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Revised PS3 Boot Information 250°
383w ago - Our Resident DEVS have revised the PS3 Bootup procedure, with some more interesting information.

asecure_loader is not at start of the NAND. The first 512KB also is skipped, or actually any 512 block of FF is skipped.

Furthermore, the asecure_loader differs per box, possibly encrypted with a per-box key. Files of course are not in clear, that suggests that at every step an encryption/decryption is done.

The...

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EVE Online Update Wipes XP BOOT.INI 50°
384w ago - Installed the latest EVE Online update earlier today? Don't reboot your computer! The update apparently has a "bug" which results in the deletion of your BOOT.INI startup file on XP systems. No big deal, aside from the fact Windows won't boot with this file missing.

CCP has removed the update as of 4 A.M. GMT today. However, if you are running XP and have downloaded and installed the update before said time, then your BOOT.INI...

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PS3 Development Discoveries: Week 1 100°
388w ago - Each week or so we will post a brief report from the resident PS3 Devs here, and below is one for this week:

The PS3 Boot-up Procedure.

The SCC (Super Companion Chip), made by Toshiba gets the PS3 started up. It reads asecure_loader from flash, and loads it into SPE in isolation mode. The Flash reading is interesting, as the data on the flash chips are interleaved, so the SCC merges them, among other things.

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Multi-Boot Loader for Pandora's Battery released! 50°
395w ago - Booster has released an enhanced version of his normal boot loader tool, which enables users to boot normally with a Pandora battery inserted.

The new release, dubbed Multi-Boot Loader, now allows users to choose from up to five IPLs installed on the memory stick. This means that it is now possible to have a Pandora memory stick which boots normally, but also can enter service mode when needed. From the ReadMe file:

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Normal Boot Loader for Pandora's Battery Released for PSP 50°
397w ago - Booster of DevHook fame has released a normal boot loader utility for anyone who has converted a PSP battery to Pandora.

Download: Normal Boot Loader For Pandora's Battery

Essentially, what this tool can do, is write a special IPL to any Memory Stick PRO DUO (no, 32MB sticks won't work) so that when inserted in conjunction with a Pandora's...

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