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174w ago - Today Chinese PlayStation 3 developer Hotz8611 has updated the PSN exdata license reactivation tool ReActPSN to version 2.0 for PS3 CFW users with a patched VSH.Self file and backup samples included alongside a guide on running full PlayStation Network games below.

Download: ReActPSN 2.0 Update for PS3 / Patched VSH.Self for ReActPSN 2.0 / 146 Backup and 20+ Link Samples / 1142 .Rap and .Edat File Link Samples / 139 PS1 Link Samples / ExData (Updated) / ReActPSN 1.11 Update for PS3 / ReActPSN 1.10 Update for PS3 / ReActPSN 1.00 for PS3

To quote: ReActPSN v2.0 - First OFFLINE PSN license generator.

  • Backup license without any private information.
  • Power on PS3, Running of all PSN contents same as official activation.
  • ReActPSNv 2.0 must needs an 8byte patch for vsh.self.
  • Compatible with reActPSN v1.11.

Be sure to check out the ongoing ReActPSN Game Releases for PS3 CFW All in One Place thread as well.

Working on PlayStation 3 CFW 3.41 & CFW 3.55, 256MB NAND ROM model no tested!

Maybe not work on:

  • 256M NAND FlashRom consoles(no tested),
  • OtherOS++ (this CFW seems does not support PSN game activation)
  • Virgin PSN console with cfw3.55K (Never login PSN before, error 80010601. please upgrade it to Rebug3.55)

This tool only reactivates reActPSN1.10 or later version backup's exdata.

Backup location: dev_usb000/reActPSN/BK00xx, act.dat act.key xx.rif, private data backup. Don't share it.
Backup location: dev_usb000(1)/reActPSN/pubPSN/exdata, only xx.edat and xx.rap(16B), without any private information.

This tool has 8 functions.

1. Create new user aa, copy exdata folder (xx.edat xx.rap or any subfolders with v1.10 v2.0 backup) to dev_usb000 or dev_usb001 root. Run it, it will regenerate license from usb exdata to /dev_hdd0/home/0000000x(aa user)/, And rename aa user name to "reActPSN 2.0 xx.rif xx.edat",when finished then auto reboot.

2. Run it and keep pressed BUTTON_CIRCLE about 6s, it does make a forced full backup to dev_usb000/reActPSN/BKxxxx. xx.edat xx.rap also backup to dev_usb000(1)/reActPSN/pubPSN/exdata folder.

3. Run it and keep pressed BUTTON_L1 about 6s, it does make a forced license generation from dev_usb000(1)/exdata to user "reActPSN 2.0 xx"

4. Run it and keep pressed BUTTON_L2 about 6s, xx.edat xx.rap also backup to dev_usb000(1)/reActPSN/pubPSN/exdata folder.

5. Run it and keep pressed BUTTON_R1 about 6s, it does make a forced full backup to dev_usb000/reActPSN/BKxxxx. xx.edat xx.rap also backup to dev_usb000(1)/reActPSN/pubPSN/exdata folder. Same as function 2.

6. Run it and keep pressed BUTTON_R2 about 6s, it does make a lv2 dump to /dev_usb000/dump.bin

7. Run it once time when you log in yourself or replayGamesN_Cyyyy user account, it will reactivate yourself or all same yyyy users license. don't use this function again. But it also restores act.dat from act1.dat.

8. Run it, you can't login PSN again. All important information send to PSN is random! (Faked ID)

Note: Your PS3 USB drive must be from the right slot (not left) and any USB must be unplugged, only USB drive from the right. From gambaa:

  • Extract vsh.elf and use the one designated for your CFW or patch your own vsh.elf for your CFW. Once Again I recommend using Rebug for this so use the 3 files in 3.55.2.

Note: If you have any other CFW other than the one provided, or your OWN CFW than you've got to patch your CFW.

  • Now, for the Rebug users, you've got to put your console into NORMAL mode first. Now, go download the latest Rebug Selector if you haven't already. Open your console, go to Rebug Selector, change your console to MODE: NORMAL - XMB: DEBUG. After, restart your console.
  • Now connect your usb drive on the far right slot either usb_000 or usb_001.
  • Next open exdata.rar -> exdata, extract that one exdata folder into whatever USB Stick or HDD you use on your console. (so it looks like exdata/files and NOT exdata/psn146/exdata)
  • Now extract ReActPSN2.0.pkg and install onto your ps3.
  • Use MULTIMAN to write vsh.elf to dev_blind via file manager. You will need to enable write acces to /dev_flash at the bottom in settings.
  • Once enabled go to /dev_blind/vsh/module and copy over the 3 vsh.elf files
  • After done copy return to settings and disable write access to dev_flash. (overwrite)
  • Restart the console.
  • Run ReActPSN and hold R1 during the restart process should only take about 5 seconds. (Holding R1 will make a ReActPSN folder on the base of your usb drive with 2 folders in it "BK0001" and "pubPSN")
  • The BK0001 folder contains a backup of all the users on the system. The pubPSN folder contains all of the .rif and act.dat on the system converted into .rap/.edat format. The pubPSN folder is the one we are wanting.
  • Copy the exdata folder in pubPSN to the base of your USB drive. So it should looks like this in a File browser/manager "usb drive"/exdata/".rap files"
  • Make a new user, name it ''aa'' (without quotations)
  • Run ReActPSN again *do not push anything this time (it will rename user "aa" to reActPSN v2.0 xrif xedat )
  • When it's done (won't take long) it'll restart your console.
  • You'll notice aa has been renamed to something longer.
  • That's it. You are DONE
  • If you want to add more content to the account at a later time just add the .rap files to the exdata folder you copied earlier rename the user back to "aa" and run reActPSN again. Then just install the content you are wanting to add.

