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June 8, 2012 // 3:30 pm - Following up on their previous updates, today the Spanish PlayStation 3 developers at DemonHades have made available the first plugins for TheGrid dubbed Dumper RAM and NoBD for PS3 JFW DH 3.56 MA Custom Firmware.

To quote, roughly translated:

First TheGrid plugins - Dumper RAM and NoBD

Hello again demons, as we all know when it was announced the JFW one of the first features was the ability to run plugins in the background, options such as having music while playing games, ftp in the background, and so endless possibilities in which only limits us one thing, the imagination of the devs to create plugins...

I come today to present the first 2 plugins for our revered JFW3.56MA functional, we begin with the dumper.ram
a plugin ideal for researchers and curious, originally created by JaiCraB for JFW 3.41 and worn by our great friend blackdeath for JFW3.56 MA.


This is a plugin that allows us to dump the 256MB of ram at any time, the instructions are simple prior to everything, the first is to install 2.0.

The plugin support makes use of the following: When starting the look the boot.cfg in / dev_flash / TheGrid or / dev_usb000 (Bone in the root of the usb port closest to the reader) this boot.cfg consists of the following a simple text file that tell the path to the plugin to load.

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As you see first is the 1 that could also be a zero (1 - active | 0 - off) always go after the separator, a semicolon to go to the route after the plugin to load and then close the line with a point semicolon, then the line is successfully completed the plugin. Always be called boot.cfg will be recognized this is how ...

I give you an example as shown in the top line of boot.cfg, active with 1 plugin and take the root of the usb as a route to connect the pen to read the USB00 (if on the right) and turn on my PS3, well when we are in the JMB / XMB TheGrid is ready for the implementation of dumper.self (our plugin) plugin that is activated by a flag in this case his name is activated dumper.ram putting the pen in the flag dumper USB00.ram at the root, when you connect the led on our PS3 started blinking green when finished dump that we realize when we see that our PS3 hdd stops read / write so intensely open a filemanager or FTP and we will have our dumpeo in dev_hdd00 ready for review.

The most important of all, no matter when we activate the plugin, you can be in full play in full BD movie using the browser etc etc ... as I said before, great to learn more about assemblies such minis games, ps2, psx ... plugin download link boot.cfg dumper.ram + activation + flag

NOTE: boot.cfg open with notepad for configuration
NOTE-2: If we leave the dev_flash boot.cfg create the folder on the pendrive GRID_UPDATER we put in and start the ps3 (USB00)
NOTE-3: Remember to activate the ninth TheGrid.cfg patch is to enable the use plugins

Plugin NoBD

Plugin NoBD, another plugin created by JaiCraB, and carried by blackdeath, in NoBD we can set aside for loading backups managers in our PS3, currently only able to launch games on the PS3 JFW3.56MA, but could launch PSX games movies BD, and PS2 games (retro consoles) for retro would not find a way the game PS2 PS3 detected as when we are in service mode... instructions: start the PS3 with the pen drive plugged into the USB00, and at the root we have the following ..

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Turn on the PS3 with everything prepared and inserted an original game PS3, go to XMB and see that the title of the game is not the original if not the backup, we launched and we will give an error, this error is due to refresh BD ignore it, take us back to jmb / xmb and launch the game again, now you can play it 100% without the use of any manager... plugin download link boot.cfg NoBD + activation + flag

NOTE: currently only have 1 backup can be mounted but we could have till about 16 in future revisions
NOTE-2: If we leave the dev_flash boot.cfg create the folder on the pendrive GRID_UPDATER we put in and start the PS3 (USB00)
NOTE-3: Remember to activate the ninth TheGrid.cfg patch is to enable the use plugins


  • MA Rokiski to create and enable TheGrid is compatible with
  • JaiCraB by TheGrid for plugins, and all their hard work
  • Blackdeath to make bigger every day this cfw
  • DemonHades of testings at night till the thousand...
  • And even server, I hope you enjoy greetings...

TheGrid Update 2.0, Plugins activation and other improvements (via

Good hello, here we bring you another update from TheGrid, this time you have already activated the plugin system in the background, ready for the shift that they said it was not possible to have multitasking PPU "This is going to turn mathieuth the learned "

Among the supported plugins you have for the time and Full NOdisk DUMPER RAM. These plugins are loaded in the background and are activated only by setting the activation flag in correct path (root usb).

ExterMAl dev_flash

Also you have flags as ExterMAl dev_flash, where you only have to remove a pup of the FW that you please lower or similar to 356 (do not care debug or retail) and place the 7 folders dev_flash forming at the root of the pendrive

  • VSH
  • SYS
  • bdplayer
  • ps1emu
  • ps2emu
  • pspemu
  • data

And flash.external flag (if this flag is to start the console with the PEN, I always start the external dev_flash) The rest of the boot flags are:

  • factory.mode: Lets put the console in service mode without a dongle just to insert a usb with that flag.
  • hv.debug: Enables debugging of all services of the HV, with a ram dump you can see all debug messages.

