As always, keep in mind these PUP updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so they are intended for examination and comparison purposes only.
We have 100% confirmed that running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)
PS3 DEX to CEX Switcher PUP's: Proudly presenting these special pups here for DEX users... got a DEX but can't get tools to use the thing? For example newer BD emu tools and such. Well don't fret. I included a set of firmwares here that will take away the pain. Once you run the first PUP it will convert your box to a "retail" box. you can then install Rebug, Kmeaw etc etc. If you ever want to go back to DEX (Debug) then just run the second PUP that came with it and viola back to Debug. Also this all only works on 3.55. kthnxbai.
Greetz: Mathieulh TheFallen93 Xenon7 CMX DeathClutch KiwiDoggeh Sonic-Iso K3rn3l Huegel Carly360 Xorloser barubary redline m0md4d and anyone else I missed.
PS3 4.20 DEX Downgrader: For those running DEX higher then v3.55, you might also need this special downgrade DEX pup to re-enable the feature on your converted DEX machine to go back to any lower version of firmware file. It only needs to be run once, and then you can install the normal 3.55 DEX PUP afterwards.
Description: This file enables you to downgrade again from 4.20 DEX to a lower firmware version.
1. Create a PS3 folder on a FAT32 formatted USB stick
2. In that folder create a "UPDATE" folder
3. Copy this PUP inside that "UPDATE" folder
4. Insert the USB stick in your PS3
5. Go to system and update your PS3 through "Update via Storage Media"
PS3 4.20 DEX Firmware PUP: For those wishing to upgrade to the latest in DEX firmware, here is the 4.20 PUP, but remember it still will not give you access to PSN side of the PS3 world.
Rogero 3.55 DEX with Peek & Poke: Here is Rogero's Peek & Poke DEX.
Rogero 3.55 DEX V2: Here is Rogero's DEX V2 with the features outlined HERE.
PS3 3.55 DEX with Peek and Poke: Here is the original 3.55 DEX with Peek & Poke enabled, but it's suggested using the Rogero one as it has the downgrader built-in. Another release from 3.55 DEX with Peek and Poke.
DEX to Kiosk Switcher PUP's: Proudly presenting these special pups here for DEX users... got a DEX but can't get tools to use the thing? for example newer BD emu tools and such. Well don't fret. I included a set of firmwares here that will take away the pain. once you run the first pup it will convert your box to a "kiosk" box. If you ever want to go back to DEX (Debug) then just run the second pup that came with it and viola back to Debug. Also this all only works on 3.55. kthnxbai.
Greetz: Mathieulh TheFallen93 Xenon7 CMX DeathClutch KiwiDoggeh Sonic-Iso K3rn3l Huegel Carly360 Xorloser barubary redline m0md4d GaryOPA and anyone else i missed. Fck you : NT BA and RV.
PS3 Generator Tools 3.30 & ProDG for PlayStation 3 v4.00.1.0 and PlayStation 3 v184.108.40.206: I'm giving out the latest version of PS3 Gen (the Disk creation tool to be used with the DEX emulator) and PRODG (Includes debugging software and the latest version of Target Manager).
PS3 Gen (the Disk creation tool to be used with the DEX emulator) NOTE: Only works on DEX consoles!
ProDG (Includes debugging software and the latest version of Target Manager) NOTE: For usage only on DEX consoles!
From Sonic-Iso: Afaik... the reason behind the kiosk one is this. Some people can get their hands on the kiosk unit discs from retailers. These usually have nice betas. How these install is you put the disc in and restart the kiosk machine and it does this wipe and installs the betas. What i did was rip all my SHOPINSTALL folders from each disc (these are the actual betas and such) then replaced the official pup with the hacked pup and burned it to a bluray. Then i ran that puppy and got all my betaz oh and after that I run the back to DEX pup.. and rip using target manager ftw
From doggie721: Here is Ghost Recon Future Soldier (BLUS30521) update PKG Retail to Debug PKG: http://www.mediafire.com/?sml3noby1jxqoca
Related MD5 Hashes from aldostools:
3b6ebc594de5586b5e289225f6d3164a PS3 Official Firmware 3.55 DEBUG/DEX (OFW 3.55)
efa62388ee8d2592727ddbdce9b4bec8 PS3 Official Firmware 3.55 DEBUG/DEX (3.55-downgrader DEX)
9cf0bcf94436622ad490d7ff1318ecbb PS3 Official Firmware 4.11 DEBUG/DEX (OFW 4.11)
85173ff70627624550dff0fea022c363 PS3 Official Firmware 4.20 DEBUG/DEX (OFW 4.20)
7501920d4a90f58dcc4920a47c6420aa 3.55 DEX Firmware with peek & poke added (MFW)
He has updated PKG ContentID to version 1.2 in PS3Tools as well which allows you to highlight a retail update.pkg in Windows explorer and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter to directly convert it to a DEX compatible package. You need to put psn_package_npdrm.exe in the same folder as PKG ContentID.
