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142w ago - Following up on our initial release, today we (Team XMBM+) have updated the PS3 XMB Manager Plus (XMBM+) homebrew application to version 0.20 with the changes outlined below followed by an XMB Manager+ 0.22.004 (Mod) for Cobra 7.0 4.46 CFW by aldostools.

Info: XMB Manager Plus (XMBM+) is a Homebrew XMB item which does many things you could want to on the XMB and more. This will replace the "Install Package Files" option or for REBUG CFW the "Package Manager". It officially supports six languages, three themes and boasts compatibility with most CFW and 4.00 HFW.

MAIN FEATURES in XMBM+ v0.20

Package Manager Plus - Allows homebrew/packages to be easily downloaded, installed and deleted.

File Manager - Browse and Delete files from all locations such as hdd, usb etc.

Game Manager - View and manage your ps3 applications, by type, by folder, by category etc..

Game Data Manager - Includes all the game data tools from main XMB plus some more additions. Things like Gamedata, Savedata, Backups and Trophies are contained here.




Video credit: CloneD

Multi-Media Manager - Browse, Copy, Rename and Play all your PS3's internal hdds media from one location. All options from the normal XMB categories are available in one new combined category

Web Links - This section includes links to some popular websites for easier access.

Settings - Gives information about the XMBM+, allows users to download language packs, theme packs and XMBM+ updates, it also links to the PS3Crunch release thread.

Downloads:

NOTE: Current users of the XMBM+ v0.10 can update using the Update function

CFW Packages:

Core Package (also contains Flash mod) [Register or Login to view links]

Theme Packs: (these can be Downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)
Black [Register or Login to view links]
Colour [Register or Login to view links]
Original [Register or Login to view links]

Language Packs: (these can be Downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)
English [Register or Login to view links]
French [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by XiorgON
German [Register or Login to view links]
Polish [Register or Login to view links]
Portuguese [Register or Login to view links]
Spanish [Register or Login to view links]

Special CFW requirements:
Cobra CFW dev_flash swap: [Register or Login to view links]
NFW v3 (cobraUSB) dev_flash swap: [Register or Login to view links]

4.00 HFW Packages:

Core Package (also contains Flash mod) [Register or Login to view links]

Theme Packs: (these can be Downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)
Black [Register or Login to view links]
Colour [Register or Login to view links]
Original [Register or Login to view links]

Language Packs: (these can be Downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)
English [Register or Login to view links]
French [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by XiorgON
German [Register or Login to view links]
Polish [Register or Login to view links]
Portuguese [Register or Login to view links]
Spanish [Register or Login to view links]

VERSION HISTORY - CHANGELOG

v0.20:
+ Adds /net_host/ as a possible directory to browse in the File Manager
+ Revamped 'Game Data Manager' category (trophy related)
+ Adds the 'Game Manager' category
+ Replaced About category with Settings Category
+ The capability for language packs and theme packs to be Downloaded and installed from within the XMBM+
+ 6 Languages and 3 Themes are supported on launch. Also the 4.00 HFW version is launch similataniously
+ Update links point to redirect html files for flexiblity

v0.10:
+ Complete new file and xmb layout, rebuilt from the ground up.
+ New Package Manager Plus
+ New Homebrew Downloader integrated into Package Manager Plus.
+ New custom file manager (only for browsing and deleting files).
+ New Multi-Media Manager.
+ Works from HDD and on USB (special version needed).
+ New icons and texts all around
+ New logo
+ New integrated update system for XMBM+ updates
+ Links to some popular websites added to a new category.

v0.02 to 0.09:
+ Ported to 4.00 HFW
+ Works on all 3.41 CFWs
+ Works on all 3.55 CFWs
+ Works now on retail XMB, and one for REBUG/debug XMB
+ PKG installer

v0.01:
+ Initial version POC/WIP

CFW v0.20 Core Package Install Instructions

If you have XMBM+ v0.10 installed:

1 - Update using the update function
2 - Install package
3 - Restart PS3
4 - Enjoy!

If you have not installed XMBM+ v0.10:

PRE - Download the CFW Core Pack
1 - Copy the [Step 2] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Flash_Mod.pkg and [Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg files to the root of your USB media
2 - Install [Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg and [Step 2] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Flash_Mod.pkg
3 - Run the XMB Manager Plus installer (you can delete it afterwards)
4 - Enjoy!

