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


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121w 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] 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

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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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#4 - elser1 - 184w ago
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can you run this thru eboot fix/mod so it works on retail... seriously that's kool news, hopefullly someone can mod this to work as the final ps3 cfw needed.. btw obviously kiddin..

#3 - Lamarca - 184w ago
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It feels like we're close to a CFW?

#2 - IslaTurbine - 184w ago
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Finally...

#1 - PS3 News - 184w ago
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Over the last few days several new PS3 Debug / Test Firmware updates have been leaked outside of Sony Dev and have surfaced publicly courtesy of Cairobeta and ConsoleDev, however, no new SDK files have yet since the previous PS3 3.41 SDK file leak.

Download: PS3 SDK / Tools Leak Thread / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Updates / PS3Gen and Guides

It's important to note that these PS3 Debug/TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, 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)

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