• Featured, PS3 Hacks , 21.06.2011

    [Update#3 at bottom] Remember a few weeks ago Mathieulh released a video of the QA flagged PS3? To refresh your memories; the QA flag is the internal console flag used by Sony, it enables hidden options and removes restrictions for both retail and debug consoles alike. It is used for QA centers and the R&D Department (there are 2 levels of QA flags, Minimum and Advanced). In short it could lead to a complete open PS3…and yes all the CFW, homebrew and backup manager your little heart desires.

    Well the method of how to “QA flag” your PS3 was never posted/revealed but since then plenty of hints have been given in attempts for the “scene”, and one of the first steps was to figure out the secret button combo. Well after weeks of people trying and moaning, the man behind the emulators - squarepusher 2 has released/posted information on exactly what that button combo was. Noobs do not try this - the guide below is still a work in progress and QA flag button combo is the icing on the cake.

    How to QA Flag your PS3, the button combo:

    1. Be on 3.55 OFW (no rebug), download here.
    2. Move the PS3 cursor/select “Network Setting
    3. Punch the following button combo with your PS3 controller: L2 + L1 + R1 + R2 + L3 + D-pad Down
    4. Thats it, the “Edy Viewer”, “Debug Settings”, “Install Package” Menu will now appear.

    Notes and disclaimers:

    • Install Package is useless and can’t install homebrew at the moment - only signed PKGs (and the first one in root of USB only).

    This is not all that is needed to QA flag your PS3, but its a big start for the community - we still need all the pieces to fully QA flag the PS3 and its the scenes job to “figure out the rest”.

    Thanks to munky875821417 for news tip.

    UPDATE 1:

    And now within hours, more information is being leaked and it seems that now that developers have all the pieces of the missing puzzle to create an application to automate the QA Flagging process (courtesy to an anonymous tip from PSGroove for the following information):

    Change byte 48 of the token seed to 0×02, hash it, encrypt it, write it to eeprom and flag yourself. Button combo is L1+L2+L3+R1+R2+dpad down. Only works on retail firmware.

    By byte 48, I mean the 48th byte. Note that in programming the array of the token seed begins with index 0. So the 48th byte would be seed[47];

    this info is more than enough to get someone to make an app.

    Previously known information on QA:

    erk: 0x34, 0x18, 0x12, 0x37, 0x62, 0x91, 0x37, 0x1C, 0x8B, 0xC7, 0x56,   0xFF, 0xFC, 0x61, 0x15, 0x25, 0x40, 0x3F, 0x95, 0xA8, 0xEF, 0x9D, 0x0C,   0x99, 0x64, 0x82, 0xEE, 0xC2, 0x16, 0xB5, 0x62, 0xED
    iv: 0xE8, 0x66, 0x3A, 0x69, 0xCD, 0x1A, 0x5C, 0x45, 0x4A, 0x76, 0x1E, 0x72, 0x8C, 0x7C, 0x25, 0x4E
    hmac: 0xCC, 0x30, 0xC4, 0x22, 0x91, 0x13, 0xDB, 0x25, 0x73, 0x35, 0x53,   0xAF, 0xD0, 0x6E, 0x87, 0x62, 0xB3, 0x72, 0x9D, 0x9E, 0xFA, 0xA6, 0xD5,   0xF3, 0x5A, 0x6F, 0x58, 0xBF, 0x38, 0xFF, 0x8B, 0x5F,0x58, 0xA2, 0x5B,   0xD9, 0xC9, 0xB5, 0x0B, 0x01, 0xD1, 0xAB, 0x40, 0x28, 0x67, 0x69,  0x68,  0xEA, 0xC7, 0xF8, 0x88, 0x33, 0xB6, 0x62, 0x93, 0x5D, 0x75, 0x06,  0xA6,  0xB5, 0xE0, 0xF9, 0xD9, 0x7A

    And:

    *runs away before the lawsuits come flooding in*

    hmac to make the 20 byte digest at the end of the token and erk/iv to decrypt/encrypt it with aes256cbc.

    2 more steps to go. Need the button combo and what to change in the dummy token.

    Exciting times :)

    Update 2 - The Tutorial (Linux):

    Slynk has posted a tutorial on how to QA flag your PS3 via Linux. There are more than one ways to accomplish a QA flagged PS3, but this is just one of them.

    To quote:

    There are many methods to accomplish qa and I’m too lazy to document them all so I’ll tell you one way. Linux.

    PS3
    Step 1) Install OtherOS++, install linux, make sure to enable the ps3 modules when compiling the kernel.

    Step 2) Download, and compile the ps3dm utils

    PC
    Step 3) Download my tokenator

    PS3
    Step 4) Dump your eid by running ./ps3dm_iim /dev/ps3dmproxy get_data 0×0>dump

    Step 5) Set your flag by running ./ps3dm_um /dev/ps3dmproxy write_eprom 0x48C0A 0×00

    PC
    Step 6) Open your dump in a hex editor and type in the first 16 bytes into tokenator

    PS3
    Step 7) Run the script it spits out

    PS3 Step 8) Restart your ps3. Go to the Network Settings options and press L1 + L2 + L3 + R1 + R2 + D-Pad Down

    Have fun. It doesn’t work on rebug yet. There are other flags to set for debug firmwares and rebug is pseudo debug.

    Progress is still being made, so keep checking back for updates :) . We will have a nice easy to follow tutorial once all the details are ironed out.

    Update 3, Game OS App WIP, Debug setting details, QA Flag setup with Grafs Payload:

    Even more updates for you guys. A GameOS solution is being worked on to QA Flag your PS3. It could use improvements and you can grab the source code HERE, and the makefile here.

    Further information related to the debug settings can be found at the PS3 dev wiki located HERE.

    How to setup QA Flag with Grafs Payload:

    First you have to dump your Flash -> Extract EID -> Extract EID0 and EID4 -> put them on eid.c

    • To do this you can use Hardware_flashing, Linux with graf_chokolo kernel with acces to /dev/ps3nflasha Links_to_precompiled_stuff or using this payload uncommenting dump_dev_flash()
    • More info in Flash

    Once you are set


    Use the payloads in the following order uncommenting the required function

    • Set the QA flag
      • update_mgr_qa_flag()
    • Calculate the token
      • update_mgr_calc_token()
    • Verify token
      • update_mgr_verify_token()
    • Set the calculated and verified token in update_mgr_set_token.c
      • update_mgr_set_token()

    You should use wireshark or tcpdump to capture the responses

    Thanks to manster for tip, more info as it comes in :)

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  • 202 Comments

    1. KingKush
      06-21-2011
      07:05 PM
      1

      source please!

    2. munky875821417
      06-21-2011
      07:11 PM
      2

      psx scene moderator

      http://psx-scene.com/forums/f149/qa-...4/index84.html

    3. Thelostdeathknight
      06-21-2011
      07:13 PM
      3

      I heard to set the QA flag you need to stand on your head, chug a beer, and pray to mathieulh

      edit:
      anyways Squarepusher2 posted the combo. post #839

    4. munky875821417
      06-21-2011
      07:16 PM
      4

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      I heard to set the QA flag you need to stand on your head, chug a beer, and pray to mathieulh
      I heard chuck norris has a system that can play xbox720 games and ps4 games using homebrew.

    5. Wolfie708
      06-21-2011
      07:17 PM
      5

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      I heard to set the QA flag you need to stand on your head, chug a beer, and pray to mathieulh
      Almost, but it's not beer, it 100% proof Vodka

    6. Mack702
      06-21-2011
      07:18 PM
      6

      Originally Posted by Wolfie708
      Almost, but it's not beer, it 100% proof Vodka
      Now that's good stuff :D

      Thanks for the combo by the way

    7. Pockets69
      06-21-2011
      07:37 PM
      7

      yeah cool thanks to squarepusher, not that it helps yet! but its a hurdle that we have taken down, (squarepusher has taken down).

