154w ago - I just figured out how to create a custom PS3 boot logo for those interested by simply modifying a PlayStation 3 RAF file. Here is a sample. Replace coldboot.raf in flash with this one (or use the CFW Loader or whatever) and reboot PS3 and see your new Bootlogo!
Apparently this DOESN'T work for HD people yet. I don't know what happens on an HD screen, I replaced the HD file with LOL but I don't know if it will work. I'm writing a full tutorial on this, so expect it soon.
Edit: My guide is now posted below! Here's basically how I did it:
Used SimplyZip (http://www.paehl.de/english.php) to decompress the RAF starting at the Zlib header (78DA) to the end of the file.
Now that you have the RAF file decompressed, it's basically a P3T (yes, Sony are that lazy) After this, you just need to run it through P3T Decompiler or whatever because you can't actually get the source files for the logo (no converter will convert them properly and I can't manually get them to show) you need to create a DDS File with these sizes:
Any gtf with _sd in the name - Standard Definition - 240 x 120
157w ago - Since the release of PSGrade there have been lots of PS3 Downgrade Hex Codes for all types of devices, and today Matrix15 and xXJohannXx of Logic-Sunrise.com (linked above) have posted a PIC18F hex code and guide which can be found below.
To quote, roughly translated: After leaving the downgrade for the different clones based Atmel microcontroller, the service mode is finally available to the dongle-based ICP such as ZBN SPI USB V1, V1.1, V2 , or PS3liberator NbzgroovePIC v1.0 at PICDEM bootloader is available.
The downgrade process is similar to any other dongles, you'll need: downgrade-files (http://www.logic-sunrise.com/telecharger-172586-downgrader-files.html)
1 - Upgrade your NbzgroovePIC or module ZBN with the update for the downgrade. (The update is done the same way that a jailbreak for maj.)
163w ago - Over the last few weeks we've seen several PS3 game update PKG finder applications and Web frontends arrive, including two more today along with a simple guide for those seeking to learn how find PS3 Package updates on their own.
169w ago - Update: Phidyos has now released an application called GetYourPlatinum v1.0 which will unlock all PS3 trophies with random timestamps (2010).
Today Inaudax at NextGenUpdate.com (linked above) has shared how to Platinum Trophy any PS3 game instantly, and made available a guide and video below along with another from Sh1m3oN to unlock PS3 Trophies.
To quote: That's right, geezers. You can now platinum any PS3 game instantly!
• An exploited PS3 (JailBroken) on 3.41
• PC with Hex Editor Neo (recommended)
• The PS3 FTP Manager application by CJPC • Filezilla (PC FTP Client)
I'm warning you right now. If you plan to sync your hacked trophies with this method, you may face a risk of getting banned by Sony. It's highly unlikely but it's possible. So, be warned!
A brief of how this hack works:
Inside the trophy collection section on your XMB, there are games represented by thier TROPUSR.DAT(s)...