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

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It appears that PS3xploit has released a method to install CFW from OFW 4.82. This has been rumored for a while and appears to have become a reality.
 

Words from the source:

 

"Important -- AVOIDING A 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.



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 has been created by Aldo, 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.

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."

 

 

 

This is very exciting news as anyone with a hackable can now enjoy CFW without a hardware downgrader. At this time 3000 models and super slims are not supported. Do not attempt it on these models as you will brick

 

Source: http://www.psx-place.com http://www.psx-place.com/threads/ps3xploit-now-install-cfw-from-4-82-ofw-nor-nand-software-flash-writer-nor-dumper-released.15500/

 

 

 

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Party time!

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I had some problems with the ps3 crashing as soon as I got the success message. It didn't turn off it just froze. I think this had to do with my controller being plugged in at the same time as the USB stick. Nothing to it..... I have a 4.82 CFW installing now on a slim.

Thank you team ps3xploit. It has been a long time since I have had a CFW PS3. Someone literally just gave me this ps3 a week ago. 

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2 hours ago, BobbyBlunt said:

I had some problems with the ps3 crashing as soon as I got the success message. It didn't turn off it just froze. I think this had to do with my controller being plugged in at the same time as the USB stick. Nothing to it..... I have a 4.82 CFW installing now on a slim.

Thank you team ps3xploit. It has been a long time since I have had a CFW PS3. Someone literally just gave me this ps3 a week ago. 

Your slim is 25xx? What is the minverchk?

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Amazing stuff, no more worrying about kids accidentally updating to OFW.

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People have been asking me about rebug. Current rebug is fw 4.81. This tutorial will take you from 4.82 OFW to 4.82 CFW. If you want rebug you will have to follow a few steps to downgrade since you cant install a lower FW without some work. It is all done via software and isn't hard to do.

once on 4.82 you will want to install the toggle qa package and run it. You can verify that it worked properly by highlighting network settings, and pressing L1, L2, L3, R1, R2, and down on the dpad at the same time. If QA is toggled successfully doing this should give you new options on the XMB.

 

After you have QA toggled you will want to install the downgrade pup. I used rogeros downgrade pup, but rebug also has a 999 downgrader pup as well.

 

Once that is installed you will be on 3.55 again but you will need to fix the version number in syscon. You will yet again install another fw. For this I installed an older rogero CFW. That will fix syscon, but will put your version well under 4.81.

 

Once you have followed all of these steps you can proceed to install rebug CFW. IMO rebug is the best CFW out there. It is hands down the most feature rich and has a lot of advanced options.

 

You cannot downgrade straight from 4.82 to 4.81 without following these steps. I followed this method last night and now have rebug 4.81. Remember that rebug isn't for everyone. Some people get intimidated by all the options it has.

 

You can use the following guide as a reference. Most of you already know how to downgrade while on a CFW, but I figured there will be some people completely new to the things some of us have had for years.

 

https://www.se7ensins.com/forums/threads/how-to-downgrade-to-4-78-cfw-from-4-80-cfw-rebug.1510522/#post-12190686 just ignore the title. I used this guide since it had the needed downloads listed without having to make an account. Basically you will be installing 1 pkg, and 3 pups. Install qa toggle, run it, install the downgrader update, install rogero to fix syscon, then install rebug.

I have been away from the world of MFW ps3s for a while so if someone has an easier method please share with the new guys. This worked fine for me. A simple install of rebug from 4.82 does not work, but the method listed above worked great for me

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2 hours ago, Bereuza said:

Amazing stuff, no more worrying about kids accidentally updating to OFW.

that is still a possibility. I have a feeling Sony will release another update. They do update dead/dying consoles just to stop our fun. For now the door is wide open, but I am sure Sony will slam it shut once again. Just be careful becasue if a 4.83+ is released, that closes this exploit, then hardware flashers may be needed again so if you do accidentally update, then the only way to go back would be via hardware.... which is what the scene has had to do for a long time. Count this as a blessing. No one ever thought we would see a software solution and no one would have ever imagined we would have a different entry point besides 3.55. I doubt we will see another exploit when sony does eventually decide to push a new update. Good news is that it isn't hard to keep your system from updating. 

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4 hours ago, Bereuza said:

Amazing stuff, no more worrying about kids accidentally updating to OFW.

 

until patched,

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Yeah, temporary bliss most likely not worrying about accidental online updates, but I'm curious about Phony's approach regarding this new release. They forgot about the PS3 for a whole year and released 4.82 mere days after the dumper was out and still no patch, very weird coincidence if that's what it was.

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19 hours ago, STLcardsWS said:

 

until patched,

i think it well take time before patched,

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6 hours ago, 3absiso said:

i think it well take time before patched,

this is sony we are talking about. Look at the vita.... pretty much dead, but they will make sure to update it to stop anyone from having any kind of fun. I give it a week... tops

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I posted about rebug and the steps I took to get back to rebug 4.81.2 from 4.82 and now that has even been improved. Now you can run the exploit, and once it has ran succesfully you can use this to update straight to rebug. The syscon version has been changed to allow easy installation without the steps I listed above

 

https://twitter.com/OfficialThibobo/status/934140012450467840

 

http://www.mediafire.com/file/yt5ph1ujrhkp3ct/Rebug+4.81.2+REX+4.82Syscon+Thibobo.PUP

 

Rebug is the most feature rich of all the available MFWs Thibobo just made it easier for you guys to install it using the 4.82 exploit. It has been confirmed working by many people including esc0rtd3w

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