    8. Pirate
      06-21-2011
      07:55 PM
      8

      Remember a few weeks ago Mathieulh released a video of the QA flagged PS3? To refresh your memories; the QA flag is the internal console flag used by Sony, it enables hidden options and removes ... [Read More]

      Moved to front page and merged threads

    9. itskamel
      06-21-2011
      08:00 PM
      9

      excellent. let the games begin.

    10. Pockets69
      06-21-2011
      08:02 PM
      10

      also don't go all crazy testing it on your machine it won't work! a seed a token and a flag needs to be correctly generated in order for the combo to work.

      also it might work with a dummy token but i don't believe so.

    11. 2die4
      06-21-2011
      08:18 PM
      11

      yeah pockets is right but didnt math say you can use your own ps3 to make the token ???

    12. alienkid
      06-21-2011
      08:34 PM
      12

      Wow.

      It's like watching a baby take its first steps....a daughter getting married.

      Nice read.

    13. Annelies
      06-21-2011
      08:38 PM
      13

      It's like PSJB all over again..... Ok not quite but still...

    14. Prplehz
      06-21-2011
      08:41 PM
      14

      Hell I could have guessed that one. That is almost the same as the contra combo for NES back in the day.

    15. Thelostdeathknight
      06-21-2011
      08:41 PM
      15

      and people say the scene is dead, they're just pissy they can't warez on psn

    16. ryukster
      06-21-2011
      08:44 PM
      16

      Will this work on 3.65 to downgrade to a firmware that allows cfw? I need to know because I want to claim the compensation Sony's offering before the end of the month and besides, I have UT3 which I'm dieing to play atm

    17. Annelies
      06-21-2011
      08:47 PM
      17

      Originally Posted by ryukster
      Will this work on 3.65 to downgrade to a firmware that allows cfw? I need to know because I want to claim the compensation Sony's offering before the end of the month and besides, I have UT3 which I'm dieing to play atm
      Absolutely not.

    18. Joec03
      06-21-2011
      08:48 PM
      18

      What to modify in the token was just revealed here, so the entire QA flag processes has been unveiled. Now someone just needs to put everything together and make a nice simple app.

    19. Pockets69
      06-21-2011
      08:50 PM
      19

      ohh you will see what we will get tomorrow

    20. 2die4
      06-21-2011
      08:52 PM
      20

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      ohh you will see what we will get tomorrow
      come on pockets give us a hint rebug

    21. Annelies
      06-21-2011
      08:54 PM
      21

      Originally Posted by 2die4
      come on pockets give us a hint rebug
      Are the four of those supposed to represent a letter each

    22. hitch1996
      06-21-2011
      09:36 PM
      22

      look pretty cool but i was thinking about somebody hacking into sony and steal all of there documents on QA Flaging i am pretty sure its in there some-where and then you can get the code for 3.6x and everyone would be happy. Just think about that for a sec ..... and you will see the pros and cons

    23. Pockets69
      06-21-2011
      09:43 PM
      23

      it doesn't work that way lolol

    24. kipabc123
      06-21-2011
      09:44 PM
      24

      Originally Posted by hitch1996
      look pretty cool but i was thinking about somebody hacking into sony and steal all of there documents on QA Flaging i am pretty sure its in there some-where and then you can get the code for 3.6x and everyone would be happy. Just think about that for a sec ..... and you will see the pros and cons
      I don't think you understand what you're proposing. It's not as easy as using a remote desktop connection.

      And besides, all you need for figuring out QA mode is in the PS3 itself. There really is no need for hacking Sony to gain that information. In addition, I doubt they have a file called "3.6x KEYS.txt", unencrypted, and unhidden, and unpassworded. Just saying. You're better off looking for a way to dump the bootloader and grab the keys from there, imo.

    25. vgturtle127
      06-21-2011
      09:47 PM
      25

      Just because I wanted to be thorough, I tried it on my North American 40GB 3.65 OFW PS3 (Not the unit I use to develop/try CFW and homebrew). It didn't work obviously. I did a just in case thing.

      Also, I'd like to take this moment to thank PS3Hax.net, George Hotz, Graf Chokolo, deanrr/deank, Rebug.me, and all those other fantastic people involved in the scene. We love you guys, and if it weren't for your skills and actions, I wouldn't be programming for the PS3!

      Also, for documentation/information purposes, didn't someone mention one time or another that the combo was stored in an .sh file

    26. gregory2590
      06-21-2011
      09:53 PM
      26

      Well, I AM getting tired of seeing "3.55" in my system info..

      Eh?..Eh? *references to avatar*

    27. 2die4
      06-21-2011
      09:55 PM
      27

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      Just because I wanted to be thorough, I tried it on my North American 40GB 3.65 OFW PS3 (Not the unit I use to develop/try CFW and homebrew). It didn't work obviously. I did a just in case thing.

      Also, I'd like to take this moment to thank PS3Hax.net, George Hotz, Graf Chokolo, deanrr/deank, Rebug.me, and all those other fantastic people involved in the scene. We love you guys, and if it weren't for your skills and actions, I wouldn't be programming for the PS3!

      Also, for documentation/information purposes, didn't someone mention one time or another that the combo was stored in an .sh file


      yeah someone was on about it being in the VSH file cant remember what thread i read it in but i was on this forum

    28. KillerBug
      06-21-2011
      09:55 PM
      28

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      I don't think you understand what you're proposing. It's not as easy as using a remote desktop connection.

      And besides, all you need for figuring out QA mode is in the PS3 itself. There really is no need for hacking Sony to gain that information. In addition, I doubt they have a file called "3.6x KEYS.txt", unencrypted, and unhidden, and unpassworded. Just saying. You're better off looking for a way to dump the bootloader and grab the keys from there, imo.
      I think they keep the keys on a standalone "vault"...that practice was setup way back when sony cared about security...and I see no reason why their current lazy people would bother to change that. Now, the source code to 3.65....that would be juicy!

    29. hitch1996
      06-21-2011
      10:05 PM
      29

      thanks but didnt think about all of that in the mean..while am just going to rob them

    30. AsSiTcH
      06-21-2011
      10:11 PM
      30

      Remember guys, the scene is dead. ROFLMFAO.

    31. Pirate
      06-21-2011
      10:12 PM
      31

      First post updated with new info

    32. hitch1996
      06-21-2011
      10:16 PM
      32

      how long is the flags

    33. sibs44
      06-21-2011
      10:20 PM
      33

      Sorry for being a noob but what does the update mean?

    34. Annelies
      06-21-2011
      10:21 PM
      34

      Basically - We have everything we need to know about QA flagging as far as initiating it goes.

      Right? :3

    35. hellsing9
      06-21-2011
      10:37 PM
      35

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      Basically - We have everything we need to know about QA flagging as far as initiating it goes.

      Right? :3
      Yes, Thanxs to Slynk, Square, And Math. Cause we were until 2 days ago still searching the button combo.

      Scene was silent :P Not dead.
      Something is more dangerous silent, than dead.

    36. sibs44
      06-21-2011
      10:38 PM
      36

      I can see it now. "Math's house gets raided by Sony!"

    37. santaro
      06-21-2011
      10:39 PM
      37

      wow Konami code really , really, really

    38. bugaveli
      06-21-2011
      10:47 PM
      38

      Yep konami code......... Now just figure out where the b and a buttons are. Cant believe sum1 really thought that was it. But then again........

    39. vgturtle127
      06-21-2011
      11:16 PM
      39

      Originally Posted by 2die4
      yeah someone was on about it being in the VSH file cant remember what thread i read it in but i was on this forum
      OK, I was just making sure I wasn't going QrAzy. Get it? LOL.

    40. Thelostdeathknight
      06-21-2011
      11:46 PM
      40

      So Slynk released his TOKENATOR

      here is a mirror
      http://www.multiupload.com/L2S4LDQ79Y

      you are going to need Graf's payload

      This is NOT FOR NOOBS.

    41. Annelies
      06-21-2011
      11:52 PM
      41

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      So Slynk released his TOKENATOR

      here is a mirror
      http://www.multiupload.com/L2S4LDQ79Y

      you are going to need Graf's payload
      Okay, okay my main man Thelostdeathknight coming out with the updates.

