once installed turn the console off again and swap hard drives back and you should boot into a modified 4.00 kiosk firmware.
NOTE: This only allows installation of retail signed packages and is not modified to run unsigned code..
To Unlock the XMB: Hold L1+R1+Select+Square simultaneously. When the security settings icon is selected. It will ask for you to input a code (four digit code). Enter 0000 if that doesn't work try 0219. With a video here:
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
Can install retail packages on 4.00 KIOSK firmware, can't mod to run unsigned code yet.. maybe you can?
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Joey inspired me to make a new kiosk firmware however this one will only install on 3.55 make sure you have a hardware flasher before installing this as there is no other way to downgrade. Features include:
1. Added Custom Coldboot
2. Patched to allow installation of Sony Retail Signed Packages
3. Added install package file options to the Game Category
i tried to remove XMB restrictions to playstation home and the store, it might not be possible now. i think sony changed something? maybe ps3hen can take a look.
one thing it does actually prove is that sony did add more verification checks to check the integrity of the pups. any changes made to dev_flash files including cold boots gives data corruption errors. so there will not be any new custom firmwares installable on 4.11 you will need to downgrade back to 3.55 and update.
install package files doesn't even work. by work i mean not even sony retail psn signed packages. maybe some kind of special shop packages install ?