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September 26, 2012 // 2:05 am - Following up on yesterday's update, today we are saddened to report that Duowan editor ShouFaDi (aka The First Emperor) has now updated his post stating that Red Power is now being called Blue Disk, and that a DRM-infected PS3 USB dongle will be required to use their Custom Firmware (CFW) version 4.21 unfortunately.

Below is the update, roughly translated to quote: "The group changed its name to Blue Disk, and declared that a USB dongle with a system may use personal guess Unplugged dongle may get in his CFW the Well when songce said not sell dongles, now renamed the idea to sell the dongle I swear.

I really do not know before sell dongle, but the host songce no dongle and I swear that in addition to the received outside the of the team songce host, no charge other belongings, and even water did not take a sip! And drove past their city's oil money or Ida dig orz

In fact, to be honest, not to mention being like crack as a PS3 lovers to hear messages like natural new crack will be very excited, even if it went to another city to pick up samples also nothing to complain.

Not to mention the other also specialized exclusive news but as write such sentences play a multi-media platform, new message, new dongle, as long as the evaluation of the value of the same will do just seize the fear of some people with ulterior motives rival station vulnerability, incitement Member denigrate the next.

Members looked decided it... my posts anyway, only to ensure that it wants to bring an objective evaluation..."

Current Developments for PSN Compatibility:

The team is currently testing PSN access on their console. From there testing REACTPSN isnt compatable with the CFW and gives the error 80029514 when you try to connect to PSN using the FTP exploit. FckPSN logs onto the PSN Store but gives you 80710A06 error if you try to login with a PSN ID but allows you to create the account.

Some more roughly translated updates are also posted HERE for those interested with a better translation by itsbighead available as well. Also The First Emperor went on a bit further to apologize for duping his viewers here (, to quote roughly translated:

"Again - I mean swear to God, I really do not know before is to sell the dongle, but the host songce no dongle and I swear that in addition to the received outside the of the team songce host, no charge other belongings, did not even water to drink! Drove past the oil money in their city or Ida dig orz

In fact, to be honest, not to mention being "like crack as a PS3 lovers, hear a message like new crack will naturally very excited, even if it went to another city to pick up samples no complaints not to mention the other also specifically said to exclusive news and as a multi-play media platform, new messages even if it is a new dongle, as long as the evaluation of the value of the same will be done.

Write such a passage is just afraid to seize the vulnerability of some people with ulterior motives rival station, incitement Member defame the next.

Then, Blue Disk (RED POWER) discussion, vent it in this post reply: Blue Disk (RED POWER) prohibit new open new topic related no open posts necessary (and decided by the Moderator whether there is necessary to start a topic), and offenders delete, gag those without treatment - whether it is praise or scolding equally.

To show our appreciation for everyone's enthusiasm and concern, we've decided to work with our distributor at taobao (Chinese equivalent of Ebay - to bring you firmware update service at a super low price 98 RMB (around 15USD). To express our gratitude to our dear users, we've also decided to offer an upgrade from BDCFW 4.21 to BDCFW 4.25 for free.

Features of CFW 4.25:

1: Support games up to 4.25. No eboot fix is needed. Get original game backup and play right away.
2: Support PSN
3: Support internal and external HDD.
4: You can downgrade to 3.55 , or update to latest OFW in the future and then later newer CFW (upgraded via PUP file on USB, no hardware modification)
5: No external USB device is needed to boot BDCFW 4.25

This leaves open (2) potential scenarios to explore, as follows:

  • Once word spread of the Red Power Team's PS3 4.21 CFW, the folks behind the useless Cobra / True Blue dongles cut a deal with the Chinese to wrap their code into another for-profit dongle (which was also done with PS Downgrade, followed by the useless dongle files being leaked, converted to hex, and ported even more for free!)

  • This was just another marketing scheme perpetuated by the con-artists to get some free publicity all along, similar to what was done when the PS3 JB2 (TB) dongle was first released announced... only this time it was done under the guise of a Chinese Team instead of an Indonesian Team.

