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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 22/05/2014 , @ 08:39am

     

    It has come to the attention of staff members of the forum that people have been impersonating staff members, in order to steal Console ID’s, here is a PM i received from a worried PS3HaX member:

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    This particular impersonator was pretending to be player420 and seems to has taken dumps from at least two members, that we know off, this impostor was using the email [email protected], if any other members have been affected by this member, please report the PM and here are some tips to understand, so that you do not get scammed in future:

    • PS3HaX staff have an image/icon under their name, which says Moderator or Super-Moderator, this icon shows up in PM’s, if it isn’t there, then its an impostor.
    • PS3HaX staff WILL NOT PM you asking for your dumps, if they do, use the report button.
    • If you want help with a dump and a staff member offers in public to look at your dump, make sure they have that icon first, then and only then proceed via PM.
    • PS3HaX staff will NEVER ask you for your dumps on another website, if they do, create a thread on the forum and state which website the staff member is asking for a dump.
    • Finally NEVER give your dumps to any normal member of the forum, if any member of the forum asks you for your dump, report them.

     

    UPDATE

    Well it seems the clown decided to use my username, he went as far as using my profile pic and using a screen shot of my avatar and status as his forum pic:
     photo lamer_zpsd2ad88e1.png

    The member used an email similar to his first one [email protected]

    DO NOT GIVE YOUR DUMPS TO ANY STAFF MEMBER

    WHO HAS NOT SPOKEN TO YOU VIA A FORUM POST

    ABOUT IT FIRST, IF A STAFF MEMBER ASKS YOU FOR

    A DUMP AND YOU HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO THEM

    PUBLICLY ABOUT IT, REPORT THEM.


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 25/01/2014 , @ 03:35pm

     

    If any of you have sent your PS3 off to Sony, you know that they charge an extortionate price, but there are knowledgeable people, not employed by Sony, who offer a cheaper service and i have no doubt that many of those people do a far superior service than the Sony technicians and all in their own homes.

    These guys that fix your console, do stuff like replace the rubbish thermal paste put on by Sony, replacing it with a better one, they clean out the console and make it spotless, just as it was when you bought it.

    They provide services like fixing YLOD, reballs, reflows and downgrades, they use eBay to advertise their services, but it seems that eBay are planning to put a stop to that, not just the PS3, but all games consoles and other types of repair services, here is a quote from PS3HaX member James T Kirk

    My account had action due to a downgrade listing. Not uncommon, it happens. However there were other things mentioned, so I called them up for clarification.

    The information I received, is that the “services” section of ebay is being ended. Ebay no longer allows services of any type or form to be offered. Only tangible products.
    I asked for specifics, and they stated this specifically includes:

    • downgrades
    • reflows
    • reballs
    • cleanings
    • any type of refurbishment from a non-corporate licensed service center. (explained to me that to service a sony console, must provide paperwork to ebay stating officially licensed and endorsed by Sony to perform the work)
    • car repair
    • fuel injector cleaning
    • turbo/supercharger repair
    • book repair

    Any other service requiring a user to send his property in to the seller.

    As you can see, this limitation is NOT limited to just consoles, it was further explained that all categories were affected.

    The explanation given was that the seller then had a way to contact the buyer directly, and offer further services outside of ebay, of which ebay would not get fees. Therefore they no longer allow that type of product to be sold.

    They will be removing the “services” section of their website shortly. (shortly being relative, could be months)

    This isn’t the first time that a member of PS3HaX who downgrades has run into problems with their service on eBay, vb_encryption_vb has had problems with both eBay and PayPal

    It seems that a bigger and more powerful a company becomes, the bigger ass hole it becomes, it forgets how it got in the position that it is in now.

    Has any other PS3HaX downgrader faced the same or similar problems ?

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 19/09/2013 , @ 10:52am

     

    Firstly, i hate the word jailbreak, but as so many people call hacking the PS3, jailbreaking, that is what i will call it for this guide.
    Secondly, the old guides are outdated and need refreshed.

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    (Q) Why Would I Hack/Jailbreak My PS3 ?
    (A) Hacking your PS3, gives you so many new option’s, you will be able to use emulators, homebrew apps and game backups as well as being able to use Linux, after Sony removed the function in firmware 3.21.

    CFW(Custom Firmware)/MFW(Modified Firmware)

    (Q) CFW/MFW Or Dongle ?
    (A) CFW/MFW is the way to go, dongles are dead and you should not be using them.

    (Q) Which PS3 Consoles Can Be Jailbroken
    (A)here is a list taken from the PS3 Dev Wiki
    SKU Models

    or you can take a look at this image:
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    (Q) Which PS3 Consoles cannot be Jailbroken
    (A) 3K and 4K consoles(Some Slim and all Super Slim)

    (Q) Is there a firmware my PS3 should be on ?
    (A) The most recent Rebug or Rogero seems to be the most desired

    (Q) What Firmwares cannot be hacked yet ?
    (A) Firmwares from 3.56 upwards are un-jailbreakable at the moment, perhaps it will remain that way, or perhaps we will see a break through in the future, only time will tell.

