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October 18, 2010 // 11:22 pm - Update: Test 2 is now available, with complete details on the changes outlined HERE.

Here is what I call PS3 Acid CFW, an XMB custom firmware XML hack pack for the PlayStation 3 console.

I spend the last days in playing around with PS3 FW files and have modified some of them and hopefully unlocked nearly ALL Debug options.

I mainly have edited the RCO's and their XML's. It's phenomenal what can be done with a simple XML file.

Download: PS3 Acid CFW - XMB Custom Firmware XML Hack Pack

The Wii works on the same way, but anyway we can change the whole XMB via the XML's. It was a childs play to add some paths from one XML to another and add additional download paths for contents that before was only download able into one path. (eg PS3HDD or PS3 only games).

In my country nearly all chips that can be used to make a PSGroove are sold out. I still have some ATmega8 chips at home but I need to modify the source to get the thing running.

The LUFA software USB LIB doesn't support ATmega8 so I'm trying to use a other smaller soft USB but I will need some days more until I can compile the first hex.

Therefore, I am putting out these modified FW files for PS3 to let other guys test if you wish.

Be careful what you're doing and don't UPDATE. I tried to block every update option but as I said it's the first time and it's not sure that every thing works like it should. But together we will find it out.

• First download a PS3 FW Dump first (THIS is the one I used) so you can replace the files with the PS3 Acid CFW file linked above, and put only the folders from "PS3 Hacked FW files" on your USB stick into the dev_flash folder. Make sure to not have any additional files on it !!

• Extract the contents of dev_flash2.rar on your desktop. Use the xRegistry app (or PS3 Multi Tool) to edit the your own one and activate the debug options. I have set a bit flag but don't know if it will work in case that every reg file I have don't include one single bit flag. But as SKFU told us I have set a flag instead of a value.

• After that is done, put the xReg back on your PS3. Now insert the USB stick with our CFW and load the files with USB Firm Loader.

Let me know if it works and play around a bit, tell me what is working and what not. Currently only English and German should display ALL Debug options. Support for other languages will follow soon.

Below are a few things of what would be changed:

PS3 Debug Options activated:

• Hax_Home/PS3_Game/
• Install PKG
• Check
• Lock
• Unlock
• Chancel Purchase
• Delate
• Update via HDD
• Delate Update from HDD
• Title Store Preview (Store)
• Title Store Preview (In Game)
• Import
• Export
• Quick Sign Up
• Performance Bar
• No Memory Limit
• Quick Preview
• Owner Information
• Fake HDD Size
• CORE Dump
• Game Debug

PS3 System Hacks:

• Block Updates
• Block Online Updates
• Block Game Updates
• Unlocked Secret Debug Options
• Unlocked PSP Only (now you can copy PSP only tiles on any media)
• Unlocked Pocketstation
• Unlocked PS2
• Unlocked System Driver Pocketstation
• Unlocked System Driver PS2

I will now continue working on the ATmega8 mod and hope that I can get it small enough.

PS3 Acid CFW - XMB Custom Firmware XML Hack Pack Released

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#161 - cfwprophet - December 5, 2010 // 12:56 am
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Yea but one step after another. An installable cfw is more ahead then mkv or ntfs support.

But time will tell.

Continue discussion here:

#160 - Natepig - December 4, 2010 // 4:49 am
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It would be great either way for me as I use mkv2vob to convert all my movies, and although its a great program, I would love to remove it from the process altogether. MKV Support, NTFS Support, and a permanent rebootable cfw are the holy grail, ps3 wise, for me.

#159 - DeViL303 - December 3, 2010 // 2:49 am
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Adding codecs to the PS3 is going to be tricky, I think it will take alot more hacking and decrypting before that is possible and it may be completely impossible, I know its a different machine but look at the PSP , completely hacked for years and no extra formats have really been added to the built in media player (just some restrictions lifted), what happens on PSP is that homebrew media player apps are created that can handle more formats such as flac, flv and other xvid codecs that are natively unplayable , at the moment I think there is more chance of a homebrew media player app being released for PS3 that can play mkv etc.

For now I think this project is mainly focusing on getting full debug options working, while still retaining compatibility with all retail stuff like bluray movies , ps1 , ps2 games etc.

And of course developing the new HAXXX category into something great where all cool apps and extra options reside!

#158 - Natepig - December 2, 2010 // 4:48 pm
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cfwprophet I understand that these things take time and applaud your time and effort thus far.

I was wondering if you could tell me if your cfw will incorporate mkv support and possibly some info on any other cool possible features?

#157 - bub16 - December 2, 2010 // 3:46 pm
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come on guys you got to do it before the Spanish lol and good luck to you all hope it goes well.

#156 - cfwprophet - November 30, 2010 // 1:37 am
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The boss will update the first post when i ask him to do so. But to time i don't have feeled myself to do it in case that release 0.002 wasn't finally for me. I just quick putted it out to show im still on it and that some other plz just want some attemption.

Anyway nomally i don't put out not finall versions of my mod.So you can say that this only was a special release for special plz they are able to read the whole post and not only the first one and then came up with ... yea stupid questions.

Will release 0.003 when i have finished it and fixed some bugs and added one or two additional tweaks.

#155 - DeViL303 - November 30, 2010 // 1:11 am
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Nice one Cfwprophet. Great progress being made all the time.

The mainpost kinda needs to be updated with attachments or links for AcidCFW versions Test2 ,0.001 ,0.002 (Hoping to see 0.003 soon!) or else people might think this doesnt work with 3.41 and is only in early stages when really some debug options enabled already like Quick Sign up, Store Preview etc.

Edit: I notice test2 is on mainpost already but still needs the first and second real releases up on 1st post, also the image maybe! hint hint!

Ecniv: No. That is handled by the payload of the Jailbreak Device, There are already 3.50 spoofing payloads available for most devices that will make it show 3.50.This is just For the onscreen displayed version number like the spoofing payloads, It can not add keys or features from 3.50 at this time, the payloads dont either , but who know what the future holds for AcidCFW.

#154 - FMAranda - November 30, 2010 // 12:37 am
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My God, what a great work, keep with it!

I can't wait for the release, when it will be?

#153 - Rand023 - November 29, 2010 // 10:03 pm
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nice.. great work, keep it up!

#152 - Ecniv - November 29, 2010 // 9:18 pm
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Hmzz don`t want to be mistaken for a person who knows what he is talking about but presuming you do...

Wouldn`t it be possible to do the exact same thing for 3.5 FW and up??

I mean it probably won`t jam the usb stick at boot because when it does do that it means that the firmware has already loaded fully!!

Maybe it`s something you can think about if not.. at least I tried to help