TheGrid details:

  • Improved dynamic patching (Fully functional).
  • On the plugin support (Multitasking) in the background.
  • Various optimizations.

  • First patch (first number in the 64): this corresponds to MatherOS Patch to disable or enable the use of Linux on the console.
  • Second patch (second number in the 64): Corresponds to load the syscall PL3 Payload 35 in the console.
  • Third patch (third number in the 64): Corresponds to load Payload Supports sc MAS 36 and 8 on the console.
  • Fourth patch (fourth number in the 64): Corresponds to load BD region Free bone patch overrides the restriction on the region bds ignoring methods such as changing the console region (Annoyed if you have to do all the time) .
  • Fifth patch (fifth in number 64): Corresponds to the patch that disables the PS1 disk check on the console.
  • Sixth patch (sixth in number 64): Enables or disables dynamic patch the FW by loading a patch that makes bone PatchUser.bin the same user or future updates that we will be taking to thegrid will come in the form of a file "PatchUser.bin" that will contain the updates.
  • Seventh patch (Seventh in the number 64): Enables or disables support for LV2 Dynarec in order to use dynamic recompilation of the emulators and performance improvements in them (For use with emulators suits the users and devs who want the best performance).
  • Eighth patch (eighth number in the 64): Enables or disables the SET FAN 100% to revolutionize cooler fan speed to the limit.
  • Ninth patch (Nine in number 64): Enables or disables support plugins (*) ...

Confeditor prepared for this version with the changes in TheGrid:

If you have questions visit the wikiMA:

The plugin support makes use of the following: When starting the look the boot.cfg in / dev_flash / TheGrid or / dev_usb000 (Bone in the root of the usb port closest to the reader) this boot.cfg consists of the following a simple text file that tell the path to the plugin to load.

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As you see first is the 1 that could also be a zero (1 - active | 0 - off) always go after the separator, a semicolon to go to the route after the plugin to load and then close the line with a point semicolon, then the line is successfully completed the plugin. Always be called boot.cfg will be recognized this is how ...

Here you can download TheGrid ( 2.0 update, remember that this is not the SP1.4 and the plugins will be published in the next few days

TUTORIAL PATCHUSER.BIN by blackdeath (via

With this new version of TheGrid you can avail of dynamic patching capacity at its maximum splendor, as you do this is more dedicated to developers who want to learn new things and new ways of working that is why I teach that is the dynamic patch for user.

The dynamic patching is patching or modification of any file of fw (modules selves - sprx) in memory is something that is dynamic in the time it is loaded will be patched is a new way to modify the firmware without having to touch the dev_flash modules and obtaining the best results since being tested is no longer needed for any damage fw test.

To enable you ought to select the config "PatchUser.bin Support (User Patches)" on TheGrid.cfg.

The PatchUser.bin (You must write so as I write!) Should be placed in "/ dev_usb000/GRID_UPDATER/PatchUser.bin" (This is not to count him to keep the dev_flash and so will not need to change your patch provided automatically by if you play a bad thing not to be always starting tengais wrong) you can clear this also put in "/ dev_flash / TheGrid / PatchUser.bin" but I recommend that you leave this path when coding sure your patch is safe and you are aware of wanting to load times.

See it like this:

  • Dev_flash (East end where to stay and work completed and improved)
  • Dev_usb (test medium only load it when you find the USB so if you have not placed the usb (usb000) not obviously you will carry
  • Your patches since they are in the usb is why I see it more secure when we have something we test and end and that failure is not
  • Simply insert the USB or simply delete or correct PatchUser.bin usb in pc).

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As you can see is the same as I explained in the structure... Well I hope that many developers and interested in learning can prove it ...


Thanks to Rokiski, JaiCraB, blackdeath, Cheko Vakaloka and all that happened , and we recommend that all users install the MA to provide support to everything that is posted

Update: From haxxxen: Appldr research: unsigned apps patch (based on JFW DH 3.56)

Finally i have found a remedy for this (stupid) vsh.self unsigned app patch (pl3 based on kakaroto) for cex cfw/target.

due to disadvantages to this pl3 patch on dex i had removed it long time ago now, but never realized that there is a reason why this patch was there and found. @Joonie now has told me the problems that occur if you remove this patch, or you don't apply it. the symptoms are shutdowns on almost all apps when exiting or blackscreens.

well, even cobra does not work without this patch and will softbrick your ps3 on cex cfw (which was btw never mentioned by its cobra developer in readme)

now that i am a dex user, i have found this patch making problems with dex cfws, which is a nogo to me. it will break npdrm_fself signed apps and you cannot run them.

i then tried porting those appldr patches made by demonhades and guess what, the result is that i can run apps on cex again without any shutdowns or blackscreen. so this will make that vsh.self patch finally obsolete, at least to me and i am very happy

these are the patches i have found, but i need a helping hand there to determine which are needed and which not. fyi habib and Joonie, 4.21 appldr unsigned apps patches:

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Finally, from Joonie: this is off topic but I just wanted to let you know.