If you have not installed XMBM+ v0.10 and are using Cobra CFW or NFW v3(CobraUSB):

PRE - Download the CFW Core Pack and either the Cobra CFW or NFW v3(CobraUSB) dev_flash swap
1 - Copy [Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg files to the root of your USB media. As well as Cobra CFW or NFW v3 dev_flash swap
2 - Install [Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg
3 - Mount dev_blind or similar
4 - Copy the contents of the relevant dev_flash swap to dev_blind
5 - Restart PS3
6 - Enjoy

NOTE: Follow the correct order or your Install Package Files (or Package Manager) option will disappear and you'll have to reinstall Firmware

CFW Language Pack/Theme Pack Install Instructions

To Download and Install a Language Pack:

1 - In the XMBM+ go to [Settings -> Language Settings -> Language Packs ->]
2 - Choose a language pack and Download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 - Install it, like you would any other homebrew package
4 - Restart PS3 to see the new language

To Download and Install a Theme Pack:

1 - In the XMBM+ go to [Settings -> XMBM+ Themes -> XMBM+ Theme Packs ->]
2 - Choose a theme pack and Download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 - Install it, like you would any other homebrew package
4 - Restart PS3 to see the new theme

4.00 HFW v0.20 Core Package Install Instructions

1 - Either Download the Update using the update function(if you had v0.10 installed), or straight from the release page
2 - Extract the contents of the archive to the root of your USB drive you are using to host the XMBM+
3 - Plugin the USB drive in /dev_usb000/(closest to the disc drive) before you turn the PS3 on
4 - Turn PS3 on to see the XMBM+ v0.20 on the XMB

NOTE: due to the constant requirements to call to the USB for resources, removing the
USB drive after the ps3 has booted will break the XMBM+, but pluging it back in should fix it.

4.00 HFW Language Pack/Theme Pack Install Instructions

To Download and Install a Language Pack:

1 - In the XMBM+ go to [Settings -> Language Settings -> Language Packs ->]
2 - Choose a language pack and Download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 - Extract the contents of the archive to the root of your USB drive you are using to host the XMBM+, let it overwrite any files it wants
4 - Plugin the USB drive in /dev_usb000/(closest to the disc drive) before you turn the PS3 on
5 - Turn PS3 on to see the new language pack

To Download and Install a Theme Pack:

1 - In the XMBM+ go to [Settings -> XMBM+ Themes -> XMBM+ Theme Packs ->]
2 - Choose a theme pack and Download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 - Extract the contents of the archive to the root of your USB drive you are using to host the XMBM+, let it overwrite any files it wants
4 - Plugin the USB drive in /dev_usb000/(closest to the disc drive) before you turn the PS3 on
5 - Turn PS3 on to see the new theme pack

Uninstall Instructions

1 - Download Rebug Package Manager pkg
2 - Install Rebug Package Manager pkg file
3 - Run the Rebug Package Manager installer (you can delete it afterwards)
4 - Delete XMB Manager Plus in the XMB Game Data category

NOTE: Follow the correct order or your Install Package Files (or Package Manager) option will not appear and you'll have to reinstall Firmware

CFW Update Instructions

1 - In the XMBM+ go to [Settings -> Update XMB Manager Plus -> ]
2 - Install the Downloaded package

Source/Development
As a team we believe in open collaboration which means sharing everything so everyone can understand if they want to.

The [Register or Login to view links], this is where we discuss/plan for the XMBM+. If you have any ideas/suggestions send them there.

The entire source for this release [Register or Login to view links]

All packages in this release were compiled with the XMBM+ Package Compiler Toolkit by PS3hen [Register or Login to view links]

With the XMBM+ Package Compiler Toolkit you can create your own XMBM+ themes and language packs.

Team XMBM+

andreus (coding, translator), bitsbubba (coding, themes), DeViL303 (coding, POC/WIP) ps3Hen (coding, 4.00 port, translator), Aldostools (coding), CloneD (themes, tester, videos), Berion (official logos), XiorgON (tester, translator, coding), wawryn (translator)

Update: PlayStation 3 developer andreus has now released (via ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/2431-UPDATED?p=37116#post37116) XMBM+ Toolkit v1.20 with XMBM+ 0.21 for testing, with details below as follows:

Here is the XMBM+ toolkit v1.20 [Register or Login to view links]
Here is the XMBM+ 0.21 for testing [Register or Login to view links]

How to use the toolkit:
1. Run start.bat
2. Rebuild the xml files (option 1) - This builds all languages packs, themes and core XMBM+ source files using just one "base" directory
Note: If you want change the version first (option 7)
3. Quick build the packages (option 2)
4. Done (the packages are in output directory)

For devs...

