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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    Secondly, the old guides are outdated and need refreshed.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 Pirate , on 30/07/2013 , @ 06:14pm

     

    uf6667 has released more updates to his tool, Winskeet. The latest update brings improvements to NAND support and a bitstream checker.

    Changelog:

    130721:

    • NAND works PERFECT now
    • last bitstream before final release
    • progskeet core was rewritten and command set reimplemented in qt (hence the lack of releases in almost a week)
    • versioning added (it will check if you are using the appropriate bitstream, which is located in /bitstream)
    • use of files to load presets (instead of using the box on the first page)… nand is still in the making, so I left the first box as-is for now
    • CFI for NOR works however, presets include most popular NORs but you can also save them (click “Dump CFI” and then “yes” when you are asked to save. put them in /cfi/)
    • handshakes implemented (goodbye timeouts! might, but doesn’t have to, make it slower though… on the other hand, this might enable calibration for specific computers/chipsets )
    • usb core had a bug where it would just keep writing to fifo regardless of full or not, but this has been fixed
    • SPI flashing added! (will only be available once I release it for every platform though)

    [VIA]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 09/04/2013 , @ 01:47pm

     

    @JorisD33 has released a Windows application allowing Custom Firmware users to unban permanently their PlayStation 3 by re-flashing their NOR/NAND with a patched dump containing a valid IDPS.

    This tool is useful only if you want to update to the latest Officiel Firmware and use PSN again and if you got a valid (and legit) IDPS.

    Quoted from ReadMe.txt :

    IDPS Changer 1.1
    by Joris

    * What do this application do? *

    This application will change your IDPS and optionally your MAC address into your flash dump

    * How can I use it? *

    Just put a VALID(!) NOR/NAND dump called dump.bin and your eEID Root Key called eid_root_key.bin into the same directory, run the program and enter your new IDPS
    Your modified dump will be created as dump_patched.bin, you just have to flash it back to your console

    * How can I dump my eEID Root Key? *

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/content/…required-2481/

    * How can I dump my flash? *

    - Hardware flasher (E3, Teensy, Progskeet…)
    - Multiman (

    How to Backup Flash in multiMAN [Tutorial] - YouTube

    )
    - …

    * How can I byte-reverse my dump? *

    Flowrebuilder: http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Valid…#Flowrebuilder
    If you byte-reverse your dump before using this application, remember to byte-reverse it back after the procedure

    CHANGELOG:

    *1.0 :
    - Initial release

    This application is based on libeeid and PS3DevWiki ressource.

    Source :

    http://d-h.st/users/JorisD33/

    http://www.ps3gen.fr/forums/topic-de…t48726-60.html

    Alternate download :

    https://mega.co.nz/#!fEslTAjR!D6CIbF…v_DVapZyDEhiyc

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 30/03/2013 , @ 02:45pm

     

    The long awaited fix for Progskeet 1.2 is finally here, uf6667 confirms this should fix the write issues people were getting with 1.2

    uf6667 said he will get it on progskeet.com later on hopefully
    Enjoy!

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    ProgSkeet_12_130330_1909.dat

    Source PS3 Dev Wiki

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 29/03/2013 , @ 05:19pm

     

    @Rogero , famous for his work on Rogero Manager and Rogero CFW, has Updated PS3 Nor and Nand Auto Patcher to v0.04
    The application patches valid PlayStation 3 NOR & Nand dumps with proper downgrade files necessary for downgrading/unbricking PlayStation consoles.

    ChangeLog

    initial release v 0.01
    ————————

    • Compatible with both E3 and ProgSkeet Nor dumps.
    • Checking your PS3 Nor Dump if it is Byte-Reversed or No.
    • Applying the correct downgrade patches depending on the Dump type detected.
    • Eliminating the need to byte-swap the dump in order to apply the patches.
    • Making the patching easier rather then using several programs to do it.

    v 0.04
    ——-

    • Added new Rogero CFW4.40 v1.02 patches.
    • Works for any PS3 model with downgradable metldr revision (not metldr2) including PS3 with Minver 3.56
    • No more FSM is needed for downgrading.
    • Added detection of non-downgradable “metldr” revisions.
    • Added support for Interleaved NAND Dumps (now will patch both Nor and Nand dumps)

    How to use:

    Drag and Drop any Nor or Interleaved NAND Dump onto the executable,
    it will detect the dump type and patch it accordingly with CFW4.40 patches.

    Warning:

    This program does not check for the dump validity,
    you must provide a good dump previously checked and verified.

