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Video: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2.5 Update Arrives


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161w ago - Following my previous release, today I have returned with another update for my PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) to version 2.5 with details below.

Download: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2.5 Update

I'm not going to make you re-download another 180MB PUP file, Instead I've decided to release a patch which has all the tools required to patch my Version 2 pup to be Version 2.5 (although when the link for the version 2 pup gets taken down I'll release a version 2.5 pup). The patch files can be downloaded here:

Just like before only retail signed .PKG can be installed with this. Have fun. THIS HFW WILL NOT ALLOW HOMEBREW!

Patch Instructions:

How to install the 3.2 Update Patch for my 4.00HFW:

1/ Install PS3MFW Builder v0.2.1

2/ Copy the 'change_xml_files.tcl' file to the 'task' folder of PS3MFW Builder

4/ Put my "modded FW 4.00(releasev2).PUP" as the "Original fw" and whatever you want as the "Modified fw"

3/ Uncheck every thing except "PS3HEN's 4.00HFW Patch 1"

4/ In "PS3HEN's 4.00HFW Patch 1" link each file on the task page to the ones in the "Dev_flash files to be patched" folder in this package

5/ Select "Build MFW"

Hooray Its built!

The task file used here was originally written by RazorX, but modified by me so it can be used to install my patch.

.PUP Installation Instructions:

1. Be on a firmware 3.55 or less
2. Install the .pup through the XMB (Make sure you have a working hardware flasher as there is no other way to downgrade)

Change Log:

Version 2.5:

  • Fix's Custom Icons/labels not showing in-game
  • Using Version 0.07 of the XMB File Manager (ported to FW 4.00 by me)
  • PSN content waiting to be installed/copied now only shows in the (Playstation Network Content) sub menu of the XMB File Manager (I noticed the XMB File Manager used the wrong internal link to show PSN content so I fixed this)
  • PS2 game discs show as "Playstation 2 Format Disc" instead of "Unrecognised Data" on Non-BC PS3s
  • The XMB File Manager uses a custom icon(see picture)
  • The "Playstation Network Content" now uses a (IMO) better icon

Version 2:

  • Adds "Debug XMB Items" to the XMB Column "PlayStation Network" (contains the Debug items found in this column, originally for DEX)
  • Removes the useless "PlayStation Plus" XMB item from the XMB Column "PlayStation Network"
  • Disables Cinavia DRM on all media except Blue-ray.

Version 1:

  • Adds DeViL303's "XMB File Manager" to the XMB Column "Game"
  • Adds "/app_home/PS3GAME/" to the XMB Column "Game" (has no function at the moment, but is here for completeness)

A video demonstrating the XMB mods:





Video: PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware) v2.5 Update Arrives

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#148 - ps3hen - 141w ago
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What are you talking about? Apps made for CFW won't work on OFW, because they utilise peek/poke.

#147 - technodon - 141w ago
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one thing it does actually prove is that sony did add more verification checks to check the integrity of the pups. any changes made to dev_flash files including cold boots gives data corruption errors. so there will not be any new custom firmwares installable on 4.11 you will need to downgrade back to 3.55 and update.

install package files doesn't even work. by work i mean not even sony retail psn signed packages. maybe some kind of special shop packages install ?

#146 - StanSmith - 141w ago
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All 3.55 apps should work as how do you think lower firmware games and apps still work.

All we need to do is maybe sign them a different way as its probably blocked the signature for homebrew.

Just sign homebrew for a lower firmware should still work in higher firmwares.

#145 - technodon - 141w ago
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This is not good, i'm sorry but like Kakaroto told me 'your just telling sony how to patch their firmware without any good reason'

when there finally is a jailbreak we wont have install package options

i'm going to install this just cause he says that you can convert the console back to retail which i wouldn't have thought is possible like he said also i very much doubt that you can install this on 4.11 cause if the new security checks and remember if you update from 3.55 you have no way to downgrade without a nor or nand flasher!

its very good actually. i'm quite surprised how he managed to convert from retail to shop then back to retail on 4.11. going to test it on my unhackable 3000x series console.. wish me luck!

it even works on a unbackable 3000x series console sony will be breaking down your door and taking your ps3's MR. Joey Johnson, shame that homebrew is never going to run on this unless he is a specialist in algebra equations. but well done for hacking sony's latest model!

#144 - ps3hen - 141w ago
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So this is a kiosk firmware update with retail firmware flags. And the "return FW" is a retail firmware update with kiosk flags. This will only be able to install retail pkgs so that's probably why "no packages install", as all homebrew pkgs are not proper retail pkgs. Nice POC, but I don't think kiosk fw will lead into an exploit.

#143 - 1Panic - 141w ago
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Ya still useless. Even if it works it'd be pointless to have... unless you didn't get rid of your old applications after you accidentally updated but even then most if not all apps like Multiman and ftps are made for 3.55 cfw. So ya none of the apps would even work on 4.11 whether its a cfw or not.

