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October 16, 2010 // 7:21 pm - Update: PSGroove Hermes v4B is now released with a changelog detailed HERE along with PSGroove Hermes v4B Hex Codes and a Hermes v4B TI-84 Hex Code and Hermes v4B Hex Codes for all other boards along with PSGroove Hermes Linux v4B.

Since bidding farewell yesterday, Spanish PS3 developer Hermes has shared one final v4 Custom PSGroove payload with everyone!

Download: Hermes v4 Final Custom PSGroove Payload / Hermes v4 TI-84 / PSGroove Hermes Hex Codes / PSGroove Hermes Linux v4 / Hermes v4 PIC18FXXXX Hex Code / Hermes V4 Fixed for PIC18FXXXX / Rockbox PSGroove Payload Hermes v4 / Hermes v4 USB TinyMKII (LED Support) / Arduino PL3 Hermes v4B / PIC18FUSB PSGroove Hermes v4B

To quote, roughly translated:

Update: Added source code version v4 with the latest patches found (are grateful to Mathieulh their contributions). This is my final contribution for those who want to return to work and develop it, I go up for reasons of commitment and that the scene is a collective work.


- New Address 0x80000000007ff000 end of the payload at the end of the Kernel in order to add the extra code needed (the code is relocatable, if necessary)

- Added support syscall 8 with Stealth and other kernel functions such as copy, allocate memory, perform routine, add path table (for replacement / redirection of files and directories), etc. (see syscall8.h for details)

- Support for Homebrew in / apps_home/PS3_GAME similar to a flash drive or connected on / dev_usb000/PS3_GAME

- Syscall redirection 36 games to run diskless / apps_home/PS3_GAME

Sorry to keep you waiting, but today I had family commitments and the thread was closed when I'm gone.

First, say that I have uploaded what I have so far: includes the patches that we have mentioned in another thread and some new ones. The main novelty is that it has "cleaned" the source code to eliminate double relocation of the code, since we do not need.

Also included a new dynamic patching system comes in handy to allow redirection of / apps_home a / dev_bdvd in games, to receive as first parameter EBOOT.BIN path correctly, if that could cause some problem.

I climb the V4 that already had committed and if other people want to continue development (the scene is a collective, not as a team, everyone is free to contribute whatever they want and how you want and at a time want).

Secondly, I thank you for the support you have shown me.

If you do not mind, I would like to discuss a few things in the remainder of the post.

I have 41 years and at that age, one is clear about certain things and know why you get rings and what not. As some know, I'm not a professional programmer, but a construction worker unemployed (like many others, unfortunately), which devotes her time to a hobby (which is in unemployment assistance, that there is something to kill time ) And shares what he does with others, for the simple detail that positions and why not all benefit?

Interestingly, I usually get into these "fregaos" because sometimes I see things are rudderless and I think I can contribute ideas and my point of view and in the electronic scene, but never on a pair of hands and a brain that provides . So touching roll up, we roll up, all of course, non-profit or to cash in on any class that is not what is sought.

Obviously, one is not stupid and knows that is what's going on around here: there is always profiting rock that takes advantage of the work of others, without contributing anything (or if they bring improvements, "close" to each other) and there are always people strip of land the job of others.

This is what usually bother me, as is logical and understandable, since obviously I'm not here for companies that skirt the law or not, is profiting without contributing anything at all and I have a perfect right, such circumstances or otherwise, participate in setting the scene and fix my code working with this scene and its exclusions.

In this case, I decided that because a company is using not only the code, if not my nick as bait advertising, making misunderstand that I'm behind that product, fail to develop a code that make for entertaining and that you I offer to you as anonymous people who are, without either profit interests.

Some people do not want to understand this and think "bah, is a childish temper tantrum in plan" or "not as annoying, because Hermes is also a nickname adopted and this Easter."

Instead what I think is that who are they to judge my decision and I am the less I lose if I participate, so do not know why some people think that I win something by participating. And that applies to those who charge you 30 bucks for a chip applications or develop them as needed and not me.

And if I believe that one has crossed a line where I say enough, not only my right, but it seems logical to give back the ball and say "ale, nice people do not want to bring you the car?. Since take you peak and shovel and herding "

I have no financial backing behind consoles or debug or retail consoles with different firmware, or special devices that teensy but I rode or USBKey I bought. Is not it logical that those who live on this, whatever they have to make improvements? Or I have to do the time for R & D department inadvertently?

