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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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#7 - 4218kris - July 16, 2012 // 7:33 pm
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will this dumper work with CEX2DEX Application for Any PS3 NOR / NAND? i'm sure it will my question is what .pkg do i use gnpdrm or npdrm?

#6 - chrrox - May 15, 2012 // 9:21 pm
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could you pm me on how to do it with older games. I would like to get good with the process on the ps3.

#5 - Ezio - May 15, 2012 // 8:08 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by chrrox View Post
can you pm me what I would do to get my ps3 ready to dump game memory and how you would go about stopping execution of a game the proper way so the memory is not lost.

No, I'm not able to do what you ask me, so far there is no known way to dump the memory when new games are running.

#4 - N3WB0Y - May 15, 2012 // 7:18 pm
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Perhaps memdump can be executed whilst in debug mode for Heavy Rain in fw3.60++

#3 - chrrox - May 15, 2012 // 5:07 pm
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can you pm me what I would do to get my ps3 ready to dump game memory and how you would go about stopping execution of a game the proper way so the memory is not lost.

#2 - Ezio - May 15, 2012 // 7:20 am
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Yes, only if you are able to stop the execution of a game and after to run this tool. However it works only on cfw with peek &poke support and specific patch lv1, so it cannot be used to dump memory on 3.60+ firmware.

#1 - chrrox - May 14, 2012 // 11:28 am
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is there any way to dump the memory while a game is loaded up?