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  • Posted by Simonbuck , on 25/09/2013 , @ 02:37pm


    Here is the latest video from Diy E3 Team, for their ODE device launching Sept. 26th, 2013, which allows all PS3 models running any Original Firmware to play ‘backups, No eject, No restart.




    About the E3 ODE PRO

    After E3 FLASHER and E3 card reader, the E3TEAM take the E3 ODE PRO to user, which is the optical drive emulator for PS3. It Run game and movie ISO’s from all slim PS3 without the need to restrict your console to running on a CFW.

    E3 ODE PRO works on all slim console include 2xxx, 3xxx and 4xxx .

    Features List:

    • No eject and NO restart
    • Select game and run automatically
    • Supports all slim PS3′s including previously “unbreakable” 2k5,3k and 4k systems!
    • Select game, switch game and switch mode from E3 OS directly !
    • Play games on ODE mode or BD drive mode
    • Homebrew supported
    • Easy upgrade and easy use
    • Updatable via USB storage
    • High quality components used throughout
    • Built at a high tech facility
    • Easy installation on 25xx,3xxx and 4xxx series Slim and Super Slim series consoles with solder board (quick solder board)
    • Advanced software onboard and frequent free updates
    • BD Movie support to follow (In a future update)
    • PS1 and PS2 ISO support to follow ( in a future update)


    E3 ODE PRO package contain 3 boards and 5 cables, total 8 parts

  • 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    Secondly, the old guides are outdated and need refreshed.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


    (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.


    (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
    Iris Manager

    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.


    (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



    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 20/08/2013 , @ 10:19am


    Joonie86 has released a guide to help those of you trying to Fast Dual Boot using a E3 “NOR” Flasher, here is that tutorial:


    Hi this is Joonie. I’ve seen many people trying to do Fast Dual Boot by using E3 “NOR” Flasher.

    But it seems lot of people can’t get their firmware booted perfectly on both PS3 Nor and E3 Nor. So I decide to make this nice tutorial to help people.

    This guide was originally written in my language on the forum I administrate.

    And please understand I may have lots of typo due to the reason my native language is not English.

    This guide is a lot similar to what “pu6pu6″ wrote earlier when he introduced

    3.55/4.21/4.30 dualboot with OFW 4.30/4.31 but it’s easier and more simple

    and works with any version of CFW that has CoreOS Check disabled.

    I’ve been on this forum since last year and learned a lot of information

    So I’d like to say thanks a lot to the people who care about this forum!!!


    1. PS3 that uses Nor flash chip [manufactured in October 07 - December 10]
    2. E3 Nor Flasher Installation [I'd like to skip this part of tutorial since there's so many in this forum]
    3. E3 Flasher’s firmware update [10-27 , 2010] *Highly recommended*
    4. Two Hard drives which include one for OFW and another for CFW.
    5. Custom Firmware files that [CoreOS Hash check disabled] 
    6. Latest Official Firmware Files [if you you older version there's no point of doing this... lol]

    Let me explain what firmware you could choose to install for dual boot and why.
    I mentioned that you need the CFW that has CoreOS Hash check disabled
    the reason why you need this is because Final setup will take place on
    PS3 Nor flashchip with OFW installation, and once you install OFW your syscon will recognize your firmware as 4.46 [which is current latest official firmware build] but if you installed any CFW that CoreOS hash check disabled
    on E3 Nor flash chip it won’t give you any trouble because on E3 Nor flash
    it will skip the hash check and just boot fine but you need to follow this
    tutorial to the end because although it skips checking your CFW won’t boot without this method so please read through although you understand everything that I mentioned so far.

    Dual boot-able recommended custom firmware

    Rebug’s 3.55.4 REX / 4.21.2 REX / 4.30.2 REX / 4.41.3 REX/LITE / 4.46.1 REX/LITE

    Rogero’s 3.55 v3.7a / 4.21 v2.00 / 4.30 v2.05 / 4.40 1.03 / 4.41 1.00 / 4.46 1.01

    Habib’s 4.46 1.00-2.05

    as a reminder Rogero’s 4.21 v2.00 doesn’t have Install Package Files integrated so I wouldn’t recommend to use it unless you pre-install IPF “pkg” on that CFW hard drive before you update to Rogero’s 4.21 v2.00

    Explanation of switches on TF Cover board.

