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October 22, 2012 // 9:33 pm - Sony Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced today that PS3 System Software Update v4.30 is incoming tomorrow with details below!

Download: PS3 Firmware 4.30 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 4.30 Update (EU)

To quote: Next Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be releasing a new system software update for PlayStation 3 (version 4.30). With this update we have made several changes to how Trophies are displayed on your PlayStation 3.

The Trophy Collection will now reside under PlayStation Network on the XMB. Trophies that you have earned playing PlayStation Vita games are now displayed on your PlayStation 3. You will also be able to see your Trophy level and progress towards the next level while viewing your trophy collection.

By the beginning of November 2012, we will retire the services available through the Life with PlayStation application. In conjunction with its retirement, we will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update.

This includes the conclusion of our participation with Stanford University's [email protected], a distributed computing project aimed at understanding protein folding, misfolding and studying the causes of a variety of diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's as well as various cancers.

We'd like to thank the more than 15 million users that have participated in the program since it started on PS3 in 2007. PS3 users have donated in total more than 100 million computation hours to the [email protected] project to date, and as a result, contributing greatly to Stanford University's Alzheimer 's disease research.

Considering the contribution PS3 has made to the project, we decided to retire it as a result of discussions with Stanford University.

Vijay Pande, [email protected] research lead at Stanford University, had this to say about your contributions:

"The PS3 system was a game changer for [email protected], as it opened the door for new methods and new processors, eventually also leading to the use of GPUs. We have had numerous successes in recent years.

Specifically, in a paper just published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, we report on tests of predictions from earlier [email protected] simulations, and how these predictions have led to a new strategy to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

The next steps, now underway at Stanford, are to take this lead compound and help push it towards a viable drug. It’s too early to report on our preliminary results there, but I’m very excited that the directions set out in this paper do appear to be bearing fruit in terms of a viable drug (not just a drug candidate)."

Update: PS3 Firmware 4.30 is now live, and below are the lv0.self / lv0.elf for 4.30 from Jericho417 and also a PS3 Shop Firmware 4.26 lv0 extracted appldr then unselfed by TechnoDon followed by the 4.30 appldr ELF decrypted from lv0 by nathan_r32_69.

From zadow28: same keys for ofw 4.30, guess cfw 4.30 is coming

Download: PS3 Firmware 4.30 lv0 Decrypted / PS3 Firmware 4.30 lv0 Decrypted (by zadow28) / PS3 Firmware 4.30 lv0 Decrypted by xxmcvapourxx / PS3 Firmware 4.26 Decrypted Appldr.elf / PS3 Firmware 4.30 Decrypted Appldr.ELF / appldr430.elf.elf by zadow28 / PS3 LV0 and Encapsulated Loaders CEX 4.30 / VSH.elf 4.30 CEX (Decrypted) by tjhooker73 and danixleet / PS3 4.30 / 4.31 LV1 / LV2 Dumps from SammyG0080

From pounou: That contain lv0-and encapsulated loaders CEX 4.30 with inside appldr.elf + isoldr.elf + lv0-430.elf + lv2ldr.elf. I can see one thing different, the size of the lv2ldr.elf is 98 ko before i patch with kakaroto script and after 425 ko !

From PatrickBatman: Got these out of appldr430.elf (might be named with wrong firmware but there 3.65-4.20 app-pub keys - actually the NPDRM key)

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From opoisso893:

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In order those are:

  • 0.80-0.92 (rev 0x00)
  • 0.92-2.36 (rev 0x01)
  • 2.36 (rev 0x02)
  • 3.40-3.42 (rev 0x04)
  • 3.40-3.42 (rev 0x05)
  • 3.50 (rev 0x07)

In appldr430 we have all the pub keys and Ctype keys :

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Now we need to find the erk and the riv key.

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#20 - G Sus - October 25, 2012 // 5:03 pm
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very good point about resident evil fix, lets hope they share the info

#19 - technodon - October 25, 2012 // 4:58 pm
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i opened 4.30 applder in hex editor but it seems after 3.60 sony ecrypted the erk and riv keys gonna need a way to decrypt them someone already knows how though cause the resident evil 6 reboot fix was released and also 3.60 keys were released and they were encrypted in appldr too, i found these show up in scetool from 4.30 appldr:

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#18 - ph4rcyd3 - October 24, 2012 // 4:05 pm
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Judging by the scene news, this week, looks like a major storm just hit Sony's fan. I'm on 4.21 but I need to update, since I'm a PSN Plus member. KOF XIII, here I go. I'll buy another ps3 sometime in the future, to play with these new tools. Thanks for all the work of PS3 News staff on keeping it updated almost instantly. Keep it up, guys.


#17 - G Sus - October 24, 2012 // 10:19 am
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the more features sony remove or block, the more cfw users they create. if they had just left other os alone chances are it would have been a lot longer before it was hacked.

serves them right they do it to themselves.

#16 - PS4 News - October 24, 2012 // 10:19 am
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I would say no as it's been just a few hours since 4.30 was released and the 4.30 appldr has already been decrypted (at bottom of article).

#15 - kalberto - October 24, 2012 // 10:15 am
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me too, wont update to my third ps3

wait for the experts to test it, first, did sony added a new security to run the game or not...

#14 - NotJustAnyRob - October 24, 2012 // 5:09 am
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Elser well said man. I'm starting to hate everything that sony is doing now. Matter of fact i won't update my PS3 now.

#13 - elser1 - October 24, 2012 // 3:55 am
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what a shame. i'm so sick of updating everything all the time and i hate the new store. i'll not buy anything there now as its garbage as the whole ps3 is becoming. just as killzone hd came out too. oh well. go broke sony. very annoyed and dissatisfied customer.

#12 - PS4 News - October 24, 2012 // 3:16 am
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I have updated the main article with the download links as 4.30 is now live along with some decrypted details at the bottom.. will continue to update it as more details are available.

#11 - Foo - October 23, 2012 // 4:52 am
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How can they take about Life With Playstation?!?!? NOO I may have been like the only one who used it, that and FatH. They passed the time so well D: Imma bring it back @.@