PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.50 - 3.60 Updates Leaked

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148w ago - Over the last few days several new PS3 Debug / Test Firmware updates have been leaked outside of Sony Dev and have surfaced publicly courtesy of Cairobeta and ConsoleDev, however, no new SDK files have yet since the previous PS3 3.41 SDK file leak.

Download: PS3 SDK / Tools Leak Thread / PS3 Debug / Test Firmware Updates

The leaked PlayStation 3 files include PS3 Debug Firmware v3.60 Update, PS3 Debug Firmware v3.56 Update, PS3 Debug Firmware v3.55 Update and PS3 Debug Firmware v3.50 Update.

It's important to note that these PS3 Debug / TEST updates will currently NOT install on a retail PS3, and so it is intended for examination and comparison purposes only unless you own a Dev unit.

For those curious, running this updater on a retail PS3 will not damage it, however, it will give the following error before the installation completes: The data type is not supported. (8002F029)
 

DragonFTP v0.10 PS3 FTP Server Homebrew Application Arrives

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163w ago - Today DarkhackerPS3 has released DragonFTP v0.10, a PS3 FTP Server homebrew application made with the PSL1ght SDK, followed by some revisions below.

Download: DragonFTP v0.10 PS3 FTP Server / DragonFTP v0.10 PS3 FTP Server (Source Code) / DragonFTP v0.20 PS3 FTP Server / DragonFTP v0.25 PS3 FTP Server / DragonFTP v0.25 PS3 FTP Server (GeoHot)

From the official site (linked above): This application is still very early in development but i think it ready for a release and for the public to enjoy i hope everyone enjoys this application.

DragonFTP Features:

  • ftp server code based off of OpenPS3FTP (with minor improvements by me) - will release source for this when app 100% done
  • default screen saver - after sixty seconds the screen saver will load with a dim to it
  • changeable options screen

Default account:

username: root
password: password


 

PS3 SDK 3.41 Differences Comparison to PS3 SDK 1.92 Leak

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173w ago - I wanted to give myself a summary of what's new in PS3 SDK 3.41 compared to PS3 SDK 1.92. diff proved to be less than helpful here, because of all the copyright and SDK version headers that changed.

Download: PS3 SDK Differences

So I put together a simple program to filter the diff results. It stripped almost 150K from the diff of the SPU headers, and nearly 300K from the diff of the PPU headers (approximately 25%). It should also be possible to use this exact same program to filter comparisons on any future incomplete SDK leaks.

I'm hopeful this can be helpful for other developers, so I'm sharing my diffs and the program to create and filter them. The zip contains the following files:

  • Makefile
  • build_diffs.sh
  • diff_filter.cpp
  • spu_differences.txt
  • ppu_differences.txt

To create your own SDK diffs, modify build_diffs.sh to point to whichever two SDKs you want to compare, then run make && sh...
 

PS3-FTP v1.0 Homebrew App Arrives, Made with PSL1GHT SDK

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177w ago - Following PS3 FTP Server and PS3 FTP Server v1.2, today stoneMcClane has introduced the third PS3 FTP homebrew application called simply PS3-FTP for PlayStation 3 JailBreak users, this one being made with the PSL1GHT open-source SDK.

Download: PS3-FTP v1.0 / GIT

To quote: The first legal PS3 ftp server has arrived, courtesy of stoneMcClane. The previous ftp servers for PS3 used the Sony SDK. However, PS3FTP is coded with the PSL1GHT Open SDK, making it completely legal.

Please note during our testing of PS3FTP, it crashed several times. It appears this new project still has some bugs to work out.

Finally, from the ReadMe file:

A minimal PlayStation3 FTP server written with the help of PSL1GHT (http://www.psl1ght.com/)

1) To start the FTP server, just run the PS3-FTP.self via ps3load/wiiload or install the PS3-FTP.pkg and run it directly from the...
 

SynaPS3 - PS3 Compatibility, Backup and Homebrew Library

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178w ago - After being delayed for several days pending some bugs and features, we're proud to release SynaPS3 - PS3 compatibility, backup and homebrew library with all but 1 intended release feature!

Download: SynaPS3 / SynaPS3 GIT

SynaPS3 is a simple library for people using the Sony PS3 Cell SDK, primarily made for making applications universally compatible with payloads, to help extend and improve existing functions for homebrew, and to add new functions.

Documentation for SynaPS3 is on github. Some of the most notable features of SynaPS3 included syscall36 compatibility on ALL PL3 payloads, and syscall35 compatibility on Hermes v3 and Hermes v4 payloads. To integrate these compatibility fixes it's as simple as opening the source of an existing program, removing the syscall35/syscall36 functions, and including SynaPS3!

SynaPS3 also has functions to help save you time while coding, such as ReadFirmwareVersion, IsBlurayGame, Firmware342Fix, and more.

SynaPS3 is nowhere near where we want it to be yet. This is only the beginning. SynaPS3 aims to become a full library, with PS3 dialogs and full PNG output.

A decent chunk of our code was...