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102w ago - Following up on the previous update, today Max Louarn and Paul Owen's product marketeer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) has made available a 3K3y demonstration video with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by jarmster (Note: Leave a USB stick installed when you run the app, it puts a 1kb file called 3dump.bin on the stick containing the decrypted drive keys. Run the app, triple beep + red flashing led... power down with front button = no good but it dumps the key. To get your root_key you must go back to 3.55, funny fact... when using the 3k3y dumper on 3.55 it includes the eid_root_key. ) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by haz367 / [Register or Login to view links] by 3Key

3k3y Ripp3r v1.01 Setup and User Guide: Windows software for ripping/decrypting/reencrypting PS3 disks. The user manual is included in the archive.

Changelog [2013-02-01]:

  • Fixed a bug that affected encryption/decryption of very large files.

From zecoxao: I bet people didn't even touch the implementation of libeeid that naehrwert left us, and then these guys come, use flat_z's code to get the eid_root_key on hackables, and grab the necessary part of the code from [Register or Login to view links] to generate the eid4_key from it and decrypt the eid4. Bunch of freaking losers.

People, if you're that desperate to get the drive key (which is in eid4) just memdump eEID, get your eid_root_key with flatz's package and use my program which is adapted from naehrwert's code. you can even see for yourselves what's happening in the code. Don't forget to rename the eEID you get from your console's NOR/NAND to eid (without an extension) and place it on eid folder. same as key and iv (split them up with a hex editor).

You can then try that program and compare your decrypted eid4 with the pkg's dump, and realize it's the same crap.

Here we can see the keys used by the ripper (taken from: ps3devwiki.com/wiki/BD_Drive_Reverse_Engineering#Program and ps3devwiki.com/wiki/BD_Drive_Reverse_Engineering#Information_about_EID4):

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The keys are in eid4, and yes, we DO need to decrypt it, or else Sony would be the biggest bunch of retards.. the eid4 key is used to verify the cmac hash of the first 0x20 bytes. Naehrwert's code seems to prove this:

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omac1 basically spits out the digest of the secure communication channel keys. if you compare the digest with the last 16 bytes of eid4, it should match

Corrected some info. and apparently i was mistaken when i thought that 3Dump.bin contained the eid4 ENcrypted. it contains in fact eid4 DEcrypted. You still need to auth with the bd drive. that's the part Cobra/E3 figured out. we can do this normally with hacked consoles, but not with unhacked consoles.

So the ODE dumper package dumps the DEcrypted eid4, correct? now i understand. i was confused because i thought you said the eid4 ENcrypted was the same as 3Dump.bin.

3K3y Key Dumper

Here is the Key dumping Application to on a Ps3 with CFW. This will only work for Fat consoles. You must have a FAT32 USb stick in the first port on your PS3, it will generate a file called 3Dump.bin This is what goes on your micro sd card, or loaded into the Ripper application.

Please note you need Peek and Poke enabled in your CFW to run this app, this is usually enabled by default. Cobra CFW doesn't allow you to run this file so you will need to flash to something else if you are on this.

From jarmster: The eid4 from running libeeid is a decrypted dump. The 3dump.bin is exactly the same. The eEID_Dumper.pkg dumps the encrypted eid4. And from the wiki: EID4 is of size 0x30 bytes: 0x0-0xf bytes = 1st key, 0x10-0x1f - 2nd key, 0x20-0x2f - CMAC-OMAC1 of EID4.

From haz367:

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should be different.. correct..?

From zadow28 on the 3K3y PKG file: pastebin.com/79V2KdTK

I'm not into VS very much, maybe the devs can have an look. It's the visual source/assembly code for the x3key ps3 software for pc. got there keys and even shows there iso disc codes, plus a lot more. I'm not an visual expert, so maybe there are some visual experts here. shows how the x3key acts like an Bulk. etc

The iso for x3key are crypted, so they only play with there tool.. the source for encrypting the iso are in there too.

From Abkarino (via Zadow28) comes the 3K3y Ripper (PC Software) hacked source code recovered, as follows:

You could build your own hardware interface to connect PS3 BD-ROM Drive to your PC to rip your games. The 3K3y special hardware is in only a cheap PATA To USB converter board with some modifications, and you can do it yourself. Also you could directly connect your PS3 Drive to your PC by soldering it to PATA bus a.k.a IDE cable and modify the power socket only. You can use the old leaked BD-ROM drive service manual for pinout (ps3devwiki.com/wiki/ODE).

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Password: Abkarino) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror: Password Removed)

This is a quick and dirty release for 3K3Y Ripper application including the full recovered source code. So you can build/modify your own version. All you will need is: .Net Framework Runtime v4.0

Message to 3K3Y Team: Do not stole glevand's work again Also do not forget to protect you applications using a good .Net protector like .Net Reactor to prevent me or any body else from recovering your codes. Hope that will help someone to do something useful in the future.

Regards.
Abkarino (Mohammed Hassan)

To quote: Click the above-picture (HERE) to see a close-up view of the actual 3k3y BETA PCBoard, (the case on the PHAT PS3 used for demo, does not need to be cut-away, that was done on purpose for the video shown below), and the small black box to left is the usb hdd port, power and 3k3y LCD screen interface to select the PS3 ISO on your external USB HDD similar in style to their famous original X360key ODD emulator.

