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Hidden System Menu Discovered for Sony's PS3, PSP and PS Vita

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151w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] has announced the discovery of a hidden System Menu which is present on Sony's PS3, PSP and PS Vita consoles.

Below are the details via the PlayStation 3 Dev Wiki with some additional pictures HERE, as follows:

More System Information

How to get this

  • Go to Settings > System > System Information
  • Press simultaneously R1 + L1 + DPad Left + Square for a few seconds
  • Release those buttons then immediately press the start button (and keep it hold)

First Section

First part is about sections on other chips:

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Second Section

Second part of the screen follows structure from Index.dat (if you use spoofer, the data will show the spoofed strings) and explains about revisioning of dev_flash files:

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inginear's Avatar
#25 - inginear - 150w ago
they probably keep these hidden features in so they can check the units that are sent back for repairs. it would also be interesting to see if the list is different if a cfw is installed on the system.

axlffx2forever's Avatar
#24 - axlffx2forever - 151w ago

spykker's Avatar
#23 - spykker - 151w ago
Cool find.

moja's Avatar
#22 - moja - 151w ago
Seems like a QA or debug feature for the engineers. "Did this thing flash right? Hmm, let me check." I wonder why they keep these things in.

ps3moder's Avatar
#21 - ps3moder - 151w ago
Agreed.. It is nice!

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