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 option
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.
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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, ...
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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/):
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??