Following up on their previous update, today PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm of Team Rebug have released Rebug 4.30.1, Rebug 4.21.2 REX Edition, Rebug 3.55.4 REX Edition and updated the 999 Downgrader with details below.
For those curious, 4.30.1 does not have the DEX kernel and all of them can play PS2 PSN titles now.. There was a bug in the first REX releases. You can also install 4.21.2 over 4.30.1 straight from XMB if you are QA flagged. Cyberskunk has also implemented OOS support for all Rebug Firmware including 4.30 so enjoy Linux again
To quote: LATEST REBUG FIRMWARE BUILDS
REBUG 4.30.1 STANDARD JAN. 3RD 2013 - FIRST RELEASE See below for full feature list
REBUG 4.21.2 REX EDITION JAN. 3RD 2013 - FIXED PS2 Classic and PS2 PSN Titles now work - PATCHED LV1: Undocumented function 114 - PATCHED LV1: Skip all ACL Checks
REBUG 3.55.4 REX EDITION JAN. 3RD 2013 - FIXED PS2 Classic and PS2 PSN Titles now work - PATCHED LV1: Skip all ACL Checks
999′ DOWNGRADER JAN. 3RD 2013 - FIXED PS2 Classic and PS2 PSN Titles now work - PATCHED LV1: Skip all ACL Checks
FEATURES FOR REBUG REX EDITION ONLY
FEATURE Dual LV2 Kernels CEX/DEX (Swap your EID0/LV2 kernel using Rebug Toolbox in seconds)
FEATURE ALL Retail functions available in CEX mode (No need to install different firmware)
FEATURE ALL Debug functions available in DEX mode (No need to install different firmware)
FEATURE ProDG Connectivity in DEX mode
FEATURES FOR ALL REBUG FIRMWARE
FEATURE QA Token compatibility
FEATURE OtherOS++ support enabled (Use Rebug Toolbox to Boot OtherOS with different LV1 patches)
FEATURE 4.31 Version Spoof files (PSN/SEN Enabled for REBUG 4.21.1 and higher)
FEATURE Package Manager (Replacement for the standard Install Package Files option)
UPDATED Rebug Toolbox 02.01.00
PATCHED LV1: Disable System Integrity Check (Safe to use with mismatched COREOS/SYSCON versions or if PS3 is not QA enabled)
PATCHED LV1: Undocumented function 114 (Allow mapping of protected memory)
PATCHED LV1: Skip all ACL Checks (Needed to allow booting of OtherOS)
PATCHED LV1: Peek and Poke support (Unused LV1 call 182 and 183)
PATCHED - LV2: Peek and Poke support (LV2 Syscall 6 and 7)
PATCHED - LV2: Peek and Poke support for LV1 (LV2 Syscall 8 and 9)
PATCHED - LV2: LV1 CALL System call (LV2 Syscall 10)
PATCHED - VSH: Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files
PATCHED - VSH: Disable Unlinking/Deleting of act.dat
FUN FEATURE Fake Save Data Owner (Use Game Saves from ANY Owner)
FUN FEATURE Lock/Unlock Trophies
FUN FEATURE Cinavia protection disabled
999′ DOWNGRADER FEATURES
FEATURE All 3.55.x REX EDITION Features (Firmware is identical)
FEATURE Downgrade any firmware version CFW with spkg sig check patched
Package Manager is a replacement for the standard Install Package Files option under Game in the XMB. It allows for the install and deletion of .pkg files from dev_hdd0/packages, dev_usb/packages and the standard Install Package Files locations. In addition to this, your downloaded PSN content bubbles will appear under this option instead of cluttering your Game menu with uninstalled content.
USAGE: Navigate to Game in your XMB and click on Package Manager (It will be where Install Package Files usually is). You will find three options.
PlayStation Network Content
Manage your downloaded PlayStation Network Content.
Install Package Files
INSTALL package files from Storage Devices and your PS3.
PS3 Hard Disk (dev_hdd0/packages)
Package Folder (dev_usb/packages)
Standard Package Location (Standard Install Package Files locations)
NOTE: The Install All Packages is only available by pressing the TRIANGLE button when the Standard Package Location option is highlighted because the PS3 will only install ALL packages from the root of a storage device as of the moment.
Delete Package Files
DELETE package files from Storage Devices and your PS3.
PS3 Hard Disk (dev_hdd0/packages)
Package Folder (dev_usb/packages)
Standard Package Location (Standard Install Package Files locations)
1: Highlight the file you would like to delete and press TRIANGLE. The sidebar should appear.
2: Press CROSS on either Unlink or Unlink(Folder) (Both do the same thing for now).
Rebug Toolbox is application designed to complete the full function of REBUG REX EDITION firmwares. Besides from performing the CEX/DEX EID0 and LV2 Kernel Swapping it is also an FTP server and is packed with a bunch of other useful tools.
1: In the PS3 XMB go to Game menu
2: Select Package Manager
3: Select Install Package Files
4: Select PS3 Hard Disk
5: Select REBUG-TOOLBOX-02.xx.xx.pkg
Displays Firmware version, Toolbox version, IP address, current LV2 Kernel and Target ID type and free HDD space.
