PS3 Ps3Xploit - Now Install CFW from 4.82 OFW: NOR/NAND Software Flash Writer + NOR Dumper Released

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    [UPDATE-2 (11-28-17) - FAQ TAB has been updated again in the article)
    There has been alot of development going on around the PS3 since the discoveries of the PS3Xploit (webkit exploit) on 4.81 OFW, first we seen the IDPS dumper (4.81/2 OFW) released with some big news & hope to come along with it, like a Flash Writer (downgrader) for OFW, so if you have been reluctant to buy a Hardware Flasher such as the E3 Flasher and bust open your PS3, but have been wanting to get your PS3 FAT(PHAT) Console and your Downgradable PS3 SLIM Models (up to & including 25xx models with minimum installable version <= 3.56) on Custom Firmware, then here is your chance with a 100% SOFTWARE SOLUTION thanks to the work of PS3Xploit Team ( @bguerville, @esc0rtd3w & W) along with contributions from new team member @habib to help expedite this release. Essentially what this Software Solution does is write a patch to the CoreOS (on NOR/NAND Chip) and when the PS3 Console is then rebooted you can install a Custom Firmware directly, So downgrading back to 3.55 is not required in the process, rather "Direct OFW to CFW patching" is done to allow for Custom Firmware Installation. Since this exploit is executed from 4.82 OFW, you can only install to a 4.82 CFW, HOWEVER if you wish to use an earlier firmware such as REBUG 4.81 for example, once on 4.82 CFW you must TOGGLE QA using a toggle tool, which allows CFW user's to freely switch CFW version from past and present. Read more about this in the Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) and more info in the details provided:



    UPDATE - View Public Warning
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    Flash Writer Compatible with these PS3 Models:
    Supports FAT Models CECHAxx/Bxx/Cxx/Exx/Gxx/Hxx/Jxx/Kxx/Lxx/Mxx/Pxx/Qxx
    Supports SLIM Models 2xxx (minver 3.56 or lower ONLY, check with >>> minverchk.pup - SEE FAQ TAB for USAGE )


    • PS3 OFW 4.82 NAND/NOR FLASH WRITER v1.0
      ***** IMPORTANT DETAILS BELOW -- AVOIDING A BRICK *****
      • Verify flsh.hex file on a flash drive and in the far right USB slot!
        • 4.82 flsh.hex MD5: 8E156C99101BF36EC3EDB832982AE46D
      • DO NOT USE ON CFW (Custom Firmware) (Only Supports OFW)
      • DO NOT USE ON PS3 Models 3xxx/4xxx (aka SuperSlims / Late Slim models) you will brick those console.
      • USE ONLY ON 4.82 OFW


      PLEASE READ FIRST:

      • It's essential not to flood the browser memory with junk before running the exploit. The reason for this is that due to javascript core memory usage limitations we are scanning several times a small range of browser memory (a few Mb) to find some essential data in RAM, if the memory is flooded then the range to scan becomes much larger & the probabilities that our data is found in the smaller range decrease dramatically..
      • So in short, never use the browser or set a homepage you cancel before running the exploit!
      • If you need to, set the homepage to 'blank', close the browser then reopen it to start the flash writer.

      v1.0.0 - Initial Release
      • Supports Direct OFW to CFW patching for All Phat and 2xxx Slim (minver 3.56 Dec 2010 and lower)
      • the NOR/NAND writer will just copy 3Mb of CoreOS data to both ros0 & ros1 in the flash memory.
      • There is only one version released for 4.82. The same hex patch file can be used on nor & nand.
      • It's as safe as possible, with a check for usb device & patch file making the exploit hang instead of corrupting flash if file is not found.
      • In case of corruption (extremely rare but could always happen), it's only a partial brick because no per console info ever gets erased so a hardware flasher could still be used if ever a recovery reboot was impossible.
      Usage Tips:
      1) Try using a LAN connection or a solid WiFi connection during exploitation. A weak signal can cause problems.
      2) If the exploit takes more than 5 minutes to work, reload page, browser, or restart console and try again.
      3) If you are using a LAN connection and experience network issues, make sure all cables to router are in working order.​

      Steps:
      1. Setup a small Web server on pc or smartphone. A custom miniweb application (from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/miniweb/files/) with small changes to the JaveScript, and supplied to host files if you would like to use it. Don't come to us for explanations about how to run a http server though. Google it.