Now sit back and enjoy the video (download it [Register or Login to view links]) made by our Anonymous 3k3y Beta Tester (BTW, Many Thanks Whomever You Are!), as you nurse your video gaming body back into action from all those Happy New Year parties last night!








Below are a few more 3K3y videos / mirrors for those interested as well, from their page:

2013-01-03: 2 new 3k3y videos

As we are very close to shipping we decided to release 2 more product videos. We aim to have one of these great devices in your PS3 by the end of the month!








3k3y is the state of the art of PS3 drive emulation from the defacto leaders in drive emulation.

Feature List

  • Play all PS3 games
  • Play all PS2/PS1 games*+
  • Plug n play installation
  • Compatible with all currently available OFW/CFW versions
  • Original 3k3y app for extracting drive key**
  • User friendly OSD interface for managing your 3k3y
  • Optional remote (compatible with Xk3y remote)
  • Powerful embedded Linux platform
  • Supports most popular file systems such as EXT2.3.4, Mac OS X and NTFS
  • Emulation and transparent passthrough modes
  • Both CPU and FPGA are fully in-system updatable
  • Sleek and beautiful Wifi interface***
  • Movie ISO playback+
  • Not manufactured in China****

* Requires compatible PS3.
** Currently fw =< 3.55 is required for extracting the drive key. After this the FW can be upgraded freely. This holds true for all ODEs, see below for more details
*** Requires Wifi dongle sold separately
**** That's why we can deliver despite CNY + This feature will be added in an upcoming firmware

Pricing

Quantity 3k3y+Ripper 3k3y only Ripper Only Wifi dongle Remote

  • 1k and up USD63 USD52 USD13 USD10 USD20
  • 500pcs USD67 USD55 USD15 USD10 USD22
  • 250pcs USD70 USD60 USD15 USD12 USD25
  • 100pcs USD75 USD65 USD16 USD14 USD27

Retail Price: US $129.00 ( Ripoff Markup! )

  • PS3 3K3y (3Key) stock available now
  • 3K3y Fat Model version release on 2013-02-08 . Slim version will release soon
  • 3K3y PCB Kit
  • 3K3y Remote (optional)
  • 3K3y Ripper PCB (optional)

Products developed by our team members, such as Xk3y, Wode, and Wiikey Fusion have outsold products in direct competition by a factor. The same thing goes for many of our other products such as Qoob and Wiikey.

The question many people are asking about it compatibility with various firmwares and PS3 models. Let us state the facts here, which are true for 3k3y as well as any other PS3 ODE:

Key extraction

Currently a firmware <= 3.55 is required for drive key extraction. We are very close to completing a relatively user friendly hardware method for extracting keys from PS3's on any firmware. Until we have it working in a commercial environment we will not promote this as a feature, even though it is very likely to happen in the immediate future.

As of now there are no PS3 ODEs that works with a PS3 that cannot be put on 3.55 firmware for key dumping. Period.

Compatible models

3k3y was developed for the fat ps3, which is supported out of the box. Now when the hardware is finished we will start working on adapter boards for the Slim models which do not have the drive controller integrated on the motherboard.

Once that is done we will look into whether is it possible to make an adapter board for the Slims with integrated controller that can be installed with a reasonable effort.

Super Slim

Due to the size constraints and different interface (SATA instead of PATA) we have developed a super small hardware especially for the Super Slim model. Final testing and release will commence once we have hardware key extraction working.

ISO file format

3k3y, as well as any other sane ODE uses a full ISO file. Scene releases were in this format up until the jailbreak dongle came along. Currently it is more popular to release the decrypted file system, as it may be smaller than a full ISO.

However, decrypted file system backups lacks essential data necessary to emulate the disk properly and are very easy for Sony to detect on PSN. In fact Sony has made a public statement warning PSN users about this. We are currently looking into the possibility of creating software to recreate the ISO from decrypted dumps, but this is WIP.

Game Ripping

This is an essential feature as the full ISO is needed. We have high speed hardware that connects to Mac or PC and dumps a full size ISO in no time. Its right here and now.

An upcoming firmware for 3k3y will include in-system disk ripping, but disk ripping with 3k3y or any other ODE will be extremely slow compared to using our dedicated hardware.

To avoid delays and missing out on sales please contact us ASAP. Both 3k3y and Xk3y are time consuming and labor intensive to manufacture. We need timely forecasts to avoid disappointments.

Additionally, the first 3K3y ODE iSO release appears to have surfaced under the name PlayStation.All-Stars.Battle.Royale.READNFO.ISO.PS3-TL with details below from the PS3 NFO file:

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From CaptainCPS-X: Size difference between old ISOs and new ISOs - From my experience coding my personal (unreleased) disc reading library for Windows, from what I understand, I will assume that the size difference its because the ISO is not really created following the ISO9660/MODE1/2048 (+UDF/Joliet/...) standard, but probably created as ISO9660/MODE1/2352 (+UDF/Joliet/...) or BIN (binary). So each sector will have 'synchronization data', and 'Error Check Data', found on Discs to allow recovery / re-creation of sector data in case of Disc Surface damages and such.

