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Guide: Recovering Blu-ray Playback on 256MB FAT PS3 Consoles


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165w ago - Following up on his Guide to Remarry PS3 Blu-ray Drives to other consoles, today PlayStation 3 developer Mark Webber has shared another on how to recover Blu-ray drive playback on 256MB FAT PS3 consoles.

To quote: Ok, so finally....

How To Recover BD Playback On 256meg Fats

  • You will need to QA flag your PS3
  • IF you are on 3.55: Using the special 3.55 downgrade PUP by Jaicrab, then down again to 3.15 or 3.41 using stock PUP files
  • Follow this guide to QA flag your PS3

By ps3nemesis: (EASY QA FLAG INSTALL)

NOTE BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THIS OR ANY MOD TO PS3 FILE STRUCTURE PLEASE BACK-UP YOR dev_flash 2 FOLDER AND THE WHOLE OF dev_hdd0/home AS THIS IS WHERE YOUR PSN / DLC/ PSONE LICENCES ARE KEPT. ALSO MAKE AN EXTRA BACK-UP OF dev_hdd0/home/act.dat .

PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE STATING THAT THE TROPHY SYSTEM GETS MESSED UP !!! FOOLS RUSH IN...

Note: Only works on Otheros++ 3.55 or 3.41 CFW at the moment, so you'll have to reflash to it, then go back to your cfw's (i.e 3.55 CFW > Otheros++ > QA Flag > 3.55 CFW )

Requirements / Installation Instructions:

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  • Rename it to PS3UPDAT.PUP
  • Install the firmware
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  • Install the qa_flag.pkg
  • Then run the qa_flag program
  • If you hear a beep, it worked.
  • Restart ps3
  • Go to network settings (Do not enter it) and hit or hold L1+L2+L3+R1+R2+down on the dpad
  • QA auto flagging is now done
  • Turn on the 'system update debug' in the debug settings
  • Play a BD disc with the highest MKB version you can get..Latest release from Blockbuster or whatever.

Note: It may start to play and then you get no video output to the tv. This happened a few times to me. Just power off, accept the "naughty boy" messgage from Sony and try again until it plays.

If it keeps doing this, you need to change to AV or component leads since your TV seems to not be 100% HDMI/BD compliant. I have tested this on several (at least 5) PS3's with 100% success rate.




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Foo's Avatar
#54 - Foo - 118w ago
EID2

You will new decrypted EID2 data. How to get it on Linux is described here: (ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Spuisofs#Dumping_EID2_Key_with_spuisofs)

EID2 contains encrypted P-Block and S-Block. To get decrypted S-Block and P-Block first you have to decrypt EID2 with EID2 key and IV and then decrypt the blocks with DES-CBC. P-Block and S-Block DES-CBC IV and key:


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Writing P-Block

  • P-Block is stored in BD buffer 2.
  • BD buffer 2 is of size 0x60 bytes.
  • P-Block is in decryoted EID2 at offset 0x20 and of size 0x80.
  • Not all P-Block data is sent to BD drive. Only data starting at offset 0x10 and of size 0x60 bytes is written to BD drive buffer 2.

Test

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Writing S-Block

  • S-Block is stored in BD buffer 3.
  • BD buffer 3 is of size 0x670 bytes.
  • S-Block is in decryoted EID2 at offset 0xa0 and of size 0x690.

Writing New HRL to BD Drive

HRL is stored in BD buffer 4. BD buffer 4 is of size 0x8000 bytes.
[code]glevand@debian:~$ sudo sg_read_buffer -i 4 -m 2 -o 0 -l 0x8000 -r /dev/sr0 | hexdump -C
00000000 10 00 00 0c 00 03 10 03 00 00 00 01 21 00 00 34 |............!..4|
00000010 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 1b 0b f2 6d 47 9e 77 62 |...........mG.wb|
00000020 3d 91 fc 78 b1 59 c9 52 ca a4 c7 41 85 24 96 64 |=..x.Y.R...A.$.d|
00000030 8d 1d 95 8e 9b 84 c6 fa 4a dd 43 9b 42 98 fe ff |........J.C.B...|
00000040 df e6 f3 56 85 81 e1 1b 27 53 08 14 16 6d 97 3c |...V....'S...m.

madrigal77's Avatar
#53 - madrigal77 - 136w ago
I got a pink "NG" like the picture below. What does that mean and how do I fix it?

metzen's Avatar
#52 - metzen - 140w ago
Thanks for this tidbit of information! I've got another drive on its way and will have to try this when it arrives! I had a bad laser so they are replacing it for me and will then try the process again.

flopes's Avatar
#51 - flopes - 140w ago
The only blu-ray film that I put the console before upgrading to CFW was the original blu-ray (Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid). I still have it!

How can I generate drl files? Tutorial?

Thanks

I solve the problem! My ps3 can play all my Blu-rays!!!

I used the DRLTools (DRLGen): [Register or Login to view links]

And used FTP to backup and copy the DRL files!

Anger007's Avatar
#50 - Anger007 - 141w ago
this remarries the drive to the console - it does NOT create the drl files (files required to play blu ray movies) so if your drl files are different then you get that error and there is no direct fix for it unless you know the blu ray movies played in the drive. (drl gen can make drl files if you know the details about what discs have been played by the drive however if you are like me and don't have this information then your stuffed.)

theres a pkg tool for devs that will only run on jfw 3.56 ma that can get the information from the drive about which discs it has run however i don't fancy being locked to 3.56 forever so i, like most others, am going to have to live without bluray playback for a while longer.

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