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October 19, 2010 // 1:22 am - 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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#111 - ravenous1981 - November 4, 2010 // 5:31 am
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cfwprophet is it possible to run on the ps3 slim ps1 Original Games? a tip make the 3.41 release on the first Post with new tutorial :-) and the forgotten xml you say pls upload the XML and i'm so happy :-)

Your Work is very great and its the first way to a real custom firmware :-)

Big THX to you cfwprophet

Ok I'm testing and looks great but the xml patch i needed :-) to see full customized Options.

Great Work Thx

#110 - cfwprophet - November 3, 2010 // 8:47 am
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Have forgot to replace a xml.The VMC is not dissplayed even if it is in the xml. Found something out and have patched it. Will upload the file today.

#109 - crckmc - November 3, 2010 // 5:31 am
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i tried with jaicrab loader and with the new cfw loader but i can't see if it works. i just extracted the rar to a fat thumbdrive and started the loader after reload of xmb everything looks like before and i can't find the other settings.

did i do something wrong or is there no noticeable difference?

edit: forget it, it works!

thank you

#108 - BlazeTOPX - November 3, 2010 // 5:08 am
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Thx for the files, do i need a USB hub for this? Because my PS3 have only 2 USB cables thank you!

#107 - crckmc - November 3, 2010 // 5:05 am
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thanks man, will try now

#106 - cfwprophet - November 3, 2010 // 3:16 am
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Here it is the ACID 0.001 (3.41) Hack Pack for the ACID CFW xml hacks: rapidshare.com/files/428620605/ACID_0.001__3.41_.rar

All files are included so no need to download additional files and no need to have a dump of your dev_flash folder. Just extract the rar to your usb stick and you're done.

#105 - crckmc - November 3, 2010 // 2:44 am
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any news on your new hackpack?

#104 - cfwprophet - November 3, 2010 // 2:35 am
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No and maybe never will be. Even if we are able to fake the fw version sony can find out that your using a jb and cfw and for sure will ban you.

Hope that some one will do a custom hb server that is able to clone or fake the sce servers.

#103 - tjay17 - November 2, 2010 // 4:50 pm
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Is it possible to connect to psn using this?

#102 - LateralusDERP - November 2, 2010 // 11:35 am
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Awesome hack my boy. Thanks!