42w ago - Following up on the PS3 NOR Inspector v0.01 and his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer BwE has made available a BwE NOR Validator Public HTML Edition v1.01 PS3 homebrew application followed by v1.02, v1.14 and newer revisions with details below.
59w ago - Below is a video tutorial from GameBlamer on YouTube demonstrating how to dump PS Vita games via the recently released PS3 CFW 4.21.
It has not been confirmed yet and I am not the uploader, I just found it randomly so consider it a proof-of-concept if it ends up working or an 'entertainment purposes only' video if not.
The video is partly in English and part in German, and although it can be followed if anyone wishes to translate the German parts to English or make a new video let us know and we will update this article with it... those interested can check it out below!
Finally, from wololo (via wololo.net/2012/10/25/backing-up-vita-games-using-the-new-4-21-cfw-by-rogero/) on the above video to quote:
Backing up Vita games using the new 4.21 CFW by Rogero
Have you ever worried about Sony's financial situation, and what would happen to your hard earned Cash if they were to close? I certainly have.
For a long while now Sony have not been in the best financial state and could possibly face bankruptcy in the future. If this were to happen, then...
To quote: PS3 Nor Dump Auto-Patcher v0.01 by Rogero
Compatible with both E3 and ProgSkeet Nor dumps.
Checking your PS3 Nor Dump if it is Byte-Reversed or No.
Applying the correct downgrade patches depending on the Dump type detected.
Eliminating the need to byte-swap the dump in order to apply the patches.
Making the patching easier rather then using several programs to do it.
N.B: Always make several Nor Dumps and Validate your dump properly before proceeding to patch it and Flash it back. This link has all the info needed to validate the Dump: ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Validating_flash_dumps. A PS3 without a valid Nor/Nand Dump is non-recoverable.
In related news anaria has released a PS3 NORDumpTool.exe and NORValidator v0.9.5 with details below:
73w ago - Following up on his Quick PS3 CoreOS Image Tool code release and recent hints, today PlayStation 3 developer Naehrwert has made available PS3 Dump_Rootkey code and a brief guide below so users can dump their own PlayStation 3 root key without Linux.
Naehrwert has also confirmed that Asbestos PKG only works in 3.41. He has posted the AsbestOS and Source Code to change the offset for people to adapt it to other PS3 Firmware versions and tul compiled the ELF to an AsbestOS...
74w ago - Following up on the recent PS3 C2D CEX to DEX Flash Patcher and PS3Tools GUI Edition v2.6, today I have released a CEX2DEX application that will allow you to extract the METLDR from ANY (NOR / NAND) PlayStation 3 flash dump and create a valid DEX (Debug / Test) flash from the given CEX (Retail) flash.