46w ago - Following up on their Rebug PS3 CFW REX Editions and the recent Ice Edition Mod, today PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm of Team Rebug have updated the Rebug Toolbox to version 02.01.00 with the changes below.
REBUG TOOLBOX 02.01.00 - JAN. 14TH 2013 (Included in the latest JAN. 3RD 2013 REBUG firmware builds)
ADDED - 4.30 CFW Support
ADDED - Better Support for non-REBUG CFW
ADDED - OtherOS: Resize VFLASH/NAND Region 5
ADDED - OtherOS: Install Petitboot to VFLASH/NAND Region 5
ADDED - OtherOS: Set GameOS Boot Flag
FIXED - LV1: Verify of Cetain Patch Offsets
Rebug Toolbox is application designed to complete the full function of REBUG REX EDITION firmwares but is also compatible with most current 3.55/4.21/4.30 CFW (some options are not available). Besides from performing the CEX/DEX EID0 and LV2 Kernel Swapping it is also an FTP server and is packed with a bunch of other useful tools.
Displays Firmware version, Toolbox version, IP address, current LV2 Kernel and Target ID type and free HDD space.
Quits Toolbox and returns you to PS3 XMB.
Perform either a Full or Soft reboot od the PS3 system.
Soft (LV2 Reboot Only)
Full (On/Off Cycle)
Boot OtherOS with either your currently selected LV1 patches or easily apply ALL LV1 patches and boot.
Boot (LV1 Patches: Apply All)
Boot (LV1 Patches: Use current)
TURN OFF SYSTEM:
Shut down your PS3.
SELECTOR (REBUG FIRMWARE ONLY)
Switches between NORMAL and REBUG mode
NORMAL mode which uses the DEBUG XMB is the default mode after installing Rebug.
REBUG mode sets the PS3 to the latest available version spoof (updatable in the future) and allows swapping between RETAIL and DEBUG XMB.
XMB OPERATION MODE:
This option only works in REBUG mode and lets you select either the RETAIL or DEBUG XMB.
DEBUG MENU TYPE:
Gives you the choice of the CEX QA (retail) or DEX (debug) Debug Settings menu.
A collection of LV1 patches that can be used for better compatibility with some PS3 tools. Any combination of these patches can be applied before booting OtherOS.
CEX/DEX (REX EDITION ONLY)
SWAP LV2 KERNEL:
Swaps between CEX and DEX LV2 Kernel. This option will only work if your Target ID is set to DEX
REWRITE TARGET ID IN FLASH:
This option requires you have a valid NOR/NAND dump named correctly on dev_usb000. Use EXPORT FLASH TO FILE function found in the UTILITIES menu to dump your NOR/NAND to dev_usb000 and then use c2d.exe to convert your dump to DEX.
Rename your original CEX dump to CEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN (16mb) or CEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN (239mb or 256mb)
Rename your converted DEX dump to DEX-FLASH.EID0.NORBIN (16mb) or DEX-FLASH.EID0.NANDBIN (239mb or 256mb)
Once you have prepared your NOR/NAND dumps place them on a USB device and connect it to dev_usb000.
Now that you have your valid dumps named properly and connected to dev_usb000 it is a simple as selecting the option and following the onscreen prompts. Takes less than 10secs once you have your dumps prepared.
Enable/Disable QA flag. This option is only available for 3.55 CFW as we are not able to set QA token at the moment from GameOS on higher firmware.
TOGGLE RECOVERY MODE:
Enable/Disable Recover Mode flag. When enabled your PS3 will reboot into Recovery Mode.
TOGGLE PRODUCT MODE:
Enable/Disable Product Mode flag. When enabled your PS3 will reboot into Factory Service Mode. This option is only available for 3.55 CFW for safety reasons.
LOAD LV2 KERNEL:
Load lv2_kernel.self.[KERNEL_NAME] from USB or /dev_hdd0
RESIZE VFLASH/NAND REGIONS:
Resize VFLASH/NAND Region 5 to allow install of OtherOS.