    It will patch the dump image even if it’s not a 100% valid dump,
    the program only does some minimal checks before patching
    assuming that the user have provided a valid dump.

    Download PS3 Nor and Nand Auto Patcher v0.04.exe
    Download PS3 Nor and Nand Auto Patcher v0.04.exe MIRROR
    Download PS3 Nor and Nand Auto Patcher v0.04.exe MIRROR 2
    Download PS3 Nor and Nand Auto Patcher v0.04.exe MIRROR 3

    Source: Tortuga-Cove

    Thanks to Nicolas19 and Simonbuck for the news submission.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 24/03/2013 , @ 08:18am

     

    http://www.teamsgk.net/viewtopic.php…3d36b3ff8f0136

    I really dont care for this CFW, but in the tradition of posting developments and for the purposes of completion here is what’s going on:

    Translation:

    4.40.1 changelog:
    1: Adding Core OS compler 4.40
    2: Adding and all self SPRX 4.40
    3: QA flag enabled
    4: pup can be used Checkoff downgrade with E3 flasher or progskeet :D

    To set the debug menu setting on the xmb then went parameter has made ​​networks and (L2 L1 L3 R1 R2 DOWN on DPAD)

    Installation:
    0: installable on all cfw 3.55 4.21 4.30 and 4.31v3.2, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2,5.0,5.1,5.2
    1: toujour have qa flag enabled and system update debug ON
    2: Copy the pup in your usb in PS3/UPDATE
    3: from the xmb (cfw4.31-cfw4.30-cfw421-cfw3.55)
    4: Update system
    5: update from storage

    Notice it isnt installable on OFW above 3.55 yet….. <cough>

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 04/11/2012 , @ 03:10am

     

    A guy called jubytoo from EOL achieved this ;) . Is confirmed but if you brick you are at your own. BE CAREFUL.

    The ones who have as least version 3.56 on their PS3 are in lucky week.
    With the collaboration of Varicela and Luckymas we achieved install CFW 4.30 E3 in this type of consoles.

    With this method we can install CFW (FOR NOW ONLY CFW 4.30 E3) without do a downgrade process from any OFW superior or inferior to 3.55 but not superior to 4.30. ( PS3 WITH 4.31 OFW FOR NOW IT’S NOT POSSIBLE, YOU POSSIBLE BRICK IF YOU TRY).

    WARNING: This method is VALID only for consoles with minimum OFW 3.56 with no metldr2.

    To do this we will need this patches Patchv1 Three Musketeers:
    Download = http://www.mediafire.com/?54r17h5dt054ohx

    We don’t need a dongle but we need a FLASHER to get our dump, there are many tutorials here on EOL as well on other sites on how to do it with progskeet, E3 or teensy. 

    Once we have our DUMP we will patch this offsets:

    patch1 : OFFSET 0C0010 LEGHT 6FFFE0
    patch2 : OFFSET 7C0010 LEGHT 6FFFE0
    patch3 : OFFSET 80000 LEGHT 20000
    patch4 : OFFSET A0000 LEGHT 20000
    patch5 : OFFSET 40000 LEGHT 20000
    patch6 : OFFSET 60000 leght 20000

    Once patched will be write it with a flasher, start the PS3. Recovery will kick in and we will copy to a pendrive CFW 4.30 E3 with PS3/UPDATE folder structure. (If you were on 4.30 OFW the console will start normally, in this case we have to enter in recovery and update to CFW 4.30 E3 from there).

    THIS WAS TESTED IN MANY 3.56 PS3′S. ( WE SUPPUOSE THAT A PS3 WITH OFW MINIMUM 3.60 NO METLDR2 WORKS BUT THIS WAS NOT TESTED).
    WE DON’T HELD RESPONSABLE FOR BAD USE OR IF YOU BRICK DOING THIS.

    Data that will be useful to you:

    - ON PS3 WITH 3.56 OFW MINIMUM YOU CAN’T DOWNGRADE NEVER FROM 4.30 BUT YOU CAN DO IT WITH OTHER FUTURE PATCHES TO ANOTHER CFW OR JUST INSTALL OFW IF YOU GET TIRED.

    - THIS PATCHES ONLY WORKS TO INSTALL CFW 4.30 E3 (If you need with multiman i can translate that) OTHER CFW’S STILL BEING 4.30 WILL INDICATE THAT THE DATA IS CORRUPTED WHEN WE TRY TO INSTALL FROM RECOVERY.

