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November 10, 2013 // 3:48 pm - Following up on the previous updates, today PlayStation 3 developer NiceShot released Simple RIF Purchase Date v1.0 with details below.

Download: Simple Rif Purchase Date (build 1).rar

To quote: Simple Rif Purchase Date

Author: NiceShot!


Initial Release: Build 1

This first version will only tell you the purchase date of the PSN game by loading the rif file, very simple.

Credits: This software is dedicated to Ada who gave me the initial idea.

Big thanks go to Swizzy who really helped me develop it (you've been a great friend, I will never forget you) Also would like to thank TeaM_X_TudO, TeaM_AC1D and PS3Hax.

Special Thanks to: Sileandro, X6465, Sandungas, Zecoxao, Harryoke, Xvistaman, eussNL.

My wife and daughter too hehehe. Stay tuned more releases to come.

Also below are some VSH Patches RIF Bypass by Joonie with details as follows:

Download: vsh_patches_RIF_bypass.rar

aldostools and sandungas recently asked me if I could do some reversing of MLT's rif bypass patches. If you are not familiar with this, you can check this article as a reference:

The original source is EOL (

So I gave a shot, and there was positive result, basically I tried porting MLT's 4.40 VSH patched to REBUG's 4.41 vsh, so far only tested on retail VSH. [4.41.3 REX]

If any of you interested in this research, would you guys like to give me some help? I heard the report saying his rif bypass has some bugs and that was why he stopped porting to 4.5x+. PS2Classic can be bypassed also according to his note, but patching in ps2netemu required.

I remember his teaser video of PS2 ISO loader, I think he was able to do it also. I'm going to upload my sample files including original MLT's 4.40. I'll also ask habib about this research, he may improve some asm codes of this patches.

If you want to try this on REBUG 4.41.3 you need to do following:

1. Install REBUG 4.41.3 REX Edition (don't do it via Recovery, this has the same bug as REX 4.53.1 , it fails to install at 52%)
2. Launch toolbox
3. replace vsh.self.cexsp located in dev_rebug/vsh/module/vsh.self.cexsp, with vsh_rbg_441.self from the package.
4. Activate REBUG mode, and then change XMB menu type to "Retail"
5. Close Toolbox (it will reboot)
6. Then try some PSN contents (old PSN games, PS1 Classics and etc)

I tried one c00 demo type game, it worked as unlocked (Tmnt series) and tried another one Street Fighter HD, it gave me error 80010009.

I'm going to try porting this to 4.65.2 REX, see if that works. Probably a lot harder than porting it from 4.40 to 4.41, because its asm code should have a lot of changes (mostly bl). I also included TXT file that has all that hex patterns of those patches. It was quite a lot. Anyways, I think this is good founding

Simple RIF Purchase Date v1.0 PSN Application By NiceShot Arrives

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#3 - PS4 News - December 11, 2012 // 2:17 pm
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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.)

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#2 - catalinnc - May 23, 2012 // 7:14 pm
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thanks a lot for this amazing tool... how about a rif2rap tool (using act.dat, idps and .rif)

#1 - PS4 News - March 24, 2012 // 4:21 pm
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Thanks for the release flatz and +Rep! I have also promoted the news to our main page now as well.