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January 26, 2012 // 3:44 pm - Following up on the previous update of my PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash mod, today I've released version 2 of my PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware).

Download: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2

Change Log:

Version 2:

  • Adds "Debug XMB Items" to the XMB Column "PlayStation Network" (contains the Debug items found in this column, originally for DEX)
  • Removes the useless "PlayStation Plus" XMB item from the XMB Column "PlayStation Network"
  • Disables Cinavia DRM on all media except Blue-ray.

Version 1:

  • Adds DeViL303's "XMB File Manager" to the XMB Column "Game"
  • Adds "/app_home/PS3GAME/" to the XMB Column "Game" (has no function at the moment, but is here for completeness)

Installation Instructions are the same as before:

1. Be on a firmware 3.55 or less
2. Install the .pup through the XMB (Make sure you have a working hardware flasher as there is no other way to downgrade)

Remember only retail signed .pkg can be installed with this. Have fun. THIS HFW WILL NOT ALLOW HOMEBREW!

An important message for users upgrading from a QA Flagged console: If this console is updated to my 4.00HFW from a QA Flagged console, it will not be able to access the extra System Settings provided by QA Flagging. However all settings made with the QA Debug Settings will remain, EXCEPT "System Debug Update".

Extra Credits: This HFW uses the "XMB File Manager" by DeViL303 which is a modification of Team Rebug's "Packages Manager".


PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2 Arrives, Adds Debug XMB Items

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#3 - Brenza - December 21, 2011 // 10:43 pm
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don't care about 3ds, but men, good work!!!

#2 - landon - December 21, 2011 // 10:42 pm
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If I understand corectly this, he mean that on a PS3 in CFW 3.41/3.55 & using a hombrew which allow-us to mount a dev_flash fw image, we could load the dev_flash 4.00 = the firmware 4.00 without installing-it !! just from a USB drive !! a virtual machine !!

Like using this Jaicrab USB Firmware loader: jaicrab.blogspot.com/2010/09/ps3-usb-firm-loader_22.html

But is this really possible, was it done before !!! launching OFW 4.00 without installing-it !! it seems to be so hard in my mind, am I wrong ?

#1 - Natepig - December 21, 2011 // 10:26 pm
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Its good to see another talented dev who seems interested in the Ps3.