on e3 down

Boot, u will get an error. This is good. Follow prompts and install OFW 4.31

When you want to switch to OFW, put ps3 off-change switch to ofw, plug in OFW HDD, and turn on

When you want to switch to CFW put ps3 off-change switch to cfw, plug in CFW HDD, and turn on