PUP file information
Package version: 1
Image version: 99999
File count: 9
Header length: 656
Data length: 186699168
PUP file hash : E72D033E5DE96986E2E89820A649977B439A3814
Entry id: 0x100
Filename : version.txt
Data offset: 0x290
Data length: 5
File hash : 6B3FC6BCD8E2D03266FBC5D15464D88EFD59D093
Entry id: 0x101
Filename : license.xml
Data offset: 0x295
Data length: 293395
File hash : F95F6549CA39851A172D02B19A3CD0BEA8D332E0
Entry id: 0x103
Filename : update_flags.txt
Data offset: 0x47CA8
Data length: 5
File hash : 65A0A6DA7FDB7F7A93C50F2439F6D5FE4C55AF74
Entry id: 0x200
Filename : ps3swu.self
Data offset: 0x47CAD
Data length: 5666240
File hash : 0C68C75428A31C5C92A11A1DC76ABEF06F43A761
Entry id: 0x201
Filename : vsh.tar
Data offset: 0x5AF26D
Data length: 10240
File hash : D9B66E0D2845D71A67D76E7907AB06368CE61E08
Entry id: 0x202
Filename : dots.txt
Data offset: 0x5B1A6D
Data length: 3
File hash : 1AA4749D0EE0D0AE937FBF73BC4B9ACD352F732A
Entry id: 0x300
Filename : update_files.tar
Data offset: 0x5B1A70
Data length: 174991360
File hash : BA9499BCE550A38A575B81F4BD43639E35111D15
Entry id: 0x501
Filename : spkg_hdr.tar
Data offset: 0xAC94270
Data length: 71680
File hash : 429A84715BFBF0CF633C65590E2D408742F66FBB
Entry id: 0x601
Filename : ps3swu2.self
Data offset: 0xACA5A70
Data length: 5666240
File hash : 9F1C7809071CBD02D2A554AB4756170E87BC7C33
In related news, Itskamel has made available a NewDEXKamel.PUP (Mirror) which he states is a patched 3.55 DEX with peek and poke and also used to install retail PKGs thanking eussNL for the patch.
To quote: Ok so you converted from CEX to DEX and you have not been able to install retail pkg’s? well now you can with this firmware. 3.55 DEX ofw patched with mfw builder for peek and poke and EussNL's patch. Enjoy. Use at your own risk!
PSN game Mortal Kombat Arcade Collection installed and ran fine with the Duplex fix. (He owns that only one, so he tested only MK) So all PSN games should install and work. Just tested Rebug coldboot installer, and it works flawless. enjoy your coldboots. Rebug PKG installer working also! Installed Showtime 3.61 and it ran fine.
Note: You must change the filename from “NewDEXKamel.PUP” to “PS3UPDAT.PUP”
In related news from Asure: I put together the code from the different pasties, and fixed a few includes Dump_rootkey's main.cpp is a good example of how the second exploit should look.
It now compiles and runs over RPC just like the original eid0 dumper. However, by default, the actual dumping code is commented out. I uncommented it, but nothing happens, the program just sits there. This might be because of two things:
1. There are provisions for a 'isoldr.patched' in ./data/ folder, also commented. Uncommenting and using the file from PS3 Dev wiki didn't help.
2. I tried with an original 'isoldr' file from an unpacked 3.41 pup. Could be we need an unencrypted copy? Not sure at this point.
