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  • 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    Secondly, the old guides are outdated and need refreshed.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 PS3Hax Member News , on 23/02/2013 , @ 01:20pm

     

    The first English and far most comprehensive and objective review of the 3K3y Optical Disc Drive Emulator (ODDE) for the has been published. I’ve had the opportunity to test the device for some time and have as always given a straight to the point no spin write-up of my experiences with the device including installing, operating the hardware and software.

    This review also includes the first look at features yet to even be advertised and my impressions on how they greatly enhance the device. Like the device or not it’s in the scene and not going anywhere - so you might as well familiarize yourself with it.

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  • Posted by manster , on 03/01/2013 , @ 09:47am

     

    D3CH and aerosoul94 have discovered how to edit the memory of the PS3 in real-time. Check out the video and the tutorial below for more information.

    Originally Posted by D3cH

    Hello everyone!

    First off I want to say special thanks to aerosoul94, we discovered this few months ago, we did alot of mods, and now this is the time for release!

    Ok, so now I’ll explain how to edit memory of PS3 games in real time.

    Tools needed :

    • A PS3 with a DEX firmware
    • ProDG Target Manager and ProDG Debugger (they got leaked just google it)
    • make_fself.exe
    • The ELF file of the game you want to mod

    /! - Your PS3 must be wired, it will not work if you’re using WiFi - /!

    Ok first, start ProDG Target Manager and go on “Search For Targets” then press the refresh button to start scanning, if all is ok your PS3 should be detected, just right click on it and move it to “Debugging Station” group then double click on it, it will add your PS3 into your targets list.

    Now in your targets list, right click on your PS3 then choose “Connect”, once your PS3 is connected you can start ProDG Debugger (if it’s asking you to select a target then just select your PS3).
    You will see a window called “Memory”, that’s in this window that you will edit the memory of the game you want.

    Ok now you need to make a fself (with make_fself.exe) of the ELF you want to edit memory, just go into cmd then put make_fself x.elf EBOOT.BIN where x is your ELF (it will create the EBOOT), once you have your file just put it in your PS3 in the right game folder.

    In ProDG Debugger you should see a process appear in the “Processes” window, right click on it then choose “Attach Process” then “Continue without symbols” now your process is attached and you can view memory, but when you attach it, ProDG pauses the process, you have to continue it, just go in ProDG Target Manager, expand the list of your PS3, go to “Kernel Explorer”, highlight the process then press the “Continue” icon (you can also continue it with ProDG Debugger).

    Now you’re done and you can edit memory of your game, by the way there are other options in ProDG Debugger, you can add breakpoints, show disassembly, etc. Also don’t forget to refresh memory or just enable “Auto Update” option.

    Here is a screen of how it looks like :

    Example of real time modding :

    Video link: http://youtu.be/JfISUnGpV-k

    Enjoy your memory editing !!

    Source: NGU

    Thanks to 0×00 for the news tip!

  • Posted by manster , on 28/12/2012 , @ 04:11am

     

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    Lately, there has been a lot of questions regarding Game Save resigning in the PS3HaX forums. So if you need help with that or want to know how it works, PS3HaX member gingerbread has put together a few tutorials with different methods to help you out. Click on the image or on the link below to get to the thread.

    PS3HaX

    [Tutorial] How to use someone else’s PS3 Game Save. [Various Methods] @ PS3HaX Forum

  • Posted by manster , on 15/12/2012 , @ 01:44pm

     

    If you want to know how to use the lately released Save Game Tools by flatz, this tutorial by zorrolaro (posted in the PS3HaX Tutorials Section) will help you.
     

    Required tools:

