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Thread: PS3 Acid CFW - XMB Custom Firmware XML Hack Pack Released

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    cfwprophet Guest

    PS3 Acid CFW - XMB Custom Firmware XML Hack Pack Released

    Update: Test 2 is now available, with complete details on the changes outlined HERE.

    Here is what I call PS3 Acid CFW, an XMB custom firmware XML hack pack for the PlayStation 3 console.

    I spend the last days in playing around with PS3 FW files and have modified some of them and hopefully unlocked nearly ALL Debug options.

    I mainly have edited the RCO's and their XML's. It's phenomenal what can be done with a simple XML file.

    Download: PS3 Acid CFW - XMB Custom Firmware XML Hack Pack

    The Wii works on the same way, but anyway we can change the whole XMB via the XML's. It was a childs play to add some paths from one XML to another and add additional download paths for contents that before was only download able into one path. (eg PS3HDD or PS3 only games).

    In my country nearly all chips that can be used to make a PSGroove are sold out. I still have some ATmega8 chips at home but I need to modify the source to get the thing running.

    The LUFA software USB LIB doesn't support ATmega8 so I'm trying to use a other smaller soft USB but I will need some days more until I can compile the first hex.

    Therefore, I am putting out these modified FW files for PS3 to let other guys test if you wish.

    Be careful what you're doing and don't UPDATE. I tried to block every update option but as I said it's the first time and it's not sure that every thing works like it should. But together we will find it out. ;)

    - First download a PS3 FW Dump first (THIS is the one I used) so you can replace the files with the PS3 Acid CFW file linked above, and put only the folders from "PS3 Hacked FW files" on your USB stick into the dev_flash folder. Make sure to not have any additional files on it !!

    - Extract the contents of dev_flash2.rar on your desktop. Use the xRegistry app (or PS3 Multi Tool) to edit the your own one and activate the debug options. I have set a bit flag but don't know if it will work in case that every reg file I have don't include one single bit flag. But as SKFU told us I have set a flag instead of a value.

    - After that is done, put the xReg back on your PS3. Now insert the USB stick with our CFW and load the files with USB Firm Loader.

    Let me know if it works and play around a bit, tell me what is working and what not. Currently only English and German should display ALL Debug options. Support for other languages will follow soon.

    Below are a few things of what would be changed:

    PS3 Debug Options activated:

    - Hax_Home/PS3_Game/
    - Install PKG
    - Check
    - Lock
    - Unlock
    - Chancel Purchase
    - Delate
    - Update via HDD
    - Delate Update from HDD
    - Title Store Preview (Store)
    - Title Store Preview (In Game)
    - Import
    - Export
    - Quick Sign Up
    - Performance Bar
    - No Memory Limit
    - Quick Preview
    - Owner Information
    - Fake HDD Size
    - CORE Dump
    - Game Debug

    PS3 System Hacks:

    - Block Updates
    - Block Online Updates
    - Block Game Updates
    - Unlocked Secret Debug Options
    - Unlocked PSP Only (now you can copy PSP only tiles on any media)
    - Unlocked Pocketstation
    - Unlocked PS2
    - Unlocked System Driver Pocketstation
    - Unlocked System Driver PS2

    I will now continue working on the ATmega8 mod and hope that I can get it small enough.

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    Apr 2005

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    Thanks cfwprophet, I have added this to the Site News for you and +Rep... it reminds me a little of nXMB with the dev_flash modding, but more geared towards Debug options at the moment.

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    Tokyo Rain Guest
    How about the debug option that allows you to swap X and O for input/cancel ?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    This may be what you are seeking, not sure though:

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    Tokyo Rain Guest
    Thanks Boss, that'll work for now.

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    Apr 2005

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    righi Guest
    wow!! amazing job dude!! congratz

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    dodole Guest
    who is gonna try this?

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    bluemages Guest
    WOW NICE!!! job manito keep up !!

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    CJPC Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by dodole View Post
    who is gonna try this?
    Well, its really a culmination of the hodge-podge of hacks to turn your console from a retail to a pseudo-dev box.

    I mean, it enables many of the features a dev unit has, with the proper XML's, and then registry edits.

    However, of course - it isn't a real debug, at least not yet, still missing a few files (like, the debugger)!

    I'm sure someone will figure out a way to do it, however many people will probably not be happy to leak their dev_flash files, if it devalues their PS3 TEST.

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