Note: You need your act.dat tied to the .rif to create valid .rap.

TUT for how to run full PSN games:

1. Install reActPSN v2.00
2. Run it and keep pressed BUTTON_R1 about 6s, make a forced full backup to dev_usb000/reActPSN/BKxxxx. Backup xx.edat xx.rap to dev_usb000/reActPSN/pubPSN/exdata folder.
3. Download vsh.self patched package, patch your CFW.
3. Import license from exdata folder. Copy exdata folder to USB media root, inserted it to dev_usb000 or dev_usb001 port. Create a new ps3 account aa. Run reActPSN, auto reboot.
4. Delete all replayGamesN_Cyyyy(v1.1x generation) user account.
5. Enjoy official PSN games now, Run PSN games.

Patched vsh.self for reActPSN 2.0 package, all tested working very well. Patch to allow verify unsigned act.dat and *.rif files for reActPSN. Files must be replaced in /dev_blind/vsh/module/ using either FTP or file manager.

  • Copy this package to USB media.
  • Run dev_blind
  • Choice patched vsh.self for your cfw (cfw Rebug has 3 files)
  • Copy vsh.self to /dev_blind/vsh/module/vsh.self (overwrite!)
  • Reboot

Note: Rebug has 3 vsh.self files: vsh.self vsh.self.cexsp vsh.self.swp your must run rebug_selector or reflash rebug cfw, make sure vsh.self are their original name.

More information for new PSN function patching..

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PS3 Custom Firmware installation steps:

1: Plug a USB stick into your computer
2: Copy the custom firmware file that you downloaded to a USB memory stick as /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP
3: Plug the USB stick into your PS3
4: Navigate to Settings Tab
5: Choose System Update
6: Choose Update via Storage Media
7: It will say it found Version 3.55
8: Choose OK
9: Accept Conditions and Follow the instructions

If the steps above did not work for you, you will have to do a recovery menu mode installation:

1: Plug a USB stick into your computer
2: Copy the custom firmware file that you downloaded to a USB memory stick as /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP
3: Plug the USB stick into your PS3
4: Power down the PS3 through the menu
5: Now press and HOLD the power button, the system will startup and shutdown again
6: Release the power button, then press & HOLD power again, you'll hear one beep followed by two consecutive beeps
7: Release power then follow the on-screen instructions. You're now in the recovery menu
8: Connect the USB device and select "System Update."
9: Accept Conditions and Follow the instructions

Finally, in related news haxxxen (aka abuser) has released a Rebug 3.55.2 ReActPSN 2.0 Task for PS3MFW Builder to patch the necessary SELF files automatically followed by ReActPSN All-In-One Task for PS3MFW Builder for Retail 3.41, Retail 3.55, Rebug 3.41, and Rebug 3.55 and RazorX has made available a TCL File for activating PSN content offline with ReActPSN along with an update below:

Download: Rebug 3.55.2 ReActPSN 2.0 Task for PS3MFW Builder / ReActPSN All-In-One Task for PS3MFW Builder / ReActPSN TCL Patch VSH PSN‎ / ReActPSN TCL Patch VSH PSN (Update)

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To quote: hey everyone i've just knocked up a tcl file for you to use with ps3mfw builder instead of risking replacing your vsh.self i havnt tested this so if anyone wants to look it over here you go.

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Its nothing major but here you go anyway enjoy..

Update: Added options for enabling on 3.55 retail, 3.55 debug, 3.41 retail and 3.41 debug. Also an updated list with 141+ PSN and PSOne games is now available below via JailBreakScene:

Here’s a list of PSN and PSOne games that are compatible with ReActPSN v2.0. The ReActPSN tool will turn these game demos into full games–playable on firmware v3.41 and v3.55.