  • Editing languages: Change the ini in the language directory. Then, rebuild the xmls (1) and make the packages (2)
  • Adding new languages: Just add a new ini in the language directory, and add it to the "base" game_settings.xml. Rebuild the xmls (1) and make the packages (2)
  • Changing themes: Change the folder inside the IMAGES folder inside the "base" xmls files. Rebuild the xmls (1) and make the packages (2)
  • Adding themes: Just add a new folder inside the IMAGES folder inside the "base" xmls files, and add it to the "base" game_settings.xml. Rebuild the xmls (1) and make the packages (2)
  • Changing the xmls: Just change then inside the "base" xmls files. Rebuild the xmls (1) and make the packages (2)
  • Final versions: Change the version (7), rebuild the xmls (1), make the packages (2) and distribute the packages (4)

I had to change many things in the toolkit and didn't test the dropbox sincronization thing

  • when you build the xmls, versions inside xml now change according to toolkit selected version
  • paths changed
  • all languages packs, themes and core XMBM+ source files are build according to one "base" directory
  • no hardcoded language or themes packs (it reads automaticly from file/dir list) so it can be easier to add new ones if needed
  • all works with relative paths, so you can put it where you want it

Ffom ps3hen are some additional builds as follows:

[Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] by XiorgON / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by andreus / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by XiorgON

XMBM GUI Builder Toolkit v1.05 Changelog:

There the changelog:

  • divided original batch to 17 batch (thanks XiorgON, andreus)
  • adding, removing, modding some script (thanks XiorgON, andreus, PS3hen)
  • making of images interface for gui and dialog box (thanks Berion)
  • making icon from berion images (thanks Berion, XiorgON)

(THANKS to XiorgON)

  • found error value in encoding_prep for /d fontsize
  • corrected compatibility error in encoding_prep.bat to accept all batch
  • making new batch to enter location of dropbox
  • making vbs for minimize and undominimize
  • making interface message box
  • adding line to settings.ini
  • correction of some little bug
  • making gui interface
  • making setup file for XMBM Builder Toolkit
  • adding run XMBM+ Builder in last page of installer
  • make version visible in installer
  • compress exe files with upx
  • adding Open Output Folder in Standard and Advanced categories
  • corrected false version information
  • added possibility to change version info in about page
  • added ''Update About box'' Informations button
  • added ''Open dat01 Folder'' to update About box Informations
  • moved Dropbox Config option to Distribution
  • Removed encoding_prep (because already include in all batch options)

(THANKS to PS3hen)

  • corrected error value in encoding_prep for /d fontsize 000c0000 to 00786432
  • find error compatibility in encoding_prep.bat with new divided batch
  • corrected referring string in updatesource.bat

(THANKS aldostools for suggestion)

  • adding run XMBM+ Builder in last page of installer
  • make version visible in installer
  • compress exe files with upx
  • adding Open Output Folder in Standard and Advanced Categorie

THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT BELIEVE ON XMBM+ PROJECT AND ALTERNATIVE PROJECT.

XMBM+ Builder Toolkit v0.30 Changelog:

There is a lot of changes in the GUI of the toolkit and in the batch files, i don't even remember all I've done but here's a summary:

  • Rebuild ALL batch files
  • Removed unused code
  • More efficient code
  • Same structure and messages for all code
  • More options
  • More checks
  • Auto menus with language and themes
  • Add themes and languages now complete language ini dependent (including theme's themeinfo.xml) - changed base for that
  • Bidirectional syncronize with dropbox
  • Some new batches, some removed
  • GUI, reordered and repositioned
  • Settings ini merge
  • Everything is now version dependent (a setting "working version" in settings.ini)
  • Etc

Check it out! I've not tested it 100%, but seems to work ok.

XMBM Plus GUI Builder Toolkit v0.40 update by XiorgON (via ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/2431-UPDATED?p=39809#post39809):

(NOTE: Portable version extract the file in C:\PORTABLE\XMBM\ to keep your saved project)

CHANGELOG

XMBM+ GUI Builder Toolkit 0.40

XMBM+ Gui Builder Toolkit is a application that allow user to create custom XMB Manager Plus for PS3

## Main Features

### Build Sources

Add Language - This allow user to create new language.ini
Add Theme - This allow user to create new theme
Add Personal Area - This allow user to create Personal Area: Link, Folder, Packages
Edit Features - This will open base\XMBMANPLS\USRDIR\FEATURES directory to allow editing content
Edit Languages - This will open This will open base\languages directory to allow editing content
Edit Themes - This will open base\XMBMANPLS\USRDIR\IMAGES directory to allow editing content
Build Source - This will build needed source to build XMBM+ packages
Restore Base - This will restore the Main base content from the Base.original
Open Base Folder - This will open the main base\XMBMANPLS\USRDIR folder
Open Source Folder - This will open the builded source folder

### Build Packages

Build All - This will build all source exemple: core, languages, themes etc....
Build Themes - This will build all Themes source exemple: BLUE, BLACK, ORIGINAL etc....
Build Core - This will build core source with default theme and language
Build Languages - This will build all Languages source exemple: English.pkg French.pkg etc....
Build Core (Custom) - This will build core source with pre-defined theme and language
Build Core (Beta) - This will build beta/RC core exemple: if you add function to base, build it as Beta
Open Source Folder - This will open the builded source folder
Open Output Folder - This will open builded packages folder

