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July 14, 2009 // 9:16 am - Update #2: Casshern23 has now created an updated guide on How to Get Closed Beta & Other Items Free in PlayStation Home.

Update: For those having issues with the FilePack below, give the PlayStation Home Item Hack FilePack Fix a try with the Updated Guide!

Today we received an e-mail from Leviathan letting us know of a recent PlayStation Home hack that he wishes to share here!

Similar to the PlayStation Home Replacement Posters & Custom Trailer, this basically uses SimpleDNS/PowerDNS, Apache Server and WireShark for HTTP sniffing.

Below is a FilePack and guide for those who wish to give this a try!

Download: PlayStation Home Item Hack FilePack

PlayStation Home Item Hack

Tools Required:

• SimpleDNS (http://www.simpledns.com/download.aspx) or PowerDNS (http://www.powerdns.com/en/downloads.aspx) = Redirect
• Apache Server (http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi)
• WireShark (http://www.wireshark.org/download.html) = Tool for HTTP Sniffing

Guide:

First install Apache Server using basic settings, once installed stop the Apache Server Service. Then copy files located in Apache File "httpd.conf" "mime.types" to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/conf and yes when prompted overwrite Files, then start Apache Service.

Then copy HUBPS3_SVML to C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/htdocs.

Now install Simple DNS, then set a Redirect to Redirect homeps3.svo.online.scee.com to your PC IP.

Zone Name is homeps3.svo.online.scee.com

Now set your PS3 to go through Simple DNS set all Settings to Default till you come to DNS Settings. Then type the IP of your PC. Finish the setup then run Home.

Note: Don't forget to set Internet sharing on the PC.

Now Play Echochrome, once you unlocked an item leave Home then remove the redirect from SimpleDNS then Run Home.

You should now have the Items. Locked to your account.

WARNING: Any harm done to accounts doing this hack PS3 News take no responsibility for. This hack can remove items you currently have "Free Items". It will not effect paid items. You can use WireShark to find items and add them.

Credit to Leviathan.

Guide: PlayStation Home Hack - Closed Beta & Other Items Free!

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#50 - houdrummer - July 16, 2009 // 8:43 am
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the startup file is working fine for me the problem is I am getting stuck during verifying purchased blah blah blah. i think its the apache files that need to be tweaked. I tried with both the updated ones and the original and with the original i get stuck and with the updated i get a server error.

#49 - Casshern23 - July 16, 2009 // 8:34 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
LOL! I've been up for hours.. actually working on finding and posting some Site News articles, but I will also approve your guide momentarily.


Thats good to know, I was wondering, Do you have any idea how to fix the new error I have been getting since the server updated last night? I was in and swapping items just fine >< Then I wrote a program to convert both stores into one massive itemgain, and just before I got to try it, there was an update.

Now all I get is.

-connection error
/HUBPS3_SVML/unity/start.jsp-

As if for some reason it cant read the startup file now...

#48 - PS4 News - July 16, 2009 // 8:19 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Casshern23 View Post
Spent an hour or two writing up a very detailed guide on how to do this, including lots of snapshots and ect, Just waiting for admin to approve of it when he wakes up.

LOL! I've been up for hours.. actually working on finding and posting some Site News articles, but I will also approve your guide momentarily.

#47 - Casshern23 - July 16, 2009 // 8:07 am
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Okay now. Spent an hour or two writing up a very detailed guide on how to do this, including lots of snapshots and ect, Just waiting for admin to approve of it when he wakes up.

So. Just wait until it is up and then you can figure out how to.

New Guide: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-guides-tutorials/how-get-closed-beta-other-items-free-playstation-home-106972.html

#46 - darkrider353 - July 16, 2009 // 6:57 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Casshern23 View Post
Ever since the update on home and reinstalling it all again. all I get is "connection error /HUBPS3_SVML/unity/start.jsp"

So. Think its patched now?

i dont think so it looks like a error within the document (possibly reffering to a non existing location?)

#45 - Casshern23 - July 16, 2009 // 6:34 am
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I reinstalled all PC applications. Here's the exact stuff I did.

Installed apache / simpledns
added the files as said, but did not mod them.
used quickzone wizard, zone name homeps3.svo.online.scee.com and then my IP in the first box, last 2 boxes empty.

Then tried to connect and it worked fine.

But, Ever since the update on home and reinstalling it all again. all I get is "connection error /HUBPS3_SVML/unity/start.jsp"

So. Think its patched now?

#44 - darkrider353 - July 16, 2009 // 6:03 am
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ok, what did you reinstall? Home or all the other pc programs?

how did you get it to work?

#43 - Casshern23 - July 15, 2009 // 11:44 pm
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reinstalled it all, now it says s-101 error.

Reinstalled a 3rd time, Now im back to the purchased content error, Doublechecked all files and nothing is wrong...

Why doesnt someone just try this with a mule account, then re-upload the apache files when their working? That would save everyone a load of trouble, all they gotta do is change account names.

Edit: Okay, I finally figured out how to connect again, but, wireshark is useless to me, So I am just editing the files to force the items into my inventory.

Japan Threads
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http://scee-home.playstation.net/c.home/prod/live/CommercePoints/ThreadsCP_ja-JP.xml
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North America Threads
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http://scee-home.playstation.net/c.home/prod/live/CommercePoints/SCEA/ThreadsCP.xml
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Those xml`s there store all the item data?

#42 - HighChocobo - July 15, 2009 // 11:25 pm
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hey, can you add me on psn? i used the fixed files and i still get stuck at verifying content.

#41 - Casshern23 - July 15, 2009 // 9:51 pm
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finally, an update, now i'll learn how to do it!

Hate to doublepost, but tried to edit and was just over 5 mins.

How are we supposed to use wireshark to help us get the items? Everything else i have down except wireshark.

I think I got it, So we edit the item`s code into the inventory xml file that we saved into the apache folder to change what items we have and then log out of home and go to home after we close down apache, and simpledns?