    Many thanks to EOL.

    Translated by Hellsing9

    [Download] = http://www.mediafire.com/?54r17h5dt054ohx

    [Source] = http://www.elotrolado.net/hilo_cfw-4…36#p1730612355

     

  • Posted by manster , on 01/11/2012 , @ 11:12am

     

    uf6667 has released an update for ProgSkeet 1.0 (Limited White Edition), 1.1 (Crystal Blue Edition) and 1.2. More information and downloads can be found at the links below.

    ProgSkeet 1.0 / 1.1 -> “1.2 Lite” conversion

    ProgSkeet 1.2 Bitstream [121101.1223]

    via Twitter

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 30/10/2012 , @ 06:03pm

     

    Yay we now have new CFW’s to install on our PS3′s, that is awesome, but unfortunately, that has brought with it a new wave of n00bs, now don’t get me wrong, i’m not bashing n00bs, we are all n00bish at something, but it appears that n00bs in the PS3 Scene don’t like to read information, so this is why i will sticky this on the front page for a little while, so i will get on with things:

    Q.) I’m too afraid to risk going to 4.xx CFW, how can i still have Homebrew ?
    A.) Well this is obviously the wrong thread for you, i advise you read this article regarding Jailbreaking on the stable 3.55 CFW, so go here:
    PS3 Jailbreaking F.A.Q - An Amateur Users Guide - Revised For 2012

     For those of you wanting 4.xx CFW, then continue reading below.

    Q.) I have a 3K or 4K model, can i install 4.xx CFW.
    A.) No any model in which you cannot downgrade to 3.55 or any model that has the new bootldr cannot have CFW installed, there is no timeline of when these models will be hacked or if they will ever be hacked, so go away and try and find a downgradeable model, for the rest of you lucky people with good PS3′s, continue below :)

    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.) 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.

    Q.) So how do i do all this and do it safely ?
    A.) READ BELOW!!!!!!!!

    DOWNGRADING

    Now here is one of the best downgrading guides available on the internet, it is created by PS3HaX member baileyscream.
    Ultimate Fool Proof Guide: Ps3 Hardware Downgrading

    INSTALLING A NEW CUSTOM FIRMWARE(Rogero)

    This installation guide is dedicated to Rogeros CFW, so my advice is that you go to Tortuga Cove, you visit his thread regarding his latest CFW and YOU READ EVERYTHING IN THE THREADS FIRST POST, click the link below:
    Rogero CEX-4.30 v1.00

    Itskamel’s 4.30 CFW n00b Tutorial(Rogero)

    If the above “INSTALLING A NEW CUSTOM FIRMWARE” was too hard for you, then you should try itskamel n00b Tutorial

    Itskamel’s 4.30 CFW n00b tutorial for Rogero

    INSTALLING A NEW CUSTOM FIRMWARE(Rex -Rebug)

    This installation guide is dedicated to Rebugs CFW, so my advice is that you go to Rebug.me, you visit his thread regarding their latest CFW and YOU READ EVERYTHING IN THE THREADS FIRST POST, click the link below:

    REBUG 3.55.3 and 4.21.1 REX EDITIONS and ’999′ DOWNGRADER

    Itskamel’s 4.21 CFW n00b Tutorial(Rex -Rebug)

    Here is Itskamel with his usual awesome tutorial, i know he isnt a developer and he hates being called one, but i personally think he should have the “Homebrew Developer” title or a permanent “VIP” status because of his constant dedication to helping his fellow PS3HaX members

    itskamel’s n00b REBUG REX tutorial

     

    OTHER USEFUL TIPS AND HELP

    PS3HaX member CaptainCPS-X has written quite a good quide for those installing Rogero’s 4.30CFW, here it is:
    CaptainCPS-X’s Quick Tips For Those Jumping From CFW’s

    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 17/10/2012 , @ 02:50am

     

    Awesome PS3 developer Rogero has updated his firmware version to 3.7, with some of the following fixes.

     

    -added passphrase
    -added fix for the old black screen titles
    -4.25 spoof

    Tortuga Cove resident Rogero has released a long awaited update to his CFW. This one covers PSN access, 4.25 Spoofing, pesky BSD games and much more…. Thanks again Rogero for all your hard work!
    v3.7 changes
    1- Updated the Passphrase to allow PSN/SEN access without the need to use any other tool, just install the CFW and connect to PSN/SEN.
    Credits to eussNL and the PS3DevWiki for the valuable and always up-to-date source of information.

