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180w ago - As a follow-up to the previous JaicraB JFW DH PS3 Custom Firmware videos came a video (below) by pdnked of a PS3 Slim Retail console running Rebug 3.66 Custom Firmware (which is actually PS3 OFW 3.66 with a few Debug files added) from Dospiedras1973 via Spanish site [Register or Login to view links].

A rough translation from [Register or Login to view links] states the following:

Dospiedras1973, EOL and user who has already managed to do the downgrade recently consoles INFECTUS using FAT for that necessary, has released a firmware that allows PS3 to version 3.66 with options debug a machine operative. Some clarifications are annotated by the developer:

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Dospiedra Modified Firmware details to note:

  • Only user-3.55 (no matter if CFW or OFW)
  • No turning back, pass over to 3.66 with all that that entails. Only you can downgrade to INFECTUS (dospiedras method).
  • No syscalls / payloads ... so that the burden of copies is disabled. For what is agreed is a firmware guy ... GeoHot.
  • The 3.55 homebrew installed no longer work.
  • There is no package installer (for now).
  • Full access to PSN.
  • Works on both Fat and Slim (as shown in the video), no tricks hardware and could suggest a user in the comments.

Of course, install under your own responsibility, nor do I Dospiedras not responsible for any errors or omissions performed by the user.

Shortly following, Rebug developer Cyberskunk stated via ps3crunch.net/forum/threads/206-?p=1380#post1380 the following warning: "DO NOT INSTALL THIS. After ripping this PUP apart it appears the rundown will be VERY VERY SHORT.

This is RETAIL OFW 3.66 with just a 'few' of the files from DEBUG firmware.

  • vsh.self
  • index.dat
  • version.txt


In conclusion, those without an Infectus Mod who do not wish to risk their JailBroken PS3 console and lose the ability to run PlayStation 3 back-ups and homebrew should avoid this PS3 CFW at the present time... whether further progress will change this or not only time will tell.

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#41 - daveshooter - 179w ago
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Yes the dev would need access to the Keys to effectively open the update pup edit it, the resign it again, keeping the update method the same as Sony are now using.

I also believe sony would of implemented a hash key to test the integrity of is new firmware before it updates, making it almost imposable to know this key or create it with a firmware modifier regardless of having the 3.66 keys or not.

But no this dev does not have the 3.66 keys needed to fully exploit the ps3 with firmware above 3.56.

Some thing I forgot to add was remember to remove the wan access from the ps3 your flashing, your lans ok but not your wan.

This will almost certainly stop you installing cfw on a ps3 9 times out of 10 because it still checks the net 1st, just before it starts flashing the firmware.

#40 - Thursday - 179w ago
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I have a few questions:

First, wouldn't this dev need access to the 3.66 keys? An aren't they randomly generated?

And in "theory," as the keys are stores on the console, could a dev Keep the console from changing the keys (via cfw) during an update? (there are apps that block the console from keeping history of what apps are ran, which sounds like a very basic version of previous idea)

#39 - daveshooter - 179w ago
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The ROUGH TRANSLATION is: Some main points by the developer aka, SONY:

Only 3.55 users (either CFW or OFW) There's no turning back. Same as OFW 3.66
You'll be going to 3.66 and all that it entails. Same as OFW 3.66
You may only downgrade with INFECTUS (dospiedras method). same as 3.56
No syscalls/payloads... so no backups, it's a firmware GEOHOT style. same as OFW 3.66
3.55 Homebrew will cease to work. same as OFW 3.66
There is no package installer (for now). same as OFW 3.66
Full PSN access. same as OFW 3.66
Works both on Fat and Slim. same as OFW 3.66
no hardware tricks as some users have suggested in the comments. same as OFW 3.66.

So all that seems left to play with this firmware is being able to play games on the other networks, allegedly, change the boxes ID and run pkg's from PSN ow and as above said fake plus..

Sorry am I missing something with this firmware?

#38 - miniclip22 - 179w ago
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I can't? o_O So I can't have fake plus?

#37 - Ni72ous - 179w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by miniclip22 View Post
Hey! I have recently updated from CFW 3.55 to 3.66 OFW, but since I saw this, I have tried to update to this firmware... The only problem is when I put this firmware, CFW 3.66, I get the error: "Data is corrupted". Have tried thousands of times, any ideas why this is occurring? Thanks in advance!

You can't use it, It's for 3.55

Well if this was out before I updated from 3.55 I would have used this instead of plain old ofw, so not worthless, just not useful to you.

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