65w ago - Following up on his previous spoofer, today French PlayStation 3 scene developer SonGoku84 (aka SGK) has released what he calls SGK Enable / Disable Spoof for PS3 Firmware 4.25 to access PSN again with Custom Firmware (CFW).
Currently it's getting mixed reports whether it works properly or not (some say FckPSN is still required), but for those who wish to give it a try it's below with a rough translation (via ps-addict.fr/forum/sgk-enable-disable-spoof-t7132.html#p77180), as follows:
75w ago - Following up on the PS3ITA, PSN / SEN Enabler & Disabler and my previous release of spoofer PKG tools and Spoofer (9.99), I upgraded them to one PKG for each CFW for enable or disable PSN / SEN access (both functions in one).
It also includes a GUI for enabling PSN / SEN so if something is wrong it will restore your PS3 files preventing a RSOD on the PlayStation 3 console.
ALLOW SEN ACCESS - INSTALL ONLY PKG FOR YOUR CFW
Spoofer Tool for PC is updated too, the actual version is 5.5, with a new tool called fix_psn.exe
PS3 Spoofer Tools v5.5 (Only for Cygwin/Linux)
Now you can fix necessary files yourself with fix_psn.exe
The new options in fix_psn.exe are:
files: Fix single files (use extractor.exe or copy your dev_flash files in "Files" folder) *
pkg: Fix your files and build a PKG
pup_files: Extract PUP files, fix and re-build PUP file fixed
80w ago - Today Sony PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm of Team Rebug have released a PS3 4.11 Version Spoofer 2.2 for 3.55 CFW and also a Rebug Update Package 0.7 (3.55.2) which temporarily restores PSN access once again on Custom Firmware!
While this is great news for the time being to play 3.55 titles (3.56+ won't work) online, Sony will likely release a PlayStation 3 Firmware update to block the new method being used in coming days in order to resecure PlayStation Network with an updated PSN Auth X-Platform-Passphrase (which resides in a decrypted VSH.SELF) and prevent PS3 Custom Firmware users from gaining access unfortunately.
If you are unsure if a PlayStation 3 game or patch update will work on PSN via PS3 CFW, simply extract the PARAM.SFO from the PKG and view it using a PS3 PARAM.SFO Editor to examine the PS3_SYSTEM_VER value. If it is 03.5500 or below the game will work online and the patch update can be installed.
Download: PS3 4.11 Version Spoofer 2.2 (3.55 ONLY)
98w ago - I have done this PS3 PUP / Dev_Flash File Spoofer v3 Tool (basically is an script that use other tools) long time ago for easily spoof necessary files from a PUP file or your own files of dev_flash. This works on Cygwin and Ubuntu (not CMD windows)
extractor.exe - Extract vsh.self, index.dat and version.txt of PUP file
spoofer.exe - Spoof your flash files [vsh.self and version.txt] (put there in same folder with spoofer.exe)
spoofer_pup.exe - Extract and spoof automatically files of PUP (it must be in same folder with spoofer_pup.exe)
You must choose what version and image version you want to spoof in tools spoofer.exe and spoofer_pup.exe, for example, if i want to spoof to 6.40 i put this on Cygwin console (you can choose any image version):
./spoofer.exe 06.4000 99999
./spoofer_pup.exe 06.4000 99999
When it finish you have your spoofed files in Spoofed folder. Version must have same numbers of characters, otherwise it give you error on PS3. If you do something wrong...
161w ago - Update: Chinese PlayStation 3 developer xoeo at A9VG.com has now released a working PSGroove payload to spoof PS3 Firmware version 3.15 / 3.41 to 3.50 along with some PSGroove hex codes, as follows: