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January 20, 2012 // 12:30 am - Below is a video demonstrating my PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash modification, which simply allows users to install Retail signed package (PKG) files from the PlayStation 3 XMB.

Note: This modification does not allow the installation / usage of unsigned content / PS3 homebrew etc. This is purely a convenience hack and is aimed for use by those who have hardware flashers which allow dual boot.

After technodon's work creating a modified kiosk dev_flash which lets you install retail signed package files. The restrictions of having to use kiosk firmware inspired me to find a way to add "Install Package Files" for retail firmware.

This is hack does the following things:

  • adds "★ Install Package Files" and "★ /app_home/PS3_GAME/" to "GAME" on the XMB (allowing the user to install retail package files anytime they want)
  • adds other debug functions which are small but still there
  • does not give access to "★ Debug Setting" (reasons for this are explained below)

Installation instructions:

This installation procedure is the similar to technodon's original dev_flash hdd swap procedure

For this you will need two hard drives a e3 flasher or similar device to downgrade your PS3 (assuming that you're on firmware 4.00 and you have an e3 flasher)

  • downgrade to 3.55 using the downgrade tools from e3 (Of course when downgrading to 3.55 make sure you use a different hdd than the hdd which you were using 4.00)
  • once booted back into the xmb turn off the console
  • swap hard drives turn on the system, press the PS button and you will be asked to reinstall the firmware
  • place the pup file from the e3 downgrade tools in the normal PS3/UPDATE usb folder and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the firmware
  • then install dev_blind.pkg & Blackb0x FTP from install packages
  • run dev_blind then BlackB0x and FTP into the console
  • goto /dev_blind delete everything and replace them with the customised dev_flash
  • press the ps button and the console should reboot and and ask to reinstall the firmware again, switch off the console and swap the hard drive back
  • turn on the console press the ps button twice
  • the console should boot back into 3.55 Rogero
  • goto system update and install 4.00 OFW
  • once installed turn the console off again and swap hard drives back and you should boot into a modified 4.00 retail firmware.

My package (downloadable at http://www.multiupload.com/20LFVKUHDG) includes:

  • My modded dev_flash
  • OFW 4.00 PS3UPDAT.PUP




Sorry about the camera quality, it's the best I can manage.

P.S. BTW the "nas_plugin.sprx" in this dev_flash has not been altered to achieve "Install Package Files". Also for those who will analyze my modded dev_flash, you will find that I have used debug .sprx files from the a debug 4.00 pup.

P.P.S. I originally intended to get "★ Debug Settings" to work with this. But usage of "debug settings" required the ps3 to use a debug vsh.self, and that crashes the ps3 when trying to load applications (I did some other things as well to prevent the PS3 from giving me a RSOD when I swapped the vsh.self files, I'm not detailing it in public because I don't want Sony to patch it).


Video: Adding 'Install Package Files' on PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash Mod

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#213 - lempax - April 17, 2015 // 8:32 pm
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I hope my PS3 will get out of Demo mode after this. I got mine by reading a fcking tutorial 4.55 demo.

#212 - windrider42 - March 30, 2015 // 11:44 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by mikenamur View Post
Did anyone successfully removed demonstration mode from 4.7? Thanks

Yes its been done.

Look here - http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-help-support/ofw-after-ps3-restore-cfw-help-133303.html#post497177

#211 - mikenamur - March 27, 2015 // 2:58 pm
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Did anyone successfully removed demonstration mode from 4.7? Thanks

#210 - PS4 News - March 24, 2015 // 7:43 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by dirtjumper82 View Post
Any codes for 4.70 Demo Mode?

One was posted HERE, give it a try and if it works let us know and we'll add it to the list in the first post

#209 - dirtjumper82 - March 24, 2015 // 11:32 am
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Any codes for 4.70 Demo Mode?

#208 - B7U3 C50SS - February 28, 2015 // 11:17 pm
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wow... that's a pain. thanks for trying!

#207 - PS4 News - February 28, 2015 // 11:15 pm
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I checked the Internet Archive, and for their Download Page there was only 1 captured (web.archive.org/web/20121102034553/http://upsilon-project.webs.com/download.htm) which ended up being a Not Found page... meh!

#206 - B7U3 C50SS - February 28, 2015 // 11:03 pm
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I make no promises! But the one i'm really looking for is the v3 that can install debug pkg's.. not sure which version that is though. maybe that's UpSilon?

#205 - PS4 News - February 28, 2015 // 10:59 pm
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My bad, that seems to be the Technodon one you're right, the UpSilon I'm sure I have in my archive but I don't know the exact filename to even begin to search for it.

If you can dig that up, I will invest the time to search for it through all my DVDR's and BD-R's for the UpSilon one though.

#204 - B7U3 C50SS - February 28, 2015 // 10:52 pm
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Is this the same as the Technodon Modded Dev_Flash?