74w ago - This holiday weekend Spanish PlayStation 3 developer JaicraB has released PS3 Preloader Advance, a rewritten LV2Diag.self that allows restoring the Dev_Flash.bin file (to fix semi-bricked PS3 consoles) and has been tested on JFW DH CFW although it should work on all Custom Firmware he states.
To quote, roughly translated: Already available the tool to reset any "/ dev_flash". It is but a program that runs without external modules.
Why we find it being unable to load basic libraries housed in the "/ dev_flash" we must use direct syscalls to the kernel. The compilation is clean STUB external modules, hence it only takes a few KB ...
The function is to load the file "/ dev_usb000/flash1.bin" and write in RAW mode to the "/ dev_flash". But not before mounting the "/ dev_flash" Write mode.
It's simple but effective. There are dangers of bricks, but backup mistake or left unfinished for various reasons.
In principle works in all FIRMS, but mainly is designed to JFW-DH356MA by semibricks problems and instead of HDD when the system stored inside the "/ dev_flash".
But you have backups you can ask of anyone with the same firm or even removing it from the pup and mounting it on a FAT system. Its use is simple.
In Factory Mode to rename the "Preloader Advance.self" a "Lv2Diag.self" and copy it to USB.
Within the USB copy at the root of the flash backup named "flash0.bin"
Connect the USB into the port nearest the reader, and on the system. The LED blinks green. It means that restoring the flash.
When the process is shut down. Check the log it creates on the USB to be sure.
It only plays out of the factory mode with the "Lv2Diag.self" step2 flowing through the network.
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PS3 Preloader Advance 2
Bring Preloader version 2 of the Advance.
Configuration file to select the actions.
Restore all flashes.
Make backups of all the flashes.
Optimization of the code.
Auto-Exit Service mode.
Be in Service Mode.
Copy and advance.cfg Lv2Diag.self-in USB
Modify the file to taste advance.cfg
Insert the usb backups according to the advance.cfg
Switch with USB-introduced into the nearest port to the reader.
CORE- While this well and allow access to the Service mode, this utility will recover all the flash. The change of HDD in a 3.56 version is not a problem on systems with NOR memories. No need to do an UPDATE THROUGH. Good luck!
Good friends demons, the wait has been tedious and frustrating, so jaicrab wants us this gift to the community to wish a Merry Christmas to all those you had a semibrick with the installation of the JMB or a bad installation in the flash.
1. Prepare our dongle to put it in service mode (I used my amazebreak, but it any other apparatus to use the downgrader payload). Then enter the port and do the combo usb000 power and eject, will turn itself off the PS3.
2. Download the JFW-DH 3.56 MA 1.2.1 Service Pack
3. Download of demonisos.net and rename it to flash0.bin
4. Place in the root of the pendrive (flash0.bin), and also put in the root renamed the advance preloader Lv2Diag.self
5. Introduce the stick in the port usb000 (closest to the reader) and turn on the console.
6. The LED will blink green while working on the restoration, when finished will go out alone.
7. For get into the root end of the usb Lv2Diag.self used to exit the service mode (finalized).
8. Ya again have our PS3 alive with the JFW-DH 3.56 MA.
No more, now you can have it back running the PS3 and not afraid to mess up, this system is tested in fat60 (I have bricked mine) and I have it again making war, is valid for any model although format the hdd.
And without further, 1saludo departed JaiCraB MERRY CHRISTMAS and all the demons DemonHades and friends
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wow ps2 games and PSN access this sound like the best thing in a long time happening to my PS3, I hope PSN solution works for long but guess that would be stupid to wish for any way PS2 games running will be fun.
This upcoming CFW is the most exciting news in a long time. The license generator for PSN games especially caught my attention, one of my PSN games hasn't been functional since 3.41, so perhaps this could take care of it. As for activating the 8th SPU, too bad it won't do any good for games considering they're programmed to use a maximum of 6 so I suppose it'd only be good for homebrew. Would it be possible to disable the hypervisor security that runs on 1 of the SPUs? Having all 8 SPUs available for the lulz would be nice.