PSN games that are compatible with ReActPSN v2.0:

NPUB30024 – 1942 Joint Strike
NPUB30335 – Alien Breed 2 Assault
NPUB30141 – Alien Breed Impact
NPUB30106 – Anarchy: Rush Hour
NPUZ00119 – Angry Birds
NPUB30425 – Arcana Heart 3
NPUA30002 – Bejewelled 2
NPUB30022 – Bionic Commando Rearmed
NPUB30253 – Blade Kitten
NPUA80002 – Blast Factor (+ DLC maybe if there's any)
NPUZ00010 – Bloonz
NPUB30159 – Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle
NPUB30051 – Bomberman Ultra
NPEB00076 – Bomberman Ultra
NPUB30065 – Call Of Duty Classic
NPUB30181 – Castle Crashers7
NPUB30042 – CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars
NPUB30061 – Comet Crash
NPUB30267 – Costume Quest
NPUB30059 – Critter Crunch
NPUB30092 – Crystal Defenders
NPUA80358 – Dead Nation
NPUB30309 – Deadliest Warrior The Game
NPUA80008 – Detuned
NPUB30057 – Droplitz
NPUZ00212 – Duael Invaders
NPUB30227 – Dungeon Hunter Alliance
NPUB30120 – Earthworm Jim HD
NPUA80157 – Elefunk
NPUA80098 – Everyday Shooter
NPUB30250 – Faery Legends Of Avalon
NPUB30093 – Family Game Night 4: The Game Show
NPUA80139 – Fat Princess
NPUB30052 – Flock!
NPUA80001 – Flow + DLC
NPUA80083 – Flower
NPUB30147 – Fret Nice
NPUB30118 – Frogger Returns
NPUB30339 – Funky Lab Rat
NPUB30365 – Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
NPUA80092 – Go Sports Skydiving
NPUA30014 – Groovin' Blocks
NPUB30078 – Gunstar Heroes
NPUB30101 – Hamster Ball
NPUB30096 – Hard Corps Uprising
NPJB00047 – Hatsune Miku Project Diva Dreamy Theater
NPUA30004 – Heavy Weapon
NPUA80044 – High Velocity Bowling
NPUJ01509 – Jigsaw madness (PSone Classic)
NPUB30225 – Lara Croft Guardian Of Light (Content Packages 1-5 included)
NPEA00036 – LocoRoco Cocoreccho!
NPUB30134 – Madden Arcade
NPUB30330 – Magic The Gathering (with Duels Of The Planewalkers DLC)
NPUB30182 – Marvel Pinball
NPUB30068 – Marvel vs. Capcom 2
NPUB30114 – Mega Man 10
NPUB30333 – Microbot
NPUB30174 – Might n Magic Clash of Heroes
NPUB30067 – Military Madness Nectaris
NPUB30268 – Modern Combat Domination
NPUB30196 – Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge Special Edition
NPUB30345 – Moon Diver
NPEB00002 – Mortal Kombat II (working only on fw 3.41?)
NPUB30146 – NBA Unrivaled
NPUB30025 – Nova Strike
NPUJ00710 – Oddworld: Abe's exodus
NPUB30125 – Puzzlegeddon
NPUB30304 – Pac-Man DX Championship Edition
NPUA80073 – Pain
NPUA30005 – Peggle – Doesn’t Work
NPUB30043 – Penny Arcade Adventures Vol. 1
NPUB30056 – Penny Arcade Adventures Vol. 2
NPUA80160 – Pixel Junk Eden
NPUA80108 – Pixel Junk Monsters
NPUA80395 – Pixel Junk Racers 2nd Lap
NPUA80091 – Piyotama
NPUA30059 – Plants vs. Zombies
NPUB30113 – Polar Panic
NPUB30031 – Prince of Persia Classic
NPUB30072 – Puzzle Quest
NPUA80145 – Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest For Booty
NPUB30030 – Red Baron Arcade
NPUB30172 – Ricochet HD
NPUB30391 – Risk Factions
NPUB30123 – Rocket Knight
NPUB30018 – Rocketmen: Axis Of Evil
NPUB30112 – Rush’N Attack Ex-Patriot
NPUB30162 – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
NPUB30197 – Secret Of Monkey Island Special Edition
NPUA30060 – Slam Bolt Scrappers
NPUB30232 – Shank HD
NPUB30144 – Sky Fighter
NPUB30443 – Sonic The Hedgehog 2
NPUB30127 – Sonic The Hedgehog Episode 4
NPUB30310 – Spare Parts
NPUB30403 – StarDrone
NPUA80068 – Stardust
NPUA80063 – Super Rub A Dub
NPUB30017 – Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
NPUB30034 – Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
NPUB30035 – Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars
NPUA30013 – Switchball
NPUA30035 – Swords and Soldiers
NPUB30154 – Tank Wars (Tank Battles)
NPUB30107 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reshelled
NPUB30009 – Tekken 5 Dark Ressurection Online
NPUA30037 – Terrover
NPUB30417 – Tetris
NPUB30064 – Texas Cheat ‘Em
NPUB30343 – The Fancy Pants Adventures
NPUB30155 – TV Show King
NPUB30160 – Uno
NPUB90393 – Wakeboarding HD Theme
NPUB30098 – Wakeboarding HD
NPUB30021 – Wolf Of The Battlefield Commando 3
NPUB30230 – Worms Armageddon
NPUB30069 – Zombie Apocalypse
NPUA30003 – Zuma

How to turn PSN demos into full game:

1) exdata have to be located on:
USB000\exdata\*.*

!! beware of making it !!
USB000\exdata\pubPSN146\exdata\*.* – it's not gonna work this way!

