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  • Posted by Pirate , on 06/11/2011 , @ 11:08am


    PS3Hax member, Descrambler has released a fix for Singstar - Back to the 80′s (BCES01257), which has been confirmed working on CFW 3.41/3.55 (Singstar requires firmware 3.70).

    So what exactly did he do to get this working?

    To quote:

    When the system launches a disc, it gets the Title ID - in our case BCES01257 - from the PARAM.SFO of the disc. There are no checks if the eboot will fit for that PARAM.SFO - So it can mismatch without having any issues. But what the system checks is if there are updates installed for the Title ID : root/game/BCES01257/

    So i patched the PARAM.SFO to Title ID BCES00494 - That’s Singstar Queen.

    And the linked update BCES00494.pkg contains a 3.41 EBOOT.BIN that includes a full Singstar 5.10 player software for the new generation of Singstar discs (With PSMove support and Singstar Guitar).

    So the 80′s disc launches and sees the updated player in root/game/BCES00494/ and lauches this instead of the 3.70′s EBOOT on the disc.

    Theres also the possibility to depkg the queen update and change all BCES00494 Id’s to BCES01257 and create a fake 80′s update. I decided to patch as less as possible to keep the files original and used this nice trick ;-)

    Grab the download and original post below!

    [Download Singstar Patch + Original thread VIA PS3Hax]

    Stay tuned for more exclusive and exciting news, only at PS3Hax :) .

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 22/09/2011 , @ 07:30pm


    ICO and Shadow of the Colossus was leaked a few days early around the net, and it is confirmed to be playable on firmware 3.55/3.41 CFW. Interesting to see how new releases are still finding it around CFW users. Recently Limbo was also reported with a 3.55 CFW fix, you can read about that here.

    Release Info

    Enter a world of enchantment and wonder, where once was, is nevermore. ICO,
    a mysterious boy, has been expelled from his village to an isolated castle.
    Within his confines, he begins to have eerie dreams of rescuing a young
    princess from the evil spirits that dwell within the fortress. Blurring the
    lines between fantasy and reality, ICO embarks on a quest to save the
    princess and along the way, discovers his own cryptic fate

    Shadow of the Colossus is a majestic journey through ancient lands to seek
    out and destroy gigantic mythical beasts. With your trusty horse at your
    side, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossi. Armed with your
    wits, a sword and a bow, use cunning and strategy to topple each behemoth

    ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on Single Blu-Ray Disc
    Remastered for HD Resolution
    Full PlayStation Network Trophy Support
    Full 3D Compatible


    PARTY TIME This game works on CFW 3.55 Eboot patch for 3.41 will follow

  • Posted by Thelostdeathknight , on 25/08/2011 , @ 01:37am


    Since the release of Tical’s task for ps3mfw builder we have seen several mfw that have been released with cinavia patched out.  Well now you no longer have to leave your favorite firmware to enjoy that option. Codename: Rebug has released a handy little .pkg to do that for you. Remember this is unnecessary if you are already using any of Rebug’s firmwares.

    Quote from rebug.me

    Disable Cinavia Installer for 3.41 and 3.55 CFW/MFW will permanently install the necessary ‘Cinavia Free’ video modules (excluding AVCHD/Blu-ray) to your PS3.

    This has been a feature of the REBUG firmware from the start but since there seems to be a lot of interest by users of other CFW/MFW we thought we would make an easy installer for everyone.

    Source and Downloads - Rebug.me

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 24/03/2011 , @ 08:47pm


    There are two releases here. The first is a mod to the Open Manager v2.1 I-2, it gives you the ability to launch PS3 games from the XMB, games are displayed as a list on the XMB. You will need to install 30 Open Manager v2.1 I-2 PKG files so that the games can show up on the list. But wait, there is a second release! It is the Open Manager v2.1 J-2, and it includes various fixes!