Such 'extra' data located on ISO/MODE1/2352 BIN (binary) disc images is not so evident on regular old school CD (700mb) images, size of the ISO/MODE1/2048 version of it will always be less. I bet they didn't even include a .CUE file as well, since they are "probably" not following any standard.

Anyway, ISO9660 disc images in binary form should always be named .BIN and include a .CUE file. There is a probability that I am wrong, maybe it is some kind of new ISO that doesn't follow any Standards (I really doubt it ), but I will try to acquire the released "ISO" to verify it myself. I hope that if my theory is right, these release groups choose to release future disc images as BIN/CUE, just to avoid any confusion with already circulating ISOs.

Reason to Release new "ISO"s - I doubt that the reason of releasing such "ISO"s is because Sony could detect regular ISO/MODE1/2048 (LOL ). The Cobra Optic Drive Emulator, was probably designed to read data as the real BD-Drive reads it, so when it cannot find the original 'synchronization data', 'header', 'error check data', etc... it will most probably give read error.

Just to confirm my point, I made a custom disc image following ISO9660/MODE1/2352 standard of "BCES01435-[PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale]", and the resulting size is 6.75 GB, very similar indeed to the one released by "TL" group. If I made the custom disc image as ISO9660/MODE1/2048 then the resulting size would be approx. 5.84 GB.

I just need to acquire one piece of the release made by "TL" and I will be able to confirm if the ISO is a BIN named and published incorrectly without proper CUE. The difference between their size is approx. 13.48% [ ((6.75 - 5.84) / 6.75) * 100 ]. So if this difference rate is same in all PS3 disc images ripped as ISO/MODE1/2352, then a 40 GB game would have approx. 5.39 GB more when saved as BIN/CUE. SeeYa!

Still can't get too excited at tearing apart a PS3 console, soldering tiny wires inside and requiring additional hardware to play PS3 games with the advent of PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware a few years ago though.

From zadow28 on the 3K3y PKG file: pastebin.com/79V2KdTK

I'm not into VS very much, maybe the devs can have an look. It's the visual source/assembly code for the x3key ps3 software for pc. got there keys and even shows there iso disc codes, plus a lot more. I'm not an visual expert, so maybe there are some visual experts here. shows how the x3key acts like an Bulk etc.

Finally, HERE is a 3K3y PS3Dec (alternative encryptor/decryptor) from bubba (aka red_meryl) for those interested!

From 3Key: 3k3y IRD files 2013-03-15 is a collection of IRD (Iso Rebuild Data) files for 3k3y. Use them to convert PSJB game dumps to full PS3 ISO.






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#94 - PS3 News - 61w ago
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Tutorial: How Fix Error 80010017 with 3K3y Tools By Nicolas

Hi guys, i have many Games that have modified EBOOT (like Duplex or Other Dumper Scene Groups) and When i Converted them to ISO with genPS3iSO, i get Error 80010017 we have to Methods for Fix This Problem:

1: Download Originals EBOOT
2: use my Method

I tested all Games That get me error 80010017 with my Method and Now They working like Charm

Step 1: Download Tools that Need For Fixing This Error

We use applications that Created By 3k3y Team First application that we need is iSOTools v1.33:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Now download ODDE EBOOT Resigner that is created By harryoke

Download: [Register or Login to view links] by harryoke

Step 2: Check EBOOT with iSOTools

In this step we must check the signature if EBOOTs for this work , run iSOTools and select "Verify EBOOT.BIN" from Tools Menu

Now select the EBOOT of your Game, if Checking eboot.bin signature was OK your game is ok, just Create the that with genPS3iso and Play.

If Checking eboot.bin signature was Fail your must go to Step 3.

Step 3: Fix EBOOT For COBRA ODE

Copy eboot.bin signature that was Fail inside ODDE Eboot Resigner Folder, now run "run me.bat" and select "1"

Now your EBOOT is valid and you can test that again with iSOTools.

Now replace modified EBOOT with EBOOT inside USRDIR Folder and Create Game with genPS3ISO.

Enjoy!

Thanks to 3k3y Team
Thanks to harryoke
Thanks to Cobra Team

3k3y IsoTools v1.33

Download: 3k3y_isotools_v1_33.zip

3k3y IsoTools (aka 3k3y Ripp3r v) installation setup for Windows. NOTE: This requires .NET 4.0. New in this release: Fixed issue with IRD creation from disc. Fixed crash when viewing IRD files.

Allow selection of network drives for IsoMenuCreator. Fixed a booboo when creating an IRD file while ripping. Fixed issue where discs without eboot.bin can't be created.

Finally, from modrobert: I've just started installing 3KR (3KS-R) in a PS3 Super Slim, the new soon to be released 3key solution which supports 4k, 3k, 2k5, 2k1 and 2k consoles in one main board.

This is the first time I've opened up a PS3 Super Slim, the hardware design is a bit cryptic with the weird shielding plates which also doubles as cooling elements, and it's pretty clear most of the design changes were done to make the console cheaper to manufacture.

Anyway, back to 3KR, compared to 3k3y 4k (3KS) most of the adapter logic has moved to the main board and the adapter is now reduced to a small passive PCB for the SATA soldering points as seen below.

