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  • Posted by Pirate , on 22/09/2009 , @ 05:47pm


    Sinnerman has leaked images of the PS3 JIG, and reveals that he and StreetskaterFU are testing the PS3 Service Mode. Not much information (or results) are available yet, but this is a sign of hope for homebrew on the PS3 after a very long time. The picture below is used to create registry files to finilze the PS3 JIG process (SVC-H3A306SS).

    [ViA QJ and Haxnetwork]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 15/09/2009 , @ 05:57am


    Sony released firmware 3.01 today. Not much changes, just a quick updated to fix issues people were having with games such as Uncharted.

    Post from the Playstation Blog:

    Hi everyone, PS3 system software update 3.01 is now available for download. This is an optional update that improves system stability during use of some PlayStation 3 format software.

    Download below:
    [Download FW 3.01]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 14/09/2009 , @ 01:20am


    StreetskaterFU has released his Mail Check and Info Reader, a project that was in works (but no longer is). For those interested in picking up the project he is asking for help so feel free to shoot him a email (posted below).

    Original Post:

    Back in June, iQD and me worked on a PC client messenger to write with people who are online via their PS3 in the PlayStation Network. Well, the sad truth is: The PSN uses a token system which we could not reverse fully yet. The most is done server- and firmware-side so nearly impossible except we could decrypt and analyse several firmware .sprx files. Anyway, now we release 2 parts of the full cake which will be used in the full program, if it ever will be finished. If not, you still can use those both as standalone applications.

    The first: PSN Account Mail Checker

    The mail checker is used to find out yout real username used by the PSN to get more information about your account and login several services. Here you just select your region and enter your PSN ID. After, a XML file will be created which contains your “real” PSN server side username.

    The syntax is like this: [email protected]

    The second: PSN Account Info Reader

    After you executed the first application and received your mail-like username, you can start the second program. Select your region again and input your “username”. Another XML file will be created, containing your actual PSN-comment, your main languages, your PSN avatar etc.

    To prevent legal problems, we don’t provide any keys for functioning properly (don’t even ask for it). Anyway we implemented a function which allows you to try any key-file which should be named key.txt. Place the key.txt in the same folder as the both executables -> done. If it’s the correct one, the appz will work :)

    If you are good with networking and want to take part in the messenger project to finally get all working mail me: [email protected]

    CJPC has provided the to get the program to work properly you can view it here.

    You can download the files via mirrors below:

    (Linux 64Bit & 32Bit)
    Mirror1 // Mirror2

    [VIA SKFU Blog]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2009 , @ 07:12pm


    It seems like StreetskaterFU is at it again, SKFU posts on his blog that he ran across a bug on the PS3 NAT test that allows you to dump random data from HDD and RAM.

    To quote from his blog:

    There’s a little “bug” in the PlayStation3′s NAT test which causes that you can dump random data from the HDD and RAM. Why exactly this appears; I don’t know, yet. But well, it is interesting.

    The way how to do it is pretty simple. Set up Wireshark on the PC and activate ICS (Internet Connection Sharing). Connect the PS3 with the PC via LAN and start Wireshark’s logging/sniffing feature on the LAN device. Now go to Settings on the PS3 and start a Internet Connection Test in the Network option. When the PS3 starts the NAT testing it will send default STUN packets together with several IP Fragments. Those both packet types will contain random data which the PS3 grabs from the HDD and/or RAM.

    There you go.

    [VIA SKFU Blog]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2009 , @ 09:00am


    StreetSkaterFU has decrypted the new animated PS3 themes to see what they really are made, to quote from his blog below:

    A quick look at the new animated themes shows that they are not really different to the common themes. I just downloaded the free theme from the japanese store and decrypted the HDD again to see what is inside the package file. Well, it is:

    1. JP9000-NPJQ00006_00-0000000000000000.p3t.edat

    You see a normal .p3t file which is the same type of data, the old themes use. It is just encrypted as .edat file which is decrypted and installed on the PS3 on the fly after downloading it.

    2. PS3LOGO.DAT

    The default picture you see in any game when you press triangle -> information about the game.

    That’s all. Wondering if there will be a homebrew program to develop your own animated themes soon, or even a SONY tool like the one for the old themes?!

    - SKFU

    [VIA SKFU Blog]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 03/09/2009 , @ 06:02am


    Got a few BluRay discs to burn (literally)? Well the hackers over at Demonhades have figured out that you can still run BD-J homebrew via BD-R on any PS3 firmware.

    Translation from Demonhades post:

    It appears that recording to any homebrew BD-R BD-Java, this can be run from any console from any firm.
    To make it work implements have to record the BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders in the root of the disk. PS3 to get it into the menu of [Video] we will bear in our BD and homebrew. I leave you a video:
    From here it follows that only banned the BD-Java and the USB reader targetas Letor BD but no ban.

    What do you think? Surprised? I think from this you can make the PS3 Scene reborn a bit to take it away because it took off all his scene. With this the Sony console is able to load emulators, and homebrew games Aplisa.

    Thanks SCE for news tip.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 01/09/2009 , @ 05:46am


    As previously announced, PS3 firmware version 3.0 has now been released. The new firmware brings many eye candy releated features and improved functions on various other features. You can view the official changelog below:

    • Multi-Audio - Audio can now be output to multiple connectors simultaneously. You can set this option under [Settings] > [Sound Settings] > [Audio Multi Output].
    • Video Content Playback - During Video content playback, you can now use the right stick to play content in slow playback, fast reverse, and fast forward.
    • Settings Descriptions - Now below each setting option under the Settings tab on the XMB, there is now a brief description in small font.
    • New Start Up Logo - Upon starting up your PS3, you will be greeted with the new ‘PS3′ Logo.
    • Copy/Paste Function - There is now a copy/paste function for the web browser, and messages.
    • Internet Connection Speed Test - Check your internet connection upload/download speed. Go to [Network Settings] > [Internet Connection Test]
    • Internet Browser Screen Capture Feature - Press Triangle on Internet Browser, then under File > Save Screenshot.
    • Custom Remote Play Settings - Manually set a device (such as a PSP system) to be used for remote play.
    • New Avatar Support - Support for future additions of PSN avatars has been added. No new avatars have been added along with the firmware. However the support is there.
    • “What’s New” – The “Information Board” will be replaced with a “What’s New” section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, “What’s New” displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
    • Status Indicator – In the top right corner we’ve added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
    • Friends List – Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends’ respective profiles.
    • PlayStation Store Shortcuts – We’ve added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
    • Personalization – Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
    • Trophies – Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories—base trophies and add-on trophies—that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection, and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.

    Dashhacker also reports the Open Remote Play once again works with the new firmware, we will report back once he releases an official update on his app.

    Overall not too bad of a update this time around. There is most likely hidden updates in this new firmware that are (as usual) not reported, let us know what you find and we will update the list.

    [Download FW 3.00 [153mb]]