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September 8, 2010 // 4:33 pm - With the release of yesterday's PS3 FTP server which enabled easy access to dev_hdd0, dev_flash, dev_flash2, dev_flash3 and dev_bdvd on the PS3, several developers are now examining the PlayStation 3's dev_flash and registry entries.

Forum user diemetal has let us know today that Spanish PS3 developer DemonHades has began to analyze dev_flash from PS3 Firmware version 3.41, stating the following (roughly translated):

"TeamHades has removed the three dev_flash that PS3 has. Thanks to the Homebrew PS3News we needed to extract (PS3 FTP Server).

We begin the analysis with some pictures of their content, we will later file by file documenting that we are not able to do anything and escape in the future a stable CFW."

RichDevX has also tweeted some pictures (below) of the PS3 flash contents and registry entries today.

Included in flash0 he stated that fonts, image, and 3 user modules (prx) files were interesting, however, he went on to say he is working on something else at the moment.

Finally, after a little digging CJPC discovered where Sony stores updates for both Retail and Debug PS3 games, stating that users can simply replace the game's TitleID with the one from any game and be able to obtain the latest update download links.

More details will come once PS3 Devs have had a chance to examine it, but for those who missed it and are interested the PS3 TEST / TOOL Debug Game Backup Guide also discusses this topic.

PS3 Devs Begin PlayStation 3 Flash and Registry Entry Analysis

PS3 Devs Begin PlayStation 3 Flash and Registry Entry Analysis

PS3 Devs Begin PlayStation 3 Flash and Registry Entry Analysis

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#29 - ChaseHammer - September 8, 2010 // 9:42 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by DeadlyFoez View Post
That is my thought exactly. But I HIGHLY doubt it will be that simple.

But this is great that the flood gates have opened and now the scene can really take off.

Sony just shipped my PS3 back out to me today, I sure hope they didn't upgrade it to 3.42, because it was at 3.01 when I shipped it to them.


well typically (depending on what was wrong) Sony sends you an entirely different PS3. From what i gathered from many people they send you out a replacement system. This saves them time and (in their prospective) you time as well from them not having to fix it and return it, why not just send a working one back and fix it later. But like i said that is mainly on hardware issues.

#28 - PR0r - September 8, 2010 // 9:32 pm
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I've just fired up the ftp server, it works a treat. Definately a lot of exciting stuff to come from this! (thanks CJPC!) Even basic things like themes paid for via PSN can be shared freely.. the potential is huge!

I'm currently transfering PlayTV's dump to my pc to upload as I've heard people have losts install discs and cant use it. To be honest I think PlayTV is crap but hey, someone out there will need it.

#27 - Phromik - September 8, 2010 // 9:07 pm
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I got the FTP server up and running, and was going to dump everything onto my PC but it wouldn't let me, odd. I'll try again later, since this is a buggy program. But if I can get it working, I will upload my system dump. 80GB Fat console here. I haven't gone through every file/directory yet, but my files seem to be the same as the pics in the original post.

#26 - DeadlyFoez - September 8, 2010 // 8:24 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Koneesha View Post
Or better yet it might allow us to downgrade to 3.15 and then back up to 3.41 at will. Then those of us with otherOS still wouldn't need to worry.


That is my thought exactly. But I HIGHLY doubt it will be that simple.

But this is great that the flood gates have opened and now the scene can really take off.

Sony just shipped my PS3 back out to me today, I sure hope they didn't upgrade it to 3.42, because it was at 3.01 when I shipped it to them.

#25 - Kraken - September 8, 2010 // 6:29 pm
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I would like to compare the contents (filelist) of the PS2EMU folder on an original 20/60GB, an 80GB with software BC and a slim/late model fat.

Even encrypted, it could be revealing. I can provide the 80GB info whenever I obtain a jailbreak method.

I'm also really excited to see what comes of the PSPEMU. I've been wanting to play PSP games full screen and full speed for a long time. I even paid $250 for a PSP Slim and cable hoping it would be possible.

#24 - ktalex - September 8, 2010 // 6:27 pm
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wait on that log picture does it basically mean that we can delete some of the text from it? stopping sony from knowing we activated backup manager?

#23 - CJPC - September 8, 2010 // 6:19 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by DarkZeros View Post
Nothing in the dev_flash is encrypted. At least not for the FTP Server, that runs "inside" the PS3.


Umm, it is. Although there may be a plentiful amount of selfs and sprxes, they are ALL encrypted.

#22 - DarkZeros - September 8, 2010 // 6:14 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Actually we don't mind that here, however, all those files are encrypted so they probably wouldn't be too 'useful' at the moment.

Nothing in the dev_flash is encrypted. At least not for the FTP Server, that runs "inside" the PS3.

#21 - PS4 News - September 8, 2010 // 5:41 pm
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Actually we don't mind that here, however, all those files are encrypted so they probably wouldn't be too 'useful' at the moment.

#20 - Osirisx - September 8, 2010 // 5:35 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by whiteclad57 View Post
Could somebody post the psp_emu folder? I'm interested in creating a front-end to it for loading backups but i need to examine it first to get a clear shot of how it starts the hardware processes.

we can't do that becasue that would be posting Sony code.