I have posted the modified source for others to peruse. This is not my work. I'm no C expert!
LSpwn: Runs like a charm on 3.41 CEX and dumps out the local storage (256kb) Could someone on DEX 4.x confirm if the lspwn PKG runs on it?
Below is a DEX to CEX video from BestHelpingsonic for those interested:
Also a PS3 4.20 DEX confirmation video from garrettcorn as follows:
Although untested (be careful if you try it!) 3ps3l0n has made available what he calls PS3 CFW 3.55 Debug 3ps3l0n (CFW355DEX.PUP) alongside a video of it in action below.
PS3 CFW 3.55 Debug 3ps3l0n Specs:
Allow installation/run of Pseudo-retail PKGs
(Of course) allows installation of Debug PKGs
Allows mapping of any memory area (Needed for LV2 Poke)
Allows extracting for all package types
Disables integrity check in System Manager
Allows access to all system manager services of gameos
Load backups, and a surprise (PSN support) for the future.
Warning: Do not install QA Flags or OTHEROS ++ / RISK OF BRICK!
Also today _Exeedy_ has made available (via psx-scene.com/forums/content/_exeedy_-2459/) a MDFW 3.55 both with and without OtherOS below, to quote:
3.55 DEX MFW v3 with OtherOS - ReActPSN support - Peek Poke added and support for retail PKGs MD5: 238f1ed1b58949810eaac8dff5a9e276
3.55 DEX MFW v3 without OtherOS - ReActPSN support - Peek Poke added and support for retail PKGs MD5: c3aa5b5ff8b9cabcf766d6f099b4c065
About _Exeedy_ Modified Debug 3.55 Firmware:
Patch LV1 hypervisor
Allow mapping of any memory area (Needed for LV2 Poke)
Peek/poke support (unused lv1 calls 182 and 183)
Allow enabling product mode by using Update Manager Write EPROM
Patch LV2 kernel
Patch to add Peek&Poke system calls to LV2
Patch to add LV1 Peek&Poke system calls to LV2 3.55 (LV1 peek/poke patch necessary)
Patch to add LV1 Call system call to LV2 3.55
Patch package installer
Patch to allow installation of pseudo-retail packages
Patch to allow installation of retail packages on DEX
Patch VSH for Offline PSN Activator
Patch to allow activating psn content offline for 3.55 debug
Add "TV" category to the XMB
Show TV category in xmb no matter if your country support it.
Please note: This firmware is not fully tested. Use at your own risk. No guarantee expressed or implied. If anything bad happens as a result of installing this system update, you cannot hold anyone responsible but yourself.
MultMan (MMCM) is fully working and reActPSN should work too. For the OtherOS version please note:
Boot_OtherOS.pkg needs to be patched to boot correctly into petiboot!
From the Final Fantasy XIII-2 All DLC / Regions Fixed for DEX Consoles ReadMe File, to quote: tested works on Dex 4.20 with FFIII-2 1.06 patches.
How to use other region dlc: rename 2 file name to that region and copy fixed identifier.edat
ASIA DLC file name
USA DLC file name
EUR DLC file name
JAP DLC file name
From zadow28 comes a brief guide on Playing PS3 Backups on DEX 4.20 Firmware, as follows:
Here's an guide to play backups on dex 4.20, tested rachet clank:
1. first locate game
2. in the BCES00511 folder make an folder named app_home
3. drag then the ps3_game folder and all into the app_home folder (so its app_home/PS3_GAME etc in target maneger)
4. in system software or release mode set the app_home folder and choose the one you made.
5. then grab the eboot.bin unself it.
6. then make fself
7. make_fself eboot.elf eboot.bin.
8. copy back to USR dir.
9. now in xmb there is app_home folder the game shows up there.
10. start play
Note: To fix black screen games (tested prince of persia 3d):
1. after decrypting the eboot.bin to .elf, replace /dev_bdvd to /app_home
2. then make_fself
NHL 13 - BLES01691 - DEX 4.21 Fix: http://www.multiupload.nl/UX9JQFIWAW
F1 2012 DEX 4.11 & 4.21 Fix: http://www.multiupload.nl/T0E2VNPU0Z
From aries2k comes some direct-boot PKG PS3 DEX 3.6+ Game Fixes: Ok, besides mmDM and targetManager theres still the old school way of playing some of the older games that have fixes. The direct boot method. although a lot of people know about this not much has been said, probably because of the very low compatibilty. There are a few gems in here and if your like me, then you might want to give your hdd some use on DEX 3.6+. I know I seen a couple of people asking about playing games from hdd0.
