PRX Loader v1.05 (Unofficial) Arrives, Adds PS3 4.60 CFW Support
Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer tpryor (aka haxxxen) updated the VSH Plugin to PRX Loader v1.04 followed by another unofficial update to v1.05 by Joonie which adds PS3 4.60 CFW support with details below.
From tpryor: I have done some different tests now with this core thing from mirala tijera, to autoboot prxloader, but without any luck.
Then i have looked into the sysmanager source (new_core) from estwald (to be found: github.com/Estwald/new_core), and this one is a bit different to mirala tijera's sys_init_osd.self. it is said on his github page, that it can wait for xmb.
I have took a look on the source and saw that this core really does wait to initialize xmb and then loads sm.self, which is perfect for other selfs, which depend on a fully loaded xmb, just like prx loader. also it does not interfere with boot times like the one from mirala tijera.
This new_core.self i have renamed to sys_init_osd.self and copied it via toolbox on rex 4.21 to devflash/sys/internal and replaced the original one.. now i have resigned prx loader to a retail self file and renamed it to sm.self. then i have copied it via toolbox to devflash root.
Finally prxloader now fets fully autobooted without any user interaction. the plugins, i want to be loaded are still defined in the plugins.txt in original prx loader folder and also the payloads.
The installation procedure, can be done securely via a pkg and with core flags. the manual can be found on estwald's git page. Finally I have found a different method than ccapi, to autoboot plugins without cobra.
I want to add prxloader as an additional self to be loaded or installed with core flags in new_core source, but first i have to get latest psl1ght installed and running. unluckily it does not compile on this old vm from evilsperm.
I attach the default install_core.pkg and default prxloader v1.04 resigned to retail self and renamed to sm.self.. you will need prxloader installed for plugins.txt and payloads. Edit plugins.txt in prxloader installation path.
1. Just install the install_core.pkg and run it. it will install new core automatically.
2. Copy folders from dev_usb000 folder to flash drive and put it into rightmost port (dev_usb000) and boot PS3.
It will install sm.self (prxloader) to devflash root and reboot afterwards. If any loaded plugin will freeze ps3, you can use that ignoresm flag file and put it into core_flags folder on flash drive and reboot ps3 with it attached. It will not load prxloader and also not any plugins and you can remove the broken plugin from plugins.txt
After the use of flags, they get renamed to "_xyz", so if you want to reuse the flag file, you have to remove that "_" character.
From Joonie: Holy cow, this is what I WANTED Thank haxxxen, I knew you would've made this by the way here (linked above) is the unofficial PRX loader 1.05 that supports CFW 4.60. Again thanks to user, aldostools, team cobra.
This supports only 4.21 CEX/DEX / 4.46 CEX/DEX / 4.50 CEX / 4.53 CEX / 4.60 CEX. I'd suggest this build for only CFW 4.60 users, others just use 1.04 loader that was released by user , I contacted him regarding this loader to have him release the official one.
This one is indeed "un-official" and I'd like have user to release the official one when he gets a chance. He is able to release one that supports more CFW revisions.