    OB FLASH = On board Flash which mean “Spansion” Nor chip on E3 Flasher.
    PS3 FLASH = Nor chip on PS3 motherboard

    1 :
    PS3 MODE = Normal PS3 Boot mode
    FLASH FUN = Halt PS3 Boot mode [mostly used for unbrick]
    2 :
    CFW : PS3 Boots from E3 NOR
    OFW : PS3 Boots from PS3 NOR

    3rd , 4th and 5th switches determent where you flash your nor dump from and to so these allow your flashing location

    for ex) SD card to PS3 Nor or E3 Nor, PS3 Nor to E3 Nor and vice versa, etc.

    3 : Choice of either back up or Flashing

    4 : Choice of location of your nor flash dump
    OB FLASH : E3 Nor Chip
    MicroSD [bkpps3.bin or bkpe3.bin files]

    5 : Choice of location where you want to flash to
    PS3 Nor Flash
    OB Flash

    6 : Always “LOCK”

    Dual boot Installation

    First of all you need to install the custom firmware of your choice “TWICE”

    the reason why you do this is because you want your console to be de-hashed by installing the same firmware version “TWICE”

    so that way your NOR flash would have the same firmware CoreOS version
    on both ROS0/ROS1.

    This is “VERY” Important and whole point of this dual boot thing.

    So once you install the same CFW twice on PS3 Nor. you’re good to go

    With this switch setting, your PS3 boots fine go ahead and

    back up your NOR flash dump by

    Switch : 001000

    this switch, after it’s finished your microSD card will have bkpps3.bin file.

    after the validation of this dump, rename your bkpps3.bin file to bkpe3.bin

    In order to flash the dump file to OB Flash. you can also directly copy your

    PS3 Nor Flash directly to the E3 Nor Flash, but I’ll explain later.

    Switch : 000010

    With this switch setting, you will be able to flash your E3 NOR Flash from

    the file that you just renamed to “bkpe3.bin” that’s in the microSD Card.

    After it’s finished, turn off your PS3 and change the switch setting like this

    See if it still boots fine with this switch setting, I think it should 

    and then turn off your ps3 and change the hdd drive that you want to

    install your OFW and put all the switch down just like you boot your PS3 in normal mode.

    as soon as you turn on your PS3, it will ask you to “Plug your controller and press home button”

    and install your OFW 4.46.

    I’d recommend install it “Twice” again here, because your ROS1 will still have your previous CFW’s core os files on PS3 Nor Flash.

    After the installation of OFW twice, your PS3 will be able to boot on both PS3 Nor and E3 Nor with two HDDs.

    this is the video I made when there was a new OFW 4.45 update came out although it caused a brick issue, at this time I was able to do OFW 4.45 and REBUG 4.30.2 Rex with CEX/DEX LV2 Kernal Swap.

    Special thanks to pu6pu6 and many scene developers and moderators on this forum! There’s lot to learn from this forum and I love this forum too much !!

    Please PM me to ask questions if you have any issue with this method.

    I’ve done OFW 4.46 with Rebug’s 3.55/4.21/4.30/4.41/4.46 with 0 problem.

  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 08/08/2013 , @ 08:32pm


    Yes, here we face a different method but to be honest and i hate to say that TB was already dead when got cracked. Coincidence?, i really don’t think so.

    If you have some device that has certain life-span. What you will do if you are making business with it?:
    1) You will try to increase that life-span to keep cash influx growing.

    If that device after certain amount of time is making you lose money. What you do?. It’s very simple:

    1) If you had support and good feedback with your customers. You just stop to give them.
    2) You stop making updates for the device.

    3) Even “accidentaly” handle: how you done it or just create a diversion (aka LEAK) of it.

    Just to finally kill the product, support and even the site with updated info about it.

    When the device is finally declared “dead” and even manufacturing process is no longer needed:

    THERE you have a crack and a free solution for everyone.

    It’s the A/B/C of a marketing strategy.
    It’s a good?, it’s bad?. I won’t enter into a moral situation area.

    Sony interest on this devices:

    If $ony really needs this device, i doubt the plan is to “wipe” it when it’s on the market and it’s a product that actually works.
    After all they are the ones that can cut the “life support” from this devices. (If they really want to do that..)

    Just a quick note. How many DRM dongles we saw in less than a year?.
    And NO ONE got sued or arrested?….

