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September 7, 2010 // 11:45 am - With the start of the real PS3 Scene, people sharing what they have - I decided to code up this little, horribly buggy PS3 FTP server homebrew app.

Download: PS3 FTP Server Homebrew Application / PS3 FTP Server Homebrew Application (Mirror)

It is an FTP Server for the PS3, with it, on a retail with your choice of "hack" to enable unsigned code it allows:

• Full Read/Write access to all of "dev_hdd0" (including save areas, games, VM etc)
• Full Read/Write access to "dev_flash2" and "dev_flash3"
• Full Read/Write access to connected usb devices
• Full Read access to "dev_flash"
• Full Read access to "dev_bdvd"

To use:

Connect with your choice of FTP client - Prefered is the old "ftp" from the command line, however Filezilla seems to work, allowing only one connection, and disabling PASV support.

Furthermore, the Server does not support some commands (like rename, of all things!) so make sure what you do counts!

Use the IP shown on the screen - make sure to have your net connection up and running before hand (wired is so much faster)

Connect to that IP, port 21, use the username: FTPD12345, and whatever password you like. I could have removed the username check in the library, but I'm lazy!

Be careful, some of the flash contents ARE writable , nobody is responsible for what you do to your PS3 but you!


• Can not write to dev_flash
• Can not rename files
• Buggy as hell (randomly crashes, blame Sony!)
• Files > 4GB increments show as the difference, for example a 6GB file shows as "2gb", or a 11gb file shows as 3gb - It will download, well past 100% , just let it keep going!

Finally, this app was coded quickly, by someone who can't code for the life of him. It mostly uses provided API's, and the GUI is based off of a sample - but, it gets the job done.

Furthermore a tiny, tiny, super tiny bit of editing was done to the library to allow full access to the entire system, and the hack enabled the rest! Enjoy!

PS3 FTP Server Homebrew Application is Released!

PS3 FTP Server Homebrew Application is Released!

PS3 FTP Server Homebrew Application is Released!

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#381 - Kimsor - September 18, 2010 // 10:45 am
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I did like in the guide. result:filezilla says ECONNREFUSED - Connection refused by server. I cant connect to my ps3? Ideas ?

#380 - IndyColtsFan84 - September 18, 2010 // 1:33 am
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Quote Originally Posted by zeromx View Post
Well somewhat yes, here is what i did. you need: Demo Manager v1.0

If you haven't already, maybe you should compare your unpacked retail pkg with an actual PSN game that you own. That may reveal something interesting that could help with the licensing.

#379 - Bishoff - September 18, 2010 // 12:11 am
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Maybe you are using a version of PSGroove that hasn't been patched to allow booting of backups (the origonal release). Check the version you have flashed to your jailbreaking device.

#378 - harveychan - September 17, 2010 // 11:43 pm
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you have to encrypt the eboot.bin inside the game it self the jb device will do it automatically if it's ripped from disk to in or exter drive.

#377 - mcwan - September 17, 2010 // 11:34 pm
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I have tried to name the folder of my games the actual TITLEID. It didnt actually help me so i tried something else. I made a backup of my tekken 6 (the orignal game). Once it was completed i put in the kill zone 2 disc. I was still unable to play the backup i made of my orignal game.

I'm really unsure about the reason for my troubles...

#376 - zeromx - September 17, 2010 // 6:57 pm
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Well somewhat yes, here is what i did. you need: Demo Manager v1.0

1. Drag the .pkg file you want to install onto the application executable.
2. If everything went ok, a folder called "00000xxx" (xxx is a random number) should be created.
3. Copy the .pkg file inside the folder.
4. Copy the entire folder in your PS3 into "/dev_hdd0/vsh/task"
5. Reboot your PS3 (without the jailbreak) and the package should appear in the GAME menu,
ready to be installed.
6. After you installed the game, reboot your ps3 (in jailbreak mode)
7. Using FTP Server - navigate to /dev_hdd0/game/ it should a new folder with your PKG fully unpacked.

#375 - Helmax - September 17, 2010 // 6:53 pm
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Every game has an ID (like BSUA0077). Folder structure should actually looks something like this :

dv_hdd0/game/LAUN12345/GAMEZ/BSUA0077/..(game files)

It should not be named the actualy name of the game. If you need the ID, you could try googling it.

I'm not 100% sure this is correct though. The naming scheme could really be irrelevant because of the files inside of the physical folder, but i did this to follow suit with everything else in that directory. Give it a shot and see if it works better.

#374 - EiKii - September 17, 2010 // 6:45 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by zeromx View Post
I've managed to unpack Retail PKG's

oh that's awesome, thru the ftp? or found another way?

#373 - HrbVndr - September 17, 2010 // 6:34 pm
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#372 - zeromx - September 17, 2010 // 5:20 pm
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I've managed to unpack Retail PKG's

- all is left to sort out the license and its all good.