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169w ago - 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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#183 - cfwmark - 138w ago
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Oh, and by the way if you are running 3.5 Kmeaw with multiman installed if you install 4.10mfw cfw you will have 4.10 with multiman (don't delete open recovery mode and reinstall 4.10 mfw cfw good copy) otherwise you will so far be stuck with on xmb manager if any has XMB manager put download please?

#182 - ps3hen - 139w ago
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Okay, I know you're trolling now. CYA

#181 - cfwmark - 139w ago
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no way download have a look for yourselves: http://www.mediafire.com/?1kz4ivl7b3og2cb

4.10 mkw cfw forum is closed but, to open ps3 home but I am still looking for the XMB_MANAGER to run the games.

#180 - ps3hen - 139w ago
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Neither file is 13mb. The .pkg in the archive you uploaded, is the same one that I posted a link to before.

#179 - cfwmark - 139w ago
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34.5mb to 13.0mb different file.

#178 - ps3hen - 139w ago
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Why did you re-upload what I posted before? There is no such things as a real 4.10 CFW/MFW BTW.

#177 - cfwmark - 139w ago
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4.10 singed hmf? I have 4.10 cfw mfw I'am looking for that xmb manager file? don't know if it works?

http://www.mediafire.com/?4rru7ln4s1stn7z

#176 - pinoytechno - 139w ago
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wow, nice!

#175 - ps3hen - 140w ago
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That's not even the latest version, and all official releases of the XMBM+ are hosted on the XMBM+ dropbox.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/60710927/XMBMANPLS/CORE/XMB_Manager_Plus_v1.00RC5_Core_CFW.pkg

#174 - cfwmark - 140w ago
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Github is right for files like this 4.00 core: XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.40_Core.pkg

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?k56821bxz801oq1

PS3 Kiosk Firmware Reverters

Kiosk Firmware Reverters for those who used Kiosk MFW from tjhooker73 (via http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-cfw-mfw/ps3-3-60-3-70-higher-custom-firmware-119351-19.html#post424256):

[USB Drive] > Make an new folder and call it PS3 > [PS3] > Make a new folder called UPDATE > [UPDATE] > Then drop the reverter into the UPDATE folder > [PS3UPDAT.PUP]


4.31 Kiosk Video (revised from glitchyjoey)



 











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