    42. mex_kila
      06-22-2011
      12:44 AM
      42

      sorry im just a huge noob, lol i rly love this hacking and fancy words though makes it intreseting, altough i been on the iphone and ipod scene for years now it sounds so much more diff lol, so let me guess this straight by this qa flag, this is pretty much a jailbreak without a jailbreak? just unlocks the ps3 without having to flash ur ps3?

    43. jesdaking
      06-22-2011
      12:53 AM
      43

      This dont work on rebug fw 3.65? and why?

    44. CrystalWolf
      06-22-2011
      12:54 AM
      44

      Awesome piece of work. Now Sony wont know what to do.

    45. Thelostdeathknight
      06-22-2011
      12:55 AM
      45

      Originally Posted by CrystalWolf
      Awesome piece of work. Now Sony wont know what to do.
      lol sony will laugh what we have is for 3.56 and lower

      edit: more news from slynk

      There are many methods to accomplish qa and I'm too lazy to document them all so I'll tell you one way. Linux.

      PS3
      Step 1) Install OtherOS++, install linux, make sure to enable the ps3 modules when compiling the kernel.

      Step 2) Download, and compile the ps3dm utils

      PC
      Step 3) Download my tokenator


      PS3
      Step 4) Dump your eid by running ./ps3dm_iim /dev/ps3dmproxy get_data 0x0>dump


      Step 5) Set your flag by running ./ps3dm_um /dev/ps3dmproxy write_eprom 0x48C0A 0x00

      PC
      Step 6) Open your dump in a hex editor and type in the first 16 bytes into tokenator

      PS3
      Step 7) Run the script it spits out

      PS3 Step 8) Restart your ps3. Go to the Network Settings options and press L1 + L2 + L3 + R1 + R2 + D-Pad Down

      Have fun. It doesn't work on rebug yet. There are other flags to set for debug firmwares and rebug is pseudo debug.
      source - http://coderslynk.blogspot.com/2011/06/qa-tutorial.html

    46. CrystalWolf
      06-22-2011
      12:59 AM
      46

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      lol sony will laugh what we have is for 3.56 and lower
      Still, it is a good step forward in the right direction.

      Edit
      That should moved to the front page quite soon.

    47. Thelostdeathknight
      06-22-2011
      01:07 AM
      47

      Originally Posted by jesdaking
      This dont work on rebug fw 3.65? and why?
      lol. anyways it won't work yet for rebug becuase it is psuedo debug but it will work for other CFW at the moment slynk needs to set more flags for debug/rebug firmwares

    48. jesdaking
      06-22-2011
      01:43 AM
      48

      lol im on 3.55 cfw so no problem for me.

      lets see where it takes us, a lot of creative people out there. Thank GOD hehe.. hoping for a totally Open ps3.

    49. ry31
      06-22-2011
      01:55 AM
      49

      I just think its funny that the combination is probable the best known code in gaming history.

    50. bugaveli
      06-22-2011
      02:09 AM
      50

      I just think it's funny that some people dont read, and really think it's the goddamn konami code.

    51. tcmkenny
      06-22-2011
      02:46 AM
      51

      Its not the Konami code. read a bit more

      it says: Punch the following button combo with your PS3 controller: L2 + L1 + R1 + R2 + L3 + D-pad Down

    52. arian009
      06-22-2011
      02:58 AM
      52

      This is what i call real progress. Thanks You whoever spent their time working out the combo.

    53. Dominator7
      06-22-2011
      02:59 AM
      53

      Damn! I just got my ps3 back from sony service and the new one was on ofw 3.60. I hope that sometime devs will crack the ps3 entirely.

    54. bigo93
      06-22-2011
      03:09 AM
      54

      Originally Posted by Dominator7
      Damn! I just got my ps3 back from sony service and the new one was on ofw 3.60. I hope that sometime devs will crack the ps3 entirely.
      Damn, you should have made clear on the phone to them that you do not agree with the latest terms of service and so would like to remain on 3.55. Of course you record the call to make sure you have proof you asked for that, then when they sent you a 3.65 console, you would probably have some grounds to complain.

      idk try phoning them and complain about it, say you sent it in to be serviced not upgraded, that you did not upgrade because you do not agree with the ToS so now demand they give you a 3.55 to replace the one they updated.

    55. panzearon
      06-22-2011
      03:25 AM
      55

      Hey, quick question, does this have anything to do with 3.60 at all?
      It's nice progress regardless.

    56. Dominator7
      06-22-2011
      03:30 AM
      56

      I didn't think of refusing the new terms of service! I have two questions:
      does this work on 3.65 and will this come in a payload for usb dongles?

    57. woleg79
      06-22-2011
      03:30 AM
      57

      So what is the real use of this?? Can i use this with my retail PS3?? 3.66??

    58. vate30
      06-22-2011
      03:49 AM
      58

      Originally Posted by jesdaking
      lol im on 3.55 cfw so no problem for me.

      lets see where it takes us, a lot of creative people out there. Thank GOD hehe.. hoping for a totally Open ps3.
      you need to be in 3.55 ofw bro! ( i think )

    59. Diaboliqu3
      06-22-2011
      03:56 AM
      59

      Originally Posted by vate30
      you need to be in 3.55 ofw bro! ( i think )
      agree
      1. Be on 3.55 OFW (no rebug), download here.
      i can install OFW 3.55 when i have CFW?

    60. jesdaking
      06-22-2011
      04:20 AM
      60

      Originally Posted by vate30
      you need to be in 3.55 ofw bro! ( i think )
      Ok! but its not a problem for me to install 3.55 ofw lolol. if i was on 3.65 then i had a problem..

    61. daveyp187
      06-22-2011
      04:23 AM
      61

      Originally Posted by jesdaking
      Ok! but its not a problem for me to install 3.55 ofw lolol. if i was on 3.65 then i had a problem..
      Dudes u need to be on 3.55 cfw...
      otherwise how u gona install linux to set flag?

      rofl

    62. Celticninja
      06-22-2011
      04:30 AM
      62

      2 quick questions, can this work on FW 3.15? and I read a while ago I think that once the QA flag is enabled it's permanent, so would that mean it stays after updating the FW or simply that it'll stay QA'd after it's rebooted?
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by daveyp187
      Dudes u need to be on 3.55 cfw...
      otherwise how u gona install linux to set flag?

      rofl
      can't you install CFW install OtherOS++ then move to OFW and do your thing? I know that homebrew apps stay when you move to OFW and I doubt OFW targets OtherOS++ (could be wrong).

    63. daveyp187
      06-22-2011
      04:40 AM
      63

      Originally Posted by Celticninja
      2 quick questions, can this work on FW 3.15? and I read a while ago I think that once the QA flag is enabled it's permanent, so would that mean it stays after updating the FW or simply that it'll stay QA'd after it's rebooted?
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************


      can't you install CFW install OtherOS++ then move to OFW and do your thing? I know that homebrew apps stay when you move to OFW and I doubt OFW targets OtherOS++ (could be wrong).
      possibly? but i dont see why u would do that, i would like a cfw3.55 with the qa flag.
      but maybe u need 3.55cfw to set it and then can go to 3.65ofw and have homebrew and backups and online... maybe just maybe

      buy some one will prob correct me .
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      also with all the info posted about this hopefully someone can make an app for 3.55cfw to set flag without the need for otherOS.. noob friendly

    64. Hailfire101
      06-22-2011
      05:28 AM
      64

      Here we go again. lol

      Just leave this well alone guys. Dev only at the moment.

    65. Rated-R Superstar
      06-22-2011
      05:34 AM
      65

      This has shot all the "OMG the scene is dead" kids up the *ss. lol

    66. SeanP2500
      06-22-2011
      05:34 AM
      66

      hey can someone please clarify what this allows for? i am a little confused so possible flags removed ok but what is potential usage other than what is possible already via dongle cfw etc..

