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PS3 CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date May 7, 2017 at 10:08 PM       68      
Following the PS3 Data Transfer / Backup Injection / Converting PS3 CFW Games to OFW Methods and recent CFW2OFW Helper application, today @RLC let us know HERE of a thread by Danirodri on Spanish site ElOtroLado containing a RUMOR that there may be a private way to transfer PlayStation 3 PKG (Package) files to 4.81 and below OFW systems by creating bubbles (folders) without using the backup and data transfer utility. :unsure:

To quote from Danirodri roughly translated: "Hello everyone, I have a doubt that with the method of transferring games from CFW to OFW with 4.81 you can play backups on non-flashing consoles, so far, but I have a doubt, I know a person who records games to non-flashable consoles through bubbles and I do not need to format PS3 ls every time I want to add a game, but I do not have the confidence to explain it to me.

I think it's with PEXPloit but I have my doubts since I've read that it does not give good results, someone could explain how I do it because I'm looking everywhere and I find nothing. But the echo is that I have seen it with my own eyes as you download the games in bubble and then install the backup. Someone enlightens me. Thanks in advance.

He uses it in 4.81 and it downloads it in bubbles but I do not understand how."

From Sandungas in response, roughly translated on the rumored PS3 bubble creation and game transfer to OFW method: "Each bubble represents a folder in the path dev_hdd0 / vsh / task /

Inside the folder is the .pkg file, some "content information files" (such as PARAM.SFO and ICON0.PNG), and some .pdb files (some are called "project database", but actually I think it means "preinstall database")
All that can be created manually, the .pdb files are those that do "magic" and are responsible for the bubble.

But the problem of doing this the way you're explaining is that this is created when you download a game from the PSN store, it has nothing to do with the exploit of transferring games with the hdd.

Also, to transfer games to the hdd ... the previous hdd data is deleted, so it seems impossible for me to "add" additional games. Every time you want to add a bubble you will have to format the HDD."

Also from detilmalala comes the following details, roughly translated to quote: "Forget about that method, danirodri, is not public, only those who know the truth we know and we keep it so that it can not patch it, years ago we use it, and when Sony and eliminate the method of data transfer of a PS3 CFW to OFW, we're going to continue using it, and those ghost shops that sell PS3 with games installed are going to stay with empty hands, or rather, with PS3 empty, greetings."

So it sounds like this rumored PS3 PKG Bubble Method to transfer Package files to OFW consoles (if it exists) remains private for the time being, while the bubble approach is a bit reminiscent of VPK Bubble Creator and ePSP Bubble Installer v3.1 on PS Vita.

If anyone out there knows more about this rumor, feel free to Inbox Us or share additional details in the comments below and thanks in advance! <3
PS3 Package Bubble Creation & PKG Game Transfer to OFW Method Rumors.jpg
 

Comments

MikePap

Contributor
Any updates to this story? It's definitely very interesting and although it's disappointing that they won't share this method, it's also understandable
 

RLC

Thing
Contributor
Any updates to this story? It's definitely very interesting and although it's disappointing that they won't share this method, it's also understandable
Unfortunately not. Very little progress has been made in terms of researching possible alternatives; at least I have a (very) basic grasp on what is being done, but I still have no way to access my IDPS to do further trial/error...

It is highly unlikely that the people who know the method will leak any more info than what is already common knowledge (mostly since they claim the method was purchased from another person and has been kept secret in fear of Sony patching it)
 

thedarkghost

Contributor
this method does exist i saw the video about game doctor from Uruguay so i opened his youtube account and contacted him privately i tricked him by saying i am interesting in buying this method and that i live in Uruguay so i asked him where he bought the method and also asked him about the method he said that the method is a very old one with a little modifying added to it that everybody forgot about and he said the method was meant to work on cfw but the creator made it work on ofw by modifying it.

he said also the method is about proxy servers and pdb files creation or manipulation idk and also i asked him does the method consist of buying the games for real from psn store then share it with others (for money clearly) using the method he said no the only thing that you do with psn store is you download any free game or demo and then pause the download and apply the method and also he said that the only reason that I'm telling you all of this is because no one is buying the method and no one is interested in ps3 anymore (at least in his country) and that he lost money buying this method because no body is buying from him and he said now he is interested in the ps4 and Xbox's hacking (of course he told all that because i offered money also)

btw guys i ain't no pro hacker i just saw the thread and got excited because i have a superslim 4.81 ofw so i just want to install free games, but i do have a lot of ideas about this method.

any other questions just ask me and don't give up on this method because it seems promising and dont listen to those guys who say you have to buy the games and just make you lose hope because they are either noobs or are already using this method and they are just keeping it from getting patched. good luck.
 

thedarkghost

Contributor
i forgot to tell you guys I'm contacting my friend that lives in Spain he is saying the he found a couple of stores that sell games and make money doing this method and he is contacting them now maybe they will tell him something I'm waiting for a reply from.

i just don't want you guys to forget about this thread its pretty important and i will try my best to know more about this method.
 

RLC

Thing
Contributor
Thanks to who I think to be another user here I have some more info (if you're a user here, please help me correct any mistranslations!):

to rephrase the findings done by (who I think is) thedarkghost; the user who managed to snag this method bought it from a brazillian store, what they do is get the IDPS from the console using a flasher, then use another tool (which reverse engineer Sandungas says could be related to this one for DTU, which was released earlier; though this tool could just be a proxy redirector to modify the pkg being installed through the PDB) to insert a bubble install to the system. The catch here is that the games need to be purchased and that the seller who is in possession of the method doesn't worry since he owns an account with around 200 games. This could be a setback since I doubt people could pull a legitimate account with all the games that can be used; but I still have another conjecture:

I have spoken to some other people and I have learned something very particular about this method: some have mentioned that you might need a console with CFW and OFW, and that activation is handled on CFW. Could this mean that we could craft a pseudo-ReactPSN account (with their .rif/.rap files for activation handling), that could be sent to the OFW console without the need of actually owning the games? I should be able to test soon (hopefully) so as I've mentioned before, I'll post any findings here.
 
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