In either case, it appears to be handled by the same group with the same devious mastermind and ironically (or not) multiMAN v04.06.00 already supports the new PS3 4.21 CFW despite deank previously stating he wasn't in bed or on their payroll even though educated PlayStation 3 scene developers such as CrashSerious saw through the obvious smokescreen and knew better all along.

Finally, a brief PSA (common sense really, eh?): It's important not to let hypocritical scam-artists take advantage of you, a perfect example would be sites riddled with paid sidebar affiliate links peddling dongles who claim they stand for open-source while directly profiting off DRM-riddled dongle sales at the same time.

Contrary to what they would like people to believe, dongles are only used to line their greedy pockets - no dongle is required to play PS3 games (as is evidenced when DUPLEX removed the TrueBlue PS3 USB dongle DRM protection, by all the N0DRM releases, by the awesome PS3 DEX progress and when the Damage Inc Pacific Squadron WWII PS3 3.55 / 3.41 EBOOT Fix author openly admitted, to quote: "Everybody with a DECR and extra hardware to dump the RAM can get his hands on those decrypted EBOOTs."

There are much more important things to spend money on in life than useless dongles that will continue to be replaced with newer versions to maximize profits whenever the opportunity arises, so instead have a little faith with patience towards the real PlayStation 3 scene developers and before you know it everyone will be playing the same PS3 games for free.

Red Power Now Called Blue Disk, DRM-Infected PS3 Dongle Required

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#441 - boxbundy - October 21, 2012 // 9:30 pm
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can this be confirmed as legit? what are the costs?

#440 - YuuZA - October 21, 2012 // 9:14 pm
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Good news for those wanting a solution on 3.55 CFW. Let the games begin

Edit: hah, their site is down

#439 - Yourname - October 21, 2012 // 9:07 pm
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Following up on the previous update, today the BlueDisk CFW Team (aka E3 Team) have announced that users will need to dump and expose your PS3 EEID (using the EID0.bin generated by their dumper below which requires using their DRM-infected CD Key scheme) and send it to them, and they will send back a 4.25 PUP CFW with strings (yet to be specified) attached so be cautious!

Download: BlueDisk CFW Upgrader v1.01 and Manual (10.84 MB) / BlueDisk CFW Upgrader v1.01 and Manual (Mirror) / BlueDisk CFW Upgrader v1.01 and Manual (Mirror #2) / XMB eEID Dumper and MM v4.25 (12.11 MB) / XMB eEID Dumper and MM v4.25 (Mirror) / XMB eEID Dumper and MM v4.25 (Mirror #2) / 4.25to3.55.rar /

From GraVoX959:

  • 8BCF7AB97EE4B9D9F74ECDF9FA9E59A8 = cfw3.55checkoff
  • 8BCF7AB97EE4B9D9F74ECDF9FA9E59A8 = 3.55 Rogero v2 CEX

So no need to re-download cfw3.55 checkoff if you have CEX Rogero v2 3.55

From naehrwert:

reDRM mechanism / eid0 binding

  • aim_spu_module.self

the check is basically a

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nonbound eid0 firmware

To remove eid0 binding, replace the aim_spu_module.self Iso module from one unpatched OFW 4.25 (tested, it works).

From Dutch user Senaxx comes some additional download links, related info and a PS3 CFW 4.25 PSN demo video below:

When you enter your credentials and press "Check CDKey" it Generates a file called CFWUpgrader.exe.txt. I used Senaxx's info and it was probably wrong but it generated this log:

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When I clicked download it added this to the file:

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CD Key

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From cfwprpht: Lv0 is resigned and the most of you know what that means. But anyway something good, they don't have 4.00-4.11 priv key. They still use 3.55 but first we need lv0 static key or we find a other way.

From keytor69: CDKey app does perform a check online at port 8090, notice the word CUSTOMER and not USER.. won't be long before everybody needs 4.30 CD Keys and then get to see the real cost of things.