#93 - shadowGran - 64w ago
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Emulators are always good.. also a new version of 3K3y ODE is on the horizon, rough translation (via logic-sunrise.com/news-659056-le-pcb-slim-3k-du-3k3y-en-photo.html):

Good news for fans of the team waiting Xkey Slim version 3K3y. Well things are progressing as the PCB for Slim has just shown the tip of his nose. This is obviously the Slim 3000 version is presented and more information should emerge soon.

Article remains in pre-order LSstore while waiting for the final PCB. The team tells us that the availability for Slim 3k will be next week, and Slim in a small 2k fortnight. The Cobra is out worldwide, the 3k3y could be a suitable replacement.

For the impatient future (what we can understand when you see the production rate of some teams), the replacement of a cobra by 3k3y or vice versa will be done free of charge upon request to the store.

Also below from modrobert (via eurasia.nu/modules.php?op=modload&name=Forums&file=viewtopic&topic=6999&forum=99#32427) comes some 3K3y advanced diagnostics, as follows:

The following information is mostly relevant for professional installers, in other words those who do more than one 3k3y install. With this setup you will be able to check the 3k3y operation standalone, that it boots OK from microSD card, without installing in a PS3 console or even connecting a BD drive.

What you need is a serial 3.3V UART circuit, similar to this one: free60.org/Level_Shifter

Parts:

1x MAX3232 IC
5x 0.1uF Caps
1x 9-pin D-Sub Port

s3nint3!Note that the computer serial port on this image have RxD and TxD labels swapped by mistake, the pin numbers and traces drawn are correct though. Check this page (pinouts.ru/SerialPorts/Serial9_pinout.shtml) for reference when in doubt about computer serial port pins.

The difference from this design is that we will have to use an external power supply for the MAX3232 3.3V, 3k3y 5V, and hook up RX and TX points to the 3k3y board (instead of the Xbox 360).

s3nint3!Here's a photo of my diag setup. The brown perfboard has the MAX3232 on there (and some other Atmel test stuff not needed for 3k3y). The 3k3y (3KR in this case) needs 5V feed, you can use the power cable included in the 3k3y bundle. However, the UART signal level needs to be 3.3V for the MAX3232 circuit/board.

s3nint3!This is a closeup of the 3KR location of the RX and TX points. On 3k3y FAT you will find the RX and TX points on the back of the board, they lead to vias which can be accessed from the top though.

s3nint3!I'm using an Amiga 1200 computer here with a terminal program loaded for serial communication. For those interested, my Amiga 1200 specs: 68030 at 33 MHz (ACA-1232), 2MB Chip + 128MB Fast, RTC, 3.1 ROMs, IDE-CF+4GB, WiFi WPA, ClassicWB (LITE).

On a PC with Windows you can use the included HyperTerminal software to do this, for Linux I recommend using 'minicom'.

s3nint3!Here's the 3k3y output (on my old CRT TV) from U-Boot which loads the Linux kernel on the device. The serial port is set to 115200 BPS (8-N-1) which is required by 3k3y.

The output here means the microSD card uImage and rootfs files were OK and the kernel was started. If there is no output at all there is probably something wrong with the microSD card (or your MAX3232 build). You will not see any output past the point of this "Starting kernel ..." message. If you have a corrupt microSD card the "Bad Data CRC" message can be seen in some cases.

Check this for more info how to restore a 3k3y microSD card with factory image:

Description

This tutorial will help those of you unlucky enough to have received a corrupt or DOA microSD card, or who deleted files (formatted) by mistake. Keep in mind that 3k3y firmware updates should be copied to an USB stick or hard drive, NOT DIRECTLY TO THE MICROSD card!
What you need

  • USB Image Tool for Windows.
  • A 3k3y microSD card image file.

Note: If you are using Linux, then you can write the raw image to microSD card using 'dd'.

Getting ready

  • Unzip USB Image Tool to a directory on your Hard Disk.
  • Unpack the 3k3y SD card image file using 7-Zip into the same directory.
  • A micro SD card, preferably the 128MB (or 116MB) card that came with xkey but if this is not working you can use any micro SD card you have available.

Writing the image

  • Plug your microSD card into a USB card reader, plug the card reader into your PC. Note the drive letter Windows assigns to it.
  • Run the USB Image Tool (on Vista & 7 be sure to run it as Administrator).
  • Make sure the USB Image Tool is in "Device Mode".
  • Select the microSD card from the list in USB Image Tool.
  • Click the "Restore" button in USB Image Tool.
  • A FileOpen Dialog will appear, select the xkey microSD card image file you unzipped previously.
  • Wait a few seconds for USB Image Tool to do its thing.
  • Eject/Safely Remove the SD card in explorer.

You now have a factory fresh micro SD card with 3k3y base FW version ready to use, add your 3Dump.bin file and test in your 3k3y.

s3nint3!Please note, if you make a new card please use a Micro Sd card reader, not a microSD to SDcard adapter that is plugged into a reader as it usually doesn't work.

