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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 25/02/2012 , @ 11:21am

     

    Most of you think of a Backup manager when the name ‘Rogero’ is mentioned, but the cool PS3 Dev also creates MFW/CFW, which is dedicated for those of you that downgrade, but can be used even if you aren’t a downgrader, here is a quote from the source:

    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 4.11 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 donwgrade 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 :)

    Source/Download/Help/Discussion - Tortuga Cove


  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 29/09/2011 , @ 09:29pm

     

    Rogero, famous for various PS3 homebrew, has released a CFW V2 Kmeaw LV1 Patched 3.72 Spoof Privacy Patch for custom firmware users!

    Roughly translated:

    Rogero is back to give us an update of the CFW that we presented in this news. Here’s a summary of the features of this custom firmware. You should know that it was created at the beginning to correct the problem trophies was going after a hardware downgrade Dospiedras Method v2 (with a chip programmer like Progskeet).

    Rogero was not happy about it and had also added the patch and Privacy lv1 checks patched to bypass the syscon 3.56 +. And today is the spoof 3.72 found in this newly created CFW.

    Included in firmware:
    - Kmeaw’s LV1 patch
    - V3.72 spoof
    - Privacy Patch
    - Dospiedras’ LV1 no-check patches

    Download: Download the firmware
    Source: Logic-sunrise.com

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 22/09/2011 , @ 04:05pm

     

    Rogero, the man behind his 3.70 downgrade PUP & Rogero backup manager has updated his popular homebrew application to v8.5. Checkout the changelog below.

    First I want to thank the Anonymous original Open Manager coder for this talented piece of code, then the Payload Developers: Mathieulh, AerialX, Hermes, and Kakaroto for their efforts on improving the Payload, then all the Modified Open Manager coders: Moh_sakhaii, Dean, Jurai2, Drizztbsd and everybody else that i forgot…they all contributed in improving the OM to reach the way it is now, all efforts should be continued to make it better each day.

    Version 8.5 (20/09/2011) ChangeLog from Version 8.4 (04/07/2011)
    ——————————————————————————————————-
    8.5.0 - Added Support for Rogero CFW V2 (to bypass the 3.70 spoof & activate the Payload).
    8.5.0 - Added Support for 3.70_Version_Spoofer_2.0_355 and future spoof versions.
    8.5.0 - Added Auto-Restart Option after Payload Type Change from Settings Menu.
    8.5.0 - Added the nice 3D Screensaver (Solar by the Graphics Artist CondorStrike).

    Download Rogero v8.5

    Source

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 20/09/2011 , @ 05:42pm

     

    Solar, an awesome screen saver & FTP server has been updated by condorstrike to add support to Rogero Backup Manager and multiMAN.

    Solar update: Version 2.2

    Rogero Edition and multiMAN Edition, pick your poison.

    Changelog:

    Fixed soft reset when exiting to xmb with PS button

    Packages are now half the size, Thanks DeanK.

    Ftp is a little better, can be used as many times as wanted now.

    Changed animations around.

    Some more code clean-up.

    ***be aware***

    when using FTP, you have to connect & re-connect twice to return Solar’s animation, till I fix that.

    Download Solar - Rogero Edition

    Download Solar v2.2 - multiMAN Edition

    Source: Tortuga-Cove

  • Posted by Pirate , on 17/09/2011 , @ 04:41pm

     

    PS3Hax member, Rogero, has released Rogero  CFW version 2. This CFW is for people that have downgraded their consoles. This new release is much more stable and has the famous Kmeaw CFW as the “base”.

    To quote:

    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.

    Full thread+download can be seen HERE or at the Discuss in Forums link.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 10/09/2011 , @ 05:23pm

     

    Remember Rogero? The man behind Rogero Backup manager? Well he has released some information about the downgrade from 3.70 by Dospiedras and states that any MFW that does not have LV1.self file patched to Disable all checks will result in a brick.Now he has released his own MFW that fixes this trophy error.

    Last night I had the chance to try and downgrade a Slim Ps3 (JSD-001 board with Spansion NOR) version 3.70 to CFW 3.55 using Dospiedra’s downgrade v2 patches.

    I managed to get a clean dump of the NOR using my ProgSkeet (latest QT port used), created a patched Downgrade.bin image

    using the 6 patched files from Dospiedra and a hex editor, then I flashed the image to the PS3 NOR, dumped the NOR another

    time and verified that all was written fine.

    Then I continued with the normal downgrade procedure, go into service mode, update using the 3.55_no_check.PUP, then exit

    service mode and all was good, it was back into CFW 3.55.

