97w ago - Following up on the ReActPSN v2.10 update, this weekend the popular homebrew PSN application from Hotz8611 has been updated for PS3 CFW users to ReActPSN version 2.20 with the changes outlined below.
From the included ReadMe file, to quote: reActPSN v2.20 (TRIANGLE fixed mode update)
1. Compatible with reActPSN v2.00.
2. Changed v2.0 backup file format to one zip file, backup speed fast more than 20 times. Fixed some rap long name bug.
3. Added edat fix mode, this mode works on any CFW, no need aa user or patched vsh.self.
(1) Auto generate XMB purchase full activation edat, no need any raps or official edat files.
Install official LIMBO.pkg TERIS.pkg HCU.pkg,
Run reActPSNv2.10 and keep pressed BUTTON_CIRCLE about 6s, all will be full working.
Higher PS3_SYSTEM_VER also be fixed in SFO files (old save data could not be accessed).
(2) Fix PSone PSP THEME with raps. raps from USB0(1)/exdata/*.rap.
Install official PSone PSP THEME, copy raps to USB0(1)/exdata/ folder (not in subDirs!).
Run reActPSNv2.10 and keep pressed BUTTON_CIRCLE about 6s, all working.
And also fix PARAM.SFO to enable PSP remote, higher PS3_SYSTEM_VER also be fixed.
(3) DLC, in game purchase PSN games now working on this fix mode (not sure for all PSN contents).
Install official 1942.pkg Flower.pkg , copy raps to USB0(1)/exdata/ folder (not in subDirs!),
Run reActPSNv2.20 and keep pressed BUTTON_TRIANGLE about 6s, all will be working,
1942 is full working, Flower still has a error, (press PS KEY) exit to XMB,
Run reActPSNv2.20 again and keep pressed BUTTON_TRIANGLE about 6s, Flower is full working.
DLC also could be fixed with this TRIANGLE mode. As I know, EBOOT.BIN with self.flag=4 does not works, and don't run MM with BDEMU2 mode. All fixed contens maybe still woking on cfw4.0 with data transfer(All signed with .......). TRIANGLE mode only fix dev_hdd0/game/TITLE_ID/ BIN-sprx-edat-EDAT-self files. There is a BUTTON_SQUARE mode searching for all type files, but slowly.
(4) Backup v2.10&v2.20 full fixed PSN contents.
Run reActPSNv2.20 and keep pressed BUTTON_R2 about 6s,
All fixed games(only full working) backup to /dev_usb000(1)/reActPSN/FixedNPD
Please use reActPSN v2.00 Raps mode. Only Raps mode works flawlessly for all PSN contents!
XMB purchase-- purchase menu is in XMB. CFW3.55, target PSN LOGO, press BUTTON_TRIANGLE. Activated with edat and rif, trial and full with one installed package. In game purchase PSN games -- purchase menu is in game, Activated with one rif only.
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I'm no good at writing tutorials but I'll give it a go shortly and write it step by step of how I got it working.
Red Screen is when a important file is corrupt. It comes up with a red screen saying something about files are corrupt and needs to be taken to a technician. Just goto recovery menu and reinstall CFW. (Power off, hold power till it turns off then hold power again till the 4 beeps. Then the bottom option, Install firmware) Just make sure there is no disc in the drive and you choose the right firmware.
Yea the act.dat no longer gets deleted so all PSN games and DLC will work after reboot without any need for other things.
This is my first tutorial.
This is what I did and it works. ACT.DAT no longer gets deleted so all PSN and DLC now work without the need to keep on replacing the act.dat. I haven't tested this with a 2nd hand DLC yet but it says it will work. Will test that another time.
I'll do my best to make this understandable.
1, install devblind (or Multiman)
2, run devblind or multiman
3, run FTP or again multiman
4, goto /dev_blind/vsh/module/ and copy VSH.SELF to your PC
5, BACKUP VSH.SELF somewhere else. (I actually rename it on the PS3. VSH.SELF.BACKUP)
6, install CYGWIN on PC Make sure you have the PS3tools installed as well.
7, in CYGWIN run this "unself vsh.self vsh.self.elf"
8, rename the original VSH.SELF to VSH.SELF.0
9, with a HEX editor open VSH.SELF.ELF
10, I'm guessing your on 3.55 retail so do this.
11, find "4b cf 5b 45" change to "38 60 00 00"
12, find "48 31 b4 65" change to "38 60 00 00"
13, save file
14, in CYGWIN run this "self_rebuilder vsh.self.elf vsh.self vsh.self.0"
15, back to the FTP, copy that new VSH.SELF back to PS3
16, make sure ACT.DAT is in the correct directory. /HDD0/home/00000001\exdata
17, cross fingers and reboot PS3
If it does red screen all that means is the VSH.SELF is corrupt and you probably did something wrong. Just goto recovery menu and reinstall firmware. (turn off PS3, hold power till it turns off, hold power again till the 4 beeps, bottom option INSTALL FIRMWARE)
I got most of this from the first post but tried to make it easier to understand. Thats to the reActPSN devs and whoever else helped with it and the app.
I red screened using the premodified VSH.self so I did it this way and it worked.
Hi spunkybunny, I really need your help since I am in the similar situation. I have backup my act.dat before I move onto a new hdd, and as I expected, the act.dat got deleted on every boot of PS3 (maybe checksum of new hdd and old hdd not matching something in the ps3 sys? I am not a pro so I don't understand why this is happening)
From your post, I see that you successfully made it to not getting delete on every boot. Can you show me step by step how you've done that? The tutorial in the first post is very confusing and have multiple points/step repeating themselves. I don't seems to understand them (maybe because it's translation from chinese?). I have basic knowledge of file copying and devblind usage in multiman, so hopefully you can help me to go through your steps. I have 3.55 kmeaw cfw though.
What do you mean by red screen? Will that brick the ps3? Where does the red screen happen? Is that recoverable?
As I stated I am using 3.55 kmeaw cfw, so do I need to edit the vsh.self manually? If so, how? (text editor?)
How i can edit this file manually (which program). I have my act.dat can i put it in the exdata folder, edit the vsh.self and after reboot the act.dat is in the exdata folder forever?
After some tests and red screens i made it. I used multiman with the dev_dlind option, activate it copy vsh.self in the right place and deactivate dev_blind option in multiman then copy the act.dat in the exdata folder. Reboot and the Psn Games still activ.Expect for a few games are demos now. From ca. 70 psn games are 6 games demos.