    Open Manager v2.1 I-2 mod:
    - Signed I-2 REV eboot to work on Waninkoko custom firmware

    Open Manager v2.1 J-2 REV:
    - Fixed That always ask where to install the games in internal disk to start the program, now is the first time configuration Install That is OM.
    - Patching Off the FTP, because it be possible to modify the eboot encrypted and not directly, Starting from now be Full FTP, all units being watched.
    - PKG including both, both of Signed GeoHot 3.55 to 3.41 Debug mode and with CFW 3.55 Dongle Waninkoko
    - Now if we set as an external disk drive game data to restart the OM is not asking Set the installation path backup (only 3.41 and dongle hermes v3 / 4)

    Warning: This is only for use with 3.41 CFW/Dongles & Waninkoko v2

    [Download Open Manager]

    [VIA Demonhades]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 24/03/2011 , @ 07:58pm


    A new USB dongle is stirring up fire known as “Cobra-USB” this new dongle brings many new features to FW 3.41 users that FW 3.55 jailbreakers do not have.

    To quote full set of features (** is the “world first” features):

    Cobra USB - The Ultimate PS3 USB solution!.
    • ** Blu Ray Movie region free functionality
    • ** Allows you to play Blu Ray movie ISO’s from HDD
    • ** Allows you to play DVD movie ISO’s from HDD
    • ** Integrated support to play PS1 game ISO’s from HDD
    • ** Integrated support to play PSP mini games from HDD
    • ** Enjoy PS3 games with files >4GB on external USB HDD

    • Supports FAT and SLIM PS3 consoles any region
    • Supports versions up to 3.50 (console must be running 3.41)
    • Play PS3 games from internal HDD
    • MCU firmware and flash firmware updatable using easy to use free PC updater
    • First class customer support and free regular firmware upgrades
    • No need to open your console, just plug and play
    • High quality components and materials used throughout
    • Unique and built from scratch Cobra USB manager featuring slick U.I. and customized options with easy navigation
    • Actel based encryption engine onboard to prevent device cloning
    • Fast onboard 2 Mbyte SPI flash for firmware storage
    • High quality onboard MCU
    • Easy mode selection via switch (PC update, PS3 downgrader, regular PS3 device mode)
    • Downgrader functionality included free of charge, allowing users to upgrade firmware to and from 3.41 at will
    • Multi lingual user interface (English, Spanish and French as standard with more languages to be supported later)

    ** = World’s first implementation

    It does sound “too good to be true”, however PSX-Scene reports the legitimacy of this products with the distributors. We will find out soon enough if this USB stick holds true to its word :)

    [Product Page]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 13/01/2011 , @ 02:17pm


    Sup folks, it seems like the 3.55 firmware downgrader has been released (3.55 to 3.41), we reported previously that kakarot was working on a method to downgrade using a PUP file, but decided not to release it because it only worked in one machine, but now there is hope for you 3.55 users the downgrader has been released. (more…)

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 11/12/2010 , @ 02:07pm


    Some people are getting annoyed that they cannot play their PSN content on lower firmwares. Well i have found how to, everything thing ive tried works, so hopefully it will work for you as well.

    1: Update your PS3 to 3.50

    [ROot] PS3/UPDATE/3.50.PUP

    2: Re-Enable PSN with the DNS hack


    Same for secondary
    3: Now sign into PSN and go to Account Management —> Activate account -> PS3

    Download PSN Content.

    4: Once downloaded, start the game, then exit to XMB.

    5: Backup Hard disk, from the system menu.

    6: Downgrade to 3.41

    7: Restore backup

    8: now you can play your PSN Game on 3.41

  • Posted by Pirate , on 02/12/2010 , @ 10:32am


    The PS3 TEST Debug Firmware 3.41 has been leaked by someone known as Blackpen0. over at Xorloser’s blog. This firmware is useful for those with Test PS3 units. You can find download link @ source (can’t link it here as its not legal).

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 10/11/2010 , @ 11:50am


    Well it seems there is a rumor flying around (confirmed working read below), that accessing PSN is possible on Jailbroken consoles that have firmwares 3.15 and 3.41, using the PS3Yes Hex, here is a very badly translated quote from the source:

    Earth’s starting to crack after the PSN, I braved the danger of the machine up the BAN (3.41 firmware update YES dogs, I can not test)

    Earth’s starting to crack after the PSN, I braved the danger of the machine up the BAN. . .

