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February 24, 2011 // 6:49 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer EmersonS35 has released the official v1.0 BETA of his homebrew application known as ES35's PS3 Toolkit alongside some updates and a guide below.

Download: ES35's PS3 ToolKit v1.0 BETA / ES35's PS3 ToolKit v1.6 / ES35's PS3 ToolKit v1.65 / ES35's PS3 ToolKit v2.0 with Source Code / ES35's PS3 ToolKit Tutorial

To quote: This is my official Beta Release of ES35's PS3 ToolBox.


  • Decrypt 3.55 PKGs (retail)
  • Decrypt 3.41 PKGs (debug)
  • Decrypt 3.41 BINs/SELFs (debug)
  • Encrypt 3.55 BINs/SELFs (retail)
  • Encrypt 3.55 PKGs (retail)
  • Create PS3 Confs
  • Drag and Drop
  • Auto Detects 3.55 vs 3.41 PKGs
  • Loads Of Help Info and Explanation

In related PS3 homebrew news, $n!pR has released a PKG Toolkit GUI with details below as follows:

This is my GUI for the signing tools from GeoHot. I might expand it to include other tools later. Tested working with the couple apps I made so hopefully it works just as good for anyone else who wants to try it.

Download: PKG Toolkit GUI v1.20

NOTE: This requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4 to run.

Updated version with unself tool included. Version information also added. Various buxfixes including 64-bit OS support. More error handling added + get Content ID automatically.

Update: Nov.02.2012

I am updating the tool to work with SCETools instead which should be able to handle NPDRM files. Please test to see if it works with 3.40/3.55/4.21/4.30 and report back.

Download: PKG Toolkit GUI v1.30 / PKG Toolkit GUI v1.30a

I removed the old tools so if scetools doesn't work with older firmware I might add them back.

Edit: Made some slight changes. If you downloaded it, download again. If it gives an error installing on 3.55 run finalize_package from previous version.

Update: Nov.08.2012

  • Added the option for debug/retail and added AllUnpkg.

Download: PKG Toolkit GUI v1.40

Update: Nov.19.2012

Just got the new version which can now build config files from PS3/PSP packages. I've also cleaned up the interface so that it takes up less screen space.

Download: PKG Toolkit GUI v1.50

ES35's PS3 Toolkit v1.0 Official BETA is Now Released

ES35's PS3 Toolkit v1.0 Official BETA is Now Released

ES35's PS3 Toolkit v1.0 Official BETA is Now Released

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#15 - lachie6166 - October 28, 2014 // 5:50 am
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Thanks for this

#14 - mikep2506 - January 29, 2012 // 1:23 am
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is it just me or is something wrong with wupload? I can go to anyother page but that one.

#13 - PS4 News - January 27, 2012 // 8:16 pm
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I have reupped it again, check on the main article linked above... tho odds are it will again die soon so I'd grab it while you can.

#12 - Xyth - January 27, 2012 // 1:50 pm
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Can someone reupload v2.0 please? Links are dead again. Even its official update links dead too.

#11 - PS4 News - January 24, 2012 // 10:20 am
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I have now updated the 2.0 link in the main article with a new host as requested.

#10 - fangsunjian - January 24, 2012 // 10:11 am
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would you like to upload to a new file host?

#9 - EiKii - March 3, 2011 // 7:07 pm
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sounds interesting.

By emersons35: I successfully decrypted RCOs, Edited Them, Compiled Them, And Boom. my own XMB. More info soon.

Also attached below is EmersonS35's PS3 ToolKit v2.0 with source code included and the following changes:

Last And Final Update... v2.0 updates:

  • better tutorial section
  • more bugs fixed
  • gui rearrangements
  • open sourced

#8 - PS4 News - February 27, 2011 // 4:36 am
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Another update 1.6 with a tutorial followed by version 1.65 is below with a changelog for those interested...

PS3 Toolkit v1.65 BETA Features:

  • Decrypt PKG
  • Decrypt Self
  • Encrypt Self
  • Encrypt PKG
  • Create PS3 Confs
  • Auto Detects 3.55 vs 3.41 PKGs

#7 - Brenza - February 25, 2011 // 10:36 am
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Wow, thanks, i like it very much!

#6 - detectionrange - February 25, 2011 // 5:30 am
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That is a static theme with dynamic photos. Dynamic themes i would give example of the afrika or LBP theme.