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November 6, 2012 // 2:07 am - Following up on his previous release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer nathanr3269 (aka Nathan_r32_69) has made available PUAD GUI v1.3 followed by v1.4 which is a PS3 PUP Unpacker & Decrypter for Windows.

Download: PUAD GUI v1.3 Simple x86 / PUAD GUI v1.3 Simple x64 / PUAD GUI v1.3 Installer x86 / PUAD GUI v1.3 Installer x64 / PUAD GUI v1.4 Installer x86 / PUAD GUI v1.4 x64 / PUAD GUI Installer v1.4 x64

To quote: After some weeks of hard work i finally finished the new PUAD GUI, aka PUP Unpacker and Decrypter. Works without Cygwin, directly from Windows, if anyone see any issue please tell me.

  • Pictures by J-Martin
  • Tested by largand79 and Dantezteam
  • Modified cospkg and cosunpkg by Estwald

Thanks to all

Features

  • Unpacks PUP file
  • Decrypts/Unpacks CORE_OS
  • Decrypts/Unpacks Dev_flash
  • Decrypts SELF files of CORE_OS
  • Decrypts SELF files of Dev_flash
  • Unpacks RCO file contents
  • Decrypts index.dat

Version 1.3 Changes:

  • Added ps3swu2.self support
  • Added multiple options between dev_flash and Core_OS
  • Added all keys at the moment
  • Added new background music

Options

Unpacker Option

  • Unpacks PUP file
  • Unpacks Dev_flash
  • Decrypts SELF files of Dev_flash/CORE_OS
  • Decrypts index.dat
  • Unpacks CORE_OS
  • Decrypts default.spp of CORE_OS
  • Unpacks RCO file contents
  • Decrypts UPL.xml.pkg
  • Decrypts ps3swu.self
  • All tasks

Repacker Option

  • Unpacks PUP only file and then Repacks
  • Unpacks Dev_flash and then Repacks
  • Unpacks CORE_OS and then Repacks
  • Decrypts default.spp of CORE_OS and then Re-sign it for a new PUP
  • Decrypts SELF files of Dev_flash/Core_OS and then Re-sign it for a new PUP *
  • Decrypts UPL.xml.pkg and then Re-sign it for a new PUP
  • Decrypts ps3swu.self and then Re-sign it for a new PUP
  • Decrypts index.dat and then Re-sign it for a new PUP

* I disabled decryption of some files in Core_OS for avoid bricks

boot.ini

PUAD GUI reads this file at start and depending on the settings disables/enables some functions:

  • lang - Set language
  • music - Enables/Disables background music
  • file_info - Enables/Disables file info frame
  • check - Enables/Disables the initial check of executable files/keys
  • warning_popup - Enables/Disables warnings popups
  • suffix - Enables/Disables PUAD GUI watermark while creating new PUP

boot.ini content

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Keys format

Here is the format and composition of keys. MUST BE inside bin\ps3keys, and named as type + data + fw version, for example for 3.55 app would be app-data-355:


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Instructions

Unpacker Option

  • Choose a PUP file
  • Select destination folder *
  • Choose from the options available
  • Click on Start/Iniciar

Repacker Option **

  • Choose a PUP file
  • Select destination folder *
  • Choose from the options available
  • Program will stop when finish, and now you can modify as you wish but DON'T RENAME ANY FILE
  • Click on Repack/Reempaquetar for create new PUP

* - Make sure the folder is empty to avoid errors
** - Don't rename any file/folder, must have original name and extension given by PUAD GUI

Troubleshooting

Q: Can re-pack PUP file?
A: Yes, for dev_flash and Core_OS, repacker option is available from version 1.1

Q: Can i rename files created by Repacker option?
A: NO, NO and NO!! You can modify files but NEVER rename it

Q: The program is going slow or crashes
A: The program uses many resources, even if it looks locked is still working

Q: Background music is heard slow
A: Disable it in menu or in the boot.ini file

Q: How can i change the background music?
A: Replaces SOUND.BIN file in bin folder with another in MP3 format

Q: Always fails while unpacks PKG
A: Make sure PKG key is in the orrect place and the output folder there is no file

Q: Works with regular ps3tools files and keys?
A: No, only works with embedded files and keys, are modified for PUAD only

Q: If i change something in Core_OS and i'm doing something wrong, can brick my PS3?
A: Yes, your PS3 wil be bricked and only can be saved with a flasher, this option is only for developers or people with knowledge about it
A: I REPEAT, THIS OPTION IS ONLY FOR DEVELOPERS OR PEOPLE WITH FLASHER

Q: I get an error at startup
A: Make sure you have all the necessary files and update your version of Windows

Known bugs

  • Sometimes music stutters when you have a lot of activity (when more RAM, better)
  • Seems to hang but is working, don't worry



PUAD GUI v1.3 - PS3 PUP Unpacker, Repacker and Decrypter Out

PUAD GUI v1.3 - PS3 PUP Unpacker, Repacker and Decrypter Out

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#50 - nopeuio - March 16, 2015 // 3:43 pm
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thanks for this tool!

#49 - nqyroger - January 13, 2015 // 9:17 pm
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thanks all!

#48 - gomomo11 - January 5, 2015 // 8:56 pm
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Would be really cool if you could repack it into a new PUP file.

#47 - SonyBlack - January 5, 2015 // 8:05 pm
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thx for this.. helpful

#46 - lort256c - January 5, 2015 // 4:31 pm
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Nice app cool to see the ps3 community still thriving

#45 - pwnnixie - December 3, 2014 // 2:18 am
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Beautiful, handy app.

#44 - alexanzul - December 2, 2014 // 9:53 pm
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nice one man!

#43 - pikachu12 - December 2, 2014 // 9:50 pm
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cool

#42 - MEGATRON2413 - October 26, 2014 // 1:13 am
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nice tool

#41 - puxxi2003 - October 16, 2014 // 12:05 pm
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nice job

thanks man