Originally Posted by Atrion
Perhaps a stupid question but if a mistake is made in these xml files when editing (on 3.55.2 Rebug) worst case scenario can any problems caused be solved by re-installing Rebug, or can it cause something more serious causing ps3 to not function, or causing it to update, etcetc
In my experiences its impossible to mess up the rescue menu/recovery menu (the one that you get into by turning on and off with eject held) if you stick to modifying only the xmls
(Im 99% sure of this), I have managed to mess up the recovery menu when messing with rcos in a few cases, maybe less than 1%.
Eg. In maybe 1% of cases after messing with RCOs ive seen no text in rescue menu which makes it hard to do anything, ive also seen , RSOD, etc. so stick to xmls and minor edits to rcos like adding icons/titles and you will be fine. if you want to try more risky mods to the rcos you would want to have a service mode capable dongle like minimus , teensy , or theres plenty of others. Then you can 99.99% get out of any problem caused by messing with dev_flash.
I have deleted my entire dev_flash before as a test and recovered with a service mode payload and a new pup install , no problem.
Saying all that I cant gaurantee anything 100% and its up to your risk at the end of the day.