150w ago - Today rms has released a PS3 Model Detection PKG homebrew application for determining the PlayStation 3 model so that, among other things, users can see if their console is supported by the various PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) updates available.
Currently the PS3 homebrew app supports both 3.41 and 3.55 Firmware systems in addition to Waninkoko 3.55 PS3 Custom Firmware.
Download: PS3 Model Detection PKG for 3.41 FW / PS3 Model Detection PKG for 3.55 FW / PS3 Model Detection PKG for 3.55 Waninkoko CFW
To quote: "Have you ever wondered what specific version of hardware was inside of your PS3?
Well, a dev by the name of rms, has created a PS3 app that identifies exactly that.
The app, appropriately called PS3 Model Detection, will tell you your PS3's System Target ID, Motherboard Revision, and BD-Laser Revision."
157w ago - A few days back graf_chokoloreleased a PS3 SELF Decrypter PSGroove payload, and today Heden of DeLiGhT has released at PSGroove (linked above) a PlayStation 3 SELF / SPRX Decrypter application followed by an update below.
To quote: Unlike graf_chokolo's method, DeLiGhT's application does not require a special payload to decrypt.
Simply place the SELF/SPRX you want decrypted into /dev_hdd0/game/DCRY00001/USRDIR/SOURCE/ Then run the SELF/SPRX DECRYPTER from the XMB, and finally retrieve the decrypted files from /dev_hdd0/game/DCRY00001/USRDIR/DESTINATION/
From the ReadMe File: SELF/SPRX DECRYPTER - V0.5 BETA
12/04/10 - V0.5B - Initial BETA Release
- Decrypting internal PS3's SELF/SPRX files
[BETA - The decrypter hangs on some files]
GameOS utilizes files to make the console work (I won't give details) These files (SELF = EXE, SPRX = DLL) are stored in /dev_flash. This tool enables to decrypt...
It is an FTP Server for the PS3, with it, on a retail with your choice of "hack" to enable unsigned code it allows:
• Full Read/Write access to all of "dev_hdd0" (including save areas, games, VM etc)
• Full Read/Write access to "dev_flash2" and "dev_flash3"
• Full Read/Write access to connected usb devices
• Full Read access to "dev_flash"
• Full Read access to "dev_bdvd"
Connect with your choice of FTP client - Prefered is the old "ftp" from the command line, however Filezilla seems to work, allowing only one connection, and disabling PASV support.
Furthermore, the Server does not support some commands (like rename, of all things!) so make sure what you do counts!
Use the IP shown on the screen - make sure to have your net connection up and running before hand (wired is so much faster)