    • pfdtool by flatz http://rghost.ru/42242210
    • wireshark http://www.wireshark.org/download.html
    • PS3 ProxyServer by CF3B5 http://www.ps3hax.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=92
    • .net 1.1 runtimes (for PS3 PoxyServer) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downl…ils.aspx?id=26
    1. Create a folder near your root drive for pfdtool (i.e. c:/pfdtool/), then extract all files into that folder from the linked archive.
    2. Download and install wireshark and winPcap (included with the wireshark installer)
    3. Download and install the .net runtimes
    4. Download and install PS3 ProxyServer
    5. Open a command prompt (start menu -> all programs -> accessories -> command prompt) and enter command “ipconfig”. Write down the IPv4 address (should look like 192.168.0.10 or something similar)
    6. Open PS3 ProxyServer and copy the IPv4 address you wrote down into the IP Address field and check of PS3 mode, leave the other options alone. Hit the big start button. Keep you IPv4 number handy, you’ll need it again. Leave this program running.
    7. Open Wireshark. On the left side there is an option to start capture. Left click with your mouse to select the appropriate network adapter listed below the start command. If you are not sure about which adapter to use, select them all using ctrl + left mouse click. Hit the start button once you’ve highlighted the appropriate adapters. Leave this program running.
    8. Boot up your PS3 and navigate to Settings -> Network Settings -> Internet Connection Settings. on the first page select Custom, on the second select whether you are connected wirelessly or wired. Skip all other options by hitting right on your controller until you get to the Proxy Server page, then select use for that option. input the IPv4 address you wrote down earlier into the top field. Make sure that the port number on this page matches the port number on PS3 ProxyServer (should both say 8080). Skip to the last page on the configuration and hit x. Test connection when prompted by hitting x again. As long as the top 3 fields say succeeded you can carry on to the next step. if not, review your settings in this step and steps 5 and 6 and retry.
    9. Sign into the playstation network and login to the psn store.
    10. Go back to your pc and check Wireshark. There should be a whole bunch of information displayed on the screen, don’t worry you don’t need to know what it means. Press [ctrl]+ e to stop capturing, then press [ctrl]+f to bring up your search dialogue. Under “find” check of “string” and under “Search In” check off “Packet bytes”. Enter 0000000100 as your search criteria and hit enter. If the necessary packet was found, in the bottom frame it should show the number highlighted on the right side (plaintext view) to ensure you have the right packet, right before the highlighted text it should say “devideID”:” and then the numbers you searched for. Take all the numbers and letters starting with your highlighted numbers and copy everything down until you find the next quotation mark in the plaintext. You should have a total of 32 digits written down. Should look something like 000000010084 followed by a bunch of letters and numbers. This is your console id.
    11. Go to the folder you installed pfdtool in. Open global.conf in notepad. Eidt the line where it says console_id=by adding the console id you just captured after the =. Also change the other fields that are bolded below to match

      ; Global settings

      [global]
      authentication_id=1010000001000003
      console_id=00000001008400xxx01dxxxx239xx6x6
      user_id=00000001
      syscon_manager_key=D413B89663E1FE9F75143D3BB4565274
      keygen_key=6B1ACEA246B745FD8F93763B920594CD53483B82
      savegame_param_sfo_key=0C08000E090504040D010F000406020209060D03

      trophy_param_sfo_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
      tropsys_dat_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
      tropusr_dat_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
      troptrns_dat_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
      tropconf_sfm_key=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
      fallback_disc_hash_key=D1C1E10B9C547E689B805DCD9710CE8D

      Save file and exit (make sure you save as .conf not .txt)

    12. Open the games.conf file in the same folder. Edit it as follows for NA retail disc version only. You’ll have a different game id (the BLUS30982) and secure_file_id. You’ll need to ask for someone on the forums to get those for you if you are using a different region, version or entirely differnt game. You can add additional games follwing the same layout by adding more lines. The disc_hash_key is commented out, so you will get a notifaction everytime you use pfdtool, but it still works fine.

      ; “Borderlands 2″
      [BLUS30982]
      ;disc_hash_key=
      secure_file_id:*=02010508040102010508030A0F070C0D

      Save and close the file once you are done adding games. Again make sure you save as .conf, not .txt.

    13. Make sure you have a copy of your save game on your pc. I like to copy them right into the same folder as pfdtool to make for shorter commands.
    14. You are now ready to actually use pfdtool. Navigate your command prompt to the folder you installed it (command to use is simply the path of the folder, ie “c:/pfdtool”). To decrypt we use the following command:

      pfdtool -g BLUS30982 -d “C:/pfdtool/BLUS30982-SAVE-SAVE0001″ SAVE0001.SAV

      where the part in quotations will be changed to reflect your actual drive location and the name of the file will be changed to your actual file name. The file name and path are case sensitive, make sure you double check you have the right case.

    15. You now have a decrypted save file. Use your hex editor of choice or in the case of Borderlands 2 you can use the latest version of Gibbed’s Borderlands 2 Save Editor. Once you are done editing, sae your game again and onto the last step.
    16. All that’s left at this point is to encrypt the file again. See below, same notes as when decrypting about file path and name.

      pfdtool -g BLUS30982 -e “C:/pfdtool/BLUS30982-SAVE-SAVE0001″ SAVE0001.SAV

      you can now transfer your save game back to your ps3.

    A couple of quick notes: I have tried to make this as noob friendly as possible, but you still need some basic knowledge to follow this guide. Also, atm I really have no interest in modding any other save games so I do not have the info for other games to place in your games.conf file, though if anyone wants to post them I will be happy to add them to the guide. I did not write nor do I support any of the software mentioned in this guide.

    If you have any suggestions for additions to this guide, post in comments below ^^, happy modding.

    Source: PS3HaX