How I Upgraded From Kmeaw 3.55 To Rogero 4.30 v2.05

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Looking to update to CFW 4.xx? Already done so? What FW are/were you on? Post spoof/dongle notes.

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  1. mechadylan
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    Member mechadylan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I) Obtained PS3
    A) Firmware check​
    1) 3.40​

    B) Decide to update to 3.41 for jailbreaking purposes​
    1) PS3 Dongle​
    2) TI-84 calc​

    C) Download OFW 3.41​
    1) Big file​
    2) (PS3UPDAT.PUP) 175 193 760 Bytes​
    3) MD5: e07d2b84c9e9691c261b73e5f1aada20​
    4) Set up USB stick* and place file in the UPDATE folder​

    D) Update from OFW 3.40 to OFW 3.41​
    1) Place USB stick in any USB port and turn on PS3​
    2) Navigate to System Update from XMB and update from USB​
    3) If XMB Update didn't work, update from Recovery Menu**​
    4) Check System Settings: 3.41​

    II) Updated from OFW 3.41 To OFW 3.55
    A) Download OFW 3.55​
    1) Big file​
    2) (PS3UPDAT.PUP) 178 890 320 Bytes​
    3) MD5: ca595ad9f3af8f1491d9c9b6921a8c61​
    4) Set up USB stick* and place file in the UPDATE folder​

    B) Update from OFW 3.41 to OFW 3.55​
    1) Place USB stick in any USB port and turn on PS3​
    2) Navigate to System Update from XMB and update from USB​
    3) If XMB Update didn't work, update from Recovery Menu**​
    4) Check System Settings: 3.55​

    III) Updated from OFW 3.55 to CFW kmeaw 3.55
    A) Download CFW Kmeaw 3.55, or use a patcher to patch OFW3.55->CFW3.55​
    1) Big file​
    2) (PS3UPDAT.PUP) 178 873 574 Bytes​
    3) MD5: 2be5e87a22bf1e7f48e98fcabd38977b​
    4) Set up USB stick* and place file in the UPDATE folder​

    B) Update from OFW 3.55 to CFW kmeaw 3.55​
    1) Place USB stick in any USB port and turn on PS3​
    2) Navigate to System Update from XMB and update from USB​
    3) If XMB Update didn't work, update from Recovery Menu**​
    4) Check System Settings: 3.55​

    IV) Installed multiMAN 1.11.06
    A) Big file​
    B) Place file on a USB Stick​
    C) Navigate to ★install package on XMB and install​

    V) Updated multiMAN to current release of 4.20.00
    A) Big file​
    B) Place file on a USB Stick​
    C) Navigate to ★install package on XMB and install​

    VI) How To Upgrade I Upgraded From Kmeaw 3.55 To Rogero 4.30 v2.05
    A) Download toggle_qa.pkg
    1) Small file
    a) 94.22 KB
    b) MD5: fb11bec5a0dde6600baee0cc36742d54
    c) SHA1: 9b5c215e50b4dec02e6171b0252a977dd599e3ba
    2) Install toggle_qa.pkg
    a) Place file on USB Stick
    b) Place USB stick in any USB port and turn on PS3
    c) Navigate to: Game > ★ Install Package Files
    d) Install toggle_qa.pkg by pressing "X"
    3) Run QA Flag App
    a) Black screen
    b) System beeps twice (thrice in some instances)
    c) XMB refreshes
    4) Navigate to Network Setting
    5) Button Combo ( L2 + L1 + R1 + R2 + L3 + D-pad Down) to verify that it worked

    B) Download Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7.PUP
    1) Big file
    2) (V3.7A.PUP) 178.8 MB
    3) MD5:8f8166b25d6bed891f292c77de5c4b28
    4) Rename V3.7A.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP
    5) Set up USB Stick*and place file in the UPDATE folder

    C) Update from kmweaw 3.55 to Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7
    1) Place USB stick in any USB port and turn on PS3
    2) Navigate to System Update from XMB and update from USB
    3) If XMB Update didn't work, update from Recovery Menu**
    4) Check System Settings: 4.25

    D) Download Rogero_CEX4.30_V2.05.PUP
    1) Big file
    2) (Rogero_CEX_4.30_v2.05 2.PUP) 201.6 MB
    3) MD5: 91fb63b42b9d3e24a29478a71524de64
    4) Rename Rogero_CEX_4.30_v2.05 2.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP
    5) Set up USB stick* and place file in the UPDATE folder

