A bit of unexpected news on this LEAP YEAR DAY indeed.. a nice guy has leaked PS3 Debug Firmware 2.15 today! A picture of it on my TEST console is below, and also there is an unpacked FileList of it for those interested. It adds a new "vm" folder to the PS3 HDD among other things, but we have yet to thoroughly look through it.
This is VERY cool news mainly because (as we all know) even the retail PS3 Firmware 2.15 isn't available yet from Sony!
For other PS3 Devs to examine, we will be adding the 2.15 Firmware to our PS3 Downloads this weekend as it's a bit sizeable weighing in RAR'd at 103 MB (108,852,452 bytes).
for begin, thanks for the 2.15 debug, it work well. I have a problem with BD EMULATOR for the external HDD, I know how I can format the problem is in debug setting if I choose BD EMULATOR (usb) and reboot system, he come back to BD DRIVE. my question is how I can copy games to BD EMULATOR ?
I have the same question on BD EMULATOR (firmware 2.15) besides I'm not sure how to use USB HDD. I managed to format (Quick Format) my MP3 player (only 2GB of flash memory) but I can't format 120GB SATA hard drive connected via USB-SATA bridge.
I believe that's because hard drive (or USB-SATA bridge) introduces itself as an external hard drive while the MP3 player reports it's a removable device (like other usual USB flash mass storage devices). What kind of USB hard drive should I connect and how can I use the BD EMULATOR ?
Thanks for the hint. I can format that SATA hard drive now however I still can't figure out how to use the emulator. It seems PS3 formats USB hard drive using custom file system for BD Emulator. Sector 256 contains signature BD-EMU-1 within first eight bytes. There are also strings _spuQue, _spuPrv, _spuPrv and some value in sector 260-270 while a lot of the following sectors are zeroed. It looks like the sectors 256-2047 contain something like file allocation table or table of contents and all the sectors after 2048 contain encrypted data.
The debug setting returns to BD Drive for me too and I think the BD Emulator is supposed to work in Debugger Mode (not the System Software Mode or Release Mode). I don't know what Debugger Mode is since the console boots to black screen when I chose it. I have no idea on how to operate the console in that mode while I believe it could expect a network connection from a special terminal application.
PS: Does anybody know what is the Title Store Preview ?
I have tested the Debug Mode and indeed, I have black screen.
If you do the reset system by power button (you turn off the unit, turn on, still push power button and release it at the second bip), the unit come back to normal screen and the Debugger Mode still selected but if you let like this, the black screen will come back again.