[Answered] JB corupted ps3 file system, need help restoring files?
Ok well the jailbreak messed up somehow on the last time i used it and corrupted the ps3 file system. When i would start it up normally it would go to the xmb background but actually had no xmb or menu. so i went into recovery mode and tryed to do a Settings Restore but that didnt help so i did a database restore and it fixed it however it basiclly restarted the ps3 like from the factory but without formatting the hdd. so i reinstalled PS3 FTP and opened it up to look at what was on the internal hdd. Everything was still there but for whatever reason teh ps3 no longer showed it on the xmb. the system found all my users and put them back but without all the save data and stuff on it.
so my question is does anyone know how i can reenable the ps3 to see all the stuff on the hdd that is still there? i tried to find my backup for the xregistry.sys but i seem to have deleted the backups because i never changed anything on it. Im currently running a undelete program on my computer to see if i can find it but i have no other direction of i dont.
that sounds very bad, you are lucky you were able to enter recovery menu.I doubt undelete prog will help and will probably make it worse as every thing is encrypted and on a non standard partition.ie not fat32 or ntfs, ext etc.If your program does find anything it will probably mess it up even worse as it will try to rewrite the file in a format you can see which would change encryption and it would no longer be sony signed.only option would be if there was a undelete homebrew prog for running ps3 as its the only thing that can read/write to your hard drive and keep it sony signed but it will be a long time before that kinda thing comes out.I would recommend do a full format and reinstall 3.41 as it may have left other smaller errors behind.
just thank your lucky stars you didnt brick it.I bricked a 60gb coz of update loop, read that formating drive might help but as there was no complete firmware on Nand as soon as I formated I had a brick as the hard drive data was the only thing keeping it booting at all, your case is very different though.have you traced the issue that caused the problem? was you using awesome filemanager or firmloader? they are dangerous apps if not extremely careful.I dont think jailbreak could do this as it only patches RAM, must have been something else?
as a quick test heres is something you could try : copy an insignificant savefile from your ps3 using filemanager or FTP, then play that game again using same profile, create a new save file in the game and then exit , go back into filemanager and replace the new file with your old one, its possible it would work as the user is the same and the encryption keys should be the same as its same ps3 and same hard drive, might be worth a try just to see if its possible to save some stuff,