If a remote display is connected to the 3k3y via flex cable and to a powered USB port (Eg. USB hub) using the dongle, it will read "BAD BD" since we don't have any BD drive connected via SATA (or PATA if you are checking 3k3y FAT) in this setup, but it will still detect hard drives and it can be used to check the "About" info display for firmware version, FPGA version, drive key, etc. You can also perform the standard 3k3y firmware update hooked up this way.

This is good to know if you want to test individual parts of the 3k3y bundle, before even starting the install. If you don't get any data on the serial port, and you suspect the 3k3y is bad, then the blue LED on the 3k3y PCB can help diagnose the problem.

s3nint3!I hope this will help you diagnose 3k3y in a more efficient way. Please ask questions if you have any.

Finally, from harryoke: IDPS DUMPER OFW (Dump Your IDPS using 3K3Y)

This is not my work , but i know really really good people.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Use this iso with your 3k3y ODDE and it will dump your IDPS to USB001 (just have a fat32 device pluged in).

#92 - PS3 News - 64w ago
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Below is M.A.M.E. (MAME) on PS3 OFW 4.46 with 3K3y from harryoke with details as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Yes I have brought you lucky people M.A.M.E Emulator tested and working on OFW 4.46 using 3k3y.

I have included on the ISO... legal roms to play... just goto ROMS folder in USRDIR.

These are some of the roms included... remember you can add more roms by putting them on USB.













I would like to thank the developer(s) of this version:





Here is the folder structure you need: [Register or Login to view links]

Readme file in pkg00 folder.

Paintown 3k3y release by harryoke - Paintown for 3k3y... thanks to Marcus95 for his help

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (406.9 MB)





Finally, below is 3k3y Ripp3r v1.30.

Download: 3k3y Ripp3r v1.30

3k3y Ripper (aka 3k3y IsoTools) installation setup for Windows. NOTE: This requires .NET 4.0.

#91 - PS3 News - 67w ago
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Below is ShowTime (Movie Player) for 3K3y from bubba.

Download: Showtime Homebrew ISO for 3k3y (Mirror: xkeydownloads.com/ps3firmware/3k3y-showtime.zip / [Register or Login to view links])

Enjoy!

Thanks to Andreas Oman Who Design it
Thanks to Deank for making it happen for the ps3 to Run it on OFW

From harryoke: Showtime running on ofw 4.46 4k series PS3 3k3y video:





3k3y iSOMenu User Guide

Download: 3k3y_isomenu_guide_v1_00.zip
Description: A guide how to use 3Key's ISO MENU. Zip file includes PDF.

3k3y Ripp3r v1.29

Download: ripp3r_v1_29.zip
Description: 3k3y Ripper installation setup for Windows. NOTE: This requires .NET 4.0. New in this release:

  • Improved supprt for ISO menu, now supports up to 4TB of games on HDD with cover art dowloaded from web or extracted form game ISO.
  • Automatically checks eboot.bin so that ECDSA signature is valid. This is useful when regenerating an ISO without IRD file, as some releases have hacked eboot.bin files that wont work.




Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Grand Theft Auto V IRD)

Finally, from harryoke: Here is SCUMMVM for 3k3y, includes Beneath a steel sky (freeware). Now you can play all your old point and click adventures like monkey island.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

Here is an NES emu, if you want to add more roms, extract the iso and place roms in roms folder then use ripp3r app to remake iso.

Download: [Register or Login to view links]

#90 - PS3 News - 68w ago
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Below is a 3K3y Eboot Resigner from harryoke with details as follows:

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

Just a little application to help people with a 3k3y to resign eboots from Homebrew/PSN for use in 3k3y ISO format.

instructions... come on its not rocket science

1. Place Eboot.bin in extracted folder

2. Run (run me.bat)

3. Press 1.

4. Done

Told you it was simple

Ps. Please be gentle with xxmcvapourxx... our hearts and thoughts are with you buddy xx

Thank you ICECOLDKILLAH and harryoke the new version Odde eboot resigner 1.02 work now on windows 7 32 bit (tested by gamesonic staff)

Update:

  • Works on windows vista 32 bit
  • Download by ICECOLDKILLAH

From SpidaWeb: 3K3y Ripp3r Application 1.27+ Helpful Information:

A couple of things are assumed in the following instructions. It is assumed that you are rebuilding JB files, PSN, and Homebrew. It is also assumed that you are on a NO KEYS installation of the 3K3Y firmware.

Installation and Setup of Ripp3r version 1.27+

1. Uninstall any previous versions.
2. Run the installation program and follow the prompts.
3. Run the Ripp3r application.
4. Verify that you are on version 1.27 by clicking “About.”
5. In order to be able to rebuild JB files without IRD, PSN, and Homebrew, you will need to set a few options. Click on “Tools” from the top menu, and then click on “Settings.”
6. Make sure you have the following enabled under “Rip/Rebuild/Encrypt Options”:

s3nint3!a. Do not encrypt rebuilt ISOs
b. Enable Homebrew ISOs (without IRD)
7. Click “OK”.
8. You are now ready to rebuild ISOs.

Backing up an original disc to an ISO for use with the 3K3Y

It is assumed here that your BD drive is properly connected to your PC via USB and the Ripp3r hardware and is working properly. It does not matter if you are using your 3Dump keys or a spare drive with the application's default keys.