      2. Extract the files from release to your http server root folder.
      2a- To use the miniweb.exe server, it is necessary to create a folder: htdocs
      2b- The files *.html and *.js included in the zip files should be copied/moved to htdocs
      3. Copy the "flsh.hex" file from release folder to root of flash drive.

      4. Put a FAT32 USB key in port closest to BD Drive (/dev_usb000).

      5. DOUBLE-CHECK your flash drive on XMB to make sure it shows up under Music, Photos, Videos, etc.

      6. Open the PS3 browser File Address window, write the IP address of your server (and the port if not 80) & press the Start button.

      7. Select the appropriate button for your console and wait for PS3 to power down. DO NOT STOP THE PROCESS ONCE STARTED!!

      8. Once PS3 has powered down, reboot console and install CFW matching OFW version. If installing through XMB does not work, boot to recovery and install.​

    • PS3 4.81/4.82 NAND/NOR Flash Dumper v1.0
      THE CORRECT FIRMWARE VERSION BETWEEN 4.81 and 4.82 IS AUTOMATICALLY SELECTED!

      UPDATE - ALSO Ported to earlier Official Firmware
      >>> Link

      PLEASE READ FIRST:
      • It's essential not to flood the browser memory with junk before running the exploit. The reason for this is that due to javascript core memory usage limitations we are scanning several times a small range of browser memory (a few Mb) to find some essential data in RAM, if the memory is flooded then the range to scan becomes much larger & the probabilities that our data is found in the smaller range decrease dramatically....
      • So in short, never use the browser or set a homepage you cancel before running the exploit! If you need to, set the homepage to 'blank', close the browser then reopen it to start the flash writer.

      v1.0.0 - Initial Release.
      • Supports Dumping NOR on both 4.81 & 4.82.
      • bguerville tried to produce a release that was easy to port & he succeeded. Anyone able to search for offsets in IDA can add support to any firmware version in the dumper in a matter of minutes.
      • For technical reasons, the Full NAND dumper release is postponed. We will now be focusing on self execution & if we succeed there will be no need for the extra ROP work to do the NAND dumper. If we fail, I will finish it in ROP.
      • A lot of time has been invested into making the javascript + UI more efficient, as well as the trigger phase faster & more stable. I hope you enjoy the result.
      Usage Tips:
      1) Try using a LAN connection or a solid WiFi connection during exploitation. A weak signal can cause problems.
      2) If the exploit takes more than 5 minutes to work, reload page, browser, or restart console and try again.
      3) If you are using a LAN connection and experience network issues, make sure all cables to router are in working order.​

      Steps:
      1. Setup a small Web server on pc or smartphone. A custom miniweb application (from: https://sourceforge.net/projects/miniweb/files/) with small changes to the JaveScript, and supplied to host files if you would like to use it. Don't come to us for explanations about how to run a http server though. Google it.

      2. Extract the files from release to your http server root folder.
      2a- To use the miniweb.exe server, it is necessary to create a folder: htdocs
      2b- The files *.html and *.js included in the zip files should be copied/moved to htdocs
      3. Put a FAT32 USB key in port closest to BD Drive (/dev_usb000).

      4. DOUBLE-CHECK your flash drive on XMB to make sure it shows up under Music, Photos, Videos, etc.

      5. Open the PS3 browser File Address window, write the IP address of your server (and the port if not 80) & press the Start button.

      6. The dumper will detect the firmware version of your console automatically & setup the code appropriately so there is only one version for both 4.81 & 4.82. Run until ps3 beeps & shutdown. The flash dump should be a 16MB file on your USB drive as dump.hex.​

    • Frequently Asked Questions & Additional Notes


      Any Noob Friendly Guides for OFW to CFW? APRROVED BY TEAM PS3Xploit


      Will this jailbreak my SuperSlim?
      • NO, (PS3Xploit has strong possibility to eventually evolve into a HEN style exploit (that aspect will take some additional development and time, at this time PS3Xploit exploit has not evolved enough)


      Is my Model Compatible & Which Writer does my console need (NOR or NAND)?