    67. rYugen
      06-22-2011
      05:44 AM
      67

      Lmao i love reading stuff like that:

      possibly? but i dont see why u would do that, i would like a cfw3.55 with the qa flag.
      but maybe u need 3.55cfw to set it and then can go to 3.65ofw and have homebrew and backups and online... maybe just maybe

      buy some one will prob correct me .

      May i also have a big mac and some fries?

      ;D

    68. sewershark
      06-22-2011
      05:45 AM
      68

      sorry for the dumb question,what are the main advantages of having qa flag enabled in comparison with a kmeaw or rebug fw ??

      PS:can i boot ps2 backups with QA enabled on a ps3 60gb ?

    69. varaques
      06-22-2011
      05:56 AM
      69

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      lol. anyways it won't work yet for rebug becuase it is psuedo debug but it will work for other CFW at the moment slynk needs to set more flags for debug/rebug firmwares
      forget about rebug if the flags are set correctly we will be able to install real debug firmware on a retail console with all the settings working

    70. zwiebl
      06-22-2011
      07:32 AM
      70

      that allowes us to downgrade any ps3 on any firmware?

    71. Falcorn
      06-22-2011
      07:38 AM
      71

      Originally Posted by bugaveli
      Yep konami code......... Now just figure out where the b and a buttons are. Cant believe sum1 really thought that was it. But then again........
      Variations

      The original version of the cheat code was designed for the NES controller. The exact sequence varies from game to game, and has been adapted to fit the button layouts of different video game consoles; mostly the A and B buttons. For example: any PlayStation controller, which uses shapes instead of letters, would be ", ."

      Source:
      Konami Code

    72. Benzonia
      06-22-2011
      08:21 AM
      72

      A few people have commented on the controller sequence being the same as the Contra/Konami code from back in the day, and I really can't tell if they're being sarcastic or not...

      They've all figured out that the posted image is a joke and not the actual controller sequence, right?

    73. doc81
      06-22-2011
      08:23 AM
      73

      wow someone whent chidori on the ps3, you can use 2 of that and the 3rd is dangerous, please someone finish it with the rasengan so that the sannin's can do some real research!!

      PS: there is ramen reward :-)!!!! hihihihi, believe it and NOT make.believe

    74. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      08:35 AM
      74

      ok stuff got released earlier than anticipated, also i suggest everyone to stay away from it, until a tutorial is writen, also the tokenator that slink did worked on his console version we still need to know if it works on others too.

    75. panzearon
      06-22-2011
      08:38 AM
      75

      Originally Posted by doc81
      wow someone whent chidori on the ps3, you can use 2 of that and the 3rd is dangerous, please someone finish it with the rasengan so that the sannin's can do some real research!!

      PS: there is ramen reward :-)!!!! hihihihi, believe it and NOT make.believe
      Wow, it's as if you want to get flamed.

    76. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      08:48 AM
      76

      also there is an app to do it from gameos, still needed to be modified and compiled XD

    77. daveyp187
      06-22-2011
      08:53 AM
      77

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      also there is an app to do it from gameos, still needed to be modified and compiled XD
      thats what i was hoping for

      yay man this is gona be a big deal!
      SONY

    78. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      08:54 AM
      78

      To the newbs talking about downgrading or 3.56+ FW by using this:

      This WILL NOT work above firmware 3.56, as they have CHANGED THE TOKEN required to flag the console as QA'd. The token IS permanent until you manually change it back, but if the token isn't the right value (which it won't be for FW 3.6x), you won't be QA flagged.

      In addition, to actually set the token, you need to be on 3.55. The QA flag will allow you to downgrade legitimately on LOWER firmwares (3.56 or below), provided you start at 3.55 as I mentioned above, which we've already been able to do.

      Note: If you're already on 3.55, it nullifies the need for downgrading, so this will NOT benefit the average user.

      Now let the big boys play with their new toy, and wait for one of us to document + release a tool to do it for you guys. At the moment, the use of this is limited to those who actually understand what it's doing.

    79. mediaboom
      06-22-2011
      08:58 AM
      79

      omg I wake up to this,holy piss ants I predicted june 14th before scene
      boomed. I was 8 days late this is what I did when i seen this skelton popped out my head out of shock.

      Nother week or 2 before most all hombrew,Is able to run.Dean will have to resign multiman,Been playing alot of emulation with it lately. My portal 2 disc will have life,I waited so long to play thee. Time to import wkc 2 now

    80. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      09:00 AM
      80

      Originally Posted by mediaboom
      My portal 2 disc will have life,I waited so long to play thee. Time to import wkc 2 now
      ... Why do I even bother?

    81. Giggity
      06-22-2011
      09:01 AM
      81

      Sony Won't care, unless you find a way to set QA Flags on the 3.6 firmware and allow more people to hack, Even if you can QA flag games. Sorry, thats the way it is.

    82. daveyp187
      06-22-2011
      09:02 AM
      82

      Originally Posted by mediaboom
      omg I wake up to this,holy piss ants I predicted june 14th before scene
      boomed. I was 8 days late this is what I did when i seen this skelton popped out my head out of shock.

      Nother week or 2 before most all hombrew,Is able to run.Dean will have to resign multiman,Been playing alot of emulation with it lately. My portal 2 disc will have life,I waited so long to play thee. Time to import wkc 2 now
      u reckon we will be able to play 3.56+ games.....lol

    83. Dasanko
      06-22-2011
      09:09 AM
      83

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      ... Why do I even bother?
      Because some of us lurkers actually look forward to useful information/applications, it's just some... people are a lot more noisy. :P

    84. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      09:17 AM
      84

      Originally Posted by Dasanko
      Because some of us lurkers actually look forward to useful information/applications, it's just some... people are a lot more noisy. :P
      I was talking about my post 2 above the one you quoted, where I specifically stated that this would not help get anything related to 3.56+ geared up, which was followed by a newb saying he's gonna run Portal 2 + start ordering more 3.60 signed games. I can appreciate this release, and will enjoy messing around with my new options.

    85. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      09:52 AM
      85

      no you still won't be able to play portal.

    86. 2die4
      06-22-2011
      10:02 AM
      86

      YouTube - ‪Epic Fail‬‏


      if you asked for 3.65 custom firmware that video is for you

    87. Wolfie708
      06-22-2011
      10:21 AM
      87

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      ... Why do I even bother?
      *Points Kipabc123 in direction of nearest brick wall and gives me a crash helmet

    88. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      10:52 AM
      88

      its hopeless i know kipabc.

    89. vSaAmTp
      06-22-2011
      10:57 AM
      89

      Linux need, can i use this Live System? Without Install?

    90. cautiongod
      06-22-2011
      11:05 AM
      90

      Congrats, Square. Nice Job man. Hope the devs have a good time with this.

    91. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      11:06 AM
      91

      most likely no, do a decent and correct installation, or you will regret later, also use another distro, that is in its conception phase and its still buggy, go for ubuntu debian or stuff like that.

    92. Pirate
      06-22-2011
      11:48 AM
      92

      First post updated with Slynk's tutorial

    93. havok7
      06-22-2011
      11:53 AM
      93

      i dont want to instal linux on my ps3 that os is useless to me,can this be done without installing linux or not

    94. Benzonia
      06-22-2011
      11:58 AM
      94

      Originally Posted by havok7
      i dont want to instal linux on my ps3 that os is useless to me,can this be done without installing linux or not
      Yes, if you wait for someone more knowledgeable to write it all out for you.

    95. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      11:59 AM
      95

      No, if linux is useless to you, this also is.

    96. Rated-R Superstar
      06-22-2011
      12:05 PM
      96

      Why does it say update 3? update 2 isn't it? lol

    97. OoZic
      06-22-2011
      12:14 PM
      97

      Reading the tutorial I come to the conclusion OFW isn't needed for the QA flagging? OtherOS++ isn't OFW .....

    98. depblkman
      06-22-2011
      12:18 PM
      98

      Wow!!! now this is some great news. This just gave me a new reason why i'm going to install linux on my ps3. Have it on a separate machine but wasn't sure if i really wanted it on my ps3. Way to go Devs!!!

