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SKFU Progress on PS3 Custom Firmware, More Debug Options

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210w ago - Today SKFU has updated his blog (linked above) with a follow-up to his previous work and shared some new information and progress regarding PS3 custom firmware.

He was able to add several more working debug options to JailBroken retail PS3 consoles, such as Title Store preview in the network section.

To quote: "While the USB Loader by JaicraB has some trouble rebooting all correctly it seems for a final CFW we need to overwrite dev_flash instead just loading live from USB mass storage.

Some things you can already do for a nice working CFW:

1. Replace all in "/vsh/module + /sys/external + /sys/internal" with the content of a 3.41 debug dev_flash.

2. In "/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/category_game.xml" add this in the "view id=root" Items section

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This will bring the "/app_home/GAME" and "Install PKG" options back.

3. In "/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/category_psn.xml" switch "root" and "tool_root".

This will add Title Store previews in the network section.

4. In "/sys/external" you grab liblv2dbg_for_dex from a debug unit and rename it liblv2dbg_for_cex....
 

PS3 Debug Firmware v3.21 Arrives, Downgrade for OtherOS

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228w ago - Today PS3 Debug Firmware version 3.21 has been added to our PS3 Debug Firmware Archive thanks to an anonymous nice guy, and although it removes OtherOS functionality (like the Retail counterpart did) PlayStation 3 Test unit owners can downgrade to restore OtherOS functionality!

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware v3.21 (USA) Update

For those who are new to PS3 Debug (DECH) machines or haven't been following our Site News as long, PS3 Test Special Downgrade PUPs were leaked from Sony which allow downgrading the PS3 to version 1.00 or 1.50 (depending on which is used) to restore OtherOS, and then the console can be updated to the PS3 Debug Firmware required to play PS3 game backups.

Perhaps if Sony allowed Retail PS3 systems to downgrade like PS3 Debug/Test machines can there would be...
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.00 and 3.01 Updates Arrive

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232w ago - It's been some time since our previous update, so while PS3 Debug owners await PS3 Test Firmware 3.30 to surface today we have added PlayStation 3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.00 and 3.01 updates to our PS3 Debug Firmware archive for collectors.

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware v3.00 / PS3 Debug Firmware v3.01

Below are the related changelogs, and as always if you have access to PS3 Debug Firmware updates that are not yet in our archive feel free to Contact Us!

PS3 Debug Firmware 3.00 Changelog:

[New Features]

• Settings column -> Sound Settings -> Audio Multi-Output

The [Audio Multi-Output] feature can be enabled or disabled by specifying [On] or [Off] in the [Audio Multi-Output] setting.

When the [Audio Multi-Output]...
 

PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.20 Update is Now Available!

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238w ago - Recently we saw some pictures and details on the PS3 Debug Firmware 3.20 update, and today it's available to download alongside the official changelog for those with PS3 Test consoles!

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware v3.20 (USA) Update

Courtesy of deathriders, PS3 Debug / Test Firmware 3.20 includes 3D Video Output and OtherOS support (unlike PS3 Firmware v3.21) and bugfixes among other updates detailed below, and if you haven't done so yet be sure to check out the PS3 TEST / TOOL Debug Game Backup Guide and PS3 Debug Link Database.

Changes from the PS3 Debug Firmware 3.20 Update ReadMe File include:

New Features - System Software (GUI)
• The resolution for 3D video output has been supported. In this...
 

PS3 Debug Firmware 3.20 Pics Reveal 3D Video Output Option

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245w ago - Today VG247.com (linked above) has shared some screenshots of PS3 Debug Firmware 3.20 which appear to reveal a new '3D Video Output' XMB menu option.

While the 3.20 update is reportedly still "months away" for consumers, Sony previously confirmed that a simple PS3 Firmware update is all that is required to make the PlayStation 3 system compatible with 3D gaming.

To quote: "We've landed some pics of a new debug build of PS3's Firmware, clearly showing a "3D video output" option.

As you can see from the images below, the feature appears to be included in the 3.20 release, which is apparently now in the hands of developers.

There's been a great deal of talk about 3D games in recent months, with Sony especially being a strong supporter of the tech."
 
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