PS3 Advanced Power Options (v1.10) Released: A XMB MOD for all CFW & HEN

Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by STLcardsWS, Aug 18, 2019.

By STLcardsWS on Aug 18, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    A handy XMB (main menu) modification for the PlayStation 3 that is now compatible with either CFW (Custom FirmWare) or HEN (Homebrew ENabler) has been updated to v1.10 with a new name as well. This project has seen contributions from various developer's that include @DeViL303, @kozarovv, @mysis @Joonie and @lmn7 and collectively have created Advance Power Options (v1.10). This sleek mod allows for additional Power Options to be displayed and executed with ease from the comfort of the XMB. The new inclusions for your XMB will include a fast Shut Down (no conformation is asked), A Soft Reboot (a faster reboot, doesn't completely shutdown system) or a Hard Reboot (which shuts down slower, as it's a complete system restart). Plus, the mod provides a few additional Advanced Options and these include the ability to Reboot in Recovery Mode (which can be a handy feature, as the official method from Sony involves a process of holding the power button down on your console for awhile), If you desire even faster access to a few functions within the Recovery Mode the devs have you covered here as well as there is options to Rebuild Database or Check the File-System on reboot by selection those included options on the XMB as well. For HEN user's that about sums up things, but CFW user's you have one more additional function which is optional but Also included is an optional pkg to Boot into OtherOS. Overall, this is a great collection of work and a superb modification for your PS3's XMB to add new functionality. View a preview of this mod before installing it, by checking out the developer's YouTube video included below (video coverage is of v1.04) to get an idea of what this mod is all about for CFW and now HEN user's also.


    • Advanced Power Options for all CFW & HEN
      Should work universally on all CFW and HEN.

      New features in v1.10:

      • Used a sprx that is signed with 3.55 keys to work on HEN
      • Now universally compatible with HEN and all CFW.
      • No changes for CFW users so no need to update

      Now works on HEN and CFW so I have changed the name to "Advanced Power Options" and increased the version to v1.10.
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      HEN and CFW users, Make sure you have dev_blind mounted to install this. Otherwise you will get a 8001003A error and it will fail to install properly.

      FYI HEN users: The shutdown option is the only one that will work without HEN enabled. If you try to use the reboot options it will kick you to Recovery Mode, if that happens just press the PS button.
      CFW users: This installs a Boot OtherOS pkg to dev_hdd0/packages/ obviously that is only for CFW so if you dont need it, or are on HEN, then just delete that pkg.

      Power Options:
      • Reload XMB
      • Shut Down (no confirmation)
      • Soft Reboot
      • Hard Reboot
      • Advanced Options
      • >> Reboot into a Database Rebuild
      • >> Reboot into a Filesystem Check
      • >> Reboot into Recovery Mode (NOR)
      • >> Reboot into Recovery Mode (NAND)
      • >> Boot into OtherOS (Optional package built in, install from system storage to add)

      Optional (CFW):
      After installing this, you wil find a new Boot OtherOS package in your package manager > System Storage, install that if you want the Boot OtherOS icon to show inside the advanced options menu.

      Thanks to @aldostools and @lmn7 for research on the "force install to" packages. I think I am going to be using them a lot from now on. :)
      Thanks to @mysis for the xai plugin, @Joonie for the BootOtherOS pkg @kozarovv for the reload xmb app, and thanks to @Bobby_Downgrades for the original idea. Also thanks to lmn7 for the custom tool that repacked the pkg.​

    Download Page: Advanced Power Options (v1.10)

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019


Discussion in 'PS3 News' started by STLcardsWS, Aug 18, 2019.

    1. SoJustMe
      Wow thats great to have , thank you
      DeViL303 likes this.
    2. joe musashi
      joe musashi
      will you guys please add hibernate like ps4 some times i want to go but i can't live my ps3 work so i need that feature
    3. ramzidz15
    4. atreyu187

      It's not possible with PS3. It has been looked into and the reason the PS4 has it is that Sony built it into the firmware. We can't write a firmware so without Sony adding which will never happen we won't have this as it isn't something that can be patched in unfortunately.
    5. MrMario2011
      Awesome work!
      esc0rtd3w and DeViL303 like this.
    6. johnyb
      does it work in han?
      ramzidz15 likes this.
    7. ramzidz15
      kkk NO FOR HEN AND CFW Do not read the publication
      DeViL303 likes this.
    8. LuanTeles
      @DeViL303 why not implement it for Hen users like HEN TOOLbox or HFW settings?

      so the Options that doesnt work without hen enabled will not appear
      Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
      Louis Garry, DeViL303 and Niander466 like this.
    9. LuanTeles
      Actually its possible, hope a dev develops it in the future XD, better than this is a mod that makes the usb power always on =P like the wake up on lan feature does on debug settings

      letting the wifi and syscon settings working in a kinda of rest mode
      Niander466 likes this.
    10. DeViL303
      It would need to be integrated into the hfw_settings.xml for that feature and that has its own issues, for example when HEN is updated/installed it will remove the mod. Also there would be no shutdown option on the XMB without HEN enabled. Finally it would no longer be universal for CFW and HEN.
      LuanTeles likes this.
    11. joe musashi
      joe musashi
      you can try do it then how you can add those features on advanced power options
      Last edited: Aug 25, 2019
    12. iKnowi'mAwesome13
      i would really like to download this but i would prefer to have a confirmation message on shutdown because sometimes i accidentally press random stuff and also how can i use the otherOS feature???
    13. DeViL303
      Shutdown is in a submenu, so it still takes button 2 presses to shutdown the PS3, that's the only option for now.

      For OtherOS, just install.Setup OtherOS using the usual methods and then install the Boot OtherOS pkg and it will just work.

      Note: OtherOS can not be installed on HEN.
    14. atreyu187

      Those are calls that can be done via other means that are within the PS3's firmware.
    15. CFW-Us3r
      King of XMB mods ;).
      DeViL303 likes this.
    16. iKnowi'mAwesome13
      i did install it and for some reason the boot into otheros pkg file gets automatically deleted even if i reinstall it. how can i fix this?? i'm on rebug 4.84.2 dex
    17. DeViL303
      Automatically deleted? Sounds like your PS3 has a serious issue. I don't know anything about that. I am on Rebug 4.84 and my console does not automatically delete any pkgs I install, The OtherOS option shows up here when I install the Boot_into_OtherOS.pkg.
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    18. iKnowi'mAwesome13
      it can't be a ps3 issue because if i put other pkg files into the dev_hdd/packages folder they stay there intact
    19. DeViL303
      Well what do you want me to say? When you install the pkg, it copies a pkg called Boot_into_OtherOS_v1.00.pkg to dev_hdd0/packages/ .

      Here is a screenshot of the contents of the pkg which I just freshly downloaded and extracted:

      Here is a screenshot of my dev_hdd0/packages/ folder before installing this:

      Here is a screenshot of my dev_hdd0/packages/ folder after installing this:

      Not really anything I can do, I know of no possible way for a pkg to automatically delete itself. Never ever heard of anything like it in 10 years of XMB modding.

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