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


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107w 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.

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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

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Pup Information

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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
#14 - snowhill2 - 171w ago
yes, i have updated to 3.60 debug firmware- are you sure that you can't downgrade a "ps3 test"?

severusx's Avatar
#13 - severusx - 171w ago
Do you mean that you have updated your PS3 Console to 3.60? If so there is no going back. There is no downgrade for any system above 3.55.

snowhill2's Avatar
#12 - snowhill2 - 171w ago
Hi, i have updated my ps3 test to 3.60- so the question is how can i downgrade to 3.41??

greetings from austria

shummyr's Avatar
#11 - shummyr - 171w ago
this is great, thanks for the awesome news!

smellykid101's Avatar
#10 - smellykid101 - 171w ago
well that's too bad that no new sdk tools didn't leak... i think that would have been a little more useful... lmao hopefully it might lead to more supported games on cfws? *crossing fingers*

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