1. Delete any game data
2. Install the package.
3. Use FTP or file manager and copy all the files (minus the eboot) from your game USRDIR to the USRDIR on your hdd0. Copy the trophy folder if it's not already there. should be in the root folder. the same folder as the USRDIR.
4. Go to XMB and start the game.
BLES00937 - Apache air Assault: http://rghost.net/download/41338942/3bde82725f796cca59c37b71c3c765e3c9309a12/UP0001-BLES00937_00-0000111122223333.pkg
If anyone wants to try to make their own direct boot packages:
1. Decrypt EBOOT.BIN to EBOOT.ELF
2. Open a HexEditor and change any references from dev_bdvd to dev_hdd0 and save.
3. Rebuild the EBOOT.ELF to EBOOT.BIN using make_fself_npdrm.exe. There are tools out there that will do this if you don't have the SDK installed. just remember the Eboot(npdrm fself) can't be signed with any keys.
4. Open PARAM.SFO and change "DG" to "HG" and save. Then make a debug pkg with your modified EBOOT and PARAM.sfo
From Nicolas19 comes some more PS3 DEX Game Fixes, as follows:
After Hours Athletes BCES01335 DEX FIX: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?onhixysz2lqnpu2
Saints Row The Third DEX Fix: http://www.putlocker.com/file/60822A71ACEBE8C1
Soul Calibur V DEX Fix: http://www.putlocker.com/file/6672F2E8C1239669
Mass Effect 3 DEX Fix: http://www.putlocker.com/file/63767885DDF01E43
From Lightyear, to quote: How to Make a DEX Update PKG (via ps3iso.com/fixes/138685-patches.html#post638572)
What to include:
1. The game's official title
2. the game's title ID (ie: BLUS69696)
3. make sure the DEX pkg originates from the newest update available so we can install all the game's patches!!
Notes: You don't need DEX EBOOTs. To run games using the built in BDEMU you need to have an official update for the game. You then unpack the update PKG and repack it as a Debug PKG... you don't need to alter the files at all. Also, on DEX you can run any game from the original disc as long as you have the required PS3 Firmware version.
Ace Combat Assault Horizon - BLES01393 - working
The Amazing Spiderman - BLUS30828 - Not Tested
Assassin's Creed Revelations - BLES01467 - Working
Asura's Wrath - BLUS30721 - not tested
Batman Arkham City - BLES00926 - Working
Batman Arkham City - BLUS30538 - Working
Call of Duty MW3 - BLUS30838 - Not Tested
Dark Souls - BLES01396 - Not Tested
The Darkness 2 - BLES01388 - Working
The Darkness 2 - BLUS30743 - Working
Dead Island - BLES00749 - Working
Dead Island - BLUS30790 - Working
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record - BLES01302 - Working
Dead Rising 2 Off The Record - BLUS30763 - Working
Dirt 3 - BLES01287 - Working
Deus Ex - BLES01150 - Working
Deus Ex - BLUS30476 - Not Tested
DOA5 (Dead or Alive 5) BLES01623 DEX Update Patch
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - BLUS30778 - Not Tested
F1 2011 - BLUS30772 - Working
FEAR 3 - BLES00963 - Working
FIFA 12 - BLES01408 - Not Tested
FIFA 12 - BLUS30809 - Working
FIFA Street - BLES01493 - Working
Final Fantasy XIII-2 - BLES01269 - Working
Final_Fantasy XIII-2 - BLUS30776 - Working
Goldeneye 007 - BLUS30755 - Working
Inversion - BLUS30360 - Working
Mass Effect 3 - BLES01462 - Not Tested
Max Payne 3 - BLUS30557 - Working
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection - BLES01419 - Not Tested
MLB 12: The Show - BCUS98295 - Working
Portal 2 - BLES01222 - Not Tested
Portal 2 - BLUS30732 - Not Tested
Rage - BLUS30485 - Working
Ratchet & Clank All 4 One - BCES01141 - Working
Resistance 3 - BCES01118 - Working
Risen 2: Dark Waters - BLES01398 - Working
Saints Row 3 - BLES01342 - Working
Silent Hill HD Collection - BLUS30810 - not tested