    E) Update from Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7 to Rogero_CEX4.30_V2.05
    1) Place USB stick in any USB port and turn on PS3
    2) Navigate to System Update from XMB and update from USB
    3) If XMB Update didn't work, update from Recovery Menu**
    4) Check System Settings: 4.31 (spoofed as of Rogero 4.30 v2.03)


    VII) Spoofing OFW 4.40
    A) Download 4.40 Version Spoofer 2.3.pkg​
    1) Medium file​
    a) 15.1MB​
    b) MD5: f70dfba078ec1da405b84beb77570d8f​
    2) Install 4.40_Version_Spoofer_2.3.pkg​
    a) Place file on USB Stick​
    b) Place USB stick in any USB port and turn on PS3​
    c) Navigate to: Game > ★ Install Package Files​
    d) Install 4.40_Version_Spoofer_2.3.pkg by pressing "X"​
    3) Run 4.40 Version Spoofer 2.3​
    a) Press L1+Cross to activate​
    b) Navigate to System Settings and verify on 4.40​

    * How To Set Up USB Stick for PS3
    1. Format your USB Stick to FAT32 (if necessary)​
    2. Create a folder on the root named, "PS3" (no quotations)​
    3. Create a folder in "PS3" named, "UPDATE" (no quotations)​
    4. Place PS3UPDAT.PUP file in this folder; replace if necessary/applicable​
    5. USB stick folder hierarchy should now have: /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP​

    ** Recovery Menu: How to Access Playstation Recovery Menu
    1. Turn off Playstation3.​
    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 your finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps.​
    4. When you hear the 2 beeps, take your finger off of the 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.​
     


  2. mechadylan
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    Sorry for the boring instructions. I successfully managed to go from kmeaw 3.55 to Rogero 4.30 v2.05 and decided to post my log for anyone interested.

    Mods, please don't combine posts. I'd like to keep this reply for future updates. kpl0xthnx

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    March 20, 2013--OFW 4.40 Released
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    April 18, 2013--Rogero CFW vs Rebug CFW
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    April 24, 2013--OFW 4.41 Released
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Nice tut. I was think of doing one for GBATemp but I'm just too fucken lazy to be bothered.
     
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    Thanks, man. :) Have you done the same? I've been sitting on this too and felt it was time that it was tackled.
     
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    Yeah about a month ago maybe more. I hardly play on my PS3 tho just plain old lack of interest.

    Edit: you should take it a step further and get all the files needed to do this up on FileTemp. For some reason I had a hell of a time finding the toggle_qa file.
     
  6. mechadylan
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    Same boat, bro. I recently started playing Homefront for the first time. Interest, re-engaged.
     
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    I'll play a game for a few days and either get side tracked by work, other hobbies, or family stuff and never go back to finish it up. There are a few Ps3 games I'd like to play but RL shit always gets in the way and I like playing with my 6 year old son on Wii/Wii U and 3ds more these days anyway.
     
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    I know that feel. My son is 9. Im looking to get Little Big Planet Racing before summer is out.
     
  9. mechadylan
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    The files aren't hard to find. I'll gladly take this a "step further" if no one else is though.
     
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    You should. Just upload them to file Filetrip and then link to them in the guide.
     
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    Did you have to be on Rogero 3.55 before Rogero 4.30? I would think 3.55, OFW or CFW, is enough for the jump once QA is flagged.

    I went from 3.55 OFW to Rebug 4.30.1
     
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    I believe you're correct, but I can't be certain. I may go back and italicize optional steps, add steps that I forgot and prepend for anyone on anything lower than 3.55. It's more of a log now than a formal tutorial.
     
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    From what I've read you need to be on 3.55 OFW or CFW it don't mater which as long as the qa_flag is set first.
     
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    I was not qa flagged when i upgraded to rogero 4.30
     
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    Well you don't technically need to have it. It makes it easier to downgrade back to 3.55 if would ever need to from what I've read anyways.
     
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    You can still downgrade from 3.56+ CFW to 3.55 with QA not being flagged. You have to use Rebug 9.99 downgrader w/Rebug 3.55 CFW.

