PS3 Firmware (System Software) Update 3.61 is Released!

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154w ago - Today VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware (System Software) update 3.61 is now released!

The PS3 3.61 update uses the same keys as 3.60, which can be obtained by dumping the PlayStation 3 RAM when lv0 puts them into lv1 space.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.61 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.61 Update (EU) / Guide on How to Change Your PSN Password

Additionally, Eurogamer has confirmed that PSN is scheduled to go live at 1AM (GMT) and Kazuo Hirai has posted an official PlayStation Network restoration announcement video (below).

To quote: We have been working on a new PS3 system software update...
 

MultiMAN PS3: The Media Cabinet & Construction Kit v1.0 Arrives

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154w ago - Today shagratt71 has released what he dubs The Media Cabinet & Construction Kit v1.0, an XMMB Theme for multiMAN on the PS3 entertainment system.

Download: The Media Cabinet & Construction Kit v1.0

To quote: Here is The Media Cabinet v1.0. Included in the package is a single PSD file which can be used in any version of Photoshop or similar program to move and manipulate the multitude of specially designed shelf items, more item packs will be released in future updates.

The actions palette is still not fully functional and will be released in v1.01. I would just like to thank Dean for all the hard work he puts into his multiMAN and I look forward to releasing more themes for it in the future.

All artwork within The Media Cabinet is copyrighted Wades Engineering and Graphic Design and is all totally original. The Media Cabinet Construction PSD is permitted for personal use only.

Finally, in related news hitman43 has released his Project Multi Mayhem v0.3 Theme for multiMAN as well with a video below.




 

Video: PS3 QA Flag Demo, Enables Hidden Firmware Options

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154w ago - Today Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh has posted a video demo showcasing the PS3 QA flag, which is the internal console flag used by Sony to enable hidden Firmware options and removes restrictions on Retail and Debug consoles.

This is done on official PS3 Retail/Debug firmware without any modification as the console itself is QA flagged (QA token is set through spu_token_processor), meaning the method will not work on unflagged consoles and using the advanced QA flag also enables PS3 Firmware downgrading.

From the video's caption: I just QA flagged my Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition console and I thought I'd show you the hidden options for the sake of it (and because I was bored).

I am sorry for the unstable camera, I only have two hands and the options are hidden and require (along with the actual flag) a crazy button combo to pop up. (I kid you not)

Sorry I am not telling you how to do this, please do not ask. Yes, this video is real.

QA flag is the internal console flag used by Sony, it enables hidden options and removes restrictions for both retail and debug consoles alike. It is used for QA centers and the R&D Department, there are 2 levels of QA flags, Minimum and Advanced, this console has been set to the Advanced one.



 

MultiMAN PS3 Backup Manager v02.00.01 with Split File Updates

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154w ago - Here we go with multiMAN PS3 Backup Manager update version 02.00.01, with the changes and details as follows:

  • You can update within multiMAN
  • If you can't update within multiMAN use this link: http://www.multiupload.com/LIWYT2VVIW
  • This update is only to be applied if you have BASE/FULL 02.00.00 (or any test version T00-T22).

Changes since 02.00.00:

  • Special thanks for helping with extensive tests: GoTiT4FrE
  • Special thanks for testing and bug reports: condorstrike, B6S, S4BRE, bitsbubba
  • Thanks to Hermes (again) for SC8
  • Thanks to Z0ner for helping n00bs
  • Thanks to multiBOT for the lovely IA brought in by its creators

multiMAN 02.00.01 changes:

XMMB mode:

  • Game poster/background loads/shows 2x faster now
  • Game poster is crisp and unaltered
  • All texts in XMMB are smooth and easy to read with bright backgrounds
  • All texts got small shadow to improve visibility
  • Favorites column shows game icons
  • Fave star applied to game icons in Favorites column
  • Clock and column title more visible and better looking
  • Cover overlay image (GLC.PNG) applied to cover in XMMB mode, too
  • Added...

 

Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.0 Homebrew App Arrives

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154w ago - Hello, This is a small application for the PlayStation 3 that can change the default Buttons Layout (Cross or Circle being the default Enter/Accept Button).

It is useful for the JAP PS3 model owners to make "X"/Cross the Default [Enter/Accept] Button like the USA/EUR PS3 Models.

Download Link: Rogero PS3 Buttons Layout Changer v1.0

  • It is currently compatible with PS3 FW Version 3.41 & 3.55 (other versions can be supported too if needed).
  • It checks for the PS3 FW version automatically and can detect it even if a spoof was applied.
  • Many errors checking routines are applied before changing any parameters.

I wrote it for my personal use, I do have a JAP PS3, and I thought of sharing it because it may help other users too who wants to change their JAP PS3 Buttons Layout in a simple/quick way.

Cheers,

Rogero


 











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