    99. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      12:20 PM
      99

      no oozic, get some sort of cfw with otheros++ support, qa flag the machine, install retail 3.55, and unluck the qa flag with the button combo.

    100. OoZic
      06-22-2011
      12:29 PM
      100

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      no oozic, get some sort of cfw with otheros++ support, qa flag the machine, install retail 3.55, and unluck the qa flag with the button combo.
      Ah, ok, I was away most of the day so I didn't read it all

      Edit: I am not willing to give up Linux for QA....

      And that makes me think: people who are able to install OtherOS++/linux and also compile the utils, are they doing the whole installing thing to just set the QA flag and go back to "no-Linux-OFW"?

    101. Zhai
      06-22-2011
      12:56 PM
      101

      Hello! i have a 3.61 ofw and still waiting for something that allows me to downgrade or run homebrew or a cfw.
      Do i will have any chance to do something with this QA flag on the future? .__.

    102. Pirate
      06-22-2011
      12:56 PM
      102

      First page updated with more information (update 3)

    103. hitch1996
      06-22-2011
      01:08 PM
      103

      can anybody fix ylod ps3 motherboards

    104. itskamel
      06-22-2011
      01:13 PM
      104

      Originally Posted by Zhai
      Hello! i have a 3.61 ofw and still waiting for something that allows me to downgrade or run homebrew or a cfw.
      Do i will have any chance to do something with this QA flag on the future? .__.
      read the rest of the posts!!!!

      short answer NO!

    105. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      02:15 PM
      105

      Originally Posted by hitch1996
      can anybody fix ylod ps3 motherboards
      Wtf is this even doing in this thread?

    106. Wolfie708
      06-22-2011
      02:21 PM
      106

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      Wtf is this even doing in this thread?
      Sure you don't want that brick wall and crash helmet? PMSL

    107. Thelostdeathknight
      06-22-2011
      02:27 PM
      107

      Originally Posted by Wolfie708
      Sure you don't want that brick wall and crash helmet? PMSL
      lol i want them after reading what has become of the QA flagging thread on psx-scene. the people flaming math are bad enough but he seems to enjoy dump gasoline on the fire. you would think someone like him would know not to feed the trolls after midnight

    108. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      02:28 PM
      108

      Originally Posted by Wolfie708
      Sure you don't want that brick wall and crash helmet? PMSL
      Lmfao. Would double-thanks if I could.

    109. jesdaking
      06-22-2011
      02:43 PM
      109

      I hope Mathieulh have the heart, to give the right info to break this badboy..


      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by hitch1996
      can anybody fix ylod ps3 motherboards
      I can fix your ps3, sendt it to me.

      Jasper B Hansen
      Vestergade 11
      8000 �rhus c
      Denmark 45

    110. Amendment01
      06-22-2011
      04:24 PM
      110

      When Math first posted "I know how to...." I thought he said that it could all be done on OFW? I am very interested in a way to this all on OFW.... as I would not be using anything but using Sony code to 'jailbreak' my console thus i am not breaking any of Sony's 'laws'...
      From how I am reading this tutorial though, I am gathering that.. You must go to CFW, change something or another, then back to OFW to input the button combo? Is that correct..? Or am I missing something..?

    111. ryukster
      06-22-2011
      04:24 PM
      111

      So, how is this useful again? I have it in mind that beyond 3.55 sony has reimplemented QA flagging, as in with this payload you can't QA flag 3.60+ Which means no downgrading for these firmware, . If this is true than the only use of QA flagging would be to downgrade already cfw compatible units, making it not that convenient. Sounds to me what those of us who wish to be able to at least play the games they own in disc format, as well as the ability to switch back to cfw, should be anticipating the of jfw, which allows custom payloads on booting, which, in retrospect, might pave the way for this supposed 'Dual booting' of the gameOS. In total, I think QA flagging is a dud when trying to implement it for the aforementioned, someone please either confirm this or prove me wrong

    112. daveyp187
      06-22-2011
      04:35 PM
      112

      maybe downgrade to a lower firmware that has other os support and also have all the homebrew ect

    113. Sachka
      06-22-2011
      04:49 PM
      113

      Originally Posted by ryukster
      So, how is this useful again? I have it in mind that beyond 3.55 sony has reimplemented QA flagging, as in with this payload you can't QA flag 3.60+ Which means no downgrading for these firmware, . If this is true than the only use of QA flagging would be to downgrade already cfw compatible units, making it not that convenient. Sounds to me what those of us who wish to be able to at least play the games they own in disc format, as well as the ability to switch back to cfw, should be anticipating the of jfw, which allows custom payloads on booting, which, in retrospect, might pave the way for this supposed 'Dual booting' of the gameOS. In total, I think QA flagging is a dud when trying to implement it for the aforementioned, someone please either confirm this or prove me wrong
      Actually once your ps3 is flagged there is no going back and it can't be deleted by installing another firmware so in theory this should allow us to go up to 3.65 and down to 3.15 with no problem, and that could lead us to know more about 3.6x and how to make a new cfw for that

    114. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      04:53 PM
      114

      Originally Posted by Sachka
      Actually once your ps3 is flagged there is no going back and it can't be deleted by installing another firmware so in theory this should allow us to go up to 3.65 and down to 3.15 with no problem, and that could lead us to know more about 3.6x and how to make a new cfw for that
      O_o No. The flag is not the same for anything that is that high. If you go over the 3.5x mark, you're fkd*.

      * For now**.

      ** Hopefully...

    115. Thelostdeathknight
      06-22-2011
      05:08 PM
      115

      QA flagging will not work past 3.56 because the token we can generate is not made with 3.60+ or the 3.65 keys

      Quote from math when ask will this work for 3.60+

      Not if your token is generated with 0x01 revision keys (pre 1.00 to 3.56)"

    116. daveyp187
      06-22-2011
      05:29 PM
      116

      so I take it math tried it, has any one else confirmed the token has changed.....how was math on 3.6 and able to get all qa options if they changed!??

    117. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      05:40 PM
      117

      but who the hell said math was on 3.60??? who said that!??

    118. Amendment01
      06-22-2011
      05:45 PM
      118

      If imnot mistaken, his video showed he was on 3.55 but i thought he also said this could be achieved with only OFW. If you have to 'jailbreak' first, that is not only OFW!
      I guess i should go re watch the video he posted....

    119. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      05:49 PM
      119

      it can if you know your eid0 and already have the apps that do it from gameos, then you don't need any cfw.

    120. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      05:49 PM
      120

      Originally Posted by Amendment01
      If imnot mistaken, his video showed he was on 3.55 but i thought he also said this could be achieved with only OFW. If you have to 'jailbreak' first, that is not only OFW!
      I guess i should go re watch the video he posted....
      We already cleared this up: You start on an otheros++ enabled firmware, then set your QA token/flag, then flash OFW. The token is permanent, unless manually changed back to the default value. Therefore, you have OFW + flag. Then you do the button combo, pop the menu options, and profit. So yes, it is just OFW, but it's 3.55 OFW specifically after using CFW + Linux to set up QA token/flag. o_O

    121. ryukster
      06-22-2011
      05:58 PM
      121

      As I stated, It's practical use to me seems wrought. It doesn't implement any new feature or something revolutionary as to add accessibility. If, I'm correct, and the only spectacle of what is in the works here is downgrading alone, it seems that the only mechanism being established here is allowing QA flaggs on already cfw compatible units. Which means we're out of luck when it comes to dual booting gameOS, at least, until jfw is released, now that's the real catch. Except, it should allow 3.56 users (for those who are still on 3.56, for whatever reason that may be) the opportunity of cfw, but if what Sachka says is true, then it seems this method is worth premise after all. Besides that it seems worthless to anyone who has a machine on cfw, in expressed notion, if that machine is a slim, who had the 'other os' feature removed prior to any update

    122. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      06:06 PM
      122

      It does NOT allow downgrading of 3.56 consoles unless you were already on 3.55 and set the QA flag, and that would mean you had MANUALLY updated to 3.56, because this has only existed while 3.61+ has been available. It has use to people who know what they're doing with it. Just because you don't is no reason to say it's useless...

