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CEX2DEX, Fast and easy
CEX2DEX, Fast and easy –
Posted in linux section as it uses asbestos_ldr, but it is not needed to install anything other then the ldr...
This tutorial is no more dangerous then the others, AS LONG as you READ, and follow it to the letter.
The only part where things *could* go wrong, is if you downgrade, past the fw version your PS3 came with.
THIS IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW/CHECK BEFORE CONTINUING!
Writing the dex EIDO to the flash should be as safe as on linux, as the posted version of multiman, can flash these in the same way as the dd command does.
Get THIS tool and follow instructions.
EIDO (rootkey/unicorns) should be yours VERY fast!
* install package and run it
* It will then black screen (no GUI) and restart the console automatically
* FTP (other otherwise) retrieve your eid_root_key / PCK1 from /dev_hdd0/tmp/eid_root_key
THIS IS FOR YOU THAT
A: CAN DOWNGRADE TO 3.41.
B: HAVE A NOR PS3.
C: HAVE YOUR PC->PS3 WIRED VIA ROUTER (NO WIFI!!!) OR CAN SETUP A PC->PS3 NETWORK! Check this (CEX2DEX, Fast and easy) post for some instructions on PC->PS3 setups
D: IF YOU SCREW UP, YOU WONT COME AND BLAME ME. NO ONE IS FORCING YOU TODO THIS... IF YOU FEEL UNCERTAIN ABOUT SOMETHING: REFRAIN FROM USING THIS TUTORIAL.
I HAVE TRIED TO "n00b" PROOF IT, AND MADE IT AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE, SO IF YOU FEEL THIS IS STILL TO MUCH WORK, WELL, THEN YOU ARE "SOL" FOR THE TIME BEING!
Tools/Files you MIGHT (very likely) need:
(unless you have a faster or other way to downgrade)
Fastest downgrade method is to have a QA flagged console that have cfw 3.55.
Toggle QA | Codename: REBUG
When you are on cfw 3.55 run this and wait for the two beeps. QA flag is now set.
Activate with this:
Getting the QA flag menu
PS3 Sixaxis + dualshock - controller - buttons
Set your cursor on Network Settings and press the key combo (all at the same time):
L1 + L2 + L3 (press left stick) + R1 + R2 + dpad_down
Tools/Files you WILL need:
Use any of the two below:
C2D (Do not forget to install openssl and change install dir to c:\openssl)
CEX2DEX Just works without any other install and this is the tool i use in this guide.
To read and save a flash dump to your USB
Multiman 20120722 (link is from deanks tutorial)
Multiman 20120722 Mirror
To install/flash EIDO when your dex flashdump is done
OFW 3.41 Mirror
This is the pup i myself used, with the patches added, use if you trust me..
Get OFW and do it yourself otherwise
MFW BUILDER 0.2
MFW BUILDER 0.2
MFW BUILDER 0.2
MFW BUILDER 0.2
To make your ofw 3.41 into a mfw 3.41
Dump_rootkey modifie par Attila
No need to compile dump_rootkey as it is done for you in this zip
Use like this: c:\dump_rootkey\dump_rootkey 192.168.2.186
Now that you have all files, make sure you are QA FLAGGED and ready for the downgrade! (Do not do it yet, the guide below will instruct when!)
AND SO THE REAL WORK STARTS! UNICORNS SOON!
On the PS3:
Lets start with installing memdump (PLACE USB IN SLOT NEAREST TO POWER IN THE FRONT) and dump the flash with X.
On NOR (AND THIS IS A NOR GUIDE ONLY) it should take like 5 seconds.
When done take the dump to the pc and copy it to the CEX2DEX folder and start the program, load the flash*.bin and extract metldr.
SAVE A BACKUP OF YOUR UNTOUCHED FLASH!!!
Take the metldr and copy it to the data folder in the dump_rootkey folder on your PC
On the PS3:
Install the asbestos_ldr.pkg
Install the 20120722 version of multiman. DO NOT TRY AND UPDATE FROM WITHIN MULTIMAN. JUST USE THE ONE LINKED ABOVE!
Start mfw builder and load your OFW 3.41
Tick these options:
Patch LV1 hypervisor
Patch LV2 kernel
Patch package installer
Patch application launcher
Save the new pup.
ON THE PS3:
Turn off PS3 and go into recovery and flash the newly created 3.41 pup.
REMEMBER THAT IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE ABOVE ABOUT DOWNGRADING OR HAVE A PS3 THAT CANT DOWNGRADE PAST 3.55/3.50 YOU WILL SCREW YOUR PS3!
When it is back in XMB check your PS3 IP and then launch asbestos_ldr.
How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu
1. Turn off your PS3.
2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.
Yes, the screen should be black.
