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Sony PS3 Debug / Test (DEX) Firmware 4.21 Update Surfaces


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106w ago - Following up on the PS3 Debug Firmware 4.20 and PS3 Test Firmware 1.01 & 1.02 updates, this weekend an anonymous user on the PlayStation 3 Developer Wiki has shared the Sony PS3 Debug / Test (DEX) Firmware 4.21 update for collectors.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror) / [Register or Login to view links] by tjhooker73 / [Register or Login to view links] by itskamel / [Register or Login to view links] by Rancid-o

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)

To quote: File changes compared to 4.20 - These files have changed since the previous version e.g. by new version string, bug/crash/exploit fixes, ...

Changes

File changes compared to 4.20 - these files have changed since the previous version e.g. by new version string, bug/crash/exploit fixes, ...

Core OS

  • emer_init.self
  • lv0
  • lv1.self
  • lv2_kernel.self

dev_flash

ps1emu\

  • ps1_emu.self
  • ps1_netemu.self
  • ps1_newemu.self

ps2emu\

  • ps2_emu.self

pspemu\

  • psp_emulator.self
  • psp_translator.self
  • release\PEmuCoreLib.sprx

sys\external\

  • libadec.sprx
  • libadec2.sprx
  • libadec_internal.sprx
  • libfiber.sprx
  • libhttp.sprx
  • liblv2coredump.sprx
  • libmedi.sprx
  • libsail.sprx
  • libsail_rec.sprx
  • libspurs_jq.sprx
  • libsre.sprx
  • libsync2.sprx
  • libvdec.sprx

sys\internal\

  • sys_agent.self
  • sys_audio.self
  • sys_init_osd.self
  • sys_tsma.self

vsh\module\

  • avc2_text_plugin.sprx
  • explore_category_friend.sprx
  • explore_plugin.sprx
  • explore_plugin_np.sprx
  • friendim_plugin.sprx
  • friendml_plugin.sprx
  • friendtrophy_plugin.sprx
  • hknw_plugin.sprx
  • libvideoSubsystem.sprx
  • msmw2.sprx
  • profile_plugin.sprx
  • rec_plugin.sprx
  • videodownloader_plugin.sprx
  • vsh.self
  • x3_mdimp10.sprx
    x3_mdimp7.sprx

PUP Hashes

Pup Information

Finally, in related news below is a PS3 Restore Utility Backup / Restore DEX Console Guide (via ps3ita.it/hack/ripristino-utilita-di-backuprestoresu-console-dex-by-ps3ita/):

After making the conversion of the PS3 console from retail (CEX) in debug (DEX), some may have noticed the lack of utility of backup / restore (accessible from Settings -> System Settings -> Backup Utility) that allowed you to save all content (accounts, photos, music, games, etc. with the exception of trophies) on external media to back recovery in case of failure / change of the internal hard disk.

Therefore PS3ITA, thanks to our mythical Rancid-o, provides a simple method to restore such function by means of easily installable file pkg.

We found a way to restore Backup Utility in DEX:

Just install and start this pkg: [Register or Login to view links]

There is also a pkg for uninstall: [Register or Login to view links]

This is because if the option backup utility does not uninstall many options are not displayed in "debug settings". Oh I forgot has only been tested on cfw 3.55 DEX.




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snowhill2's Avatar
#19 - snowhill2 - 170w ago
i have a DECHA00A- i think sony have blocked the downgrade from lower then 3.56 with the test unit! i hope i'm wrong.

ps: here in the forum is nowhere a 2.50- only a 2.53?!

luix's Avatar
#18 - luix - 170w ago
what model of debug you have, an old dechc-a/j or a new slim test? i think its a new slim, so my idea doesn't work for you, i had an old phat ps3 test, a dechca, i always had the possibility to downgrad to 1.0 and any other version. do you have downloaded the 2.5 update from this site, try this one.

hope it helps you, would be sad to here that you can't downgrade anymore.

same here, greets from austria

Prince Valiant's Avatar
#17 - Prince Valiant - 170w ago
Already bought a second PS3, it will be interesting to see where this goes though.

snowhill2's Avatar
#16 - snowhill2 - 170w ago
yes, i know- but it only will downgrade from 3.60 to 3.56! in recovery mode it say put in a firmware up from 2.50 but every time i become an error??!!

i hope anyone can help me!

the wire's Avatar
#15 - the wire - 170w ago
Just put in the 3.41 firmware and install it, tests can do that.

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