I wouldn't do it. Its not 100% safe unless you know what you're doing and then i would even do it using a vpn or ip spoof. Then its still only 90% safe. Its a big gamble to do with stuff you've actually paid for.
PSNPatch v2.20 PS3 App by KW via Kokotonix for CFW Updated
Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer KW (via kokotonix) has updated to PSN Patch v2.20 for PS3 Custom Firmware, which allows users to temporarily disable their CFW, spoof their Console ID and more as detailed below.
Quick summary of changes since 2.00 (Changes in 2.20 are marked with *);
Cobra 4.46 version spoofing for FUTURE FIRMWARE VERSIONS ! (read docs !!!)*;
Updated 4.46 Game patching - now scanning: PSN games, installed patches and disk images in /GAMES/ in both internal & external HDD*;
New menu for game patching*;
Select user acount for RAP/EDAT/UNLOCK with LEFT/RIGHT. Select usb device with UP DOWN*.
psnpatch plugin updated.
Cobra Stealth exensions updated for the best stealth after activation (compatible with any 4.46 cobra edition, and habib's 4.53 cobra edition up to 1.04). HIGHLY RECOMENDED for version spoofed systems. Optional otherwise;
Cobra management menu: installs cobra stealth extensions, psnpatch plugin, webman and XMB webman support (adds "my games" and removes app_home);
PSNpatch cobra plugin updated to unload itself from memory, delete execution history, safety mode, display messages on-screen, waits 20 secs on-boot to avoid conflicts with other plugins;
Released as 1 ZIP file with 2 ALTERNATIVE packages (normal and stealth), cfg example and the entire documentation (please read before asking);
(Note for cobra advanced users and devs: don't fiddle with the "files" folder contents if you don't know what you're doing);
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE DOCUMENTATION BEFORE USING PSNPATCH. BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH PSNPATCH. NO WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. DON'T USE PSNPATCH FOR PIRACY. PSNPATCH AUTHOR CONDEMNS PIRACY.
So being in somewhat the same predicament (have a brand new CECHA01 fat that was stored in-the-box on OFW 3.15 since '09. It has now been successfully updated to Rogero CFW 4.46 v 1.01 with MM 4.53v4, & Showtime.)
just want to transfer/SYnC trophy/gamesaves from valid PSN account since the blu ray broke on NON-jailbroken PS3.
The only game installed so far gt5... since I was a level 40 A&B this would be impossible without connection to psn. SO whats the alternative, (short of using a bruteforce extraction/dycrypt/rebuild/etc..)
Is it possible to update/install OFW4.53 OVER Rogero CFW 4.46 with qa flag enabled, go to psn, sync trophy gamesaves THEN reinstall Rogero CFW 4.46 WITHOUT HAVING TO USE/INSTALL a hardware flasher??
PSNPatch v2.22 PS3 App by KW via Kokotonix for CFW Updated
Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer KW (via kokotonix) has updated to PSN Patch v2.22 for PS3 Custom Firmware, which allows users to temporarily disable their CFW, spoof their Console ID and more as detailed below.
To quote: [2.22] Feb/06/2014 - PSNPatch 2.22 Changelog:
Corrects small bug importing cert when spoofing version. If you spoofed 4.46 cobra version with psnpatch 2.21, please use psnpatch 2.22 to remove spoof and activate again.
Spoofs cobra 4.46 firmware to version 4.55 (*);
Imports new certs from files/cert/ when spoofing version.
"cobra_version.txt" is now on files/ (older cobra_version.txt will be deleted at startup);
Integrity check is made when entering cobra menu;
Includes webMAN 1.29;
(*) If you already spoofing firmware version, first disable it then enable to the new version. Currently only Cobra 4.46 supports version spoofing (using cobra method). If you're using a cobra 4.53 system, make sure it supports version spoofing BEFORE using-it!
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE DOCUMENTATION BEFORE USING PSNPATCH.
BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT CAN BE DONE WITH PSNPATCH.
NO WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
DON'T USE PSNPATCH FOR PIRACY.
PSNPATCH AUTHOR CONDEMNS PIRACY.
PSNPatch Noob FAQ
Q: What can I do with psnpatch ?
A: Psnpatch allows a safer (less “banneable” ) connection to PSN when using a CFW (custom firmware).
