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PS3 HDD Map Updated, Partial User Directory Unveiled!


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311w ago - Recently, through reconstructing the PS3 HDD, sonyk has added some new details to the PS3 HDD Map we posted early last year.

Normally the infoboard files reside in the flash, and although it's still missing the subdirecties of user (as well as data, drm, mms, and vsh), those interested can check out the partial user directory available below:

widget/npdrm/informationboard/
Dutch.lproj
Italian.lproj
da.lproj
nb.lproj
setting.xml
zh_CN.lproj
French.lproj
Japanese.lproj
data
pt.lproj
setting_qa.xml
zh_TW.lproj
German.lproj
Spanish.lproj
fi.lproj
rss.swf
string
Icon.png
config.xml
ko.lproj
ru.lproj
sv.lproj


home/00000001/
community
exdata
localusername
np_cache.dat
trophy
dic
friendim
nas
savedata
webbrowser
etc
http
newstore
theme
xai


Game
@Game
mdif
Common.permission
Common.refCount
Common.timeCreated
Common.timeModified
Common.stat.timeImported
Common.size
Common.timeStart
Common.timeEnd
Common.drmType
Common.thumbnailWidth
Common.thumbnailHeight
Common.thumbnailOffset
Common.thumbnailSize
Common.thumbnailCodec
Common.altThumbnailWidth
Common.altThumbnailHeight
Common.altThumbnailOffset
Common.altThumbnailSize
Common.altThumbnailCodec
Common.stat.status
Common.stat.contentsStatus
Common.stat.playCount
Common.stat.timeLastUsed
Common.stat.stopPointInfo
Common.stat.rating
Common.stat.stopPointInfoSuppl
Common.stat.promoterStatus
Common.stat.duplicationAbility
Common.modified
Common.extensionRecord
Common.groupingType
Common.dxtThumbnailOffset
Common.fileFormatType
Common.timeCreatedUTC
Common.shadowType
Common.stat.timeSynced
Common.stat.focusedItem
PspSdDir.broken
PspSdDir.timeModified
PspSdDir.numOfItems
Common.owner
Common.title
Common.titleForSort
Common.fileName
Common.dirPath
Common.copyright
Common.thumbnail
Common.thumbnailOption
Common.altThumbnail
Common.altThumbnailOption
Common.drmTypeStr
Common.reserved3
Common.thumbnailCodecOption
Common.stat.timeImportedTicks
Common.locationLatitude
Common.locationLongitude
Common.locationAltitude
Common.tags
Common.linkedList
Common.modifiedField
Common.stat.genPending
Common.reserved20
Common.reserved21
Common.reserved22
Common.reserved23
Common.reserved24
PspSdDir.tmpDirName
PspSdDir.param1
PspSdDir.param2
PspSdDir.param3
PspSdDir.param4
PspSaveData
Common.permission
Common.refCount
Common.timeCreated
Common.timeModified
Common.stat.timeImported
Common.size
Common.timeStart
Common.timeEnd
Common.drmType
Common.thumbnailWidth
Common.thumbnailHeight
Common.thumbnailOffset
Common.thumbnailSize
Common.thumbnailCodec
Common.altThumbnailWidth
Common.altThumbnailHeight
Common.altThumbnailOffset
Common.altThumbnailSize
Common.altThumbnailCodec
Common.stat.status
Common.stat.contentsStatus
Common.stat.playCount
Common.stat.timeLastUsed
Common.stat.stopPointInfo
Common.stat.rating
Common.stat.stopPointInfoSuppl
Common.stat.promoterStatus
Common.stat.duplicationAbility
Common.modified
Common.extensionRecord
Common.groupingType
Common.dxtThumbnailOffset
Common.fileFormatType
Common.timeCreatedUTC
Common.shadowType
Common.stat.timeSynced
Common.stat.focusedItem
PspSaveData.parentalLevel
PspSaveData.broken
PspSaveData.timeModified
PspSaveData.size
Common.owner
Common.title
Common.titleForSort
Common.fileName
Common.dirPath
Common.copyright
Common.thumbnail
Common.thumbnailOption
Common.altThumbnail
Common.altThumbnailOption
Common.altThumbnail
Common.altThumbnailOption
Common.drmTypeStr
Common.reserved3
Common.thumbnailCodecOption
Common.stat.timeImportedTicks
Common.locationLatitude
Common.locationLongitude
Common.locationAltitude
Common.tags
Common.linkedList
Common.modifiedField
Common.stat.genPending
Common.reserved20
Common.reserved21
Common.reserved22
Common.reserved23
Common.reserved24
PspSaveData.sdTitle
PspSaveData.detail
PspSaveData.backUpDirName
PspSaveData.tmpDirName
PspSaveData.param1
PspSaveData.param2
PspSaveData.param3
PspSaveData.param4
BVmc
Common.permission
Common.refCount
Common.timeCreated
Common.timeModified
Common.stat.timeImported
Common.size
Common.timeStart
Common.timeEnd
Common.drmType
Common.thumbnailWidth
Common.thumbnailHeight
Common.thumbnailOffset
Common.thumbnailSize
Common.thumbnailCodec
Common.altThumbnailWidth
Common.altThumbnailHeight
Common.altThumbnailOffset
Common.altThumbnailSize
Common.altThumbnailCodec
Common.stat.status
Common.stat.contentsStatus
Common.stat.playCount
Common.stat.timeLastUsed
Common.stat.stopPointInfo
Common.stat.rating
Common.stat.stopPointInfoSuppl
Common.stat.promoterStatus
Common.stat.duplicationAbility
Common.modified
Common.extensionRecord
Common.groupingType
Common.dxtThumbnailOffset
Common.fileFormatType
Common.timeCreatedUTC
Common.shadowType
Common.stat.timeSynced
Common.stat.focusedItem
Vmc.broken
Vmc.type
Vmc.freeSize
Vmc.iconType
Vmc.sealFileName
Vmc.timeModified
Vmc.slot
Vmc.port
Common.owner
Common.title
Common.titleForSort
Common.fileName
Common.dirPath
Common.copyright
Common.thumbnail
Common.thumbnailOption
Common.altThumbnail
Common.altThumbnailOption
Common.drmTypeStr
Common.reserved3
Common.thumbnailCodecOption
Common.stat.timeImportedTicks
Common.locationLatitude
Common.locationLongitude
Common.locationAltitude
Common.tags
Common.linkedList
Common.modifiedField
Common.stat.genPending
Common.reserved20
Common.reserved21
Common.reserved22
Common.reserved23
Common.reserved24
Vmc.tmpFileName
Ps1SaveData
mdif