Sleeping Dogs - BLES01661 - Working
Sniper Elite v2 - BLES01290 - Working
Soul Calibur V - BLES01250 - not tested
SPEC OPS THE LINE - BLES01157 - Working
SSX - BLUS30849 - Working
Street Fighter X Tekken - BLUS30722 - Working
Street Fighter X Tekken - BLES01252 - Working
The Amazing Spiderman - BLUS30828 - Working
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - BLES00922 - Working
Twisted Metal - BCUS98106 - Working
Finally, from Sonic-Iso via IRC comes Rebug 3.55.2 PS3UPDAT.PUP Modded for DEX To Allow ProDG Support: Well here is something neat I decided to make for you dex users that includes REAL DEX and target 82 dex... run this bad boy and you now have PRODG support on your unit. Mods by Sonic-Iso. Greetz to Amber Lee (Ettinger). Without you babe I wouldn't even be inspired. And all greetz to my homies in the scene. Also this all only works on 3.55. kthnxbai. Just run a real debug PUP to go back to "normal".
Greetz: Mathieulh TheFallen93 Xenon7 CMX DeathClutch KiwiDoggeh Sonic-Iso K3rn3l Huegel Carly360 Xorloser barubary redline m0md4d and anyone else i missed.
All testing for this CFW was done on a E3 flasher. took me 10 minutes to install the thing and its plug and play!
[Sonic-Iso] i added prodg support to rebug for T82 Math converts and real dechas
[Sonic-Iso] if you have a DECH unit *real dev+ or a target 82 unit (fake dev) ir any other fake dev
[Sonic-Iso] this will allow you to run rebug with all patches and allow prodg support
[Sonic-Iso] if your not using c2d
[Sonic-Iso] dont bother
[Sonic-Iso] it'll prolly brix
[Sonic-Iso] you have target 82 set?
[Sonic-Iso] like cex 2 dex
[Sonic-Iso] yeah than DO NOT RUN THIS
[Sonic-Iso] unless you got your eid root key
[Sonic-Iso] and fkasged target ti 82
3. Make the image as you would a normal dex image (there are tutorials for this everywhere so i will not reinvent the wheel) before you click build....
4. Tick the extra contents (new format) > Setup content Root > click File-Open > select PARAM.SFO file from PS3_EXTRA folder.
5. Go to Content Information Tab, and drag and drop all files (not folders) from PS3_Extra (delete greyed out ones) then click ok.
6. Go to Volume tab click Setup Content Items, then drag and drop pkg files from each of the D00X folders one by one (as you do each one right click and edit param. Then enter the General Parameter - Title (Default) which you can get from param.sfx in each folder ie in D000
So you would enter flOw in the Title (Default), drag and drop ICON2.PNG into Content Information Files Tab.. do this with each of the folders pkg's.
7. Click build and make image as usual.
You can make a seperate pkg for the other content ie flow, flower etc just do the same as in step 1 with the other folders and modify the content id. have fun
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Very True - I am fortunate enough to have come across a CECH2501A (Base FW 3.50), sitting in the backroom of a Radio Shack in Sacramento.. Now workin with 2 CEX and 1 DEX... DEX is hard to get used to at first but its still fun to have one for bragging rights.
Now that the PS3 is blown wide open with the release of updated CFW, the DEX is gonna start to lag behind.. (B.T.W, as you guys first reported Sony 4.30 DEX OFW, WILL BRICK your system, apparently every time, we might be stuck on 4.25 DEX unless some of these A+ Dev's find a way around Sony, again ...)
its easy enough to convert a 3.55 ps3 to dex. but unless your actually gonna use the dex stuff, its a waste of a 3.55 ps3 (could be running 4.30cfw when its released) its a lot harder to go from dex to cex than it is to go other way round.