The time has come to return to talk about edit software for Playstation 3after a long time.
In particular, this guide dedicated to those who still have the custom firmware kmeaw 3.55 (or versions of Rogero CFW <= 4.50) and want to update the console to custom firmware 4.50 to be able to play their own backup copies of the latest titles.
With this solution it will be possible:
- Play any PS3 title without resorting to patches of .EBOOT files
- Play practically all the titles on external hard disk FAT32, taking care only to split files larger than 4GB (see Appendix A).
- Play online (procedure available safe in a future article on this blog, keep following us).
GiardiniBlog, the staff and the author of the article, do not assume any responsibility, follow the instructions at your own risk. In this blog we are against piracy. Use only backup copies of games that you regularly purchase and own.
- Info and requirements
- Download the necessary files
- USB key preparation
- Installation of the CFW Rogero
- Multiman installation 4.50
- Troubleshooting and mini-guides
- Backup with files larger than 4GB
- Checking the firmware MD5
- Resolve error 8002F169 and 8002F157
- Enter the Restore menu
- Comments on the article
Info and requirements
This guide will allow you to have the PS3 updated to version 4.50. Let's see the requirements and the basic things to know before installation:
- OFW3.55 (i.e. the original 3.55 firmware) or any version of CFW <= 3.41 / 3.55 / 4.21 / 4.30 / 4.40 / 4.41 / 4.46 / 4.50.
- The installation from OFW> 3.55 request a hardware flasher installed on PS3 to bring the console to firmware 3.55. Anyone who has one of the latest versions of the Playstation 3 console, with firmware higher than 3.55, will therefore necessarily have to perform a hardware downgrade to modify their console. not reported on this blog.
- Remove any games inside the player!
- If you already have multiman installed, always make a backup of the NAND / NOR through multiman and keep it. In case of brick or problems you have to have this backup to use a hardware flasher!
Update 20/11/2013: Add notes and mini-guides for troubleshooting.Update 23/10/2013: Added Rogero CFW 4.50 v1.01 and some notes.
Changelog original for the version Rogero CFW 4.50 1.01Added the ToolBox to (app_home / PS3_GAME) to restore multiMAN / StealthMAN launch mode from ToolBox.Added XMB InGame ScreenShot Feature.ReactPSN patch to work offline without the need to log into PSN at all.Cinavia Disabled for HDD content only using the DEX files .noBD / noBT patches to allow installation on consoles with broken BluRay Drive or Bluetooth board.This CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over OFW3.55 or any CFW ver <= 3.41 / 3.55 / 4.21 / 4.30 / 4.40 / 4.41 / 4.46 /4.50HDD can be swapped / changed and the CFW will re-install without any problem.Patched LV1 to disable LV2 Protection.Patched LV1 to add peek / poke support.Patched LV1 Core OS Hash Check (to prevent Bricking on non-dehashed downgraded consoles) Patched LV2 to add peek / poke support.QA Flag enabled by default to allow for easier downgrading using Recovery Menu.RSOD screen bypass patch for RSOD machines (it won't fix the RSOD but allows the PS3 to boot fine into XMB) PSN / SEN access is available but it's not recommended.It can run games signed with Keys up to version 4.50 without any Eboot / Sprx patching needed.The CFW can be used for Downgrading with Hardware flashers with PS3 Flash Auto Patcher v4.46a
The custom firmware that we are going to install on the console Rogero CFW 4.50, now considered the most stable CFW and also the one with the minimum differences compared to the original Sony firmware.We see how it is possible to update the custom firmware (CFW) in a very simple way.
Download the necessary files
USB key preparation
Rename the file you downloaded in the previous step from PS3UPDAT_Rogero_CEX_4.50_v1.01.PUP in PS3UPDAT.PUPAt this point, take it a USB stick and create a directory inside itPS3. Inside the newly created directory, create a second one with the name UPDATE. Move the file into the UPDATE directory PS3UPDAT.PUPIn short the path to use to allow the console to find the new firmware on the USB stick PS3 UPDATE PSUPDAT.PUP
Unpacking the archive multiMAN ver 04.50.02 BASE (20131013) .zipand copy the file multiMAN ver 04.50.02 CEX BASE (20131013) .pkg in the root of the USB stick.
Installation of the CFW Rogero
Insert the USB stick and start yours PS3. Move into the menu Settings and select System update. Note: Remember to keep the internet connection disabled and disable the automatic system update. Select Update via storage media.
Start the update and wait for the console to restart automatically and for the firmware installation to complete. Once the procedure is finished, check that you have updated the console correctly by going to the menu Settings> System Settings> System Information.
Multiman installation 4.50
We continue with the installation of the backup loader multiman for ours backup copies. Go to Game and select Install Package Files always with the USB stick inserted multiMAN ver 04.50.02 CEX BASE (20131013) .pkgfrom the list. It's fine even if you already have an older version and need to upgrade to the new version of MultiMAN.
The backup manager will be able to find them backup copies present on theexternal hard disk FAT32.All games must be in a directory GAMES (or GAMEZ) of the hard disk backup copies with files divided into parts from maximum 4GB, the program itself will merge (recombine the files into a single file) when the game is started for the first time and make a copy of it on the internal hard disk of the console. Consult theAppendix A to know how to prepare your backup copies with file> = 4GB on FAT32 hard disk.multiman extremely comfortable and powerful and I recommend trying to explore its functionality (not subject of this guide).
The online game guide on PSN will also be available soon. It is highly recommended directly connect the PS3 to the internet at the end of this update procedure. They are very frequent i ban which lead to complete exclusion from PSN.
Troubleshooting and mini-guides
At this point, I collect a series of advice is mini-guides which can come in very handy. In particular, we will see how to solve the most common problems that we might face during the preparation and installation of the edit PS3 software.
Backup with files larger than 4GB
If you have one backup copy with files larger than 4GB, you cannot simply copy them to the external hard drive formatted in FAT32. You will first have to split them and divide them into several parts and, only later, copy the entire directory of the game to the external hard disk. To do this, download the program split4G (for Windows only) from this link:
Enter the Restore menu
It is often useful to refer to the recovery menu which can be used as an alternative to the method suggested in the article to install the custom firmware. From the console off: press and hold the power button until the console switches on and off again, release the power button. Press the power button again and wait until you hear two consecutive beeps. At that point, connect the joypad and press the PS button. You will have this screen in front of you:
If you have problems updating the PS3 to custom firmware you have to select System Update from this menu. At this point insert the USB stick with the firmware in the correct path (PS3 UPDATE PSUPDAT.PUP) and press start + select together, following the instructions on the screen.