Install Petitboot to VFLASH/NAND Region 5 from USB.
SET GAMEOS BOOT FLAG:
Sets the GameOS boot flag. Use this if your PS3 is having trouble booting PS2 titles after running OtherOS or is accidently sending you back to OtherOS when trying to enter recovery mode.
CREATE PACKAGES FOLDER ON PS3:
Create /dev_hdd0/packages folder or your PS3 to be used with Package Manager.
EXPORT HYPERVISOR LV1 MEMORY:
Save LV1 memory to dev_usb000 or dev_usb006 or dev_hdd0 if usb is not found.
EXPORT GAMEOS LV2 MEMORY:
Save LV2 memory to dev_usb000 or dev_usb006 or dev_hdd0 if usb is not found.
EXPORT FLASH TO FILE:
Backup your current NOR/NAND to file on dev_usb000. Takes about 45secs for NAND
CHANGE ACTIVE PS3ID:
Spoof IDPS in LV2 memory. Choose from Use EID0 or Use EID5. EID5 will spoof your original CEX IDPS allowing you to connect to PSN if your PS3 is running REBUG REX EDITION firmware in DEX mode. This option is only available in REBUG 4.21.x REX EDITION and below at the moment.
OTHER TOOLBOX FEATURES:
L3 changes clock/temperature display
L2+R2 enable screensaver
START+R2 take a raw rgb screenshot
Remote-play via PSP/PSVITA
Auto-turn-off if idle for 1 hour
Telnet to PS3 ip at port: 8080
FTP access with writable dev_flash mounted as dev_rebug
(port: 21, user: anonymous, password: (anything))
Codename: REBUG Team.
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StanSmith, there is no need to downgrade back to 3.55, just enable QA Flag. There is also no need to use the 9.99 downgrader if you want to get back to 3.55 Rebug. I enabled the Debug System update and while I default 3.55.4 Rebug I upgrade to 4.30.1 when I want to play a game that lacks 3.55 fix.
Oh, btw, I doubt temperature is much of an issue, PS3 can get much hotter than 40€C. I live in Brazil, pretty much everyday is 36€C+ and I already left my PS3 on for 3 days once.
Today my daughter wanted to play the xbox360. Never wants to play it any other day except for the hottest day if the year. I'm not even going to turn it on as they are so unreliable in hot weather. At least the PS3 can turn on and be used at little things and still be ok but the 360 dies at the fist sign of heat. Today is the 2nd day of 40. I'm hoping it gets cooler tomorrow.
My first 60gb PS3 died on a hot day when PlayTV turned it on automatically and tried to record a show. It did record and turned off like normal but it overheated in the process and YLOD at next turn on. Days like this are Vita and 3DS gaming days as they usually won't die on hot days.
Better put something about Rebug here to stay on topic. I think it will be ok to go from Rebug 4.21.1 to Rebug 4.30.1 as they usually test them out before and I've done things like that in the past and its all gone good. Going from Rebug to Rogero I would go back to 3.55 but Rebug to Rebug should go fine.
I'll be trying to out when it cools down and I turn on the PC to get the new firmwares and the Ps3 is cool enough to turn on and not die.
It's not really clear if you can upgrade 4.21.1 Rex to 4.21.2 Rex directly or do you have to downgrade to 3.55 first? I'm thinking of going to rebug 4.30.1 and if that's not to my liking back to 4.21.2 Rex. So to upgrade from Rebug 4.21.1rex to Rebug 4.30.1 direct is ok? It's QA flagged already.
Just want to stay with a Rebug firmware as they are great but would like that 4.30 compatibility that 4.21 is missing.
Doesn't really matter as its so hot today I'm not game to turn on the ps3 and there is no way ill be updating it in this heat. Is 40c degrees here ATM.