We reported a firmware 4.0 mod by a developer name ps3henhere. Today he has released an updated version of his mod, namely PS3 4.0 Hybrid Firmware. In this second release he has added debug XMB items, the removal of the PS Plus item and cinavia removal. Please note that this requires you to be on custom firmware 3.55 and below, also a hardware flasher is required.
Following up on the previous update of my PS3 4.00 Dev_Flash mod, today I’ve released version 2 of my PS3 4.00 HFW (Hybrid Firmware).
Remember only retail signed .pkg can be installed with this. Have fun. THIS HFW WILL NOT ALLOW HOMEBREW!
An important message for users upgrading from a QA Flagged console: If this console is updated to my 4.00HFW from a QA Flagged console, it will not be able to access the extra System Settings provided by QA Flagging. However all settings made with the QA Debug Settings will remain, EXCEPT “System Debug Update”.
Extra Credits: This HFW uses the “XMB File Manager” by DeViL303 which is a modification of Team Rebug’s “Packages Manager”.
Adds “Debug XMB Items” to the XMB Column “PlayStation Network” (contains the Debug items found in this column, originally for DEX)
Removes the useless “PlayStation Plus” XMB item from the XMB Column “PlayStation Network”
Disables Cinavia DRM on all media except Blue-ray.
Be on a firmware 3.55 or less
Install the .pup through the XMB (Make sure you have a working hardware flasher as there is no other way to downgrade)
TeaM AC1D has announced that they know the secret behind the True Blue dongle and in the process calling the True Blue a scam. They explain that no real code is used but rather files from higher firmware and some of these files are compatible with older firmware, although the ones that don’t work need a little fixing. Below is an extract.
Finally, after a long period of a scene that got riddled and raped by money hungry dongle suppliers we uncover this big scam and show you how things like the true blue dongle actually work.
First of all, non of the code used comes from the true blue creators. All files used come directly from higher PS3 firmwares.
All you need to do is place them in the right folder and thats it. Of course this does not work with all the procdure quiet games so easy, some of the 3.6 + games load right away, otheres need some fixing.
They are basically charging you money for a small custom firmware, i would call it the biggest scam the ps3 scene a lot has ever seen and we have seen.
This scam needs to be stopped and we should all join hands to finally put to end to all of this. Use this information and do what you have to do.
Now lets sit back, await a release of the method so we can get our own legally purchased games running on custom firmware.
Thanks to psx-scene members tulla and itzViolence for the news submission.