Anyway, I think the thing is clear: for the time step will continue doing nothing and being the turn of others to pick up the baton and show that besides making chips and collect dollars, also bring improvements to their customers or scene in general, without taking single code or a nickname borrowed from others as a decoy, because basically, they offer nothing.


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#225 - DeViL303 - October 22, 2010 // 7:59 pm
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Maybe thats true but i have tried loads of hex files for PIC boards and only found 2 that work with this board, if you can tell me why I would love to know?

Can you upload a hex for hermes v4b that is garunteed to work with my board?

Also if this is true why is there hex packs released with versions for 4mhz, 8mhz, 12mhz, 16mhz etc, when you say they would all work, also if i try for instance the 8mhz version from 1 pack it doesnt work but when I try 12mhz from same pack it does work??

#224 - mushy409 - October 22, 2010 // 3:59 pm
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It doesn't matter what code you flash onto your PIC board etc - Whether it be 20MHz, for a 2455/2553/2550/4550 or whichever.

Just as long as you don't program the config words your board will use the set frequency in the bootloader.

This means you can flash a 20MHz 18F4550 hex onto a 12MHz 18F2455 board if you like. I have done this MANY times and have had no problems.

There are no differences between the compatible PICs other than number of I/Os and SRAM (and # of pins for 4550)

Finding places that have stock of the 18Fxxx series is the REAL challenge.

#223 - DeViL303 - October 22, 2010 // 3:41 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by FreelanceGuru View Post
I heard your suppose to cancel/ignore the error. Not sure though.. as I havent tried myself.

To anyone who bought the PICgroove device off ebay and was told The following by seller:

You need a hex for a pic18f4550 or 18f2550 - it needs to be compiled for the MCHPUSB bootloader

you need psgroopic which is compiled for a 4550 or 2550 pic with a bootloader with an offset of 0x800

The illness release of v4 posted here (post 277) worked fine for me, Just cancel the error a keep your default settings (VERY IMPORTANT) while flashing with supplied PICDEM software.

When I say worked fine I mean I am playing medal of honor no problem, just installed game data to internal HDD , swapped param.sfo and eboot.bin and updated online (would not work if I installed update pkg from usb so downloaded online). Here is the hex packaged with the instructions pdf and the flashing program.

I know there was some people out there having problems finding a hex for this board as no real info supplied about frequency , the info quoted above was all we got.

#222 - happys - October 22, 2010 // 1:46 pm
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Hi, anyone can compile rockbox Hermes v4b to 3.15 FW? I use GoearHDD1620, also I could compile if someone send the patch for rockbox.

Thank you all for the great work.

#221 - modmate - October 22, 2010 // 10:32 am
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Quote Originally Posted by mohp View Post
Has anyone compiled Hermes v4 for ATAVRXPLAIN?

For sure, Look at the FIRST PAGE ! There are hex files compiled for all boards.

In this package you`ll find it, and next time a bit more effort on your own needs. THX

Greets Modmate

#220 - mohp - October 22, 2010 // 10:14 am
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Has anyone compiled Hermes v4 for ATAVRXPLAIN?

#219 - chronoz - October 20, 2010 // 9:19 pm
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Please, could someone can help me with my nexus one? I use the psfMod recovery from Koush that is based on the Kakaroto PL3 but i can't make medal of honor works! I tried everything but when the game tried to install data files on the hd it hang on 0% and i heve to exit. Is there any way to make it works? Thanks for any help!

#218 - datalogger - October 20, 2010 // 8:06 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by evilsperm View Post
v4B Compiled All Boards:

What, no love for us 3.15FW users?

Thanks for posting up the source for this, I'll go ahead and start on a 3.15 for my Teensy2.0++

BTW: PL3 does not work well at all on 3.15

I tried a diskless boot and it worked a couple of times, then it hard crashed my PS3 and reset everything (video output, sound output, Themes... everything gone)

#217 - skbest11 - October 20, 2010 // 5:42 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by evilsperm View Post
you can use any of those hex files as long as it at90usb162.

thanks for the quick reply.

#216 - FreelanceGuru - October 20, 2010 // 4:07 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by cybertron10 View Post
i test it, can't flash without error. i flashed with picdem bootloader 1.20

I heard your suppose to cancel/ignore the error. Not sure though.. as I havent tried myself.