Category PS3 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date May 3, 2017 at 2:18 AM       34,396       37            
Following the recent PlayStation 3 CFW2OFW Helper homebrew utility release, @DerfJagged let us know HERE that he's shared an updated PS3 Game Backup Injection guide using the CFW2OFW Helper tool for consoles on 4.70 Firmware and below.

Check out the PS3 Backup Injection tutorial below from Derf_Jagged on Reddit: Backup Injection on 4.70 Firmware

This guide allows you to run disc-based PS3 game backups and PSP backups, and to unlock timed trial demos ("C00 demos"). This method is similar to the outdated PeXploit, with the main difference being that this method allows disc-based PS3 game backups. The exploit, like PeXploit, only works on firmwares up to and including OFW 4.70.

PS3 games must have an update available for them in order to be compatible with this exploit.

All C00 games and PSP games should work without requiring updates.

Converting PS3 Games
  • You will need:

    • All game files from disc version of your game (starts with a "B" as in BLUS12345)
    • CFW2OFW Helper
  1. Extract the contents of the CFW2OFW Helper "Release.zip" to a folder, and place the PS3_GAME folder from your game into this folder.

  2. Launch "CFW2OFW Helper.exe". If your game is compatible, the application will automatically download and apply any updates and convert it into an OFW-compatible format (it will generate a LIC.DAT if needed, and edit the PARAM.SFO). The resulting game will be put into a folder of the game's name. Repeat this step for all desired games.

  3. Move the new game folder(s) into "...\TrueAncestor BACKUP Injector\game".
Taking a System Backup
  1. Plug your FAT32 formatted USB storage device your console. Note that it must be at least the size of your PS3 hard drive.

  2. On your PS3, navigate to the Settings column and select System Settings → Backup Utility → Backup. After it is done backing up, remove your storage device and plug it into your PC.
Injecting Games
  1. Extract the TrueAncestor Backup Retailer to a folder and run retailer.exe inside the TrueAncestor folder; it will generate more folders.

  2. Browse to your USB storage device on your PC, and drag the numbered folder inside "X:\PS3\EXPORT\BACKUP\" to "\backup\" inside of the TrueAncestor folder.

  3. Move your game folder (BLES/BLUS/BCUS/BCES) to "\game\" inside of the TrueAncestor folder.

  4. Run retailer.exe and type "1" for "Select Backup Folder" and press enter. Type the number that appears next to your backup and press enter.

    • To add a game, type "3" and press enter. Type number corresponding to your game and press enter.
    • To add a PSP or "c00" PKG, type "8" and press enter. Type number corresponding to your PKG and press enter.

  5. Type "S" for "Inject to Selected Backup" and press enter to begin the injection. Allow it to finish.

  6. Move the backup on to your storage device, and plug the storage device back into your PS3. Navigate to the Settings column and down to System Settings → Backup Utility → Restore. Select your backup from your flash drive and wait for it to complete.
PS3 Game Backup Injection (4.70 & Below) with CFW2OFW Helper Guide.jpg
 

Comments

PLAYER 1

Senior Member
Contributor
"If your game is compatible, the application will automatically download and apply any updates"

??? This is not funny if you have to convert GT6. Those updates are 14gb and many hours to install. Many others games have similar type of updates and youll never know it untill you think something is wrong.

This tool needs to show that info before do anything and an option to automatize your preferences.
 

RLC

Thing
Contributor
"If your game is compatible, the application will automatically download and apply any updates"

??? This is not funny if you have to convert GT6. Those updates are 14gb and many hours to install. Many others games have similar type of updates and youll never know it untill you think something is wrong.

This tool needs to show that info before do anything and an option to automatize your preferences.
Unfortunately, you need to have the updates in order to be able to inject in the first place.

EDIT: I agree with you on having some kind of percentage or progress bar for the update downloads.
 

RLC

Thing
Contributor
The tool should also work for the Data Transfer Utility method; I have yet to make a tutorial for it yet though. It also requires a CFW PS3 next to your OFW PS3.
Thank you for your contribution! The draqen method supposedly works too for people with only OFW, but it's suffering the same lack of trusted testing as the kiosk method.
 

DerfJagged

Member
Contributor
Thank you for your contribution! The draqen method supposedly works too for people with only OFW, but it's suffering the same lack of trusted testing as the kiosk method.
Mind linking me to the draqen method? I've only seen the kiosk method, which turned out to be a conformed hoax.
 

RLC

Thing
Contributor
Mind linking me to the draqen method? I've only seen the kiosk method, which turned out to be a conformed hoax.
It was posted here.
It's translated from an EOL thread (I'm a native spanish speaker, the replies on the original post at EOL are as conflicted as people were when the kiosk method was revealed, but there seems to be people who got method 2 working).
 
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