2) if you never been on PSN before with your KMEAW, don't even bother trying this, it won't work for you guys. You'll have to install Rebug 3.55.2 + update 4 to succeed.

3) update to rebug 3.55.2 and install and run update 4.pkg (can be found at www.rebug.me). You don't have to install OFW, just install rebug over kmeaw.

4) copy reActPSN v2.00.pkg on your usb stick and install it.

5) run reActPSN v 2.00 with holding R1 button for 6 seconds (=IMPORTANT). It's gonna change some stuff and dump some files onto USB stick, make sure u have at least 2 megs free on the stick.

6) start LATEST multiman (in my case 2.08.00), make sure you are online before start, you'll have to connect through FTP

7) go to settings -> write acces to /dev_flash -> enable

8) start File Manager in multiman, that will, for sure, start FTP server and you can see the IP there

9) connect to your ps3 IP (I recommend filezilla portable) using login/pass: AAAA11111/root

10) copy the correct vsh.self (according your FW… in case of Rebug, there are 3 files !!!) to dev_blind\vsh\module\

11) restart the console – if red screen appears, you have to reinstall the cfw through recovery menu – if not, you're got to go to another step

12) create user called aa

13) if you took out the USB stick, stick it into your ps3 again (you'll use the exdata folder on USB stick now)

14) run reActPSN v 2.00 again without holding anything – the software will copy exdata into the system

15) the aa profile renames reActPSN v2.0 xxxrif xxedat, DON'T USE THAT PROFILE, USE YOUR OWN, BUT LEAVE IT THERE OTHERWISE YOU'LL LOSE THE OPTION TO UNLOCK DEMOS

16) that's it… you can download some game from downloadlink.txt that is in exdata folder, those games should work ok.

Few tips at the end:

a) if you browse through exdata folder, there you can see which games are affected (unlocked) by this modification. You can search each of them in google. When the result will be in Chinese, simply use google translator..

Then you can go to blackotoos demoversions thread (ps3iso.com/showthread.php?t=43238), I tested myself one of those games and the demoversion unlocked itself to full version.

b) For GODS SAKE make sure you enable the option to write into dev_flash !!! I had probs with that first time…

c) if you are using kmeaw and see the red screen after starting up the PS3, don't panic and follow those steps:

1: Plug a USB stick into your computer
2: Copy the custom firmware file that you downloaded to a USB memory
stick as /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP
3: Plug the USB stick into your PS3
4: Power down the PS3 through the menu
5: Now press and HOLD the power button, the system will startup and shutdown again
6: Release the power button, then press & HOLD power again,
you’ll hear one beep followed by two consecutive beeps
7: Release power then follow the on-screen instructions. You’re now in the recovery menu
8: Connect the USB device and select “System Update.”
9: Accept Conditions and Follow the instructions

PSOne games that are compatible with ReActPSN v2.0:

Crash Team Racing – USA
Dead In The Water – USA
Final Fantasy I – JPN
Final Fantasy II – JPN
Final Fantasy Tactics – USA
Final Fantasy V – HK
Final Fantasy VI – JPN
Final Fantasy VII – USA
Final Fantasy VIII – USA
Final Fantasy IX – USA
Ford Racing – USA
Metal Gear Solid – USA
Parasite Eve – USA
Resident Evil: Directors Cut – USA
Resident Evil 2: Dualshock Version – USA
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – USA
Sim City 2000 – USA
Sim Theme Park – USA
Syphon Filter – USA
Twisted Metal 2 – USA
Vagrant Story – USA
Wild Arms 2
Wip3out – USA

Coming soon...

Arc The Lad
Arc The Lad II
Arc The Lad III
Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Final Fantasy VII International – JPN
Legacy of Kain Soul Reaver
Megaman 3 – JPN
Oddworld Abe’s Exodus – USA
Rally Crossing
Ridge Racer Type-4
Rayman – USA
Silent Hill – USA
Spyro
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage
Spyro 3: Year Of The Dragon
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
Tekken
Tekken 2
The Legend of Dragoon – JPN
Tomb Raider – USA
Tomb Raider II – USA

Cheers to NEO117 for the list of PSN games and tutorial, Sunny992 for PSOne list, and Nokutisu for MK II and LocoRoco Cocoreccho.

