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146w ago - Following up on his 4.21 Spoofer updates and 3.55 DEX Downgrader CFW, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer Rogero has released a proof-of-concept (PoC) dubbed Rogero PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) v3.5 which includes the PS3 3.56 / 3.60 keys.

Download: Rogero PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) v3.5 (PoC)

Changelog v3.5:

1- Added the 3.56 and 3.60 appldr/NPDRM key sets.
2- Patched many version checks and extended keys table index to activate the usage of newly added keys.
3- Games with Eboots version 3.56 are now working without the need for any patch, the CFW can decrypt the Eboot on the fly.
4- Games with Eboots version 3.60 are still giving an error on load due to some additional 3.60 checks that are being worked on. ("EAUTHFAIL | 0x80010017 | Program authentication fail (Error starting BluRay game)" which may need to be addressed outside appldr)

Important Note: This CFW is released only as a Proof of Concept for adding newer keys to 3.55 CFW. The 3.60 keys are already added to this CFW but some additional patching is needed on some loaders to bring the 3.60 functionality to the CFW.

Special Thanks to eussNL for his assisstance and help with the specific patches and tasks used to build and test the CFW. Special Thanks to glu0n for his awesome reversing/patching skills on the loaders.


Rogero PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) v3.5 with 3.56 / 3.60 Keys PoC

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#4 - HeyManHRU - 194w ago
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If the E3 flasher works for all future firmware updates I'll be pretty happy.

#3 - racer0018 - 194w ago
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Yes great job. The scene needs another spark to keep it alive and with all the downgrade that is happening and this might be the lift that we need.

#2 - Ezio - 194w ago
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While there are different models of the Nor and progskeet initially fit well only with some models, the guys are doing a great job raising the compatibility, creating management software as best as Winskeet and verifying all the problems that may arise, solving them as Roger has done like yesterday along with the help of other guys. (eussNL, etc.).

So great job guys, keep it up!

#1 - PS4 News - 194w ago
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Today PlayStation 3 developer Rogero has made available a PS3 MFW (Modified Firmware) that fixes the Trophies problem after a 3.70 to 3.55 PS3 console downgrade followed by V2 below.

Download: Rogero MFW355 370 Spoof Internet Blocked LV1 Checks Patched PUP / Rogero MFW V2 (BD Patch) PUP / WinSkeet40000

To quote: Last night I had the chance to try and downgrade a Slim Ps3 (JSD-001 board with Spansion NOR) version 3.70 to CFW 3.55 using Dospiedra's downgrade v2 patches.

I managed to get a clean dump of the NOR using my ProgSkeet (latest QT port used), created a patched Downgrade.bin image using the 6 patched files from Dospiedra and a hex editor, then I flashed the image to the PS3 NOR, dumped the NOR another time and verified that all was written fine.

Then I continued with the normal downgrade procedure, go into service mode, update using the 3.55_no_check.PUP, then exit service mode and all was good, it was back into CFW 3.55.

Here the problems started, I tried to start a game and I got the famous Trophy error, so I decided to update it to my personal Modified Firmware, so I started the update and after installing the firmware, the PS3 turned off by itself, I tried to turn it on again, It turned on for almost 2 or 3 seconds then turned off completely (No Screen Output, No Red Led either) so I knew-ed at this point that the PS3 was Bricked

N.B: this was never mentioned in any of the downgrade tutorials floating on the net, although this is a very important point to warn the users who are downgrading their Ps3 machines not to update using usual Modified firmwares unless the firmware have the LV1.self file patched to Disable all checks, anything else will result into a Bricked PS3, and this is not good at all especially if the Hardware flasher used to downgrade was removed from the Ps3's NOR or Nand Flash.

After doing some research and discussing the issue with my friend eussNL