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PS3 CFW Folder Checker Homebrew App and Source Code Arrive


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159w ago - This weekend PlayStation 3 developer PsDev has released a homebrew application called PS3 CFW Folder Checker along with the source code as well, followed by Check_PKG and HashCalc by eminem451 with details below.

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From the included ReadMe file: Just place the .exe file in your flash drive where you have your folders and cfw setup run it and it will tell you if there is a typo, the foldername correct, the pup name correct and then if so it tell you your ready to go.

Took me 5 min.

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Source Code:

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From eminem451 also comes Check_PKG (linked above), who states the following:

Hi, a quick tool to check if your PKG is not altered. This will verify a single PKG file or a whole directory.

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Options:

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There are x86 and x64 version in the zip, use the one you need.

  • check_pkg: only return a code (0 = OK, anything else = ERROR), more usefull for dev using other app calling it.
  • check_pkg_dbg: same as "check_pkg" but outputs messages.
  • check_pkg_dbgc: same as check_pkg_dbg but PAUSES after any errors when checking directory and has a progress bar, better of the 3 releases for common user.

Check_pkg_dbgc is recommended for common user. Use this after downloading a PKG to be sure it is not corrupted.

Update: I updated my software, it now handles debug PKG better, and can check ECDSA signature from retails one.

HashCalc

Hi, I made a little app (linked above) to calculate hash from files. i limited it to a few algo for this edition, let me know what you think of it.

Info: Drag and drop file on it will save time.

  • If you are on win8.1, right click on hashcalc.exe, unlock.
  • This app handle mode than 200 hashing algos; i locked it for this edition (SHA3, MD6, BLAKE...), making it easier for everyone.
  • With this app, you can compute MD5 or SHA1 of any files, it may help you checking PUP's MD5 for example.

HMAC is available on full version, tell me if you need it.

Info: Not all algos are listed alphabetically, it's normal, i sort them myself, sometimes alphabetically and sometimes by genre, there is no problems with it.

On 21/12/2014, removed French version, removed X64 Version, this way, there only is one version. A few bug fixed.

Version 1.1.3: Unlocked PS Debug PKG Hash, there are many hashes in debug PKGs, first one is stored at offset 0x80, use my app with this algo and set size to 0x80, check then hash in file at offset 0x80, if it matches, PKG is OK, else it wasnt built correctly or was altered.

I noted that, debug PKG made by proper tools (SDK ones) have good hashes, a few others, i think made by that ugly python script dont. Any PKG made by make_pkg_npdrm (official) has these hashes correct.

EAHash Unlocked too, a md5 derivation used in some game saves.

Update 1.1.3 Changelog:

  • Added PS3 Debug PKG Hash algo, EAHash, and a few UI bug fixes.




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#27 - miandad - 137w ago
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why ? this gui tool can decrypt all files 3.60+ to 4.10 .! or do we need public key ?

#26 - Ezio - 137w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by goodone View Post
is it useful to create a new CFW from 3.60 up to the latest one ?


LOL No. It is useful multitool with a friendly GUI, that is it.

#25 - goodone - 137w ago
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is it useful to create a new CFW from 3.60 up to the latest one ?

#24 - PS3 News - 137w ago
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It's been less than a week since his previous revision, and today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer PsDev has updated PS3Tools GUI Edition to version 1.2 with the changes outlined below.

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This update adds SCE info alongside a hexdump option to dump the decrypted PS3 Core_OS for PlayStation 3 developers to examine.

Changes

  • Added SCE info
  • SCE info- lv0
  • SCE info- lv1ldr
  • SCE info- lv2ldr
  • SCE info- appldr
  • SCE info- isoldr
  • SCE info- EBOOT.BIN
  • Added hexdump option to dump decrypted core_os

Thanks to naehrwert, HSReina, Math, fail0verflow of course and any one else I forgot.

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#23 - PS3 News - 138w ago
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Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer PsDev has updated PS3Tools GUI Edition to version 1.1B adding a Dev_Flash dumper as outlined in the changlog below.

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To quote: CHANGES:

  • Added Dev_flash and Dev_flash3 dumper
  • Removed conf editor
  • Removed space wasting buttons
  • Added other tools section
  • Cleaner GUI
  • No extra tab screen
  • Faster
  • Less memory by about 4mb

BUG FIXES:

  • No more random cmd box popping up.
  • Fixed memory issue
  • Fixed permissions glitch

FEATURES:

  • Can unpack any PS3 firmwares dev_flash.
  • Can unpack any "PS3" Firmware up to date. Gets really fast after first or second use.
  • A console is built into the program showing you the exact log a cmd would.
  • Can Decrypt PS3/PSP retail PKG files (Signed by sony installable via OFW).
  • Can readself of, Appldr, lv0, lv1ldr, lv2ldr, isoldr, EBOOT.BIN or if any of the things that you want to read are not listed on a button you can run a custom command to do it, for example: aim_spu_module.self just type that in where it says input and it will read it. So any file that is possible to use via readself, can be done in a fast manor 1-2 sec.
  • An awesome Core_os_package tool that can decrypt, extract and encrypt the Core_os_package.pkg all in about 1-2 sec.
  • Sign pkg for 3.55 or 3.41
  • UnSELF a file.
  • Build SELF a file.
  • Whenever a tar file is modified, it's permissions need to be set, this tool can do that for you. fix the tar file for the following FW. retail fw up to 3.72, debug fw up to 3.72 and retail and debug fw 4.0.

HOW TO USE:

Lets use a example: If you want to unpack a ps3 update just get the PS3UPDAT.PUP (Don't change the name of any file in ps3 FW keep original) and put in tool folder, run my program click unpack and it will unpack it.

So like if you want to fix tar make sure the update_files.tar stays the same name and put in the main folder where program is located.. same for anyfile keep the original name. So it's pretty simpe just drag the file that you want the tool to do something with and keep the original name.

Here is a video I made (I am pretty bad a videos) to help it' a tutorial that covers everything. If some one else could make a better one that would be awesome. THIS VIDEO IS FOR THE BETA VERSION. STILL HELPFUL





NOTES:

PS3Tools GUI Edition will create two new files for the Core_os_package. "decrypted_core_os" and "CORE_OS_PACKAGE_ENCRYPTED.pkg" don't change the name of the decrypted one or else you won't be able to encrypt it.

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