    2- Added a fix in the CFW for the old Black Screen Titles that needed: USB Mount (Rogero Manager) / Select+X (Multiman) to run from external HDD.
    Now the same titles can run from internal HDD fine too with this CFW.
    Credits to Deank for his continuous efforts on Multiman and many other PS3 tools/fixes.

    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:
    - Updated the Passphrase to allow PSN/SEN access without the need to use any other tool, just install the CFW and connect to PSN/SEN.
    - Added a fix in the CFW for the old Black Screen Titles that needed: USB Mount (Rogero Manager) / Select+X (Multiman) to run from external HDD.
    Now the same titles can run from internal HDD fine too with this CFW.
    - Built-in system version spoof to 4.25 to prevent accidental system updates.
    - 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.

    Original 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.
    - Custom Boot Logo.
    - built-in “Heavy Rain” dynamic theme.

    DOWNLOAD

    SOURCE

  • 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 Annelies , on 11/08/2012 , @ 12:01am

     

    Rogero, famous for his work on Rogero Manager and Rogero CFW, has released an application he calls PS3 Nor Dump Auto-Patcher. The application patches valid PlayStation 3 NOR dumps with proper downgrade files necessary for downgrading/unbricking PlayStation consoles. More from Rogero:

    N.B:
    Always make several Nor Dumps and Validate your dump properly before proceeding to patch it and Flash it back.
    This Link have all the info needed to validate the Dump -> PS3 DevWiki, Validating flash dumps
    A Ps3 without a valid Nor/Nand Dump is non-recoverable.

    PS3 Nor Dump Auto-Patcher v0.01 by Rogero 11/Aug/2012
    —————————————————————————————————————-
    - Compatible with both E3 and ProgSkeet Nor dumps.
    - Checking your PS3 Nor Dump if it is Byte-Reversed or No.
    - Applying the correct downgrade patches depending on the Dump type detected.
    - Eliminating the need to byte-swap the dump in order to apply the patches.
    - Making the patching easier rather then using several programs to do it.

    [Download]
    [Source]

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 10/08/2012 , @ 12:03am

     

    Since most of the new users of our community *Fail* to see the BIG AND FULL OF COLORS banner i will clarify this:

     

    DOWNGRADE:

    First you have to CHECK if you can downgrade your PS3:

    • Use MinVerChk PUP from ps3devwiki = download
    • Use as reference the SKU models = click
    • ON NAND you have TO SOLDER. USING PROGSKEET OR TEENSY++.
    • ON NOR CONSOLES You can USE E3 FLASHER (CLIP = NIGHTMARE IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO PROPERLY SEAT IT! WARNING!!!!) IF YOU CAN DOWNGRADE YOUR PS3, EVEN IF YOU CAN DOWNGRADE YOU HAVE TO DO TRISTATE/SBE SOMETIMES IN ORDER JUST IN CASE TO AVOID A BRICK OR IF YOU BRICK GET A CHANCE TO UNBRICK YOUR PS3. (And TEENSY++ and progskeet as well if you have serious soldering skills)

    FLASHING YOUR PS3 WITH E3 FLASHER:

    • Keep in mind that the CLIP if it’s bad seated can be give you 10000 BAD DUMPS so you can brick on worst case PERMA-BRICK .
    • The CLIP is the worst nightmare and most of the times the main reason of bricks, you have to read and read more to avoid getting in more problems.
    • Check and double check as many times you need your DUMPS!!! If you NEED HELP JUST ASK!!!

    Use PS3DEVWIKI E3 PAGE and READ! = CLICK

     

    PSN:

    • IF YOU DOWNGRADE YOU HAVE NO PSN ACCESS EVEN IF YOU CONVERTED TO DEX.
    • IF YOU CONVERT TO DEX YOU DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO PSN.

    SERIES 3K or 3000:

    YOU CAN’T USE A DOWNGRADE FLASHER ON 3K MODELS IS USELESS! SO YOU CAN’T DOWNGRADE!!!

     

    Regards

    Hellsing9

  • 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 Pirate , on 10/07/2012 , @ 03:52pm

     

    Heres a quick update from Rogero bringing his CFW to v3.4.

    To quote:

    v3.4
    ——
    1- Privacy Patch removed.
    2- Added built in PSN/SEN access, which allows going online with this CFW without any additional tools required
    (This CFW have been tested on many slims tonight, but as usual, use it on your own risk…)

    -v3.3 Updated the system version spoof to 4.21 to prevent accidental system updates (won’t allow going online in any way)

    -v3.2 Updated the system version spoof to 4.20 to prevent accidental system updates (won’t allow going online in any way)

    -v3.1 BSOD problem on some PS3 machines after downgrade now is fixed..