    (Q) How do i install the latest 4xx CFW/MFW
    (A) You should follow these guides:
    [TUT] How to install the latest 4.XX CFW’s
    Nicolas’ MiralaTijera CFW 4.40 NooB Tutorial
    [Video Tutorial] How To Install 4.30 PS3 CFW (From 3.55 CFW)

    (Q) I have found some CFW/MFW on the internet, how do i know it is real ?
    Use this application, it will help you identify a real or fake CFW/MFW:
    PS3 PUP Check+ [MD5 verify] By DEFAULTDNB

    Downgrading

    (Q) When i bought my PS3, the firmware was above 3.55/My family member updated my console when i was out :( , how can i have jailbreak my console ?
    (A) You need to downgrade your PS3, this is rather a tedious process, involving soldering several wires to your PS3, but in the future we will have solderless models of these products, for information on how to downgrade, check these threads:
    Ultimate Fool Proof Guide: Ps3 Hardware Downgrading
    [Tutorial] E3 Flasher: Fast Swap Dual Guide For All OFW/CFW

    Q.) Can 4.xx CFW be installed on 4.xx OFW ?
    A.) NO, NO and NO, you need to DOWNGRADE to a 3.55 Firmware.

    Q.) Can i Software Downgrade from 4.xx OFW ?
    A.) NO, at the moment you MUST, use a Hardware Flasher, like Progskeet or E3, if you are comfortable with soldering, then Progskeet is the recommended device.

    Q.) Can i brick my PS3 installing a 4.xx CFW ?
    A.) Yes, as with all OFW’s or CFW’s you have a chance of bricking, with CFW’s your chances of bricking become a lot higher, when you dont read.

    Q.) Can i brick my PS3 by downgrading ?
    A.) Of course you can, but most bricks occur due to user error.

    Q.) Who is to blame for any bricks ?
    A.) You as the user are, most bricks are down to user error, take your time to read, take your time to understand, take all the time possible and have some patience, it will pay off and be rewarding in the end.

    Q.) I want to downgrade my PS3, but im either too afraid or i have zero soldering skills, can someone do it for me ?
    A.) Well doing something yourself, is always rewarding, but if you don’t have the confidence, you don’t have the confidence, so you can ask anyone from the trusted downgraders thread:
    Trusted PS3 Downgrade Providers

    Future Software Methods

    Q.) Will there ever be a method to upgrade from straight from 4.xx OFW to 4.xx CFW ?
    A.) We are but mere mortals, we are not psychic, the only advice that one can give you is, be patient and wait until the PlayStation 4 is released.

    Q.) Will there ever be a method to Software Downgrade from 4.xx ?
    A.) We are but mere mortals, we are not psychic, the only advice that one can give you is, be patient and wait until the PlayStation 4 is released.

    Homebrew/Backups

    (Q) Ok so i have CFW installed, how do i run homebrew ?
    (A) In the game section, you will see “Install Package Files”, you will be able to install all your homebrew and backup managers from there, just a note though, the PKG files that you are installing, need to be on the root of your FAT32 formatted thumbdrive/external HDD.

    (Q) I need a backup manager, what should i use
    (A)
    Iris Manager
    multiMAN

    Storage Options

    (Q) What are my storage options for backing up games(This really 0nly applies to Fat PS3′s) ?

    (A.1) You can backups certain games to CD/DVD/BD disc’s, read here for more information.
    (A.2) You can install games on the PS3′s internal HDD or use an External USB HDD, which needs to be formatted to FAT32, you can also use a FAT32 USB Thumb Drive, note that with FAT32 you are limited to games with single files under 4GB, if you prefer all your games to be on the internal HDD, you can get up to 1TB 2.5? HDD, or you can use the Xecuter PS3 HDXT method and have your internal HDD on the outside of the machine, the benefit of this, is that you can use 3.5? Sata and IDE HDD’s as internal storage.

    Some more PS3 HDD Information submitted by ieder-zijn-meis(Thanks again)
    - maximum height is 9,5mm (many 2.5? drives above 640GB are too high too fit inside)
    - maximum PS3 filesystem is 1TB (512KB block size)
    - maximum FAT32 theoretical size is 8TB, practical limit on the PS3 is 2TB
    - 7200rpm can be used, as well as Flashdrives (although the 1/5th lower loadingtime of GTA5 can be considered too low to justify the higher pricetag of SATA Flashdrives.
    - SATAII-300 can be used, although it will work on SATA1-150 speed interface.
    - If using external 3.5? drives hooked up to the internal SATA, you’ll need an external powersupply (some drivebays include them).
    - If on low budget or you like DIY: use a normal extension (male to female) SATA cable (and make sure it doesn’t get loose) and recycle the case + powersupply of an external USB harddisk (without using the USB connection/conversion).
    - Don’t use RAID or SAN drives with (e)SATA interface, just a plain single drive with a bare SATA connector (many controllers don’t work without drivers/software).
    - Games can be hardcoded for BluRay speeds (9MB/s) so sticking a 85~220MB/s harddrive inside will not speedup everything/allways (but most do).
    - If you plan on exchanging the drive, download the full PUP of your FW you are using and put it on an USB Mass Storage Device formatted with FAT32 in PS3UPDATEPS3UPDAT.PUP and disconnect the LAN before re powering the PS3 (or you’ll bound to end up with the latest (3.55 now) unjailbreakable/undowngradable version).
    - Use a good fitting X screwdriver, the screws fitted to the HD<>tray are made of very soft aluminum.

    Here is a tutorial, by forum member Invi, on how to an External IDE HDD Case and use it as Internal Storage:
    HowTo: Use an external IDE HDD Case to connect an Internal 3,5″ Sata HDD as PS3 HDD.