1. Make sure there is no disc in the BD drive. The Ripp3r application will not detect the drive if there is a disc inserted. You can use the provided button on the Ripp3r hardware to eject a disc.
2. Start the Ripp3r application.
3. Insert an original PS3 disc into the BD drive. The application will detect the disc and display the Title ID.
4. Click on the "Rip Game" button.
5. If you have "Create IRD while ripping" enabled in your settings, you will be prompted to name the IRD. Choose the desired directory and name your IRD file, and then click “Save”.
6. Choose the desired directory and name your ISO, and then click “Save”.
7. The application will then begin process the disc and begin to make a 1:1 copy. This process can be quite lengthy. The time required is dependent on the amount of data backed up from the disc. Once the process is complete, the application will display "All done".
8. The resulting ISO will be encrypted. This ISO will need to be decrypted in order to use it with the 3K3Y. To decrypt the ISO, click on the "ISO Crypto button.
9. Select the proper directly and the encrypted ISO that you have created from the original disc.
10. The application will begin the process of decrypting tne encrypted ISO. Once the process is complete, the application will display "Success". The decrypted ISO is now ready to use with the 3K3Y.
11. Enjoy your ISO.

Rebuilding a JB set using Ripp3r 1.27+ and valid IRD

1. Open the Ripp3r application.
2. Click on “Create ISO”.
3. Select the directory that contains the JB files and click “OK”.
4. Choose the desired directory, name your ISO, and then click “Save”.
5. Select the corresponding IRD file and click “Open”.
6. The Ripp3r application will parse the IRD, and then check and validate the files against the IRD.
7. If all file sizes are valid, the Ripp3r will then begin to create the ISO.
8. Since encryption is disabled on rebuild, you can expect “Unverified Regions”.
9. Once the application finishes rebuilding the ISO, you will see the message stating that the process is “All complete”.
10. You may notice that the message also states that the resulting ISO "does not match the original". Do not be alarmed by this message. The Ripp3r application has used the IRD in order to hash check the files. The IRD has allowed to application to know not only details about each file itself, but also file placement within the ISO. Since the application has the proper file information and has validated the data, you can be assured that the resulting ISO is 99.9% correct, even if particular regions are unverified.
11. Enjoy your ISO.

Rebuilding a JB set using Ripp3r 1.27+ without a valid IRD

1. Open the Ripp3r application.
2. Click on “Create ISO”.
3. Select the directory that contains the JB files and click “OK”
4. Choose the desired directory, name your ISO, and then click “Save”.
5. When prompted to select the corresponding IRD file, click “Cancel”.
6. The Ripp3r application will generate any applicable files and begin to create the ISO.
7. Once the application finishes rebuilding the ISO, you will see the message stating that the process is “All complete”.
8. Since there is no IRD to compare and no constraint by which the application can measure, the resulting ISO cannot be considered “stealth” in any way. The files used to build the ISO could have been altered in any number of ways. These ISOs are to be used at your own risk.
9. Enjoy your ISO.

Creating an ISO from a “Homebrew title” using Ripp3r 1.27+

There are a few things you will need.

  • You will need to decrypt and extract PKG files. I use pgkview, and all steps will reflect using pgkview. It is available here: [Register or Login to view links]
  • You will need to decrypt and edit EBOOT.BIN. Use the resigner that ICECOLDKILLAH has put together that uses scetool. it can be found here: [Register or Login to view links]
  • You will need to edit PARAM.SFO. I use aldos tools. The PARAM.SFO editor is available here: aldostools.org/PARAM_SFO_Editor.rar
  • You will need a hex editor. I use HXD, available here: mh-nexus.de/downloads/HxDSetupEN.zip

There may be other tools or other ways to prepare your files for ISO. All input is welcome.

Creating an ISO from a “PSN title” using Ripp3r 1.27+

There are a few things you will need (in addition to the above items).

You will need the following files from a valid PS3 disc:

  • LIC.DAT
  • PS3_DISC.SFB

You are using PSN title ISOs at your own risk. They may or may not easily be detected. You should only create ISOs for PSN titles you actually have purchased. There may be other tools or other ways to prepare your files for ISO. All input is welcome.

PREPARATION:

1. You should have 2 PKG files. One file will contain the actual title and the other will contain a crack for the PSN title.
2. Extract the titles by opening the PKG files and right clicking on the root of the PKG. Select "Extract to source folder". Do this for each PKG file.
3. Move the contents of the crack folder to the proper place in the PSN Title folder, replacing files.

[ --- (Pre-1.27 Start): --- ]

4. You will now need to created the structure expected on a PS3 disc. Create the following directories:

  • [PSN_TITLE]\PS3_GAME\
  • [PSN_TITLE]\PS3_GAME\LICDIR\

5. Move the contents of the PSN Title that you extracted from the PKG files into the PS3_GAME\ directory.
6. Move LIC.DAT into the [PSN_TITLE]\PS3_GAME\LICDIR\ directory.
7. Move PS3_DISC.SFB into the [PSN_TITLE]\ directory.
8. The resulting structure should look similar to the following:
9. Edit [PSN_TITLE]\PS3_GAME\PARAM.SFO. Change the category to DG. Note the TITLE.ID.
10. With your Hex Editor, edit [PSN_TITLE]\PS3_DISC.SFB and [PSN_TITLE]\PS3_GAME\LICDIR\LIC.DAT. Change the TITLE_ID to match the TITLE_ID in PARAM.SFO.

s3nint3!s3nint3!
[ --- (Pre-1.27 End): --- ]

4. (or 11 if using Pre-1.27). Using the EBOOT Resigner, resign the EBOOT.BIN and place it back in the proper directory.