I found the working pattern that can be hard-coded in to lv1.elf for lv2 memory protection patch though not really needed on these days but wanted to let you know this patch worked on 4.46 and 4.75 at least.

I've been testing lv1 patches all day long and noticed the difference between 3.55, 4.21 , 4.30+ from cyber's toolbox.

for 4.21 he used:

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this pattern, and I was able to confirm this patch did work with prx loader 1.04, [without this, prx loader shutsdown]
however, I didn't test if this could be hard-coded since you said you had a brick before.

and for 4.30, 4.41, 4.46 cyber started using this pattern

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I also tested this patch with prxloader 1.03 [the one without lv2 mem protection patch, user included the patch since 1.04 for 4.46]

and I tried this patch hard-coded with lv1.self from 4,46 and 4.75, and it turned out worked without any problem.

Maybe you could try this one with your 4.21 and it could be good to add one of your tcl task collections.

I'll try to work on that appldr patch as soon as I'm done with my own stuff.. keep up with your good work.

ah also another thing, currently there isn't any working toggle recovery tool for NAND ps3s. [Condor updater 3.xx , REBUG TOOLBOX, vshmenu, glevend's recovery toggle, and yours]

I think that the offset of "FF" flag to enable recovery mode on eeprom doesn't seem to do anything on NAND PS3.

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I was able to get eeprom dump from ps3 dev wiki, the ones dumped by HW method, but I don't seem to find any clue about how to enable Recovery mode on NAND ps3s.

the original source code is available via zecoxao 's github.

TheGrid PS3 Dumper RAM & NoBD Plugins for JFW DH 3.56 MA CFW

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#885 - SceneFree - November 18, 2012 // 12:27 pm
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Today Chekco of DemonHades has posted (via some JFW DH status details below, roughly translated:

Well hell, after the triumphant return of DemonHades (Triumphal say something ) I decided to post something that was due to publish a long farewell to the Web, because we're going to cheat, much to demon has returned and such, but this is equal to or more dead than before, so as a farewell and funeral of the Web we are publishing the JFW 3.41.

If ​​if as you read, the CFW who had to leave for a long time and stubbornness of your dear master demon DH did not go. So without further ado I leave you with the link to download the CFW and its Tolos (Manager, usaveme and others) just say that a certain person once told me that a cfw had to be free, well that's something I do not agree.

But if they wanted their work free jaicrab since all that thought it was demon JFW were wrong and the only themes I jaicrab little more but I think the pup, blipi, the manager, the openpstore mario, is that this is something that would need to see cast long ago that if this was not released at the time were by the manipulations of a certain person.. Links ..

A greeting and farewell Rest in peace.

PS The v2 is the best work, thanks to jaicrab, blipi, FLIPI. mario, and other people who worked alongside this be for nothing then remained in. CAREFULLY: BOATS AND TEAM I was the most controversial developer in the DH team

#884 - Adriansfc92 - July 21, 2012 // 5:48 pm
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This weekend Spanish PlayStation 3 developers at DemonHades have made available a PS3 eEID0 Dumper for JBM 3.55, MA 3.56 and PlayStation 3 CFW 3.55 alongside a ConfEditor for TheGrid.

To quote, roughly translated: eEID0 Dumper by BlackDeath to JBM 3.55, MA 3.56 and CFW 3.55

Hello friends, after the method of filtration CEX2DEX the team decided to investigate this new field (for some) and not so much for others, that is why we are working to bring you the easiest method to move to Linux without requiring DEX.

Today I present created by the dumper EID0 blackdeath with which we can dump all EID0 or directly CEX first section with only launch a pkg and have connected a USB port on dev_usb000, the instructions are on screen and are easy:

  • START: To dump all EID0.
  • SQUARE: To dump the first section of EID0 directly (eid0_1st_Section_CEX.bin).
  • X (EQUIS): To dump metldr (Encryption) to USB and be prepared to exploit and get the dump of the decrypted metldr in subsequent steps.

If you are in Normal 3.55 cfw release the pkg from video.

BlackDeath says: This latest version now allows you to dump the metldr (encryption) on your console if usais the X button and you will have your ready to dump metldr encryption decryption keys used together with her ​​exploit later.

Tell them to keep working this issue need not linux as the next step is to dump the metldr without having to make so many things in linux but a quick and easy dump.

The eEID0 is necessary for the process dump metldr As you know, and only the first section of eEID0 (That we get directly to this tool) is required for Conversion to a unit DEX / TEST.