    After that run Toggle QA again to dehash, then either 3.55 OFW or another CFW.
     
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    I wish I could say that I know how to, but I don't. And even if I managed to figure it out, I don't know if it's "kosher" to do so. The "toggle_qa.pkg" file is only 96,480 bytes so it wouldn't take long to upload or download; nor would it bog down Filetrip's servers. I can't say I know for a fact that it doesn't violate the Temp's ToS. It's more than likely signed code as it runs on 3.55, but I don't know.
     
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    I thought about a guide like that to explain which steps I did when updating my PS3, but didn't have time to update it yet.
    Thanks for doing it.

    I'm currently in 3.41 and plan to update to buy new games.
    I guess I need to update to either Rogero3.55, rebug3.55 or Kmeaw3.55 first to be able to set the QAFlag. Then I can follow your steps "B" to update to rogero 4.30


    • You are missing steps:
    1)
    A-5 = installing 3.41
    B = updating from 3.55 to 4.30, but nowhere you explain the update from 3.41 to Kmeaw 3.55

    "B" should be 3.41 to Kmeaw 3.55 and "C" should be 3.55 to 4.30?

    3.40 -> 3.41 -> Kmeaw/Rogero/Rebug 3.55 -> QAFlag -> (dehash/update multiMAN/NAND dump) -> Rogero 4.30


    2)
    after B-1-e: You install the QAFlag package, but once it's installed it should appear as an icon on XMB, right? You don't need to launch it once before doing the button combo?


    • Few things to add maybe?

    1) on 3.41 and 3.55 you needed to patch and resign your games requiring firmware 3.56+
    After upgrading to Rogero 4.30, the patches won't work anymore. You need to unpatch or redump your game disc.

    In the same way, all old homebrew for 3.41/3.55 will not work anymore on 4.30 :(
    I've read you need to sign them for 4.25+ (I don't know how)
    edit: found how to sign CFW Eboot & PKG resigner, or with TrueAncestor SELF Resigner.

    2) Install/update MultiMAN (or a pkg manager) before installing Rogero4.30?
    I read that 4.30 doesn't have the pkg installer menu anymore, so you need to install a homebrew capable of installing pkg first.

    Edit: multiMAN 4.20.0 doesn't work on 3.41 anymore.
    It requires 3.55 CEX/DEX. (*Supports only 3.55 CEX/DEX, 4.21 CEX/DEX, 4.30 CEX, 4.31 CEX)
    So, first update to 3.55 then update multiMAN (or update to 4.19.07 if you are still on 3.41) (which base does update 07 requires? I didn't find any 4.19.00 base. Is 4.18.00 base fine?)
    multiMAN 5.x will work only on 4.30+

    3)
    I've also read (on PS3devwiki) that creating a nand dump with multiMAN doesn't fully dump the NAND due to obfuscation of the first sectors of the NAND/NOR. you need to unhide it first and rehide it after the dump. I'm wondering if dumping it with hidden sector (making an under-dump) is fine to restore at a later date without modifying the hidden part (which may have changed).
    validating NAND/NOR before upgrading is a good idea, having a bad dump won't help you later to unbrick your console.

    4)
    Installing the QAFlag has downsides that many guides don't tell:
    It's deleting the act.dat file which is used for PSN authentication. you need to backup your existing file and use a homebrew to actually restore it each time you want to launch PSN games you bought or else they will require validating (or maybe using reActPSN?)

    Well, I don't have this problem, I don't have PSN account so there's no act.dat on my console ;)


    5)
    missing info for you:
    3.41 v1 = buggy, do not use.
    3.41 v2 = 167MB (175 193 760 bytes)
    md5 = e07d2b84c9e9691c261b73e5f1aada20
    sha1 = e7f522ba85c8fc780b8bcbaff6c70d36487e2e45
    (all md5)

    About the links:
    You can link homebrew, tools, but not firmwares nor keys.
     
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    Whilst I've read in several places about the act.dat problem, I've yet to try it.
    As I've said in other threads, I'm still cautious about using PSN/online features/DLC because there aren't enough people confirming if it's "safe" or not. On the other hand, I still hear people are getting banned even with Rogero 4.30.5 (although that's probably because they were cheating in online FPS titles...).
     

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