### Advanced Build

Build Language - This will scan and detect available languages in base\languages\ directory and let you select the one you want build
Build Theme - This will scan and detect available themes in base\XMBMANPLS\USRDIR\IMAGES\ directory and let you select the one you want build
Build Custom Package - This will scan and detect available packages sources and let you select the one you want build
Manual Packager - This will open psn_package_npdrm or make_package_npdrm command line to show command that allowing packing
Open Source Folder - This will open the builded source folder
Open Output Folder - This will open builded packages folder

### Distribution

Distribute All Packages - This will distribute in your dropbox all packages found in output folder
Distributes Core Packages - This will distribute in your dropbox all Core packages found in output folder
Distributes Languages Packages - This will distribute in your dropbox all Languages packages found in output folder
Distributes Themes Packages - This will distribute in your dropbox all Themes packages found in output folder
Manual Distribute - This will scan and detect all available package in output folder and let you select the one you want distribute
Sincronize Base Source - This allow to sincronize Dropbox source from Local source or vice versa
Open Dropbox Folder - This will open you dropbox folder to allow viewing your XMBM+ distribution directory

### Settings

Change Working Version - This will change the version of you base source
Change Dropbox Path - This allow user to set the dropbox location
Change PKG Compiler - This allow user to set compiler between psn_package_npdrm.exe (Hacked Version) and make_package_npdrm.exe (Official from Sony 'debug')
Edit Settings - This will open settings.ini to allow editing from the user
Toggle Sound - This will enable or disable GUI Menu sound
Update Bin From GitHub - This will update the current base and base.original to the latest available on the git of XMBM-Manager-Plus

## About XMBM+ Toolkit Builder

This will showing the about box to show information about this release and the team have make it

## Credit for XMBM+ Gui Builder Toolkit 0.40

GUI: XiorgON
Batch: XiorgON, PS3hen, andreus
Images: Berion

## Thanks to all the Team XMBM+

  • Aldostools (coding)
  • andreus (coding, translator)
  • Berion (official logos)
  • bitsbubba (coding, themes)
  • CloneD (themes, tester, videos)
  • DeViL303 (coding, POC/WIP)
  • ps3Hen (coding, 4.00 port, translator, batch toolkit)
  • XiorgON (tester, translator, coding, GUI tookit)
  • xlsound (images)
  • wawryn (translator)

++ if i forget some thanks you to

## Source/Development

As a team we believe in open collaboration which means sharing everything so everyone can understand if they want to.

The Development Page, this is where we discuss/plan for the XMBM+. If you have any ideas/suggestions send them there.

The entire source in available for download in the git

- Development page: ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/2431
- Git: github.com/xmb-manager-plus

All packages are compiled with the XMBM+ Builder Toolkit
With the XMBM+ Builder Toolkit you can create your own XMBM+ themes and language packs and ++.

1.00 RC1 now integrated in the toolkit:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

All done, including Italian language. making XMBM+ EURO MULTI7 +1 (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish + Portuguese)

Download v1.00 RC2: [Register or Login to view links]

We can do a "light" version that only includes 3.55 Rebug and 3.55 Normal CFW, for that we only need to delete the folders inside the pkg and now the eboot will automatically assume it

Deleted explore_category_game rcos since they are not needed. File now smaller.

Download v1.00 RC3: [Register or Login to view links]

Normal and FULL version available. SDK updated to automaticly build the 2 versions.

Download v1.00 RC4: [Register or Login to view links]
Download v1.00 RC4 (FULL): [Register or Login to view links]

New version of 1.00RC5:

  • more flexible (all readded from directories, so if you change the directories names you will change in the homebrew automatically)
  • You can really add other types of dev_flash changes in new directories if you want.
  • XMBM+ installer is now more like a flexible dev_flash file changer.
  • New auto-detect firmware changes (user installed other firmware deletes old backups)
  • New option to delete all backups

Download v1.00 RC5: [Register or Login to view links]

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Changelog 1.00 RC8:

  • New All-in-one flexible installer to replace Rebug's Package Manager
  • New Italian language
  • Many minor changes, bug corrections and improvments
  • New update system based in aldostools mod

Know issues: User data manager: VMC cause ps3 to freeze.

Changelog 1.00 RC9:

Note: from a previous installation restore the "install package files" or "rebug package manager" and them delete the xmbm+ installer/switcher. Them install v1.00RC9 and you can use, or else you will get error because previous directories (xml; rco; sprx) are still there.





