Gotcha, thanks for the reply! Things are starting to click a little better as I'm looking at the Keys page on the Devwiki. Do you know of either a lecture, video, or flowchart that may help explaining order and precedence of keys? I see this link is referenced in the wiki, but is dead: http://www.mhlavac.info/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2010/03/lec2.pdf
tl;dr version: Can you downgrade to any OFW firmware above your minimum praxis firmware, regardless of model?
So I've been around the end-user scene for a little while now, and I just had a random question pop into my head. I'd like to get a better understanding of the inner workings of downgrading on a conceptual level. Please correct me on anything wrong with the below statements.
My understanding of downgrading is that when you patch a backup, it changes the ROS0 and ROS1 (which are the core operating system and a copy of the operating system prior to that one for factory recovering purposes) to both appear to be equal to the minimum praxis firmware version so that it allows you to pass the "Is the firmware a higher version?" check and install 3.55 OFW or a firmware that was signed with the 3.55 private key.
Theoretically, a Super Slim with a min praxis of 4.25 could be downgraded to 4.25 OFW (or higher) if a patched dump is flashed to it, and you install the signed 4.25, right? Could SuperSlims or CECH300X's be downgraded to 4.70 to use Pexploit, or to 4.55 to use ODE's without swap disks? I'm assuming there's a catch since I've never heard of anyone doing that. If there is, what is the catch?