The ever popular Gaia Manager
software was updated today and now supports 3.55 CFW, such as Wutangrza's. Previously, if running via Wutangrza's CFW, you would also need to run Kmeaw's LV2 patcher pkg
each time. However, drizztbsd
, the developer behind Gaia, has added autopatching to his popular manager. What this means for the average user, is that you can now run backups without the need of LV2 Patcher PKG.
"V2.01 (3.55 CFW only) Features
It does not try to load the syscall every time you start Gaia Manager, but only the first time. that should be fix some crashes when reopening Gaia Manager. It's reported that if the PS3 crashes sometimes you will need to do an hard power off / power on (detaching cable and reataching)."
"V2.02 (3.55 CFW only) Fixes
: drizztbsd: I changed the payload loader function, it should work also for people with problem with old Gaia
Note: The package comes with 3 different versions of Gaia. One of them takes games from the GAMES folder, one from the GAMEZ folder, and one from the BRRips folder. It's mainly for compatibility with other backup managers. Since most managers now allow you to select where to load your games from (Ex Rogero's and MultiMan both have these options), it doesn't really matter which one you use. You only need to install 1 of the 3 packages based on your choice.
drizztbsd's version of Backup / Open Manager. Gaia Manager features include:
Supports up to 512 items from two USB devices, internal hdd and bluray
Ability to copy games from bdvd to hdd0 or USB's, from hdd0 to USB's or from USB's to hdd0. It is done asking to you the destination device. It use uses asynchronous reading and writing for fast copy.
Special support for big files in FAT: it splits files >= 4GB using .666xx fragments (if the file is name.ext, the file splits as name.ext.66600, name.ext.66601,...). This file is not bootable and it is marked using '_' as folder prefix. The file is joining when you copy it to hdd0 device
Automatically finds the path of the games and asks to you about it. In other case, if the Open Manager is installed in the hdd0 creates one. You can change it pressing L2+START later.
Including checking game option (pressing R3). It displays information about the files, size, splits or big files, if it have one.
Support for Homebrew: you can creates "homebrew" folder in root USB FAT device and put here others folders with an EBOOT.BIN (.self format) and one ICON0.PNG. Also you can use the internal hdd0. Homebrew is launched directly and receive the path in argv.
FTP support to upload homebrew: open_manager uses "GAIA01985" as user, by default. I recommend flashfxp to use it, because FTP support is not very good...