Below are some videos from JailBreakScene demonstrating four official PS3 dynamic themes compatible with ReActPSN v2.0.

To quote: However, you’ll need the RAP and EDAT files to get it all working (not provided). A short tutorial is available below.

inFamous: Festival of Blood:




Sonic 4 Episode 1:




LittleBigPlanet:




The Force Unleashed 2:




Installation:

  • PKGs = Install from “Install Package Files” on XMB.
  • EDATs = install in hdd0/theme folder on internal ps3 hdd.
  • RAPs = need to be in folder called “exdata” on root of thumb drive. run reActPSN to activate themes. Dont forget to rename profile to aa before each use.

Note: themes will show as corrupt until you run reactpsn with the required raps. Cheers to tmasPS3 for the videos and tutorial!




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#129 - BerserkLeon - 116w ago
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on REX there's an option to turn off the improper shutdown warning I'm pretty sure.

#128 - Blade86 - 116w ago
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If I get this message (not with ReactPSN), i just press O. No problems at all...

#127 - ZerotakerZX - 116w ago
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The message on unproper shutdown was in previous versions too, but old FW haven't the feature of checking HDD upon that event.

#126 - StanSmith - 116w ago
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If it checks filesystem then I cant do it as that kills my HDD. I'll give it a pass then.

#125 - PS4 News - 116w ago
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Following up on the previous ReActPSN 2.22 and 2.23 revisions by PlayStation 3 developer eid0dex1, recently gambaa has made available an updated v2.23 which includes support for PS3 CFW 3.41 through 4.30.

Download: ReActPSN v2.23 for PS3 with 3.41 to 4.30 CFW Support / ReActPSN v2.23 for PS3 with 3.41 to 4.30 CFW Support (Mirror) / ReActPSN v2.23 for PS3 with 3.41 to 4.30 CFW Support (Mirror #2)

To quote: Here is the new ReActPSN made to work with new CFW.

Download and try for yourself!

  • Hold R1 While running it to backup and convert your rif files to rap files
  • Hold Circle While running it to generate EDAT files for C00 type demos to convert them to full game! or to fix EDAT files for PS1/minis
  • Hold Triangle to FIX DLC self files
  • Hold nothing while running to convert raps on the USB/exdata to .rif files (make new profile named aa before doing this)

From snkysnake: REX 4.21 is a go ^_^ just did it, only problem with this I see is that when ReAct resets itself after doing its thing the PS3 message pops up saying the PS3 was shut down improper and it needs to check file system.

That takes about 2-5min O.o hmmmm any way around that ? If not, I honestly don't care its not that big of deal to me.

PS3 Themes for 4.XX CFW via ReActPSN v2.23:


From talibo comes a Fixing Error 80029519 in PS Store Guide, as follows:

Worked out a solution, to keep my protected savegames, trophies and fix error 80029519 while activating purchased game on PS Store
Here's what i did using CFW 4.30:

1. Install Multiman, will serve as FTP server and file manager
2. Login to PSN, and sync your trophies
3. Create a new user account (on PS3 not PSN)
4. Using FTP server go to hdd0/home/0000000X (your profile having error)
5. Rename the profile that is having the error to /0000000Y (Y being any number other than the two profiles there)
6. Turn off PS3
7. Enter the ps3 recovery menu and Rebuild the database
8. Activate game for the account, test dling/activating purchase game/dlc from PS Store
9. Login your spare user account you created earlier
10. With file manager, /hdd0/home/ (you will notice that there are now 3 accounts 0000000X (rebuilt database account), 0000000Y(original renamed account with your files), 000000Z (the spare account)
11. Copy savedata folder from hdd0/home/0000000Y (original renamed) to hdd0/home/0000000X (new rebuilt account)
12. Rebuild database again using recovery menu
13. Login with your account, check if game saves are there, even test loading a protected save game in-game to be sure (Bayonetta for instance)
14. That's it, from now you can delete folder hdd0/home/0000000Y or keep it as a backup just in case, no rush there

Finally, from joshuab comes a Beginners Guide to using ReActPSN for 4.xx CFW below as follows:

First off, I take no responsibility if this causes any damage to your ps3 or gets you banned from PSN, both very unlikely in any case.

Also this is my first attempt at creating a guide and I myself have started using reActPSN just a few days ago so any suggestions/corrections from more experienced members are always welcome. Thanks to PatrickBatman, godreborn for their insightful posts and gambaa for reActPSN for 4.xx CFW and the original 3.55 tutorial.

This guide is only for people on REBUG 4.21.1 or Rogero 2.03 as they already have the patched vsh required to use ReActPSN. ReActPSN is an app which can be used to activate / reactivate all your lost PSN content or to activate PSN games posted by other members.