Unless they were converted somehow for this thing... what ever this is. Is anyone even "trying" to fix the install package issue??

#142 - StanSmith - 141w ago
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So this adds the install packages feature but it doesn't work. SO what does this really do?

When the install packages feature works is when he should release it.

#141 - windrider42 - 141w ago
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spark32 it seems pretty useless yet, unless some can do more with it.

#140 - spark32 - 141w ago
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Following up on the previous article, today master0wn3r at NGU (linked above) has made an updated guide on how to add Install Package Files on PS3 4.11 OFW essentially making it into a modified PlayStation 3 Shop / Kiosk Firmware.

Below is the guide, to quote: This firmware will not install / run PS3 homebrew packages! Everything you install on your console is on your own risk, this firmware has been tested and confirmed working, if you brick your console its 110% your own fault!

Hello all, I wanna show you all how to get install package files on your OFW 4.11. It still has some bugs but I am working on it

Please people, if you get errors don't blame me! be happy this is for OFW 4.11 and you don't have to downgrade first, this is a little step forward in the PS3 jailbreak / unlock for 4.11.

Requirements:

1. USB Stick
2. The Modded Firmware (below)
3. A PS3
4. Know how to get in Recovery mode

Main Features:

  • Complete Patch Blocker inside firmware, Blocks all game updates and any application that has a update server besides System Firmware Updater.
  • Install Package Files is added to XMB under Settings menu right below Network Settings.
  • Automatic Update, this feature can be found under Settings menu then enter System Settings Sub menu, Scroll to the bottom and turn this on or off, This being ON will automatically Update the system firmware from internet on the booting (Turning on) of the console.. Recommended to keep this to off to avoid Sony releasing a patch.
  • Automatic Update via Flash Drive (Any storage device plugged in with update data of firmware) on booting of console, this feature is on by default and not currently a way to turn it off. But you will never want it turned off because when i release a new firmware all you have to do is plug the flash drive into the PS3 and turn it on to start the procedure of the next firmware.
  • This is based off of Demo mode firmware so restrictions are present that are irremovable at the moment, PlayStation Store is Blocked off, Go to saved data and click the PSN Plus Online Data to enter the PSN store. PlayStation Home use is by having a friend invite you to Home, PS Vita Deleting Backups feature is removed.

What does it include?

1. The long expected "Install Package Files Folder"
2. Automatic updates from games (PSN+ Content see Settings )
3. For now it wont properly install and run package files, but i am working on it
4. Installation on the good old 4.11 OFW
5. Your console is a SHOP / KIOSK Console from CEX to SEX (lol?)

You won't need a hardware flasher like E3 or Progskeet for this to get this working. Note that this isn't an April Fools joke like Nodex, this firmware will install successfully with the install package files folder

With this Modified Firmware you will get the install package files folder in the settings folder, and automatic game updates when you start your PS3, it gives you a few useful extensions to your OFW. I will give a tutorial how to do it, and also how to convert your console back to retail, please tell me all the bugs you found! Here you go:

Now here's the procedure you need to do to install this:

  • Grab and put firmware update on a flash drive as usual you should know how to do that
  • Now insert it into the PS3 and put the console into recovery mode then do the system update like that, it will not be detected from the XMB menu updater so you must do it this way.
  • Now that's basically it just accept the agreement and start installing.
  • Once you are into the firmware it will say 4.11 demonstration mode in the down right corner of your screen, navigate over to Settings menu then scroll down to security settings hover over it do not enter it.
  • Now on your controller Hold down L1+R1+Select+Square and you'll be prompted with a security code 4 digits Enter your security code for your PS3 if you've never changed it then it'll be 0000 if you restore default everything on this firmware then it will reset the code to 2464.
  • Now when your down click enter and it'll unlock everything, you'll have to do this every time you restart your system.
  • Now to convert back to retail just grab the other firmware (below) and you can install this through the XMB this time.
  • Now you're done, in the future i will work on this and exploit it future and possibly there will be a jailbreak. So stay updated and I'll work on it further soon.

Downloads:

Link to PS3 4.11 Modified Shop Firmware: PS3UPDAT.PUP
Link to convert your PS3 console back to retail: PS3UPDAT.PUP

Video Tutorial and Proof by JamieL2011:

Part 1:




Part 2:




However, as noted above you can not install any package files by JoshsTubeRocks:




PS3 4.11 Retail Console Convert to Shop (Kiosk) Console by GlitchyJoey:




Note: A new way to enter the PSN store is easier, go to your save data utility and press save online (the PSN+ save option). Now it will ask if you wanna get PSN+ member press yes and it opens the PSN store. BTW Thank you if you install this and report any bugs you found!

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#139 - ps3hen - 144w ago
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It does works if you follow the instructions. So follow the instructions. If you don't have the requirements to use this then it won't work.

 

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