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May 13, 2012 // 11:36 pm - This weekend PlayStation 3 hacker an0nym0us has released a PS3 homebrew utility called MemDump v0.01 which allows end-users to dump LV1, LV2, NAND / NOR Flash and eEID from the GameOS, with the details below as follows:

Download: PS3 MemDump v0.01 / PS3 MemDump v0.01 (Mirror) / GIT

From the PS3 Dev Wiki (linked above) and included ReadMe file:

For all of you out there intereseted in, or already in the process of reverse engineering the PS3, this new tool will make your life a whole lot easier! Now you can dump LV1, LV2, NAND/NOR Flash and eEID from one tool!

There have been methods in the past that accomplished the same goals, but certainly the ease of use and speed hindered many. Of course, none had such a beautiful user-interface either.


Place the necessary pkg file in the root of an empty USB flash dongle, and install like any other pkg.

1. Place pkg on USB flash dongle.
2. Select "memdump" icon.
3. Select type of dump to perform once loaded.

The following buttons are mapped in the user interface:

  • Triangle - Dump LV1 memory
  • Circle - Dump LV2 memory
  • X - Dump FLASH storage
  • Square - Dump eEID storage
  • SELECT - cycle menus
  • UP - cycle menus
  • DOWN - cycle menus
  • LEFT - cycle menus
  • RIGHT - cycle menus
  • START - exit


  • CEX or DEX PS3 fat or slim
  • MFW 2.70 - 3.55 (with LV2 peek/poke and LV1 hvcall 114 patches)
  • USB Flash drive (if no Flash drive is available, dumps will be stored in /dev_hdd0/tmp)


memdump is known to work on CEX or DEX PS3s running firmware versions above 2.70, with or without OtherOS++ patches.

Bug Reports:

To submit a report of a bug, please join #memdump on EFNet, and have the log file ready. You can find the log file where the files were dumped.


memdump.self 5189ca393df77e06794f948c2921814267d54e02
memdump.gnpdrm.pkg a28a23b7de3380c6917e12352de24cde93cdb817
memdump.npdrm.pkg 520ec81f89b146926149ef33f2faab2946e2c020


PS3 memory dumping tool that can dump lv1, lv2, NAND/NOR Flash, and eEID from GameOS.

Applicable firmwares

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  • NA : Not Available as target version (mostly because of missing lv1: mmap114 or lv2: peek/poke patches)
  • Yes: Fully supported
  • No: Not supported
  • Partial: Some functions work, others might not be complete
  • Pending: No reports yet (help out by sending in your logs and dumps in a ZIP/RAR/7z!)

Known bugs

  • buttons do not come back up after pressing -> to be fixed in v0.02 (button handler thread)
  • exit app gives rightscreen black triangle -> to be fixed in v0.02 (cleanup RSX buffer)
  • when free space is 0 bytes when dumping, application will halt -> to be fixed in v0.02 (check freespace first)

Current limitations

  • Needs mmap114+peek/poke as minimal patches
  • Can be buggy with strange spoofs
  • No reports yet on Kiosk/SEX & Tool/DECR models

MemDump v0.01 PS3 LV1, LV2, NAND / NOR Flash & eEID Dumper

MemDump v0.01 PS3 LV1, LV2, NAND / NOR Flash & eEID Dumper

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#17 - mcgooch22 - October 22, 2014 // 1:19 am
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Have not had a chance to try it out yet. Will be testing it tomorrow. Will keep you updated on how it goes!

#16 - mcgooch22 - October 20, 2014 // 9:00 pm
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I will be testing this to go from DEX2CEX.

#15 - IslaTurbine - October 28, 2012 // 5:13 pm
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Ok thanks. Unfortunately it locks up my fat 60gb on 3.55Kmeaw every time I try to dump the flash. The other 3 dumps work fine.

Nevermind. Looks like it was an issue with my flash drive. Tried a new one and it dumps perfectly.

#14 - jensen76 - October 28, 2012 // 3:11 pm
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use gnpdrm...

#13 - IslaTurbine - October 28, 2012 // 3:06 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by 4218kris View Post question is what .pkg do i use gnpdrm or npdrm?

This is what I want to know as well. Anyone?


#12 - JOshISPoser - August 7, 2012 // 1:34 am
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So, any updated guide with this included for turning a console dex?

#11 - daivyphuong - August 5, 2012 // 2:11 pm
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this is easy way cex2dex thanks

#10 - Ezio - August 5, 2012 // 4:45 am
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Yeah, now you can do cex2dex without any use of linux and dump your eid rootkey directly from xmb on any cfw 3.55.

Forget those people say there's just no way to get certain files without linux ...