    $ony is longing for a product like this. If the product fails, well another will replace it with probably another workaround.
    Yes, indeed ODDE’s will “die” eventually but like i said if is this some kind of teasing from $ony’s side only to see which one can make a product that enables piracy and homebrew with not so much problem and “plug and play” without messing with many OFW’s. They will “ignore” them as long as they want.

    If someone can do something similar like PS2 with the Chip Matrix, that’s still in many countries you can buy a unit with that chip already installed..
    $ony will ignore and will keep ignoring until they label that product as something not worth of being installed on a PS3 unit.

    Don’t get me wrong. I think the same way as you but let’s not ignore the basics of the other “side” of that road.
    Basics of making business.

    Btw. Anyone noticed how many times we reply to users who legally purchased a “HARDWARE FLASHER” like E3 and NO ONE got suedchased, etc for doing that?.

    Think about it.
    There’s NO coincidences on this patterns.


    You may or may not agree on what i said. Feel free to discuss over this matter and how history repeats itself.




  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 09/07/2013 , @ 10:08pm



    Today @xxmcvapourxx posted here on HAX about some news on 3k3y then @bubba checked that info and added more.
    I wonder WTF Cobra is doing?. 4 Months even more to secure their device while 3K3Y is going for more.
    What made me “giggle” that according to Bubba; Cobra is using the same HACK.

    So what’s to expect?:

    To be honest, i think it’s more of the same but i like 3k3y posture on this. Feels like they are determined to SINK Cobra.
    Maybe Cobra takes some 4 other months to secure their website..another pathetic excuse of probably doing nothing or having something and not releasing it for fear of copycats.
    Sadly (everyone know that) we are entering into a ODDE “Era” and as happened before with DRM dongles. We can expect many other devices like this in a near future.
    Remember that E3 is still too damn silent..maybe they already gave up.

    What we know so far about 3K3Y:

    • Super Slim adapters are now being manufactured, ETA 2 weeks.
    • Homebrew loading now working.
    • Feature added: Region lock removal.
    • A new 3k3y FAT update is now in beta testing. With this firmware there is no longer any need for CFW to dump the drive key.
    • 3KF works without keys. Superslim in < 2 weeks, 200x etc etc soon after.
    • XK2, 3KS and UK3Y will likely all be the same main PCB.
    • Just add adapter.
    • 250x, 300x & superslim all need soldering
    • 8 signal points on QSB
    • Plus GND, 5V Plus 1 wire for superslim.

    This is “long term” solution for 3K/4K users?:

    Sadly for the ones who want to purchase 3K3Y or Cobra (if on 2019 they finally release their product) nope.
    Sony can release a Patch and the user will have the same problem or worst like when we were using hardware flashers.
    Because if that UPDATE mess up with that “HACK” it’s game over for 3K/4K users.
    It’s almost the same pattern and history repeats itself.

    Zecoxao words about this:

    i take few people gave a real hard look at naehrwert’s meme pic? that’s how the thing works. auth_drive_user is probably a function to authenticate the bdrive. since he said it doesn’t use eid4, you can assume two things:

    1- it doesn’t use perconsole keys and derivatives
    2- it probably uses keys associated with the bddrive modules (sv_iso_spu_module keys, not perconsole)

    you tell this to any other people who understand how to make an ode and you got ****loads of ODEs appearing (the clones). you also have a nice clean patch by sony and it’s game over for the odes on unhackables, atleast until the most current version.

    Final words about this:

    Indeed, we entered in some new “era” ODDE’S dark times. Where you will see in near future more clones than real answers.
    But like i said. 3K3Y seems legit (very) about what they are doing. Im against DRM but at least they (not like COBRA) are moving their asses to do something to deliver something to end user.
    It’s up to you if you want to purchase it or not.

    Meanwhile. “Let them sing”.



    Thanks to @zecoxao too :)

    Watermark done by me.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 08/05/2013 , @ 07:01am


    I was given this link to a YouTube video via PM, by the people claiming to have a “4K Jailbreak”, the video shows hardware connected to a stripped down 4K PS3, now anyone can connect hardware to a console, make a video and call it a jailbreak, now the weird thing is that the games seem to appear in the Theme Selection area in the system settings, here is the video:

    So what is your opinion, is this video legit, or is it one of the best fakes the PS3 scene has ever seen ?

