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February 4, 2012 // 5:18 pm - Today the Rebug Team have made available a LV2 Loader PKG PS3 homebrew application for PlayStation 3 developers.

Download: LV2 Loader PS3 Homebrew Application

To quote: LV2 Loader is a tool for devs to allow the quick testing of modified lv2_kernel.self by launching it from the root of dev_flash without the risk of bricking the PS3 or need for a flasher if the new kernel does not work.

The app will run on any 3.15, 3.41, 3.55 CEX or DEX firmware that has lv1 mmap and lv2 peek and poke patches. It also has udp_printf support which will return the offset of the lv2 boot path in lv1 and a little bit of info about what it is doing.

It works by searching lv1 memory for the lv2_kernel.self boot path then modifying it to point to the root of dev_flash instead. After it finishes searching and patching the path LV2 Loader will reboot lv2 gameos without rebooting lv1.

If the app has already been ran once and the user attempts to run it again before rebooting lv1 or the current lv2 kernel does not have peek and poke it will return you to the XMB.


Using FTP or multiMAN/file manager place your modified lv2_kernel.self into the root of dev_flash on your PS3.


1: Install lv2_loader.pkg
2: Run LV2 Loader from XMB
3: PS3 will beep and reboot. (If you do not hear a beep it has not worked)

NOTE: As long as you do not reboot lv1 you can continue to use the new path and change the lv2_kernel.self each time if you wish.


Q: Can LV2 Loader boot DEX lv2_kernel.self?
A: YES. It will require your PS3 to be QA flagged. Don’t be fooled though. Just because you can boot the DEX lv2 kernel does not mean it will magically function like a DEX. For that to happen it will require more patching but this certainly makes the road easier to figuring it out.

Q: Can LV2 Loader boot lv2_kernel.self from a higher firmware?
A: In testing, booting a 3.56 lv2 kernel resigned for 3.55 worked without any problems. Keep in mind that amongst other things, the ps3 is still using the lower firmware’s appldr so there is no real advantage to doing this at the moment.

Q: Can this brick my PS3?
A: NO, NO, NO. The whole point of LV2 Loader is to prevent this from happening during your development of lv2 patches.

Q: Isn’t the offset for the lv2 boot path the same for all PS3?
A: NO. In testing on five different PS3 we came across seven dramaticly different offsets. Infact one of the PS3 at one stage or another in testing used four of the same offsets as the others and has now returned to the original offset from when we started.

Q: How do I reboot the PS3 without rebooting lv1 hypervisor?
A: Using glevend’s Reboot app will let you reboot the PS3 and maintain the modified lv2 boot path. As a bonus for REBUG users when changing modes with Rebug Selector the PS3 will reboot from the new path as well.

Q: As a user of REBUG firmware, if I boot the DEX lv2 kernel does that mean I am running DEX firmware on a retail PS3?
A: YES. REBUG uses the entire DEX firmware apart from 3 or 4 sprx (to allow QA flag support mainly) and uses the CEX lv2_kernel.self. Booting the DEX lv2_kernel.self will in effect, complete the set.


~ Codename: REBUG

Credit and Thanks:

As always to graf and glevend for the hypervisor work.
Big thanks to Dean for the handy memory mapping tip and adding support for LV2 Loader into multiMAN at the last minute.

LV2 Loader PS3 Homebrew Application Arrives from Rebug Team

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#314 - Natepig - September 13, 2012 // 2:33 pm
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I've run into some trouble after installing the pkg. It asks for a system software update, so I'm checking about other spoofers and stuff. Will report back in 10 mins.

It seems that this only works with fckpsn as there is a problem with the pkg. Man this thread is quiet. I would have expected more activity than just little old me.

#313 - PS4 News - September 12, 2012 // 4:29 pm
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Following up on his previous spoofer, today French PlayStation 3 scene developer SonGoku84 (aka SGK) has released what he calls SGK Enable / Disable Spoof for PS3 Firmware 4.25 to access PSN again with Custom Firmware (CFW).

