51w ago - Today Sony PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm of Team Rebug have released a PS3 4.11 Version Spoofer 2.2 for 3.55 CFW and also a Rebug Update Package 0.7 (3.55.2) which temporarily restores PSN access once again on Custom Firmware!
While this is great news for the time being to play 3.55 titles (3.56+ won't work) online, Sony will likely release a PlayStation 3 Firmware update to block the new method being used in coming days in order to resecure PlayStation Network with an updated PSN Auth X-Platform-Passphrase (which resides in a decrypted VSH.SELF) and prevent PS3 Custom Firmware users from gaining access unfortunately.
If you are unsure if a PlayStation 3 game or patch update will work on PSN via PS3 CFW, simply extract the PARAM.SFO from the PKG and view it using a PS3 PARAM.SFO Editor to examine the PS3_SYSTEM_VER value. If it is 03.5500 or below the game will work online and the patch update can be installed.
THIS ALLOWS PSN ACCESS - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK - THIS WILL NOT WORK ON REBUG FIRMWARE - YOU MUST BE SPOOFED TO ACCESS PSN
Thought we would give everyone a few days of PSN ACCESS with 4.11 Version Spoofer 2.2 for 3.55 ONLY. It has reActPSN 2.0 compatibility for both your normal and spoofed vsh.self. The app backs up your current files before activating the spoof, then auto reboots.
Press L1+CROSS to INSTALL 4.11 Version Spoof files to your PS3
Press L1+CROSS to ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE (System will reboot)
Press L1+CIRCLE to UNINSTALL (this will deactivate the spoofer, remove the spoof files from dev_flash and reboot if needed)
NOTE: Please do not email us about game compatibility. Some may just require a simple PARAM.SFO edit to get past the latest game update, others may not work at all because the game NEEDS the newer files. Also your PS3 will need to be restarted to use reActPSN 2.0 if you HAVE INSTALLED but NOT ACTIVATED the Version Spoofer.
~ Codename: REBUG
Big thanks to blastleaf for the artwork.
Credit to Hotz8611 for reActPSN 2.0
Rebug Update Package 0.7 (3.55.2)
THIS ALLOWS PSN ACCESS - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK - FOR REBUG 3.55.2 ONLY - FOR REBUG 3.55.2 ONLY - YOU MUST BE IN REBUG MODE TO ACCESS PSN
It has been a while between drinks but that doesn't mean we've been doing nothing so without any fanfare here is Rebug Update Package 0.7 (3.55.2). This will update REBUG's version spoof files to 4.11 and enable reActPSN 2.0 compatibility. As usual all previous fixes and updates are included.
Oh.. Did we mention we got you PSN ACCESS back... Dont hold your breath hoping it lasts though!!!
UPDATER WILL PERFORM THE FOLLOWING TASKS
Update the Rebug Selector package to Rebug Selector 1.5.1 and 1.6.1
Update the current version spoof files to 4.11 with PSN access
Add reActPSN 2.0 compatibility
1: Install Rebug_Update_Package.pkg file from XMB
2: Run Rebug Update Package from the [Games] menu
3: Follow the on screen prompts
4: PS3 will reboot if needed when finished
NOTE: Once the PS3 has rebooted you can delete Rebug Update Package from your XMB as it is not needed.
NOTE: Rebug Selector 1.5.1 and 1.6.1 are identical in their function but for some reason on random PS3 Rebug Selector 1.5.1 (Which we consider to be the more user-friendly) freezes. We have included them both just incase.
NOTE: Please do not email us about game compatibility. Some may just require a simple PARAM.SFO edit to get past the latest game update, others may not work at all because the game NEEDS the newer files.
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