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How to Prevent Your PS3 from Being Banned for Homebrew


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189w ago - There have been quite a few articles about possible things that Sony could end up doing to try and stop PS3 homebrew, and here are all the potential solutions I have noticed thus far.

PS3's will start sending a recently played list to check for homebrew titles / flagged names:

Pretty obvious solution here. Just start naming the homebrews after currently existing titles, Or titles of bad games. Such as we can take the game name / BLUS for the game FLOCK (worst game ever that nobody will play) and install a master manager under that name.

So while it looks like everyone is playing FLOCK, We will actually be using a multimanager for FTP's, Backups, and Emulators.

Sony disabling update by USB in the next patch:

There are a few options we can take if we end up accidentally getting hit with this.

For people who update and can no longer install from usb:

Either the firmware will need a pre-installed pkg manager with firmware update options, Or they will have to do a dnas redirect to their computer to check for an update.

For people who have not updated to the new firmware that disables it:

Download the firmware and simply patch the firmware to alter the USB access as well so it does not get disabled to begin with!

Sub-level secondary key-signing program:

Well. in this sense, We would be absolutely screwed. If we were to install the firmware, Even with a pkg signer, We wouldn't be able to do a thing.

We would simply have to hope that someone would notice it uses a secondary keysign, find it in the firmware, and remove it before it becomes a problem.

How to truly help everyone there is for future firmwares:

We need a program with a GUI for firmware patching, Yeah I know one is out already, But it needs more OPTIONS! Options people!!!

We need a windows / linux firmware patcher with a GUI featuring the following options in the form of checkboxes.

  • Level 1 patching
  • Level 2 patching
  • Level 3 patching
  • Install PKG File option
  • Update from USB option
  • Playstation store links in VIDEO tab
  • Playstation store links in GAME tab
  • Check for firmware update on network connection establish

I am certain a gui windows / linux auto-patcher for all current firmwares would be WONDERFUL and would probably make the world a happier place.

Hell, I don't know of a single person who wouldn't want these options for an autopatcher.

Oh, And someone hurry up and figure out the npdrm so we can get an autopatcher for EBOOT's that works.




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Merlena's Avatar
#97 - Merlena - 187w ago
People are paranoid. Sony won't ban anything. That's the worst they can do right now. Atm: Sony in court for removing "OtherOS" firmware, which seems to have made it gotten more copies sold. They start ban people's console? Now that is hilarious. If you ask me, why woudl they even bother, even if they had some sort of Warden (that World of Warcraft) has to scan the memory for injected processes..

People get banned from Call of Duty, that's up to the developlers of that game, just as in Red Dead Redemption. If people start getting massive banned or whatever which sounds hilarious; I'll personally contribute to unlock them.

Isn't the masterkey out? Then what is a little firmware patch gonna do, when it was stated several of times that it cannot be easily patched that way. Free PSN, living off PSN store, in minus on sales, busy with all sort of news. Hey guys! This stuff is going to get our console in the trash!

bl4cXh4td3m0n's Avatar
#96 - bl4cXh4td3m0n - 187w ago
Well when you want a tutorial on just how to do that you be sure to let me know and I'll see what I can do for ya. Seriously. In the mean time it's still a great idea, I got three ID numbers lined up already.

blazr's Avatar
#95 - blazr - 188w ago
How do i hide my homebrew apps from showing when i play online?

I have stealthed FTP so when i use it it comes up as call of duty black ops, i done this by changing the param.sfo

but when i do this with multiman (i used worms 2 armageddon sfo) i still see multiman in the menu, the name doesnt change

Any help?

Realee's Avatar
#94 - Realee - 188w ago
If you disconnect the PS3 from the internet, it's off. What you might have heard of is when people are using proxy services in their home network (For the likes of avoiding firmware updates etc..).

I'm guessing this wouldn't involve most people (Especially with the new CFW out there) so no, they're not connected unless you meet the above criteria.

barrybarryk's Avatar
#93 - barrybarryk - 188w ago
yes it's called the matrix... there is no spoon.

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