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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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.
do shop/kiosk firmwares noramlly show up on ps3 retail when you try and install them on retail? i'm sure i tried one before and it normally says (shop) firmware, anyway i'm trying to patch shop 4.10 but it always says no update data found, the only other option i have is replace each file in dev_flash 1 by 1 which is a freaking nightmre. help! thanks
that is a windows explorer error, if you replace files with this task. i recommend you to use another filebrowser and do not browse the folder where you replace the file, or you can close the browser after replace
Ok so i've found a way to remove the restrictions of the kiosk firmware by modifying some dev_flash files and replacing them with retail ones. i'm trying to build a custom firmware 4.10 kiosk/shop pup with restrictions removed that will install on a retail console but i'm getting this error in PS3MFW Builder
******** Running task patch_shop **********
******** Running task change_devflash_files **********
Modifying dev_flash file explore_category_friend.sprx
The file to change is in C:/Temp/PS3MFW-MFW/update_files/dev_flash/dev_flash/vsh/module/explore_category_friend.sprx
file suffix: retail (rev retail)
******** Completed tasks **********
Error running script: error deleting "C:/Temp/PS3MFW-MFW/update_files/dev_flash\dev_flash\vsh": file already exists
any help will be appreciated. this modded firmware when/if built will be installable on a retail consoles and allow psn access and installation of retail signed packages. but it not limited like kiosk firmwares usually meaning you still have to press the combo buttons and enter a 4 digit code but you can now access playstation store, playstation home and the life with playstation thing