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September 22, 2010 // 6:42 pm - Yesterday Hermes released a modified PSGroove version for running PS3 backups without a disc in the drive, and today Ulmez on (linked above) has updated the installer to PS3 JailBreak Backup Manager 2 along with a Compatible Games list (below).

Download: PS3 JailBreak Backup Manager 2

This Backup Manager lets /bdvd link to app_home/PS3_GAME so to load your PS3 game backup with this manager will need to have one of the Hermes hex codes on your device. To install it just overwrite the existing one, you do not have to delete the currently installed Backup Manager.

Once you have Jailbroken your PS3 you can launch the backup manager. Select the game you want to load and press X. It should then drop you back to the XMB. Now select app_home/PS3_GAME and press X. If all went well your game should load without a disc in the drive.

Not all games are work yet with Backup Manager 2 without a game disc in the drive, with an internal or external hard disk drive, so in the PS3 JailBreak Game Compatibility List add "Backup Manager 2" to the notes section if you used it in your results.

Here are my Backup Manager 2 PS3 game results thus far:

• 3D Dot Hero - External HDD - Working
• Donates Inferno - External HDD - Black Screen System Lockup
• Boarderlands - External HDD - Black Screen System Lockup

Finally, to quote, roughly translated: "Thanks to the work of Hermes is possible to load backups without having a BluRay on the reader, but as we all know the Backup Manager is leaving us for the work load a game without the disk inside.

But thanks to a very nice anonymous user that is no longer a problem because this program has been modified to not ask for the disc. So, in conclusion, it is possible to play without a disc in the console

To install it is not necessary to remove the previous one, just what you copy to a flash drive and instalais. The console will tell you that already exists and you will be prompted to overwrite it (if the ID matches, leads the original), you accept and go. Also respect your installed games on the hard disk, which is welcome.


It is important to you to know that not having a disc in the console BluRay icon appears in the XMB, you ought to go to the "app / games" to load from there select the match after the Backup Manager.


Some games do not load if no disk in drive nonetheless. Apparently not too many, but can be solved by inserting a disc, as with the original Backup Manager. Not a problem if the Backup Manager or PSGroove.

Remember that it is necessary to have the latest revision of PSGroove with Hermes changes "

Backup Manager 2 for PS3 JailBreak Arrives, Compatible Games

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#173 - farenheit - October 5, 2010 // 1:26 pm
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Updated it with LED's..

#172 - farenheit - October 5, 2010 // 1:07 pm
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This ones for the Minimus AVR 32 (due to requests): I have not tried it as i do not have access to a Minimus AVR 32, it was a ball ache to compile as i found out the hard way in the end that WinAVR had the reference to ATmega32U2 missing in its definitions in file power.h.

Try and Report back...

#171 - p2thareek - October 4, 2010 // 10:43 pm
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Nice! looking forward to trying this out. Which backup manager is best right now? Thanks in advance

#170 - IslaTurbine - October 4, 2010 // 1:18 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by keat View Post
Can you tell me how ? When I go to XMB I only see one icon for BM, so if i want to switch to another version of BM, I have to reinstall this version from a memory stick. I don't seem to be having much success at the moment.

Doesn't matter.. I can see what Open manager does (I think)

My answer may have been misleading. Remember that Backup Manager and Open Manager are two different programs. I'm running one of each. If you are trying to run two different builds of Open Manager, then I assume that they do install over each other. Does that help any?

#169 - keat - October 3, 2010 // 6:13 pm
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Can you tell me how ? When I go to XMB I only see one icon for BM, so if i want to switch to another version of BM, I have to reinstall this version from a memory stick. I don't seem to be having much success at the moment.

Doesn't matter.. I can see what Open manager does (I think)

#168 - IslaTurbine - October 3, 2010 // 5:34 pm
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Absolutely. I'm running the very first, original BM and I also have one of Jurai's first builds installed. I backup my games using BM and launch them with Jurai's.

#167 - keat - October 3, 2010 // 5:32 pm
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is it possible to install 2 different versions of backup manager? I'm finding that some games will load with BM2 but not with Lio's and vice versa. When I try to install a different BM, it just overwrites the existing one.

#166 - mythirdeye - October 3, 2010 // 6:55 am
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I would appreciate it so much if someone could help me.

I'm currently trying out the Olimex hermes hex that was posted a few times in this thread combined with the back up manager.

I would like to know where I am supposed to put my GAME ID's when mounting them to my internal hard drive via ftp. With a different backup manager I put the game in dev_hdd0/games/LAUN12345/GAMEZ and I partly succeeded, but the game (3d Dot Heros) froze up after some opening credits.

BUT Since I've used this new BM I've tried putting my game in hdd0/GAMES, or hdd0/GAMEZ. I even created and put the game in hdd0/games/*LAUN1234/WAREZ* by but this didn't work either.

I can never see the game in my backup manager after I've finished the transfer.

What am I missing? Someone please help me.

Could someone please send me in the right direction?

#165 - efk0nas - October 1, 2010 // 2:18 pm
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Hi, guys,

I'm new.. Spend whole day yesterday on jailbreaking my PS3 with iPhone 3G (, then installed this backup manager: I see my games on internal (some from internet, some I've backed up there from original discs), but when I select a game with backup manager, it throws me back to xmb. After that I go to /app_home/PS3_GAME/ and I get "error 80028F14" message. How can I solve this?


As I understand, It has something to do with Hermes payloads, but I can't find the tutorial what that is and where I should get them from/put them to on my device..

EDIT: Fixed everything. Tnx!

#164 - jaaSumbra - October 1, 2010 // 9:36 am
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All games which worked with the original Backup Manager works now, some don't work without discs, but all do with the disc inserted, so no need to stay on the old Backupmanager and payload.