This way you will not have to rely on commercial CFW which may contain hidden DRM / ReDRM schemes nor will you have to download 170+ MB files unnecessarily... you can simply make your own PS3 4.25 Modified Firmware with whichever options you choose to include!
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Yeah Sony did that on purpose, I think from 3.60+ (maybe 3.56+ but I haven't tested 3.56) Sony removed the ability to handle "type:x-xmb/xmlpackagefolder" from the CEX explore_plugin.sprx. That's why you can't put install package files in the category_game.xml and have it work on 3.60+ using only retail sprx files.
no, its for 3.55 and people with downgrade capabilities
i don't think this possible anymore, dev_flash/vsh/module/explore_plugin.sprx is the file that unlocks the xmb restrictions but if i swap it with the one from 4.10 OFW it stops my install packages working
i've created my custom 4.10 kiosk/shop firmware by using the original 4.10 firmware and swapped each file in dev_flash/vsh/module manually, found a better method of replacing the files by creating a desktop shortcut and just drag and drop with windows, got a red screen error after the first test install but then swapped /vsh/etc/ index.dat and version.txt and it works fine. anyone know the unlock code for 4.10 kiosk/shop firmware? thanks.
A CFW?, if you use MFW builder won't be able to install it pass FW 3.55. To see what I mean, use MFW builder with an original retail 4.10 pup and make it extract and re-pack the dev_flash without changing anything inside the dev_flash. Then when you try to install it you get the error "data is corrupted".
Normally retail FW will not install kiosk FWs under normal circumstances. As far as I know, there is a flag inside the pup which identifies the update as retail/kiosk/debug. As this knowledge was used to patch 3.55 cfws so they would install on 3.55 kiosk FWs. I have done experimenting and found the flag offsets insides each variation of the 4.10 update.
I am 90% certain that these are the flag offsets, as they match the ones found inside extracted .pups. But changing them for me doesn't seem to do anything for me on my un-hacked OFW4.10 PS3. But we've had differing results with our PS3s before haven't we. Perhaps they might work for you.