I have a lot of question, and i hope some one here can help me answere them
The last week i have been playing around with xml files and xRegistry file. I think that i partly understand the xml files, and what they do. They are the connection between the GameOS and the FW files.
I have been able to add some "new shortcuts", move them around between the different category's and change there function.
But then there are the category_sysconf.xml file... it does nothing, you can delete it, and nothing happens. Why? Is it loaded during the booting, because it is alredy loaded when you enter the menu screen, and the other category's are not. Or are the file not in use any more, "leftovers" from an older FW? But then it shoulda contained the OtherOS launch command...
And the commands from category_sysconf.xml, wont run i any other category xml file. The icons wont showe up, you only see the loading circle on all the "shortcuts". And it is not possible to start them, but it is possible to "browse" two of them, total 18. There are 13 and 5 in twoes thats you can "browse". edyviewer and tool_debug_settings?
If it is loaded during booting, what needs to be done to enable the debug setting, xRegistry don't seme to do any thing... Or is this because the Settings menu is LV1.
How is the TEST fw different from the RETAIL, does it containe more files? Or do they containe the same files, but configurated different?
If they are completely different fw's, why does the Retail fw containe the referanses to the debug setting, in the category_sysconf.xml and in the xRegistry?
Does the retail containe a "light" version of the debug settings? Can even sony use the debug settings on a retail, has anybody heard aboute this being don?
Have anyone ever been able to extract the dev_flash and the xRegistry from a TEST unit? If so, does the xRegistry file contain the same options? And i haven't seen the otherOS any where in this files
If the "Settings" category needs LV1 to be changed, then no "sony OtherOS" in fw3.41. But if it is only loaded during the boot sequence, maybe PSGroove can be modyfied to do the same jobb as the "usb firm loader"? And we will be able to add and modify the Settings category.