    The video is posted in public on the channel of the devs and this is the quote from the video description:

    this is the haxckODE jailbreak playstation 3 super slim is the first device that emulates the ps3 hard drive is an internal drive solution storage

    They have asked how they should make it available to the public, i suggest that any developer or aspiring developer go to PS3HaX IRC, the address is:
    irc.ps3sanctuary.com - You will be connected to the channel automatically

    Source = GregoryRasputin’s PM Box


    Well since the video maker didn’t respond to my PM’s after reading them over an hour ago and with plenty of people saying it is fake, BTW here is another video of his, this time its a 3K model:

    I am amused at the length this guy went to, to make a fake video/hack :p


    Ok this is the final thing i am going to say about the device, haxckode posted this information to me a few minutes ago via PM

    HaxckODE characteristics far.

    -It is an internal memory device to initiate original hard drive requires an embedded system that decrypts the original hard drive to start and it keeps doing that encryption dump its internal memory of the haxckODE, then act as a mirror to the system accepts as yet maximum storage unit supplanting 16gb original hard disk.

    -No soldering required, connects to the bay hdd via sata interface is compatible with most ps3 models for FAT requires different hardware for the issue of 1 for such models flash hardware was progress.

    -So far requires the modification data ps3 internal flash1, flash only plays 1 and if it requires welding to the dump and then subsequently modifying and writing, we can initially provide technical details of how access the super slim flash if people required and if it is not already on the Internet.

    -For the installation of the games require connecting the external hard drive to the computer and with a hex editor program to copy games in certain areas without damaging the files at the moment, we are working to make the installation easier through one file managed but not confirmed.

    - Games started from the xmb and must be signed.

    -No glitching.

    EDIT 3

    Thanks to a post by abatrour , i decided to look at the video and examine another video featuring the E3 Flasher Esata Station, here are two screen captures, the first one from haxckODE’s video and the second one from an unboxing video:

     photo 1-29_zpscebe2cf1.png

     photo 2-26_zps3f5fd3ea.png

    If you want to view the unboxing video for yourself, click the link below:

    There is zero doubt that both devices are the same, so there you have it, the secret device is a ripped apart E3 ESata device.

  • 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? *


    * 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


    *1.0 :
    - Initial release

    This application is based on libeeid and PS3DevWiki ressource.

    Source :



    Alternate download :


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



    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:


    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)

    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 Pirate , on 31/01/2013 , @ 11:04am


    The E3 Team who brought you various other PS3 related products have announced their latest one, the E3 Station. The E3 station basically is a solder-on-PS3(multi-console compatible!) tool that allows you to run PS1/PS2/PS3 backup from HDD (on both 3k/4k consoles), and bring homebrew based on the E3 station to the PS3.

    The SDK for E3Station will be made available for free for developers to use. Interested devs can grab their free copy via email below.

    To quote:

    E3TEAM, the world renowned PS3 team, the maker of E3 FLASHER, E3 CARD READER and E3 CFW 4.30 etc,will release a Revolutionary innovation products— E3 Station .

    E3 Station is a multi-console supported platform, which we spent nearly a year developed by E3TEAM . It has huge hardware scalability and various software applications. Its main features are

    1: A high-performance hardware architecture
    2: Big HD touch screen allow players to use the software easily .
    3: Support for an expansion hardware board. With the custom expansive board, the user can play backup game easily.
    4: Multi-console compatable, such as PS3/XBOX360/WIIU, and also future PS4/XBOX720.
    5: Built-in Bluetooth, WIFI and HDMI interface, support HD Internet TV and a variety of high-definition 1080P multimedia(include BD ISO).
    6: Perfect quality and attractive price.

    The E3 STATION will be the best development tools for developers. E3TEAM will open the application SDK, and provide free
    sample for those interested developers . The developer can release their work(software or hardware) which based on
    E3 STATION free or paid. E3TEAM will also reward the good work, we will public the Awards Program later.

    We believe that the support of many developers, E3 STATION users will get the best experience.

    Addition, E3TEAM will release some E3 expansion board which run on E3 Station . User can choose according to their own needs


    The NAND board KIT includes the NAND board and the Nand CLIP . These boards work in conjunction with the E3 Station, the NAND-model PS3 Users can easily achieve one
    click downgrades without the need of any hassle or even a PC. Just touch E3 station screen and downgrade is completed.


    The NOR board KIT includes the NOR board and the NOR CLIP . These boards also work in conjunction with E3 Station, the NOR-model PS3 Users can easily achieve one
    click downgrades without the need of any hassle or even a PC. Just touch E3 station screen and downgrade is completed.