From PS3Nor on this 'bad joke' dubbed BlueDisk: please send me your Eid0 key.. LOL: we will drm your console and then charge you mega bucks. ok sounds great LOL #nochance

From Flat_z: guys, stop buying a stupid key you don't need it really

From deank: I'm not touching this firmware even remotely.

From their e-mail (via China, Guangdong, Guangzhou): Dear friend, last month we send CFW4.21 to a China forum to test and works well. Now we release our latest BlueDisk CFW upgrader to download CFW 4.25.

With CFW 4.25, you can play all PS3 games and PSN well. You can go our official Web (linked above) to know details.

Here we send you 3 free CD Key to download the CFW 4.25 and also user can email us to get free CD Key.

From BlueDiskTeam (via, roughly translated: The Bluedisk team CFW4.25 has tested in the world's major forum for public and widely praised. In order to return to play more concern and love of the players in this specially send free CDKey (worldwide exclusive).

Special Note: CDKey can only be used once, use 2 displays invalid (invalid), players do not use invalid CDKey or peril.

BlueDisk CFW4.25 not exist any case bound players host the players installed CFW 4.25 can free again install any CFW 3.55 of, and official firmware. While not exist the CDKey there statute of limitations the CDKey, BlueDisk provide the same host upgrade the number of restrictions and the use of time limits.


The evening will be sent free of charge CDKey.

Again: there are malicious side players sent using CDKey to the players, leading to a host of bricking. (You can use the hardware downgrade solution brick) Players before use CDKey is valid or invalid, must not use invalid (invalid) CDKey. In order to protect your safety, please use the official software download CFW, do not use third-party download software such as Thunder.

Update: From their site: Free CDKey paused, we will update our server and provide more free CDKey later.


BlueDisk CFW is the latest CFW for PS3, it allow user enjoy all PS3 game and PSN freely. With the BlueDisk CFW, user can download and play original game directly, no need any modify. BlueDisk CFW allow you play all games from inside HDD and external USB Disc.

With BlueDisk CFW, You can update to new OFW or CFW from USB Disc, and also can downgrade to CFW3.55 from USB Disc freely. BlueDisk Team will add extra function on CFW like PS2/PSX games, cheating system supported etc.

BlueDisk Team will update CFW quickly if new OFW updated, it is free download for Bluedisk CFW user. All software is free downloaded, user only need the software CDKey to run it.

The BlueDisk CFW Upgrader require console based on FW3.55, any higher FW need downgraded to 3.55 first.

PS: If you install wrong CFW4.25 and console bricked, you can downgrade to CFW3.55checkoff directly with hardware tool.


1: Play All PS3 games from any USB media, download and play directly
2: Play PSN with latest CFW
3: Download and upgrade CFW from USB disk, easily and quickly
4: Downgrade to CFW3.55 from CFW4.25 by USB disk , easily and quickly
5: Update to latest CFW in a short time when new OFW released
6: All update is free include future new function like PS2/PSX game supported


  • Works on 3.55FW console, any higher FW need downgrade to 3.55FW first
  • CDKey is needed to run BlueDisk CFW Upgrader
  • One CDKey for one console only
  • The customized CFW can't used on other console

How to downgrade from CFW 4.25 to CFW 3.55:

1: Download 4.25 to 3.55 CFW to USB disk, Change the PUP file into correct name and document like PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP
2: Insert the USB disk into PS3 and upgrade directly.
3: After upgrade successfully, please enter the recovery mode.
4: Install the CFW3.55CHECKOFF at the recovery mode.
5: Install the CFW3.55CHECKOFF at the recovery mode again.
6: After install successfully, your system is 3.55checkoff.
7: If you want install other cfw 3.55 like KW 3.55 etc, please downgrade to 3.41 and then upgrade with correct cfw 3.55. You can't upgrade other CFW 3.55 directly
8: You can upgrade to cfw4.25 or ofw 4.25 directly from this CFW3.55checkoff links for the CFW is in their guide.

