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Video: Connecting to PSN on PS3 CFW 3.55 Kmeaw

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201w ago - Today an anonymous user on PS3-Hacks has posted a guide on connecting to PSN on [Register or Login to view links] (right-click, save as) with a video by tt94867 below, followed by a simpler tutorial from slifer1231 HERE and PSN Update Bypass v0.1.1, PSN Update Bypass v0.2.1 and PSN Update Bypass v0.2.2 by [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: Personally I haven't tried this yet, but it seems promising... This comes from an anonymous fellow who is reporting success on connecting to PSN using PS3 Custom Firmware 3.55 by Kmeaw. So install that first and then follow these steps.

The following assumes you're technically inclined and/or very resourceful, i.e. you know how to use Google. You'll likely need to reference Google when it comes to generating/signing a certificate and creating a CA (certification authority). That said lets get started; here we're using a combination of two tactics:

1. DNS server trick: Set Primary DNS to under Network Settings
2. Simple SSL proxy that basically modifies the headers for outgoing packets to auth.np.ac.playstation.net's to change "PS3 03.55″ to "PS3 03.56″ – this makes PSN believe the PS3 is using the proper firmware version

Got it? Now here is how we accomplish tactic #2:

1. Replacing a SSL cert in the CFW (in /dev_flash/data/cert) with your own CA SSL certificate
2. Creating an SSL certificate for "auth.np.ac.playstation.net" signed with your CA certificate
3. Run a DNS server on your machine that resolves auth.np.ac.playstation.net to your PC's internal IP
4. Create a Java SSL proxy (basically PS3 <-> PC <-> PSN). The PC claims (to the PS3) that it is "auth.np.ac.playstation.net" and is successfully accepted because a CA signed the SSL certificate
5. Replace the headers sent PS3 -> PSN to specify "PS3 03.56″

ChrisTechTV (if it works) they'll need you for this one man!

Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

Update: Looks like it works... Here is video proof:

And no, this isn't a video tutorial. Wait for that.

Connecting to PSN on 3.55 with only ONE machine (no VM) by [Register or Login to view links], who also released PS3DNS GUI for PS3 today:

You need [Register or Login to view links] and my attached .zip file (PS3DNS v3.2) and then just follow this guide, it shouldn't take you any longer than 15 minutes :-).

1. Install the Charles certificate on your PS3

1. Make a copy of charles-proxy-ssl-proxying-certificate.crt (C:Program FilesCharlesdoc) and rename it to CA24.cer (Win7 users will have to enable "show file extensions")
2. Copy the included .pkg file (AsbestOS) AND the above CA24.cer to your USB drive
3. Install the pkg file on the PS3 as you would any other package and then run the AsbestOS Installer. The installer will take a while (5 mins+ for me) and it WILL fail, it's fine. (if it doesn't work for you use FreeFlash)
4. Open your favorite file manager and copy the CA24.cer to /dev_rwflash/data/cert (remember to make a backup of the original!)
5. Reboot your PS3.

2. Setting up Charles

1. Download and install Charles
2. Replace the included charles.config to your profiles app-data path. For Windows 7 it is C:UsersxxxxAppDataRoamingCharles and for Windows XP it will be C: Documents and SettingsUser(Local?) Application DataCharles or C:Program FilesCharles - if the file isn't in these paths then do a search for it.
3. Start Charles.

3. Setup your DNS/Update List

1. Open PS3DNS.exe included in the zip file, select your IP - I have developed this program my self, it's basically a DNS server and the source is attached if you wish to compile for your self.
2. Set the PS3's PRIMARY DNS server to your PC's IP address
3. Set the PS3's SECONDARY DNS server to your actual DNS server (e.g. router)
4. Copy the ps3-updatelist.txt to the root of your C: drive - my file is for UK you will have to change the Dest=87 to another number as defined here: [Register or Login to view links] AND the CDN= prefix, so duk01 becomes dus01 for US.

