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December 11, 2012 // 7:32 am - Following up on RenPKG and RAP2RIF, PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Eslab has now made available RIF2RAP which no longer requires users to downgrade their PS3 console to 3.55 to export the RAP files.

Download: RIF2RAP / RIF2RAP (Mirror) / RIF2RAP (Mirror #2) / RIF2RAP Edit / RIF2RAP Edit (Mirror) by BlackDeath / Get IDPS.pkg (4.20+ Signed) by Anxietic

With this application, it is now possible to convert RIF files on the PlayStation 3 console to RAP files.

From mikufans: Hello, recently my friend released a tool: rif2rap. It does help those who want to share the rap. And there is no need to downgrade the PS3 concole to 3.55 to export the rap. Just run this rif2rap.exe, and get the rap.

Tested OK by some of my friends. The Tutorial is so easy that no need to explain here.

The program is written by Eslab. Enjoy!!

Q: How to get my act.dat?
A: PS3 file path: dev_hdd0/home/00000X/exdata

Q: How to get my idps?
A: Dump your PS3 flash, and visit (see below) You don't need to downgrade your console. The lastest MM supports flash dump.


The IDPS is a 16 byte value that contains console specific information. Exactly what information this stores is not completely known.


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6th byte represents your Target ID

8th byte represents your PS3 Model

The IDPS can be found in EID0 and EID5, see Flash (NAND @ 0x80870 / NOR @ 0x2F070)

Displayed under setting information on MultiMan or on registry/application_persistent file inside PlayStation Store folder (as DeviceID).

Q: How to import the rap?
A: Install the ReActPsn 2.23.pkg, tested OK on 4.30CFW V2.03

From the ReadMe File: Your console's IDPS named idps is in the exdata file folder. Your act.dat is also in the exdata file folder.

The usage:

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From BlackDeath: I have created a little "batch-version"... Just copy all *.rif files in the folder and run convert_all_rif2rap.exe (of course u have to place your act.dat and idps in exdata folder)

It's just a quick version, feel free to test. Maybe it's useful for those like me, with many *.rif files. kudos to Eslab for this nice rif2rap tool.

From Anxietic: Is that get_IDPS app able to be ported to 4.21? if so would remove the need to downgrade to get it. I signed it for 4.20+, try, maybe it works.

From snkysnake02 followed by haz367: I say over complicated not in literary terms. In mm you gota load then load fileos then do this then do that, by the time ya make it through those steps I already have mine with 2 clicks

1. Boot toolbox
2. Click dump nand / nor flash

Less steps ie. Less complex do you follow now LOL ^_^

From there on 4.xx CFW's to get ur IDPS as a file (all "idps dumpers" are not working properly on 4.xx)

  • open the NOR or NAND dump with HxD workshop
  • click CTRL+E or click "edit-select block"
  • paste the idps - OFFSETS below into the 2 boxes
  • enter

Start offset - End offset
NOR: 2f070 - 2F07F = IDPS
NAND: 80870 - 8087F = IDPS


  • rightclick the IDPS and copy the line or just do CTLR+C
  • create new file
  • CTRL+B or paste write the IDPS into new file
  • save the new file as "idps" without any extension!! > not idps.txt etc...

2) or write down the IDPS from Multiman - system settings

  • write into "new file" with HxD
  • save as "idps"
  • result looks like this with your OWN IDPS

Finally, c/p your "act.dat" and "idps" in the exdata folder and convert your rifs to raps: rap2rif, rif2rap

From oakhead69: ReActPSN needs RAP files to work. These can be created on CFW 3.55 by reactPSN from the rif files that are present in your exdata folder. i.e. it performs a RIF2RAP for you. Problem is reactPSN will not do this on CFW 4.xx, hence you need to use this program to do it for you.

More information so that you can understand this if you are interested: In order for reactPSN to work the PS3 needs to be able to decrypt locally licensed EDAT files. In order to do this it needs a number of keys, the main 2 that we are interested in are the devKLic and the keyFromRif. The devKLic is either a known hard coded key in the F/W this is the case for PSX, PS2, PSP, minis, Demos and others.

For DLC, updates, PSN games this key is in the application executable (e.g. BOOT.BIN). The other key the keyFromRif is what the RAP file provides. The other 2 keys it needs are the EDATKEY and the EDATHASH, there are =V4 versions of these. I have tired to keep this simple, hope it helps. It is also needed as you say to make games etc work with out reactPSN. In order to convert an EDAT file from locally licensed to free the same keys are needed as described above.

From Asure: You can use rap2rif to create valid RIF files from a RAP file.. So there's no need for ReactPSN at this stage, the rif files are generated on your PC. And yes, this requires a valid ACT.DAT and IDPS to reactivate them. But, they can be any act/idps files you want to activate them against.

I had a similar problem before, but you need a fully activated act.dat for this to work. It works best when you grab the act.dat of a new (dummy) account that you create on your CFW system, and downloaded a free game/demo with.

You can't use an account that you have content on, which is shared on PS3's. Also you can't put back the act.dat (let's say we ftp a copy out) after deactivating the PS3/account. Sony will delete it from your system when you sign in with it.

