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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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#101 - ps3cfw - November 2, 2010 // 3:27 pm
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Nice but i think you have to create instead of a new 3.41 pack a little HOW TO for the n00bz that can't use your "CFW"

#100 - cfwprophet - November 2, 2010 // 3:09 pm
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Ok some good news folks. Had some time to play around and test hacked files. First i want to say again thx to the p3j dev for sending me some test samples, teaching me and listen to my totally silly theorys. ^^

Got it working !!! ACID CFW is running but dont expect to much and in near future. RCO's are working and Install PKG file, App_home/PS3_game, VMC for ps1/ps2, Title Store Preview (in game), Title Store Preview (xmb) and Quick Sign Up are working now.

Next step i will play around with the xRegistry.sys file.Allready started to do it and it seems that i have made a misstake because my ps3 freezed for a few times.The console wasnt bootable something crossed each other and caused a system freez.To my surpise the slim of my friend was again bootable after 3 or 4 times my system freezed.After that i wanted to give a look into the xReg and dumped it back to my pc.Strang thing was that my hacked xreg was renamed to xRegistry.sys.val and a new clean working reg file was instead on the place of my hacked one.

This does mean that the ps3 in case of a xreg error will gen a new one and use this instead of the not working file.

Good for us... give us room to play around with this file. Maybe i found out how to activate the debug options in the systemconfig category.But i need to test this.

If i have time today i will upload a new 3.41 hack pack.

#99 - barnhilltrckn - October 27, 2010 // 10:22 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by chemone View Post
It works in 3.15? I have a 3.41 ps3 and can't try this...

Yea apparently its only working on 3.15 as of now. We will have to wait for cfwprophet to release it for 3.41.

#98 - chemone - October 26, 2010 // 9:23 pm
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It works in 3.15? I have a 3.41 ps3 and can't try this...

#97 - CORAGON - October 26, 2010 // 2:25 pm
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It doesnt work! You must recompilate it with Z-lib compression to see it working in your PS3.

#96 - barnhilltrckn - October 26, 2010 // 5:10 am
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Has anyone managed to get this working on 3.41 yet? I've been really eager to try this but i don't have a 3.15 ps3. I hope cfwprophet will be updating since he got it going as its no easy task to do what he is doing. props cwfprophet hope to see and update soon.

#95 - DeViL303 - October 25, 2010 // 4:08 am
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I could not get it going using mountpoint manager either, something preventing firmloader and mountpoint manager from working on 3.15

Quote Originally Posted by Smandrake View Post
Wouldn't it be possible to extract 3.41 DEBUG .RCO files from FW package and use them with the retail ones?

Not sure about that, have you tried extracting them?

#94 - Smandrake - October 24, 2010 // 5:22 pm
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Wouldn't it be possible to extract 3.41 DEBUG .RCO files from FW package and use them with the retail ones?

#93 - PaoloPPP - October 24, 2010 // 9:40 am
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I've installed on the PSjailbreak FlashFXP PC and FTP server on PS3 I can not make up my firmware 3:41 on the pc ...

What should I set ...? after a while ps3 closes and locks the FTP Server download...

Thank you

#92 - finaler - October 24, 2010 // 4:54 am
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I'd try Mountpoint 1.1 but trick not work!