    An image of the Xecuter PS3 HDXT.

    Videos of different HDD expansion options.

    ODDE’s

    (Q) As stated above, 3K and 4K consoles cannot be jailbroken, so am i out of luck as far as Homebrew and Backups are concerned ?
    (A) No, there are a a few devices that will help you play backups and homebrew, they are called ODDE’s, the name of these ODDE’s are E3, 3K3Y and Cobra, you can find information here:
    3K3Y ODDE all you need to know: Info/links/etc
    Cobra ODE Installation Tutorial 3XXX and 25XX Series
    [Pros/Cons]: Cobra and 3K3Y
    My advise is to find a machine that you can downgrade, spend your money on this before wasting money on an ODDE

    OTHER USEFUL TIPS AND HELP

     

    PS3 Applications/Software For 4.xx CFW
     Homebrew Application List/PC Homebrew Creation Tools Updated For 2012

    Emulators For 4.xx CFW
    A nice helpful thread thanks to PS3HaX Member LoboGuara
    PS3 Emulators - Permalinks

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 13/09/2012 , @ 02:17pm

     

    Im sure everyone in the Ps3 scene knows about Progskeet, it is by far the best device for downgrading your PS3 available, well good news, the guys behind the device are releasing a new version, here is a quote from the source:

     

     

     

    PROGSKEET V1.2 is in production, release: first week of October (maybe early)

    Here some infos in preview:
    1- Redesign of main board now more small and stable (4 layers)
    2- Slave baord with USB, LED, SWITCH (for memory banks selection)
    3- FCC cable 15 pins that allow to connect externally the slave board
    4- Bus SPI on FCC cable for future expansions
    5- 100% support of WINSKEET
    6- DLL OPEN library to allow integration in other alternative programs
    7- 1 Mbit SPI FLASH memory on board

    The package content:
    1x PROGSKEET V1.2 + SLAVE BOARD
    1x ADAPTOR PCB PROGSKEET

    The main improve of the new PROGSKEET V1.2 solution will be the support of DUAL NOR / NAND on different consoles.
    NOR and NAND CLIPS are not anymore official supported, we decide to move on QSB BOARDS, more cheaper and sure more stable then CLIPS. Soon news also about these accessories.

     

    Source/more info/official site

     

    Thanks to mcpaddoh for the tip :)

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 29/07/2012 , @ 10:57pm

     

    We all know about the conversion method CEX>DEX and the apps/tutorials/guides published on the board but searching something specific about can result in another new thread asking for something that was already posted or just difficult to find what we are searching for. So i came up with a *idea* to do some *Unique* thread in order to you get the info about the method, and all that i found published so far on HAX about the conversion.

    Thanks again to the one who dedicated hours, even days doing guides and tutorials about this. Keep in mind that neither I, or PS3HAX or even the members who made all of this to share with you are held responsable if anything happens to your PS3 system.

     

    Regards

    Hellsing9

    P.s: I will keep updating the thread and mirroring some files in order to get all about the conversion in ONE place. Organized and Clean ;) feel free to add any other guide/tool/app.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 23/07/2012 , @ 11:30pm

     


    Itskamel, always up to date and with an army of information and his awesome rep with tutorials, now presents us: Peek and poke pkg’s. Kudos to him!

    Ok so you converted from CEX to DEX and you have not been able to install retail pkg’s? well now you can with this firmware.

    3.55 DEX ofw patched with mfw builder for peek and poke and EussNL’s patch.

    enjoy.

    Use at your own risk!

    i have installed and ran comgenie awesome file manager. please post if you are running other homebrew successfully.

     

    Download: http://www.sendspace.com/file/k2q7nb
    Downloadhttp://depositfiles.com/files/im3gbkc4f

    Notice: You must change the filename from “NewDEXKamel.PUP” to “PS3UPDAT.PUP”

    Update:

    To quote Itskamel:

    Psn game mortal kombat arcade collection installed and ran fine with the duplex fix. (He owns that only one, so he tested only MK)
    So all psn games should install and work.

    Follow him on twitter = @Itskamel ;)

    More from kamel:

    UPDATE: just tested REBUG coldboot installer, and it works flawless. enjoy your coldboots. :)
    UPDATE 2:REBUG pkg installer working also!
    UPDATE 3: here is another link to the pup since people were having trouble with the first one.

    http://depositfiles.com/files/im3gbkc4f

    remember to rename it to “PS3UPDAT.PUP”

    UPDATE 4: installed showtime 3.61 and it ran fine.

     

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 22/07/2012 , @ 06:48pm

     

    Now you can dump rootkey without Linux, @willemse21 brought this news to the board. Nice to see more progress being made on this topic. Needless to say use it at your own RISK. Don’t ask about a n00b tutorial, as far as i know nobody is doing it, hence we are in *testing* stances. When something *foolproof* and noob friendly arises you will see it posted.

    dump_rootkey - 2012 by naehrwert

    === How-to ===
    [1] Install asbestos_ldr.g.pkg on your PS3 (a firmware with lv2 peek/poke is
    required to run it).
    [2] Compile the client (make sure PS3HOST in main.cpp points to your PS3).
    [3] Make sure you got your metldr in ‘./data’ as ‘metldr’.
    [4] A prebuilt ‘dumper’ is included in ‘./data’ (dumper.elf and build.bat is
    included too if you want to change parameters).
    [5] Start asbestos_ldr on your PS3.
    [6] Start the client on your PC.
    [7] Unicorns!