Currently it's getting mixed reports whether it works properly or not (some say FckPSN is still required), but for those who wish to give it a try it's below with a rough translation (via, as follows:

Download: SGK Enable / Disable Spoof for PS3 Firmware 4.25 on PSN with CFW / SGK Enable / Disable Spoof for PS3 Firmware 4.25 on PSN with CFW (Mirror) / SGK-CFW-SPOOF-4.25.pkg / SGK-CFW-SPOOF-4.25.pkg (Mirror) / SGK-CFW-SPOOF-4.25.pkg (Mirror #2)


  • Make sure that you don't have any other spoofs installed if you do then uninstall it.
  • Download SGK-ENABLE DISABLE SPOOF 4.25.pkg and install it from "Install Packages".

For CFW Cobra

1: Uninstall other spoofs via Multiman
2: Return to XMB
3: To enable start SGK ENABLE/DISABLE PSN.pkg. It will ask you 2x press YES to activate 2 questions.
4: To disable start a new SGK ENABLE/DISABLE SPOOF Unable 4.25.pkg and it will ask to disable, press YES.
5: Enjoy the PSN

TrueBlue CFW

1: Downgrade your dongle in 2.5
2: Return to XMB
3: Start SGK-ENABLE DISABLE PSN.pkg. It will ask you 2x press YES to activate 2 questions.
4: To disable start a new SGK ENABLE/DISABLE SPOOF Unable 4.25.pkg and it will ask to disable, press YES.
5: Enjoy the PSN

All 3.55 CFW/Standard?

1: Uninstall other spoofs via Multiman (Rebug spoof style 2.2 4.11)
2: Return to XMB
3: Start SGK-ENABLE DISABLE SPOOF 4.25.pkg. It will ask you 2x press YES to activate 2 questions.
4: To disable run SGK-ENABLE DISABLE SPOOF 4.25.pkg again and it will ask to disable, press YES.

PSN (SEN) Enabler / Disabler 4.25 Q&A:

Q: Is this tool safe?
A: Yes. it is, this have a restore process if something goes wrong for prevent RSOD

Q: It works with all CFW?
A: Nop, only with CFW 3.55 and 3.56 (PKG precompiled and fixed)

Q: It works on OFW?
A: Nop, only for CFW

Q: I have RSOD/Black Screen, how can i solve it?
A: Reinstall your CFW in Recovery Mode

Q: Fix is already complete but i have an error while log in SEN
A: Go to Recovery Mode and choose Restore Default Settings, Rebuild Database and Restore File System. In some cases you need to change your login password

Q: It works with DRM dongles?
A: Yes, but you need to have dongle update 2.51 and not 2.70

Q: I have CFW Rebug but when PS3 starts shows Black Screen
A: Make sure you don't have any spoof and Rebug Mode in Normal before installing, to fix Reinstall CFW from Recovery Menu

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#312 - drphuz - July 9, 2012 // 10:15 pm
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This version of Rogero 3.4 has PSN access:

#311 - technodon - July 9, 2012 // 9:52 pm
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can anyone else confirm that this has now stopped working? if you are still signed in you will no longer be able to connect on 3.55 once you have signed out!

#310 - dalegend2k10 - June 13, 2012 // 6:01 pm
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On the 3.55.2 version 7 everything good to go. Rebug got it going on.

#309 - CDR022 - June 11, 2012 // 10:04 pm
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If it is of any help to anyone then I managed to make this work.

I downloaded the app from PSN which is version 1.03. When you first run it it requires an update to version 1.04 to continue; I believe there was a similar issue with Netflix.

When you upgrade to 1.04 then you get error 80010017. So I downloaded the original file at version 1.03 and edited the PARAM.SFO file to read version 1.04 using PS3 FTP Client v2.8 and now it signs in fine.

#308 - technodon - June 11, 2012 // 7:44 pm
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for now, unless they release a patch for it

#307 - CDR022 - June 11, 2012 // 7:38 pm
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Thought as much, so there is no way to run Lovefilm on any CFW, even if it is spoofed to 4.11?

Meaning dual boot would be the only solution to keep CFW usability?

#306 - technodon - June 11, 2012 // 7:27 pm
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it wont work on OFW 3.55, you need to be on 4.11

#305 - CDR022 - June 11, 2012 // 7:17 pm
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So the only way to use Lovefilm or Netflix is to be on OFW?