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ReActPSN v2.23 for PS3 with 3.41 to 4.30 CFW Support Arrives


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85w ago - Following up on the previous ReActPSN 2.22 and 2.23 revisions by PlayStation 3 developer eid0dex1, recently gambaa has made available an updated v2.23 which includes support for PS3 CFW 3.41 through 4.30.

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To quote: Here is the new ReActPSN made to work with new CFW.

Download and try for yourself!

  • Hold R1 While running it to backup and convert your rif files to rap files
  • Hold Circle While running it to generate EDAT files for C00 type demos to convert them to full game! or to fix EDAT files for PS1/minis
  • Hold Triangle to FIX DLC self files
  • Hold nothing while running to convert raps on the USB/exdata to .rif files (make new profile named aa before doing this)

From snkysnake: REX 4.21 is a go ^_^ just did it, only problem with this I see is that when ReAct resets itself after doing its thing the PS3 message pops up saying the PS3 was shut down improper and it needs to check file system.

That takes about 2-5min O.o hmmmm any way around that ? If not, I honestly don't care its not that big of deal to me.

PS3 Themes for 4.XX CFW via ReActPSN v2.23:


From talibo comes a Fixing Error 80029519 in PS Store Guide, as follows:

Worked out a solution, to keep my protected savegames, trophies and fix error 80029519 while activating purchased game on PS Store
Here's what i did using CFW 4.30:

1. Install Multiman, will serve as FTP server and file manager
2. Login to PSN, and sync your trophies
3. Create a new user account (on PS3 not PSN)
4. Using FTP server go to hdd0/home/0000000X (your profile having error)
5. Rename the profile that is having the error to /0000000Y (Y being any number other than the two profiles there)
6. Turn off PS3
7. Enter the ps3 recovery menu and Rebuild the database
8. Activate game for the account, test dling/activating purchase game/dlc from PS Store
9. Login your spare user account you created earlier
10. With file manager, /hdd0/home/ (you will notice that there are now 3 accounts 0000000X (rebuilt database account), 0000000Y(original renamed account with your files), 000000Z (the spare account)
11. Copy savedata folder from hdd0/home/0000000Y (original renamed) to hdd0/home/0000000X (new rebuilt account)
12. Rebuild database again using recovery menu
13. Login with your account, check if game saves are there, even test loading a protected save game in-game to be sure (Bayonetta for instance)
14. That's it, from now you can delete folder hdd0/home/0000000Y or keep it as a backup just in case, no rush there

Finally, from joshuab comes a Beginners Guide to using ReActPSN for 4.xx CFW below as follows:

First off, I take no responsibility if this causes any damage to your ps3 or gets you banned from PSN, both very unlikely in any case.

Also this is my first attempt at creating a guide and I myself have started using reActPSN just a few days ago so any suggestions/corrections from more experienced members are always welcome. Thanks to PatrickBatman, godreborn for their insightful posts and gambaa for reActPSN for 4.xx CFW and the original 3.55 tutorial.

This guide is only for people on REBUG 4.21.1 or Rogero 2.03 as they already have the patched vsh required to use ReActPSN. ReActPSN is an app which can be used to activate / reactivate all your lost PSN content or to activate PSN games posted by other members.

1. To achieve this, you must first have a PSN account. If you have not created one already, do so. After creating your PSN account, activate your ps3 for this account. On the PS3 XMB, go to the PlayStation Network Tab -> Account Management->System Activation->PS3 System

Once your account is activated , go to the PSN Store and download some free content which requires activation. Just before you start to download the content, it will say Activating and then start downloading. If not, try some other content. This is required to create an act.dat file for your PSN account.

You could try:

  • Back to the future part 1 trial (100kb).
  • GT5 Scion FR-S '12 (game vehicle)
  • GT5 Corvette C7 Test Prototype '12 (as above)
  • Max Payne 3 Gorilla Warfare Pack (game add-on)
  • Max Payne 3 Disorganized Crime Pack (game level)

If you happen to find or know any other free content that requires activation, post it and I will add it to the guide.