DISC CREATION:

1. Open the Ripp3r application.
2. Click on “Create ISO”.
3. Select the directory that contains the file that have been prepared from the PSN PKG and click “OK”
4. Choose the desired directory, name your ISO, and then click “Save”.
5. When prompted to select the corresponding IRD file, click “Cancel”.
6. The Ripp3r application will generate any applicable files and begin to create the ISO.
7. Once the application finishes rebuilding the ISO, you will see the message stating that the process is “All complete”.
8. Since there is no IRD to compare and no constraint by which the application can measure, the resulting ISO cannot be considered “stealth” in any way. The files used to build the ISO could have been altered in any number of ways. These ISOs are to be used at your own risk.
9. Enjoy your ISO.

3K3y Updating Your Firmware - Helpful Information

As the 3K3Y feature set evolves and grows you will it necessary to update your firmware. The following information is intended to help you do just that.

INITIAL CHECKS

1. Make sure the PS3 is OFF
2. Remove the micro SD card from the 3K3Y all together.
3. Turn on the PS3 with no disc in and drive closed.
4. Notice the lights on the 3K3Y. Red is solid and blue is slowly flashing. If this is the case, move to the next step, otherwise check connections, solder points, etc...
5. Turn off the PS3.
6. Image the micro SD with a proper base image. The included micro SD Card should be 128MB. It is possible to use a larger card, but not necessary. A micro SD reader should be used with a Windows Vista or higher computer. Do NOT try to use a cell phone or tablet.

WRITING THE BASE IMAGE USING USBIT FOR WINDOWS

USBIT, or USB IMage Tool, is a small program that can create images of USB flash drives and make an exact backup image of your USB Stick.

1. Download USBIT from here: alexpage.de/usb-image-tool/
2. Download a 3K3Y base image from here: xkeydownloads.com/MicroSdImages/SDImages-110MB.zip. Use the 2.XX image.
3. Unzip USBIT and the 3K3Y base image to your hard drive.
4. Using a SD card reader, insert your micro SD into the computer.
5. Run USBIT.
6. From the top drop down select "Device Mode".
7. Select the proper storage device from the list on the left hand portion of the window.
8. Click the "Restore" button.
9. Select the 3K3Y base image
10. Once complete, exit the program.
11. Safely eject the micro SD card.
12. Seat the micro SD card in the 3k3y and make sure it locks in place.

WRITING THE BASE IMAGE USING DD FOR WINDOWS

PERSONAL NOTE: This little batch file was put together using dd for windows. It is to be used at your own risk and is not official 3k3y software. This batch file will clean the partition from the mirco SD card then rawwrite a base image. it CAN DELETE other partitions if care is not used. MAKE SURE the selected disk number is the micro SD card. No one is to be held responsible if partition information is deleted on other USB devices.

1. Download 2.00 Base DD.rar from here: [Register or Login to view links]
2. Using a SD card reader, insert your micro SD into the computer.
3. Unrar and run 3K3Y_restore.bat
4. Carefully follow all prompts
5. Safely eject the micro SD card.
6. Seat the micro SD card in the 3k3y and make sure it locks in place.

WRITING THE BASE IMAGE USING DD FOR LINUX

Coming Soon

Now that the Micro SD has been imaged without error and inserted it into the 3k3y, the update will need to be applied. The update should be applied with no disc in the drive and drive closed (if super slim).

The update will consist of three steps using the following files:
UPDATE STEP 1
rootfs -- Root File System
uImage -- Kernel

UPDATE STEP 2
fpga.vme -- This is dependent on your model and are labeled appropriately. 3KF for Fat or PATA and 3KS for Slim or SATA. Do NOT use the PATA/FAT on a SLIM/SATA or vice versa. This WILL brick the 3K3Y.

UPDATE STEP 3
3key.cfg -- this is the editable config file. Edit in notepad.
gyo.db -- Database file that contains all known D1s.