In my case i was referring to rap2rif, with a PS3 cfw that act.dat was created by connecting to PSN using an original account that signed in. This account was already active on two PS3's. It didn't get all the data from Sony, so it could not be used. I created an extra dummy account and signed in with it, bought a free add-on, then it was good to go. (with idps, rap2rif, etc.)

RIF2RAP PS3 Homebrew App, Export RAP Files Without Downgrading

RIF2RAP PS3 Homebrew App, Export RAP Files Without Downgrading

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#13 - shummyr - August 27, 2013 // 12:02 am
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awesome, thankyou for this awesome tool

#12 - kardandon - August 26, 2013 // 12:15 pm
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I tried it for GTA V rifs to rap.But I can't success on xp , win 7 and win 8.I did first method and second method to dump my idps but it didn't work.

I opened new account on my ps3 and recover its act.dat on 0000000020 > exdata but it didn't work I put the files (idps and act.dat) to exdata and rif files near rif2rap.I run cmd and cd ......../rif2rap and rif2rap .......rif a.rap but it gave me error on win 7 and win 8.

It don't open on win xp, please help me.

and I clicked it say n and say y but it says C:................/a.rif and closed immediately.

#11 - pinkone - August 14, 2013 // 8:47 pm
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You shouldn't use the old copies of R2R+edat for rif2rap. I had some problems with the rif2rap code and a few raps wouldn't convert right (just a handful but, still best not to use it at all) v1.02 has the problem fixed.

#10 - omegaprime29 - August 14, 2013 // 4:00 am
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thank you so much for this.

#9 - PS4 News - August 13, 2013 // 8:08 pm
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I added a mirror and some previous builds to the main article, here is the mirror to the latest:

#8 - sguerrini97 - August 13, 2013 // 8:07 pm
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Any mirror for rap2rif? Rghost isn't working here..


#7 - PS4 News - August 13, 2013 // 7:42 pm
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Following up on the RAP2RIF and RIF2RAP PS3 homebrew utilities, today the Italian PlayStation 3 developers at BiteYourConsole have made available Rap2Rif & Rif2Rap v1.02 followed by some similar apps from eminem451 with the changes outlined below.

Download: Rap2Rif & Rif2Rap v1.02 / (Mirror) / R2R+edat v1.0.1 / / R2R+edat / / by zecoxao / rif2rap.exe / rif2rap_x64.exe by eminem451

To quote, roughly translated: Here comes a new update to the utility windows Rap2Rif & Rif2Rap that brings us to version 1.2 solving several bugs found in Windows XP. You may recall that the utility is used to convert the file has Rap file in Ref and vice versa.


  • Fixed several bugs on Windows XP.
  • Added Content_ID2edat by type C00 demo.
  • Addition scan the directories.
  • Enter the file act.dat & IDPs in the DATA folder and launch the utility rap2rif & rif2rap to fix this symbol c00 enter a demo. PARAM.SFO pkg file or a file to be generated. edat.

From pink1: Here is a tool I put together. It's pretty much rap2rif, rif2rap and an edat fix tool for C00 type demos. Put your act.dat & idps in the data folder and you're ready for rap2rif & rif2rap. To fix C00 type demos input a .pkg from a C00 demo or the PARAM.SFO and it will output the fixed .edat.

Update: This (R2R+edat v1.0.1) is a small update to R2R+edat, it fixes edats being a byte short & should speed up pkg2edat a lot by only decrypting the first 5MB instead of the whole pkg. Put your act.dat & idps in the data folder and you're ready for rap2rif & rif2rap.

To fix C00 type demos input a .pkg from a C00 demo or the PARAM.SFO and it will output the fixed .edat.

Update #2: This (R2R v1.02) is an update to R2R+edat v1.0.1. I've fixed some bugs on XP added Content_ID2edat for type C00 demos and added directory scanning plus a lot of little fixes I don't remember. Put your act.dat & idps in the data folder and you're ready for rap2rif & rif2rap.

To fix C00 type demos input a .pkg from a C00 demo or the PARAM.SFO and it will output the fixed .edat. A huge thanks to catalinnc for testing & letting me know about the problems on XP.

Update #3: zecoxao has also released an ACT.DAT and RIF generator stating the following, to quote:


Hint: try to figure out what those initials mean

Update #3: From eminem451: Hi, here is my own rif2rap app, use it to generate raps files from rif, i know it already exists, but my app can handle directory directly, saving time.

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I hope this will help people for generating raps (psndl for example). Don't hesitate to zip your raps and share it.

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#6 - XxUnkn0wnxX - April 28, 2013 // 3:24 am
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here is a mirror for RIF2RAP Edit by BlackDeath:

#5 - jmleolgq - December 12, 2012 // 11:52 am
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The lastest MM supports idps displaying.

Turn the MutiMan mode to XMB, select [Settings] -> [System Information].

#4 - BerserkLeon - December 11, 2012 // 10:14 pm
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seems to work with the rifs reactpsn 2.23 wouldn't turn to raps. thanks