New categories such as Multimedia, PS3 Loader, Thegra, Homebrew, Emulators, manager set aside the typical native application. Photos, Music, Videos, TV, disappear to make way for Multimedia.
This new category gives rise to a union of native options like photo, music and video. This new category will appear the famous player Showtime, which already includes the possibility of a single application in many more options than what they offered us the categories natively native officers.
Reproduction native (the PS3 system) MUSIC, PHOTOS and VIDEO, DVD, BD, photo gallery and soon Cdaudio the VidZone, memories and play qriocity
Listen to music
Being able to see videos like avi, mpeg, xvid, divx, MKV including
This new category was born to take charge from now manage the contents of the old Sony consoles, this means that both PS1/PS2/Minis Games and the saves these become part of this new category, freeing imnecesarios to GAME icon.
It is also where you store the backups RetroLoader (aka modified cobrausb backup manager) responsible for managing the games PS1, PS2 and PS3
Thegra - the new star category and plugins
This new category includes the plugins manager, service packs. Thegra is the name of the loader plugins, these plugins will give the console first choices, which the imagination of every developer could unleash the potential of this charger.
Return of the online (running)
Update of keys (working)
Mounted units, several readers virtual
Plugins level conbinacion buttons on the six
Modification speedfun speed
Dumper full-ram (running)
PSN-games license generator (operating)
Hacked signature verification token QA (running)
PSN access sysversion check "no spoof nor certs" (running)
Check-patching the original disks (operating)
Activation of the 8th SPU
This new category will be responsible for having ordered all the old console emulators.
This new category includes all homebrew created to date, for it will have access to from where you can download OpenPStore the last hombrews etc. to be placed automatically at their place of origin and not as the previous game.
This category will see that we can easily able to manage the game saves, pkgs, ftp, etc.
Cobra JFW Payload Plugin
DH and has advanced the issue.
New Item Linux
The JFW DH was gonna be no less, that includes 2 options to use Linux back in the console, in this regard are:
JFW Preloader - The recovery of DH includes a preloader that is responsible for:
Back of the 3 RAW Flash to external media (USB)
Flashing copies from an external drive (USB).
Update the Preloader
Home of the flash write access (not necessarily more alejandro or substitutes)
The advantages are not required reinstalling all the PUP (from hardware checks) do not need to do: composite or go through the recovery.
Services include basic Packs to use plugins, loaders, ftp, etc.
Compatibility with Games and Applications
Using a DH-JFW 341v2 core, this does not mean not being able to play all over now without patching.
The DH-JFW is compatible with games that include between 3.56 down, including the current patched to 3.55
DH-JFW runs natively games until 3.56 (original disks) without having to upgrade.
PSN games that require NPDRM 356, are also supported without upgrading (the current CFW not give this support)
No need for a valid signature on the executable (including loaders and other files)
Not going to make a port to 3.55 of this JFW DH, since it includes much more than himself 3.55
Support for peripherals is not licensed by sony in that medium 355 is eliminated leaving them unused
The only custom firmware can take the keys with a dual NAND 3.6x (programmer) such as PNM and that allows the custom appldr redirect to another area of the ram and so does not remove the old
Theme DHorg exclusive community that will change randomly each time the console or ignite the user cambieis
Tutorial created by DeathHades: http://www.demonhades.org/foro/viewtopic.php?t=4856&f=297
This tutorial will teach you to how to know the base firmware of your PS3 with a few steps and images.
The things you need are:
MinVerChk (by Ifcaro / tito1)
1 - Copy MinVerChk to a USB Drive, like it is a System Software Update.
2 - Plug the USB Drive into the PS3.
3 - Install the update from XMB. The update will fail and display the Firmware Base.
Finally, below is a list of PS3 models (for fat and slim) and their base firmware courtesy of tito1: