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Rogero CEX-4.30 v2.03 with XMB "Install Package Files" and No more Downgrade Needed.

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Posted on Saturday 01/Dec/2012

MD5: 5f7434a46f7909689b00558a06071689

Size: 192 MB (201,591,424 bytes)

For all the users that are having the Singstar Icon on XMB, please know that this is a pure Original FW 4.30/4.31 feature and

it seems it is only showing for Europe users when they connect the PS3 to the internet.

Here's two links to the SingStar problem with OFW4.30 :

---> Singstar Icon appeared after online update to FW 4.30

---> Singstar Icon appeared after online update to FW 4.30

This CFW was tested on most PS3 Models by different testers and no problems were encountered.

But as any CFW release you must install it with caution and by following proper instructions, No one will be held responsible for any damage caused.

* This CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over any OFW3.55/CFW3.55/CFW4.21/CFW4.30.

* For details about Downgrading back to CFW/OFW3.55 Please read the Downgrade Guide below

Rogero CFW4.30 v2.03 Details

* Rebuilt from scratch using OFW4.30 files only (no DEX/SEX files) with official XMB and full features working as in OFW4.30

* All known problems like XMB icons sorting and Demo Mode issues from previous versions are now gone with the use of the official XMB.

* New Improved "Install Package Files" Application added to XMB instead of using the traditional DEX Icon, to have a 100% original XMB.

* Once the PS3 is booted, select the [app_home/PS3_GAME] Icon and It will change automatically to [* Install Package Files]

* If you load a Game from multiMAN it will still be redirected and shown under the same [app_home/PS3_GAME] Icon

* After loading a Game, you can restart the PS3 again to have [* Install Package Files] back on XMB

* You can also Install the new stand-alone XMB application from Deank --> [* Install Package Files] to have it showing permanently on XMB.

- [* Install Package Files] function supports:

--- up to 256 pkg files

--- split pkg files

--- sorting

--- queued PKG indication (in red)

--- multipart (split) PKG indication (in yellow)

--- copy/transfer progress

--- Scanned locations: /dev_usb*** /dev_hdd0 /dev_bdvd in /PKG /packages and root folders

--- Split files format: .0 - .63 / .66600 - .66663 / .001 - .064

* CFW Structure fixed to match the OFW 4.xx Structure:

--- No more corrupted data error messages while Installing from XMB or Recovery Menu.

--- The CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over any OFW3.55/CFW3.55/CFW4.21/CFW4.30.

--- HDD can be swapped/changed and the CFW4.30 v2.03 will re-install without any problem.

* Patched LV1 to disable LV2 Protection.

* Patched LV1 to add peek/poke support to replace hvc 182/183 (multiMAN Direct Disc Access is now working fine with CFW4.30 v2.03)

* Patched LV1 to disable SYSTEM MANAGER INTEGRITY CHECK (to prevent Bricking on non-dehashed downgraded consoles)

* Patched LV1 Core OS Hash Check (to prevent Bricking on non-dehashed downgraded consoles)

* The CFW can be used directly for Downgrading with Hardware flashers /Flashing from FSM/Exiting from FSM, all works fine.

* Patched LV2 to add peek/poke support. (for both LV1 and LV2)

* Patched VSH to enable ReActPSN compatibility (Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files, Disable Unlinking/Deleting of act.dat)

* Spoofed the system version to latest OFW version 4.31.

* PSN/SEN access is available as long as the current "passphrase" still the same.

* Loading games from App_home Icon is now fixed.

* It can run games signed with Keys up to version 4.30 without any Eboot/Sprx patching needed

* Games can be loaded from Disc Icon (with Original game in BD) and from app_home (Disc-less, but not all games).

* Current 3.55 homebrew applications can't be loaded on this CFW, applications must be re-signed properly for FW4.21/4.30


1- This CFW does have LV1 checks disabled and can be installed on Downgraded PS3 consoles even if not dehashed after downgrade. Just in case anyone still need to dehash, here's the link Link ----> Dehashing Tutorial

2- Always make a NOR/Nand dump using multiMAN before installing any CFW to have a recovery backup in case of any bricks.

Having a valid NOR/Nand dump is an essential step before upgrading, because you will always have a chance to recover when you have a valid dump.

