Thread: Possible small PS3 XMB hack
04-02-2010 #1mj1987 Guest
Possible small PS3 XMB hack
I dont know if this has been posted before but it appears that Sony can add applications and weblinks to XMB using XML while trying to get around the 3.21 firmware lock out I installed PS3 proxy server and followed the tutorials but when the PS3 connected to the PSN it downloaded this file.
It appears that the PS3 only downloads this file every so often ( I tried redirecting the Iplayer link to Youtube and it didnt work)
I managed to change the Now TV link countries location to "UK" and it appeared on my XMB but only when I logged into the Hong Kong PSN. (It didnt appear when I logged onto the Hong Kong PSN just before hand)
My guess is that the PS3 checks the server and decides to download the updated TV services XML file every so often. But also allows for the possibility of the Now TV PKG to be replaced with another PKG file which might be a way of getting PKG files installed onto the XMB.
04-02-2010 #2zefie Guest
04-03-2010 #3ionbladez Guest
Yo guys, I've done this stuff before when I figured out how to replace the information board files and such, that was < 3.0.
if my little trick still works, you should still also be able to uninstall life with playstation, then install the old "[email protected]" by redirecting it.
that worked, but last I had a ps3 was fw 2.85 or something.
04-03-2010 #4mj1987 Guest
I dont know if you guys would nessescarily need to change the region of the console. Just change the country that recieves that service in the XML file. it doesnt appear to be very region specific the XML file as services from Korea and Hong Kong are listed, The Hong Kong one even has an app and an identification number for that app.
so for example Koreas Kook TV the package ID is HP9000-NPHA70006_00-0000000000000100
and the file name for Koreas Kook TV is HP9000-NPHA70006_00-0000000000000100.pkg
The file name for Warhawk is
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So my guess is Warhawks Package ID would be UP9000-NPUA80077_00-0000000000000083
so you could produce a legitimate package ID and download URL.
04-03-2010 #5zefie Guest
afaik though the problem with replacing pkgs that have DRM on them is that it won't have the authorization. So you could replace [email protected] with Warhawk, but it won't run, and will just be a waste of space and time. At least when I tried stuff like this, it did that.
As for the TV stuff, I have some international accounts, but they seem to do more checks with GeoIP, because even on my EU account, I cannot access VidZone. Says I'm not in a valid country or something. Maybe I did that wrong.
04-04-2010 #6infernoassassin Guest
i also try some ways. how about to make a copy of psn and make all data free i mean i already hacked a whole site with ubuntu i got all orders and images and scripts from sites source.
04-04-2010 #7moneymaker Guest
Not to mention thath if SSL would be required the proxy thing would go nowhere...