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PS3 ELF/SELF/PRX/SPRX PPU Loader Update for IDA v5.2 out!


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291w ago - Today xorloser has posted an update to his previous PS3 ELF/SELF/PRX/SPRX PPU Loader for [Register or Login to view links] v5.2.

To quote: I've been busy digging into the PS3 lately, I decided it's finally time to see what secrets can be extracted from it. During my investigations I found that level-1 syscalls, a.k.a. hypercalls, are not handled by IDA so I decided to add support for it to the existing PPC Altivec plugin. Get the updated plugins and copy them to your "IDAplugins" directory to install them.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

For those who don't know, level-1 syscalls are used to call hypervisor functions. On a PS3 the hypervisor is known as as "lv1″ (level1) since it is the lowest level that runs directly on top of the hardware.

The operating system is executed on top of this and is known as "lv2″ (level2). The two common operating systems are GameOS which PS3 games run on, and OtherOS which is usually used to run linux.

Since both OSes run on top of the same lv1 hypervisor, they use the same set of hypercalls which has been partially documented [Register or Login to view links].



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#8 - koklimabc - 6w ago
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Thanks~~

#7 - khairie - 6w ago
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Thanks PS3News ...

#6 - PS3 News - 291w ago
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The app I linked above is for Windows, so to just open some PS3 files and examine them in it doesn't.

However, if you were planning to do some tinkering and actually testing the changes then ya, a Debug/Test PS3 would probably come in handy.

#5 - r3pek - 291w ago
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Does the use of the IDA require a debug/test PS3??

#4 - gtxboyracer - 291w ago
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Thanks PS3News for that. Thanks for the links and explanation.

 

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