58w ago - It was just a week ago since the previous PlayStation 3 System Software update arrived, but today Tempest_Fire of Sony PlayStation Support has announced that PS3 System Software Update v4.31 is incoming tonight with details below!
To quote: Hi everyone, I'm posting this message to inform you that there will be a minor firmware update (v.4.31) released on the evening of Monday, October 29th.
There will not be PlayStation Network maintenance during this time; online play and access to apps will not be affected during the release of this update.
This is not a mandatory update. However, we suggest you keep your systems updated with the latest firmware, as these updates further improve overall system stability and help provide you with the best online entertainment experience possible.
To update to v.4.31, select Settings from your Xross Media Bar (XMB) > System Update > Update via Internet and then follow the on-screen instructions.
More information about PlayStation system updates can be found here: http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/
Digital Platforms Community Manager
Sony Computer Entertainment America
From their Twitter: "If you've had issues with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD, download the optional PS3 software update (v.4.31)"
From afiser on the PS3 Keys posted above: This is as simple as putting the bootldr keys (what you all call the lv0 keys released last week) in the scetool data/keys file and running scetool.exe -d lv0 lv0.elf
From zadow28: Found some interesting, when debugging lv1.elf from 4.31:
seg000:0000000000001850 ld r8, qword_532688 # "QA_FLAG_QA_MODE_ENABLE settle\n"
seg000:0000000000001854 clrrdi r0, r10, 16
seg000:0000000000001858 std r11, 0x40(r3)
seg000:000000000000185C or r0, r0, r9
seg000:0000000000001860 std r8, 0x10(r3)
seg000:0000000000001864 std r0, 0x18(r3)
seg000:0000000000001868 std r10, 0x48(r3)
seg000:000000000000186C # End of function sub_1840
seg000:0000000000001870 # =============== S U B R O U T I N E =======================================
seg000:0000000000001870 sub_1870: # CODE XREF: sub_1BD0-FCp
seg000:0000000000001870 ld r8, 0x18(r3)
seg000:0000000000001874 rlwinm r0, r8, 0,16,16
seg000:0000000000001878 cmpdi cr7, r0, 0
seg000:000000000000187C beq- cr7, loc_18D0
seg000:0000000000001880 lbz r0, 0x728(r3)
seg000:0000000000001884 cmpwi cr7, r0, 0
seg000:0000000000001888 bne- cr7, loc_18C4
seg000:000000000000188C loc_188C: # CODE XREF: sub_1870+5Cj
seg000:000000000000188C ld r11, qword_532688 # "QA_FLAG_QA_MODE_ENABLE settle\n"
seg000:0000000000001890 li r0, -1
seg000:0000000000001894 ld r10, 0x10(r3)
seg000:0000000000001898 clrrdi r9, r8, 16
Only shows when debugging.. well thats where i'm at so far regards.
Dumps/Debug off core_os/Devflash files. 4.++
Have done some experimenting. Found out that you can actuelly run the self/sprx (ppc)
From core_os, and Devflash.. from "official" debugger,and dump them. You have to set up an fake Param.sfo, so the debugger thinks its an executable.. but the result is quite amazing. You really get an better overview, since you can see al the files it communicates with.
I use Ida pro 64 PPC proccesser to analyze, the dump. Then use Kakarotos scrips analyze_sprx.idc. Set new TOC, when the script tell you and reanalyze.
The dump is 4mb packed but 250 mb unpacked. I'll give an more deeper, TUT when i have the time. Works on all files so far i tested PPC ones, so all expect the spu files. Tested vsh.self/mcore.self/psp_emu.self plus many more.
Well here is the dump, for BDVD.SELF: http://rghost.net/41639087
Off course you can debug all the files, and the embedded spu before dumping.
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thank you for answering! now I have this problem lv1.self (info in attachments)
I can make new (os core) to fit "update_file" with your lv1 decrypted files have tried to to use the script but I could not get the script to work (said it will work)
Dump lv1 embedded elfs Script
I did this script quickly to exctract the embedded files within lv1. This script doesn't use the file table, is ugly, but works... anyone feel free to improve it --PsiCoLeO 16:11, 22 May 2011 (CDT)
How to use it
Save the script in a file named
give it execute permissions
chmod +x dump_lv1_embedded_files.sh
feed it with decrypted lv1.self
# PsiCoLeO 2011
# Script to extract the embedded files from lv1.self
# There is no warranty that this script will work for you
# I can not be held responsable of what you do with this script or any damage you get from using it
# Use it as you please
It will not install on 4.25ofw also, app-key-431 ?? one key away but still won't install. and lv1, made new CORE_OS_PACKAGE_encrypted.PKG but will not work (same problem) what is the program name of the program that you are using? also working hard on this projects, does anyone at all know where I can find PS3UPDAT.PUP version 1.97? need help.
Datecode - Used in Euro regions
2 digits: number=year, letter=quarter
e.g.: |7D| means 2007, 4th quarter
Most commonly asked for when wanting to know if a console can be downgraded to 3.55.
date code Quarter / Year Down-gradeable to 3.55 Firmware at that time Actual praxis
6A January, February, March / 2006 Yes
6B April, May, June / 2006 Yes
6C July, August, September / 2006 Yes 1.00
6D October, November, December / 2006 Yes 1.10, 1.11, 1.30, 1.31, 1.32
7A January, February, March / 2007 Yes 1.50, 1.51, 1.54, 1.60
7B April, May, June / 2007 Yes 1.70, 1.80, 1.81, 1.82
7C July, August, September / 2007 Yes 1.90, 1.92, 1.93
7D October, November, December / 2007 Yes 2.00, 2.01, 2.10 1.97
8A January, February, March / 2008 Yes 2.16, 2.17, 2.20
8B April, May, June / 2008 Yes 2.30, 2.35, 2.36
8C July, August, September / 2008 Yes 2.40, 2.41, 2.42, 2.43 2.16/2.30
8D October, November, December / 2008 Yes 2.50, 2.51, 2.52, 2.53 2.45
9A January, February, March / 2009 Yes 2.60
9B April, May, June / 2009 Yes 2.70, 2.76, 2.80
9C July, August, September / 2009 Yes 3.00, 3.01 2.70
9D October, November, December / 2009 Yes 3.10, 3.15
0A January, February, March / 2010 Yes 3.20
0B April, May, June / 2010 Yes 3.21, 3.30, 3.40
0C July, August, September / 2010 Yes 3.40, 3.41, 3.42, 3.50 3.40
0D October, November, December /2010 Yes 3.55 3.40/3.50
1A January, February, March / 2011 Sometimes 3.56, 3.60 3.55 or 3.56
1B April, May, June / 2011 No 3.61, 3.65, 3.66 3.60
1C July, August, September / 2011 No 3.70, 3.72
1D October, November, December / 2011 No 3.73, 4.00
2A January, February, March / 2012 No 4.10, 4.11
2B April, May, June / 2012 No 4.20
2C July, August, September / 2012 No 4.21
2D October, November, December / 2012 No
3A January, February, March / 2013 No
3B April, May, June / 2013 No
3C July, August, September / 2013 No
3D October, November, December / 2013 No
4A January, February, March / 2014 No
4B April, May, June / 2014 No
4C July, August, September / 2014 No
4D October, November, December / 2014 No
5A January, February, March / 2015 No
5B April, May, June / 2015 No
5C July, August, September / 2015 No
5D October, November, December / 2015 No
Manufacturing Date Used in USA/Japan there it is 7d.
In PS3MFW Builder v3 can I use the TASK OPTIONS PUP build number: ?? EG:1.97 build number? will this work? If so what numbers do I use for 1.97?