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PUAD GUI v1.3 - PS3 PUP Unpacker, Repacker and Decrypter Out


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90w ago - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer nathanr3269 (aka Nathan_r32_69) has made available PUAD GUI v1.3 followed by v1.4 which is a PS3 PUP Unpacker & Decrypter for Windows.

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To quote: After some weeks of hard work i finally finished the new PUAD GUI, aka PUP Unpacker and Decrypter. Works without Cygwin, directly from Windows, if anyone see any issue please tell me.

  • Pictures by J-Martin
  • Tested by largand79 and Dantezteam
  • Modified cospkg and cosunpkg by Estwald

Thanks to all

Features

  • Unpacks PUP file
  • Decrypts/Unpacks CORE_OS
  • Decrypts/Unpacks Dev_flash
  • Decrypts SELF files of CORE_OS
  • Decrypts SELF files of Dev_flash
  • Unpacks RCO file contents
  • Decrypts index.dat

Version 1.3 Changes:

  • Added ps3swu2.self support
  • Added multiple options between dev_flash and Core_OS
  • Added all keys at the moment
  • Added new background music

Options

Unpacker Option

  • Unpacks PUP file
  • Unpacks Dev_flash
  • Decrypts SELF files of Dev_flash/CORE_OS
  • Decrypts index.dat
  • Unpacks CORE_OS
  • Decrypts default.spp of CORE_OS
  • Unpacks RCO file contents
  • Decrypts UPL.xml.pkg
  • Decrypts ps3swu.self
  • All tasks

Repacker Option

  • Unpacks PUP only file and then Repacks
  • Unpacks Dev_flash and then Repacks
  • Unpacks CORE_OS and then Repacks
  • Decrypts default.spp of CORE_OS and then Re-sign it for a new PUP
  • Decrypts SELF files of Dev_flash/Core_OS and then Re-sign it for a new PUP *
  • Decrypts UPL.xml.pkg and then Re-sign it for a new PUP
  • Decrypts ps3swu.self and then Re-sign it for a new PUP
  • Decrypts index.dat and then Re-sign it for a new PUP

* I disabled decryption of some files in Core_OS for avoid bricks

boot.ini

PUAD GUI reads this file at start and depending on the settings disables/enables some functions:

  • lang - Set language
  • music - Enables/Disables background music
  • file_info - Enables/Disables file info frame
  • check - Enables/Disables the initial check of executable files/keys
  • warning_popup - Enables/Disables warnings popups
  • suffix - Enables/Disables PUAD GUI watermark while creating new PUP

boot.ini content

Keys format

Here is the format and composition of keys. MUST BE inside bin\ps3keys, and named as type + data + fw version, for example for 3.55 app would be app-data-355:


Instructions

Unpacker Option

  • Choose a PUP file
  • Select destination folder *
  • Choose from the options available
  • Click on Start/Iniciar

Repacker Option **

  • Choose a PUP file
  • Select destination folder *
  • Choose from the options available
  • Program will stop when finish, and now you can modify as you wish but DON'T RENAME ANY FILE
  • Click on Repack/Reempaquetar for create new PUP

* - Make sure the folder is empty to avoid errors
** - Don't rename any file/folder, must have original name and extension given by PUAD GUI

Troubleshooting

Q: Can re-pack PUP file?
A: Yes, for dev_flash and Core_OS, repacker option is available from version 1.1

Q: Can i rename files created by Repacker option?
A: NO, NO and NO!! You can modify files but NEVER rename it

Q: The program is going slow or crashes
A: The program uses many resources, even if it looks locked is still working

Q: Background music is heard slow
A: Disable it in menu or in the boot.ini file

Q: How can i change the background music?
A: Replaces SOUND.BIN file in bin folder with another in MP3 format

Q: Always fails while unpacks PKG
A: Make sure PKG key is in the orrect place and the output folder there is no file

Q: Works with regular ps3tools files and keys?
A: No, only works with embedded files and keys, are modified for PUAD only

Q: If i change something in Core_OS and i'm doing something wrong, can brick my PS3?
A: Yes, your PS3 wil be bricked and only can be saved with a flasher, this option is only for developers or people with knowledge about it
A: I REPEAT, THIS OPTION IS ONLY FOR DEVELOPERS OR PEOPLE WITH FLASHER

Q: I get an error at startup
A: Make sure you have all the necessary files and update your version of Windows

Known bugs

  • Sometimes music stutters when you have a lot of activity (when more RAM, better)
  • Seems to hang but is working, don't worry







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pooketz's Avatar
#14 - pooketz - 106w ago
Hi Foo - upon launching the application by itself from the bin folder, it opens and closes right back up again immediately.

The same scenario for launching it with Cygwin. I just noticed you have Skype, may I add you? It'd really help me out to talk about it in real-time!

Best regards,
Chris

Foo's Avatar
#13 - Foo - 106w ago
Why don't you put the EXE in the bin folder?

pooketz's Avatar
#12 - pooketz - 106w ago
Dear all,

While this may be a novice query, I'd greatly appreciate some help in understanding this application: PS3 PUP Unpacker & Decrypter v2.2; linked at the bottom of this post.

I'm trying to extract a .dat file from a PS3 game backup archive, but in doing so, I get the following error: No such file or Directory -- and when I do get the folder to be recognized, it tells me that it doesn't know the command.

The explanation doesn't go into detail on the actual download page for this application, so I'd be grateful for anyone's contributions for knowledge of how this program works.

Many thanks!
Pooketz

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cfwprophet's Avatar
#11 - cfwprophet - 131w ago
No the pup key is still the same and i'm doubt that sony will change it. But could be.

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#10 - WTF Name - 131w ago
i have a quick try on the program , and i have the following error:

PUP Unpacker & Decrypter v2.2
By Evilnat

Selected Mode: Unpack/Decrypt entire PUP (All Mode)

- Unpacking PUP file...
- Unpacking update_files.tar...
- Decrypting PKG files...
- Unpacking PKG files...
- Decrypting UPL.xml.pkg...
- Decrypting CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg...
- Unpacking CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg...
- Decrypting ps3swu.self...
- Decrypting SELF files of CORE_OS...
- Decrypting default.spp...
perror: No error
header decryption failed

the OFW i used is 4.0+ ( just download from $ony)
i know the above say that i need the key to decrypt it , but :

1) if a PS3 is at 3.55CFW, it can upgrade to 4.0+ of course.
2) 3.55CFW should not have key of 4.0+
3) but the PS3 unit should work , and so is that key = this key ? as required to unpack 4.0+ PUP ?

thanks all , i know this is hard to have all these work done ~ great job ~

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