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September 22, 2010 // 5:49 pm - A few days ago Spanish PS3 developer JaicraB released PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.2, and today he updated it to version 0.3.

Download: PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.3

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

Here I bring the new version.


• Code optimization.
• Fixed USB port allocation.
• Fixed black screen.


• Only have a USB MASS STORAGE USB connected to load FIRM LOADER.
• UPDATE NO FIRM while in USB mode LOADER.

Thanks for reporting bugs!

PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.3 Released by JaicraB!

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#16 - ChaseHammer - September 23, 2010 // 2:01 am
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i've tried different USB storage, a external USB HDD, my PSP and a MP3 player. ive tried with them plugged in on startup and without. I just changed FTP clients and recopied the files over and same result. i have no idea.

#15 - BwE - September 23, 2010 // 1:49 am
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use an external hd or a different usb - keep trying different ones till it works.

and don't forget, dont have jailbreak plugged in or have hd plugged in while booting (with jailbreak).

OR you copied the files wrong and theyre missing files/corrupted/etc.

other than that *shrugs*

#14 - ChaseHammer - September 23, 2010 // 1:45 am
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well i give up on it. until someone can tell me why it won't load anything but a black screen no matter what i do then oh well

original 60gb PS3
Hermes PSGroove Hex
loads up, changes input frequency, then black screen and nothing.

#13 - BwE - September 23, 2010 // 1:43 am
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i'm just using the same hd i use for my pkg files and jailbroken games - nothing fancy.

i'll admit it wouldn't work on some usb flash drives but yeah i worked it out long ago that my external is the way to go.

#12 - FirebirdTA01 - September 23, 2010 // 1:41 am
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The hex files your using have nothing to do with the black screen as long as they have peek/poke enabled. The problem lies in the usb device youre using to store your dev_flash. I reformatted mine from fat32 to fat and it worked but only after several bad attempts of just copying the files over. Its either that or youre failing to get complete rips of your dev_flash.

#11 - tremendazo - September 23, 2010 // 1:40 am
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I confirm, worked first try. It is very important that you have the right flash on your board or this won't work.

#10 - ChaseHammer - September 23, 2010 // 1:30 am
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post
using the new hermes one on a teensy++ 2.0 (mine has led function if that helps)

dang thats crazy, i'm using the latest Hermes too but on a At90usb1286. i've tried every compiled hex i can find and same result every time.. and changed USB storage too.

#9 - BwE - September 23, 2010 // 1:28 am
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using the new hermes one on a teensy++ 2.0 (mine has led function if that helps)

#8 - ufo88 - September 23, 2010 // 1:24 am
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sorry to ask but what this tool do and how to work it? can anyone explain please?

#7 - ChaseHammer - September 23, 2010 // 1:23 am
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post
lol worked first go. external hd started flashing right away - no drama.

what hex file are you using and which board. i just used a different one just to test and still has black screen.