No more here I leave the download link, works both on any CFW 3.55 (PEEK | POKE LV2) as in MA:

Thanks BlackDeath, Checko, Tito01 and DemonHades

From checko: WIP: A method to dump metldr and eEID root keys without linux, more easy with some little steps .. maybe naehrwert can help you. To quote from his Twitter (via and

Isn't installing linux to get your eid root key a bit of an overkill when you could just use netrpc?!

Or you could compile this, sign it with metldr keys and grab the key/iv from shared LS...

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ConfEditor PS3 for TheGrid by RacingLocura07

Our partner and developer RacingLocura07 (UsaveME) leaves us on this occasion the conf editor ps3, this application allows you to enable or disable patches, plugins or create flags without using a PC, all from the PS3 itself in a simple and fast



  • Displays a list of flags
  • Displays list of patch-dynamic
  • Displays a list of plugins
  • Allows you to export to the root of the usb, the. Cfg file to test it before storing.

List of flags:

  • Matheros (direct or normal)
  • dumper-ram
  • debug
  • dev_flash (dumper / restore)
  • sc35/36 +8 (more compatible)
  • 100% Fan speed (fan at 100%)

Any questions you have you can reply in this thread, thanks to RacingLocura07, tito1, adriansfc92 as Cheko. Conf editor and this works both as the 3.56 MA JBM 3.55

Finally, in related PS3 homebrew news today PsyOil has made available a PS3 PUP Download Archive (GUI) for those interested stating:

On a click of a button a command prompt window will start downloading (from the PS3 Dev Wiki) the PUP to the same directory as the program. Do not delete wget.exe or else the pups will not download!

Its pretty simple, list of firmwares (OFW) on click they download to the directory your placed the two files in.

Now, you're probably wonder why someone would ever need this. I download and delete pups very often, so I made this program to make it a bit easy to find a PUP right away.. Making a CEX/DEX downloader soon.

Update: he has now released the PUP CEX/SEX Download Archive (GUI) followed by a PUP SEX/DEX/CEX Download Archive GUI stating the following:

Once again, I suck at GUI programs. I've made a command prompt version of the same program, where you just enter the name of the firmware version exmp “4.10″ and it starts downloading the firmware on command (4.10p for patch pups) Should I just release that or stick to the ghetto lookin’ GUI?

Shortly following he also made available a PS3 PUP / Dev_Flash Extractor stating, to quote:

Very simple and straight forward, place pup within the same folder as the extractor! Credit to HSReina for df.exe

Also, I've included a simple command prompt app:

Enter "pu.exe PS3UPDAT.PUP PS3UPDAT" to extract the pup.
Enter "df" to extract Dev_flash from the pup


Here is CEXtoSEX Converter 4.21 as well by PsyOil with the details below, as follows:

Sony shop PUP, just patched promo_flags/update_flags. anyways, this is just a basic pup that will convert your PS3 into a SHOP Ps3. (not advertising as a jailbreak or a CFW) its just a basic MFW.

Remember after unlocking through security settings, the package installer is NOT for homebrews but only for installing demos. The second PUP is a file that'll convert your SHOP PS3 into a retail PS3. Remember, these still apply! (

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#883 - elser1 - June 18, 2012 // 7:07 pm
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like natepig said its google translaters interpretation thats hard to follow. i'm sure if you understand spanish and saw the original it would be fine. i just remember all the kafuffle last time with his fw so i'll just wait and see what they release whenever it may happen and check it then but like i said rebug is the go..

#882 - wwywong - June 18, 2012 // 2:11 pm
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Agreed, really can't stand that translation... It's like garble of noun and verb squished together... really don't get what they are trying to say... it's becoming like a joke each time I read news from JFW... or JBM (they changed names again? what else can they not do beside really having a real cfw out)!?

#881 - Natepig - June 18, 2012 // 9:31 am
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Taking all the other nonsense to the side, the shocking google translate statements have always been annoying.

#880 - elser1 - June 18, 2012 // 8:19 am
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hard to understand what they are saying, for me anyways. i'll stick with rebug!!

#879 - niwakun - June 18, 2012 // 4:52 am
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so they finally woke up on their dreams ehh. but anyway, i do hope that this CFW will lead something useful or else, no one will care on it.

#878 - ps3hen - June 18, 2012 // 4:28 am
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I think they finally got the picture that no one (on 3.55 or below) would willingly install 3.56 JFW for all it's worth

#877 - Natepig - June 18, 2012 // 4:05 am
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It sounds like they have thrown the towel in on any 3.55+ firmware

#876 - HeyManHRU - June 18, 2012 // 1:59 am
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Finally, some appealing news for us 3.55 users. From what I've read you would be able to change if you install this firmware unlike the 3.56 version, right?