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May 1, 2012 // 10:13 pm - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer PsDev has updated PS3Tools GUI Edition to version 1.1B adding a Dev_Flash dumper as outlined in the changlog below.

Download: PS3Tools GUI Edition v1.1B Application

To quote: CHANGES:

  • Added Dev_flash and Dev_flash3 dumper
  • Removed conf editor
  • Removed space wasting buttons
  • Added other tools section
  • Cleaner GUI
  • No extra tab screen
  • Faster
  • Less memory by about 4mb


  • No more random cmd box popping up.
  • Fixed memory issue
  • Fixed permissions glitch


  • Can unpack any PS3 firmwares dev_flash.
  • Can unpack any "PS3" Firmware up to date. Gets really fast after first or second use.
  • A console is built into the program showing you the exact log a cmd would.
  • Can Decrypt PS3/PSP retail PKG files (Signed by sony installable via OFW).
  • Can readself of, Appldr, lv0, lv1ldr, lv2ldr, isoldr, EBOOT.BIN or if any of the things that you want to read are not listed on a button you can run a custom command to do it, for example: aim_spu_module.self just type that in where it says input and it will read it. So any file that is possible to use via readself, can be done in a fast manor 1-2 sec.
  • An awesome Core_os_package tool that can decrypt, extract and encrypt the Core_os_package.pkg all in about 1-2 sec.
  • Sign pkg for 3.55 or 3.41
  • UnSELF a file.
  • Build SELF a file.
  • Whenever a tar file is modified, it's permissions need to be set, this tool can do that for you. fix the tar file for the following FW. retail fw up to 3.72, debug fw up to 3.72 and retail and debug fw 4.0.


Lets use a example: If you want to unpack a ps3 update just get the PS3UPDAT.PUP (Don't change the name of any file in ps3 FW keep original) and put in tool folder, run my program click unpack and it will unpack it.

So like if you want to fix tar make sure the update_files.tar stays the same name and put in the main folder where program is located.. same for anyfile keep the original name. So it's pretty simpe just drag the file that you want the tool to do something with and keep the original name.

Here is a video I made (I am pretty bad a videos) to help it' a tutorial that covers everything. If some one else could make a better one that would be awesome. THIS VIDEO IS FOR THE BETA VERSION. STILL HELPFUL


PS3Tools GUI Edition will create two new files for the Core_os_package. "decrypted_core_os" and "CORE_OS_PACKAGE_ENCRYPTED.pkg" don't change the name of the decrypted one or else you won't be able to encrypt it.

PS3Tools GUI Edition v1.1B Updated, PS3 Dev_Flash Dumper Added

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#15 - barrybarryk - December 4, 2011 // 4:28 pm
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Yeah Math is holding his hand though so you can be pretty sure that won't lead anywhere.

#14 - Foo - December 4, 2011 // 3:41 pm
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If you read this guys Tweets he seems to know something.

#13 - HeyManHRU - December 4, 2011 // 4:08 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Sure, the micro one with Hulk Hogan in it.

Boss, how about we start a midget wrestling promotion.

#12 - wwywong - December 4, 2011 // 2:45 am
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What a shame! And he claimed himself a "ps3 dev"? It's more like a college student project! He should be worry if it takes more than 5 min!! And him dare to brag about it is really amazing. No offense to other dev in the scene, +rep to all of you out there.

#11 - adrianc1982 - December 4, 2011 // 2:00 am
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I didn't expect less from you

#10 - PS4 News - December 4, 2011 // 1:05 am
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Sure, the micro one with Hulk Hogan in it.

#9 - adrianc1982 - December 4, 2011 // 1:02 am
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but you are going to post the midget fight right?

#8 - niwakun - December 3, 2011 // 8:25 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Tidusnake666 View Post

If someone really needs this, anyone can write such app for path checks and identifying CFW version, even me (just say so, it's half an hour job in any programming language, except assembler ).

you can already get the code for it on MFW source. Not really that hard to integrate it to this, but anyway it's pointless.

#7 - Tidusnake666 - December 3, 2011 // 5:43 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by niwakun View Post
hmmm... to be short

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its not really that great app, plus if you place a OFW, it tells that CFW is there, no checking of actual files has been done.

100%. IIRC, some dev had an app that cheks Update.pup for the version.

If someone really needs this, anyone can write such app for path checks and identifying CFW version, even me (just say so, it's half an hour job in any programming language, except assembler ).

But I really do not get involved in this, because I can see this PsDev tweeting over the world that I've stolen his "idea", etc, etc, all this PS3 scene drama, you know the drill.

#6 - mod632 - December 3, 2011 // 5:43 pm
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I really can't believe on what RealPsDev wasting they his time (even if it is 5min lol), pointless app that we don't need and now someone will say *you should be grateful* and i am but not with something like this.

He even posted thread on how to dump LV0 but of course, others have to do it but no Dev who thinks he knows how.. basically same as math's walkthrough.

sorry if this sound disrespectful but we all hoping.