how do i get a test ps3 sir?
Well you can get a 3.55 and convert it to DEX or you can look very hard for one but they're rather expensive (especially from Sony for about 1k each). Becoming a Sony dev or movie maker is always an optionSponsored Links
But look for a 3.55 or downgrade (if needed) then covert to DEX with this tutorial (http://www.ps3news.com/ps3-hacks-jai...requires-idps/)
I'm on 3.55 cfw wanting to upgrade to DEX 4.20 have a few questions pls help (sorry if these are noob questions)
1. if i install the latest version of multiman dex will it enable me to play 3.6+ backups from the Hard drive? just like cex version... or is it just for 3.55 backups?
2. from what i gather BD emu allows 4 partitions on the drive for the games is that correct? and is this the only way to play 3.6+? games
3. is there still no way to marry the blu-ray drive for movies?
4. do you need debug pkgs for the psn games?
sorry for the all the questions.
TheGuru, no Multiman backups at all above 3.55 DEX MFW. You have is DEX BD-EMU to play backups, though. It can be modified to allow more than 4 partitions for games, as long as they all fit.
IIRC DEX firmware simply doesn't play BD movies, it lacks software components for BD authentication.
Following up on the PS3 Debug Firmware 4.20 and PS3 Test Firmware 1.01 & 1.02 updates, this weekend an anonymous user on the PlayStation 3 Developer Wiki has shared the Sony PS3 Debug / Test (DEX) Firmware 4.21 update for collectors.
Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] by tjhooker73 / [Register or Login to view links] by itskamel / [Register or Login to view links] by Rancid-o
As always, keep in mind these PUP updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so they are intended for examination and comparison purposes only.
We have 100% confirmed that running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)
To quote: File changes compared to 4.20 - These files have changed since the previous version e.g. by new version string, bug/crash/exploit fixes, ...
File changes compared to 4.20 - these files have changed since the previous version e.g. by new version string, bug/crash/exploit fixes, ...
Pup InformationCode:MD5::718E8AED7AAA6D31FF5FB8DA62F2B347 SHA1::63B08DBAC0853968F1703973F1A621273D52A7C3 CRC32::E64FD9ED CRC16::6FA6 HMAC_SHA1::5B1DCC7A7502EDDBEA885C4CFC2C94FB48066237
Finally, in related news below is a PS3 Restore Utility Backup / Restore DEX Console Guide (via ps3ita.it/hack/ripristino-utilita-di-backuprestoresu-console-dex-by-ps3ita/):Code:PUP file information Package version: 1 Image version: 99999 File count: 9 Header length: 656 Data length: 186699168 PUP file hash : 5B1DCC7A7502EDDBEA885C4CFC2C94FB48066237 File 0 Entry id: 0x100 Filename : version.txt Data offset: 0x290 Data length: 5 File hash : E2BB8B0F3AEFEC583B80176CEDF4D737BB884E95 File 1 Entry id: 0x101 Filename : license.xml Data offset: 0x295 Data length: 293395 File hash : F95F6549CA39851A172D02B19A3CD0BEA8D332E0 File 2 Entry id: 0x103 Filename : update_flags.txt Data offset: 0x47CA8 Data length: 5 File hash : 65A0A6DA7FDB7F7A93C50F2439F6D5FE4C55AF74 File 3 Entry id: 0x200 Filename : ps3swu.self Data offset: 0x47CAD Data length: 5666240 File hash : B79E4B09A26248063E6B719923C8693662791493 File 4 Entry id: 0x201 Filename : vsh.tar Data offset: 0x5AF26D Data length: 10240 File hash : D9B66E0D2845D71A67D76E7907AB06368CE61E08 File 5 Entry id: 0x202 Filename : dots.txt Data offset: 0x5B1A6D Data length: 3 File hash : 1AA4749D0EE0D0AE937FBF73BC4B9ACD352F732A File 6 Entry id: 0x300 Filename : update_files.tar Data offset: 0x5B1A70 Data length: 174991360 File hash : D7244E38EF56CA83DB8A17589F3BB3EFBDAC1AC4 File 7 Entry id: 0x501 Filename : spkg_hdr.tar Data offset: 0xAC94270 Data length: 71680 File hash : 0BDB1A61210880E011BA55263101F68D25457BD4 File 8 Entry id: 0x601 Filename : ps3swu2.self Data offset: 0xACA5A70 Data length: 5666240 File hash : 2732BF62E5F3F3C6245DD3FDA1DF006F2F9A1E70
After making the conversion of the PS3 console from retail (CEX) in debug (DEX), some may have noticed the lack of utility of backup / restore (accessible from Settings -> System Settings -> Backup Utility) that allowed you to save all content (accounts, photos, music, games, etc. with the exception of trophies) on external media to back recovery in case of failure / change of the internal hard disk.
Therefore PS3ITA, thanks to our mythical Rancid-o, provides a simple method to restore such function by means of easily installable file pkg.
We found a way to restore Backup Utility in DEX:
Just install and start this pkg: [Register or Login to view links]
There is also a pkg for uninstall: [Register or Login to view links]
This is because if the option backup utility does not uninstall many options are not displayed in "debug settings". Oh I forgot has only been tested on cfw 3.55 DEX.
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Thanks... what about pkg's for PSN games can we use normal pkg's or debug ones? if so are debug pkg's hard to come by??