French site PS3GEN has reported that PS3 Developer RichDevX is working on a payload to get the
PS3 into Service Mode, here is a translated quote from the source:
“As shown in this first image, we can see the red box on the XMB showing that the console actually went into service mode. In this mode, it is possible to run specific software, including the one which allowing downgrade . Who says so says downgrade opportunity to go 3.15 for the benefit of new and more other os hack with PS Groove.
Payload through this, it is also possible to run each time you start the console, loading a file. Self from a USB key as explained above. This could allow the hack using only one time a dongle or other, then your USB stick could complete the task alone. Advances in the underground world push the limits even further, watch this.”
PS3 break V1.1