    === Asbestos License ===
    Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Hector Martin “marcan” SPU mailbox threshold interrupt
    [INFO] Interrupt status (2, application) = 0000000000000011
    [INFO] -> SPU mailbox threshold interrupt
    [INFO] -> mailbox interrupt
    [INFO] Mailbox value = 1
    [INFO] -> Dumper loaded.
    [INFO] Transferring eid_root_key to buffer…finished.
    [INFO] Dumping eid_root_key…done.
    [INFO] SPU status = 0×00000081
    [INFO] Destructing spe…done.
    [INFO] Press any key to exit…

    Download Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dxdmat

    Pastie: http://pastie.org/4301209

    To quote:

    Something interesting that wrote @JonahUK:

    You will still need to do some manual editing for the conversion but this is still great news.

    @PsDev response:

    Nope, once root key is dumped you’re good, just run flash and root key my/gunner tool (Depending on flash) and then validation will be done, just re-flash to you’re now DEX flash and it will still boot into gameOS just now update to 4.11 DEX FW or any DEX FW

    Source:
    https://twitter.com/naehrwert

     

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 20/07/2012 , @ 04:21pm

     

    It may be hard to believe, but it is almost two years since PS Jailbreak was released, reversed, the PS3 free’d and then locked back up again, a lot has gone on since then, Sony scaring away “hackers” and many other events.

    The PS3 should be free as the Wii and Xbox 360, but the people that are truly capable of pwning the PS3 are either too scared or just cant be bothered with the drama associated with the PS3 Scene.

    It is of course 2012 and i see threads every day, asking how to jailbreak ones PS3, so i am creating this article in a hope to help those that need it, this
    is my fourh F.A.Q, for those of you wishing to read my previous ones, visit here.

    (Q) Why Would I Hack/Jailbreak My PS3 ?
    (A) Hacking your PS3, gives you so many new option’s, you will be able to use emulators, homebrew apps and game backups as well as being able to use Linux, after Sony removed the function in firmware 3.21.

    (Q) Is there a firmware my PS3 should be on ?
    (A) It seems the preferable firmwares are 3.15(For the real OtherOS), 3.41(The original “Jailbreak” firmware) and 3.55(the first CFW PS3), 3.55 is the favourite and most used.

    (Q) What Firmwares cannot be hacked yet ?
    (A) 3.56 to 4.21 are unhackable at the moment, perhaps it will remain that way, or perhaps we will see a break through in the future, only time will tell.

    (Q) But when i bought my PS3, the firmware was above 3.55/My family member updated my console when i was out :( , how can i have Homebrew ?
    (A) All hope isn’t lost, you can downgrade your consoles firmware with hardware, here is a list:

    • Infectus
    • Progskeet
    • Teensy 2.0++/NORway
    • PNM
    • Noraliser
    • PIC32MX
    • E3

    Visit here for more information:

    • PS3 Dev Wiki - Hardware Flashing.

     

    (Q) Which PS3 Consoles cannot be downgraded ?

    (A) Unfortunately there are some consoles that cannot at this stage be downgraded, these are certain models of CECH-25xx, 3K models and 4K models, for more info, check here:

    • Checking console capability of running 3.55

    (Q) Downgrading was a pain, i don’t want to go through that again, is there a way i can protect my PS3 from accidental upgrading ?
    (A) You can use Team Rebugs firmware spoofer, it spoofs the firmware, so that when someone attempts to update the PS3, via internet, the PS3 tells them they are already on the highest firmware, as an extra precaution, you should remove your consoles access to the internet, when you are not around, you can grab your spoofer, from the offical Rebug site here.

    (Q) What Firmwares are available for me to install
    (A) There are many different versions of MFW, but the most popular are:

    • Rogero
    • Rebug
    • Kmeaw

     

    (Q) How do i install CFW ?
    (A) If you aren’t already on 3.55, you will need to update to the official Sony firmware, then install a CFW via recovery, Pirate wrote a great guide, which you can read here:
    [Tutorial] How to play and install Backups with Kmeaw CFW+PSN without risk of brick or itskamel’s NOOB JAILBREAK GUIDE

    (Q) Ok so i have CFW installed, how do i run homebrew ?
    (A) You will see in the game section, you will see “Install Package Files”, you will be able to install all your homebrew and backup managers from there, just a note though, the PKG files that you are installing, need to be on the root of your FAT32 formatted thumbdrive/external HDD.

    (Q) Now that i have updated to 3.55 CFW, is there a list of working homebrew app’s/games ?
    (A) Here are a few links:

    (Q) How do i run backups ?
    (A) You will need a backup manager, it seems that only two are being used at the moment:

    • Rogero’s Rogero Manager
    • deank’s Cobra endorsed mmCM

    (Q) I have games that require 3.56 firmware and above, how do i play them ?
    (A) The only easy option available is a reDRM device called True Blue(TB), you can buy the piece of shit or one of its clones, we aren’t a sell-out site like TBCrunch, so we will not link to such devices, though if you have a TB Device, there are members like Adamsville on the forum who will help you, my stance as many others on this forum is:

    But as i said, Adamsville will help, if needed.