      I'm done correcting people.

    123. Amendment01
      06-22-2011
      06:08 PM
      123

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      it can if you know your eid0 and already have the apps that do it from gameos, then you don't need any cfw.
      So I CAN do it, without EVER going to CFW??? What is an eid0?
      Or is kipabc123's response what you are talking about....Which I might add was very to the point...Thanx for that, but i still feel conflicted with your response Pockets...Is there a way or NO
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      BTW.... I am on 3.55 OFW.... never downgraded/jailbreaked or anything...
      just 3.55 OFW

    124. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      06:10 PM
      124

      Well, since you mentioned me by name, what he's referring to is a value you need to to get your sh!t QA'd. But the thing is you can't get it (unless you look using linux).

    125. Amendment01
      06-22-2011
      06:16 PM
      125

      ok gotcha...thanx man! So I either have to downgrade to 3.2 or lower to run linux or the GameoS/Linux combo to do this all in all....
      Cannot do with strictly OFW unless I was on 3.2.. Got it now, Thanx for clearing that up for me, i was lost for a min..

    126. ryukster
      06-22-2011
      06:19 PM
      126

      That means this is only rudimentary, in it's uses, as all it seems to be adding is the capability of downgrading once enabled

    127. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      06:23 PM
      127

      For the last time i will explain the QA process!
      in order to QA_Flag a machine you need a token a valid one and the flag then the combo.

      you need to extract the EID0 to add to the token in order to create a valid token then sign it, encrypt it and hash it...
      then flag the machine and its ready, install an official firmware and do the button combo, its done.
      and it can be done on a non CFW machine, you need to have an app that extracts the eid0 and another that applys the token already installed on your machine and run it through lv2, then you can do it with no CFW.

    128. Wolfie708
      06-22-2011
      06:24 PM
      128

      I think it can and hopefully will be a stepping stone towards other things. The main point for me is that the more we know about how to use the native PS3 OS the more windows and opportunities are opened to unlocking it fully.

    129. Amendment01
      06-22-2011
      06:27 PM
      129

      In the future this could be very useful in the sense, as I had just learned someone with a console with official linux installed, they could run homebrew official with Sony approval.... being that you only used "official Sony licensed software" to acheive this

    130. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      06:28 PM
      130

      Originally Posted by Wolfie708
      Sure you don't want that brick wall and crash helmet? PMSL


      You still have that handy Wolfie? I won't use it for me mind you; It'd make a mighty fine noob-squashin device and I think I'd look rather dashing in the helmet.

      @Pockets: Yeah, but I don't see why you'd bother with getting all that set up without having Linux, personally. Seems like a bit more work than it's worth atm.

    131. Wolfie708
      06-22-2011
      06:31 PM
      131

      Originally Posted by kipabc123


      You still have that handy Wolfie? I won't use it for me mind you; It'd make a mighty fine noob-squashin device and I think I'd look rather dashing in the helmet.
      Now that Did make me splutter coffee all over the place!! PMSL

    132. Amendment01
      06-22-2011
      06:32 PM
      132

      Thanx for explaining that one more time for me, i do appreciate it... but for all that can do on OFW only, it seems like alot of stuff i do not know about all that well, being on OFW...such as Lv2 and eid0
      Thanx for spelling it out some more for me tho!!

    133. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      07:16 PM
      133

      he asked if it was possible, i answered XD

      anyway doing it without linux is dumb, when you have a tokenator and grafs tools and kernel to do it for you

    134. pizza
      06-22-2011
      07:17 PM
      134

      just a quesiton on the side,
      Mathieu mentioned that the QA Flag would lead to Piracy
      what does it mean?

      Can we install DLC's and PSN Games which we never bought 0.o?

    135. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      07:30 PM
      135

      Originally Posted by pizza
      just a quesiton on the side,
      Mathieu mentioned that the QA Flag would lead to Piracy
      what does it mean?

      Can we install DLC's and PSN Games which we never bought 0.o?
      Naw. That quote is in regards to his view of what the QA flag will enable devs on the scene to do with the info we get out of it. It has nothing to do with the NPDRM protection enforced on PSN content. And also, if it did, we wouldn't admit to it, as we don't support it, right?

      I might be wrong on whether it's NPDRM specifically or not; I've never tried to dissect the content of a PSN DLC file. o.O

      Edit: Pockets got yo back down below =)

    136. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      07:32 PM
      136

      NO unless you crack DRM

    137. Sillyboy18
      06-22-2011
      08:12 PM
      137

      what happens if you install CFW after you qa flag your PS3?

    138. Wolfie708
      06-22-2011
      08:14 PM
      138

      Originally Posted by Sillyboy18
      what happens if you install CFW after you qa flag your PS3?
      You have CFW on your PS3

    139. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      08:18 PM
      139

      Originally Posted by Wolfie708
      You have CFW on your PS3
      Rofl, good answer.

    140. Sillyboy18
      06-22-2011
      08:21 PM
      140

      Ok smartys do you keep the qa flag?

    141. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      08:25 PM
      141

      Originally Posted by Sillyboy18
      Ok smartys do you keep the qa flag?
      Sure, ((If you mean do you keep the mode itself, no)) the value is permanent until manually set back to its default value. Otherwise, why go to OFW prior to testing it out?

    142. Sn0w_Dev
      06-22-2011
      09:30 PM
      142

      well, if only there was qa flagging for 3.60 FW then all hell would break lose on Sony, but guess what, F***kin Sony is releasing a 3.66 FW. That's great, we get new updates every time some wonderful hack comes out for the ps3

      Sony says there will be network and gamplay improvements, i doubt that. its just a new security update.

    143. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      09:33 PM
      143

      We don't care about 3.60, we have a lot more fun on 3.55, oh and with cobra payload coming its going to be great

    144. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      09:36 PM
      144

      Originally Posted by Sn0w_Dev
      well, if only there was qa flagging for 3.60 FW then all hell would break lose on Sony, but guess what, F***kin Sony is releasing a 3.66 FW. That's great, we get new updates every time some wonderful hack comes out for the ps3

      Sony says there will be network and gamplay improvements, i doubt that. its just a new security update.
      3.66 has nothing to do with QA flagging or anyone currently on CFW. As Pockets said, this has nothing to do with 3.6x.

    145. Annelies
      06-22-2011
      09:38 PM
      145

      Originally Posted by Sn0w_Dev
      well, if only there was qa flagging for 3.60 FW then all hell would break lose on Sony, but guess what, F***kin Sony is releasing a 3.66 FW. That's great, we get new updates every time some wonderful hack comes out for the ps3

      Sony says there will be network and gamplay improvements, i doubt that. its just a new security update.
      Once they figure out how to sign LV2diag.self again, you will be able to downgrade.

    146. Pockets69
      06-22-2011
      09:46 PM
      146

      it will need to be modified in order to allow that also not only signed annlies

    147. kipabc123
      06-22-2011
      09:50 PM
      147

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      it will need to be modified in order to allow that also not only signed annlies
      I was gonna say something, but figured I'd leave it to you.

      But still, it's something to think about. Too bad we didn't have this when 3.56 was still the current OFW... But then again, it would've promoted a butt-load of cheating on PSN if reg users had figured it out... Pros and cons I guess.

