PS3 Block Xil XMB items cleanly and simply (Singstar, Spotify etc)

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    Here is a new method i discovered for blocking each categories xil items individually, its easy to do via ftp, or any file copier.

    This would work on OFW too as far as i know, if you was to delete the folder with the file explorer, and then copy the dummy file manually.

    Basically in your dev_hdd0/tmp/explore/xil2/ folder, it looks like this:


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    Well I recently discovered if you delete any of those folders and replace it with a blank file of the same name it completely blocks all downloads related to that category. So this is incredibly easy to do. For example, Just delete the game folder and replace it with the game file from the attached zip, singstar will be gone. (Reboot required)


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    This would be very easy to add to webman, or rebug toolbox or any app etc as an added feature. (@Joonie @aldostools not sure if you would be interested in this method?), Im not sure how webman blocks singstar now, its possible it already uses this method.

    I have included these patches as XMB items in my new mod CFW Toolbox v1.00 too.

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    You should have special title right under the nick: PS3 XML Master.
    ;p
     
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    @Berion @DeViL303 you both did awesome jobs on XMB modification. so far I've been enjoying theme stuff :)
     
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    Bonus with the method, it does not mess with priority singstar pkgs at all like some other methods such as editing the category_game.xmls to remove the entry. They will still show normally using this method.
     
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    You know whats funny, if you do an image search for "ps3 XMB", about half the images are my custom mod screenshots with your icons , and basically no results show official xmb screenshots. :)
     
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    Thanks,
    Always hated that bloatware.
     
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    This new method is very interesting because it's requires less code, reducing the memory footprint needed, which is always welcomed ;)

    In this test build I implemented your new method for "Remove SingStar icon",
    https://www.sendspace.com/file/n2mvfb

    @Joonie I also made changes in how the /dev_ntfs setting in /setup.ps3 is interpreted.
    In previous versions it required to have at least one USB device checked. Now it allows to scan NTFS if checked alone.
    Also I implemented a way to detect if the /refresh.ps3 is called by the prepNTFS application, skipping the internal prepNTFS which was deleting the files cached and duplicating the scanning.

    In sMAN GUI I added a visual change: /setup.ps3 now shows a small triangle next to the collapsable sections,
     
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    Nice :) I hope to see no more "games not showing" issues :)
     
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    Hi,

    First, Thank you for your efforts.

    I am using the latest Webman Mod Lite. Is there an option to remove a SingStar icon (and any other bloatware?). I can't find it...
     
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    I'm not sure if that option exists in webMAN Mod Lite.

    Go to webMAN setup icon on PS3, or visit your PS3s IP from PC > Then click 1. Setup > 2. WebMAN MOD Setup > 3. Remove Singstar icon.

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    it exist only in Full Edition
     
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    Thank you, that is correct. I do not really need full edition features, except this one. I guess I will upgrade.
     
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    Here's a simple solution!! Use webman
     
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    There is another way to remove Singstar, you can edit your dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/category_game.xml to remove this entry, if you're on Rebug REX/DREX or DEX FW you should remove it from your category_game_tool2.xml too.

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    If you read this thread at all you will see that the creator of webman mod has replied, and implemented this method into webMAN MOD, So yeah, use webMAN MOD. :D

    And if you dont/cant use webMAN MOD for any reason, then use this method manually like I said.

     
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    Tried that before and as i remember with Priority_ON for mmCM it cause multiman to be invisible in Game Category and YouTube in TV Category
     
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    Yep that method effects priority apps. Editing the xml is the worst way really, the method in the first post is best IMO.
     
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    But the PS3 sometimes replace the dummy 0KB files with the working xil folders
     
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    Ok, not sure how it worked for me then.
     
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    me too héhé
     
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    If i remember right... you replaced a file by a folder
     
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