    (Q) There surely has to be a free method for playing backups ?
    (A) Up until recently, the diseased reDRM device was the only way, but recently a CEX>Dex conversion was leaked and that paved the way to running backups which require a higher firmware.

    (Q) How do i convert my PS3 from Cex>Dex ?
    (A) There are a few ways, though this is an extremely dangerous method for your PS3, if you do not know what you are doing, you will brick, check here for some help:

    (Q) How do i run backups on a Cex>Dex converted PS3 ?
    (A) There are different methods popping up, here is one:

    (Q) What are my storage options for backing up games ?

    (A.1) You can backups certain games to CD/DVD/BD disc’s, read here for more information.
    (A.2) You can install games on the PS3′s internal HDD or use an External USB HDD, which needs to be formatted to FAT32, you can also use a FAT32 USB Thumb Drive, note that with FAT32 you are limited to games with single files under 4GB, if you prefer all your games to be on the internal HDD, you can get up to 1TB 2.5? HDD, or you can use the Xecuter PS3 HDXT method and have your internal HDD on the outside of the machine, the benefit of this, is that you can use 3.5? Sata and IDE HDD’s as internal storage.

    Some more PS3 HDD Information submitted by eussNL(Thanks again)
    - maximum height is 9,5mm (many 2.5? drives above 640GB are too high too fit inside)
    - maximum PS3 filesystem is 1TB (512KB block size)
    - maximum FAT32 theoretical size is 8TB, practical limit on the PS3 is 2TB
    - 7200rpm can be used, as well as Flashdrives (although the 1/5th lower loadingtime of GTA5 can be considered too low to justify the higher pricetag of SATA Flashdrives.
    - SATAII-300 can be used, although it will work on SATA1-150 speed interface.
    - If using external 3.5? drives hooked up to the internal SATA, you’ll need an external powersupply (some drivebays include them).
    - If on low budget or you like DIY: use a normal extension (male to female) SATA cable (and make sure it doesn’t get loose) and recycle the case + powersupply of an external USB harddisk (without using the USB connection/conversion).
    - Don’t use RAID or SAN drives with (e)SATA interface, just a plain single drive with a bare SATA connector (many controllers don’t work without drivers/software).
    - Games can be hardcoded for BluRay speeds (9MB/s) so sticking a 85~220MB/s harddrive inside will not speedup everything/allways (but most do).
    - If you plan on exchanging the drive, download the full PUP of your FW you are using and put it on an USB Mass Storage Device formatted with FAT32 in PS3UPDATEPS3UPDAT.PUP and disconnect the LAN before re powering the PS3 (or you’ll bound to end up with the latest (3.55 now) unjailbreakable/undowngradable version).
    - Use a good fitting X screwdriver, the screws fitted to the HD<>tray are made of very soft aluminum.

    Here is a tutorial, by forum member Invi, on how to an External IDE HDD Case and use it as Internal Storage:

    An image of the Xecuter PS3 HDXT.

    Videos of different HDD expansion options.

    (Q) Now that i am on 3.55, can i install Linux ?
    (A) Follow this thread.

    (Q) Ok im fed up with using my thumb drive, is there a way to download apps directly to the PS3.
    (A) Yes,you will need to instal “Package Installer”, then you will be able to FTP the apps to the “packages” folder on your PS3, you can find more about that here.

    (Q) Ok so i have backed up a game, i want to save that game to my computer as an extra backup, or i want to mod the game, how do i transfer it from my PS3.
    (A) There are two methods, FTP, there are three of those at the moment:

    Alternatively you can use

    • Comgenies Awesome Filemanager

    or

    if you cant use FTP, or have an External HDD, Comgenies Filemanager is the best choice.

    (Q) I want to be able to create my own Homebrew, is it possible.

    (A.1) Yes, using the Open Source PS3 SDK, named PSL1GHT, you can create Homebrew, PSL1GHT was created by AerialX, read about it here.

    (A.2) You can use the Official Sony SDK, it is reported that this is better for creating homebrew, than the open source version.

    (Q) I backed up a few of my movies to .AVI and .MKV formats, but when i try and play them through Showtime, or stream them via PS3Media Server, i get a Cinavia warning, is there any way past this ?
    (A) You can install this app:

    • Disable Cinavia Installer (3.41 & 3.55)(By Team Rebug)

    (Q) Can play PS2/PS1 backups on my Jailbroken PS3 ?
    (A.1) You can use this method, it lets you use Swap Magic to load PS2 backups on your PS3, the only consoles allowed, are those that are Backwards Compatible, this option also works on a non Jailbroken PS3, even with firmware 3.70
    (A.2) You can use the Cobra USB dongle, to play PS1 or PS2 backups on your Jailbroken PS3, it is compatible with firmwares 3.41 and 3.55.
    (A.3) You can use this method to play PS1 backups on firmware 3.41 and 3.55.

