PS3 [SUCCESSFUL] 1.00 DEX on Converted "Phat" Retail PS3

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    Was wondering if this was do-able, since @Joonie made the Pasta CFW which is purely DEX firmware with patches, one of them being so that it's install-able on converted retail systems.

    So if it's do-able then is it possible to patch the 1.00 DEX firmware and install on "Phat" systems that have a MinVer of 1.00?
     
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    Just to see what would happen, i put the stock 1.00 DEX firmware update on a USB stick to see if would be grayed out or not, and it isn't, it's install-able like any other update would be.

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    I even put 095.001 on there as a control test, and obviously, it is grayed out because it's lower than the minimum version that the ps3 can have.
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    BUMP

    I have successfully installed 1.00 DEX Official Firmware on my CECHC03 system.
     
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    From that now you can install offical New Dex Firmware.
     
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    Really?
     
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    I Dont know. Can you test this for US?
     
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    I'll try, but im pretty sure that newer DEX firmwares have checks or something in the lv1ldr to prevent you from doing so.
     
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    Anyone got any packages that run on 1.00 or can point me to something that does? I literally have nothing to test on it with.
     
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    Also i have no idea what directory it is looking at for the "Install Package File" option under "System". I've tried every directory i can think of and it can't find them.
     
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    Debug menu install package files installs pkgs from dev_usb000 on cex, not sure about pure dex
     
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    You could try add package manager in an xml maybe, would not be surprised if it just worked.
     
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    Thats what ive tried doing, but theres no way for me to access the flash on a version this low nor repack a .pup with an edited .xml, i cant even run the rebug toolbox bc it tells me that i need to update the system.
     
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    Well, not that it will make much difference, but are you editing the param.sfo to say it only requires 1.00. Also try the oldest stuff out there that was built with official sdk, it would have most chance of working if anything at all will. Like blackbox ftp for example. Not sure though, it might need to be specially made with first sdk, i guess 1.00 is missing lots of functions that we had in 3.55, also not sure if keys are an issue on DEX.
     
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    Yeah i think you're right on that one. Tried editing the PARAM.SFO to 1.00, repacking the pkg to debug so it would actually install but still nope, just kicks out either the "80010007" or "80010017" error.
     
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    Oh i saw a French guy doing something similar with a retail CECHC04, put Debug 1.00 on it. Shame my CECHC04 died, and i didnt managed to change the bloody capacitors, oh well it would be a great experiment.
     
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    Not sure if you are interested in enabling widgets, but after this experiment, you could try going up to 2.80 which i think is last version to have widget support (see wiki), and see can you learn anything about them while on firmware that supports them fully. See if you can get them going and spoof them fake info etc.

    https://www.psdevwiki.com/ps3/Widgets
     
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    Yeah sure, was just about to go to 2.00 which is apparently the first version to have these widgets, so i'll definitely check em out.
     
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    Also, a cool thing i noticed is they implemented OtherOS as early as 1.50.

    EDIT: I think 1.50 is a good fw to be on to experiment with, because it's the first one that has a functional package installer (that i could find) and also working settings as well as OtherOS. (For some reason 2.00 doesn't connect to a network and even the network settings kick out an error when trying to access em.)
     
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