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How to downgrade a PS4: full tutorial by Modded Warfare – Wololo.net

Scene youtuber Modded Warfare has revealed a powerful tutorial video the place he particulars a full downgrade of his PS4. Within the video, the youtube goes from 6.72 to 10.01, then downgrades again from 10.01 to 6.72.

PS4 Downgrade. Essential notes and disclaimer (severely, learn this primary!)

Now, to be extraordinarily clear: that is nothing new or groundbreaking at this level, and a key level is which you could solely return to a firmware for which you might have created a backup (of your individual console). Moreover, the preliminary backup is way simpler to create in case your console is Jailbroken, though it’s potential to do on a “common” console as nicely.

So, in different phrases, if you’re on a unhackable firmware (e.g. 10.01 on the time of writing) and are hoping this may allow you to downgrade your console to a jailbreakable firmware, the reply is not any, until you probably did the preparatory work at a level the place your console was jailbreakable. 

From my perspective, this implies the information will most probably be ineffective to the overwhelming majority of people that will discover it, sometimes too late. Nevertheless, it has super worth for a number of causes. Initially, I’m unsure there existed such a detailed (and nicely made!) information on how to do that till now. Secondly, we hold saying on this weblog that downgrade of a PS4 is “technically potential, however…“, so now it is going to be potential to simply refer to MW’s video to clarify why it’s at finest troublesome, and normally unimaginable. As Modded Warfare mentions, it may additionally have some worth for people who find themselves “blocked” on a non Jailbreakable firmware, however need to replace to the most recent and biggest to allow them to play on-line. These individuals could make a backup of their present firmware (within the hope it is going to be jailbreakable finally) then replace to the most recent firmware. Final however not least, this might really pave the best way to simpler downgrade strategies sooner or later, particularly if some formidable modders try to work on modchip options that wouldn’t contain any soldering.

With the entire above being stated, assuming you need to again your PS4 up so you possibly can “simply” go to a newer firmware, then again to a Jailbroken console afterward, right here’s my trustworthy piece of recommendation:

Purchase a second PS4 and don’t try to comply with this downgrade information.

Look, I’m not kidding, having two PS4s might be a rather more safer thought than making an attempt a downgrade, and until you have already got the mandatory materials, it really is likely to be cheaper too. (Give or take, there’s about $200 value of {hardware} you want to personal/purchase for the downgrade). This would possibly change sooner or later if the method will get simpler, or if there are important causes to travel (unbricking, for instance), however for now downgrading a PS4 is extraordinarily troublesome with important dangers of completely bricking the console, and is extra of a technically spectacular factor than a helpful or value-efficient one.

With all of this being stated, if you need to keep for the technically fascinating video, or for private information, you is likely to be the suitable viewers for this. On the very least, you may want to watch the video, if solely to hear MW say “We’ll take a number of dumps” or “take a good dump” with a straight face 🙂

Required Instruments

Word that the method is simpler in the event you begin with a Jailbroken PS4, and that’s what MW’s video describes.

Right here’s what you want to put together and execute the downgrade. It is suggested getting all of those instruments ({hardware} or software program) prepared beforehand.

Required {Hardware}

  1. Your PS4, working on the firmware you’ll finally need to return to
    • That is vital. That is a “restore backup” Downgrade technique, and won’t enable you to downgrade to a firmware for which you by no means created a backup initially. Utilizing another person’s backup won’t work both!
  2. A {Hardware} flasher resembling a Teensy 4 (that is required to get the SFlash0 from a non jailbroken console, and to copy it again through the downgrade course of. Additionally required to dump the syscon)
  3. A warmth gun (to desolder the syscon chip. That is required to again it up)
  4. A soldering iron
  5. A pair of tweezers
  6. A TQFP Board
  7. A 4 KOhm Resistor
  8. Some PCB Wires
  9. A Switching diode
  10. A USB to TTL Adapter
  11. A substitute syscon chip (the mannequin you want to order relies on your motherboard, R5F100LLAFB or R5F100PLA, you will discover them on Aliexpress)
    • As I perceive this isn’t required, however really useful, so that you don’t have to always flash these chips
  12. Renesas E2 Lite programmer, or different flasher

Required Software program

  1. BwE NOR Validator, which is able to make it easier to verify your backup information aren’t corrupted (obtain right here)
  2. an FTP Consumer resembling filezilla
  3. HDD Uncooked Copy (to do a backup of the arduous drive)
  4. Drivers to your usb to TTL adapter (e.g. drivers for CP2102 talked about above)
  5. MW’s Pack file which comprises required software program for the glitching course of

What you’ll want to backup to put together for a PS4 Downgrade

The Following Knowledge is what you’ll want to backup, then restore, to downgrade a PS4:

  1. Full backup of the console’s arduous drive
  2. PS4 SFlash0 (NOR Firmware)
    • SFlash0 is extraordinarily straightforward to get from a Jailbroken console, as it’s simply a file you possibly can copy from FTP
  3. PS4 Syscon

As a TL,DR, the thought is that you simply’ll again up the three items of knowledge above, then ought to find a way to go to a larger firmware, then revert. Modded Warfare’s video has, after all, all the small print.

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