Quits Toolbox and returns you to PS3 XMB.
Perform either a Full or Soft reboot od the PS3 system.
Soft (LV2 Reboot Only)
Full (On/Off Cycle)
Boot OtherOS with either your currently selected LV1 patches or easily apply ALL LV1 patches and boot.
Boot (LV1 Patches: Apply All)
Boot (LV1 Patches: Use current)
TURN OFF SYSTEM:
Shut down your PS3.
Switches between NORMAL and REBUG mode
NORMAL mode which uses the DEBUG XMB is the default mode after installing Rebug.
REBUG mode sets the PS3 to the latest available version spoof (updatable in the future) and allows swapping between RETAIL and DEBUG XMB.
XMB OPERATION MODE:
This option only works in REBUG mode and lets you select either the RETAIL or DEBUG XMB.
DEBUG MENU TYPE:
Gives you the choice of the CEX QA (retail) or DEX (debug) Debug Settings menu.
A collection of LV1 patches that can be used for better compatibility with some PS3 tools. Any combination of these patches can be applied before booting OtherOS.
CEX/DEX (REX EDITION ONLY)
SWAP LV2 KERNEL:
Swaps between CEX and DEX LV2 Kernel. This option will only work if your Target ID is set to DEX
REWRITE TARGET ID IN FLASH:
This option requires you have a valid NOR/NAND dump named correctly on dev_usb000. Use EXPORT FLASH TO FILE function found in the UTILITIES menu to dump your NOR/NAND to dev_usb000 and then use c2d.exe to convert your dump to DEX.
Rename your original CEX dump to CEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN (16mb) or CEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN (239mb or 256mb)
Rename your converted DEX dump to DEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN (16mb) or DEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN (239mb or 256mb)
Once you have prepared your NOR/NAND dumps place them on a USB device and connect it to dev_usb000.
Now that you have your valid dumps named properly and connected to dev_usb000 it is a simple as selecting the option and following the onscreen prompts. Takes less than 10secs once you have your dumps prepared.
Enable/Disable QA flag. This option is only available in REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION as we are not able to set QA token at the moment from GameOS on higher firmware.
TOGGLE RECOVERY MODE:
Enable/Disable Recover Mode flag. When enabled your PS3 will reboot into Recovery Mode.
TOGGLE PRODUCT MODE:
Enable/Disable Product Mode flag. When enabled your PS3 will reboot into Factory Service Mode. This option is only available in REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION for safety reasons.
LOAD LV2 KERNEL:
Load lv2_kernel.self.[KERNEL_NAME] from USB or /dev_hdd0
RESIZE VFLASH/NAND REGIONS:
Resize VFLASH/NAND Region 5 to allow install of OtherOS.
Install Petitboot to VFLASH/NAND Region 5 from USB.
SET GAMEOS BOOT FLAG:
Sets the GameOS boot flag. Use this if your PS3 is having trouble booting PS2 titles after running OtherOS or is accidently sending you back to OtherOS when trying to enter recovery mode.
CREATE PACKAGES FOLDER ON PS3:
Create /dev_hdd0/packages folder or your PS3 to be used with Package Manager.
EXPORT HYPERVISOR LV1 MEMORY:
Save LV1 memory to dev_usb000 or dev_usb006 or dev_hdd0 if usb is not found.
EXPORT GAMEOS LV2 MEMORY:
Save LV2 memory to dev_usb000 or dev_usb006 or dev_hdd0 if usb is not found.
EXPORT FLASH TO FILE:
Backup your current NOR/NAND to file on dev_usb000. Takes about 45secs for NAND
CHANGE ACTIVE PS3ID:
Spoof IDPS in LV2 memory. Choose from Use EID0 or Use EID5. EID5 will spoof your original CEX IDPS allowing you to connect to PSN if your PS3 is running REBUG REX EDITION firmware in DEX mode. This option is only available in REBUG 4.21.x REX EDITION and below at the moment.
OTHER TOOLBOX FEATURES:
L3 changes clock/temperature display
L2+R2 enable screensaver
START+R2 take a raw rgb screenshot
Remote-play via PSP/PSVITA
Auto-turn-off if idle for 1 hour
Telnet to PS3 ip at port: 8080
FTP access with writable dev_flash mounted as dev_rebug (port: 21, user: anonymous, password: (anything))
QA is supported in all REBUG FIRMWARE but at this point in time we are unable to set the QA Token from GameOS on 3.55+ firmware.
It is good practice to enable QA in 3.55 before updating to any CFW not just REBUG.
OtherOS++ is supported by all REBUG REX EDITIONS and will detect your existing OtherOS HDD partition.
However none of the REBUG REX EDITIONS have emer_init.self patched (create smaller GameOS partition). We are working on a solution to this from GameOS.
In the meantime if you do want to create an OtherOS partition you have two options:
1: Use a 3.55 firmware that already has emer_init.self patched to the size you want.
2: Patch REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION in PS3MFW Builder
If you choose option 2 we highly recommend that you ONLY patch emer_init.self. Also the resulting PUP will only be able to be installed on 3.55 firmware as the spkg_hdr will be mismatched.