1. To achieve this, you must first have a PSN account. If you have not created one already, do so. After creating your PSN account, activate your ps3 for this account. On the PS3 XMB, go to the PlayStation Network Tab -> Account Management->System Activation->PS3 System

Once your account is activated , go to the PSN Store and download some free content which requires activation. Just before you start to download the content, it will say Activating and then start downloading. If not, try some other content. This is required to create an act.dat file for your PSN account.

You could try:

  • Back to the future part 1 trial (100kb).
  • GT5 Scion FR-S '12 (game vehicle)
  • GT5 Corvette C7 Test Prototype '12 (as above)
  • Max Payne 3 Gorilla Warfare Pack (game add-on)
  • Max Payne 3 Disorganized Crime Pack (game level)

If you happen to find or know any other free content that requires activation, post it and I will add it to the guide.

  • Now confirm that you have the act.dat file for your PSN account.
  • Sign out of PSN and Open mM’s File Manager .
  • Browse to hdd0/home/0000000X/exdata (The x indicates the profile number on the system)
  • You should find an act.dat file in this directory.
  • Open it by pressing X on it.It should have random numbers and alphabet in hexadecimal form.
  • This means that you now have the required PSN act.dat file.Back it up on your PC as well.

After this step you are no longer required to be online and can log off from PSN/disable network connection if you wish.

2. You are now ready to install ReActPSN.

You can find the ReActPSN for 4.xx CFW here (linked above). Create a new profile on your XMB named aa. This profile is required for using reActPSN and run it from this profile only.

  • Log in to aa profile from XMB and Install ReActPSN.
  • Connect your external hard disk on the right port and run it holding down R1 so that it makes ReActPSN folder on usb (and makes 3 necessary files to link PSN act.dat and ReActPSN; ReActSYS.key & 2 act.key).
  • Your PS3 will reboot. You may be greeted with a message that your ps3 was not shut down properly upon restart. Don't panic.This is normal. Press circle to skip.
  • Open mM's file manager and browse to hdd0/home/ (You should have a reActSYS.key in this directory).
  • Open the last 0000000X folder in this directory (This is your aa profile's folder)
  • Open exdata and you should have act.dat and act.key in this folder.

3. You are now ready to activate PSN content.

  • Create a folder named “exdata” on the root of your external drive.
  • Within this folder you must place .rap files for the content you wish to activate. .rap files are files which activate PSN content without containing any information of the original buyer of the content. Do not rename the files , paste them in the exdata folder as they are.
  • Once done, connect your external drive to the right most port on your PS3. Do not connect multiple USB device , only the drive which contains the exdata folder with .rap files.
  • Log in to aa profile from the XMB and run reActPSN (no button needs to be pressed if you have only placed .rap files in the exdata folder).
  • The PS3 will reboot after processing the rap files.This may take a while depending on the number of .rap files.
  • You may be greeted with a message that your PS3 was not shut down properly upon restart. Don't panic.This is normal.Press circle to skip.
  • You will notice that the aa profile has changed to ReActPSN. This also contains the number of activated rifs and edats. .rif files are files created from the .rap files by ReActPSN to activate the content for your PS3.
  • Create the profile aa to use for activating raps in the future.After this you will not be required to create this profile again.

4. You can now install the pkg file for the content

  • Now login to your normal profile on the XMB and proceed to Install the pkg file for the content you just activated.
  • The content you installed should now work.
  • Also if you are installing dlc which is for a different region than the one of your game, you may need to move it to the appropriate folder in hdd0/game

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#124 - IndyColtsFan84 - 133w ago
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Anyone know if reActPSN can be used to activate Tiger Woods 13 1 Hour Trial to be the Full Game?

I have 2 ps3's one is OFW with Playstation Plus & the other on CFW Rebug 3.55.2. I used PSN Download Manger to get the link for the TW Trial PKG. Then installed on CFW PS3 but it asks to sign in to get license, can reActPSN be used to make this a full game on my CFW PS3?

#123 - PS4 News - 133w ago
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Following up on the ReActPSN v2.20 and ReActPSN PS3 RAP2RIF .RAP to .RIF File Converter updates, today Chinese PlayStation 3 homebrew developer eid0dex1 has made available ReActPSN v2.22 followed by v2.23 which includes CEX2DEX and DEX2CEX support among the changes outlined below.

Download: ReActPSN v2.22 for PS3 with CEX2DEX and DEX2CEX Support / ReActPSN v2.22 for PS3 with CEX2DEX and DEX2CEX Support (Mirror) / ReActPSN v2.23 for PS3 with CEX2DEX and DEX2CEX Support

To quote, roughly translated: The method is very simple to use, only to start the conversion from CEX! Recommendation: before the conversion must use memdump backup FLASH.

