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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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#8 - tonybologna - January 31, 2011 // 12:50 pm
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Where's the reports of speeds with this application? I see no reason to change from PS3 FTP Server if speeds aren't any better. Thanks!

#7 - ps3rossi - January 31, 2011 // 7:17 am
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i currently use blackbox + flashfxp wit the ps3 and avg around 25MB/s over gbit ethernet.

would i get any faster speeds with this? or is the 25MB/s near the limit?

#6 - cryptr - January 31, 2011 // 7:00 am
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I have no real idea on how the coding in PS3 works but is it possible to perhaps make it run in the background?

So you can just fire up your FTP then go back to watching pictures, listening to music and so on?

Else good work, handles NCFTP very well.

#5 - enohand - January 30, 2011 // 9:23 pm
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Some suggestions:

Show current IP
some type of indication on the ps3 when somthing connects...(light, text)
some type of screen saver

overall so far i'm liking it. i'm gonna take a look at your source if you allow.

not gettin a option to input credentials, just give me a error: The remote server returned a error: (430) 430 Invalid User name or password

with 1.1 win 7, x32 but forgot to mention this is trying FTP from multi-tools.

#4 - PS4 News - January 30, 2011 // 6:14 pm
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I added them to the first post now, they are:

Default username: root
Default password: openbox

#3 - albertcolo - January 30, 2011 // 6:06 pm
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I already tried it, but when i get to connect the pc with ps3, the interface asks me for user and password.

What should I type in ?

#2 - StealthMode - January 30, 2011 // 5:40 pm
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Awesome! This will be a nice improvement.

#1 - PS4 News - January 30, 2011 // 5:18 pm
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This weekend jjolano has released OpenPS3FTP v1.1, an open source multi-threaded PS3 FTP Server application utilizing some functions from stoneMcClane's previously released PS3FTP.

The version 1.1 update below adds increased stability, performance, and some bugfixes detailed in the ReadMe file, v1.2 fixes passive mode, version 1.3 changes are detailed HERE, version 1.4 updates are outlined HERE followed by v1.5 changes HERE.

Download: OpenPS3FTP v1.0 / OpenPS3FTP v1.1 / OpenPS3FTP v1.2 / OpenPS3FTP v1.3 (Dev Version) / OpenPS3FTP v1.3 OpenPS3FTP v1.4 / OpenPS3FTP v1.4 (No Pass) / OpenPS3FTP v1.5 / OpenPS3FTP GIT

From the author: I haven't seen an open source ftp server that is multi-threaded, so I decided to code this up. Also, blackb0x ftp is just having problems for me since I use FileZilla and for some reason blackb0x doesn't like it.

Some functions are from stoneMcClane's PS3FTP, so credit to him for those.

OpenPS3FTP is an open source multi-threaded ftp server for the PS3. Made with PSL1GHT (kudos to those guys).

Default username: root
Default password: openbox


  • Passive mode support
  • Active mode support
  • Multiple worker support (multi-threaded)

Soon to come:

  • User and password database file (and maybe even directory restrictions)


  • Fix chmod
  • Stability

In related PS3 homebrew news, SvenGDK via LuxDev has made available Multi Tools for PS3 v1.0.2 followed by Multi Tools for PS3 v1.1 and Multi Tools for PS3 v1.1.1 with some bugfixes and menu changes. To quote:

What changed on the menu?

  • Jailbreaks is now called Hacks
  • Options is now called Settings
  • Sign PKG is now called Sign PKG (.pkg) File
  • Report Bugs... is now called Open Reporter - Description: > ...
  • Hacks will contain a new feature on the next release, AsbestOS
  • All working CFWs for 3.55 will be shown
  • HDD icon changed ... :O!

Bugfixes and spelling changes:

  • Costum -> Custom
  • Background should now change properly on changing games
  • Download will be canceled on exiting the Downloader
  • After downloading, now only one messagebox appears

New Feature:

  • Win a prize! -> Sometimes there are some prizes to win over the Reporter...

What Features are included?

  • Manage your games
  • Easily copy games to other HDDs
  • Format a HDD to FAT32 (over 32GB)
  • Browse your PS3 with the FTP Browser
  • Sign Packages
  • Get some Game Patches like GT5 for 3.41 users
  • Save the game-folders path
  • Easy select your HDD for games on the menu

Changelogs: V1.0 -> V1.1

  • Report Bugs, broken Links or Feedback
  • New management system
  • No folder will be asked at starting
  • You can browse now your games folder
  • You get asked to save the selected games folder
  • Fixed Open Folder Bug
  • Downloader now in english
  • Better games detection
  • No admin rights required
  • FTP-Browser disabled for security reasons, will be available on next release with FTP-Tools!
  • "Get more [...]" added (Get more patches, hex files ...)

V1.0 -> V1.0.1 (2)

  • New management system
  • No folder will be asked at starting
  • You can browse now your games folder
  • You get asked to save the selected games folder
  • (2) Fixed Open Folder Bug

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