    148. PS3ee
      06-22-2011
      11:56 PM
      148

      So I had my PS3 at 3.41 and wanted to keep it that way until things settled down a bit in the PS3 Scene; but updated it when the 3D feature was introduced via an update. Always thought it was 3.56 but that's not what the PS3 says. The question is, since my PS3 has 3.55 Sony firmware, am I good to jump on the "PS3Hax" bandwagon? Have things settled down by this moment ... don't really understand the importance of QA flag but seems like a big thing - ie; the time for CFW. Can you preserve the 3D feature and also gain MKV playback by leaving the OFW behind? ... as I mostly use the PS3 as a media player/streamer

    149. Thelostdeathknight
      06-23-2011
      12:04 AM
      149

      Originally Posted by PS3ee
      So I had my PS3 at 3.41 and wanted to keep it that way until things settled down a bit in the PS3 Scene; but updated it when the 3D feature was introduced via an update. Always thought it was 3.56 but that's not what the PS3 says. The question is, since my PS3 has 3.55 Sony firmware, am I good to jump on the "PS3Hax" bandwagon? Have things settled down by this moment ... don't really understand the importance of QA flag but seems like a big thing - ie; the time for CFW. Can you preserve the 3D feature and also gain MKV playback by leaving the OFW behind? ... as I mostly use the PS3 as a media player/streamer
      for what you want you will be best off getting kmaew's CFW 3.55 and using that

    150. PS3ee
      06-23-2011
      12:13 AM
      150

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      for what you want you will be best off getting kmaew's CFW 3.55 and using that
      thanks for the quick response and pointing me to the right direction. I take it that you read the whole thing and it means things are stable and settled enough where it's good enough to jump on to one of the CFW's

    151. Thelostdeathknight
      06-23-2011
      12:17 AM
      151

      Originally Posted by PS3ee
      thanks for the quick response and pointing me to the right direction. I take it that you read the whole thing and it means things are stable and settled enough where it's good enough to jump on to one of the CFW's
      kmaew's CFW is rock solid and has been since the day he released it

    152. Annelies
      06-23-2011
      12:19 AM
      152

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      kmaew's CFW is rock solid
      And what do you mean by "CFW"?

      We all know you wanted to say something else...

      But it's true. He has the best CFW.

    153. PS3ee
      06-23-2011
      12:21 AM
      153

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      kmaew's CFW is rock solid and has been since the day he released it
      Great, now I just need to do some reading and find out what stuff(ie: usb drive, phone etc.) I need to accomplish it and also don't end up bricking my system.

      PS: sorry for going off-topic here.

    154. Thelostdeathknight
      06-23-2011
      12:22 AM
      154

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      And what do you mean by "CFW"?

      We all know you wanted to say something else...

      But it's true. He has the best CFW.
      join the irc channel i'll give you something from something that is rock solid

      Originally Posted by PS3ee
      Great, now I just need to do some reading and find out what stuff(ie: usb drive, phone etc.) I need to accomplish it and also don't end up bricking my system.

      PS: sorry for going off-topic here.
      just a usb flash stick formatted to fat32 and kmaew's CFW 3.55 updat.pup

    155. stussy1
      06-23-2011
      12:48 AM
      155

      I will hate to be on 3.56 or 3.60 and wait for a cfw to be released or not who knows if one is coming out lose custom firmware and psn or just upgrade to play on psn big gamble

    156. havok7
      06-23-2011
      04:16 AM
      156

      i will stick with kmeaw for the time being, i have over 60 games on my gaia manager,have no need of installing linux on my ps3 it is useless to me,so will wait and see how things will roll out,dont wanna mess something.

    157. TechnoPanda
      06-23-2011
      09:20 AM
      157

      Hey Can someone explain what this means in lamen's terms...like break it down to a noob and tell me what in everyday use will this do for me when its perfected...i know it will open the ps3 more but what will that mean?

    158. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      09:29 AM
      158

      Originally Posted by TechnoPanda
      Hey Can someone explain what this means in lamen's terms...like break it down to a noob and tell me what in everyday use will this do for me when its perfected...i know it will open the ps3 more but what will that mean?

    159. TechnoPanda
      06-23-2011
      09:36 AM
      159

      Wow thanks for the help sirr...but not i have read the thread...lots of technical **** that i dont understand...if i could understand i would not have posted what does this mean SIR! So if anyone could REALLY help me i would be really appreciative DB

    160. havok7
      06-23-2011
      09:39 AM
      160

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      wow no need for rudeness man he just ask a simple question,and
      @TechnoPanda
      this means nothing atm,you better stay on kmeaw or what ever cfw you are on coz with this you get only install package files,no homebrew no backing up games no nothing,hope this answers your question.

    161. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      09:40 AM
      161

      Originally Posted by TechnoPanda
      Wow thanks for the help sirr...but not i have read the thread...lots of technical **** that i dont understand...if i could understand i would not have posted what does this mean SIR! So if anyone could REALLY help me i would be really appreciative DB
      I assumed you hadn't read the thread because we've posted repeatedly that if this is something that will affect you, it is something you will understand. Therefore, if you do not understand it, simply don't worry about it. If anything worthwhile comes out of this, it'll get font paged.

    162. TechnoPanda
      06-23-2011
      09:46 AM
      162

      @kipabc123 No i read that but i meant what is this going to mean in the future...im not trying it now...too technical for me...but what will it eventually mean for the You, I, and the scene? Because from reading it seems like this is a big deal...but we can already install PKG files...So i was a little confused...and maybe misleading...but i mean what is this going to mean in the future..sry for the confusion

      @havok7 thanks for the honest answer lol but i was saying it wrong lol i meant FOR THE FUTURE when they perfect it

    163. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      10:05 AM
      163

      Originally Posted by TechnoPanda
      @kipabc123 No i read that but i meant what is this going to mean in the future...im not trying it now...too technical for me...but what will it eventually mean for the You, I, and the scene? Because from reading it seems like this is a big deal...but we can already install PKG files...So i was a little confused...and maybe misleading...but i mean what is this going to mean in the future..sry for the confusion

      @havok7 thanks for the honest answer lol but i was saying it wrong lol i meant FOR THE FUTURE when they perfect it
      Aaaaaah, Iiiiii see. In that case, I apologize for being brusque with you. Essentially, this will allow a more unrestricted view of the inner workings of some of the system, but that's a very very very dialed back version of what it's actually for. It's what people mean when they say it's opening the system up more. In a comparative sense, it's like peeling a bit more of the wrapper off of a candy bar to expose its sweet, sweet candy innards.

      Look at it the same as you would Rebug: Most users can't make use of alot of the rebug options because they see no practical need for them (or they just don't work). But there are a select few who can take advantage of the additional options it provides, and use it to serve their needs. Y'know?

    164. AFI420
      06-23-2011
      10:27 AM
      164

      [QUOTE=Thelostdeathknight;212843]join the irc channel i'll give you something from something that is rock solid

      Hey what's the irc channel?

    165. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      10:39 AM
      165

      [SPOILER]

      Originally Posted by AFI420
      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      join the irc channel i'll give you something from something that is rock solid
      [/SPOILER]

      Hey what's the irc channel?
      Here ya go.

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      That is a very good point, until it is fixed, you can always use this link to get on our IRC:
      http://ps3history.com/?page_id=200

    166. rafa11
      06-23-2011
      01:55 PM
      166

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      Aaaaaah, Iiiiii see. In that case, I apologize for being brusque with you. Essentially, this will allow a more unrestricted view of the inner workings of some of the system, but that's a very very very dialed back version of what it's actually for. It's what people mean when they say it's opening the system up more. In a comparative sense, it's like peeling a bit more of the wrapper off of a candy bar to expose its sweet, sweet candy innards.

      Look at it the same as you would Rebug: Most users can't make use of alot of the rebug options because they see no practical need for them (or they just don't work). But there are a select few who can take advantage of the additional options it provides, and use it to serve their needs. Y'know?
      The way you see it, this is something more useful for those who are developing or researching the inner hidden features of the console. It isn't for the average user (like me ) We still have to see if this will lead to any development regarding the ability of creating future CFWs or maybe even the discovery of the keys of the 3.60+ firmwares. Either way, I think devs should focus on the ability of running 3.60 games on 3.55 CFW consoles. I mean they should dig deeper the working of the new Eboots or, at least, find a way of circumventing the firmware check.

    167. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      02:16 PM
      167

      Originally Posted by rafa11
      The way you see it, this is something more useful for those who are developing or researching the inner hidden features of the console. It isn't for the average user (like me ) We still have to see if this will lead to any development regarding the ability of creating future CFWs or maybe even the discovery of the keys of the 3.60+ firmwares. Either way, I think devs should focus on the ability of running 3.60 games on 3.55 CFW consoles. I mean they should dig deeper the working of the new Eboots or, at least, find a way of circumventing the firmware check.
      Yeah, this is basically a devs-only type of update. In theory, you could do it, but it would be pretty complicated for just an average user, and at the moment, no comprehensive walkthrus have been created on the subject.