    (Q) Can i use internet and play online with CFW/JB, what about PSN/SEN etc ?
    (A) Yes, browser with apps for 3.55 and lower works online except PSN/SEN, online gaming is possible only via X/BS/link/ai on PC, if game has LAN option:
    Playing online via XBSlink
    Thanks spok

    (Q) The PS3 boot up logo annoys me, can i change it ?
    (A) Indeed you can, you can change both the visual and audio, these logos are called ColdBoots, you can either:

     

    (Q) The PS3 seems to have went on an epic journey, where can i read more about it ?
    (A) You can check out www.ps3history.net

    (Q) If i need help that is not mentioned in this F.A.Q, what should i do ?
    (A) You could either ask the question in this article, or ask your question in the forums help section here.
    You can also check the PS3 Dev Wiki

    http://about.me/GregoryRasputin

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 09/07/2012 , @ 10:28am

     

    Since this news was posted in here cause quite a disturb and crossed opinions, among other things.
    So let’s clarify THIS once for all.
    You can go and ask yourself why this was released, or why this was released late? when was *hidden* from the public under 4 locks.
    You can ask yourself ANYTHING you want. But STOP with constant erratic arguments about this.

    @Pockets69 done some Q&A for the ones who want to know: (pockets said)

    One thing we have to agree, the timing for the leak is not good, not at all, this would be better suited after the E3 release, like this it gives them leverage to think, seeing their plans were potentially messed.

    The truth is that this might ruin converts, and not allow to update past 4.21, but seeing that some of the people that developed this method already have an idea of what to do next, i wouldn’t worry to much, also seeing how sony is caring to patch their *things* lately i don’t see them doing anything.

    Can we play homebrew with this on every firmware?:
    Yes as long as the hombrew is fake signed, use the tools from the SDK to do it.

    Can we play game (backups) with this?
    Yes, you can play all 3.55 backups and prior.

    Can we play 3.60+ game (backups) with this?
    Yes IF you are to decrypt 3.60+ selfs, so NO, only if you get your hands on the decrypted eboots (thats how tb works).

    Can we play 3.60+ (originals)?
    YES, just update and play.

    Can we get into debugger mode, and use the debug options?
    YES.

    Can you connect to psn (or any other network prod-q etc)?
    NO.

    Can you downgrade without a flasher?
    Yes to the limit of the factory firmware.

    Now, again (me hellsing9) ask for the one who SEEKS knowledge go to = ps3devwiki
    The ones who want quick answers have this frontpaged Q&A. And the ones who want’s to connect the POINTS (like i always do, even if fail) feel free to do it.

    Regards

    Hellsing9

     

    有志者,事竟成 Where a will, there is way
    一不做二不休 You start something, you have to finish it

    What this means? according to google translate:

    There is nothing permanent, Where a will, there is way.
    Lamb or Halves. You start something, you have to finish it

    Re-Read this (Just in case you missed it) and head to ps3devwiki. Yeah it’s days old..don’t get the same ol’ story started.

    The NP communication passphrase and signature will be provided
    within the Server Management Tools.

    Details:
    NP communication ID, passphrase, and signature, required for certain PSN
    communication services, had been provided on the DevNet thread upon the
    completion of the requested Playstation®Network service configurations.
    From 2012/07/05 the NP Communication Passphrase and Signature will be provided
    within the Server Management Tools.

    This change affects all the communication IDs issued after 2012/07/05. It will
    not be possible to access the NP communication passphrase or signature in the
    support issued after that date.

    Only those users who have initially requested the NP communication services and
    was provided the files on DevNet thread will have access to the file on the
    request threads.

    Note that the NP communication passphrase and signature are required with NP
    Matching 2 and Title Small Storage.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 20/04/2012 , @ 05:18am

     

    For a few days, the PS3 Dev Wiki was down due to hosting problems and a lot of information seemed to be lost, but thanks to the hard work of the Wiki’s admin defyboy and a backup from a member called TMAnd, only a couple of days work was lost, you can read about it on this thread.

    So thank you defyboy and TMAnd for rescuing all those precious edits :)

    I would like to point out, that the PS3 Dev Wiki is a community effort, without the work and dedication of a lot of developers and PS3 enthusiasts, the wiki would be quite empty, so if you are doing work on the PS3, keep it documented on the Wiki :)

    You can visit the Wiki here:
    PS3 Dev Wiki

    I would like to give thanks to euss, deroad, defyboy, Lady Anne Blunt, sandungas and the many other editors who keep the Wiki alive.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 25/02/2012 , @ 11:21am

     

    Most of you think of a Backup manager when the name ‘Rogero’ is mentioned, but the cool PS3 Dev also creates MFW/CFW, which is dedicated for those of you that downgrade, but can be used even if you aren’t a downgrader, here is a quote from the source:

    Usage / Compatibility:

    • - Can be used for Downgrade directly using a hardware flasher like Progskeet / E3 Flasher / Teensy++, etc…
    • - Can be used for normal system update like any other CFW/MFW from XMB or from Recovery Menu.

    Internal Structure:
    New Features:

    • - Built-in system version spoof to 4.11 to prevent accidental system updates (won’t allow going online in any way)
    • - NoBD Patch to allow installing it with the Blu-Ray drive disconnected (especially for downgrading purposes)
    • - Have other fixes that prevents the Black screen or Payload loading problems encountered on some PS3 systems.

    Standard Features:

    • - Kmeaw patched Lv2 with necessary patches to allow Peek/Poke support (same games compatibility as Kmeaw CFW)
    • - LV1 Checks Disabled to bypass the Syscon hashes for downgraded consoles.
    • - Privacy Patch applied to block communications with all Sony servers.
    • - Custom Boot Logo.
    • - built-in “Heavy Rain” dynamic theme.

