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Developers Mr.Gas and Tomtomdu80 have revealed one way that will get you those custom bubbles working on your PS Vita. This method requires you to have a running exploit on firmware versions 3.20 and below. You will then need any purchased PSN game and rename its folder by including the ampersand character (&) to the end of it, [break][/break]then create a folder with the same name, by using homebrew, but without the ampersand. After that you will need to dump a fake_np signed EBOOT.PBP file to the folder without the ampersand and finally rebuild the PS Vita database. Your custom bubble should appear.


How to create a fake signed EBOOT.PBP via KanadeEngel:


Create & use custom bubbles for PS Vita via The Zett:

Yesterday after a very hectic Christmas day with the family I finally sat down at around 9PM and thought I would check out GTA V online. After a few login attempts I was met with many PSN errors and then finally that PSN was under maintenance. Then it slowly dawned on me... Lizard Squad and their promise to disrupt PSN and Xbox Live over Christmas and even indefinitely with DDOS attacks. So going to their Twitter feed confirmed my suspicions that they indeed went through with their plans [break][/break]and the internet blew up with allot of angry gamers who wanted to play their newly bought games.

Then in the early hours of the morning of the 26th renowned owner of Mega, and the former website Megaupload, Kim Dotcom Tweeted to Lizard Squad that he would give their entire team lifetime access Mega if they would stop their attacks on said servers. A single package includes 500GB storage and is worth $99 per year, he is said to have given 3000 packages out.

I too feel like this is just pure marketing at its best but I'm sure that many will just be happy that they can enjoy their gaming over the holidays without Lizard Squad rearing their ugly heads. What is your thoughts regarding this?


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Sources: @KimDotcom | 2 | gizmodo
Developer Mysis, who has developed other useful tools for the scene like NORinspector for example, has released a very impressive Proof of Concept Plugin for the ps3 a few hours ago. In this plugin, some very nice features have been added including,XMB Screenshot, In-game Screenshots, BD Screenshots, In-game Background Music, Dumping game Klicense, and a first time ever,(to my knowledge) Live Game Recording! This plugin looks to be on track with alot of stuff the scene has wanted for a long time now, and i am very excited to see future revisions as it can only get even better. Read more about it below:


Developer Aldo Vargas (Aldostools) has released another update to further improve his heavily modified version of deank's webMAN. If you have yet to use this, then you are definitely missing out on one of the best tools in the scene. With this version, a bug was fixed when dev_blind was enabled on startup, and furthermore, the scan for content on start up is started in a separated thread, which should result in web services starting faster.

Also, I would like to take the time to thank everyone who donated to keep Alive!!! Without donators support, we would have seen the end of aldostools's site and more than likely the end of support for alot of the tools we have came to use alot.


PS3 developer KaKaRoTo has released his farewell gift to the PS3 Community. As he promised recently he had a big release for the PS3 community, but with the release he also Officially announced his retirement from the PS3 Community. The developer a few years ago was working on a HEN (Homebrew Enabler) for OFW user's and the project made some advancements, but also contained some roadblocks that have proved to be a giant obstacle in the Scene. The developer asked the community back in March of 2012, if he should release this partially completed HEN with the majority saying no, until the project was finished. Hoping [break]..[/break] for some advancements in the scene the developer held on to his partially completed work.

Well the developer has waited 3 years and he decided now is the time to release his works, as in it's current form and the tools developed, do have some value for the community, The developer has released some new information for developers and also some new tools, the highlight being a tool he created called Ps3xport. This tool is used to manipulating the PS3 backup data (from System Settings >Backup Utility) on your XMB. The benefit in this is that it will give complete control over /dev_hdd0 and /dev_flash2 filesystems, even on 4.66 OFW, BUT the problem with OFW systems there is the roadblock that does not allow you to RUN homebrew due to the NPDRM ECDSA protections that was not solved back then and still an issue today for OFW user's.

However this information and tools are great to see and can perhaps progress in other ways and with other projects.. So take a look at all the information from developer KaKaRoTo about these information.

A huge thanks to developer KakaRoTo. Who has done many amazing things in the PS3 Homebrew Community, just to name a few highlights of many with the Open Source Jailbreaks in the 3.41...​
PS3Maxe has released the code he used to get webMAN to remove that annoying SingStar icon that some regions have to deal with. The code he implemented into Aldostools webMAN-Mod will get you the results needed by either a button combo or even automatically. This is a proof of concept and thus only the code used below is available.

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Today we are going to take a look at a very useful feature that only a few PlayStation 3 Applications offer, this feature being 2nd Screen support. This feature can be achieved on Netflix & YouTube official applications. Then also webMAN offers 2nd screen support via it's browser mode feature (www server) and also by using droidMAN for android users. To utilize the 2nd screen support you are going to need an Android / IOS device such as a Phone or Tablet. [break]..[/break]These devices give these apps and your PS3 some very useful features that go often overlooked. We know that many of these features have been around for quite awhile and are nothing new, so if you know all about the 2nd screen features these applications offer, then this article and walk-through may not be news to you. However, many user's and even some scene veterans have been unaware of these features.

So we here at PSX-Place thought it was a good time to share some of these features with you. Thanks to developer and moderator bitsbubba who sparked a debate among the staff here @ about some of these 2nd screen features the PS3 possesses . If you know of another app that give 2nd screen support that we missed please let us know in the comments below.


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Developer Zar has made a new update to his Homebrew utility called IDPSet for the PS3. in this release of v0.82 the developer has provided a fix. Now no longer will you encounter a freeze when making CEX or DEX dumps using a DEX System. So if you are on a DEX system be sure to grab this update if you use this this very useful utility from Zar. [break];;[/break]


Developer Alexander dropped by the forum today with an update to his Cobra Lite custom firmware. The changelog for Ferrox 4.66 Cobra Lite 1.01 can be found in the Google translated changelog below. Also note some prerequisites regarding the use and installation of this [break][/break]custom firmware also detailed below. For more info regarding FERROX 4.66 Cobra Lite please refer to the release article here at PSX-Place. There you will find the full list of features as well as PS3 models tested on.


Other release notes to take note of...

As with any CFW the onus is on you should you brick your console. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Download: 4.66 FERROX COBRA LITE EDITION v1.01

MD5: CED499BBD38750BDE8046C748026BAFE

Source: via psx-place...​
A new update for IRISMAN has been released by developer Aldostools. IRISMAN is a fork of Estwalds original Iris Manager and contains many new features not avaiable in Estwald's original manager. IRISMAN has progressed very nicely overtime adding many useful and much needed features to the backup manager over time. This manager continue evolves and is a true comparison and choice from deank's multiMAN and some ways offers some useful features not even found in deank's Manager. [break]d[/break]

In this small update marked as version v3.35 the developer has improved webMAN Integration in the manager by addressing a freeze issue from excessive memory usage during the creation of cache files for the webMAN (& webMAN MOD) plugin. The developer suggest if you use webMAN for ISO or NTFS drive loading you should try this new update of IRISMAN with the modded version of webMAN known as webMAN MOD. View additional details in our IRISMAN forum ..

Also note ( the developer website is still taking donations ) to help cover the very useful sites hosting, he is getting very close to his goal but could use some additional donations. If you apperciate the developer many works or the services his website provides please consider heading over to and making a small donation for the cause.