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Rogero PS3 MFW Fixes Trophies Problem After a 3.70 Downgrade


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176w ago - Today PlayStation 3 developer Rogero has made available a PS3 MFW (Modified Firmware) that fixes the Trophies problem after a 3.70 to 3.55 PS3 console downgrade followed by V2 below.

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To quote: Last night I had the chance to try and downgrade a Slim Ps3 (JSD-001 board with Spansion NOR) version 3.70 to CFW 3.55 using Dospiedra's downgrade v2 patches.

I managed to get a clean dump of the NOR using my ProgSkeet (latest QT port used), created a patched Downgrade.bin image using the 6 patched files from Dospiedra and a hex editor, then I flashed the image to the PS3 NOR, dumped the NOR another time and verified that all was written fine.

Then I continued with the normal downgrade procedure, go into service mode, update using the 3.55_no_check.PUP, then exit service mode and all was good, it was back into CFW 3.55.

Here the problems started, I tried to start a game and I got the famous Trophy error, so I decided to update it to my personal Modified Firmware, so I started the update and after installing the firmware, the PS3 turned off by itself, I tried to turn it on again, It turned on for almost 2 or 3 seconds then turned off completely (No Screen Output, No Red Led either) so I knew-ed at this point that the PS3 was Bricked

N.B: this was never mentioned in any of the downgrade tutorials floating on the net, although this is a very important point to warn the users who are downgrading their Ps3 machines not to update using usual Modified firmwares unless the firmware have the LV1.self file patched to Disable all checks, anything else will result into a Bricked PS3, and this is not good at all especially if the Hardware flasher used to downgrade was removed from the Ps3's NOR or Nand Flash.

After doing some research and discussing the issue with my friend eussNL <-- a wiki by himself I realized what happened to the Ps3, after the downgrade procedure, the machine's syscon still had a version > 3.55 (3.56 or higher) and this needs a Patched LV1.self (checks disabled) in the NOR for the PS3 to be able to boot fine, and when I updated it to my own MFW, the LV1.self file in the NOR was replaced with a non-patched version (checks enabled) and the PS3 detected the higher syscon version (3.56+) and Bricked.

To Fix it, I had to re-flash the NOR again with the patched Downgrade.bin image (to get rid of the un-patched LV1.self) then the Ps3 was fixed and booting fine again.

N.B: in case you're using ProgSkeet, make sure you are using the Latest released flasher (QT port) as of 11 Sep 2011 from this link: [Register or Login to view links]

This one have Preset parameter values for each NOR type, I used it on Win7 and it flashed my Spansion NOR just fine.

At this point, the Ps3 was working again, but the Trophy problem was always there, so I prepared another Modified firmware with 3.70 spoof, Privacy Patch and this time the LV1.self Checks Disabled (the patches were provided by eussNL too so Credits here goes to him), then while still having Progskeet soldered to the NOR flash, I updated the Ps3 with the new MFW, everything
went fine, and it rebooted fine into the XMB, did some tests and the Trophy problem was gone for good and all games working fine.

For all the users who had successfully downgraded their PS3 machines to 3.55 again, I share with you my MFW with Lv1 Checks patched to bypass the 3.56+ syscon version and prevent any brick after updating to it, and to get rid of the annoying Trophy problem encountered after the usual downgrade procedure.

These are the 25 Patches applied to LV1.self contained in my MFW:

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Finally, [Register or Login to view links] followed up with Rogero MFW V2 BD Patch PUP with the details as follows, to quote:

This is a better optimized version of the previous MFW released, This one is a Custom firmware built manually by patching and packing the files and the final PUP package using the well known "fail0verfl0w " public set of tools and having "Kmeaw" as the base firmware unlike it's previous version which was a Modified firmware built using the famous MFW builder application and using an OFW3.55 as the base firmware.

Usage / Compatibility:

  • Can be used for Downgrade directly as a replacement of the no_check.PUP to avoid the "Trophies error".
  • Can be used for normal system update like any other CFW/MFW from XMB or from Recovery Menu.

Internal Structure:

  • Kmeaw patched Lv2 with necessary patches to allow Peek/Poke support (same games compatibility as Kmeaw CFW)
  • Dospiedra's LV1 patches necessary to bypass the Syscon checks for downgraded consoles. (same as no_check.PUP)
  • Built-in system version spoof to 3.70 to prevent accidental system updates (won't allow going online in any way)
  • Privacy Patch was not applied like previous version to allow Game updates (can be added easily using MFW builder)
  • Custom Boot Logo.
  • Built-in "Heavy Rain" dynamic theme.

History: After several days and more testing of the first MFW released for downgrading from 3.70-->3.55, I had some users feedback from #progskeet-support that some PS3 machines are having either the Registry Corrupted/Blue Screen or just a Black Screen after downgrade that required re-installing the MFW from Recovery Menu or reflashing the NOR in some cases.

Further research about the donwgrade V2 patches and the no_check.PUP with some more testing showed that a Kmeaw based LV2 seems to have better compatibility with the Downgrade patches applied to the NOR image then a MFW built with a patched LV2, so I decided to build a new version manually which is a custom firmware that combines Kmeaw LV2 patches with Dospiedras Lv1 no-check patches and having the minimal/necessary set of patches to preserve the best overall stability.