To do so, it “masks” cfw (simulates an official firmware version) and deletes all traces of homebrew (unlicensed ps3 software) been used in your console. If this is what you want to do, just run psidpatch pressing TRIANGLE until you ear 3 beeps – or wait for the user interface to appear and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: If you want to play online, you should mount any game backup you may need BEFORE using psnpatch. After using psnpatch, it will NOT be possible to change the mounted backup UNTIL next reboot. You can also use psnpatch to do a temporary change of your console’s ID (IDPS and PSID) and install RAPs, EDATs and unlock psn game demos.
Q: How can I confirm that CFW is properly masked ?
A: PSNPATCH does the test for you. After masking CFW it makes the proper testing and beeps if they were successfully.
You can do other tests until you trust psnpatch : just call multiman or iris manager – if the cfw is properly masked / disabled, you will get an error with both applications.
Q:But my console is banned ! what can I do ?
A: If you have the ConsoleID (IDPS) and the PSID from another unbanned console, you can “spoof” that console unbanning you current one.
1. Edit psnpatch.cfg file (see example that goes with psnpatch distribution) and apply the proper values.
2. Place psnpatch.cfg at the root of a usb stick.
3. Place the stick in the rightmost port of your ps3.
Q: How can I obtain an unbanned IDPS and PSID ?
A: Usually by having another (tipically dead / ylod) console and accessing its flash memory in order to get the IDPS and PSID.
Q: I don’t like pressing so many keys. I will like to do a “all in one” idps & psid spoofing, cfw disabling/masking and execution history deletion. Can it be done ?
A: Yes ! Run psnpatch and keep CROSS pressed. Wait for the beeps and getting back to the xmb.
Q: I have here some RAP files and also some EDAT files. What are these ?
A: They are license files to allow you to execute certain PSN games or DLC (downloadable contents).
Q: How can I use them with psnpatch ?
A: Just place them in a exdata folder in a usb stick. Place the stick in the rightmost port of your ps3.
When running psnpatch, press L1 to install RAP & EDAT files.
After installation, you can remove the files from the exdata folder.
NOTE: RAP files are connected to the current console ID (IDPS). If you installed a RAP with a spoofed IDPS, the game will only work when that IDPS is spoofed in memory.
NOTE: I suggest you have a user to install content for one IDPS, and another user to run content of another IDPS.
NOTE: Oppostite to RAP files, EDAT files are system and user independent. Just install and play !
Q: In the readme.txt it says that PSNPATCH can unlock game demos. How ?
A: Simple: Just press R1. All PSN game demos (C00 type) will be unlocked.
Q: I have a 4.46 system that shows a black screen when playing the newer games. What can I do ?
A: Probalby those games are signed with the new 4.50 keys. Simply use psnpatch and press L2. A menu will allow you to choose were to scan for games, including a usb port. Note that usb port 0 is rightmost one. After patching the needed games, the ps3 will reboot.
Q: What does mean the cobra stealth extensions ?
A: These are a set of new opcodes specially designed to make a perfect cobra cfw "stealthing".
When these are installed and psnpatch "disable cfw" option is activated, it is virtually impossible to detect that a cfw is running. Note that this only work in 4.46 cobra editions and 4.53 habib cobra editions. 4.46 system can be of any author known at the moment, but for 4.53 only HABIB versions were tested.
Q: Are there any additional PSN unban suggestions ?
A: A couple of points I've compiled:
1. Stay off-line !
2. Stay off-line !!
3. Stay off-line !!!
4. Never configure your ps3 to auto-connect to psn on boot time;
5. Use psnpatch BEFORE connecting to the psn;
6. DON’T use any homebrew AFTER connecting to the PSN;
7. If you already connect to the psn with a firmware version (ex: 4.50) never try to connect with a lower version afterwards – this will mean INSTANT BAN !!!
Q: What is the XMB ?
A: It’s the PS3 menu !
Q: What is a Ps3 ?
A: Well... If you’re asking this, you should not be reading this document
Q: You say that “Psnpatch condemns piracy”. So, why have you made psnpatch ?
A: KW had a PS3 which Bluray player was damaged for playing disc games. He had to wait for 30 days to receive a “new” reconditioned (repaired) ps3.And was afraid of getting again the same problem. Some time after this, started the cfw wave.
According to the laws of KW country, he has the legal right of doing a backup of legally obtained material (for personal use only). So, he decided to have his ps3 with cfw to play his (long list of legally obtained) games from the internal HDD – sparing the BR drive.
Some time after, He needed to replace the ps3 HDD for a bigger one, but Sony decided to ban his psn account and his console’s ID. During the HDD switching he lost all the licenses of the legally obtained psn games !!! So he made this tool, sharing it with the community. Hoping that the ones that will use it, will do it for the same reasons.