  • Now confirm that you have the act.dat file for your PSN account.
  • Sign out of PSN and Open mM’s File Manager .
  • Browse to hdd0/home/0000000X/exdata (The x indicates the profile number on the system)
  • You should find an act.dat file in this directory.
  • Open it by pressing X on it.It should have random numbers and alphabet in hexadecimal form.
  • This means that you now have the required PSN act.dat file.Back it up on your PC as well.

After this step you are no longer required to be online and can log off from PSN/disable network connection if you wish.

2. You are now ready to install ReActPSN.

You can find the ReActPSN for 4.xx CFW here (linked above). Create a new profile on your XMB named aa. This profile is required for using reActPSN and run it from this profile only.

  • Log in to aa profile from XMB and Install ReActPSN.
  • Connect your external hard disk on the right port and run it holding down R1 so that it makes ReActPSN folder on usb (and makes 3 necessary files to link PSN act.dat and ReActPSN; ReActSYS.key & 2 act.key).
  • Your PS3 will reboot. You may be greeted with a message that your ps3 was not shut down properly upon restart. Don't panic.This is normal. Press circle to skip.
  • Open mM's file manager and browse to hdd0/home/ (You should have a reActSYS.key in this directory).
  • Open the last 0000000X folder in this directory (This is your aa profile's folder)
  • Open exdata and you should have act.dat and act.key in this folder.

3. You are now ready to activate PSN content.

  • Create a folder named “exdata” on the root of your external drive.
  • Within this folder you must place .rap files for the content you wish to activate. .rap files are files which activate PSN content without containing any information of the original buyer of the content. Do not rename the files , paste them in the exdata folder as they are.
  • Once done, connect your external drive to the right most port on your PS3. Do not connect multiple USB device , only the drive which contains the exdata folder with .rap files.
  • Log in to aa profile from the XMB and run reActPSN (no button needs to be pressed if you have only placed .rap files in the exdata folder).
  • The PS3 will reboot after processing the rap files.This may take a while depending on the number of .rap files.
  • You may be greeted with a message that your PS3 was not shut down properly upon restart. Don't panic.This is normal.Press circle to skip.
  • You will notice that the aa profile has changed to ReActPSN. This also contains the number of activated rifs and edats. .rif files are files created from the .rap files by ReActPSN to activate the content for your PS3.
  • Create the profile aa to use for activating raps in the future.After this you will not be required to create this profile again.

4. You can now install the pkg file for the content

  • Now login to your normal profile on the XMB and proceed to Install the pkg file for the content you just activated.
  • The content you installed should now work.
  • Also if you are installing dlc which is for a different region than the one of your game, you may need to move it to the appropriate folder in hdd0/game




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#196 - PS3 News - 37w ago
Following up on the previous update, today dantezteam Tweeted a picture of what appears to be a way to activate full and demo PS Vita games using ReActPSN on a PS3 console running Custom Firmware.

Once activated using a PS3 on CFW and ReactPSN, the PlayStation Vita games are then transferred to Sony's PS Vita handheld console.

Currently there are no clear instructions or guide beyond the team stating "pkg-ps3-react-psvita-play" unfortunately so this is being considered a rumor until additional details surface.

Update: Digging into this it was an oversight in how the Brazilian PSN store worked. There was bug in that allow basically someone with PSN+ to keep their games without needing to be PSN+ member anymore.

Sadly, it been fixed, the outcry over it on twitter was that a lot of scene people knew and keep it secret not even informing those in Brazil regarding the bug or mistake by Sony's PSN store management.

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#195 - drphuz - 38w ago
love it

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#194 - StanSmith - 38w ago
Would be so much easier if they made a menu for it instead of the stupid button presses.

Would someone contact the devs and tell them to make a menu or some other dev make a menu for this as its just stupid the way it is now.