CEX2DEX: The suggested retail machine CEX brush 3.55K (measured rebug3.55 also can), press the arrow keys to run reActPSN v2.23 Right about 8 seconds C2D conversion was successful buzzer three times and automatically restart, upgrade DEX firmware can .

DEX2CEX: DEX brush into itskamel 3.55 version run reActPSN v2.23 and press the arrow keys right about 8 seconds, the buzzer D2C conversion was successful and automatically restart, upgrade the CEX 3.55K firmware can.

Warning: C2D not use machines convert reActPSN v2.23, prohibited the use of this method DEX2CEX conversion C2D when not set the QA on not convert. The only set QA is not set QA extra will beep10 sound bricked ready to downgrade dogs.

Measured 3.55k NOR machine, not networking does not insert U disk, do not upgrade DEX, only to convert more than 40 times, all successfully. DEX2CEX also tried 5,6 times, without any problems. If the conversion process crash the swappable power retry can no crash report of brick, the machine QA extra flag is not set the brick are CEX2DEX when.

Update:

  • QA extra flag, this version CEX2DEX forces set does not require users to set long as I remember not to touch the DEX environment QA on the line.
  • Read and write FLASH from LV1 call the complex to the simple LV2 call conversion a little more stable, a little bit better compatibility, also may support NAND.
  • This version is only recommended used in C2D2C2D, and do not recommend starting from DEX, machine QA extra flag is not set in the past C2D the, DEX2CEX will, like brick, or other methods.
  • The increased voice prompts CEX2DEX conversion was successful when the buzzer rang three times and restart DEX2CEX conversion was successful buzzer and restart.
  • Icon on the right text upgrade prompt (the next version will open automatically, this version also need to manually in DEX debug open This dumping core business on machine conversion success forced to restart in order to display the correct prompt)

This version has increased the support of DEX authorized, running under will vsh.self patch lay the key, after about 30 seconds and restart the arrow keys to remember patching L1 reload authorized CEXDEX Huzhuan. This version also forced on debugSystemUpdate and automatically create a 16 / dev_hdd0/updater/0X directory conversion once CEX2DEX, CEX under the various versions of the system upgrade file. Copied the / dev_hdd0/updater/0X directory, each directory copy a change is easy to remember the name, so that the system upgrade from a hard disk installation. CEXDEX conversion or to read the files on U disk.

Error Reporting:

Been 300,400,600 wrong version 2.23 dump what 16MFLASH, to rely on CD-ROM insert U disk, running 2.23 and press the arrow keys on the key, three minutes after the U disk there FLASH dump data. Memdump data in conjunction upload, download, together with the PM machine model to me. Need for a NAND the above dump the data, and who has the time, please upload a.

ReActPSN v2.23 Changes:

  • Add set QA extra flag when do CEX2DEX.
  • v2.23 Only support C2D2C2D.. Not support D2C2D2C.. it will brick your console if you never set QA extra flag before!
  • Beep3+reboot CEX2DEX ok, Beep2+reboot DEX2CEX ok.
  • Add patch vsh.self to support reActPSN2.0 rap model for all 3.41&3.55MFW.
  • Run reActPSNv2.23 and keep pressed BUTTON_DOWN about 8s, after 30s then auto reboot.

ReActPSN v2.22 Changes:

  • Add new type NP KEY to Triangle fix mode: 0x4,0x6,0xA,0xD,0x10(3.60)
  • ReActPSN v2.22 CEX2DEX DEX2CEX (untested 256M NAND FLASH)
  • You need to be on 3.55 with peek and poke patches to switch between CEX and DEX.
  • Run reActPSN v2.22 and keep pressed BUTTON_RIGHT about 8s, auto reboot.
  • Then you must Do system update to DEX3.55 or CEX3.55!
  • Dump and Backup PS3 FLASH first.
  • Test it on 3.55K and Itskamel's 3.55 DEX more than 50 times, all is ok.

ReActPSN v2.22 Features:

  • The triangle button to crack the mode new 0x4, 0x7, 0xA, 0xD 0x10 the NP KEY support previous versions only support 0x1 type of the NP KEY.
  • Retail machine reActPSN v2.22 and development of machines, a key conversion
  • Before using this feature, please backup your FLASH!
  • All work on the 3.55CFW and peek & poke DEX3.55 firmware.
  • Run reActPSN and continued to press the right arrow key about 8 seconds, the machine automatically restart after a successful conversion.
  • Retail machine can be converted to a development machine, development machine can also be converted into a retail machine.
  • Please upgrade to DEX3.55 or 3.55CFW.
  • 256M NAND FLASH models untested 16M models to test the more than 50 times occasionally crash, but no brick.
  • Please have the FLASHER tools first try, there are a lot of success without brick report the average user to use this feature.

Answer the following issues of concern with ReActPSN v2.22 in the DEX.

