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Geohot: Custom Themes?
Geohot: Custom Themes? –
After a long silent period from his last post. Geohot has made a new posting on his blog, with just a single picture:
This has turned again into another series of comments on Geohot's blog which is best called as "This is getting pathetic..." to use xiaNaix words in his message to inform of this news by MSN today.
Read them for fun if you bored today here: http://geohotps3.blogspot.com/2010/0...om-themes.html
It seems what he did was hack the firmware update and just changed the text as a demo. He commented why he titled his blog post "Changed Themes?" :
Originally Posted by geohot
SCPH-30001 [V4] - unmodded (2)
SCPH-30001-R [V5] DMS4 Pro SE
SCPH-50001-N [V9] CC 2.0 SLE
SCPH-79001 [V16] Silver - unmodded
Geohot has finally explained how he changed the screen-shot on the PS3:
Oh'well.. -- Still nothing useful, lots of crazy comments on his blog.
As some people in the comments called, it's an RCO file edit, just like RCO edits on the PSP(almost same format too). RCO files are resource files for VSH plugins, live in the dev_flash, and aren't signed. To edit them on your system, patch your hypervisor to allow encrypted access to the partition(flash on old systems, hd on new), and mod ps3pf_storage. dev_flash is just a FAT partition, mount it in Linux and change what you'd like.
well, that means he managed to use his hack to access an alter encrypted partition. until now, this required some serious hdd swapping.
that is awesome (if true).
Well since you are running code on the ps3 itself, the partition would appear "decrypted" to your code, the encryption only becomes a problem if you moving the hdd between units.
Originally Posted by yoshi314