    About PS3 3K and 4K console, we will release 2 products for them:
    The DRIVE EMU BOARD works with the E3 station, users can run PS1/PS2/PS3 backup game from harddisk, this works on ALL PS3 models including 3K and 4K.

    2: PS3 Glitcher
    This is an independent small size chip with cheaper cost. It does not need additional hardware like the E3 Station . We have succeeded in glitching the PS3 3K and 4K a few months ago,all we need is some time to improve boot rate.

    More special function expansion boards will be announced later (for XBOX360 and WIIU etc), while welcoming the developer to obtain the SDK and E3 STATION sample, to become the member of E3 developer .

    here is our new email address for applying to become E3 developer : [email protected]

    Enclose some pictures for our products,we will release more details on Feb .

    1: PS3 Glitcher test board from E3TEAM
    2: E3 Nand and Nor expasion board
    3: E3 DRIVE EMU test board front
    4: E3 DRIVE EMU test board back

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 31/12/2012 , @ 09:22am


    2012 has been an awesome year for the PS3 and the PS3 scene, here is a summary of what has went on over the past 12 months, its not complete and i still have a lot to add, but this is the vast amount, enjoy :)


  • 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).


    Data that will be useful to you:



    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 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!!!!!!!!


    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


    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


    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



    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 28/10/2012 , @ 03:43pm


    Today SvenGDK has released PS Multi Tools v6 for Windows and OSX. Read the changelog below for more information.


    PS Multi Tools v6 has been released with alot of new homebrews and firmwares!


    PS3 Multi Tools:

    - Added 3 new firmwares
    -> Rogero 4.21 CFW v1.09
    -> E3 4.30 CFW
    -> 4.25 DEX OFW

    - Added Keys stuff for decrypting, encrypting, cracking and all this things
    - Added E3 Flasher stuff like tutorials, updates, upgrades and tools

    - Added 3 more Windows Tools
    -> SixAxis for Windows
    -> Split4G
    -> PSN Download Manager

    - Added 6 more Homebrew Apps
    -> Custom ps3usercheat v2.3 + cheatlist.dat v6.1
    -> Minimal Downgradable FW Checker
    -> blackb0x FTP 1.2 for 4.21
    -> Comgenie Awesome Filemanager for 4.21
    -> dev_blind for 4.21
    -> reActPSN for 4.21

    - Other updates
    -> multiMAN 04.08.00 now available for PS Multi Tools v4+

    - Fix: ALL Games should now be in the list when opening a gamesfolder

    PS2 Multi Tools:

    - Fix: Copying PS2 Games to HDD now works perfectly (v5.5r2 is just a hotfix)

    Download PS Multi Tools v6
    via PS3HaX

  • Posted by Pirate , on 28/10/2012 , @ 01:44am


    Team E3 has contacted us today releasing CFW 4.30. Yes you still need to be on 3.55 before you can upgrade to this.

    To quote:

    The E3TEAM has released the latest E3 CFW4.30 for free. The bricking issue has been improved. Just download here and enjoy.

    (Pass is www.e3-tech.net)

    Here we mention to E3 flasher users that you do not need to solder a wire to use the latest upgrade.bin file to unbrick a console.

    don’t remove password if forward the file


  • 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.



  • Posted by hellsing9 , on 05/09/2012 , @ 08:59pm


    E3 TEAM: Debunk

    You may remember E3 statements back on 30/07/2012 with their ludicrous words they said:

    - All PS3 Game EBOOTS for FREE. Will NOT require dongle.
    - Keys (not specified up to which firmware yet, assuming up to latest firmware 4.x) to users can decrypt their own games.

    In the same post they stated too:

    E3TEAM are building a full new system to release those free gift . We expect user can join this sytem to
    get what they want after 1-2 month. We will release more news about this system later.

    Well we are on September and NO news from them.
    Let’s go deeper into the information we have on HAX.

    • 08/07/2012 = DEX conversion method get’s *Leaked* 

    Funny tough that in some part E3 made their move because they possibly knew that the DEX conversion was coming out and i wonder if they knew something about 3.60 keys…


    They failed to deliver and failed in what their own statement about deliver FREE content and methods plus FREE eboots from their side.
    I don’t know what happened to this *TEAM* but something im sure they talk BIG but didn’t do anything to keep us updated with REAL info, maybe for their poor sales on E3 flashers and KITS.
    I really don’t know the reason or how to justify their words when they can’t even backup their own.

