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January 24, 2012 // 2:39 am - Sorry for being quiet the last few days guys, but I'm still working on things for AC1D CFW and also found some changes to newer PUPs so I have modded the source of KaKaRoToKS Fix_TAR to reflect this in the Fix TAR v3 PS3 homebrew application for Retail and Debug 4.0 Firmware.

Download: Fix TAR v3 PS3 Homebrew App for Retail and Debug 4.0 Firmware / Cygwin1.dll (Required) / Fix TAR v3 (Fixed) PS3 Homebrew App for Retail and Debug 4.0 Firmware / Fix TAR v3.2 PS3 Homebrew App for Retail and Debug 4.0 Firmware / Fix TAR v3 (Fixed v2) PS3 Homebrew App for Retail and Debug 4.0 Firmware by nathanr3269 / fix_tar.rar (for 4.XX) by Dr. L Ron Bumquist

Also what Mathieulh has stated about the 3.55 / 3.56 tar owner id, owner and group is simply BS. It hasn't changed up to 3.72. Debug tar's have diff info but on 4.0 Retail/Debug it's the same.

There for i fixed the original source of fix_tar (owner id from 0001752 back to 0000644), modded a fix_tar_debug and modded a new fix_tar_v3 which also works on retail and debug fw.


  • fix_tar = retail fw up to 3.72
  • fix_tar_debug = debug fw up to 3.72(?)
  • fix_tar_v3 = retail and debug fw 4.0

Have Fun -cfwprpht-

From Dr. L Ron Bumquist: This was released by cfwprophet back in 2012.

I found these files on my computer and they work with puad gui 1.5, you just need to rename the one you want to use to "fix_tar_PUAD.exe" and of course put it in the \PUAD GUI\bin\ps3tools folder.

No more psp issues. In the rar (linked above) there is:

  • fix_tar = retail fw up to 3.72
  • fix_tar_debug = debug fw up to 3.72(?)
  • fix_tar_v3 = retail and debug fw 4.0

Fix TAR v3 PS3 Homebrew App for Retail and Debug 4.0 Firmware

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#24 - Ezio - January 26, 2012 // 7:21 am
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1. It isn't right. The first version of nathanr3269's fix_tar had the same bug (I don't like to call it as bug, simply the permissions missed on the original source code) of the cfwprophet version, I explained both cfwprophet and nathanr3269 via pm what was missing since I worked on the same thing few days ago.

2. Both cfwprophet and nathanr3269 are very good developers, so they don't deserve any offence, but only respect from community.

3. This tool is only useful to the developers, so please you don't complain about it.

Yesterday I tested fix_tar by cfwprophet and it works perfectly.

#23 - HomebrewAnimal - January 25, 2012 // 8:55 pm
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ok, you right sorry, I just mean nathan hasnt released a bug in his version, no offence, you do it then.

#22 - cfwprophet - January 25, 2012 // 8:41 pm
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Why is it better ? Please explain !!

They are both the same and by they way in case of its not a race, i agree but this thread would be started of me so why not let it do by me ? Also please explain why he knows what he talk and i'm not ?

nathanr3269 No offence meant to you mate Great work and thx for the info about pkg and dev_flash.tar

#21 - HomebrewAnimal - January 25, 2012 // 8:29 pm
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Ok, but nathans latest is still better isn't it so not so great really your fixed version, everyone should use nathnas for now I thinks.

EDIT: its not a race, why not just let one dev do it, nathan seems to know what hes talking about.

#20 - cfwprophet - January 25, 2012 // 8:06 pm
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np just wanted to know if the peoples have recognized the update version.

I'll write a gui version for better handling and will also include the pkg and dev_flash version of fix_tar from nathanr3269.

But maybe he will do the same and beat me this time.

#19 - Ezio - January 25, 2012 // 7:58 pm
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You're right, cfwprophet, I saw the download link only now. I thinked it included only the image you posted, LOL instead it contains the fixed versions of your previous release. So you fixed it before nathanr3269, I would like to thank you also if maybe I'm a little late.

#18 - cfwprophet - January 25, 2012 // 7:20 pm
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Does even one of the members here have recognized that i have posted a fixed version with also permission patch before nathan has posted his version with permission patch ?

And my release also contain fix_tar's for debug's, retail 3.41, retail 3.5+>> and the new debug's + OFW 4.0

#17 - HomebrewAnimal - January 25, 2012 // 6:38 pm
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ok. nice, thankyou for explaining that risk to us as was not sure if it was only CoreOS pkg that was super risky or if this touched that, thank you.

#16 - nathanr3269 - January 25, 2012 // 6:25 pm
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Fix_tar doesn't cause brick, is highly dangerous with core_os pkg (this don't use fix_tar), but others if something is wrong, PS3 cancels the installation.


#15 - HomebrewAnimal - January 25, 2012 // 6:19 pm
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Thanks nathan for the fixed version. +rep

Ezio: I asked could the previous buggy version cause a brick, i mean if a pup was made and installed with the buggy version, could that pup cause a brick?

People have been making pups for 4.00 since before this was released so.. When making windows apps to mess with FW pkgs i think it must be done 100% right, releasing buggy versions that are not tested enough just isn't good enough, -rep cfwprophet, +rep nathan