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PSIDPatch 1.0 Arrives, Change Your PS ID for PlayStation Network

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228w ago - Today stoker25 has released PSIDPatch 1.0 which allows users to change their PS ID's for PlayStation Network, however, PSGroove notes that you must change them to a valid PSN ID versus a random Console ID as follows:

Download: PSIDPatch 1.0 with Source Code

"Changing your PSID to a fake one would protect your console from being permanently banned. However, reports are coming in that using a made up Console ID does not allow you on PSN. This probably means you'd need to swap your ID with another legitimate one."

To quote: Saw Mathiuelh talking about swapping PSIDs on his twitter, as soon as I saw him talking about extracting one from an LV2 dump I knew it would be possible to patch

PSID is your PlayStation's unique identifier to Sony, this program will patch the loaded PSID in memory to one of your choice. This won't permanently patch your PSID, but should let you fool PSN. Best way to try this is for somebody with a banned PS3 to try changing it and going online.

Made and tested on a 3.41 PS3... if your using a different version and patching doesn't work properly please contact me and we'll work out a fix.


• Shows you current PSID
• Patch PSID from dev_usb/psid.txt
• Choose USB to load from
• (should add) Save PSID to dev_usb/orig_psid.txt

This uses the peek and poke syscalls in order to patch your PSID. Please make sure your using a payload which uses them (PL3 dev for example)


Create a text file called psid.txt on root of your USB
Put 32 hex characters inside (e.g. 1234567890ABCDEFFEDCBA0987654321)
Install package
Run PSIDPatch
Select USB with Up/Down
Press X to patch.

Technical Stuff:

PSID starts at 0x800000000044A18C in memory (3.41), it is 16 bytes long.

Mathieulh/RichDevX - bragging about PSID stuff on twitter, if it was a private convo I never would of started this
user - Fixing CFWLoad code so no SCE confidential stuff is included, thanks man

Edit: While I haven't personally tested this online, facanferff has said that changing their PSID to a random one and going on PSN with a banned console doesn't work. I'm assuming that PSN operates in a whitelist way, only allowing PS3s with PSIDs inside the Authorised database online or something. They could even use other parts of the PS3 for identification, such as BD-ROM serial or MAC address.

PSIDPatch 1.0 Arrives, Change Your PS ID for PlayStation Network

PSIDPatch 1.0 Arrives, Change Your PS ID for PlayStation Network

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#22 - CJPC - 228w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by metalphreak View Post
Don't know if someone answered this yet.

dev_usb000 is a specific USB port. I think its the one on the far right (if you have 4 ports). Just try them all

On a retail system, yes - dev_usb000 is the one on the far right.

#21 - GZA1984 - 228w ago
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check the forum. there's a PSN and 3.50 spoof payload.

#20 - K1NG K1MO - 228w ago
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Erm, how are you guys connected to PSN on a Jailbroken PS3? I thought the update blocked it?

I'm confused :S

#19 - nikola989 - 228w ago
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is this really gonna work?

#18 - dsdpuoh3qhald - 228w ago
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for some reason when i start up PSID patch its boots me to the XMB and yes I have put in a txt file with 32 hex and saved it to the root

#17 - metalphreak - 228w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by SolidSoki View Post
I have a problem, see this:

[Register or Login to view code]

Don't know if someone answered this yet.

dev_usb000 is a specific USB port. I think its the one on the far right (if you have 4 ports). Just try them all

#16 - PS4 News - 228w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post

I have now posted an article in the Site News on this, but since it's not confirmed (no mass-bans yet) I have labeled it as a rumor:


#15 - BwE - 228w ago
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# You must not use any unauthorised hardware or software to access or use Sony Online Services or make, or distribute unauthorised software or hardware via, or in connection with, Sony Online Services (including but not limited to cheat code software or devices that circumvent any security features or limitations included on any software or devices).
# You must not modify or attempt to modify the online client, disc, save file, server, client-server communication, or other part of any Service or cause disruption to any account, system, hardware, software, or network connected to Sony Online Services for any reason, including to gain an unfair advantage in any Service.
# You must not bypass or attempt to bypass any user authentication systems or security feature or attempt to hack or reverse engineer any code or equipment in connection with Sony Online Services (unless permitted by applicable law).

Turn off auto sign in and ALWAYS change PSID before signing in from now on!

They now have a legitimate reason to ban you off the PSN so heed my advice!


#14 - stabes - 228w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by bl0wme View Post
if I have a ps3 with 3.50 how do I find out which PSID it has? so I can make the PSID on my ps3 with 3.41?

i too would like to know this.

Me Too! Anybody know the answer to this?

#13 - Mumps - 228w ago
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It still asks me for email to connect to Bad Company 2 (I guess PSN too) so it's pretty useless I guess. But thanks for the effort and knowledge of course!!


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