Finally, from MO3 (via ps3-tools.de/thread.php?threadid=52461 and ps3-tools.de/thread.php?threadid=47567) comes a Fix Package Browser XMBM+ Mod which allows users to download game fixes directly on your PS3 without the need of a PC and USB stick/lan cable.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Installation instructions:

1. Install XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.70_Core.pkg
2. Install XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.70_Flash_Mod.pkg, launch the Installer on the XMB and follow the on-screen instructions
3. Install XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.71.pkg
4. Restart if FIX Package Browser does not appear





Update 2: From andreus: Over the last weeks i have been rebuilding the XMBM+ installer:

  • Updated the graphical library
  • Rewrote almost all the code
  • Now works with different screen resolution and the position and sizes are resized
  • Now the PS button works
  • Multiple checks while copying (free disk space; file check after backuping and copying; etc)
  • A lot of error, warning and tos messages
  • Ability to copy entire directories
  • Progress bars while copying, backuping up, checking and restoring
  • Ability to delete a menu app or a backup (Press SQUARE)
  • Autocheck firmware version and type
  • A simple log is created
  • Added new 4.30/4.21 CFW support
  • etc

Also as a bonus in the Full version is now included a rco free version (only english).

This is mainly an update to the installer and for newer FW versions. So don't expect big changes to the XMBM+ mod.

The readme, git, sdk, updater and dropbox where also updated. Also removed 4.00 HFW because is not needed anymore

So, now i put it here v1.00 RCA for the xmbm+ team to test and give feedback.

Install instructions

Install Core XMBM+

  • Download the Core Pack or the Full Core Pack
  • Copy the pkg file to the root of your USB media
  • Install the pkg file
  • Run the XMB Manager Plus application and select your firmware and what you want to install

NOTE: Before uninstalling "XMB Manager Plus" run the application again to revert back to your "Install Package Files" option or you'll have to reinstall the Firmware
Update XMBM+

  • Update using the update function ["Settings" -> "Update XMB Manager Plus" ->]
  • Install the downloaded package
  • Restart PS3
  • Enjoy!

Install Theme Pack

  • In the XMBM+ go to ["Settings" -> "XMBM+ Themes" -> "XMBM+ Theme Packs" ->]
  • Choose a theme pack and download it to the root of the USB Stick
  • Install it, like you would any other homebrew package
  • Restart PS3 to see the new theme

Uninstall Instructions

  • Run previous installed "XMB Manager Plus" application and restore your previous backup using restore option
  • Uninstall XMB Manager Plus from the XMB "Game Data" category (if any themes packs installed)
  • Uninstall XMB Manager Plus from the XMB "Game" category

NOTE: Before uninstalling "XMB Manager Plus" run the application again to revert back to your "Install Package Files" option or you'll have to reinstall the Firmware

Differences between Core and Full Core (and tested versions list): github.com/XMB-Manager-Plus/xmb-manager-plus#firmware-compability

Installer source code (for those interested): github.com/XMB-Manager-Plus/xmb-manager-plus-installer

Download:


Remember, as i posted before this installer is flexible enough to be used on another projects that envolve file copying to anywhere on the PS3. You can do that by creating updates which i called AppPack that will be automaticly added to the menu after pkg install, or with a standalone installation like razorX did for his PS3Ultimate TV.

I would like to thanks deroad for the improvments on NoRSX graphical lib and for the help in implementing it, razorx for testing the installer with is app and giving suggestions and bitsbubba for testing in 4.30 Rogero.

Ok updated the package and the sdk, main changes:

  • 3.55/4.21 Rebug REX supported
  • remove the languages in settings (since the rco is multilang)
  • add the explore_catagory_game.rco to all fw so xmbm+ main option can appear ingame menu
  • update the readme with the new tested firmwares
  • several changes in the sdk

Ok updated the installer again (linked above).

Changes:

  • Now accepts backgrounds
  • Menu/submenus on-the-fly button help
  • Prepared for all video resolutions (480p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080p)
  • Main menu accepts 20 items (only shows 5, but scrolls)
  • Backup menu (if exists) accepts 20 items (only shows 7, but scrolls)
  • Firmware menu (if exists) accepts 20 items (only shows 7, but scrolls)
  • Total copy size <512KB does not show progress bar (it was too fast so i disable it)
  • If you choose to reboot now it asks if you want to do a HARD reboot ot a SOFT reboot (some flash file changes can require HARD reboot)
  • Other several graphic improvements and minor code corrections

Two new app packs:

  • Original Game Category (if you happen to delete all the backups): [Register or Login to view links]
  • Rebug Package Manager (from Team Rebug): [Register or Login to view links]

I only tested those in Firmware version 4.21 Rebug, but it should be working from firmwares 3.41 up to 4.30. But try at your risk. Just install the pkgs (if you have the XMBM+ installer already installed) and run the XMBM+ installer, 2 new options will be there.








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#4 - elser1 - 182w ago
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i just installed spoofer on my 3.41 dongle and its fine.. excellent work and a big thanks from me!!

#3 - young blade - 182w ago
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This Otheros is it also for the first fat (60 gig) models with 256mb??