PS3 HDD Map Updated, Partial User Directory Unveiled!

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#13 - cfwprophet - 311w ago
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I also one of them who was hyped by the scene but after a few hypes to begining i wanted to know why the ps3 cant be hacked.And than i understood.As long we dont know the signing keys or found a other methode to trick the ps3, e.g. found out that flags will be the reason why console boot retail or dev mode and also found a chip on mb where this flags will be stored and magically to swap / flash them will couse hyprid consoles to activate the dev options, no upcoming news about ps3 hacking will give us the story the most of us want to hear.

#12 - sekemc - 311w ago
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Good work on the continued mapping effort of the hard drive sonyk. In regards to all those who think every piece of news will lead an exploit, I wish we still had the 5 quality post thing for beginners and such =P, it would at least keep some of the unnecessary posts out.

#11 - BluEvo - 311w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
I was referring to the first few posters actually... but not just for this thread, for any "PS3 Dev" thread posted here in general it seems there are some " OMG Where is the Exploit/Loader at?! " replies HEHE

I know what you mean, from know a little bit of the 360 modding scene I know this wont be done overnight which some people think it will. And in my eyes the 360 hasn't truly been hacked as they have only modified the DVD firmware not the actual console firmware.

Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Nothing wrong with hope though, the only part I don't care for (personally) is when people/sites overhype news like this to mislead others into thinking this is a breakthrough that will lead directly/immediately to unsigned code, PS3 backups, etc on Retail consoles.

I bet I can guess which site you are on about

Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Sadly, it just isn't that simple and the road ahead is both long and untraveled.

I know and I therefore conclude that patience is not a virtue

#10 - saviour07 - 311w ago
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yeh i agree with the overhype of "ZOMG will this lead to an exploit/iso loader" etc
i just see everything like this as "the dev's getting to know the ps3's architecture" as it is an amazingly complex piece of equipment
every lil bit of news is always good news, and a step in the right direction, even if it doesnt lead to an exploit, it is just useful information to know for the future

keep up the good work guys!!

#9 - parkerparker - 311w ago
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cheers sonyk thanks for your time spent mapping!!!

i too dislike hype!, but i think everyone is dying to get some "Great" news!
hopefully we will get somewhere soon...
btw i've been reading alot of pdx old nfo's man they're a funny bunch

#8 - PS4 News - 311w ago
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I was referring to the first few posters actually... but not just for this thread, for any "PS3 Dev" thread posted here in general it seems there are some " OMG Where is the Exploit/Loader at?! " replies HEHE

Nothing wrong with hope though, the only part I don't care for (personally) is when people/sites overhype news like this to mislead others into thinking this is a breakthrough that will lead directly/immediately to unsigned code, PS3 backups, etc on Retail consoles.

Sadly, it just isn't that simple and the road ahead is both long and untraveled.

#7 - BluEvo - 311w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
I'm not picking on anyone, it just amuses me how when anything "PS3 Dev" at all is posted people jump right on the "PS3 exploit/loader/etc" wagon. I guess that is just an indication that hope is still strong if nothing else, eh?


, I take that someone would be me. Well PS3 Dev news aren't that often and you are partially right, "hope is still strong" is more like desperation

Imagine being in a car journey and always asking "Are we there yet?". Well its been a 2 year car journey and still not reached our destination

Now this is no criticism towards Devs as I know they have been trying as hard as possible and if I knew how I would help. It just seems like the PS3 is unhackable

#6 - mihaiolimpiu - 311w ago
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I was hoping more to something like:

The ability to copy downloaded games (they are already signed and installed on a user console) to another console in a specific user directory (another user than the first one)

Well not quite the ISO loader anybody waits for but it will be more than enough for me, I tell you!

#5 - PS4 News - 311w ago
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I'm not picking on anyone, it just amuses me how when anything "PS3 Dev" at all is posted people jump right on the "PS3 exploit/loader/etc" wagon. I guess that is just an indication that hope is still strong if nothing else, eh?

Anyway, to clarify first a fact from the Devs on IRC: Any executable from the PS3 HDD must be signed again.

That being said, the only way this could be of use/lead to something is if a flaw/forgotten file was found then code may be able to be ran ASSUMING there is a flaw present.

For now, this is just a more detailed view of the directory contents.

#4 - jabberosx - 311w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by BluEvo View Post
I applaud sonyk but I do admit I am a novice when it comes to hacking so could someone please explain what this may lead to (I know ultimately an exploit )

Well actually we would hope it is an exploit!
but this is just the internal USER Directory structure of a PS3 HDD.

But then again.. i am like you (not that dev inclined ) so i'll leave the more detailed and possible uses for this up to the dev's.

Quote Originally Posted by SoulHunterMike View Post
Looks like good news, but like the last user i don't know what this means... Will we be able to play backups like in psp? Via hdd or a pen drive?


ummm... last time i checked we can already do that on the PSP
I think the key word here is the PS3

 

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