• PS3 Hacks, PS3 Tutorials , 08.02.2011

    Many of you might have suffred a bricked console from the first Waninkoko CFW a while ago. Well a fix has been now posted and you can read it below:
    OK, so we all know about how the original Waninkoko firmware broke the older large NAND consoles, that was due to him overwriting some portions of Cell-OS Lv2 and the segment boundaries, god knows about the signature also. He also zeroed out a good section of the kernel, and also breaks some NAND consoles due to that. Now, you want to fix this issue? Well, you have to have:

    1) A NAND Dumper
    2) CORE_OS_PACKAGE.PKG patched to remove signature checks or Official Core OS/PS3 in Service Mode
    3) A NAND Flasher
    4) Flow Rebuilder
    5) Hex editor
    6) PS3 with firmware less than 3.55

    OK, so you first have to dump both NAND chips (2 128MB NANDs for a total of 256MB) and interleave them using Flow Rebuilder, then decrypt the CORE_OS package to give you a raw core OS image, then open your combined NAND dump in a hex editor and search for “6F FF E0″ in the search for hex section. Once there, you should see:

    00000000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 6f ff e0 |………….o..|
    00000010 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 17 00 00 00 00 00 6f ff e0 |………….o..|

    Right after the second “6F FF E0″, remove the next 7,340,000 bytes, then, insert the unpacked Core OS (7,340,000 bytes). Then split the image using Flow Rebuilder (use ECC!) and flash. Hopefully it should work, and then you can just Lv2diag your way out.

    Do not overwrite anything else.

    This guide should help you fix any NAND console with Core OS fail.

    [VIA rms.Dukio]

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  • 44 Comments

    1. supanova88
      02-08-2011
      01:49 AM
      1

      Great stuff, tempted to test V2 with my CECHG03 now this is here... hmmm.....

    2. Angelorpheus
      02-08-2011
      01:53 AM
      2

      :/ ...too hard

    3. xxkrizxx
      02-08-2011
      02:03 AM
      3

      so now if anyone bricks their ps3 they can unbrick it or is it only if they brick it using wanninkoko?

    4. marta088
      02-08-2011
      02:04 AM
      4

      lol maybe is too hard for noobs but for those with the tools and nothing else to loose is pretty neat. At least there's a light at the end of the tunnel

    5. HansW
      02-08-2011
      02:13 AM
      5

      whoever owns a nand dumper/writer will most likely have backuped before installing anything anyway. But good luck to those who bricked theirs without one.

    6. slayerpsp
      02-08-2011
      02:20 AM
      6

      I bricked my 60gb sent it to Sony they sent me a 120gb slim for $107.00 just got it today had firmware 3.30 on it i was very happy they offered to fix the 60gb for $129.99 glad i went with the slim im pretty sure the fat would have come back with 3.56

    7. Schnippshly
      02-08-2011
      02:24 AM
      7

      I am glad I never bricked my PS3 after seeing that description on how to fix it...

    8. KingKush
      02-08-2011
      02:30 AM
      8

      your gonna need some mad soldering skills to install the infectus!

    9. makaveli101
      02-08-2011
      02:38 AM
      9

      this all sounds complicated to me.

      well if we ever wanna brick our consoles, we can use waninkoko v1

      thats my plan if i get banned from psn, take it back to gamestation bricked

    10. tech3475
      02-08-2011
      03:55 AM
      10

      Some people are soon going to make allot of money.

    11. Garakk
      02-08-2011
      04:01 AM
      11

      Heh I like those pr0 tut's. There is one missing section in there called "HOW". HOW to "DUMP", HOW to "decrypt the CORE_OS"... Generally most ppl who bricked their consoles are newbs, so this tut should be as easy as possible, but it is not.


      frustrating....

      Good I have slim

    12. concrete
      02-08-2011
      04:07 AM
      12

      This guide should also come with the instruction on how to install the Infectus chip, because 99.9% of those who bricked their systems don't have it installed.

    13. ninjanutta
      02-08-2011
      05:06 AM
      13

      where in the tut does it say you need an infectus chip?

