228w ago - We all heard about this back in March, that Sony was releasing a new model PS3 TOOL, the DECR-1400A. I have been anxiously waiting (as well as about 4 other people on the planet) for the release of the new TOOL.
Questions buzzed through my head, does it have one NIC or two? We know that since it was in the original PS3 form factor it would have only one HDD, of unknown size, as the other HDD, which is used for BD emulation can now be done via USB.
But, back to the NIC issue - on a TOOL, it has multiple Network Interfaces, one for the PS3 side (or three, for the really old TOOL's), and one for the Communication Processor (the DEBUG side).
The Communication Processor helps facilitate LV2 (kernel) debugging as it is a pure hardware interface, and does not totally rely on software to capture data.
So, the CP Debugging is quite a bit more "low level" than that of a PS3 TEST. Now, the CP is useful when debugging your game, as if it crashes the kernel- one can see why.
Hense our dilemma - a TOOL really needs a CP to do its job, and it would be hard to squeeze that in. However, with the decrease in size of the PS3's motherboard, it is now quite possible to add in...
232w ago - I wanted to avoid to release PS3 HDD Studio since I think that every public hack tool will turn into a hole fix if it's fixable.
My opinion is that until we find a definitive hack we should keep our studies private since most probably there would be a fix.
By the way since a similar tool has been released yesterday I think mine could be releases since there is no point into keeping private anymore (the methods used is the same KnightSolidus discovered some time ago).
Below I wrote some note on how this tool should be used, these notes cover few options, I don't have time to write down a good tutorial :P
#GETTING STARTED + NOTES#
• Everytime you install a new version of firmware you should create 2 merged backups of the HDD used to encrypt/decrypt):
• It's suggested to use 2 Hdd, one to be used only to decrypt/encrypt thw dummy and the other one that contains the data you
wants to encrypt/decrypt. You can use 1 Hdd only but it would require more time.
• First of all you have to Prepare your littler Hdd and...
233w ago - OK, do you remember the OLD PS3 Backup Tool? I've updated it, and now you can successfully write mixed backups on your PS3.
The new method mixes not all parts like before, but only half. Doing so, the PS3 recognizes the backup and restore, not only the "Integral" part, but even the part (50%) you added.
So the new formula is:
archive.dat + archive_XX.dat = INJECTOR
archive2.dat + archive2_XX.dat = DATA TO WRITE
You need the INJECTOR to begin the Write process. If you don't add Archive2.dat to your backup the PS3 writes the INJECTOR only. You need to create yourself the INJECTOR, in fact, it's unique for backups. If you have an old INJECTOR you can use it.
Here's a video demonstrating the process, with a guide below:
== HOW TO ==
1) Switch on your PS3
2) Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Backup
3) Connect a USB Drive or a Memory Stick to PS3
4) Select it in Backup utility
5) Make a Backup
6) Copy it to your Desktop
7) Delete backup from the USB Device or Memory Stick
8) Connect it...
257w ago - Update #2: NZHawk updated again to PS3 Backup Tool 1.2 which includes: Added Function to choose the order in which to copy the files into the custom backup folder, (In case this is different for each person?, or for testing)
Update: NZHawk released PS3 Backup Tool 1.1 which is a quick update to address an error found in the initial release.
This automatically, Copies your system backup, copies and renames the .pkg file, and then copies the files in the correct order to get the Corrupt icon on your ps3.. Much easier for some people.
IT MAY ONLY WORK ON 64BIT WINDOWS, AS I COMPILED IT UNDER VISTA x64... NOT SURE, Try it
This program is CLEAN, no virus, Trojan etc...
Check it, if you don't believe me...
1. Run the Program...
2. Under step 1, Select the origional ps3 system backup.
3. Under step 2, Select the .pkg file to 'Install' on your ps3
4. Under step 3, Select the ps3's EXPORT folder, (on ur usb drive or external...