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PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.2 Released by JaicraB!


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237w ago - Just over a week ago SKFU reported on PS3 Custom Firmware, and today Spanish PS3 developer JaicraB has made it a reality and released a PS3 PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader!

Download: PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.2

To quote from his site (linked above), roughly translated:

"This program allows to simulate the dev_flash from USB. Allowing a Custom Firmware. We may modify the files of our new dev_flash (USB) as we please, without running the risk of throwing away the PS3.

It is a beta version, probably find bugs. I will continue working on it when time permits me. Remember that suffers no risk to the console. All that is changed the new dev_flash'll be doing really USB.

Requirements:

• Syscall PEEK and POKE.

Installation:

1. Copy the "FTP server" the entire contents of the / dev_flash the USB (the root).
2. Copy the JaiC_USB_FIRM_LOADER.pkg also the root of the USB.
3. Install the package.

Use:

1. Insert the USB into the PS3.
2. Run USB LOADER FIRM. After a few seconds will return to the XMB. The new firmare is loaded.

You will see that whatever you do the USB will be launched. Ideal for amending RCO, exchange modules, as you imagine.

IMPORTANT!

Do not update while in Live Firmware Mode. It will reboot, setting the original dev_flash back, and then it will update! Do not update from USB FIRMWARE LOADER!"

PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.2 Released by JaicraB!

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#257 - PS4 News - 236w ago
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Continue discussion in the v0.3 thread here guys: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hacks/ps3-usb-custom-firmware-loader-v0-3-released-jaicrab-113097.html

#256 - hunterrr - 236w ago
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Does anyone know what the swreset.sprx plugin is? I'm trying to find the plugin that "resets" the PS3 before flashing the new firmware.. If this is the case perhaps we can rename it to just swreset1.sprx and then the PS3 will flash the Fw without restarting? Ive renamed alot of files without anything bad happening ive even renamed the poweroff_plugin but after you load the FW off the USB the system wont respond.. Anybody also know the plugin that forces updates, or which plugin its with?

#255 - XSamurai - 236w ago
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For those of you still cant get it to work. Had the same blackscreen issue as many users here.

Made a 1:1 dump of the data through awesome filebrowser and also one through winscp. Both didnt work with my psgroove 1.1 (at90usbkey, source compiled on my own).

And here comes the solution: I flashed Hermes version of the psgroove to my at90 and voila: The previously made dump boots flawlessly!

So it seems like some functions, payloads or anything i cant even imagine seems to lack in this version (compiled the source of psgroove 1.1 from github).

By the way, is there an tut on how to setup the linux environment on an windows machine to compile this new sort of grooves which seem to need software that is just available for linux? As it seems to be needed for further releases of the psgroove or his mods would be great if anybody can make a tut for the not so experienced linux users

#254 - xynuerz - 236w ago
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Here is a small manual which must be changed so that PS1 games are playable using Psgroove.

you have to change one some line in the category_game_tool2.xml

These three parts I have edited so it is possible PS1 games to play. because my 80GB PS3 not PS2-supported, for the PS2 have the support it should work.


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It can also, optionally, the entries should be added for PS2_CD.

There'm still looking at the possibilities on which it places to change settings so that also run PS1 backups, and the functional support for the PS2 I have not I discovered assume that it is located in a file SPRX.

Perhaps one of the following SPRX files it could be.
dev_flash/vsh/module/
bdp_disccheck_plugin
game_ext_plugin
game_indicator_plugin
gamedata_plugin
gamelib_plugin

#253 - erik98 - 236w ago
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this file brings back PS1/PS2 compatibility on 60GB and 20GB fat PS3 in debug mode. it hasn't been tested on slim yet. i guess it won't bring backwards compatibility to slim, but it's worth a try.

ps: i don't have a slim so i can't test... works on 60GB fat so far

#252 - Red 13 - 236w ago
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I changed this part of the code in the category_game_tool2.xml

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to

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So now i am able to load pkg's from the hdd. And i can put pkg' on the same usb stick that has the FW on it. I havent tried, but i might work adding som new "Query's", insted of replacing the usb6 and the usb7. And i can put pkg' on the usb stick that has the FW on it.

Question: Can PSGroove be modifyed to load the dev_flash from usb? So we dont need to start usb firm loader every time?

#251 - xynuerz - 236w ago
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at the moment I'm working a little with the custom firmware loader and have my ps1 and ps2 memory card in it again. ok for those with psgroove 1.1 Work and would like to see the PS1 / 2 Memory Card, you need the following entry in the Insert category_game_tool2.xml

After

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now put:

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Another Deteil category_game.xml found in the

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there is more or less a query what the media terms PS1 and PS3 will be so recognized. But PS2 is not recognized and not represented there. Maybe this has now irgenteiner an idea what is about for the PS2 there must I hope this time my English is better

at the moment I'm working a little with the costum firmware loader

and have my ps1 and ps2 memory card in it again

ok for those with psgroove 1.1 Work and would like to see the PS1 / 2 Memory Card,

you need the following entry in the Insert category_game_tool2.xml

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Another Detail i found in the category_game.xml

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there is more or less a query what the media terms PS1 and PS3 will be so recognized. But PS2 is not recognized and not represented there. Maybe this has now irgenteiner an idea what is about for the PS2 there must.

#250 - Fusseltuch - 236w ago
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@sk group
look here: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-help-support/theory-formatting-external-drive-allow-4gb-plus-files-112979.html

#249 - TechGeek990 - 236w ago
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I had a lot of trouble getting cfl to load the contents of my dev_flash on my usb flash drive.So i started changing ps3 settings from XMB then copy the contents of my dev_flash with the changes to the settings. I finally got cfl to load firmware from usb when I changed my theme settings. Apparently cfl didn't like the dynamic theme i had set. Instead i set my theme to original and cfl loads the firmware everytime! I ftp into ps3 to confirm and sure enough theres a dev_flash0 folder. If you have a dynamic theme set try changing it to original it worked for me.

P.S. After the recent events in the PS3 scene I just had to join this forum and take part in the PS3 scene! I'm a noob here but i want to try and contribute what i can to the progress of the PSJB! sry for long 1st post.

#248 - Transient - 236w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by hacked2123 View Post
Depends on how CJPC wrote it all, if it runs from RAM it should be fine.

What happens if you put the other PS3's hdd in a USB case, then run FTP? Will it interpret the CELL_FS?


Someone else tried that in another thread. The result was that the HDD wasn't mounted at all. I think we'd need a homebrew app that instructs the PS3 to mount the drive via USB using CELL_FS.







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