    Here the problems started, I tried to start a game and I got the famous Trophy error, so I decided to update it to my

    personal Modified Firmware, so I started the update and after installing the firmware, the PS3 turned off by itself,

    I tried to turn it on again, It turned on for almost 2 or 3 seconds then turned off completely ( No Screen Output, No Red Led either )

    so I knew-ed at this point that the PS3 was Bricked

    N.B: this was never mentioned in any of the downgrade tutorials floating on the net, although this is a very important point

    to warn the users who are downgrading their Ps3 machines not to update using usual Modified firmwares unless the firmware

    have the LV1.self file patched to Disable all checks, anything else will result into a Bricked PS3, and this is not good at

    all especially if the Hardware flasher used to downgrade was removed from the Ps3′s NOR or Nand Flash.

    After doing some research and discussing the issue with my friend eussNL <- a wiki by himself

    I realized what happened to the Ps3, after the downgrade procedure, the machine’s syscon still had a version > 3.55

    (3.56 or higher) and this needs a Patched LV1.self (checks disabled) in the NOR for the PS3 to be able to boot fine, and when

    I updated it to my own MFW, the LV1.self file in the NOR was replaced with a non-patched version (checks enabled) and the PS3

    detected the higher syscon version (3.56+) and Bricked.

    To Fix it, I had to re-flash the NOR again with the patched Downgrade.bin image (to get rid of the patched LV1.self)

    then the Ps3 was fixed and booting fine again.

    At this point, the Ps3 was working again, but the Trophy problem was always there, so I prepared another Modified firmware with

    3.70 spoof, Privacy Patch and this time the LV1.self Checks Disabled

    (the patches were provided by eussNL too so Credits here goes to him),

    then while still having Progskeet soldered to the NOR flash, I updated the Ps3 with the new MFW, everything

    went fine, and it rebooted fine into the XMB, did some tests and the Trophy problem was gone for good and all games working fine.

    For all the users who had successfully downgraded their PS3 machines to 3.55 again, I share with you my MFW with Lv1 Checks patched to bypass the 3.56+ syscon version and prevent any brick after updating to it, and to get rid of the annoying Trophy problem encountered after the usual downgrade procedure.

    Download Rogero’s MFW - Fixes Trophy Error

    VIA

    Tortuga-Cove

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 04/07/2011 , @ 12:16pm

     

    Today, Rogero has released an update for his Backup Manager. Rogero Manager is now at Version 8.4 and is compatible with the latest Rebug CFW Release 3.55.2.

    Version 8.4 (04/07/2011) ChangeLog from Version 8.3 (30/05/2011)
    ——————————————————————————————————-
    8.4.0 - Added the Option to Enable/Disable “Smart Scan” from Settings Menu [Select].
    8.4.0 - Added the Option to Refresh the Games List with [L3] when [Smart Scan] is Enabled.
    8.4.0 - Added Support for Rebug CFW 3.55.2 (“Rebug” Mode only) and 3.66_Version_Spoofer_2.0_355.
    8.4.0 - Added Support for MFW builder 3.66 spoof plug-in.

    Please note that Rogero Manager v8.4 is not compatible with Rebug 3.41.2 or 3.66_Version_Spoofer_2.0_341
    (because the same version strings were used by Rebug for 3.41 and 3.55)


    Download Rogero_Manager_v8.4_CFW_MFW_3.55_3.41__Rebug_3.55.2

    [via Release thread here]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 03/06/2011 , @ 06:49am

     

    Once again, Rogero has updated his usefull Application. Rogero PS3 Button Layout Changer is now at version 1.2.

    Originally Posted by Rogero

    Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.2 (03/06/2011)

    —————————————————-

    1.2.0 - Added Support for Rebug CFW 3.41.2 / 3.55.1

    1.2.0 - Added Support for more PS3 models (Metal Gear Solid Special Edition)

    Download Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.2_CFW_MFW_3.55_3.41__Rebug_3.55.1_3.41.2

    Source

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 29/05/2011 , @ 08:07am

     

    Rogero, the developer of Rogero Manager has updated his application PS3 Buttons Layout Changer to version v1.1.

    Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.1 (28/05/2011)
    —————————————————-
    - Added support for fewer PS3 models that didn’t work with version 1.0
    - added the Geohot/Wutangrza compatible package as requested by some users.

    Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.0
    —————————————
    This is a small application for the PlayStation(R)3 that can change the default Buttons Layout (Cross or Circle being the default Enter/Accept Button).
    It is useful for the JPN PS3 model owners to make “X”/Cross the Default [Enter/Accept] Button like the USA/EUR PS3 Models.

    - It is compatible with PS3 FW Version 3.41 & 3.55 only.
    - It checks for the PS3 FW version automatically and can detect it even if a spoof was applied.
    - Many errors checking routines are applied before changing any parameters.