    Use at your own risk of being BAN

    Say that I am bragging, please brush my brothers 3.15 system firmware, on the PSN.
    3.41 system I do not PS3, If any brother to provide a 3.41 to LV2DUMP, I have 10 minutes to do a good job of firmware 3.41 on the PSN.

    YES dog firmware 3.41 PSN, not the conditions tested.

    DOWNLOAD 3.41 Hex

    DOWNLOAD 3.15 Hex

    SOURCE Via PSX Scene


    gliitch has stated on IRC that he has got it working:

    * HaX gives voice to gliitch
    jimbob101 front paged
    gliitch so does it work????
    gliitch really ?
    <- Skyknight has quit (Ping timeout)
    * Cael eternally bitch-slaps gliitch for having an compatable board
    can you play online?
    thanks mate GregoryRasputin
    on it :D

    He is uploading a video, will re edit when it is finished.

    EDIT 2

    Video Uploaded :D

    UPDATES #3:

    Arduino Duemilanove/Mega Ports by ricardopvz available for download HERE.

    Sony can BAN you with this (no confirmed reports yet), so it is detectable - be cautious if using it to play backups you might end up with a ban hammer. More details here.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 08/11/2010 , @ 10:52am


    Hello Guys and Girls,

    Today a copy of black ops arrived “in the usual places” and it required 3.50 to play.

    JonahUK pointed out that when the EBOOT.BIN was viewed with a hex editor it showed it was compiled with the 3.40 SDK meaning it was debug update time!!!

    I extracted the EBOOT.BIN file and PRAM.SFO from the 1.02 debug update modified them and made a pack here:


    Here is a tutorial to get the game working:
    (make sure you backup all your files first incase you do something wrong)

    Step One:

    download the files and go to where you put your game and edit your pram.sfo to say 3.40 with PS3SFOEdit (included In pack)

    Step Two

    Update the game to 1.02 using the retail update for your region.


    Step 3

    after your update has finished, open comgenie or ftp and go to:
    dev_hdd0/GAME/”Blackops”/PS3_GAME and put the eboot in the pack here

    Step 4

    go to

    now if you have the BLES01032 version just use the SFO.PRAM file inc in my pack and place it in that directory overwriting the old one.

    if you have another version of the game use PS3SFOEdit to edit your sfo to say 3.40 in advanced edit. SAVE IT then replace it.

    Step 5

    double check everything, Then play.

    The next part comes from hunter128 from here and seems to only apply if you have run the game previously and been prompted to update.

    Originally Posted by hunter128
    View Post

    After you install the pkg launch a FTP server and go to /dev_hdd0/mms/db/ and search a file called metadata_db_hdd open it in a hex editor and search 3.50, and change to 3.41

    big thanks to teh reaper for testing this and confirming it working on external and internal HDD

    also it seems that multiplayer freezes at the moment. but campaign and zombies works fine!

    this is the way that works atm im sure there will probably be a simpler way soon

  • Posted by Pirate , on 17/10/2010 , @ 08:51pm


    Looks like Spanish hacker maquina07, has found a way to bypass the recent game firmware requirement. We can now play PS3 games that require FW 3.42 on FW 3.41. Various reports throughout the internet have confirmed it working, and you can view a POC video below:

    To play Medal of Honor, you are required to download THIS FILE, created by,maquina07 which contains the required PARAM.SFO. maquina07 was also using OM2 and hermesV4, not sure if it works with other versions/combinations.  Details are coming in bits and bobs on how to exactly get this working so I will update the front post when I get more information.

    In meantime, give it a shot if you have the new MoH, and let us know what worked for you and how you did it.



    How to, (confirmed working):

    The video shows real playing and the XMB with the install packages and the firmware version, just to show that’s true.

    The method is:

    * Have Hermes V4 version
    * Edit PARAM.SFO to ask for the 3.41 firmware.
    * Copy the eboot from UFC 2010
    * Install OManager 2.1, that will patch the game.
    * This patch makes tha data game install in the external hd instead of internal.