    This is a better optimized version of the previous MFW released, This one is a Custom firmware
    built manually by patching and packing the files and the final PUP package using the well known
    “failoverflow” public set of tools and having ”Kmeaw” as the base firmware unlike it’s previous
    version which was a Modified firmware built using the famous MFW builder application and using
    an OFW3.55 as the base firmware.

    History:

    After several days and more testing of the first MFW released for downgrading from 3.70->3.55
    I had some users feedback from #progskeet-support that some PS3 machines are having either
    the Registry Corrupted/Blue Screen or just a Black Screen after downgrade that required re-installing
    the MFW from Recovery Menu or reflashing the NOR in some cases.

    Further research about the donwgrade V2 patches and the no_check.PUP with some more testing
    showed that a Kmeaw based LV2 seems to have better compatibility with the Downgrade patches
    applied to the NOR image then a MFW built with a patched LV2, so I decided to build a new version
    manually which is a custom firmware that combines Kmeaw LV2 patches with Dospiedras Lv1 no-check
    patches and having the minimal/necessary set of patches to preserve the best overall stability.

    Thanks to the all the beta testers especially Blakcat & Marlboro1 :)

    Source/Download/Help/Discussion - Tortuga Cove

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 05/01/2012 , @ 06:22pm

     

    The E3 Team, sent us some exciting news regarding their E3 flasher, the new version now does Dual Booting, here is a quote from the team:

    2012 new year gift from E3 team.

    1:Fast dual boot is now available. There are no brick risk any more! (Cause the operations are done on E3 onboard NOR instead of PS3 NOR flash)
    All E3 flasher limited and E3 nor flasher can operate this way, click
    here to download file.

    We’re now producing 1000 more pieces of E3 flasher Limited version for those interested on dual boot.

    2: E3 TBJB2CFW CHECKOFF available , the E3 flasher downgraded console can also works with TBJB2, click here to download file and enjoy new game.
    Please note you still need the TBJB2 device. You can install this CFW on PS3 with recovery MODE or re-downgrade PS3 with this file, instead of STEP1 PS3UPDAT.PUP file.

    3: E3 MOVE SUIT , the first third-party PS3 MOVE controller suite will be released soon, it will be fully compatible with all PS3 fat and slim, there will be many available colors, more comfortable design and more economic price to bring you a better enjoyment. You have a better choice now to add to the original accessories.

    The E3 MOVE SUIT include 4 parts :
    E3 Navigation Controller, E3 motion controller, E3 Camera , and E3 camera stand

    For more information, check their site:
    e3-tech.net

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 04/12/2011 , @ 08:06pm

     

    Im sure there are those of you that updated to the new 4.0 OFW that Sony released last week, you needn’t worry as you will be able to downgrade, which has been confirmed by various people/devs including DiGiTaLAnGeL from digitalangel.it, it should be safe to say that all future firmwares will be downgrade able, but its still always better to have confirmation.

    Source DiGiTaLAnGeL Via Twitter

    BTW, this is the device you should be buying instead of that junk True Blue, with Progskeet, you can downgrade to CFW, for backups and Homebrew, then update to play online and download PSN games, then downgrade back to CFW :)

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 19/11/2011 , @ 12:06pm

     

    Seemed our chinese E3 friends took the news of many bricks (even unrecoverable with their brickguide by soldering a Tristate to SBE wire) with E3 seriously and released a dump checker tool:

    E3 Nor dump checker V1.0 released. It help you check if the backup bios is corret or wrong. We suggest user check the backup bios first before downgrade, it will lower the risk of brick !

    That seemed a bit too optimistic, even when it doesn’t claim 100% validity, so I decided to test that program to a bricktest!

    Inserted where several known faults in specific regions, that would be invalid for any flash (e.g. resulting in a RLOD or YLOD brick - even unrecoverable because also perconsolespecific data was overwritten!).

    The results where posted on the wiki by me :

    Quick bulletproof test

    does not test:

    • bootldr (corrupted binary not detected)
    • metldr (corrupted binary not detected)
    • bootldr size (both under- and oversize not detected)
    • metldr size (both under- and oversize not detected)
    • cISD (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • cCSD (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • trvk_prg0 (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • trvk_prg1 (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • trvk_pkg0 (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • trvk_pkg1 (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • eEID (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • cvtrm (didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • CELL_EXTNOR_AREA (didn’t catch brick-byte error)

    partly test:

    • ROS0 (but didn’t catch brick-byte error)
    • ROS1 (but didn’t catch brick-byte error)

    does test:

    • headerprefix (“00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00″)
    • header (“00 00 00 00 AC 0F FF E0 00 00 00 00 AD DE EF BE”)
    • header (“FI.I”)
    • headersuffix “(FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF FF”)
    • filetable (“saceru_eoldare..” etc.)

    Conclusion: USELESS, brickdumps will still show as ‘valid’.

    Recommendation: use Flowrebuilder instead and common sense like mentioned on Hardware flashing page.

    If you like to give this checker a try, be adviced, it crashed about 50 times when I was testing (about every 2 checks) - not sure if it was my PC only.

    Download: http://www.multiupload.com/RV3PN9GVTA

    Sources:

    • http://www.e3-tech.net/
    • http://www.ps3devwiki.com/index.php?…r_dump_checker
  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 27/10/2011 , @ 03:30pm

     

    Most of you should already know what the E3 flasher is, for those of you who have been living in a cave and don’t know what it is, read this thread.

