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PS3 LV2Dump v0.7a Released, Dump PS3 LV2 GameOS Now!


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207w ago - Today CJPC has assisted blackb0x with their latest release, dubbed PS3 LV2Dump v0.7a which enables PSGroove users to finally dump the PS3 LV2 GameOS for examination, followed shortly by a PS3 LV2 Dump for those interested to examine!

Today CJPC has assisted blackb0x with their latest release, dubbed PS3 LV2Dump v0.7a which enables PSGroove users to finally dump the PS3 LV2 GameOS for examination!

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Previously JaicraB with TeamHades dumped the PS3 hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) and revealed how it was done, however, the dump was not clean and so work resumed until today.

To quote from the included ReadMe file: "This application will dump all accessible LV2 memory on a jailbroken retail PS3.

To run this app, place lv2dump_07a.pkg on a usb memory stick. Install the pkg. Then run LV2Dump from the XMB. It should run for approximately 20-30 seconds, then it will exit back to the XMB. There will now be a file named LV2.BIN in the folder /dev_hdd0/game/





You can access your dump by copying the file out with your own code, or the FTP application.

Before attempting another dump, delete the LV2.BIN that is in /dev_hdd0/game/ as the next dump will append to the file if it exists.

The dump is right around 8MB - which will let you take a look at the PS3's kernel.

Expect more tools from us in the future for the PS3."





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MorPs3Kng's Avatar
#58 - MorPs3Kng - 207w ago
That's terrible advice there's no point putting in the time, effort, and cost pursuing a case where you are going to lose. You might as well just buy a used one off Ebay or Craigslist if you're impatient or don't believe 3.42 will be soft-modded.

I agree. That would be a waste of time and money. If one was to check their [Register or Login to view links] they would see:

You understand and acknowledge that any time SCEA services your PS3 system (either within the Warranty Period or under a separate service arrangement), it may become necessary for SCEA to provide certain services to your PS3 system to ensure it is functioning properly in accordance with SCEA guidelines. Such services may include the installation of the latest software or firmware updates, or service or replacement of the PS3 system's hard disk or the PS3 system with a new or factory recertified product. You acknowledge and agree that some services may change your current settings, cause a removal of cosmetic stickers or system skins, cause a loss of data or content, or cause some loss of functionality.

The only thing that can come from threatening to sue them if they update your firmware is they'll get a good laugh out of it.

vandalj's Avatar
#57 - vandalj - 207w ago
That's terrible advice there's no point putting in the time, effort, and cost pursuing a case where you are going to lose. You might as well just buy a used one off Ebay or Craigslist if you're impatient or don't believe 3.42 will be soft-modded.

gensuke's Avatar
#56 - gensuke - 207w ago
I wonder if one day it will be possible to boot with 3.41 and then load any other firmware from USB like it was in the early days of PSP homebrew. In this way we could always load the latest firmware to go online smiling at Sony.

As a personal note I would be happy to be able to install games on the hard drive or launch homebrew software through official functionalities in the firmware.

Too bad Sony was fool enough not to allow this in the first place.

twitch's Avatar
#55 - twitch - 207w ago
Hell yea I'd call and raise some hell over this they have no right to force a firmware update upon you and if they dont comply then maybe contact a lawyer you might actually have a case against sony at that point. This is why you should find someone local to fix your PS3 from now on out should anything happen.

GrandpaHomer's Avatar
#54 - GrandpaHomer - 207w ago
I'd kick a HELL from them - tell them that upgrade is OPTIONAL and that you've chosen OtherOS against the Online / PSN access and that you wan't your PS3 back in the state you gave it to them (e.g. with the same or lower FW) ...

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