As stated above do NOT expose your unique identifiable PS3 EEID (contained in EID0.bin) key information (such as your PSN details) or fall for this CDKey scam! You have been warned folks, if they ask for money in order to downgrade, fix, unlock or update / upgrade your PlayStation 3 console down the road you may end up SOL so NOT worth the risk!

We advise everyone to continue using the free CEX EBOOT patch fixes, free DEX updates or simply be patient until a true PS3 scene group or user cracks their useless CDKey protection scheme or leaks the 4.00-4.11 keys.

Finally, rumor also has it a free PS3 CEX / DEX CFW 4.21 will be arriving soon based on deank's recent multiMAN v04.07.01 Full (20121021) update so have faith in the PlayStation 3 scene and wait for free alternatives that do NOT require a lameass CDKey which should be a no-brainer anyway, eh?

Update #2: The BlueDisk CFW CDKey security protection has now been cracked by PS3 scene developers with details added above. Additionally an Italian site ( has released 4.25 Cracked, however, some users (with Flashers) have reported it to be fake as right before installation they receive a corrupt data (8002F15E) error.

Since then the the PS3 LV0 has been resigned and the keys are now available so it won't be long before free legitimate PS3 CFW v4.21 / v4.25 / v4.30 are released!

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#438 - G Sus - October 18, 2012 // 1:46 pm
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the closest thing i have to a dongle is an e3 reader, and that was only to save me from a semi brick. when humans try to hold information for the purpose of power it will always cause development to slow or even stop. but as the creator of whatever, it is and should be their decision what to do with it. its the outcome of their decision that they have to learn to live with.

Multiman is probably the best homebrew i have ever scene on any platform. but in order for Deank to keep it so up to date and current he has to make decisions all the time. hes already updated it to work with 4.25 so hes obviously had access to a cfw or a dongle in order to prepare multiman to be ready to work upon its release.

if he did release anything then the other developers would lose trust in him and then he wouldn't be able to keep his project (multiman) so great and current

#437 - JOshISPoser - October 18, 2012 // 1:30 pm
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you can change it. convince people to not get the dongle or any dongle.

Dongles really hold back the scene and had us all throttled. If we didn't get their product, we were left in the dust. When their product had no use, they completely disbanded their product cause they didn't care about their customers, only profits and stopped supporting it outright. Hacking shouldn't ever look like there's a monopoly. It should be about sharing info or competing to make the most out of a product. It just was about piracy and profits, along with this product.

Multiman is at least way more than that. It can back up games, it can play them, it has a beautiful interface, it has a browser, etc. These teams don't really make much and just rely on other people's work without giving credit.

#436 - JOshISPoser - October 18, 2012 // 12:46 pm
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money is the root of evil in this. devs will likely succumb to them just to get some money rather than keep information like this free and open source. i mean, charging for piracy is the most ironic and stupid thing, yet people allowed it to happen. if you're gonna get something, buy the game and support developers, not people just looking for a buck.

this is not their job, but their hobby. yes, devs like deank and the sorts should but that's why they do this in their spare time and have real jobs. if they're respectable, they get noticed.

#435 - G Sus - October 18, 2012 // 11:38 am
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Great respect to all developers, paid and unpaid. But the greatest respect of all has to be to those who share and give freely.

its their choice and whatever they decide is fine by me, as long as they keep giving me the latest tech and the scene dosen't come to a complete halt.

as an afterthought i have nothing against dongles, but i'm also unlikely to ever get one (unless its amazing lol)

#434 - DSwizzy145 - October 11, 2012 // 7:41 pm
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I agree!

#433 - JOshISPoser - October 10, 2012 // 1:35 pm
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all dongles are nigh useless, if not completely useless.

it's pretty much been proven that the dongle is just for money. flashers are pretty much the only mandatory hardware that an be used on a ps3

#432 - bernywtf - October 10, 2012 // 12:38 pm
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if it effectively is a dongle, and it is more than a symbolic price, then by any ways, do not feed it, but it's useless to say they suck if you aren't even sure what it is