Target Name / ID / TLD

Reference Tool / 81 / ???
Debugging Station / 82 / ???
Japan / 83 / JP
United States / 84 / US
Europe / 85 / EU
Korea / 86 / KR
United Kingdom / 87 / UK
Mexico / 88 / MX
Australian/New Zealand / 89 / AU
South Asia / 8A / SA
Taiwan / 8B / TW
Russia / 8C / RU
China / 8D / CN

4. Reboot your PS3 and then login to PSN - enjoy!


My PS3 is still asking to update
Make sure you have put the ps3-updatelist.txt in C: and have edited as in step 3.4. Double check Charles and make sure it's serving your local file and not Sony's.

I'm getting DNS errors
Make sure PS3DNS has your PCs correct IP address and your PS3s secondary DNS is your router. Try setting your secondary DNS to (Google).

Charles is giving me Address Already in Use: JVM_Bind
Make sure you have no web server running on port 80/443, Skype also seems to be an issue so if its open, close it! Run a netstat -ano | findstr 80 to see what process ID is using these ports.

Notes: you do NOT need to set the proxy option on the PS3. you can close Charles after you have signed in you MUST keep open PS3DNS.exe my progam requires .NET 3.5

Finally, below is another simple guide from [Register or Login to view links], to quote: Picture Tutorial:

1. Install "Charles" from CharlesProxy.com to the default installation location (usually "C:\Program Files\Charles)

2. Enter your Country Code:

3. Press "Guide" and walk through the steps.

4. Press "Install Files" button.

5. Press "Validate Installation" button. If you receive an error, press the button again and go through the questions, making sure you have the correct region selected.

6. Now that you've performed all these steps, you may now adjust the settings on your PlayStation 3 System. Turn on your PlayStation 3 System and install the PKG files you have downloaded (asbestOS_v1.5.pkg, and lv2.pkg).

7. Run the "LV2 Patcher" application first.

8. Run asbestOS.

9. Wait until you see something similar to this, or when it asks you to press [X] to quit.

10. Run multiMAN.

11. While in multiMAN, press START+SELECT to get to this screen. Then, find "dev_rwflash" and press [X].

12. Press "data".

13. Press "cert".

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#69 - FireLion - 201w ago
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I know but won't hurt to try; i think everyone comes here first anyway. I'll PM you the exact things that I've used as there was one app that was left out. This method didn't work for me without it.

Well, i'll just give a clue here: last three letters of the must have app to make this work are mpp. Everything else in mcpaddington's post was correct. If you have SDNS, you're good as far as dnsmaq.

#68 - hkmonster - 201w ago
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I can't install to debug console..

#67 - Jes03 - 201w ago
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LOL. You can confirm but you haven't tried it? So you have it working but you haven't got it working yet?

How about you WAIT till you have finished doing whatever it is your trying to do then get back to us.

and to all, TRY TO STAY ON TOPIC.

Quote Originally Posted by FireLion View Post
I can confirm that this works with windows tools. But mods, here's what you need to do: Delete or archive & hides everything to do with this. Make my post disappear after a week as well and don't mention this method ever again. Let it disappear and spread misinformation that it doesn't work. We MUST one-up sony (plus we don't need this to get mainstream attention)

This isn't the only site its on, its already out there in the wild and by now $ony will already know about it.

What windows tools. Can you tell us how to do it as I'm really interested.

#66 - FireLion - 201w ago
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I can confirm that this works with windows tools. But mods, here's what you need to do: Delete or archive & hides everything to do with this. Make my post disappear after a week as well and don't mention this method ever again. Let it disappear and spread misinformation that it doesn't work. We MUST one-up sony (plus we don't need this to get mainstream attention)

#65 - Zentsuken - 201w ago
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Guys! I can confirm this works with only one computer, but you DO need VM + Linux in order to use DNSMasq.

Haven't actually tried doing anything yet though. Crossing my fingers

I'm beginning to think you do not comprehend how to read properly. You still fail elementary. All it says is the same damn thing I've already reiterated in my last post about backing up via the backup/restore function.

I want you to POINT me to where it EVER says that those copy protected game saves CAN still be transferred over to a NEW PS3. But you know what? Actually don't do it, you already burned too many braincells trying to even paste a freaking link.

But I do suggest you read further down in that same link you provided. I'll quote from where you should start.
Quote Originally Posted by pn109a
it only won't backup if it's on another system if you restore it to the same one it will be fine

I'm done wasting my time, sorry piggy. Believe whatever you want.


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