    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 4.20 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 downgrade 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

    N.B: please note that Rogero Manager v8.5 or newer are only compatible with this CFW V2
    because the CFW have the built in version spoofed to 3.70 and older versions of the Manager (8.4 and lower)
    can’t recognize it and won’t be able to load the necessary payload.

    Cheers

    [Source and download]

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 08/07/2012 , @ 11:08am

     

    Rogero has updated his popular CFW, to implement 4.21 spoof, before people ask what the difference is between this and Kmeaw, this is like Kmeaw on steroids, here is some info about this firmware:

    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 4.20 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 downgrade 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 :)

    Download and Source

    Also if you would like a non bloated backup manager, check Rogero Backup Manager:
    Download it here.

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 04/07/2012 , @ 04:39pm

     

    Sometime ago, a research done by US Military *suggested* that the Actel/Microsemi ProASIC3 chips with sophisticated encryption revealed a backdoor (not like the computer OS backdoor) being in the eye of the storm, China about this problem. Since the Chip is manufactured in that Country.
    The ones who don’t know Actel, this is being used in many devices in differents areas. Funny fact this one is the most *common* to see in the scene, progskeet has one as TB. Any hardware flasher that needs some serious options to resolve certain problems, the best solution = Actel (low cost)

    Problem is with so much power comes a bigger responsability and seems that Actel has a big, nice and not covered backdoor.
    Just to quote something:

    “The backdoor is only available on the actual silicon and is has not been detected in any firmware loaded onto the chip.
    Traditionally, bugs or flaws in firmware are easily fixed with a patch. No fixes are available for the actual hardware of the chip or silicon which makes the group’s findings even more alarming since the devices are actively deployed in the field. Skorobogatov further states, “This permits a new and disturbing possibility of a large scale Stuxnet-type attack via a network or the Internet on the silicon itself. If the key is known, commands can be embedded into a worm to scan for JTAG, then to attack and reprogram the firmware remotely.” The only known fix would be to recall all chips in use for replacement, which is highly unlikely at this point.”

    The chip has an unique KEY that if it get’s in the wrong hands can lead to a nice large scale problem. Someone knowing that UNIQUE key can do pretty much anything he wants. When the quote makes mention to Stuxnet = Stuxnet is a computer worm that attaches itself deep into a computer system (usually SCADA equipment) discovered in 2010 labeled as the 21th century trojan horse.

    Here the thing get more complicated:

    This (issue) has sparked much debate in the chip community and again raises the question as to why some of our highest security electronic devices are being made in a region that is widely known for stealing intellectual property rights (ring any bells?) and leading the trend in counterfeiting devices. Even if this case isn’t found to be designed with malicious intent, doesn’t this keep the door wide open for that to happen in the future?.

    The chip is used by low cost and high and wide *options* that can offer. This catched my attention, in may some news portals posted about the risk of using this chip, someone halted on a boing 787 that with this backdoor problem that could allow the chip to be taken over via the internet.
    The back door may have been inserted by Actel itself (they think but the opinions pretty much divided about who actually created that backdoor), whose ProASIC3 chip is used in medical, automotive, communications and consumer products, as well as military use.

    What you think?.

    Sources:
    Actel
    Cyber Attack concern on 787 boing
    Microsemi denies Chip Security

    P.s: I know it’s not a PS3 news, but it’s related in some way.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 28/06/2012 , @ 07:10am

     

    Tortuga Coves resident PS3 Dev Rogero has released an update to his CFW/MFW, here is a quote from the source thread:

    -v3.2 Updated the system version spoof to 4.20 to prevent accidental system updates (won’t allow going online in any way)

    -v3.1 BSOD problem on some PS3 machines after downgrade now is fixed..

    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 4.20 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 downgrade 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 :)

    N.B: please note that Rogero Manager v8.5 or newer are only compatible with this CFW V2
    because the CFW have the built in version spoofed to 3.70 and older versions of the Manager (8.4 and lower)
    can’t recognize it and won’t be able to load the necessary payload.

    Cheers

    Source Tortuga Cove

    Download

    Alternate Source/Download PS3 Dev Wiki

    Also for those of you who want a less bloated, more reliable Backup manager, check out:
    Rogero Manager v8.5