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October 30, 2011 // 2:56 pm - 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:

!! 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 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


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 (, 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
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 2: Ripto’s Rage
Spyro 3: Year Of The Dragon
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
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:


The Force Unleashed 2:


  • 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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#419 - pegast - December 26, 2014 // 1:13 pm
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to me it does not work

#418 - iblACKOUT7871 - December 26, 2014 // 9:29 am
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#417 - MrRebornModz - December 26, 2014 // 8:45 am
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#416 - birdjgchen - December 26, 2014 // 7:00 am
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thanks again

#415 - PS4 News - December 26, 2014 // 6:07 am
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#414 - pcc - December 26, 2014 // 5:48 am
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Thanks but I am having trouble understanding how to use it too

#413 - birdjgchen - December 26, 2014 // 5:02 am
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thanks again

#412 - modx12 - December 25, 2014 // 11:08 am
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God I am lost with react but i'll give it another shot

#411 - Imadski - December 23, 2014 // 11:13 pm
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#410 - skyworldmusic - December 23, 2014 // 1:10 pm
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nice updates.