This is being reported as a fake, as I said I haven’t tried it so am unable to confirm either way. It is probably best for users to ignore for now and wait for Project PROGSKEET to become retail or go the infectus route.
Thanks to user Guest_1651 I bring you (pre 17th Feb 2009) PS3 owners good news. Clever so and so’s at thetechgame.com have found a way to downgrade PS3′s (made before the 17th February 2009) to OFW 3.21, meaning of course where you go from there is entirely up to you (REBUG anybody?)
The method is pretty long winded and will NOT, currently work on PS3′s made AFTER February 17th 2009 (did I mention that already?), also the only “registration codes” (the code that corresponds to the firmware you want to end up on) made public at the moment are for phats but slim ones are available by PM’ing the author of the original forum post here.
There are some issues to take in mind first though:
You need 2 wireless controllers and cables for each
You need 2 4gb (NO SMALLER) usb sticks
You need a CD or old game (they don’t say how old but I’m guessing the older the better, or just stick to your bon jovi best of album)
You probably want someone with you, to keep pressing O, and call an ambulance when your heart gives out from the stress of possibly killing your lovely PS3.
I haven’t tried it myself as I’m still on 3.51 but from other members of thetechgame.com it seems to work.
I’m not going to post the tutorial here as I figure if you can’t even find the link to it above you will no doubt screw your PS3 up :p
If any of you guys try it please let us know how it goes, and follow the instructions to the T.