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PS3 Checker always reports 1 danger after installing HFW 4.85.1

Discussion in 'PS3Xploit CFW Installer ( PS3 25XX Models & Lower)' started by rob2081, Jan 20, 2020.

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    Littlebalup now has the link to my dump.hex... If you wanna have a closer look at it too... I still cannot pm someone... ;)

    Btw... I slowly begin to believe that some aliens must have done some kind of weird experiments to my poor fatty before it came to me...
     
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    It would be interesting to see if Sony missed something here and left us some goodies. Any luck here determining what this is?
     
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    It's 0xFFE000 to 0xFFFFFF inclusive, so 0x2000 in size (16 blocks of 512 bytes each).
    But in fact the data seems to end at 0xFFEDB7 and 0xFFEDB8 to 0xFFFFFF is 0x00 filled (instead of 0xFF filled).

    I can say there is no sign of refurbished in the dump. And those data are not a repetition of any other data present in the dump. However it may have been data repetition of an old FW coreOS.

    Here those 16 block extracted from the dump for anyone wants to have a look.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/34altyk7ie536w2/strange last 16 blocks from a dia-002.bin
     
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    Ok, now does that mean, my dump is ok for backup purpose and I can now go on to installing the cfw? Big thx to all you guys by the way!!
     
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    Yes. Using ps3xploit writer (NOR).

    Now you know that "strange thing" is here. It shouldn't have any influence anyway as the console lives with it since a while I think.
    You may "clean" your NOR by using an hardware flasher but it's to take useless risks.
     
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    Haha, dont worry, whoever that was that aliens had a sony license, lol

    I think is imposible to do that by unnofficial means, i mean well... we can do it but doesnt makes sense at all
    Your bootloader is unique for you, is encrypted with a unique key that only works with the CELL processor of your PS3, and we dont know that key so... is completly pointless to try to replace the bootloader

    Anyway... incase of replacing it by unnoficial means... the new bootloaer is going to be pretty much the same size so mostly they would overrite each other and it "should" not left much gargabe after it

    Dunno, but dont worry about that garbage located after your bootloader... your PS3 is not going to read that bytes ever so his contents doesnt matters
     
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    When i was reading the thread and thinking in it the first thing that came to mind is that garbage should belong to a bootloader... most probably a different version, this would explain the difference of sizes, because bootloaders from different versions could have different sizes

    Then i figured we could try to identify the bootloader version that generated that gargabe
    I guess by looking at the garbage bytes itself we are not going to find anything because is encrypted stuff

    But we know his size, right ?... because we know the garbage ends at 0xFFEDB8
    There is some bootloader version documented that matches with that size ?
    I remember there is a page in psdevwiki with a list of bootloader sizes, but i dont remember which one, and probably is an incomplete list... but im wondering if your flash tools have some info about that bootloaders sizes
     
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    Good idea but no.
    It would need a bootldr with size 0x3EDB8.
    The biggest bootldr, seen on latest super slim, is size 0x301F0.
    Regular DIA-002 bootldr size is 0x2EE70 or 0x2EF80.
     
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    yeah i just did the same thing and checker had one warning after turning off my ps3 the light just turns red then green then off
     

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