This is just a patch! You need to get Official Firmware 4.40 from Sony yourself, then use this patch on it. -PB
I'm not much for writing news stories, so I added pretty colors and underlines and stuff. Anyway, Mirala Tijera a spanish dev has released his latest CFW for 4.40. He is usually the first when it comes to making a CFW out of the latest Sony firmware.
This CFW is great for users with a broken ps3 blu ray drive so I've been told and makes discless compatibility better. His CFW is also different in the fact that it's released as a patch and not a FULL "normal" CFW. You basically get the official firmware of the same version and use his patch.
Also as a bonus a new Iris Manager has been relased along with this from fellow spanish dev estwald for use with 4.40 CFW. Ok I'll shut up now, enjoy
sys_init_osd (special LEED)
lv1 peek / poke
lv2 peek / poke
Syscon patched hash
nas_plugin patched (install pkg's)
explore_plugin patched (Original Install Package Files)
appldr, lv2 hash
Functional QA flag:-D
You can reinstall the cfw on itself and can be installed from 4.31 miralatijera, and theoretically from any cfw (mine only confirmed)
3.0.1 Core integrated (installed nosearch flag for the problem of synchronization of the controls / dev_usb000/flags/nosearch)
sys_init_osd no longer exists, is completely replaced by CORE
Led always green (for now)
bugs: no controller BDEMU nonfunctional nonfunctional otheros
Iris Manager 2.22 with 4.40 payload included and ported to this release the sources I give them to estwald to upload it to the git
The creation process is identical to the previous cfw created by me ...
morning or this afternoon I will update the core to add bdemu without controller and the rest remains to carry the core;-)
Team REBUG is on war-path this week with 'hot' much needed releases. Earlier today they released their REBUG Update Package 0.1 for their own firmwares, but now again 'hot on the heels' of Sony big v4.40 OFW release, comes a new PSN spoofer for all Sony PS3 Customer Firmware consoles, allowing anyone running any version or make of CFW from 4.21 to 4.31 to trick their Sony Playstation 3 console into pretending to be a legit Sony v4.40 system.
Originally Posted by Cyberskunk
***** THIS ALLOWS PSN ACCESS *** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK ***** *********** THIS WILL NOT WORK ON REBUG FIRMWARE *********** ******** YOU MUST BE SPOOFED TO ACCESS PSN ********
4.40 Version Spoofer 2.3 for 4.21 CEX/DEX, 4.30 CEX/DEX, 4.31 CEX. The app backs up your current files before activating the spoof, then auto reboots.
Press L1+CROSS to INSTALL 4.40 Version Spoof files to your PS3
Press L1+CROSS to ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE (System will reboot)
Press L1+CIRCLE to UNINSTALL (this will deactivate the spoofer, remove the spoof files from dev_flash and reboot if needed)
NOTE: Please do not email us about game compatibility. Some may just require a simple PARAM.SFO edit to get past the latest game update, others may not work at all because the game NEEDS the newer files.
For more info, please see their official Rebug Crunching release thread:
Sony has patented a method to award trophies to users, even for games that don't natively support them...
Sony has filed -yet another- new patent which details different methods of offering trophies to users.
Called “Method and Apparatus for awarding trophies”, the patent explains a way to award trophies, even for games that don't natively support them...
“A method and apparatus for adding trophy support games that do not have trophies without modifying the original game,” the patent states.
“The method and apparatus are used to detect particular disk access, use the detected disk access as potential trophy triggers in games, and recognize the triggers while a game is played. Trophies are awarded based on the triggers, and the awarded trophies are stored.”
The diagram above also gives an idea of how it works:
“A method for assigning one or more trophies to a user, comprising: accessing media content; defining one or more trophies; defining a trigger associated with the media content; detecting the trigger during media content access; and assigning the one or more trophies to a user account that is associated with the user in response to the detected trigger.”
And, here's another one:
This one was filed in September last year and was published today.
You can take a look at the full patent application HERE!
Hot on the heels of Sony releasing v4.40 OFW, Team REBUG has released an UPDATE package for their CFW firmware users!
Here is all the juicy details from Cyber himself on how you can get backing into online gaming:
Originally Posted by Cyberskunk
***** THIS ALLOWS PSN ACCESS *** USE AT YOUR OWN RISK ***** **** FOR REBUG 4.30.x ONLY ** FOR REBUG 4.30.x ONLY **** **** YOU MUST BE IN REBUG MODE TO ACCESS PSN ****
This will update REBUG’s version spoof files to 4.40 to and allow connection to PSN.
UPDATER WILL PERFORM THE FOLLOWING TASKS Update the current version spoof files to 4.40 with PSN access
INSTALL 1: Install Rebug_Update_Package.pkg file from XMB 2: Run Rebug Update Package from the [Games] menu 3: Follow the on screen prompts 4: PS3 will reboot if needed when finished
NOTE: Once the PS3 has rebooted you can delete Rebug Update Package from your XMB as it is not needed. NOTE: Please do not email us about game compatibility. Some may just require a simple PARAM.SFO edit to get past the latest game update, others may not work at all because the game NEEDS the newer files.
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This one allows you to decrypt and encrypt the ISO.BIN.ENC.
The GUI is now at v1.3. Take a look at the changelog for all the recent updates:
Changes in 1.3:
- Added support for the VMC/VME commands.
- Added /? to display the command line syntax.
Changes in 1.2:
- Fixed the patch that writes the new image size and image type in the LIMG header.
- Now displays the 16 bytes of the LIMG header when the image is opened.
- Now allows to add the LIMG sector to the end of image.
- Changed the GUI to a "tabbed look".
Changes in 1.1:
- Added support for drag & drop and command line interface (CLI) -> pass the full path of the image as parameter.
- Added support for auto decryption if a PKG is selected or passed as parameter.
- RAP files are auto copied to the RAPS folder if they are present in the same folder of the PKG or in a "exdata" folder
- Pad verification (for multiple of 0x4000) now asks if you want to add the required padding when needed.
- Image type (CD or DVD) is now detected and displayed on the GUI
- Added option to patch the image with the file size and image type (CD or DVD)
The program looks for the LIMG header in the offset (File Size - 0x4000), and changes the 4 bytes size (in big endian format) to:
(Image Size - 0x4000) \ 0x800 for DVD and sets 8th byte to 1. Bytes 15-16 are set to 08 00
(Image Size - 0x4000) \ 0x930 for CD and sets 8th byte to 2. Bytes 15-16 are set to 09 30
For more info, see the included README file in the download.
Additionally, Aldo has updated his Collection of tools with new versions of "PS3 Cheats Editor", "Bruteforce Save Data", and "PKG ContentID". For the full changelog, check out Aldo's official website linked below.