    Load the game and install the 1.01 patch of the game from internet, and then the game will ask you to install the game data, that will be in the external if we’ve loaded the patch.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 08/08/2010 , @ 05:52am


    SlickCoderZ aka Develio13 aka Jordandyckes, has released a new version, of his PSN Download Manger and it works on PS3 Firmware 3.41, before anyone asks, no it wont let you go online with firmware 3.15 and no it wont let you download free games of PSN.

    A quote from the creator:

    PlayStation Download Manager / Booster is an application designed to increase the download speeds of the PlayStation Network, it can install both free and paid content as long as you’ve paid for it.

    In order to create a speed boost, it creates multiple segments which will draw data from the servers using multi-threading, this allows you to achieve the maximum speed of your line; unlike the PS3 which uses only 1 transfer.

    Your PC can also be faster at downloading in general due to several factors, including it’s connection method, processor speed, RAM and TCP Optimizations.

    Instructions from the Readme:

    Preparing the Application:
    1. Country.txt make sure this is correct for your Store.
    If included in the Defaults then don’t worry:

    &country=us - United States
    &country=gb - Great Britain
    &country=nl - ? (Don’t Know)
    &country=fr - France
    &country=jp - Japan
    &country=hk - ? (Don’t Know)
    &country=za - ? (Don’t Know)
    &country=au - Australia

    2. You shouldn’t need to touch any other files.

    Setting Up Your Console:
    1. Start Your Playstation Console
    2. Under Network Settings, Choose Custom.
    3. When it asks for Proxy, set it to Use.
    4. Enter your IP Address given by running Internal IP.bat
    5. Enter the port as 27
    6. Save the changes, start PSN DM.exe

    Using the Application:
    1. Start a download from the PSN
    2. When it says “Please Wait” Press Circle

    You’ll notice it is now displayed in the Download Manager,
    once finished, proceed with the following to Transfer onto the Playstation…

    3. Go back and Download the Content / File again, it should transfer from the PC…


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 03/08/2010 , @ 08:26am


    Recently, i reported here , that some people were having problems upgrading their HDD’s after they updated to 3.41, Sony previously refuted the claims, saying that the firmware wasn’t to blame and that it was the HDD’s that people were using.
    CVG(Computer And Video Games), has reported that Sony has appologized for this problem and have released a new version of 3.41, they quoted Sony saying this:

    For those users who are replacing the PS3 hard disk drive: we are aware of the symptoms with the system software update 3.41, released on July 27, and that it will cause the update to stop in some occasions while replacing the PlayStation 3 (PS3) Hard Disk Drive (HDD) if the PS3 system is installed with version 3.41.

    To resolve these symptoms, we have released a new version of system software update 3.41 with a very minor change (the version number does not change) on August 2. If you are experiencing such symptoms when replacing the HDD of your PS3 system, we kindly ask you to use the latest data and try again. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused, and appreciate your understanding and continued support.

    For any other questions, please contact your local customer service

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 30/07/2010 , @ 07:21am


    It happens every time a firmware is released, someone complains about the update causing problems and this update is no exception, forum member $n!pR mentioned, here on Wednesday, that those that updated, were having problems upgrading their hard drives, on Thursday Examiner.com confirmed this, here is short snippet from their site:

    The problems being reports are the following: PS3 owners are unable to update their system to firmware 3.41, HDD upgrades aren’t being allowed, systems are crashing, and after installing a new HDD the system isn’t fully downloading the file and then prompts users with a message stating ‘no applicable data found’.

    Sony did respond to online inquiries regarding this topic with this response:

    “We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing with upgrading Internal Hard Disc Drive (for PlayStation®3) on your PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system. The information available to our Consumer Services Department does not suggest that this is a problem PlayStation(R) owners are likely to experience when upgrading the HDD with 3.41update. Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) strongly supports the quality of its products and backs them with full confidence.

    We ask that you update the previous HDD first to see if the update will go through. Then update from the thumb drive that is formatted in FAT 32 and has the 3.41 update downloaded.”

    Now before everybody starts screaming, “But i have a 320GB HDD and i updated fine”, this dosnt affect you guys, it affects those who are tring to upgraded their HDD’s after updating the firmware.