    I wrote it for my personal use, I do have a JPN PS3, and I thought of sharing it because it may help other users too who wants to change their JPN PS3 Buttons Layout in a simple/quick way.

    Cheers,

    [Rogero]

    EDIT(Updated)

    Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.2 (03/06/2011)
    —————————————————-
    1.2.0 - Added Support for Rebug CFW 3.41.2 / 3.55.1
    1.2.0 - Added Support for more PS3 models (Metal Gear Solid Special Edition)

    Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.3 (07/06/2011)
    —————————————————-
    - Added Support for 3 new PS3 Models.
    - Fixed a text message error from previous version.

    Download Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.3

    Source

  • Posted by Pirate , on 13/05/2011 , @ 04:33pm

     

    Rogeo, the guy behind Rogero backup manager has released a new app known as the PS3 Buttons Layout Changer/Remapper v1.0. It does what the name states and allows you to easily renmap the PS3 controller buttons to your liking.

    To quote:

    Hello,

    This is a small application for the PlayStation(R)3 that can change the default Buttons Layout (Cross or Circle being the default Enter/Accept Button).
    It is useful for the JAP PS3 model owners to make “X”/Cross the Default [Enter/Accept] Button like the USA/EUR PS3 Models.

    - It is currently compatible with PS3 FW Version 3.41 & 3.55 ( other versions can be supported too if needed ).
    - It checks for the PS3 FW version automatically and can detect it even if a spoof was applied.
    - Many errors checking routines are applied before changing any parameters.

    I wrote it for my personal use, I do have a JAP PS3, and I thought of sharing it because it may help other users too who wants to change their JAP PS3 Buttons Layout in a simple/quick way.

    [Download PS3 Button Layout Changer/Remapper v1.0]

    [VIA PSX-Scene] - Thanks to SlimShady for news tip

  • Posted by Pirate , on 07/04/2011 , @ 06:47pm

     

    Tons of new updates on your favorite PS3 homebrew!

    Showtime

    Showtime, a PS3 Homebrew Home Theater System application, has been updated to now include 1080p support. More info on what showtime does HERE.

    To quote:

    I’ve hooked up Showtime to the video decoder libraries already present on the PS3. This will accelerate h264 (Up to level 4.2) and MPEG2 video decoding so it can play up to 1080p content.

    New versions of Showtime are available for download here: pkg self

    If you want to make sure that the Cell acceleration is actually used you can press L3 during video playback to see the status window.
    Make sure that the video codec mentions (Cell) at the end of the row. Just like in this screenshot

    You’re welcome!

    [Download Showtime]

    [VIA Lonely Coder]

    Rogero Manager v8.3 Beta 2

    Rogero backup manager v8.2 beta 2 is going some heavy work as well.

    To quote:

    Here’s another test release of Rogero Manager v8.3,
    -This one have PL3 support for FW3.15/3.41/3.55 and Syscall36 also for FW3.55
    -This version now can detect any version with spoof and load its Paytload.
    -This version have the [USB_MOUNT] feature now Fully Automatic.
    (it will load Black Screen Games automatically)
    -Added Background Music to the GUI.

    Many other functions are still not completed, I’m just releasing this version
    as a test to check if all current modifications are working as it should.

    [Download Rogero Manager v8.3 beta 2]
    [VIA PSX-Scene]

    ES35′s Customize+Learn to dev on PS3

    emerson35 has also been busy recently. He has added a slight update to his ES35 customize, mainly adding a few improvements and an options menu. ES35 is an RCO editor/copier - mainly for PS3 theme editing etc..

    BACKGROUND
    RCOs are a bunch of xml files encrypted together,
    you can mod these with RCOMage and make custom strings on your xmb.
    RAFs are Video files. the only one that is a raf is coldboot.raf, which is the boot logo. Can be made with ColdBoot Maker. Tutorial Here.
    AC3s are of course audio files, which is the boot sound.

    I might make a tutorial on modding RCOs for noobs if i receive some positive feedback.

    CUSTOMIZE

    To Customize
    1. put flash drive into computer and make the folder structure of customize/modz(example F:/customize/modz)
    2. put all your customized files in that folder.
    3. make sure all the names of the files are the same as the orginal(case sesitive)
    4. copy ES35′s Customize v0.1.geohot.pkg to the root of your flash drive (example F:/)
    5. put that flash drive into the ps3, and go to install pkg files.
    6. install ES35′s Customize v0.1.geohot.pkg
    7. scroll down to ES35′s Customize v0.1
    8. observe the great graphics of the icon and background image, and remember to donate.
    9. open it, and click install.
    10. quit.

    To Clean up
    1. Open it, press the up and down dpad buttons to scroll to clean it up.
    2. press X.
    3. quit.
    CLEANING DOES TAKE AROUND 30 SECONDS.