** A Hardware Flasher alone without a valid dump may not fix your bricked PS3 **

3- The QA flag is better to be always Enabled on your PS3 for safer upgrading/downgrading operations. Link ----> toggle_qa.pkg

4- Please Check the MD5 of the downloaded PUP file before installing any CFW to avoid possible bricks.

5- DO NOT HAVE DISC IN PS3 WHEN UPDATING FIRMWARES..As the PS3 will take the UPDATE from the DISC First.

6- You need to be already on a 3.55OFW or 3.55CFW/4.21CFW/4.30CFW to install this. Installing from any OFW > 3.55 won't work. (Hardware Flasher needed)

- Downgrading back to 3.55 is always possible using the following steps :

- Download the Downgrader PUP ---> Downgrader PUP mirror ---> Downgrader PUP

...Size 176MB (184,595,263 bytes) MD5: 49d80e07fc1f5ca1b0840e02e94635db

- Rename the downloaded file to "PS3UPDAT.PUP" and put it on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP"

- While on Rogero CFW4.30, go to System Update from XMB and install the Downgrader PUP.

- After the Downgrader PUP installs you'll be on a hybrid CFW3.55 that will still shows the spoofed ver4.21 from system settings.

- In case you didn't have it Set Before, Enable QA flag by following these steps:

1- Download the Rebug QA_Toggle package from here ---> toggle_qa.pkg

2- Put the "toggle_qa.pkg" on USB and Install it on the PS3.

3- Run the "Rebug Toggle QA" from XMB, the screen will go Black and you will see HDD Led activity then if all went fine you will hear 2 or 3 Beeps and the PS3 will Restart back to XMB.

4- If you want to make sure QA flag was set, go to "Network Settings" then apply the following key combo (all at the same time):

[highlight=#ffff00]L1 + L2 + L3 (press left stick) + R1 + R2 + dpad_down[/highlight]

You should see Edy Viewer, Debug Settings, and Install Package Files if done correctly.

- Now put "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP" ---> Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7.PUP

- Start the PS3 and install "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" using the System Update from XMB.

- Once you're back on Rogero CFW3.55 v3.7 you can now install any CFW 3.55/4.21/4.30 using the System Update from XMB.

This CFW was the result of the combined efforts and perseverance of many talented coders and FRIENDS,

I would like to thank every single one of you guys who worked with me for the last week while researching, coding the needed tools

and testing for many sleepless nights to make sure we have a good reliable and very stable CFW for everyone in the PS3 scene to enjoy.

Now we can get some rest and get back to our lives, I believe this CFW is now good enough and I won't be updating it anytime soon,

it was a fun ride indeed working on it with you guys.

Thank you all.

Credits to :

*- Deank for his continuous efforts on Multiman, the new "Install Package Files" Function and all his assistance during the build process.

*- Evilnat [Nathan_r32_69] for all his contribution with the code, awesome tools, and the Sleepless nights working/testing together

--- ( I just hope you recover soon from your accident brother )

*- Abkarino [DVD4Arab] for all his research, coding, tools, and help (Good job my friend)

*- The Anonymous source of valuable information, details and help ( you know who you are, much Respect )

*- Cyberskunk/Rebug Team for the hints about fixing the UPL package and the Build number, Thank you.

*- All the Beta-Testers Domelec, Nice69, Satudara, and all the others...

*- All Tortuga-Cove Staff from Admins and Moderators (Thank you Windrider for all the support provided)

*- PS3DevWiki for the valuable and always up-to-date source of information.

*- and Finally: all Tortuga-Cove members for their patience :)

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Just updated with it, nice. For some reason I've stuck with 3.55 until today, then I thought ... what the hell, time to move up ! Rogero is a legend, and a true hero for the PS3 scene which has suffered for so long.

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I am a bit confused. I have a virgin ps3 some where in the 4.XX OFW area. Can I use this method to downgrade my ps3 and run homebrew apps? What confuses me is these 2 line in the post:

This CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over any OFW3.55/CFW3.55/CFW4.21/CFW4.30

6- You need to be already on a 3.55OFW or 3.55CFW/4.21CFW/4.30CFW to install this. Installing from any OFW > 3.55 won't work. (Hardware Flasher needed)

- Downgrading back to 3.55 is always possible using the following steps :

am I able to downgrade?????

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