      Can I install a CFW before 4.82, such as Rebug 4.81 or an earlier CFW?

      • Yes, however you must Toggle QA Flag. Once the Token is activated you have the ability to then freely jump CFW versions. (see below for details)

      How do I Toggle QA Flag?

      • When on a CFW download & install >>> QA TOGGLER (Standalone), (Note: Will just show a black screen then reboot the PS3 and returns to xmb. A Restart is Required. After toggling QA, cfw syscalls will be disabled (meaning your CFW patches will be disabled until the next boot, so a reboot is required after the Toggler exits back to the XMB.) Additional Info about Q/A flag can be seen here ( & also @ PS3Devwiki)

      Should i use the "999 Downgrader" vs "Toggle QA" to install a different CFW?

      • No, installing the "999 downgrader" PUP can cause various issues like on a 3.56 minver console, it will brick the console, simply just Toggle the Q/A Flag and play it safe and is so simple to move from CFW versions (up and down from version to version).

      How do i know for sure if my PS3 Model is compatible ?

      • You must have a PS3 Console that has a Factory Firmware of 3.56 and below.
      • To check, its easy with this simple tool for OFW, Download minverchk.rar
      • Then place the .pup file on a FAT32 USB Flash Drive in a PS3/UPDATE folder (create path if needed)
      • Now on the PS3 XMB goto Setting ->> System Update >>> Update via Media Storage
      • Once shown on the list select the PUP and install, shortly after there will be a message showing the factory firmware the console was shipped,
      • For this we want 3.56 and below.
      • ANYTHING HIGHER THEN 3.56 IS NOT ABLE INSTALL A CFW. Sorry this will not work for your console, but there could be a HEN (Homebrew Enabler) possible for running homebrew, but additional research and time is needed for achievement, additional details can be read here.

      What is the basic purpose of the Writer & Dumper Tools Release?

      • The dumper is to get a backup of the nor chip
      • The writer is to jailbreak your console. (Adding a patch to OFW to allow CFW installation)

      Do I have to setup my own web server or can (has) someone host this?

      • For best results and security it's advised/recommended to setup a local web-server to execute the webkit exploit, The best Unofficial Host we have found is from developer RED and his page: http://redthetrainer.com/ps3/

      How to go from Ferrox 4.82 to Rebug 4.81?

      • .Question Raised Here , OR alternatively you can uses this UNOFFICIAL modified version of REBUG 4.81.2, that will install on 4.82 (without QA FLAG as it contains an edit to the syscon version) >>>> (View Tweet & Download Link)

      Where can i find the latest 4.82 CFW?


      Where can i find PS3 Homebrew?


      New to PS3 CFW Community (Have CFW now installed and want to know a bit more)?

      • Here is a thread being started in the forums, An Intro to CFW & PS3 Homebrew . Covers various basic of firmware types and some essential apps. The thread is a WIP so expect additional items to be added.

      PSX-Place Member @lord3490 Provided Some extra FAQ's.
      Q: my console just froze and nothing's happening for over 10 minutes
      • A: turn off console, the exploit failed.
        • 1. Make sure you got the correct file on USB thumb drive and it's formatted to fat32.
        • 2. Clean browser cache
        • 3. Set start page to about:blank (or your exploit host)
        • 4. Restart Browser
        • 5. Try again

      Q: the console shut down and beeped when using the exploit, however I'm getting an error when trying to install cfw?

      • A: there are a couple of possible reasons for that:
        • 1. Did you make sure you flashed the correct file (nand/nor)? See q/a above
        • 2. Try different 4.82 CFWs and make sure the md5 is correct after copying to fat32 thumb drive.
        • 3. Try a different USB thumb drive or reformat it.
        • 4. Make a backup and format internal HDD (I just read that solved the problem for one user).

      Q: when will there be a CFW or a HEN type of hack for newer ps3 models?

