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

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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. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Great! Gonna give this a try :)
      DeViL303 likes this.
    2. DeViL303
      Do , Its updated to v1.11 now with new screensaver mode :)

      DOWNLOAD v1.11


      • Added screensaver mode to advanced options - Loads a full screen transparent background in the browser with no icons and no blur, thanks to @xp3riments for the offline JS to do that.
      • Moved Reload XMB app into the advanced options sub menu.
      • Removed the NAND recovery mode option, NAND users can use v1.10 if they really need that.
      • Slipstreamed category_user_login.xml by linking it back to the main xml.

      Can be nice if you have a nice wave mod enabled like this:

      T.A.U, Algol and sb00 like this.
    3. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Just about to install it! :)
      Thanks Devil303!
    4. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Hi Devil303 just tried to install it gives me an error. I know you said you need to enable dev blind how do you do that?
      Im on 4.85 with spycobra cfw.
      Thanks in advance.
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    5. DeViL303
      The only way I can think of is with webman mod. There is an option in webman mod settings for it.

      Do you have webman mod?
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    6. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Hi Devil cheers for your reply.
      No just Sman.
      I had webman before but didnt like it as it gave me lots of errors when i had my other slim with rebug.
    7. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Sorry posted on wrong thread. Typing on phone.
      Last edited: Sep 23, 2019
    8. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Just checked sman doesn't seem to have the option to enable dev blind although i remember seeing something like that before even with sman before with my dead ps3 that was running rebug 4.82.
      Maybe the spycobra doesnt enable it or something but thats ok i can live without it.Anyways thanks for this mod Devil.
    9. DeViL303
      I don't know much about sMAN so cant help. webMAN works fine nomrally, I would say you had an another issue.

      Enabling dev_blind should be a native feature in all CFW really in 2019.
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    10. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Ok found it.
      Its on multiman and its the last option on settings just enable write access to dev flash. Installed it just deleted the boot to other os. ;)
      Props to psx scene for info and Devil 4 this homebrew.
      Power options oh yeah and new coldboot sound?
      I like!
    11. DeViL303
      That's cool you got sorted.

      There shouldn't be any change to the coldboot sound after installing this, at least there is not meant to be. Maybe you installed something else?
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    12. Filipe Santos
      Filipe Santos
      Thats strange that you mentioned it maybe i havent noticed thats just the spycobra boot sound but thanks for letting me know it wasnt your mod :)
    13. CNY
      How can I remove it?
    14. DeViL303
      The simplest way would be to copy these 2 xmls to dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/. That will leave a few icons on flash but no harm leaving them there until you are reinstalling FW again someday.

      The most thorough way to remove it would be to reinstall CFW.

      Attached Files:

        File size:
        798 bytes
    15. mydi
      can you help me remove it on HEN, i think my siblings will mess up with this
    16. DeViL303
      Use the xmls in the post above yours, above, put them into dev_rewrite/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/ and reboot.

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