#9 - JOshISPoser - August 5, 2012 // 1:58 am
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so, we pretty close to completely linux-less cex to dex conversion? i'm gonna go with no since a few people say there's just no way to get certain files without linux

#8 - PS4 News - August 5, 2012 // 1:46 am
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Following up on the PS3 LV1, LV2, NAND / NOR Flash & eEID Dumper and PS3 XMB eEIDx Dumper Tool, this weekend flat_z released a PS3 eEID RKDumper PKG which allows users to dump their eid_root_key from PlayStation 3 3.55 GameOS in seconds without OtherOS.

Download: PS3 eEID_RKDumper.pkg / PS3 eEID_RKDumper.pkg (Mirror) / PS3 eEID_RKDumper.pkg Signed for 4.31 / PS3 eEID_Dumper.pkg Signed for 4.31 by jarmster (eid4, not eid4d.bin)

To quote: eEID_RKDumper (from GameOS) by flatz


  • Install package and run it
  • It will then black screen (no GUI) and restart the console automatically
  • FTP (other otherwise) retrieve your eid_root_key / PCK1 from /dev_hdd0/tmp/eid_root_key


  • Install eEID_RKDumper.pkg
  • Unplug all USB devices
  • Run eEID_RKDumper from XMB
  • It will show a black screen (no GUI) for 10-15 seconds, then 3 beeps and restart the console automatically
  • FTP (other otherwise) retrieve your eid_root_key / PCK1 from /dev_hdd0/tmp/eid_root_key (48 bytes)


CRC-16: 8058
CRC-32 (Ethernet and PKZIP): BFD3BD8A
SHA-1: 4C3E775BC9DB1755B1396C0200B5EA49B2F46A87
SHA-256: 29C2DB61D8BA28E427BE2464E2B45365F2C6861B96D0C8B8EF2E45CD4BF84D39
SHA-384: F8765BBABAE0FEE2EEEF6C807E0E6881ECFB10609536C6923E570974C606B48DCCBB3FE62D83735266310A4B6C6D7C63
SHA-512: A2F84F53921AE28B3886FB779BC5F007C36903E6216222B6BCFDDC9C7ECCFB39E74881CDBBA45C01E11AB4187708E6620FA207446141411EA5AABC18AE490F30
MD-2: 2126B37F69204E32C8B26F2FF2A623FD
MD-4: 6A2451F8A3D2F4EC9170E491CEE2D933

Before starting the eEID_RKDumper from XMB, remove ALL your USB devices. Otherwise, it will freeze in a black screen and you will have to unplug the power cord from the PS3 (or turn it off using the power switch in back of the PS3 phat).

PlayStation 3 developer aldostools compared the eid_root_key (48 bytes) with the first 48 bytes of his dump_eid0.bin (obtained via linux & metldrpwn), and they are the same.

From haz367: The eEID dumper works perfect, could not get eid_root_key working on 4.21 with "dispath settings" ticked in Rebug's Toolbox(runs boot hangs after loading with the symbol on the right upper corner" = hard rest, anyone knows correct settings for eid_root_key dumper... no required here but for anyone wanted to test... let me be the noob here asking some stuff

eid4 is the bd drive part (offset 303A0 > 303CF) the 3k3y_keydumper dumps the "eid4+root_key" as "3Dump.bin" = Disc key = eid4+root_key

when using the manual way using zecoxao's tool we get an "eid3" error because of missing sha etc..correct?! on the provided 5KB "eid" then end up with "eid4&eid4d.bin" > eid4 identical as "3k3y dumper+added root_key" = Disc key?

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so anyone can skip all this ^ if u have the root_key and a dump of the flash? add the "eid4+root_key" in 1 file = disc key?

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updating the linux atm.. gonna waste some time on the wiki later on.. let's how long my patience lasts.

Finally, zecoxao who has created a PS3 HDD / eEID decryption repository stating the following:

You only need the eEID and the eid_root_key. entire flash is not needed. and i don't have the slightest idea why the heck they made a pkg that only dumps eid4 (someone talked about hash comparison and they said eid4 from the program and the dump from the pkg match in comparison)

The first key is used for encrypting data sent from host to BD drive. The second key is used for decrypting data sent from BD drive to host. Two keys infact (via

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Basically, the first 16 bytes contain a key, the second 16 contain another, and the last 16 are the hash check from OMAC1. you get that by "digesting" the two keys. that's a hash function.

So, I decided to create a ps3 hdd/eEID decryption repository, just for the gist of it. Bear in mind that the code is adapted from naehrwert’s code, so it’s not 100% my code, but i did modify some things and made it so that it’d be more user-friendly. for now, it only runs on linux, and people who want to use it on windows or mac have to adapt the code (the cygwin zip i have also works for windows, but i want to improve it a bit)

Here's my repository:

That should work on linux if you have build-essential, openssl, and libpolarssl-dev installed. just read the readme, and you're good to go. Note: gitorious didn't seem to work for me, so i decided for github instead.

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