#2 - XianPEZ13 - 182w ago
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Awesome!

#1 - PS3 News - 182w ago
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This weekend Sony PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm have released Rebug CFW 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 for PS3, Rebug CFW 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 for OtherOS++ Custom Firmware users and a 3.66 Version Spoofer 2.0 for the PS3 entertainment system.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Details from the official site: IMPORTANT UPDATE - FOR REBUG 3.55.2 USERS ONLY

REBUG UPDATE PACKAGE 0.2

Two bugs have been brought to our attention were some users are experiencing either a system crash when exiting any apps or games in NORMAL MODE and/or the updated Rebug Selector will not allow the mode to be changed. Both of these bugs were not experienced in testing so we apologies for any inconvenience.

We have found and fixed the problems and have provided for you a small update that any users of REBUG 3.55.2 should install.

First thing you will notice is the new Rebug Selector 1.6 is using the old 1.2 UI layout. It appears so far that the new menu was what was causing issue for some users. So for now to get things moving along for people we have gone back to the old one.

REBUG 3.41.3 and 3.55.2

REBUG has been updated to 3.41.3 and 3.55.2. For REBUG OtherOS++ and the ability to set QA Token from GameOS please go to the REBUG 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 OTHEROS++ post.

SOME OF THE FEATURES FIXED/ADDED/INCLUDED

  • UPDATED - Rebug Selector 1.5
  • UPDATED - 3.66 Version Spoofer files
  • UPDATED - Package Manager file path tweaks
  • ADDED - LV1: Peek and Poke support (gitbrew.org)
  • ADDED - LV2: Peek and Poke support for LV1 (3.55.2 ONLY) (gitbrew.org)
  • ADDED - LV2: LV1 CALL System call (3.55.2 ONLY) (gitbrew.org)
  • FIXED - Black Screen issue on certain PS3 titles (Uncharted 2 and some other games would not load from Disc or HDD)
  • FIXED - MINIS Black Screen issue
  • FIXED - QA Token compatibility
  • FEATURE - NO Button Combo QA Menu when in DEBUG XMB (★Debug Settings - Menu 1. Requires QA Token for some features)
  • FEATURE - Fake Save Data Owner (Use Game Saves from ANY Owner)
  • FEATURE - Lock/Unlock Trophies
  • FEATURE - Cinavia protection disabled
  • FEATURE - Debug for HDD Exchange Utility (Clone your HDD straight to USB HDD, NO QA Token needed)

INSTALL: REBUG 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 can be installed over the same or lower version OFW/CFW/MFW on any model PS3 through the XMB or Recovery Mode.

UNINSTALL: REBUG 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 can be uninstalled with the same version OFW/CFW/MFW on any model PS3 through the XMB or Recovery Mode.

PACKAGE MANAGER: Package Manager is a replacement for the standard ★ Install Package Files option under Game in the XMB. It allows for the install and deletion of .pkg files from 'dev_hdd0/packages', 'dev_usb/packages' and the standard '★ Install Package Files' locations. In addition to this, your downloaded PSN content will appear under this menu instead of cluttering your 'Game' menu with uninstalled content.

There is also a directory in dev_flash called rebug which has another directory in it packages. It is in this directory that you will find Rebug_Selector_1.5.pkg and BDEMU.pkg. These can be installed using the PS3 HDD option in Package Manager.

USAGE: Navigate to Game in your XMB and click on ★ Package Manager (It will be where '★ Install Package Files' usually is). You will find three options.

★ PlayStation Network Content - Manage your downloaded PlayStation Network Content.

★ Install Package Files - INSTALL package files from Storage Devices and your PS3.

PS3 Hard Disk - (dev_hdd0/packages)
Package Folder - (dev_usb/packages)
Standard Package Location - (Standard ★ Install Package Files locations)

NOTE: The Install All Packages is only available by pressing the TRIANGLE button when the Standard Package Location option is highlighted because the PS3 will only install ALL packages from the root of a storage device as of the moment.

★ Delete Package Files - DELETE package files from Storage Devices and your PS3.

PS3 Hard Disk - (dev_hdd0/packages)
Package Folder - (dev_usb/packages)
Standard Package Location - (Standard ★ Install Package Files locations)

DELETING FILES:
1: Highlight the file you would like to delete and press TRIANGLE. The sidebar should appear.
2: Press CROSS on either Unlink or Unlink(Folder) (Both do the same thing for now).

★ REBUG SELECTOR
Included - Install using PS3 HDD option in Package Manager.

★Rebug Selector is a tool for switching the XMB and ★Debug Settings menu. When you run the tool you will see displayed what MODE, XMB and DEBUG MENU you are using.

You will also see that AUTO REBOOT is set to OFF, which means when you choose an option from DEBUG MENU SELECT the PS3 will exit back to the XMB automaticly speeding up the menu switching process.

