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PS3 QA Flagging Tools and CFW 3.55 OtherOS++ Special PUP


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182w ago - Shortly after the PS3 QA Flag Method was revealed comes the QA Flagging Tools in PKG format alongisde a CFW355-OTHEROS++-SPECIAL.PUP which is [Register or Login to view links] working via QA Auto Flag with Flash, Run, and Reflash to PS3 CFW (Kmeaw, Waninkoko, etc) support coming soon.

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For those curious, the PS3 QA Flag Extra (Advanced) has a few other flags / tokens set but it's not for general use.

Requirements:

What we have tested on so far:

  • 3.55
  • 3.41

Instructions:

Set QA Flag to Standard:

  • Run qa_flag.pkg if you hear a beep, it worked. If not dump your debug messages via udp_printf on linux and send to us to fix.
  • Reboot the 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.

Reset QA Flag to Default:

  • Run reset_qa_flag.pkg
  • If you hear a beep it worked. If not dump your debug messages via udp_printf_client in linux and send it to us.
  • Reboot the ps3
  • QA Flag is now set to default (Off) Your PS3 is now normal again.

Git Repository:

git://git.gitbrew.org/ps3/otheros-utils/qa_flag.git
git://git.gitbrew.org/ps3/otheros-utils/reset_qa_flag.git
git://git.gitbrew.org/ps3/otheros-utils/get_token_seed.git

PS3 Downgrade:

Tools Needed:

  • CFW355-OTHEROS++-SPECIAL.PUP
  • qa_flag_extra.pkg
  • Firmware you want to downgrade to (3.41, 3.15).

Notes: These tools WILL format your PS3. Any and ALL PSN / downloaded data will be erased! The lowest firmware you can go to is what was originally on your PS3 originally!

If your ps3 came with 3.41 then that's the lowest it can go. If it came with 3.15 again thats as low as it can officially go! be warned if you go lower, you WILL brick!

Installation Process:

1. Install CFW355-OTHEROS++-SPECIAL.pup (Doesn't matter what version you are 3.41, 3.50 etc etc)
2. Install qa_flag_extra.pkg
3. Run qa_flag (It will show up as this, that is fine)
4. If you hear the beeps, continue. If you don't hear the beeps go to step 10
5. Reboot
6. Go into recovery menu and Update your ps3 with the firmware that you want (3.15, 3.41 etc)
7. Have it install and now you're done. You just successfully downgraded your PS3.

They have also stated via [Register or Login to view links] that they are working on a 3.56+ PS3 Firmware exploit, to quote:

Currently our main developers are working on 3.55 and below, I am working on a exploit for 3.56+ however. Anything key related and 3.56+ is currently not going to be answered. News will be released as we figure it out, If it works we will say so. It's still going to be rough to do anything though. We might save it for the new 3000 series of the ps3 though.

Finally, in related news [Register or Login to view links] has made available what he calls [Register or Login to view links] based on PS3MFW Builder which features the following:

  • Other+OS Support
  • Q&A Flag Support
  • Custom Boot Logo
  • Custom Theme
  • 3.66 Spoofed
  • LV1 & LV2 Patched
  • Run Unsigned PKG's & More

Shortly following, he made available [Register or Login to view links] via MFW Builder. Simply put it in the root of your PS3 storage device as follows : PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP





















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#115 - PS3 News - 181w ago
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Here are a few more updates via GitBrew Tweets for those following: twitter.com/#!/gitbrew/status/86942755430998016

[*]Bootloader has been dumped from a nand successfully. Nor is going to be dumped next. Rootkey, you're now in our grasp.
[*]CFW we will not release for 3.56+ unless the PS3MFW team finds a way to do that again . an exploit for other deelopers to work
[*]Or the 360 guys since it's also altivec which would help massively. We have the documentation. Would just be easier for them.
[*]Rootkey = per console key. You would need to dump your own key in order to decrypt your bootloader and metldr as far as i know.
[*]It's loaded each time lv0,lv1 and lv2 are loaded. Patching a few things to get it should be somewhat easy
[*]We can create our own lpars and repositories. Anything is possible with linux just gotta find the right workarounds. We currently do not mess with game saves.
[*]Encrypted, we have a few theories on how to get the rootkey since it's called in lv1 and lv2. R/W to lpars =

#114 - daveshooter - 182w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SuperSaiyen View Post
Unless i misunderstood, this sounds awesome dave! I'm currently on 3.15, but want to have 3.55 functionality while keeping OtherOs.

Thus far, just haven't upgraded to a higher fw until one supports retaining OtherOs like yours does. Would you be inclined to share your fw creation? Don't have the expertise to create my own unfortunately.. a link or PM would be awesome!

Sorry I can't upload my firmware, due to not wishing to break any laws, nor do I wish to work for facebook, sorry I hope you understand. lol

There is endless info and tools, on creating your own firmware, ask in the help and support if you need help, as it would be unfair to thread wreck this thread. if you need a starting place tho, find and download PS3MFWBuilder Portable and ps3mfw 02 both of them, sorry I don't have the links anymore.

I also found to get the best results creating your own firmware was using a clean install of winxp, none updated, with the minimal drivers installed and no .NET, anti virus or firewall installed.
Quote Originally Posted by MUGSY View Post
If I downgrade from 3.55 to an earlier fw such as 3.15 could this repair my blu-ray?

No after you downgrade you lose the ability the play BluRay.

#113 - MUGSY - 182w ago
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If I downgrade from 3.55 to an earlier fw such as 3.15 could this repair my blu-ray?

#112 - 1roberto12 - 182w ago
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Hi!

I want to install Linux on my PS3. I have got a PS3 Slim CECH-2004A 120GB and CFW 3.55-kmeaw installed. I want to use Rebug’s Boot OtherOS++ & OtherOS Prep Tool to install it. And I want to install it on an external HDD.

So I have some questions. Is everything ready to be installed? Have I forgotten about something? Will everything be successful?
Thanks in advance

#111 - SuperSaiyen - 182w ago
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Unless i misunderstood, this sounds awesome dave! I'm currently on 3.15, but want to have 3.55 functionality while keeping OtherOs.

Thus far, just haven't upgraded to a higher fw until one supports retaining OtherOs like yours does. Would you be inclined to share your fw creation? Don't have the expertise to create my own unfortunately.. a link or PM would be awesome!

 

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