Video: Remove Singstar Icon Permanently from PS3 UK Consoles


30w ago - Following up on his previous release and plugin, today PlayStation 3 developer exofreak made available an XML modification to permanently remove the annoying Singstar Icon from PS3 UK consoles complete with a video demo below.

Download: PS3~dev_hdd0~tmp~explore~xil2~game.zip

To quote: Do you have that irritating singstar game on your xmb? Do you want to have a clean xmb with only the things you need present? It will remove singstar and also stop it from appearing

Well now with a simple package installation you can kiss the singstar logo goodbye!

Things needed:

  • MultiMAN over 4.XX.
  • Any PS3 with custom firmware 4.XX. (Theoretically it should work on rebug but i didn't try it)
  • A potato with more than 256 MB ram.

Tutorial:

Copy, FTP or download the file named "PS3~dev_hdd0~tmp~explore~xil2~game.zip"
Use multiman and double click on the zip and it will auto install and remove Singstar possibly forever

Video showing the removal:




Notes:

  • If this doesn't work delete the folder dev_hdd0/tmp/explore/xil2/game/gb and reapply through multiman.
  • The file can be downloaded directly into the ps3 via the official web browser and it can be saved to the ext hdd and applied via multiman.
  • You can bring singstar back by deleting dev_hdd0/tmp/explore/xil2/game/gb folder.
  • I don't know what all the fuss was about it took me around an hour to figure it out.
  • I didn't try it on rebug but it should work.

Please tell me if it doesn't work because i think different ps3s have different number folder.




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#5 - elser1 - 37w ago
awesome work. pity it wasnt for ofw i can't get all the channels he describes on my ofw. with all the great work these devs have done on ps3 homebrew etc it makes me excited to see what will happen with the ps4 and if sony will let these sort of applications be released with there indie dev scheme thing. lets hope so.

thanks again!

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#4 - PS3 News - 37w ago
Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer exofreak made available a PS3 XMB TV Services Mod and video for Internet Channels with details below.

Download: cookie.rar / cookie.rar (Mirror)

To quote: I created this XML code for all you people interested in free 100% legal Internet TV and Movie Services. I use many popular Web sites which already provide these services and made it easy for you guys to access them.

Internet channels will appear in under the TV /Video Category it will give you access to 21 Internet Video Streaming Services. This includes the likes of BBC iplayer, ABC iview and many more. You can also stream selected free movies (hosted by Youtube). I have put in a TV Guide for referencing purposes and Radio channels including SHOUTcast...

You should know all the afore mentioned features run their respected websites to view content and are 100% legal. The sites are specifically created for the PS3, credits to the respected providers.

Install method is very easy.

1. Extract this (linked above) and Install PKG
2. Enable dev_blind from multiMAN and Copy the files from the XMB folder to dev_blind > vsh > resource > explore > xmb > paste here.

Installation

  • Install the file EP0001-BCET00001_00-0000111122223333-A0100-V0109-PE.pkg
  • Enable the dev_blind from multiMAN and copy the file category_tv.xml in the directory dev_blind / vsh / resource / explore / xmb.

Note: The 21 streaming channels are accessible only from firmware 4.21 and up. This code has a very tiny coded foot print and is incredibly light (less than 600kb) this will never ban your PS3.

That's all!




This will work on every firmware over 4.21.

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#3 - mikesk - 37w ago
Cool!!!

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#2 - PS3 News - 39w ago
Following up on his previous modification, today PlayStation 3 developer Exofreak is back with a video demonstrating a new PS3 XMB Mod which makes your PS3 CFW (Custom Firmware) look like OFW (Official Firmware) below.

Download: OFW1 - Amed Boss / OFW - Amed Boss

To quote: This new xmb mod will change your xmb to look like an OFW or Official Frimware's XMB. It will of course remove all DEX Mods like "install package files" and "app/home", but it will not remove their functions unlike OFW you can still install pkg files through homebrew apps.

The best part about it is, it is very easy to replace so you can change it with your modded files whenever you want.

Example, you have a friend over and want him to think you have a genuine gaming system then replace it with my files and it will look completly OFW! You can switch it back later!

  • Coldboot folder
  • Enable dev_flash

To apply copy files from the coldboot folder to dev_blind > vsh > resource > (copy the files with the title as in the coldboot folder) Paste the files here

  • Explore folder

Copy files from explore folder to Dev_blind > vsh > resource > explore > xmb > (copy the files category_game.xml and category_game_tool2.xml) Paste new files here

It is really easy to apply and remove. This will work on all 4.21/4.30/4.31/4.41/4.46/ fw It was made by modifying the CFW files not taken from OFW so it is highly compatible.

Video





Notes

Always restart PS3 after a game category mod. If you apply trophy mod than in game XMB will not display them (another bullsht move by Sony).

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#1 - PS3 News - 39w ago
Today PlayStation 3 developer Exofreak has released a Facebook integrated PS3 XMB mod and video which allows you to use the basic functions of the Friends category (block list, add new friend, etc) if you got banned or can't access PSN and your friends category is empty.

Download: foreveralone.rar / foreveralone.rar (Mirror)

To quote: This is a mod i have been working on for a few hours. Basically if you got banned or cant access psn and your friends category is empty, you can use this mod to have the basic functions of the friends category (block list, add new friend etc)

BUT HERE'S THE CATCH: it uses facebook to achieve them... eg, message box would take you to your psn messages normally but now it will redirect you to your facebook messages instead! basically its facebook integration into the xmb. Here's how to do it:

  • Unrar the file from this link (above)
  • Copy xmlhost to the root of the hdd
  • Then from multiman enable dev_blind and replace catgory_friend.xml (dev_blind>vsh>resource>explore>xmb)
  • Now log into facebook from the main browser with cookies enabled.
  • Once logged in all options will be available.

Notice:

  • Don't try this mod on a unbanned console or a console that goes online
  • Backup xmb file just in case
  • Mod was made for Rogero 4.41 but will work on all even 3.55

i just did this mod cause i was tired of having an empty friends category.. if you like my mod and wanna see more mods, like my page on facebook (ironic eh?): facebook.com/Exofreak





Credits:

team from xmbm+
aldostools
andreus
Berion
bitsbubba
CloneD
DeViL303
dragoangel
ps3Hen
XiorgON
xlsound
wawryn

Which i exploited, the possibility are endless with xmbm+ xml files. aldostools for the directions to making a thread. (dedicated to all those brothers who got banned by Sony)

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