As soon as you choose an option from either MODE SELECT or XMB SELECT the AUTO REBOOT will set to ON and the user must manually exit the tool using the PS button on the controller once they are satisfied with their selections. This is so the VSH changes can take effect.

MODE SELECT: Switches between NORMAL and REBUG mode

NORMAL mode is the default mode after installing Rebug. It uses the DEBUG XMB and allows switching between the two different ★Debug Settings menus.

NOTE: NORMAL mode MUST be set if you wish to reinstall official firmware through the XMB.

REBUG mode sets the PS3 to the latest available version spoof (updatable in the future) and allows swapping between RETAIL and DEBUG XMB in addition to switching between the two different ★Debug Settings menus DEX (debug) and CEX QA (retail).

Press L1+CROSS to set: [NORMAL MODE] or [REBUG MODE]

XMB SELECT: This option only works in REBUG mode and lets you select either the RETAIL or DEBUG XMB.

Press R1+CROSS to use: [RETAIL XMB] or [DEBUG XMB]

DEBUG MENU SELECT: Gives you the choice of the ★Debug Settings menu from CEX (retail) or DEX (debug) firmware.

Press R2+CROSS to use: [MENU 1] (CEX QA) or [MENU 2] (DEX)

CREATE PACKAGE FOLDER ON PS3: For use with Package Manager. This option will exit automaticly if AUTO REBOOT is set to off.

Press SELECT to create [dev_hdd0/packages]

NOTE: No matter what XMB or DEBUG MENU you are using, the debug options you have running will remain active.

EXTRA INFO: Rebug Selector DOES NOT copy any files to dev_flash when performing it's tasks, instead it renames (Much safer and much much faster). All the files are already installed on dev_flash and the tool has more than a dozen checks to make sure nothing goes wrong, including a check to see if it is being used on Rebug firmware. Trying to run Rebug Selector on firmware other than Rebug will cause the tool to auto exit before the user gets to make a choice or see anything on the screen.

REBUG 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 OTHEROS++

Thanks to the tireless work of the masterminds over at gitbrew.org bringing our beloved OtherOS back to our PS3′s, we are able to give you guys REBUG 3.41.3 and 3.55.2 OtherOS++.

Both of the REBUG OtherOS++ PUP's will give you 22GB of OtherOS HDD space and have all the features of REBUG plus all the features of gitbrew's OtherOS++ CFW and of course the ability to set your own QA Token from GameOS using the qa_flag.pkg from over at gitbrew.org.

MAKE YOUR OWN REBUG OTHEROS++

If you want to add OtherOS++ support to REBUG 3.41.3 or 3.55.2 yourself, we have provided the patch_lv1_for_rebug.tcl task file for patching the Lv1 Hyperviser with PS3MFW Builder 0.2.

It is the EXACT patch_lv1.tcl from gitbrew.org minus the lv1 memory mapping and lv1 peek and poke as it is already patched in REBUG.

We can not and will not take any credit for the task file or PS3MFW Builder 0.2 Portable. We have provided them at the bottom of this post for your convenience.

1: Add the patch_lv1_for_rebug.tcl file to the tasks folder of PS3MFW Builder 0.2. It will appear as Patch Lv1 Hypervisor for REBUG in the task list.
2: Deselect ALL tasks except Patch Lv1 Hypervisor for REBUG and Patch emergency init
3: Press the Configure>> button next to Patch emergency init and
select how big to make your GameOS/OtherOS++ partition
4: Use REBUG 3.41.3 or 3.55.2 firmware as your input firmware.
5: Select output directory and filename.
6: Click on Build MFW
7: Rename output PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP and install on the PS3. OR

1: Download PS3MFW Builder 0.2 Portable Win32 from the bottom of this post (All of the tasks have been pre-selected for you).
2: Click on ps3mfw.exe
3: Press the Configure>> button next to Patch emergency init and select how big to make your GameOS/OtherOS++ partition
4: Use REBUG 3.41.3 or 3.55.2 firmware as your input firmware.
5: Select output directory and filename.
6: Click on Build MFW
7: Rename output PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP and install on the PS3.

NOTE: Deselect ALL other tasks EXCEPT Patch all SELF/SPRX to secure privacy for REBUG.

Once you have your firmware installed go here and download the following files:

  • setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg
  • dtbImage.ps3.bin (For 16MB NOR) or dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal (For 256MB NAND)
  • install_otheros.pkg
  • boot_otheros.pkg
  • reboot.pkg
  • create_hdd_region.sh
  • hdd_access.sh

Now that you have the necessary tools to begin installing OtherOS++ head over here and READ AND FOLLOW the guide properly, starting at step 2. These guys have put a lot of time into getting this to work so we'll say it again, READ AND FOLLOW the guide.