UPDATING TO THE LATEST FIRMWARE

1. Download to the latest version of the firmware. At the time of this writing, the 2.02 is the latest and can be downloaded from here: [Register or Login to view links]
2. Unrar the downloaded file, and copy only rootfs and uImage into the root of an USB flash drive. The flash can be formatted NTFS or Fat32.
3. Safely eject the flash drive.
4. Turn on the PS3 with no disc in and drive closed.
5. Place the flash drive into the USB dongle that is attached to the 3K3Y by the small FFC and plugged into the PS3's USB port.
6. Wait for update to complete. If no remote, allow 15 Minutes for the update to complete. If a remote is connected, watch for notification of update completion.
7. Turn OFF your PS3
8. Remove the flash drive
9. Insert the flash drive again into the computer.
10. Delete rootfs and uImage from the flash drive.
11. Copy the PROPER fpga.vme to the flash drive.
12. Safely eject the flash drive.
13. Turn on the PS3 with no disc in and drive closed.
14. Place the flash drive into the USB dongle that is attached to the 3K3Y by the small FFC and plugged into the PS3's USB port.
15. Wait for update to complete. If no remote, allow 15 Minutes for the update to complete. If a remote is connected, watch for notification of update completion.
16. Turn OFF the PS3
17. Remove the flash drive
18. Delete fgpa.vme from the flash drive.
19. Copy 3key.cfg and gyo.db to the flash drive.
20. Using notepad, carefully edit 3key.cfg on the flash drive and save it.
21. Safely eject the flash drive.
22. Turn on the PS3 with no disc in and drive closed.
23. Place the flash drive into the USB dongle that is attached to the 3K3Y by the small FFC and plugged into the PS3's USB port.
24. Wait for update to complete. If no remote, allow 15 Minutes for the update to complete. If a remote is connected, watch for notification of update completion.
25. Turn OFF the PS3
26. Remove the flash drive
27. Turn on your PS3 with no disc in and drive closed.
28. Notice the lights on the 3K3Y. Single Red light and blue light is flashing rapidly in succession of 5 flashes.
29. Success!

Now that you are up to date, the update files are no longer needed on the flash drive. They can be deleted. Do not leave the update files in the root of the same drive you plan to use for loading ISOs.

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3K3y Firmware Update 2.02

Did you know that you can generate the latest 3key disk key database here (Mirror: 3k3y.com/ird_files/gyo)? Unlike with competing products you don't have to wait for the manufacturer to pinch the disk keys from our IRD database and compile it into a database

3k3y: "Universal" daughterboard for 25xx/3xxx/4xxx models finished! Its now now in production and will be available in about 2 weeks. This means that 3k3y will support ALL SATA (Slim and Super Slim models) using only 2 daughterboards - one solder free for 200x/210x models and one for *all* other models!

04/09/13 - 3k3y firmware update 2.02

Download: 0202.zip (Mirror: xkeydownloads.com/3k3y/02.02.zip)

Unofficial NOTES: 2.01 firmware had some bugs that slipped by, so this firmware fixes it and more. This is for 3k3y (PS3)... if you have an xk3y (xbox 360) then leave this area as you will brick your device with this update.

This update is for 3k3y PATA (3KF) and 3k3y Sata (3KS)...please take the fpga.vme out of the folder that belongs to your 3k3y type and place is on the root of your HDD with the other files. You do not need to do this if your FPGA is at 01.10 or 02.10 already

You will need to update your 3k3y in 2 cycles for the gyo.db to update. gyo.db is a new file that will make life easier for you as it contains a database of D1 keys ripped by the 3k3y community. Update to the new firmware, reboot console and leave your HDD/USb stick with update files inserted. You will see that the device will update again (gyo.db is being copied to the SD card!)

P.S. We know a lot of people are waiting to the 3k3y-S for Phat-Sata, 2k, 2.5k, and 3k PS3s. It is almost ready, it is made, in testing, we want to make sure we release the very best hardware to our customers.

New Features

  • Fix for ISOMenu
  • Improved handling of bad ISOs
  • Improved handling of ejecting media when no drive is attached

And from 2.01 which this includes:

  • Merge 3Dump and NoKeys
  • Support for for PSX img/bin/cue files
  • Improved support for for PSX img/bin/cue files
  • Support for homebrew/no IRD game ISOs
  • Override drive type in 3Key.cfg (3Dump only)
  • Improve bad BD handling
  • Improved ISO load to XMB time (400X)
  • Remove Autoeject & D1 options from 3key.cfg
  • Add support for gyo.db & auto detection of disk key

3k3y firmware UPDATE v2.02 Instructions:

1. Extract the files "rootfs", "uImage" , "fpga.vme" , "3key.cfg" and "gyo.db" (please use the appropriate fpga.vme for your 3k3y type)

2. Open 3key.cfg with Notepad and configure it if needed. If you do not wish to change the settings on your 3k3y then you do not need to edit OR update your 3k3y with this file, leave it out!

2.1 Add the files to the root folder of a Flash Drive or HDD. (Make sure to "eject" the drive properly from the PC, it may otherwise cause corrupt files)

3. Connect the Flash drive or HDD to your 3k3y remote and wait for the 3k3y to start the update.
3.1 The remote OLED will now display "UPDATING - PLEASE WAIT" for about 35 seconds. (Do not turn off your PS3 or disconnect the remote while updating. FPGA updates will take a little longer)

4. Once the update is completed, the OLED will display "UPDATE COMPLETE - RESET" Reboot your PS3 and the 3k3y should now be updated to the latest firmware.

5. That's it! Continue to enjoy using 3k3y with the new features!

NOTE! If you use the same drive as you store content on to do the update with, then its recommended (not needed) to remove the "rootfs", "uImage" & "3key.cfg" and any other files from the root of your drive after a firmware update. Since keeping them there will cause the 3k3y to check the files if they are a newer firmware version then stored on your 3k3y micro SD card, and because of that take longer time for your HDD to be recognized.

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