      As for the 3.6x stuff, everything needed to get the keys is already available. It's just a matter of the right person finding the right exploit, and being willing to share it. The same issue applies to 3.60+ games, as they are signed with the 3.60 keys, which is why you can't play them. The few that have had fixes released were due to Sony's stupidity, having released updates signed with the 3.55 keys, allowing us to just update and play on 3.55 as normal. Unfortunately, you're gonna have to wait for someone to get those keys and share 'em.

    168. Pockets69
      06-23-2011
      02:50 PM
      168

      some one wants to take with a rock solid one on IRC, GregoryRasputin is getting in Rape Mode... be afraid.

    169. Thelostdeathknight
      06-23-2011
      02:52 PM
      169

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      some one wants to take with a rock solid one on IRC, GregoryRasputin is getting in Rape Mode... be afraid.
      i'm all ready am afraid, i should probably leave the IRC channel to be safe. rape mode isn't fun, i still hurt from last time

    170. Pockets69
      06-23-2011
      02:54 PM
      170

      well that is what you get from being in the wrong place at the wrong time

    171. systematic
      06-23-2011
      02:59 PM
      171

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      well that is what you get from being in the wrong place at the wrong time
      damnit got the song stuck in my head

      YouTube - ‪Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time‬‏

    172. killhouse007
      06-23-2011
      04:21 PM
      172

      so if this is right we can go onto OFW 3.60+ and still keep all the homebrew and backup managers and go online

    173. Pockets69
      06-23-2011
      04:23 PM
      173

      read the damn thread before saying stuff like that! i am tired of answering this questions!

    174. Wolfie708
      06-23-2011
      04:35 PM
      174

      *Hands Pockets a Halo for having the patience of a Saint

    175. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      05:17 PM
      175

      Originally Posted by Wolfie708
      *Hands Pockets a Halo for having the patience of a Saint
      I'm with u on that people need to read the fourm on the front page damn noobs

    176. systematic
      06-23-2011
      05:36 PM
      176

      Originally Posted by RaGeSwAg
      I'm with u on that people need to read the fourm on the front page damn noobs
      you are my hero

    177. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      05:41 PM
      177

      Originally Posted by systematic
      you are my hero
      aww i fell like almost killing my self for saving some crack whore and being a hero
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      ohh you will see what we will get tomorrow
      and what would that be cause u have released it yet

    178. systematic
      06-23-2011
      05:51 PM
      178

      your too funny to die

    179. Pockets69
      06-23-2011
      05:53 PM
      179

      Originally Posted by RaGeSwAg
      aww i fell like almost killing my self for saving some crack whore and being a hero
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************


      and what would that be cause u have released it yet
      did you realize when i posted that?? its already released -.-

    180. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      06:03 PM
      180

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      did you realize when i posted that?? its already released -.-
      ya i knew that i was joking around since i said to leaVE U ALONE

    181. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      06:04 PM
      181

      And suddenly, caps.

    182. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      06:08 PM
      182

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      And suddenly, caps.
      acidently hit the caps button didn't want to retype

    183. Pockets69
      06-23-2011
      06:56 PM
      183

      So rageswag have you QA-flagged your machine??

    184. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      07:03 PM
      184

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      So rageswag have you QA-flagged your machine??
      no my friend has

    185. Pockets69
      06-23-2011
      07:04 PM
      185

      really he did? how did he do it?

    186. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      07:06 PM
      186

      Originally Posted by RaGeSwAg
      no my friend has
      Oh man! Intense! Does he have a vid? Can you remember how to do it off hand?

    187. AsSiTcH
      06-23-2011
      07:07 PM
      187

      His friends, uncles, sisters, mothers, brothers, 2nd cousin helped him.

    188. systematic
      06-23-2011
      07:08 PM
      188

      Originally Posted by kipabc123
      Oh man! Intense! Does he have a vid? Can you remember how to do it off hand?
      yes yes yes YouTube - ‪RickRoll'D‬‏

    189. kipabc123
      06-23-2011
      07:14 PM
      189

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      Rageswag, did you help your friend? you think you can help me out?? i can't find EID0 and i can't compile grafs kernell! you think you can help me out?
      US out Pockets. Don't leave me hanging bro.

    190. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      07:17 PM
      190

      guys i didnt help him out he did it all on his own he doesn't have a vid up yet because he is seeing if its stable on 3.65 and he is runny grafs linux

    191. systematic
      06-23-2011
      07:20 PM
      191

      Originally Posted by RaGeSwAg
      guys i didnt help him out he did it all on his own he doesn't have a vid up yet because he is seeing if its stable on 3.65 and he is runny grafs linux
      thought he texted you a vid?

    192. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      07:22 PM
      192

      Originally Posted by systematic
      thought he texted you a vid?
      no that was a different person

    193. systematic
      06-23-2011
      07:23 PM
      193

      Originally Posted by RaGeSwAg
      no that was a different person
      that texted you the video?

    194. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      07:23 PM
      194

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      he got it working on 3.65??? COOOOOOL, you got tell me how he did it?!! man that is so awesome
      he might come over to my house tonight so i will ask him to do it on mine and to also post a vid

    195. depblkman
      06-23-2011
      07:23 PM
      195

      Wow. Running on 3.65. That's awesome. if this is stable, Sony will poop turd bricks. Lol

      Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk

    196. RaGeSwAg
      06-23-2011
      07:24 PM
      196

      Originally Posted by systematic
      that texted you the video?
      ya the 1 who texted me the vid was a different person
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by depblkman
      Wow. Running on 3.65. That's awesome. if this is stable, Sony will poop turd bricks. Lol

      Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
      i know and its gonna be funny as hell little stupid idiots at sony they can suck all of are dicks one at a time and will bow down at us

    197. itskamel
      06-23-2011
      08:38 PM
      197

      so let me c if i got this right. with qa flagging you can
      1. run homebrew
      2. backup manager
      3. online with 3.66 cfw
      4. ps3 will become atm machine

      wow i love this. hahahaha this thread is out of control.

    198. Thelostdeathknight
      06-23-2011
      08:45 PM
      198

      Originally Posted by itskamel
      so let me c if i got this right. with qa flagging you can
      1. run homebrew
      2. backup manager
      3. online with 3.66 cfw
      4. ps3 will become atm machine

      wow i love this. hahahaha this thread is out of control.
      you forgot the xbox 360 emulator that is hidden on the machine that it unlocks

    199. itskamel
      06-23-2011
      08:48 PM
      199

      oh yeah thanks for letting me know. i am about to have my buddy come over and flag it for me. ill post a video as soon as he gets here.

    200. marta088
      06-23-2011
      09:10 PM
      200

      dont forget to use lub when your buddy will be flagging you.-

    201. varaques
      06-23-2011
      09:31 PM
      201

      for the people that don't know what they are doing .just wait for either a pkg or a cfw that does this for you sheesh have patience

    202. Thelostdeathknight
      06-24-2011
      03:37 PM
      202

      Alright Ladies and Gentlemen Fresh from Gitbrew we have a QA flagging tool in the form of a .pkg

      What we have tested on so far

      • 3.55
      • 3.41
      • http://7track.org/~glevand/public/qa_flag.pkg
        • Run qa_flag.pkg if you hear a beep, it worked. If not dump your debug messages via udp_printf on linux and send to us to fix.
          • go to network settings (Do not enter it) and hit or hold
            • L1+L2+L3+R1+R2+down on the dpad




      QA flagging is now done.
      Thanks Gitbrew and glevand!!
      sources -
      https://twitter.com/#!/gitbrew
      http://wiki.gitbrew.org/index.php/QA_Flagging_Tools

      EDIT: MORE INFO IN NEW ARTICLE

      http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php...433#post213433