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March 24, 2011 // 3:41 am - Today jjolano has updated his open-source PS3 homebrew FTP application to OpenPS3FTP v2.0 with the changes detailed below.

Download: OpenPS3FTP v2.0 / GIT

From the included Version 2.0 - March 23, 2011 changelog, to quote:

  • Changed ICON0.PNG
  • Moved to a different XMB category (now under Network)
  • Fixed another possible memory leak
  • Added "dev_dragon" to mount detection and warning list
  • Changed LIST command output format (again)
  • Added new algorithms and methods
  • Should support Remote Play (untested)
  • Added a better way to get the IP (no internet required anymore - thanks andoma)
  • Added /app_home and /host_root to listing exceptions as they cause problems
  • Now uses Hermes' sysfs sprx link instead of lv2 syscalls
  • Tweaks made to improve internal performance, stability, and reliability
  • Added a "screen saver" (simply blanks screen after 60 sec of no controller input)
  • Added an exit application button combination shortcut (SELECT + START)
  • Added an internal "retry system" designed to reduce failed transfers for small files
  • New git for v2.0 and later:

General Usage Tutorial : Just a small tutorial on the basics.


  • Custom Firmware (tested on 3.55, but should work for all)
  • A network connection


  • Extract the pkg files from the archive and copy them into a USB drive
  • Connect the USB drive to your console and select the pkg file under the "Install Package Files" menu (found under Game)

    Note: The pkg file that you select should correspond to the custom firmware you are using. For example: if you have installed geohot's 3.55 jailbreak, use the file "openps3ftp.geohot.pkg". If not, use "openps3ftp.pkg". Users of CFW 3.55 kmeaw can use any pkg.

  • OpenPS3FTP is now installed!


  • Launch OpenPS3FTP (found under Network)
  • Wait until you see text on the screen.
  • Connect to your console using an FTP client (such as FileZilla) with the IP address and port shown on the screen with user root and password openbox.
  • Now that you're connected, you can browse through and manipulate files on your console as if it were a folder on your computer.

OpenPS3FTP v2.0 - Open PS3 FTP App Updated for CFW Users

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#48 - moja - November 15, 2011 // 5:40 pm
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FTP programs seem to be the Hello World of the PS3 scene.

#47 - PS4 News - November 15, 2011 // 4:56 pm
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Following up on OpenPS3FTP, today French PlayStation 3 developer Onishin has released OpenPS3FTPSplit which allows users to split files over 4GB in size for transfers.

Download: OpenPS3FTPSplit for PS3 / OpenPS3FTPSplit for PS3 (Mirror)

To quote, roughly translated: Onishin, a member of our forums and developer, today gives us a nice homebrew named OpenPS3FTPsplit and is a mod source code of version 2.3 of OpenPS3FTP, the famous FTP server designed by jjolano.

This program has a unique feature that most practical of the split files larger than 4GB on a transfer via FTP. Understand by this that if you want a transfer of these files on the internal hard drive of your console or an external hard drive (FAT32) that is connected, you simply start the copy and the software will automatically split it.

But to avoid splits that you close all your files that you transfer, which could be annoying in the long run, it divides the files in question in each part of 4GB only if the following condition is met: the files you want to transfer must be copied to one of the following destinations (according to it, the homebrew will use the naming conventions or Cobra Multiman):


  • / dev_usbxxx / BDISO
  • / dev_usbxxx/PS3ISO
  • / dev_usbxxx / DVDISO
  • / dev_usbxxx / PSPISO
  • / dev_usbxxx/PS2ISO
  • / dev_hdd0/SPLIT/cobra


  • / dev_usbxxx /
  • / dev_hdd0/SPLIT/multiman

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#46 - NTA - September 21, 2011 // 11:05 am
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It's worth the wait

#45 - PS4 News - September 18, 2011 // 10:48 pm
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According to John Olano's Tweets:!/jjolano

  • oftp v3 is not _officially_ released - i just compiled and uploaded the latest code lol
  • no UI in oftp v3, but the main thing should work

So basically I'd use version 2.3 for now until a fixed/official v3 is available.

Update: He has now posted OpenPS3FTP v3.0 for those following via:

To quote: For testing purposes only. NOT A FINAL RELEASE.

#44 - saaqi - September 18, 2011 // 10:37 pm
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this version does not work at all

#43 - oVERSoLDiER - September 18, 2011 // 4:48 pm
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This is my #1 FTP server since the blackb0x one. MultiMAN FTP doesn't work for me. I've this in program in version 2.1 with no password needed and it works superb. I think this version 3.0 could be the really last build of this great and stable working program.

#42 - HeyManHRU - September 18, 2011 // 4:37 pm
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Best way to use a FTP program is with an ethernet cable, trying to do it with WiFi is as slow as hell (at least for me it is).

#41 - SwordOfWar - September 18, 2011 // 3:55 pm
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MultiMAN now uses an older version of this (it's much better than what MultiMAN was using before).

As for this v3.0, as far as I can tell it doesn't work, and it is labeled on his site as an unofficial/in-development build. The last official release is v2.3, and it works fine.

v3.0 however (at the time of posting this) doesn't work at all for me. The icon on the XMB has no description/title beside it, and when you run the app it just crashes/kicks you back to the XMB, but the v2.3 still works fine when I went back to it.

It's better than blackb0x's FTP by far (more stable, just as fast, ability to set your own password or none at all) but since this version is not ready, download v2.3 instead for now.

#40 - PS4 News - September 17, 2011 // 3:14 am
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Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer jjolano has updated the open source PS3 FTP application to OpenPS3FTP v3.0 for CFW users.

Download: OpenPS3FTP v3.0 (Unofficial) / OpenPS3FTP v3.0 / GIT

The OpenPS3FTP changes are detailed below as follows:

OpenPS3FTP Version 3.0 Changelog:

  • Complete rewrite of most functions
  • New SITE command: FLASH (dev_blind)
  • Fixed commands STRU, and MODE.
  • STAT command now returns the program's version
  • New git:

OpenPS3FTP is an open source ftp server for the PS3. It has an implementation of most ftp commands and also supports most ftp clients. It has some compliance to the ftp RFC.

To compile the source, you will need the PSL1GHT homebrew SDK installed on your computer. Version 1 of the SDK is required to compile versions prior to v2.2, and version 2 of the SDK is required for v2.2 and later.

Default login details:

  • username: root
  • any password is accepted unless if the passwd file (containing the password) exists

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#39 - PS4 News - May 28, 2011 // 11:18 am
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OpenPS3FTP v2.3 is now available from jjolano with the changes detailed below.

Download: OpenPS3FTP v2.3

OpenPS3FTP Version 2.3 Changelog:

  • Fixed some minor issues in the client code
  • Socket handling improvements
  • Fixed an epic fail in the client code
  • Perfected the UNIX-style LIST output
  • Improved passive mode function
  • Added an experimental queue system to prevent some io crashes
  • Stability improvements