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    [Tutorial] Permanently disable the PS3 scrolling ticker (requires DNS blacklisting)

    Tutorial to permanently disable the PS3 Ticker
    Sometimes called XMB scrolling ticker, XMB advertisting ticker, or XMB news ticker.


    Requirements:

    1. Multiman/mmOS
    2. Ability to blacklist a DNS domain for the PS3 using OpenDNS, local router, or other method.

    Optional:

    1. FileZilla (or other FTP client)

    Steps to follow:

    1. Start Multiman and use FileZilla (FTP client) to connect (or use mmOS directly)
    2. Delete /dev/hdd0/tmp/explore/nsx/db.xml
    3. Delete all applicable folders containing a file named getmanifest under /dev/hdd0/tmp/explore/nsx/
    4. Blacklist ndmdhs.com or us.np.adproxy.ndmdhs.com through OpenDNS, local router, or any other method to blacklist the DNS domain
    5. Restart PS3

    After restart, the db.xml gets recreated, but since the DNS domain is blacklisted the folder and the getmanifest file isn't be created.

    Be careful which folders you delete as some people may use /dev/hdd0/tmp/explore/nsx/ folder to install homebrew or show additional software on XMB.

    That's it. Enjoy. Maybe somebody can build on this and find another way.

    Sincerely,

    stone_boys

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    Possible option for Multiman

    Maybe Deank can put an option in Multiman to delete this info and/or make the nsx folder immutable (unsure if PS3 has this ability).

    My motivation for providing this:

    I was banned from the Playstation Network. The ticker really annoyed me and since I can't to use PSN anymore, why should Sony get to put advertisements on my console? I've also seen other ask if this can be done.

    Things that didn't work regarding /dev/hdd0/tmp/explore/nsx/


    1. Renamed nsx folder to nsx_old. After restarting the PS3, a new nsx folder was created.
    2. Changing permissions of nsx folder to 000. After restarting the PS3, nsx folder was renamed to nsx_yyyymmddhhmmss_00 and a new nsx folder was created.
    3. I was hoping to find a way to change the username/group ownership of the nsx folder, but haven't found a way. I assume it won't work either based on other attempts.
    Last edited by stone_boys; 04-18-2013 at 10:30 PM.

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    [Tutorial] Permanently disable the PS3 scrolling ticker (requires DNS blacklisting)

    Here’s a tutorial by PS3HaX user[URL="http://www.ps3hax.net/member.php?u=272209"]stone_boys[/U... [Read More]
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    I've got a weird request. Could someone upload the db.xml and a bunch of folders inside /nsx/ which contain getmanifest? As long as it doesn't contain any console-specific info, ofc.

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    I think that changing the time settings to a year ahead also does the trick, I haven't tried it though, since we don't have that ticker here in Spain, I think the ticker only appears in the US, or at least with US accounts.

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    Whats the point of disabling it?
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    Here's an idea to make it better, don't know if it's possible: if the ps3 has a hosts file, like /etc/hosts in Linux or or %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts on Windows, one would be able to make it without an external DNS blacklist, just like the adblockers on Android systems work. And as such, just code a homebrew or integrate this blocking in Multiman without much fuss.

    Anyone knows if there is any such thing on the PS3?

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    dafank - Yes, it's possible to set the date a year ahead (or even several weeks), but then your console date is incorrect. Unsure what impact this will have on other programs.

    donglehater - Unless you've seen this before you won't understand how annoying it is. I wanted to disable the ticker because it's "free" advertising on MY console for Sony. Search the sites - many people are annoyed by this in the US.

    purkito - I was not able to find /etc/hosts or equivalent mechanism - that's why external DNS blocking is required. It definitely would have been easier to do the DNS blocking internally.

    Sincerely,

    stone_boys
    Last edited by stone_boys; 04-19-2013 at 05:16 PM.
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    Is there a chance to eneable the Ticker? Because on a europe Account, there is no one.

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    Good trick, and very well written, thx

    Just as a note... sony calls this window the "notification window"
    The background image of this window can be customized in a theme, sony released a theme compiler with a .pdf explaining themes. In this .pdf the background image for this window is called "frame of the notification window", and the default name for this image in a theme is "notification.png"
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    Nice work, now all we need is the privacy patch that we had on 3.55.
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