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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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GotNoUsername's Avatar
#239 - GotNoUsername - 96w ago
Hi Guys,

Ca someone put that sentence into other words : "IMPORTANT: If you are on ofw debug than 4.21 (type 4.25) must strictly pass before the fw Downgrader DEX"

I don't get it ? Thx for you Help

G Sus's Avatar
#238 - G Sus - 96w ago
i don't need the change idps really cos its never going to be connected to internet. most its gonna get is connected to a pc through a router. and il make sure that router has no net access.

i've no idea why i struggle with those ilivid sites, but after the 6th attempt it gave me the right file finally.. always best to have it anyway

When the Change_IDPS is functioning properly, the LED will switch on the console from the usual green color to YELLOW

that sounds scarey, i really don't like my ps3 having yellow lights.

elser1's Avatar
#237 - elser1 - 96w ago
BAN HAMMER slam!!

G Sus's Avatar
#236 - G Sus - 96w ago
lol thanks loads, much appreciated.

can't get the change idps just keep getting the ilivid file. not important though.

PS3 News's Avatar
#235 - PS3 News - 96w ago
It's in the main post, for the lazy... Password: gintonic

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