  • 2.0 features have the VSH patch.
  • Functions theoretically available 2.1 crack OFW. Of DEX some folder write permissions is too low, there is no impact not tested.
  • 2.2 features can be used in 3.55 (peek and poke).

256M NAND FLASH models untested 16M models to test the more than 50 times occasionally crash, but no brick.

This will only switch your console back and forth between CEX and DEX firmwares after you have dumped NOR/NAND, EID0 and converted your console to a DEX unit.

(You have to decrypt your EID0 dump to obtain per console key, then use the NOR dump to create a proper DEX flash and flash NOR to create a DEX unit, then you can install DEX firmware.)

This tool makes switches between CEX/DEX firmwares faster I guess, but it won't convert your console to DEX. I should have been more clear about that.

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#122 - ZerotakerZX - 134w ago
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Currently using Rebug 3.55.2 Update 0.7 CFW, but I cant find modified vsh.self file for ReactPSN to work. I only managed to find vsh.self for UPDATE 4 version of that CFW. Maybe somebody has it? Or that old vsh.self will do fine and wont brick anything?

#121 - elser1 - 136w ago
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the kiosk 4.11fw mod only has an install pkg app. it doesn't actually install pkgs as you need to resign all pkgs with 4.11 keys to work.

#120 - clouduzz - 136w ago
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This is the tutorial I used...

How to re-activate all PSN games (incl.PSOne classic/DLC/MINI) + NOOB-PROOF TUTORIAL:

Now, I have read multiple reports on how it bricked some PS3s on other forums and such. By reading the readme, it looks super complicated but I've managed to get it working and made for you all a noob-proof guide, easy to follow so you reactivate all your PSN games in 5 good minutes. Are you ready? Alright let's get it on.

There have been reports of red screens of this but they are errors with vsh.elf and reinstalling CFW through the recovery menu fixes. I recommend using REBUG 3.55.2 as there are no issues with this CFW.

ATTENTION

YOUR USB DRIVE MUST BE FROM THE RIGHT SLOT (NOT LEFT)

AND ANY USB MUST BE UNPLUGGED. Only USB DRIVE FROM THE RIGHT.

First of all, download those 2 files.
Download: reActPSN v2.0
Download: vsh.self Patched

- Extract vsh.elf and use the one designated for your CFW or patch your own vsh.elf for your CFW. Once Again I recommend using REBUG for this so use the 3 files in 3.55.2.

NOTE: If you have any other CFW other than the one provided, or your OWN CFW than you've got to patch your CFW.

- Now, for the REBUG users, you've got to put your console into NORMAL mode first. Now, go download the latest REBUG SELECTOR if you haven't already. Open your console, go to REBUG SELECTOR, change your console to MODE: NORMAL - XMB: DEBUG. After, restart your console.

- Now connect your usb drive on the far right slot either usb_000 or usb_001.

- Next open exdata.rar -> exdata,
Extract that one exdata folder into whatever USB Stick or HDD you use on your console. (so it looks like exdata/files and NOT exdata/psn146/exdata)

- Now extract ReActPSN2.0.pkg and install onto your ps3.

- Use MULTIMAN to write vsh.elf to dev_blind via file manager. You will need to enable write acces to /dev_flash at the bottom in settings.

- Once enabled go to /dev_blind/vsh/module and copy over the 3 vsh.elf files

- After done copy return to settings and disable write access to dev_flash. (overwrite)

- Restart the console.

- Run ReActPSN and hold R1 during the restart process should only take about 5 seconds. (Holding R1 will make a ReActPSN folder on the base of your usb drive with 2 folders in it "BK0001" and "pubPSN")

- The BK0001 folder contains a backup of all the users on the system. The pubPSN folder contains all of the .rif and act.dat on the system converted into .rap/.edat format. The pubPSN folder is the one we are wanting.

- Copy the exdata folder in pubPSN to the base of your USB drive. So it should looks like this in a File browser/manager "usb drive"/exdata/".rap files"

- Make a new user, name it ''aa'' (without quotations)

- Run ReActPSN again *do not push anything this time (it will rename user "aa" to reActPSN v2.0 xrif xedat )

- When it's done (won't take long) it'll restart your console.

- You'll notice aa has been renamed to something longer.

- That's it. You are DONE

- If you want to add more content to the account at a later time just add the .rap files to the exdata folder you copied earlier rename the user back to "aa" and run reActPSN again. Then just install the content you are wanting to add.

NOTE: You need your act.dat tied to the .rif to create valid .rap.
Tested with FF7, Crash Bandicoot Racing, Final Fantasy Tactics

CREDIT: Anonymous (who I appreciate a lot) who helped me get it working, Hotz8611 (for the everything, from tools to exploit - all credits goes to him really.), thxalot (for giving more detailed explanation for the post)

 

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