28w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer Rogero has updated his PS3 CEX 4.30 Custom Firmware (CFW) to version 2.03 which includes XMB Install Package Files and no more Downgrader.PUP needed.
For all the users that are having the Singstar Icon on XMB, please know that this is a pure Original FW 4.30/4.31 feature and it seems it is only showing for Europe users when they connect the PS3 to the Internet.
Here's two links to the SingStar problem with OFW4.30 :
This CFW was tested on most PS3 Models by different testers and no problems were encountered. But as any CFW release you must install it with caution and by following proper instructions, No one will be held responsible for any damage caused.
This CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over any OFW3.55/CFW3.55/CFW4.21/CFW4.30. For details about Downgrading back to CFW/OFW3.55 Please read the Downgrade Guide below.
Rogero CFW4.30 v2.03 Details
Rebuilt from scratch using OFW4.30 files only (no DEX/SEX files) with official XMB and full features working as in OFW4.30
All known problems like XMB icons sorting and Demo Mode issues from previous versions are now gone with the use of the official XMB.
New Improved "Install Package Files" Application added to XMB instead of using the traditional DEX Icon, to have a 100% original XMB.
Once the PS3 is booted, select the [app_home/PS3_GAME] Icon and It will change automatically to [* Install Package Files]
If you load a Game from multiMAN it will still be redirected and shown under the same [app_home/PS3_GAME] Icon
After loading a Game, you can restart the PS3 again to have [* Install Package Files] back on XMB
You can also Install the new stand-alone XMB application from Deank --> [* Install Package Files] to have it showing permanently on XMB.
[* Install Package Files] function supports:
up to 256 pkg files
split pkg files
queued PKG indication (in red)
multipart (split) PKG indication (in yellow)
Scanned locations: /dev_usb*** /dev_hdd0 /dev_bdvd in /PKG /packages and root folders
CFW Structure fixed to match the OFW 4.xx Structure:
No more corrupted data error messages while Installing from XMB or Recovery Menu.
The CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over any OFW3.55/CFW3.55/CFW4.21/CFW4.30.
HDD can be swapped/changed and the CFW4.30 v2.03 will re-install without any problem.
Patched LV1 to disable LV2 Protection.
Patched LV1 to add peek/poke support to replace hvc 182/183 (multiMAN Direct Disc Access is now working fine with CFW4.30 v2.03)
Patched LV1 to disable SYSTEM MANAGER INTEGRITY CHECK (to prevent Bricking on non-dehashed downgraded consoles)
Patched LV1 Core OS Hash Check (to prevent Bricking on non-dehashed downgraded consoles)
The CFW can be used directly for Downgrading with Hardware flashers /Flashing from FSM/Exiting from FSM, all works fine.
Patched LV2 to add peek/poke support. (for both LV1 and LV2)
Patched VSH to enable ReActPSN compatibility (Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files, Disable Unlinking/Deleting of act.dat)
Spoofed the system version to latest OFW version 4.31.
PSN/SEN access is available as long as the current "passphrase" still the same.
Loading games from App_home Icon is now fixed.
It can run games signed with Keys up to version 4.30 without any Eboot/Sprx patching needed
Games can be loaded from Disc Icon (with Original game in BD) and from app_home (Disc-less, but not all games).
Current 3.55 homebrew applications can't be loaded on this CFW, applications must be re-signed properly for FW4.21/4.30
As always, for the related guides including Updating from CFW3.55/4.21 to CFW4.30, Downgrading back to CFW/OFW3.55, and Recovering from a Brick please refer to the previous update.
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I updated to Rogero 4.21, I had Rebug 3.55.2, when i tried to open multiman, the screen just turned black and the console got stuck, so I restarted it and did it again and I got the same result.
so I decided to go back to 3.55 to be able to enter multiman and get the latest update, so I used the 3.55 to 4.21 PUP and I was able to return to 3.55 and then I tried to update to Rogero 3.55 v.7 like it was written in the instructions and I got an error and could not update.
so I tried to do it with Rebug, kmeaw, OFW 3.55, and Rogero 4.21 again and none works all get the same error, I tried through XMB and System Recovery. So now I cannot update to anything, but multiman and my 3.55 games do work, but I want to update to 4.21, what sould I do? please help me!
I havent tested a spoofer and reactpsn on 4.21 Yet , but im 99% sure we are offline for now
Want my opinion , Format your drive back to original , Run QA Toggle and condor updater , Install 3.55 ofw , Then update to Rogero 4.21 , (BUT! MOST IMPORTANTLY!) , Run MD5 Checksum on all the pups you use before you update , To make sure the files are the correct size , I did and i had no problems
I think i have 3.50 base version which i updated to 3.55 kmw- will it be safe to update to 4.21cfw, when so many bricks occured and has anyone who had 3.50 base ver successfully updated to 4.21cfw, thanks for any reply...