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October 17, 2013 // 11:09 pm - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 developer Habib (aka smhabib) has updated his HABIB CEX 4.50 PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) to version 1.03 which disables BD Cinavia for the first time in PS3 CFW history.

Download: HABIB CEX-4.50 V1.03 (194.77 MB) / HABIB 4.50 V1.03.PUP (Mirror) / HABIB_4.50_V1.03.PUP (Mirror #2) / HABIB_4.50_V1.03.PUP (Mirror #3) / HABIB_4.50_V1.03.PUP (Mirror #4)

MD5: 108B8CAD987C771B374056CD72B18D6E
Size: 194.77 MB


1.) Made out of 4.50 ofw
2.) Have install package files and app_home
3.) Have ReActPSN compatibility
4.) Patched all coreos ecdsa check
5.) Patched lv2 to add peek/poke support
6.) Patched lv1 to disable lv2 protection
7.) Patched lv1 to add peek/ poke support
8.) It can run games signed with keys up to 4.50
9.) Can be updated over any cfw
10.) Can be updated over 3.55 ofw
11.) Added no bt/bd patches
12.) RSOD bypass
13.) ReActPSN offline patch added
14.) Better system stability
15.) PSP remaster support added
16.) QA flag enabled by default if ps3 was QA on 3.55
17.) Removed remote play restriction
18.) In game screenshot enabled
19.) Cinavia protection removed (new in v1.02)
20.) Cinavia protection disabled on your Blu-ray (new in v1.03)

From Habib: I wonder why people took so much time to patch cinavia on bd and avchd (scared of sony?). Took me 5 min:

1. decrypt plugin
2. search for patch in ida (main part)
3. patch it
4. re-encrypt it
5. re-pack pup

job done...

Habib CEX 4.50 V1.03 PS3 CFW Custom Firmware is Now Available

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#148 - pedro800 - January 7, 2014 // 9:16 pm
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i'll try it

#147 - Sejuice - January 7, 2014 // 12:36 am
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can anyone please upload the pup?

i cant unzip on this pc.

#146 - misiozol - January 6, 2014 // 5:58 am
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metzen you are right and bit wrong , fat models have been NOR as well in fact all models from CECHHxx onwards are NOR

#145 - metzen - January 6, 2014 // 4:31 am
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Is your ps3 a phat or slim? Slim = NOR

The hard drive is held in by one blue screw on the slim. You need to first lift the small square covering on the bottom of your unit and then you will see it. Once you have removed that screw the front faceplate where the hard drive is slides out to the right.

Below is a video explaining the process:

Hope it helps and good luck

#144 - hishamage - January 5, 2014 // 6:39 pm
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first i think you should click restore default while in safe mode then reboot then click restore ps3 then use a downgrader pup file or a 4.53 cfw like mine or stevens or someones

#143 - w6rm0ng3r - January 5, 2014 // 1:25 pm
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Sorry, i searched and couldn't find the post

How do i rebuild the database, and if it comes to swapping hdd - how do i do that and how can i see if it's NOR?

#142 - misiozol - January 5, 2014 // 1:17 pm
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M8 just 2 posts lower is nearly same thing , why ppl go to 4.53 its pointless and bricks building up , try other 4.53 cfw , try rebuilt database , if console is NOR try swap hdd , otherwise is hardware flasher.

#141 - w6rm0ng3r - January 5, 2014 // 1:04 pm
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Hello everyone,

I updated my ps3 with HABIB's 4.53 CEX CFW update and my PS3 failed to update. Now it reboots every time into safe mode, and i have tried updating with any other CFW update, but it wont work.

Any suggestions on what to do? And how do i get my PS3 back into "normal" again?

Help will be very appreciated

#140 - StanSmith - January 1, 2014 // 8:29 pm
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My console AND account got banned because I went online with it. I did NOT play games online, just was on PSN with a CFW console and they banned me.

So if you want to risk going online to play backups its always your own risk. They will ban you for the smallest thing. As I said I did nothing just have CFW installed and got banned.

It was 3.55CFW that I had installed. The one that if you flashed OFW3.55 there was no proof a CFW was installed at all and they banned me.

#139 - infinity4 - January 1, 2014 // 5:26 am
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My PS3 is at the moment on Rebug 4.46. Is it possible to play online with an actually Custom Firmware like Habib 4.53?

I mean play with backups.