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112w ago - Sony Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced today that PS3 System Software Update v4.30 is incoming tomorrow with details below!

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To quote: Next Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be releasing a new system software update for PlayStation 3 (version 4.30). With this update we have made several changes to how Trophies are displayed on your PlayStation 3.

The Trophy Collection will now reside under PlayStation Network on the XMB. Trophies that you have earned playing PlayStation Vita games are now displayed on your PlayStation 3. You will also be able to see your Trophy level and progress towards the next level while viewing your trophy collection.

By the beginning of November 2012, we will retire the services available through the Life with PlayStation application. In conjunction with its retirement, we will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update.

This includes the conclusion of our participation with Stanford University's Folding@home, a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and studying the causes of a variety of diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's as well as various cancers.

We'd like to thank the more than 15 million users that have participated in the program since it started on PS3 in 2007. PS3 users have donated in total more than 100 million computation hours to the Folding@home project to date, and as a result, contributing greatly to Stanford University's Alzheimer 's disease research.

Considering the contribution PS3 has made to the project, we decided to retire it as a result of discussions with Stanford University.

Vijay Pande, Folding@home research lead at Stanford University, had this to say about your contributions:

"The PS3 system was a game changer for Folding@home, as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs. We have had numerous successes in recent years.

Specifically, in a paper just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, we report on tests of predictions from earlier Folding@home simulations, and how these predictions have led to a new strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

The next steps, now underway at Stanford, are to take this lead compound and help push it towards a viable drug. It’s too early to report on our preliminary results there, but I’m very excited that the directions set out in this paper do appear to be bearing fruit in terms of a viable drug (not just a drug candidate)."

Update: PS3 Firmware 4.30 is now live, and below are the lv0.self / lv0.elf for 4.30 from Jericho417 and also a [Register or Login to view links] 4.26 lv0 extracted appldr then unselfed by TechnoDon followed by the 4.30 appldr ELF decrypted from lv0 by nathan_r32_69.

From zadow28: same keys for ofw 4.30, guess cfw 4.30 is coming

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From pounou: That contain lv0-and encapsulated loaders CEX 4.30 with inside appldr.elf + isoldr.elf + lv0-430.elf + lv2ldr.elf. I can see one thing different, the size of the lv2ldr.elf is 98 ko before i patch with kakaroto script and after 425 ko !

From PatrickBatman: Got these out of appldr430.elf (might be named with wrong firmware but there 3.65-4.20 app-pub keys - actually the NPDRM key)

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From opoisso893:

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In order those are:

  • 0.80-0.92 (rev 0x00)
  • 0.92-2.36 (rev 0x01)
  • 2.36 (rev 0x02)
  • 3.40-3.42 (rev 0x04)
  • 3.40-3.42 (rev 0x05)
  • 3.50 (rev 0x07)

In appldr430 we have all the pub keys and Ctype keys :

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Now we need to find the erk and the riv key.

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#20 - G Sus - 112w ago
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very good point about resident evil fix, lets hope they share the info

#19 - technodon - 112w ago
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i opened 4.30 applder in hex editor but it seems after 3.60 sony ecrypted the erk and riv keys gonna need a way to decrypt them someone already knows how though cause the resident evil 6 reboot fix was released and also 3.60 keys were released and they were encrypted in appldr too, i found these show up in scetool from 4.30 appldr:

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#18 - ph4rcyd3 - 112w ago
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Judging by the scene news, this week, looks like a major storm just hit Sony's fan. I'm on 4.21 but I need to update, since I'm a PSN Plus member. KOF XIII, here I go. I'll buy another ps3 sometime in the future, to play with these new tools. Thanks for all the work of PS3 News staff on keeping it updated almost instantly. Keep it up, guys.


#17 - G Sus - 112w ago
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the more features sony remove or block, the more cfw users they create. if they had just left other os alone chances are it would have been a lot longer before it was hacked.

serves them right they do it to themselves.

#16 - PS3 News - 112w ago
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I would say no as it's been just a few hours since 4.30 was released and the 4.30 appldr has already been decrypted (at bottom of article).


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