    For those of you thinking of buying it, but unsure of how easy/hard it is to install Chris from ChrisTechTV has released a video tutorial on how to install the E3 Flasher.

    At the moment the E3 flasher only supports flashing NOR consoles, so here is a compatibility list:

    Finally the Video Tutorial:

    Source ChrisTechTV Facebook

  • Posted by Pirate , on 21/10/2011 , @ 09:29pm

     

    Reports are coming in that the E3 flashers are finally shipping and a few people have started to get their hands on them. PS3Hax member stiV, just got his a few hours ago and was nice enough to post a small review and pictures of the chip. Is it worth it? Read his review to find out.



    To quote:

    I got my E3 flasher today… After playing around a few hours I am seriously frustrated. I am a noob at PS3 hacking/flashing, but I am not a noob with computers or fuddling around with hardware. I thought I could to it if I had a decent tutorial.

    I have a CECH-2004A, the mainboard layout is simply different, than the one in the tutorial. There is one place where I THINK the clip needs to go, but the chip is turned by 90 degrees (or 270, who knows), which *ucks up the whole softboard … I think I did it right (tried both possible ways), but I still can’t get it to work.

    The tutorial has a very bad english (to the point where i sometimes don’t get what it ir trying to tell me), other languages (at least german) are even more *ucked up (it’s like they put the document into google translator).

    The blue lights (that should give error codes), are just alternatively flashing (1347-2468-etc…)

    —————————

    I think I just broke my E3 Flasher…

    There is another big difference. The HDD case itself is different, and also the form factor where the HDD case fits in is different. As a result, you can not get the e3 flasher softboard into the position you need it to be. It needs to go STRAIGHT to the connector pins on the e3 flasher board, which is impossible. I got it working (ehm, “connected”) two times, but I broke my e3 flasher board the third time:

    —————————

    The differences in the case are shown in this picture. The original has that hole, which is NEEDED, there is something standing out inside. The E3flasher case gets “bent” (seriously bent) (sorry, I am not native english) when you try to put it in, as a result, the softboard gets jammed… (which can break it too).

    —————————

    In short: It could work, but for the slim version I have, I definitely need a new HDD case and a new softboard thingy. And a new e3 flasher board, those connector pins look dead to me :-(

    Never be an early adopter.
    Since i wanted this to be able to use the PS3 as a media center (which would be its primary use), i guess i’m gonna sell it again and stick to pc games and get a simple streaming device.

    —————————-

    because it has a completely different layout (the CMOS battery is somewhere else eg.). The other side has no chips, transistors or anything else. It is the correct side of the board - definitely. I’m gonna make some pictures

    as you can see, there are multiple differences. The tip with the “big dot” in the corner could help, if the dot would be visible in any one of the pictures in the tutorial pdf, which it isn’t :-(

    and again: I already broke my flasher board connector.

    You can view his full review spread over various posts at his thread HERE.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 14/10/2011 , @ 10:25am

     

    Updates to story follow below. So more word from Team E3DIY for the anticipated E3 flasher. They have contacted PS3Hax and have confirmed that they will begin shipping units on the 13th. They also have made available the SLIM install PDF guide which you can download here. More information at their website here.

    The biggest change you guys should be aware of that the versions shipping will not feature dual-booting. This is mainly due to the need of manually soldering additional wires. They told us to expect another version with the dual booting ability soon.

    To quote:

    E3 flasher LIMITED version start to ship on 13th. We are sorry for the delay because CLIP component is very low rate .
    We had to ship small quantity like 100-200pcs every day recently , we are working hard to improve those problem.

    Now you can get new slim installation manual with clip from official web.

    E3 flasher limited version fixed on NOR FLASH FAT console not so good, you can know some from official web ,
    sure all NOR FLASH console is NO SOLDER include SLIM AND NOR FLASH FAT .

    We are regret that we had to cancel some function like dual boot from E3 FLASHER LIMITED version
    becuase NO solder function added(CLIP). We will develop a new flasher to add those function with few wire solder.

    We take some picture for E3 FLASHER LIMITED production, you can know production status official web .

    UPDATE 1:

    Got this email below from Team E3DIY:

    We think lots of user mis-understand us, here is some clarification.
    1: E3 FLASHER LIMITED still provide 11 accessory, include esata station.
    2: we design e3 flasher on solder way at first, this way can get dual boot well. But later we change hardware and software design because of adding clip. so finally it’s difficult to get dual boot function on e3 flasher clip version.
    3: You still can get 3.72 and 3.55 switch with 2 HDD, it need more steps than dual boot, maybe we can call it half dual boot. This way no need any solder. We will release this half dual boot way in few days, you just upgrade e3 flasher limited and get it work.
    4: We are working hard to allow e3 flasher limited vesion works really dual boot, but we can’t promise now because lots of changes.
    5: We upload all neccessory software and manual, you can go here to download and enjoy one key downgrade.
    6: New e3 flasher should come out in few month with more fantastic function !

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 08/10/2011 , @ 04:38pm

     

    The Progkseet Flasher guys gave updated their Software and it is now also available for Mac OSX (iSkeet) and Linux (YASkeet).

    @uf6667: #ProgSkeet : Updates for the flashers, now supporting OSX, Linux, Windows - progskeet.com/download.php - thanks to Ago & bmx

    Download at ProgSkeet Homepage

    via Twitter