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

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    UPDATE (Jan 2017): v2.0 update has been released
    IMPORTANT UPDATE (MARCH-2019) v3.0.1 was released providing support for 4.84 HFW (a new hybrid firmware that restores PS3Xploit for 4.84 OFW user's (See Link to HFW))

    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 (Beware of Imposter's)
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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 *****
      WARNING: USE THE PROVIDED flsh.hex AS IS. DON'T PATCH IT OR MODIFY IT OR YOU WILL 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 FAQs, to which the PS3Xploit team also added information.
      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. Use an ethernet cable connection instead of WiFi.
        • 3. Double check your local Web server configuration & logs to see if it is not simply failing to send files to the ps3. A http server could fail for many reasons, bad configuration, bad permissions, Windows firewall options, AV software, router settings etc....
        • 4. Clean browser cache
        • 5. Set ps3 browser homepage to about:blank (or to your exploit Web page)
        • 6. Restart Browser
        • 7. 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. Install OFW 4.82 two times in a row then apply the patch using the PS3Xploit flash writer & finally install a 4.82 CFW. That should always solve the issue.
        • 5. As a last resort, 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
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    Downloads:


    IMPORTANT UPDATE (MARCH-2019) v3.0.1 was released providing support for 4.84 HFW (a new hybrid firmware that restores PS3Xploit for 4.84 OFW user's (See Link to HFW)


    Courtesy of Team PS3Xploit:

    W (Javascript, Research & Testing)
    @esc0rtd3w (Debugging, Research & Testing)
    @habib (ROP & Debugging)
    @bguerville (ROP/Javascript & Debugging)
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019

Comments

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

    1. Phil
      Phil
      anything you need to ask just ask on here trust me there's a lot more people more experienced than me that can help you just respect the rules and fire away
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    2. cjahahirdriss
      cjahahirdriss
      Is that method work on ps3 on 4.82 ofw?
    3. bguerville
      bguerville
      The answer is in this thread title!
      I suggest you read the OP however note that this thread describes v1.0 of the ps3xploit Flash Writer which is now obsolete & unsupported. You should refer to the forum thread about ps3xploit tools v2.0 instead & check ps3xploit.com as well.
      Read & follow the v2.0 instructions carefully if you are going to use this tool, user errors can lead to partial bricks & not all console models are compatible with CFW jailbreak!
    4. cjahahirdriss
      cjahahirdriss
      Ohh thank you.
    5. sandungas
      sandungas
      The NOR/NAND/eMMC are different types of flash memory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_memory
      I use to say that are a "chip" soldered in the motherboard for people to get the idea that is a motherboard component, so if there is some corruption or problem at the time you are writing in it you are in problems because is not easy to repair it

      The dumper/writer are the 2 programs used to access flash, the dumper is a "reader"
      In theory you need to make a backup of the original flash contents (with the dumper) before writing any data in it, this way you have a valid backup of your flash contents (with 100% official sony code and all your unique identifyers of your machine)
      After that... you can write the exploit... and pray :P
      The dumpers are 100% safe to use because only does "reading" functions... the dangerous step of the process is when you "write" in flash
      As someone said the other day in the forum... "measure twice and cut once" :D

      And the CEX/DEX are the different PS3 "families"
      CEX are retail... the PS3 models you could buy on a shop
      DEX are debug... for developers, only available by buying them directly from sony under a expensive license

      The hardware of CEX and DEX is exactly the same, the difference is only from software, at some point it was published a way to convert a CEX to DEX (or the other way around), but this is not posible to do in HAN so dont worry about it
    6. cjahahirdriss
      cjahahirdriss
      Thank u so much bro, I got it all.
    7. STLcardsWS
      STLcardsWS
      interesting to note.

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      Update:

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    8. sandungas
      sandungas
      1.000.000 - Unlocked hackssacre mode
      jolek, STLcardsWS and esc0rtd3w like this.
    9. Ext_0l1s
      Ext_0l1s
      Hey everyone, I reported a problem way back, turns out it was my own error. Bought a new console then did the exploit again worked like a charm.
      I unfortunately have a new problem that doesn't actually pertain to the exploit. You see I haven't used my console in awhile. Today I decided to change the hard drive(btw I don't remember what firmware was on the console before hand) Afterwards I decided to try and reinstall firmware on to the console. No firmware I try works. It requires update version 2.16+ in normal boot and 2.5+ in safe mode. I remember having a higher firmware than that on it, before I upgraded the HDD.(the old HDD failed). Anything above update version 4.0+ gives "No applicable update data was found" and anything below 4.0 gives the data corrupted error. Any help would be great thanks.
      P.s ~ I've tried six USB sticks and two different hdds with no avail.
    10. esc0rtd3w
      esc0rtd3w
      @Ext_0l1s its in DEX mode. install a DEX CFW such as Rebug DREX
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    11. Ext_0l1s
      Ext_0l1s
      Ah, the one thing that I have not tried.
      Thank you, will update this with any results.
      :adoration:
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    12. Dubravac
      Dubravac
      flsh.hex 4.83 Please
    13. bguerville
      bguerville
      Getting a new hex file would not help you. The Flash Writer 2.0 is not compatible with 4.83 so you would not be able to apply the hex patch.
      You need to wait for an update (the hex file would be provided with it anyway) or use a hardware flasher if you can't wait.
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    14. Thunder
      Thunder
      My Model is CECH-2004A on firmware 4.82 is it supported for this way, I tried the MinVerChk but I am getting Error 8002F2C5
    15. unseen
      unseen
      You can dump your firmware using Ps3xploit Tools v2.0 and check the dump with PyPS3checker.
      It will tell you your minimum version.

      p.s. 2000 series are exploitable models.
    16. Thunder
      Thunder
      Thanks , i had dumpd the file and run the PyPS3checker
      The Revokation_region says 3.55 and 3.50
      The CoreOS_rrgion says 4.81and 4.82 CEX/SEX OFW

      Is that means i can proceed
      Also i noticed that version 4.83 is still not compatible with the xploit tools, is this means i should stick with version 4.82 till that fixed?
    17. jetuaime81
      jetuaime81
      Try reinstalling 4.82 OFW twice; it is a requirement and mentioned in flashing tutorial anyway. then run minvercheck and see. I havent seen minvercheck pop an error.


      MAKE SURE ITS 4.82 OFW file.
    18. bguerville
      bguerville
      Ok. You can proceed with jailbreak.
      Follow carefully all the instructions in the post linked below, do not omit any detail, everything is essential for the operation to even if it doesn't look like it to you.
      http://www.psx-place.com/threads/an...2-0-w-flash-writer-or-ps3xploit-han-3-0.16767

      Do not update to OFW 4.83, even after the jailbreak. If you do, you will no longer be able to ps3xploit tools, at least until an update comes out.
    19. Thunder
      Thunder
      Thanks alot,

      Last two questions :)
      The PS3 has downloaded the 4.83 but i didn’t installed it, should i format the device to make sure it will not popups again or after installing the cfw it will go?
      The second one is that i have psn plus linked, is this will be efect my device, shull i un activate it, i had some paid games on the hard disk that i doesn’t one to loose them
      What is the write proceduer for my case
    20. paun
      paun
      Hello, im new and noob :tranquillity: but i jaillbraek my PS3 whit 4.82CFW and dont know whit games. I like to ask can i play hack games whit small CFW on ps3 4.82
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