    14. hukfed
      02-08-2011
      05:36 AM
      14

      Ok, this is great for the more experienced.....but lets be honest here....most of the people who bricked using Waninkoko's first CFW did so because they didn't understand the pit falls, didn't take any notice of the warnings and couldn't wait for the more experienced users to report on the CFW's stability...Noobs were still installing it after it was sus'd that certain consoles (256 nand) Brick, warnings were posted on just about every forum but they still went ahead then come crying......Basically a shed load of inexperience......

      How many of those people are gonna have the brain power let alone the kit required to perform this fix ??

      Great as it maybe, those of you who struggle to read a forum and/or struggle to install a CFW should give your consoles to someone who can perform this fix for you, this really is not a fix that the average Joe is gonna be able to perform......

      Of course they'll take no notice, and another round of stupid questions and s**t chucking at the author will begin !!

    15. dirtyscout
      02-08-2011
      06:03 AM
      15

      i was ****ing around with ps3jig for the psp Its used for factory service mode.anyway ****ing around there i ****d my console up(shut it off while doing something) it would just blink the green light and shut off. i then took lv2diag.self file 1 and the ofw3.55 put them on a usb drive. ran the psp again it shut the ps3 off. then put the usb stick in the right usb slot turnd it on and it took bout five min the usb light was flashing then the green power light started flashing i shut it off turnd it back on and it was back in factory service mode then i shut it off then put the lv2_diag file 2 on the usb stick and turned back on the ps3 it shut off i then pulled the usb staick and turned it back on again and done ! worked for my brick if u have a modded psp try it out and let me know:thefinger:

    16. Psqwerty
      02-08-2011
      06:52 AM
      16

      What is the indication of a ps3 being bricked using waninkoko cfw. What lights does the ps3 show when trying to switch it on, because ive got mates ps3 and he said, he messed it up during a official firmware update. I dont believe him, he's abit of a noob an doesnt want to admit it.

      An now im going to try an sort it out for him all help will be appreciated

    17. hukfed
      02-08-2011
      06:55 AM
      17

      Originally Posted by Psqwerty
      What is the indication of a ps3 being bricked using waninkoko cfw. What lights does the ps3 show when trying to switch it on, because ive got mates ps3 and he said, he messed it up during a official firmware update. I dont believe him, he's abit of a noob an doesnt want to admit it.

      An now im going to try an sort it out for him all help will be appreciated
      From what I've read (so maybe wrong), if it was Bricked by Waninkoko's it will do the following:-

      Power on, after a few seconds the green light will flash, then one flash of the yellow light, and then it will power down to a red flashing light......

      From what I understand (and I'm no expert, just info I've read on forums so could be wrong) A red flashing light is a total brick and is almost impossible to recover from...A green flashing light is a softbrick and can be recovered if you can get into Factory Service Mode, check out dirtyscout post just above....

    18. dirtyscout
      02-08-2011
      07:10 AM
      18

      IF you want step by step how i did it pm me!the lv2_daig.self makes a log and when i put that file and the ofw3.55 on it my usb stick lightup for a while.after that the green power light was flashing i shut it off and put the usb stick back in my pc and the log it made and rewritin the flash on the nand and a few others! when i turnd the ps3 on again it wasnt bricked it was in factory service mode!

    19. madmick
      02-08-2011
      07:35 AM
      19

      does anyone no if this keeps the files on the hdd before the brick?

    20. saugmeister
      02-08-2011
      07:56 AM
      20

      possible for somebody to write an faq for unbrick with infectus. including points to connect

    21. hukfed
      02-08-2011
      07:58 AM
      21

      Originally Posted by dirtyscout
      i was ****ing around with ps3jig for the psp Its used for factory service mode.anyway ****ing around there i ****d my console up(shut it off while doing something) it would just blink the green light and shut off. i then took lv2diag.self file 1 and the ofw3.55 put them on a usb drive. ran the psp again it shut the ps3 off. then put the usb stick in the right usb slot turnd it on and it took bout five min the usb light was flashing then the green power light started flashing i shut it off turnd it back on and it was back in factory service mode then i shut it off then put the lv2_diag file 2 on the usb stick and turned back on the ps3 it shut off i then pulled the usb staick and turned it back on again and done ! worked for my brick if u have a modded psp try it out and let me know:thefinger:
      Oh wow, this worked on my 60gig fat....During a hard drive upgrade my power tripped and since then it would power up, green light would flash and then power off.....