Yes, the controller should stop working.
Yes, long press on power/switching power off is the way it should be to "reboot" it.
If previous steps have been done correctly you now are mere seconds from the UNICORNS
Start a cmd window and cd to your dump_rootkey folder
Issue command; dump_rootkey *.*.*.*
In the dump_rootkey folder you now have eid_root_key.bin
Copy this to your CEX2DEX folder and rename it to dump (no file extension) and put it in the metldr dump row. (Notice your flash*.bin should also be loaded)
Save as my-DEX-flash.EID0.bin
Rename your my-DEX-flash.EID0.bin to my-DEX-flash.EID0.NORBIN and place on usb.
On the PS3:
Insert usb and start multiman.
Navigate to your "my-DEX-flash.EID0.NORBIN" and double-click on it. You should get a 3x yes/no promt (choose yes on all to flash the dex eido part)
Should give you a Success and then you reboot.
Now you can flash a DEX fw from XMB (I used Itskamelīs 3.55)
You are now on a DEX PS3...
Last edited by DDay; 08-04-2012 at 06:13 PM.
Reason: more edits
Yep tried this, but I had it to do on my own senses though:
-- If you are on 3.55 KMEAW or any CFW that have peek and poke and have a console capable to downgrade way to 3.41. Go follow the QA downgrade method found here.
Now once youre on 3.41 Hermes do this:
1. Install mm and dump your flash.
2. now extract it using norunpack or something, now get your metldr.
3. install abestos pkg and run it, black screen? that's normal
4. prepare the pc client, if you have the pre-copiled client, run it with under cmd (dos window)
Note: please see your router's DHCP leas list. You should see the leased ip addresses there. if you know what your ps3's mac address there, it should be listed there.
dump_rootkey -<your ps3's IP here>
i.e: dump_rootkey -192.168.1.100
5. now you have the generated files, use those files to convert your flash into dex.
6. flash it back using mm, after it finish, choose restart ps3 on mm
7. that's it install you're dex firmware.
Please aware that risk of brick is still there, so better have a flasher in your side with valid backup before doing the said steps.
Also you will not loose any data on your PS3's hard drive using this method. So you're games or warez installed on your PS3 should be safe.
Also all DEX conversion method out there, there's no safe way to go back to CEX using software method. afaik, if you go back from DEX to CEX, your will have a 100% chance of brick. Using a flasher is the safest way though to go back from CEX-DEX, just use the downgrader 3.55 DEX and flash back your CEX dump that your flasher generated before conversion of CEX to DEX.
How about some wlakthrough to "SETUP A PC->PS3 NETWORK" without multiport router (or switch) for this method to work? Is it possible?
Originally Posted by greyest
Use first link...
Same exact procedure to connect pc/ps3.
Or read this:
Download and install tftpd32
. Under the dhcp server tab, you'll see ps3's IP address. If you can't see, manually configure your network setting on the ps3.
I did it like this
Default router: 192.168.2.1
If you still cannot see, set them as auto
Should you see the ps3 address under the dhcp server tab
cd desktop (If your dump_rootkey folder is on desktop)
thats pretty much it
No disrespect, but i do not want this to be a "n00b questions bonanza" due to the lack of info in your post.
Create your own thread, with your own guide (with working links...) as i have put in all info needed in my post.
I do not want "real" questions to be sidetracked by your post, and as i have no interest in supporting people with answers to tools/methods have not worked with myself.
DDay, thanks. Then only a crossover cable will do which I don't have, heck.
Anyway, about the method you cited above (I mean direct PC-PS3 connection), I wonder if it's tested by anyone else? It's just that a guy wrote it didn't work for him and I didn't see any other feedback...
@rimi I agree with DDay. Please start you own thread. A.) High jacking someones thread is a little annoying. B.) It will only cause confusion for DDay.
@DDay "Kmeaw 3.55 with oos++"isnt nessasiraly needed,as i just used QA flag pkg on a 3.55MFW with lv1 mmap and lv2 peek and poke patches but without otheros.
QA flag pkg from rebug was specialy "made" to bypass/not having to install linux on PS3 in order to get Quality Assurance.
maybe when people read your tut they still think they have to use linux/otheros... just pointing it out here
So no high jacking here
After install your 3.41 MFW asbestos_ldr does not work it gave me Black Screen and The PS3 hang and when write commands on cmd not continue the processes. it gave me
[INFO] Connecting to '192.168.1.8'...ok.
only , what should I do ???
The ldr is not modified, it is 100% the one naehrwert posted in his original download. The pup is just a "normal" cfw 3.41 with peek/poke..
Originally Posted by lio631537
Black screen after loading it is normal, that is what it does.
The thing you can do is check your router if the PS3 has gotten a new ip...