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June 10, 2012 // 11:44 pm - Following up on the intial release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer aldostools has updated his homebrew PS3 FTP Client application to version 2.8 with the changes outlined below followed by v2.9.

Download: PS3 FTP Client v2.8 / PS3 FTP Client v2.8 (Mirror) / PS3 FTP Client v2.9

To quote: PS3 FTP Client 2.8 (Updated 2012-06-09)

New feature:

  • Update the APP_VER in PARAM.SFO of the selected games to the specified version. This option helps to avoid the update screen when the game starts (for users with PS3 connected to the Internet), preventing accidental installation of patches that require FW 3.56 or higher. A backup of the original PARAM.SFO is stored as PARAM.SFO.bak. The new option works with local files and remote files via FTP.

How to use the new feature:

  • To update a single game, select the PARAM.SFO, right click and select "Update APP_VER in PARAM.SFO...".
  • To update multiple games, go to /GAMES folder, select the games that you want to update, right click and select "Update APP_VER in PARAM.SFO...".
  • Enter the new version (99.99 by default) and press OK.

To quote: This update to the PARAM.SFO can be performed manually using any PARAM.SFO editor. However, the main advantage of the new feature of the PS3 FTP Client is that it automates the tasks of download the file, update the SFO, upload it again, and make a backup of the original SFO.

The premise is that you first download and install the game patches for all your games. Use multiMAN or PS3 Game List or PS3 Game Updater to download the patches that are 3.55 compatible (<3.56).

Once you have your games updated with the latest patch, use the PS3 FTP client to update the APP_VER of your PARAM.SFO to 99.99 (or any number higher than the latest patch version of your game).

When you launch your game, it will compare its APP_VER vs the version TITLEID-ver.xml in the Playstation server. If the APP_VER is lower than the version specified in the XML in the server, the game will ask for update. If the APP_VER is higher, the game will continue loading and will not ask for update (saving you from a potential mistake: update the game with a non compatible patch).

99.99 should be enough for almost all games. However, some games may require specific APP_VER. For these ones, don't change the PARAM.SFO or rename back the PARAM.SFO.bak to PARAM.SFO.

You can update the APP_VER without download & install the patches too.

PS3 FTP Client v2.8 Homebrew PlayStation 3 Application Arrives

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#36 - StanSmith - December 16, 2012 // 6:07 am
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To install multiple PKGs at once just do it the normal way but go back one (to the directory of the USB drive) and press triangle. It will then install all PKGs from the root of USB.

No need for other apps where you can already do it.

#35 - PS4 News - December 15, 2012 // 11:12 pm
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Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 developer deroad has updated his Install Package Homebrew application to v1.3 followed by v1.3b for PS3 CFW users with details below.

Download: Install Package Homebrew v1.3 / v1.3b for PS3 CFW / Install Package Homebrew v1.3 / v1.3b for PS3 GeoHot CFW / GIT

To quote from his blog on the changes: I have fixed a bug on this homebrew. now this tool is perfect (I hope).

My git was updated to this version (1.3) and on the 25th of December there will be a Christmas release.

Update: I have updated the version to 1.3b (the download link will be the same) I noticed before that i could make it install infinite pkg, and now it does.

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#34 - Blade86 - October 4, 2012 // 7:31 pm
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I'm really sorry for my other comment... AND I didn't think before I wrote...

#33 - easy2boy - October 4, 2012 // 7:15 pm
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Exactly what i needed is how to install multiple pkg at once...

Nice tool

#32 - pinoytechno - October 4, 2012 // 5:10 pm
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wow! thanks for a good news

#31 - Prince Valiant - October 4, 2012 // 4:29 pm
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This is a batch installer, it's very useful if you want to install a lot of things at once.

#30 - Brenza - October 4, 2012 // 11:10 am
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I think you would not understand..

Cheers, dude.

#29 - Blade86 - October 4, 2012 // 10:18 am
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Wow, how nice -.- instead of enlighten me with the real features.

So what does this tool do for YOU ? how YOU gonna install this without "install packages"?


#28 - Brenza - October 4, 2012 // 9:59 am
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Blade86 if you don't know what you're talking about you should just be quiet instead of calling something "useless"

#27 - Blade86 - October 4, 2012 // 9:52 am
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Those who got no Option to install pkgs, HOW WOULD THEY INSTALL THIS?
Those who can, dont need this.
Those who want to install multiple pkgs, use the feauture of PS3-EXTRA or self-merge existing ones.

So the question is: WHO NEEDS THIS? No offence, but also no respect!