      I used your method and I now have my 60gig Fat back, which is great because I was going to take this for repair over the weekend cause I didn't have one of those dongle things....Saved me a few quid

      I'm not sure if this will fix all problems/bricks but I now have two working PS3's, great.... and I almost sold the psp to my mate a couple of days ago...not sure I want to sell it now..

    22. senecito
      02-08-2011
      08:03 AM
      22

      waninkoko might be able to understand this and make a better tutorial for all the noobs outhere like me,so we will be able to get this baby back on track again,idk its just a saying,im not mad at him,i dont get why some ppl r mad at him,he just tried to help,keep it up waninkoko,evetho my **** bricked cuz i didnt hesitate thats all,but **** happens tho

    23. longhornx
      02-08-2011
      09:13 AM
      23

      awesome :D now they can fix the brick

      I haven't bricked my PS3, but someone could explain what is n' how to use "A NAND Dumper"??

      cheers

    24. reno5gtt
      02-08-2011
      10:52 AM
      24

      Awesome news, i knew someone would figure it out

    25. dirtyscout
      02-08-2011
      11:07 AM
      25

      HOW I UNBRICKED MY PS3


      needed things are a psp thats modded and a usb stick and a bricked ps3!

      1.Download ps3jig for the psp(must be a modded psp) and some files that are used for downgrading lv2_diag.self file1 and lv1_diag.self file 2
      and last the ofw3.55

      2.turn the power off on your ps3 install ps3jig to psp/game run ps3jig on the psp

      3.turn on your power to the ps3 and push the power buton follwed by the eject button your psp will have some stuff on the screen
      and say usb detached.the ps3 should shut off.

      4.then put lv2_diag(file 1)and ofw3.55 on a root of a usb stick

      5.put your usb stick in the far right usb slot of ps3 and turn on the ps3.if you have a light on youe usb stick you will see its working!!!
      when its done your green power light will be flasing again but its not shutting off on its own. hold the power button till the ps3 shuts down!

      6.take out your usb stick and copy lv2_diag.self(file 2).turn on your ps3 you should b on the xmb but in factory service mode shut it down again!

      7.put usb stick back in the ps3 and turn it on.it will shut off!!!

      8.now your out of factory service mode and should use restore mode and reinstall ofw3.55 followed by which ever firmware you choose!!


      P.S. all files i used to complete this process are here too http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PXKFSZL3

    26. KingKush
      02-08-2011
      11:33 AM
      26

      Originally Posted by hukfed
      Ok, this is great for the more experienced.....but lets be honest here....most of the people who bricked using Waninkoko's first CFW did so because they didn't understand the pit falls, didn't take any notice of the warnings and couldn't wait for the more experienced users to report on the CFW's stability...Noobs were still installing it after it was sus'd that certain consoles (256 nand) Brick, warnings were posted on just about every forum but they still went ahead then come crying......Basically a shed load of inexperience......

      How many of those people are gonna have the brain power let alone the kit required to perform this fix ??

      Great as it maybe, those of you who struggle to read a forum and/or struggle to install a CFW should give your consoles to someone who can perform this fix for you, this really is not a fix that the average Joe is gonna be able to perform......

      Of course they'll take no notice, and another round of stupid questions and s**t chucking at the author will begin !!
      I totally agree this is for advanced users only if I showed you how to solder the 15 wires to the ps3 nand to the infectus then the noobs would sh1t their pants!

    27. Machasm
      02-08-2011
      11:57 AM
      27

      Can any other NAND programmer be used? Would it be possible to find a TSOP clip that could fit over the NAND and negate the need to solder anything to the MOBO?
      That way it could be reused easily on other bricked machines.
      Something like this I guess.
      Somehow I don't think they will be cheap though :-(
      Mac.

    28. dirtyscout
      02-08-2011
      12:03 PM
      28

      someone try my method that has a brick from the winnikoko v1 firmware! the daig.self makes a log if you have ofw 3.55 with this .self file it says it reflashed the nand and others too try it and let me know

    29. Machasm
      02-08-2011
      12:21 PM
      30

      Originally Posted by dirtyscout
      someone try my method that has a brick from the winnikoko v1 firmware! the daig.self makes a log if you have ofw 3.55 with this .self file it says it reflashed the nand and others too try it and let me know
      This doesn't work for the Waninkoko brick.
      It is buggered so bad it does not even attempt to read the USB port at all.
      Just for the record I tried it and the PSP jig does not get any verbose messages as I have already said there is no USB activity by the PS3 at all.