3.66 Version Spoofer 2.0

THIS DOESNT ALLOW PSN - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK - THIS WILL NOT WORK ON REBUG FIRMWARE

3.66 Version Spoofer 2.0 is available for 3.41 and 3.55 firmware and is much faster and safer to use than the previous version spoofers. It works like the ★ Rebug Selector and backs up your current files before activating the spoof, then auto reboots leaving no room for end-user error.

INSTALL: Press L1+CROSS to INSTALL 3.66 Version Spoof files to your PS3

ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE: Press L1+CROSS to ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE (System will reboot)

UNINSTALL: Press L1+CIRCLE to UNINSTALL (this will deactivate the spoofer, remove the spoof files from dev_flash and reboot if needed)

Enjoy

~Codename: REBUG Team.

In related news, an anonymous user made available [Register or Login to view links] which is an executable BSPatch for Rebug 3.55.2 (REBUG_3.55.2_PS3UPDAT.PUP) with the last Rebug Update Package 0.2 without installing it. The vsh.self was replaced from the Rebug update package v0.2 bug fix and the Rebug_Selector_1.6.pkg has been inserted.

PS3 user mstrthief00 has posted a YouTube video (below) of a Rebug 3.55.2 bug and from the video's caption: Went from 3.55.1 + update 0.1 to 3.55.2, everytime I quit blackbox ftp, coldboot installer or any homebrew, the "Connect the controller using a USB cable, then press the PS button message pop and force to reboot.

Fix - use Rebug Selector switch to Rebug Mode and XMB Retail. Hope its to help for someone with the same issue, sorry for my bad English.








Finally, raxxus and nuck1982 of German site [Register or Login to view links] have made available Rebug version 3.55.2 translated into the German language alongside creating a few tasks for PS3MFW Builder.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (178.52 MB) / [Register or Login to view links] (6.22 MB)

To quote, roughly translated: I've completely translated rebug 3.55.2 into German, that means all debug entries, package manager, qa-update and the menu entry "app_home/PS3_GAME /" has become "Starte Spiel... (Ohne Disc)". The "Debug Settings" are now just called "Debug".

It is only the resource-files (icons and texts) nothing else. I've also enclosed a nice "write-flash" tool with which you can share resources easily. It only writes in the "dev_flash / vsh / resource"-folder, nowhere else.

Created 2 folder on a USB-Stick, "modz" and "backup". The backup must be created manually by simply save the resource folder under "dev_flash / vsh / resource" somewhere. Copy the original rco files, which you will change, in the backup folder and put the modded files (from the download; without the pkg and the tcl's of course!) into the "modz" folder. The tool ES35 Cutomize explains by itself in the options. Or simply use the latest Multiman and copy the files manually into folders using new flash-write function.

Some debug entries sound better in English and I did not translate some deliberate.. I have made a task for the ps3mfwbuilder on my own. It allows you to patch the official rebug 3.55.2 pup with the update files from 0.4, the privacy patch and the modded rcos.

Simply extract the update pkg 0.4 from rebug, and specify the files from the update_files folder, as well as the modded rcos when creating the pup. Everything else runs automatically.

About the privacy patch: I've intentionally omitted playstation.net, otherwise some psn games do not run. I'm just a small rebug fan, not more. I've newly patched a Rebug 3.55.2:

  • Debug Settings in German
  • Package Manager in German
  • App / home renamed to start 'Spiel starten (ohne Disk)'
  • Integrated Rebug Update 0.4 Package
  • Suppressed some communication to advertising partners of Sony (Sony is not patched, some PSN would not longer run)
  • Integrated Rebug Selector 1.6
  • TV menu is now called 'Werkzeuge' (due to the creator of the files, because it uses TV as a Homebrew Channel)

Otherwise nothing has changed in the firmware. I have tested the firmware and everything works. The thanks goes to raxxus for the provision of the files and the task for the MFW Builder.

Tutorial for PSN on Rebug 3.55.2 PS3 CFW:

Required Files:

CFW355 OTHEROS SPECIAL.PUP: [Register or Login to view links]

QA Flag PKG: [Register or Login to view links]

Rebug 3.55.2 CFW: [Register or Login to view links]

Brief Guide:

1. Install CFW 3.55 OTHEROS SPECIAL.PUP
2. Install and run qa_flag.pkg
3. Listen for three beeps and wait for the menu to return
4. Highlight Network Settings in the XMB
5. Press & hold L1, L2, R1, R2, L3 & D-PAD DOWN.
6. Enter the newly appeared Debug Settings menu
7. Change Network to rc and restart
8. Install Rebug 3.55.2 .PUP
9. Create new user
10. Sign up for a new account & login!

FAQ:

Q: I'm getting a "latest software already installed, there is no need to update" message and can't update the CFW?
A. Load Rebug Selector and choose Normal Mode, then try to install the CFW again.

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