      • CFW (Custom Firmware): Not Possible
      • HEN (Homebrew Enabler): you may be able to use homebrew (even backup managers) later on. The devs are working on it and they won't be faster or release it earlier because you ask. The PS Vita / PlayStation TV use a HEN exploit (HENkaku) to give you a idea on what a HEN is for those of you who have followed the Vita Scene.
      • Keep dropping by this forum and you won't miss it once it's there. You will here it first from psx-place.com the official home of the PS3Xploit Team

      Q: okay, I got a cfw installed. What do I do now?

      • A: Read. There is a lot of information on this forum. Use search function for specific topics and check out this thread >> An Intro to CFW & PS3 Homebrew to get started.

      Q: where can I download games?

      • A: From PSN, for anything else you may want to read the forums rules! psx-place.com
      --------------------------------------------------------​


    Downloads:

    Courtesy of Team PS3Xploit:
    W (Javascript, Research & Testing)
    @esc0rtd3w (Debugging, Research & Testing)
    @habib (ROP & Debugging)
    @bguerville (ROP/Javascript & Debugging)


    From PSX-Place & Team PS3Xploit: Happy Holiday's !!!!
    (First Q1 of 2018 came early, but that was really supposed to be a surprise X-Mas Gift ;p )

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK & READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
     

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    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017

Comments

Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by STLcardsWS, Nov 21, 2017.

    1. 123!
      123!
      I have flsh.hex on root on 2 USB ports, they both show up on XMB and it still just freezes.
    2. chris
      chris
      once a CFW is on there then its the same as if you used a hardware flasher
    3. bguerville
      bguerville
      Are you even sure you are using /dev_usb001? You could be using a different port number..
      That's why we always use usb000 by default, the port closest to BD always get that port number. But you port is broken so....

      You made the changes in the file but if you are actually using a different port, it won't work. The USB device won't get detected & the exploit will hang...

      Iirc you should have a usb006 port on the left. You could replace \u302F by \u362F & attempt to use usb006 for instance.
      pelago likes this.
    4. 123!
      123!
      I honestly have no idea, reason why I asked. I have a PHAT AXX, the two outer USB are burnt out and only the inner two are workin. do you know what the inner two are?
    5. bguerville
      bguerville
      Without knowing you are testing blindly.
      2 ports dead & 2 working?
      Most likely 0 & 1 are dead.
      Try with 2 or 3...
      So replace \u302F with \u322F or \u332F.

      In theory, untested, you could use a memory card as well instead of usb by changing a few more bytes in the usb_fp string.
      Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
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    6. Mario95BG
      Mario95BG
      Can anyone help me and tell me how to do this webserver in step 1 ? the other things are easy but I don't understand this
    7. 123!
      123!
      I would be willin to try but I don't have any memory cards, but as for USB ports, it goes X - O - O - X.
      X as in burnt out, O as in fully functionin.
    8. aldostools
      aldostools
      A-First confirm with MinChkVer PUP that your console is compatible.
      * If your console is Super Slim or if it shows a min version equal to 3.60 or higher, your console is NOT compatible, and you will brick your console if you continue with the following steps.
      * If your PS3 Slim shows 3.56 or a lower version, you can continue.
      * If your PS3 is a phat model, IT IS compatible and don't need to check the min version.

      * Also verify what type of flash has your SKU model: NAND or NOR
      [​IMG]
      Link: http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/SKU_Models

      B-MAKE SURE that you put flsh.hex in the root of a pendrive in FAT32 format and you inserted it in the USB port closest to the Bluray drive (usb0) and that the external device is visible on XMB on the music/video/picture columns.

      * If the device does not show, the PS3 will freeze when you run the exploit. Restart the console and everything will be fine.
      * For a safest process, verify that the MD5 of flsh.hex on your USB is 8E156C99101BF36EC3EDB832982AE46D

      C-Web Server Setup:
      1-Extract the zip file of NAND/NOR Writer for 4.82 in a folder on the desktop
      2-Open the folder and create a new folder named: htdocs
      3-Select the files "nand-482.html", "nor-482.html" and "xp_rel_writer10.js", CUT the files and PASTE them inside the folder htdocs
      4-Run miniweb.exe server as administrator. Allow access if your firewall prompts for it.
      5- Access the server from the PS3 browser using the IP shown as host in the server window.
      Example: http://192.168.1.123:8000

      Or skip all these steps and simply use http://redthetrainer.com/ps3/ from the PS3 browser.

