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September 17, 2010 // 7:52 pm - Just over a week ago SKFU reported on PS3 Custom Firmware, and today Spanish PS3 developer JaicraB has made it a reality and released a PS3 PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader!

Download: PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.2

To quote from his site (linked above), roughly translated:

"This program allows to simulate the dev_flash from USB. Allowing a Custom Firmware. We may modify the files of our new dev_flash (USB) as we please, without running the risk of throwing away the PS3.

It is a beta version, probably find bugs. I will continue working on it when time permits me. Remember that suffers no risk to the console. All that is changed the new dev_flash'll be doing really USB.

Requirements:

•Syscall PEEK and POKE.

Installation:

1. Copy the "FTP server" the entire contents of the / dev_flash the USB (the root).
2. Copy the JaiC_USB_FIRM_LOADER.pkg also the root of the USB.
3. Install the package.

Use:

1. Insert the USB into the PS3.
2. Run USB LOADER FIRM. After a few seconds will return to the XMB. The new firmare is loaded.

You will see that whatever you do the USB will be launched. Ideal for amending RCO, exchange modules, as you imagine.

IMPORTANT!

Do not update while in Live Firmware Mode. It will reboot, setting the original dev_flash back, and then it will update! Do not update from USB FIRMWARE LOADER!"

PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.2 Released by JaicraB!

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#197 - LioMajor - September 19, 2010 // 11:21 am
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Quote Originally Posted by hunterrr View Post
I've been playing with the INDEX.DAT and ive gotten the firmware to say "Version: X.XX"


Where did you change it on index.dat? Offset?

#196 - trikz - September 19, 2010 // 10:37 am
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Someone just say how to get on PSN by editing Index.dat or Version.txt Had enough of ppl just saying they can do stuff and they don't prove it.

Stop saying things like its not working, that's your fault. Works for me perfectly every time and I use TI 84 calculator to JB.

Used Filezilla to transfer all files. Although I say for the noobs, just use WinSCP if you don't want problems.

#195 - Bulldogzz - September 19, 2010 // 10:29 am
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Quote Originally Posted by hunterrr View Post
I've been playing with the INDEX.DAT and ive gotten the firmware to say "Version: X.XX"

Weird though this only works on the FAT PS3 if you do this on the slim it sends you to some red screen saying a critical error has occured.


I would imagine this is just a visual edit, if Sony had any wits about them they would check for current firmware version with a file checksum.

#194 - bugyboy - September 19, 2010 // 9:15 am
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sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

#193 - BwE - September 19, 2010 // 8:40 am
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fun times! lol - would be good if this wasn't so buggy

#192 - BwE - September 19, 2010 // 8:35 am
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it sucks because what youre using before is prob right, its just moody.

i have no idea how to get it work 100% of the time, but yeah sometimes it works sometimes it annoys me.

can't really do THAT much with it anyways.

#191 - ionbladez - September 19, 2010 // 8:29 am
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direct link me to what you're using then lol I've tried a few so far.

whoops nevermind I've got it :]

#190 - BwE - September 19, 2010 // 8:24 am
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psgroove 1.1 is all you need.. and for some reason it's very very iffy - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

very unstable so i wouldn't worry too much guys.

#189 - ionbladez - September 19, 2010 // 7:36 am
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ya I'm getting a black screen too. I'm using one of the .hex's from the arielx thread ;]

i'll try another and report back with what works [if applicable]

#188 - BwE - September 19, 2010 // 6:52 am
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Quote Originally Posted by hunterrr View Post
I've been playing with the INDEX.DAT and ive gotten the firmware to say "Version: X.XX"

Weird though this only works on the FAT PS3 if you do this on the slim it sends you to some red screen saying a critical error has occured.

how... it's all just nothing :S