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March 7, 2011 // 11:50 pm - Today nesi_tor at DemonHades Forum (linked above) has released CVOS v3.1 BETA homebrew application, which allows users to recover bricked PS3 consoles.

Download: CVOS v3.1 BETA for PS3

To quote, roughly translated: Features

  • Check and analyze the dump correcting the flaws that have this and thus repairing the internal firmware of our PS3.
  • It can extract the various files that make up the core of our PS3 (read lv2_kernel.self, eurusfw.bin, etc...).
  • Lets look at both full NAND Dumps as desenciptados CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg packages provided to analyze your files.
  • Finds and extracts the User Profile (EID, bootloaders, etc) the dump interlaced with the flow rebuilder.

What you need:

  • Full Dump and PS3 NAND memory unit, Version 3.55

CVOS v3.1 BETA Arrives, Recover Your Bricked PS3 Console

CVOS v3.1 BETA Arrives, Recover Your Bricked PS3 Console

CVOS v3.1 BETA Arrives, Recover Your Bricked PS3 Console

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#14 - Paarow - March 9, 2011 // 5:14 pm
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There's USB NAND Flash programs out there for Samsung NAND chips that are very inexpensive !

#13 - FreewareFire - March 8, 2011 // 2:06 pm
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well this is still good news, but it's not as easy as it sounds - the steps are simple - you need a backup of your! corrupted nand from your console - so you have to get a nand reader/writer such as infectus chip - you have to open and assemble the chip to your ps3 and then to extract the nand via pc with some tools.

after you did, you have to use this tool to repair the corrupted nand - after repair you have to flash the nand with the repaired nand. after that you should be able to get your ps3 working!

there won't be a simple solution so far, since the ylod has one big problem: the usb ports aren't working - so it's nearly impossible that there will be a simple method to repair the ps3 with corrupted nand. and as far as i know, it has to be your nand dump - other won't work since it has a "code" in it, which works only with your ps3. so let's wait. there won't be a simple solution so far.

#12 - shummyr - March 8, 2011 // 2:04 pm
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this is a great app, I hope for an english version and tutorial on how to do stuff with it soon.

#11 - pjmiller435 - March 8, 2011 // 11:17 am
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This is great news!

#10 - oVERSoLDiER - March 8, 2011 // 10:38 am
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I bricked my new PS3 while writing on dev_blind. So I hope there will be a good concept to repair this for my 3.55 Kmeaw. I was thinking of sending it to Sony, of course I would wipe the HDD first and let the warranty seal intact. If someone can proof that this work, I will give it a shot, hope for an English version of the application by the way.

#9 - Tepoo - March 8, 2011 // 8:17 am
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i hope there will someday a easy usb method to unbrick a console, but i'm pretty sure this will take a year or more to get in concept...

#8 - adrianc1982 - March 8, 2011 // 6:34 am
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We should seriously get an application like the xbox1 for reading the nand off our ps3s for future backup. But then again we have to wire anyway to write back the backup...

#7 - HACKDEPS3 - March 8, 2011 // 2:19 am
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for all of these programs that are out for the ps3 not one has the ablitly to get my info off of my internal hdd of my ps3 that has yellow lights of death. i have another ps3 but it a slim and not sure how to do this.. am i missing somthing here, does this program do this?

#6 - CJPC - March 8, 2011 // 1:37 am
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Quote Originally Posted by dyceast View Post
This sounds good... but I have no idea how to use it lol...

What's needed "Full Dump and PS3 NAND memory unit"... What does this mean?

Does it work through FTP or someting?

No - (especially if its bricked) you are going to have to wire an interface to your PS3's flash chip(s) to read/write to them - not for the inexperienced user!

#5 - rsa84 - March 8, 2011 // 1:19 am
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Great news thanks, but i'm in the same spot don't know what the hell am i suposed to do with this thing...