PSNPatch v2.25 PS3 App by KW via Kokotonix for CFW Updated
Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer KW (via kokotonix) has updated to PSN Patch v2.25 for PS3 Custom Firmware, which allows users to temporarily disable their CFW, spoof their Console ID and more as detailed below.
PSNPatch v2.30 PS3 App by KW via Kokotonix for CFW Updated
Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer KW (via kokotonix) has updated to PSN Patch v2.30 for PS3 Custom Firmware, which allows users to temporarily disable their CFW, spoof their Console ID and more as detailed below.
PSNPatch v2.40 / v2.41 PS3 App by KW via Kokotonix for CFW Updated
Following up on his previous release, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer KW (via kokotonix) has updated to PSN Patch v2.40 followed by v2.41 and v2.45 for PS3 Custom Firmware, which adds Habib Cobra 4.55 v1.00 PS3 CFW support and allows users to temporarily disable their CFW, spoof their Console ID and more as detailed below.
To quote: PSNPatch 2.41 - WITH COBRA PLUGIN & STEALTH EXTENSIONS for 4.XX CFW & COBRA Editions by KW
What is PSNPatch ?
Spoofs IDPS (console ID) and PSID;
Disables cfw syscalls (emulates official firmware);
Opional cobra stealth extensions for perfect cfw disabling in COBRA systems;
Deletes game launch history;
Installs RAPs and EDATs.
Unlocks PSN (c00) game demos.
Patches installed 4.50+ games to run in 4.46 systems.
Version spoofing from cobra 4.46, 4.53 & 4.55 to ANY OTHER firmware version.
PSNPatch plugin available for cobra systems;
Includes webMAN installation and XMB configuration.
Compatible with 4.XX systems including and COBRA editions.
VERSION [2.40] 07/03/2014
Updated "CFW Disabled" message in psnpatch cobra plugin to inform if using "normal mode" or "stealth extensions".
Added support for HABIB Cobra 4.55.
New stealth extensions for Cobra 4.55.
Version spoofing for cobra 4.55 (spoofs any future firmware version).
When spoofing version in cobra 4.53, stealth extensions are automatically activated.
When removing stealth extensions in 4.53, version spoofing is automatically disabled.
VERSION [2.41] 07/03/2014
Disables dev_habib (writeable flash) mounting at start-up in cobra 4.55 (remove and re-install stealth extension to use);
Version spoofing configuration moved into psnpatch.cfg file (where it should always have been) - see default.cfg and read documentation (psnpatch should be able to automatically update psnpatch.cfg file and remove old cobra_version.txt)
NOTE: After updating to habib cobra 4.55, if you're getting a reported version "X.XX", use psnpatch to disable version spoofing and reboot. If the version continues as "X.XX" just re-install firmware. DON'T GO ON-LINE WITH VERSION X.XX OR YOU'LL BE SURELY BANNED !!!
VERSION [2.45] 09/03/2014
New semi-permanent "OFW mode" for Cobra
Added PS2emu (iso/classics) swapping for Habib 4.55
"Cobra menu" is now "Cobra TOOLBOX"
Some shortcut were remapped to accommodate new functions
PSNPatch v2.47 PS3 App by KW via Kokotonix for CFW is Now Updated
Following up on his previous revisions, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer KW (via kokotonix) has updated PSN Patch to v2.47 for PS3 Custom Firmware, which allows users to temporarily disable their CFW, spoof their Console ID and more as detailed below.
PSNPatch v4.55.02 PS3 App by KW via Kokotonix for CFW is Updated
Following up on his previous revision, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer KW (via kokotonix) has updated PSN Patch to v4.55.02 for PS3 Custom Firmware, which allows users to temporarily disable their CFW, spoof their Console ID and more as detailed below.
New psnpatch version numbering to be side by side with the last supported CFW.
Auto updates psnpatch plugins, cobra stealth extentions and version spoofing (no needed to remove and re-install when a new psnpatch version is installed).
File "force_cobra_version.txt" can be used to force a new version spoofing over the cfg file (great for updates - psnpatch auto.deletes the file after updating the cfg file)
format "0453 62409 #" - see provided PKG example.
Integrity check temporarily disabled as it is producing some false positives.
Game patcher for firmware 4.46 completely redesigned to support all known file types, versions and variants;
Game patcher for firmware 4.46 new "deep search mode" (scan every game sub-folder - VERY VERY VERY SLOW but works with more games like FFX/FFX-2 - use only if really needed and READ the docs);