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Video: Adding 'Install Package Files' on PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash Mod


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149w ago - Below is a video demonstrating my PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash modification, which simply allows users to install Retail signed package (PKG) files from the PlayStation 3 XMB.

Note: This modification does not allow the installation / usage of unsigned content / PS3 homebrew etc. This is purely a convenience hack and is aimed for use by those who have hardware flashers which allow dual boot.

After technodon's work creating a modified kiosk dev_flash which lets you install retail signed package files. The restrictions of having to use kiosk firmware inspired me to find a way to add "Install Package Files" for retail firmware.

This is hack does the following things:

  • adds "★ Install Package Files" and "★ /app_home/PS3_GAME/" to "GAME" on the XMB (allowing the user to install retail package files anytime they want)
  • adds other debug functions which are small but still there
  • does not give access to "★ Debug Setting" (reasons for this are explained below)

Installation instructions:

This installation procedure is the similar to technodon's original dev_flash hdd swap procedure

For this you will need two hard drives a e3 flasher or similar device to downgrade your PS3 (assuming that you're on firmware 4.00 and you have an e3 flasher)

  • downgrade to 3.55 using the downgrade tools from e3 (Of course when downgrading to 3.55 make sure you use a different hdd than the hdd which you were using 4.00)
  • once booted back into the xmb turn off the console
  • swap hard drives turn on the system, press the PS button and you will be asked to reinstall the firmware
  • place the pup file from the e3 downgrade tools in the normal PS3/UPDATE usb folder and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the firmware
  • then install dev_blind.pkg & Blackb0x FTP from install packages
  • run dev_blind then BlackB0x and FTP into the console
  • goto /dev_blind delete everything and replace them with the customised dev_flash
  • press the ps button and the console should reboot and and ask to reinstall the firmware again, switch off the console and swap the hard drive back
  • turn on the console press the ps button twice
  • the console should boot back into 3.55 Rogero
  • goto system update and install 4.00 OFW
  • once installed turn the console off again and swap hard drives back and you should boot into a modified 4.00 retail firmware.

My package (downloadable at [Register or Login to view links]) includes:

  • My modded dev_flash
  • OFW 4.00 PS3UPDAT.PUP





Sorry about the camera quality, it's the best I can manage.

P.S. BTW the "nas_plugin.sprx" in this dev_flash has not been altered to achieve "Install Package Files". Also for those who will analyze my modded dev_flash, you will find that I have used debug .sprx files from the a debug 4.00 pup.

P.P.S. I originally intended to get "★ Debug Settings" to work with this. But usage of "debug settings" required the ps3 to use a debug vsh.self, and that crashes the ps3 when trying to load applications (I did some other things as well to prevent the PS3 from giving me a RSOD when I swapped the vsh.self files, I'm not detailing it in public because I don't want Sony to patch it).




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#13 - PS3 News - 153w ago
I have now promoted the video post to the main page as well, and +Rep for sharing it technodon!

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#12 - technodon - 153w ago
so if get debug fimware 4.00 extract dev_flash swap a few files we should be good? yeah.

quick note: if you want to play games online you need to download and install the update via install package files cause kiosk doesn't download game updates. i just use charles to hijack the links and download them from a second ps3. or you could boot the game and download them on 3.55 before you copy dev_flash and update to 4.00

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#11 - lionsfan420 - 153w ago
KUDOS to you man. Its awesome move forward in the right direction...

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#10 - technodon - 153w ago
yeah, i know. i just didn't know if people knew that it was possible to mod firmware 4.00 by modding dev_blind on 3.55 then swapping hard drives and updating to 4.00.

will have sony breaking down my door tomorrow

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#9 - lionsfan420 - 153w ago
Not to mention he installed a DUPLEX PSN release. LMFAO!!!

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