      D-Set the url for the NAND or NOR html as homepage of the PS3 browser, clean the cache, close the browser and open it again.

      * Alternatively set as homepage: http://redthetrainer.com/ps3/

      E-Click the button and wait until the process complete and the PS3 shutsdown. It should take no more than 10 minutes.

      * DO NOT STOP the process once it have been started.

      * If it takes more than 10 minutes or if it show success without turn off the PS3 automatically, restart the console and repeat the process again. You can repeat it multiple times, it eventually will work.

      F- If success, put any CFW 4.82 like Rebug 4.82.1 LITE or Rebug 4.81.2 REX with Syscon 4.82 on /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP in your usb pendrive and install it from XMB or recovery.

      For PS3 consoles with non-working BD drive, use REBUG 4.82.1 LITE NoBD.

      * Remember to eject any DISC from the Bluray drive before install CFW.
      * Once in CFW, enable the QA Flags... it will be useful if you need to change CFW later.
      * Also install Rebug Toolbox, enable Cobra and get your eid_root_key as one of the first things.
      * Create a new user without PSN and set it as default user. It will prevent accidental auto-login that could cause a ban from PSN.
      * Never login to PSN with syscalls enabled nor launch any homebrew while logged into PSN... Always use SEN Enabler, PSNpatch or webMAN MOD to disable the syscalls before play online.

      * Do not cheat if you go online and enjoy CFW!
      Last edited: Dec 5, 2017 at 3:21 PM
    9. 123!
      123!
      download miniweb > place miniweb folder anywhere you like > delete all files in htdocs subfolder > drop the necessary *.html and *js.
      goto miniweb folder > right click miniweb.exe > click properties > compatibility > run this program as adminstrator
      double click miniweb.exe and take notes of what ip address and port is assigned to you.
      I.E. 192.168.0.2:8000

      there are also tons of Youtube vids on how to do so. search 4.82 OFW
    10. shadowvz96
      shadowvz96
      hey man! i hope you're still up. i reinstalled the ps3xploit and failed several times, then ran the server, it failed, then said success and powered down my machine. now, when i try to reboot, my system beeps 2 times and powers down. am i bricked? please tell me not.
    11. shadowvz96
      shadowvz96
      i get a white light. is this a white light of death? oh gawsh, please tell me not!
    12. STLcardsWS
      STLcardsWS
      Added to FAQ ,
    13. STLcardsWS
      STLcardsWS
      Added, Thanks
    14. 123!
      123!
      whoo hoo! \u332F was a success with the 3rd USB port. you were an immense help. hopefully this'll help others who have wonky USB ports like I did. thanx to all who tried to help, thanx to all who were on the team and last but not least, thanx a million to bguerville!
      pelago, DeViL303, habib and 4 others like this.
    15. bitsbubba
      bitsbubba
      it's a brick, what model do you have?
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    16. 123!
      123!
      not sure if this is the correct place to ask but I've received help here so I'll give it a shot. when I try to downgrade to any older 4.81 CFW, it keeps givin me a data corrupt when it attempts to install? there is no disc and I've used MD5 to verify correct sizes. is there somethin I'm doin wrong?
    17. bitsbubba
      bitsbubba
      grab the newest REBUG Toolbox and enable QA Flag
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    18. 123!
      123!
      will that work even if I used Overlflow 4.82 CFW? tryin to downgrade to Rebug 4.81.2 Rex to see if it's a better CFW to utilize since I see everyone praisin it.
    19. bitsbubba
      bitsbubba
      I believe so if not I can find habib's QA toggle
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    20. 123!
      123!
      I've tried both. they'll install fine but as soon as I attempt to run the QA toggle, it'll pop up a black screen, freeze for a few minutes like it's tryin to run, then pop back to the XMB.

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