Thanks to the all the beta testers especially Blakcat & Marlbor1

N.B: please note that Rogero Manager v8.5 (to be released soon) or newer are only compatible with this CFW V2, because the CFW have the built in version spoofed to 3.70 and older versions of the Manager (8.4 and lower) can't recognize it and won't be able to load the necessary payload.

Cheers







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#44 - glonyx - 133w ago
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sorry for being such a noob, but can this cfw be installed on a ps3 with firmware 3.68 without a downgrade? can i install this directly? thanks for your answers

#43 - HeyManHRU - 133w ago
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The 4.21 was first optional and then become mandatory just recently, there is still a change of CFW users accessing PSN but I don't think it will come anytime soon.

#42 - Starchild2k - 133w ago
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Right now I wouldnt even bother with this CFW cause as of now the PSN/SEN ACCESS isn't going to work considering there was a 4.21 update which I knew all along was a way to fix CFW user getting on PSN/SEN!

#41 - RemedyX5 - 133w ago
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Where are you located? theirs many routes you can take for repairs. Sony charges $107 with 3 month warranty to repair or replace the console even if opened, or depending on location there are places that you can send it out to get re-flowed. hope this helps

#40 - HeyManHRU - 133w ago
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I have a PS3 on 3.60 firmware with a broken BD drive, I was a bit hesitant to downgrade and then install a NoBD CFW since I would face all these problems with trophies and stuff but this CFW would have worked perfectly. Bad thing the PS3 has the YLOD now.

#39 - PS3 News - 133w ago
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Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Rogero has updated his PS3 CFW (Custom Firmware) to version 3.3 followed by 3.4 which include a Firmware 4.21 spoofer and PSN / SEN access.

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Below are the changes, as follows:

Rogero PS3 CFW v3.4

  • Privacy Patch removed.
  • Added built in PSN/SEN access, which allows going online with this CFW without any additional tools required (This CFW have been tested on many slims tonight, but as usual, use it on your own risk...)

Rogero PS3 CFW v3.3

  • Updated the system version spoof to 4.21 to prevent accidental system updates (won't allow going online in any way)

Usage / Compatibility:

  • Can be used for Downgrade directly using a hardware flasher like Progskeet / E3 Flasher / Teensy++, etc...
  • Can be used for normal system update like any other CFW/MFW from XMB or from Recovery Menu.

Internal Structure:

New Features:

  • Built-in system version spoof to 4.20 to prevent accidental system updates (won't allow going online in any way)
  • NoBD Patch to allow installing it with the Blu-Ray drive disconnected (especially for downgrading purposes)
  • Have other fixes that prevents the Black screen or Payload loading problems encountered on some PS3 systems.

Standard Features:

  • Kmeaw patched Lv2 with necessary patches to allow Peek/Poke support (same games compatibility as Kmeaw CFW)
  • LV1 Checks Disabled to bypass the Syscon hashes for downgraded consoles.
  • Privacy Patch applied to block communications with all Sony servers.
  • Custom Boot Logo.
  • Built-in "Heavy Rain" dynamic theme.

This is a better optimized version of the previous MFW released, This one is a Custom firmware built manually by patching and packing the files and the final PUP package using the well known "failoverflow" public set of tools and having "Kmeaw" as the base firmware unlike it's previous version which was a Modified firmware built using the famous MFW builder application and using an OFW3.55 as the base firmware.

History:

After several days and more testing of the first MFW released for downgrading from 3.70-->3.55 I had some users feedback from #progskeet-support that some PS3 machines are having either the Registry Corrupted/Blue Screen or just a Black Screen after downgrade that required re-installing the MFW from Recovery Menu or reflashing the NOR in some cases.

Further research about the downgrade V2 patches and the no_check.PUP with some more testing showed that a Kmeaw based LV2 seems to have better compatibility with the Downgrade patches applied to the NOR image then a MFW built with a patched LV2, so I decided to build a new version manually which is a custom firmware that combines Kmeaw LV2 patches with Dospiedras Lv1 no-check patches and having the minimal/necessary set of patches to preserve the best overall stability.

Thanks to the all the beta testers especially Blakcat & Marlboro1

N.B: please note that Rogero Manager v8.5 or newer are only compatible with this CFW V2 because the CFW have the built in version spoofed to 3.70 and older versions of the Manager (8.4 and lower) can't recognize it and won't be able to load the necessary payload.

Cheers

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#38 - mmanolos - 134w ago
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Haha, you're mean dude I've installed Waninkoko a long time ago because the Kmeaw I got required a more complex installation, and koko mostly worked for what I wanted so, why change? But now I'm tired waiting for a 3.60+ firmware to replace it...

I've tried to install Rogero but the PS3 couldn't find it in the pendrive, I will install an 3.55 OFW first. Thanks.

#37 - NTA - 135w ago
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You haven't tried any others besides Waninkoko? Most people use rebug/kmeaw/custom mfw or something and they usually don't report any problems with pkgs... usually >_>

#36 - mmanolos - 135w ago
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I have Waninkoko but I got errors trying to install some packages (homebrew, psn stuff, etc). Do you recommend me this CFW instead? Are there any instructions I need to know or just installing this firmware replacing the other CFW everything like Multiman, etc. will work? TIA

#35 - Supercode - 135w ago
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Is Psn going to be available in the future with this cfw?

 
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