    30. dirtyscout
      02-08-2011
      12:24 PM
      31

      thats weak i didnt know that it didnt have usb connectivity! i guess my method only fixs bricks that still have usb!

    31. hax3ps
      02-08-2011
      12:32 PM
      32

      lol this is the most useless tutorial i've ever seen. anyone who owns a nand flasher (!!!) would've backed up everything before installing Waninkoko's buggy CFW now go and buy another ps3 and think twice before installing anything unofficial

    32. dirtyscout
      02-08-2011
      12:37 PM
      33

      Originally Posted by hax3ps
      lol this is the most useless tutorial i've ever seen. anyone who owns a nand flasher (!!!) would've backed up everything before installing Waninkoko's buggy CFW now go and buy another ps3 and think twice before installing anything unofficial
      ya think

    33. daflip
      02-08-2011
      12:41 PM
      34

      reading the heading for a minutes brought tears to my eyes then when i read NAND flasher it made me cry because i dont have leet soldering skillls and really thought its a solution for NOOBS that only fix via USB but still im happy that theres a way to fixed BRICKED waninkoko v1 problem n 4 u waninkoko :thefinger::aetsch:

    34. frederic1
      02-08-2011
      12:47 PM
      35

      I bricked my 60gb sent it to Sony they sent me a 120gb slim for $107.00 just got it today had firmware 3.30 on it i was very happy they offered to fix the 60gb for $129.99 glad i went with the slim im pretty sure the fat would have come back with 3.56
      $107 ? glad that i've never installed Waninkoko's firmware

    35. joexah3sp
      02-08-2011
      12:47 PM
      36

      This doesn't work for the Waninkoko brick.
      It is buggered so bad it does not even attempt to read the USB port at all.
      Just for the record I tried it and the PSP jig does not get any verbose messages as I have already said there is no USB activity by the PS3 at all.

      Read more: http://www.ps3hax.net/2011/02/how-to...#ixzz1DOHRy13W
      There is however power to the pro slot?

    36. Machasm
      02-08-2011
      12:58 PM
      37

      Originally Posted by joexah3sp
      There is however power to the pro slot?
      Yes indeed there is.
      However no-one has yet come up with any solution for de-bricking using this port.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I have been looking at test clips that press on to the TSOP packaged NAND and they are not cheap. In the region of $100 to $200. Not worth it for the one-off. However, if I was to purchase one and start repairing a few for a couple of bucks how many would be interested?
      I am UK based so probably could only do people in the UK.
      So who would be interested then?

    37. joexah3sp
      02-08-2011
      01:09 PM
      38

      Maybe tomorrow?

    38. madmick
      02-08-2011
      01:38 PM
      39

      me for 1 if it saves the stuff on the hdd got 500gb of stuff that cant be replaced

    39. tommyfarr
      02-08-2011
      01:56 PM
      40

      Im in the uk and i would pay you to do it!! Got a cooked 60gb from the wainker!

    40. 4cc3ss
      02-08-2011
      07:02 PM
      41

      Originally Posted by Garakk
      Heh I like those pr0 tut's. There is one missing section in there called "HOW". HOW to "DUMP", HOW to "decrypt the CORE_OS"... Generally most ppl who bricked their consoles are newbs, so this tut should be as easy as possible, but it is not.


      frustrating....

      Good I have slim
      All the info is out there try searching.

      Just some info.. xbox360 can be used r/w the nands via jtag using nandpro,
      if you have none soldering skills this info is pointless, unless you invest in Tsop test clips.

    41. eintopf28
      02-09-2011
      08:18 AM
      42

      i have now the core os package from 3.55, but i want to know how i can patch the core os package? thx

    42. The_Silentmoon
      02-13-2011
      01:23 PM
      43

      I tried to use WANINKOKO to my PS3 40G but after it finished then The YELLOW LIGHT appeared so is this way can fix it or there is another way please some one can help ?

    43. hazin_2000
      02-16-2011
      06:16 PM
      44

      Good day to all,

      When I am searching in the internet I found this tut.
      And I think it will help solving our ps3's problem.


      GO here >>>>>>>>>