    [Download]
    [VIA NGU]

    He also has started a PS3 development blog for anyone interested in making home brew on the PS3, you can check that out HERE.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 25/01/2011 , @ 09:26pm

     

    Another update is out for your Rogero backup manager. The new update adds various support/stability fixes, and integrates the Lv2_Patcher v5/6 (that we told you about here). (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 20/01/2011 , @ 09:42pm

     

    Rogero Manager has been updated to v7.9a bringing in a few new changes included a STEALTH mode for PSN safety. The actual “stealth”is questionable as we still are not sure what EXACT tactics Sony plans to use (if any) to ban hacked online consoles - but hey better safe than sorry right? Also included is the LV2 auto patcher and a few minor updates quoted below. (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 12/12/2010 , @ 02:34pm

     

    Rogero of PSX-Scene has released version 7.8 of his backup manager. Changelog below:

    ChangeLog: 06/12/2010
    ——————————————————————————————————-
    7.8.0 - New Protected Mode to lock Games pre-defined settings & Copy/Delete functions.
    7.8.0 - Scrolling Functions fixed to have a 100% smooth scrolling.
    7.8.0 - Added Page UP/Page Down using D-Pad Left/Right Buttons.
    7.8.0 - Fixed White Background for game titles that don’t have the Pic1.png file.
    7.8.0 - Cache folder files will be deleted during setup to remove previous white Backgrounds.
    7.8.0 - Added “dev_hdd0/BDRIPS” & “dev_usb0/BDRIPS” to path options/Gaia Manager compatibility.
    7.8.0 - Show the Number of total Games available on the GUI.
    7.8.0 - Changed the BR-Required option from “Triangle” to “Square” button.
    7.8.0 - Re-Added the Exit option with the “Triangle” button.
    7.8.0 - New XMB Icon.
    7.8.0 - Various bugs fixed.
    7.8.0 - Removed the Stealth version from the package / not useful anymore.

    [Download ROGERO MANAGER v7.8]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 20/11/2010 , @ 11:14am

     

    Rogero Manager is a modified version of Open Manager. Its design and functionality are very similar to that of Open Manager.

    Change log for v.7.6.0 through 7.7.0:

    7.7.0 – Direct_Boot Mode bug fixed, some code cleanup.
    7.7.0 – Stealth version now uses another Title ID that won’t conflict with any known game

    7.6.0 – Added a Function [L1+SQUARE] to Fix corrupted SFO files by the previous version/error “80028F14″.
    7.6.0 – Added a Stealth version of the Manager to be used Online for safer operation(BLES01031/CODBO)
    7.6.0 – SFO file patching fixed to work with all games & changed from Automatic to Optional.
    7.6.0 – Fixed a bug that caused “sfo” patched games to start sometimes in PATCH-MODE.
    7.6.0 – [PS3_SYSTEM_VERSION] detection compatibility fixed for all Payloads.
    7.6.0 – Permissions-Fix function changed from Automatic to Optional.
    7.6.0 – Added a new path for the Games folder [/dev_hdd0/game/GAIA01985/BDRIPS].
    7.6.0 – Last Game Played/Selected will be saved & selected by default on next run.
    7.6.0 – Patch-Mode/Direct-boot/Disc-Required options Disabled when Original Game is selected.
    7.6.0 – Free available Space on HDD is now checked before copying starts to avoid PS3 freezing problem.
    7.6.0 – Fixed a bug that sometimes showed an Empty Games List after Original Game is ejected.

    [FileFactory]: DOWNLOAD HERE

    VISIT MY HOMEBREW THREAD FOR MORE HOMEBREWS

  • Posted by Pirate , on 24/10/2010 , @ 10:37am

     

    A few backup managers update for your pleasure (Open, Gaia, Rogero, AVCHD)

    (more…)

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 21/10/2010 , @ 12:40pm

     

    Rogero from PSX-Scene has released a new version of his Backup Manager, here is a quote from his thread:

    Previous versions and info about the creation of this manager can be found at this thread:

    (Anyone try Azergaz’s backup manager that boots games right from the app?)

    from now on, next updates will be released here in this thread.

    ChangeLog from Rogero_V6.2 21/10/2010
    ——————————————————————————————
    1- Payload Auto-Detection and Output Payload Type detected on GUI, works with all current available payloads.

    2- Advanced Patching Mechanism that works according to the current Payload Type detected.

    3- Patching only occurs at Game Load, no more List Refresh needed.

    3- New Graphical User Interface (With Game BG + Icon)

    4- Toggle Show/Hide Games Full Paths with R1.

    5- Progress-Bar on Copying Games.

    6- Faster Game Files Test/Size.

    7- HomeBrew and FTP Functions removed.

    Enjoy :

    SOURCE
    DOWNLOAD