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October 27, 2011 // 1:24 pm - Today PlayStation 3 developer andbey0nd has released a GameData Tool PS3 homebrew application which allows users to install PKG files in their desired locations.

Download: GameData Tool PS3 Homebrew Application / Game Cover for Ext Data Loader

To quote: Today, we get word of a new amazing and very useful app called gameDATA tool, released by developer andbey0nd.

Also we hear from the Dev that this handy app should also work for 3.41 users.

GameDATA app for PS3:

  • Allows the user to switch location of [game data] between internal HDD and first external USB HDD
  • Allows to install PSN games (or any application/pkg) to external USB HDD
  • Allows to get back to normal mode when you use "Ext. Game Data" option in multiMAN
  • Allows saving space on internal HDD


How to use after you install gameDATA.pkg:

Make sure that no payloads are loaded (do a clean PS3 restart).

1) If you wish to install stuff to external USB - launch the app from "Game Data Mode: [HDD]"
2) You're now in USB MODE (the icon will change to USB device with "Game Data Mode: [USB]" title
3) Install PSN games or launch games - their data will go to the external USB HDD/stick
4) Play your PSN (or disc) games from external USB device
5) Once you're done with the game, either reboot your PS3 or launch the "Game Data Mode: [USB]" to get back to normal mode



GameData Tool PS3 Homebrew Application is Now Available

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#5 - shummyr - October 28, 2011 // 1:39 am
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This is an awesome tool thankyou and it works wonderfully

#4 - adrianc1982 - October 27, 2011 // 9:58 pm
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yes, I have an 80GB ps3 and I don't have internal space to spare, installing the new god of war games and beyond good and evil on external will be a dream come true for me. I have a 2TB external drive

#3 - ConsoleDev - October 27, 2011 // 9:15 pm
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This homebrew is really useful, especially for me that i have an old 40 GB PS3

If I understand correctly this should also resolve the compatibility with some games that it was not possible to boot from external HD, simply awesome

#2 - HeyManHRU - October 27, 2011 // 8:38 pm
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Well for someone like me it's very useful since I can save some room on my Internal HDD by intsalling PKG files on the External HDD.

#1 - jabberosx - October 27, 2011 // 8:33 pm
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Asides from giving faster access to your data (PSN install) I really don't see the use for this tool ? I mean whats the point of it. Or am i missing something. Great job on the tool though. It does work neat and clean.