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#193 - PS3 News - 38w ago
Following up on the previous revision, ReActPSN has now been updated to version 2.28 by PlayStation 3 developer reactpsn with the changes outlined below, as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (PSNStuff v1.83 / v1.90) / PSNStuff Archive

To quote: ReActPSN v2.28

  • Added makepkg

ReActPSN Quick Start Guide:

Basic function: Create aa user and run reActPSN to generate PSN license from USB/exdata.
Button basic: [X] pressing and holding X button for 8 seconds when launching reActPSN.
[L1] Reinstall RAPs&EDATs from USB0/exdata or USB1/exdata fold.
[L2] Backup RAPs&EDATs to USB/reActPSN/pubPSN/rapxxxedatxxx.zip.
[R1] Backup reg&rif&edat to USB/reActPSN/BKxxxx.zip.
[R2] Backup full fixed NPD files to /USB/reActPSN/FixedPSN.
[O] Fix PSone/PSPminis/THEME & generate C00 activation edat license.
[X] Batch installs PS2 ISO from USBorHDD/PS2ISO. Flawlessly same as PSN pkg install.
[/\] Fix PSN retail to free.stag1:fix all eboot and start hook,play,stag2:fix sprx edat etc.
[SQUARE] Same as [/\], it try to search all files and run slowly.
[/\+R2] Fix PSN and make all NPD FIX pkg to USB/. Same as PSN crack patch.
[R2+L2] Make only 'Fixedby reActPSN' NPD FIX pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages.
[R2+L1] Make all files FIX pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages. make sure have enough freespace.
[R1+L2] Make retail NPDRM files pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages.
[R1+L1] Make retail all files pkg to USB/ or HDD0/packages. make sure have enough freespace.
[RIGHT] 8 seconds CEX2DEX&DEX2CEX.
[DOWN] Patch VSH to run reActPSN.
[LEFT] Disable/Enable all users rif license(remove/restore act.dat).

How to use:

Flawlessly to play all PSN contents.
(1) Download psnstuff v1.82,download psn contents and store RAP&edat files.
(2) Put exdata folder with rap's on usb, create 'aa' user and run reActPSN.
(3) Install PSN and playing...
(4) Put exdata folder with new raps on usb, holding L1 button for 8s and run reActPSN.
Install new PSN and play new PSN games.
Play C00 type PSN games without rap&edat. [O] to activate it to full game.
Share your RAPs to others same as psnstuff, [L1] will help you.
Share your PSN crack patch to others.
(1) Downloads PSN(1942 flower rain DLC) from PSN store.(or install&play it with psnstuff)
(2) Insert USB disk to usb0 or usb1.
(3) Run reActPSN and holding /\ triangle button for 8 seconds.
(4) Play 1942,flower,rain,BD or PSN dlc.
(5) Run reActPSN and holding triangle+R2 button for 8 seconds, then check your USB disk.
(*) Do not insert any usb disk,[R2+R1] can gen >4G pkg on hdd0/packages.
Flawlessly to install PS2 ISO. (Require CFW>4.20 and has been installed any RAP)
(1) Copy few or many PS2 ISO files to USB/PS2ISO and run reActPSN with hold X.
(2) Install bubble pkg on XMB.
(*) About >4G PS2 ISO. Must copy it to dev_hdd0/PS2ISO, dont insert usb, then [X]...
PS2 ICON will be display if your have installed a full version MM.
RISK FUNCTION!!! DO NOT TRY DOING IT IF YOU COULD NOT FIX A BRICKER.
(1) SET QA, 3.55CFW, [RIGHT] [RIGHT].
(2) 8s CEX2DEX DEX2CEX, REX4.21 or REX4.46 on slim, [RIGHT], its safe.
(3) FIX VSH, should works on every CFW (except ro4.40 v1.0?, I forgot).

PSNStuff v1.83 Changelog:

  • compressed db (saves space and bandwidth)

It's a mandatory update because the old server is offline.

PSNStuff v1.90 Changelog:

  • new tab "metacritic"
  • new tab "Chat"
  • Button timeout - if you click "save rap" or "copy psn link" you have to wait 5sec. till you can click again

Regarding metacritic: back = backspace, reload = F5. To load the html5 version of the chat make a new registry entry:

32bit system:

64bit system:

Or use one of these: [Register or Login to view links] (change extension to *.rar )

Finally, from element comes a PSN Stuff Linux Command Line utility with details below:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Hey, I wrote a little application which can read the current db from psnstuff. Hopefully it is useful:

Now in db you have the plain text.

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#192 - bearmon2010 - 47w ago
Thanks. By the way, rghost link deleted the file so I have to go to mirror link instead. I just want you to know. Cheers!

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