REBUG 4.21.x AND HIGHER
From XMB install REBUG 4.21.x AND HIGHER over any 3.55 OFW/CFW/MFW or the same or lower firmware version CFW with spkg sig check patched or any firmware version CFW with spkg sig check patched and QA enabled.
From XMB REBUG 4.21.x AND HIGHER can be uninstalled with the same or higher firmware version OFW/CFW/MFW or with REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION on a QA enabled PS3 or with the 999′ DOWNGRADER if QA was NOT enabled.
REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION
From XMB install REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION over the same or lower firmware version OFW/CFW/MFW or any firmware version CFW/MFW with spkg sig check patched and QA enabled.
From XMB REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION can be uninstalled with the same or higher firmware version OFW/CFW/MFW.
REBUG 999′ DOWNGRADER
THIS WILL SET YOUR SYSCON COREOS VERSION TO 9.99 ON PURPOSE: DO NOT PANIC
REQUIRES SYSCON DEHASHING AFTER DOWNGRADE
From XMB install 999′ DOWNGRADER over any firmware version CFW/MFW with spkg sig check patched on a PS3 with or without QA enabled.
UNINSTALL/DEHASH: REQUIRES PS3 TO BE QA ENABLED
From XMB 999′ DOWNGRADER can be uninstalled/dehashed with the REBUG 3.55.x REX EDITION or from Recovery Mode with any other 3.55 OFW/CFW/MFW.
~Codename: REBUG Team.
Codename: REBUG would like to thank: graf_chokolo (as always) and The Three Musketeers for the work they have done in the past and (hopefully) future.
Big thanks to: naehrwert - For scetool (its elf compression played a big part in 4.21.1) deank - Helping us get the Rebug Toolbox up and running.
Our BIGGEST thanks: flatz - Helping with the OtherOS testing and well... You know what you did..
Rebug Scorpion Artwork: by blastleaf - blastleaf AT gmail.com
It's not really clear if you can upgrade 4.21.1 Rex to 4.21.2 Rex directly or do you have to downgrade to 3.55 first? I'm thinking of going to rebug 4.30.1 and if that's not to my liking back to 4.21.2 Rex. So to upgrade from Rebug 4.21.1rex to Rebug 4.30.1 direct is ok? It's QA flagged already.
Just want to stay with a Rebug firmware as they are great but would like that 4.30 compatibility that 4.21 is missing.
Doesn't really matter as its so hot today I'm not game to turn on the ps3 and there is no way ill be updating it in this heat. Is 40c degrees here ATM.
Last edited by StanSmith; 01-03-2013 at 11:36 PMReason: Automerged Doublepost
Today my daughter wanted to play the xbox360. Never wants to play it any other day except for the hottest day if the year. I'm not even going to turn it on as they are so unreliable in hot weather. At least the PS3 can turn on and be used at little things and still be ok but the 360 dies at the fist sign of heat. Today is the 2nd day of 40. I'm hoping it gets cooler tomorrow.
My first 60gb PS3 died on a hot day when PlayTV turned it on automatically and tried to record a show. It did record and turned off like normal but it overheated in the process and YLOD at next turn on. Days like this are Vita and 3DS gaming days as they usually won't die on hot days.
Better put something about Rebug here to stay on topic. I think it will be ok to go from Rebug 4.21.1 to Rebug 4.30.1 as they usually test them out before and I've done things like that in the past and its all gone good. Going from Rebug to Rogero I would go back to 3.55 but Rebug to Rebug should go fine.
I'll be trying to out when it cools down and I turn on the PC to get the new firmwares and the Ps3 is cool enough to turn on and not die.
StanSmith, there is no need to downgrade back to 3.55, just enable QA Flag. There is also no need to use the 9.99 downgrader if you want to get back to 3.55 Rebug. I enabled the Debug System update and while I default 3.55.4 Rebug I upgrade to 4.30.1 when I want to play a game that lacks 3.55 fix.
Oh, btw, I doubt temperature is much of an issue, PS3 can get much hotter than 40ΊC. I live in Brazil, pretty much everyday is 36ΊC+ and I already left my PS3 on for 3 days once.
Last edited by BluRay; 01-04-2013 at 12:44 AMReason: Automerged Doublepost
How do we enable QA flag? Via toolbox. 2.0? I heard that option is NA on 4.21 rex
Oh just updated from 4.21 to 4.30. It went well, but now I have singstar icon in Game category and I absolutely hate it and want it gone. Any help?
That singstar is part of 4.30. I got that on my OFW PS3 too and it sucks. There should be way to edit the xmb file to get rid of that but I'm not too good at editing them so I dont know how to do it.
I just kept the edited ones last time I made a MFW via that PS3MFW creator. They are for 3.55 but they still work in 4.21 so they should still work in 4.30, I'm hoping they do. I've removed everything from the PSN tab and I move MultiMan there so when I have "Show Whats New on bootup" turned on it boots up directly to MM.
Well, now that I've moved from MM to Iris it now goes directly to that instead.