    [Source] :

    E3 team statement about FREE eboots

    DEX conversion method leaked



    TB Debunk:

    27/06/2012 some user reported that TB was no longer in production.

    With some kind of  empty *promise* to their own costumers delivering a *newest* replacement of  this DRM dongle with better security measures on JULY.

    Sadly for the costumers this never happened and even TB dongle was removed from sites like lightake as many others.

    Months of silence, no official reports. (Only lightake ones).
    Something *funny* happened here too ;)

    • 15/08/2012 = Duplex manages to *CRACK* TB dongle and the massive wave of patches start to skyrocket all over scene boards.
    • 24/08/2012 = Shadoxi releases an ELF Dumper, so we can dump TB eboots.


    So much time being idle, cost them more than we think. The new VERSION of the TB never saw the light so they don’t give (until today) a damn about their own costumers. Plus they got PWNED from every possible angle. First DUPLEX, then Shadoxi with a method to dump TB eboots.
    So far so good, they messed up to never return again to the scene (i hope so).

    [Source] :

    Duplex CRACKS TB

    Method to dump TB eboots by Shadoxi


    Infinity DONGLE Fiasco:

    While we were expecting some news from BOTH teams some dongle leak was posted called INFINITY. If we search the dates we will found something interesting.
    A nice site mounted on JOOMLA (half complete) was online to everyone to see (and still is online) claiming that they were MATRIX team.
    Problem was the INFINITY of NONSENSE that they said: (Including a Chart of possible working games with this device)
    To quote:

    This morning we got informed from our hacking stuff supplier that is Matrix Team is going to announce a new PS3 dongle in few days. It is named “Infinity USB” and runs existing and new v3.6+ games from HDD in conjunction with standard backup managers.

    Remember when i said and most of you saw that TB team promised something for JULY and nothing happened…well:

    • 7/7/2012 =  This info appeared on most of PS3 news sites. On July??..Yeah on July when TB team *promised* a new release of another DRM dongle with better security and improvs.
    • 11/7/2012 =   Image of Beta packaging gets leaked (im the one who posted it here).


    Well was a fiasco, even with their site (cool enough) the problem with this FAKE DRM DONGLE was that they used as registrant entity = MATRIX TEAM.
    Opa’s dongle lover contacted MATRIX team and they said that MATRIX was NO WAY AFFILIATED with this new dongle.
    Last time i checked this device NEVER existed, only the dummy website that includes a NICE GUIDE to install this NON-EXISTANT product.

    [Source] :

    New dongle = Infinity info leaked (Rumour)

    Infinity dongle BETA packaging



    08/07/2012 = DEX conversion method get’s *Leaked* 

    1/8/2012 = 3.60 keys got leaked and confirmed working with the help of euss.

    15/8/2012 = DUPLEX cracks TB dongle.


    So…What you think about this?. And no..it’s not a WHOIS investigation.
    And the WORST thing of all this crap is many of us explode in anger by how Sony moves but this DRM *Kings* (or king) are 10 times more *corrupted* than Sony’s ways to mess up with the end user (us).




    This is not NEWS it’s an article if you don’t like it, you are free to express your anger or you can choose to ignore it. If not continue reading and comment what you think about ALL of this. Timestamp used from the BOARD so is *Day/Month/Year*.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 13/08/2012 , @ 04:04am


    An unofficial modification has popped up for Rebug CFW which is compatible with DEX converted units (REBUG v3.55.2 PUP). By using this CFW you also enable PRODG support on your unit.

    To quote:


    Well Here is Something neat i decided to make for you dex users that includes REAL DEX and target 82 dex… run this bad boy and you now have PRODG support on your unit.

    Mods by Sonic-Iso. Greetz to Amber Lee. without you babe i wouldnt even be inspired. and all greetz to my homies in the scene . also this all only works on 3.55. kthnxbai.just run a real debug PUP to go back to “normal”

    Mathieulh TheFallen93 Xenon7 CMX DeathClutch KiwiDoggeh Sonic-Iso K3rn3l Huegel Carly360 Xorloser barubary redline m0md4d and anyone else i missed. =D

    All testing for this CFW was done on a E3 flasher. took me 10 minutes to install the thing and its plug and play!

    [Source and Download]

  • 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:



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

    • Use MinVerChk PUP from ps3devwiki = download
    • Use as reference the SKU models = click


    • 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!!!





    SERIES 3K or 3000: