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[edit] QA Flag

A QA flag is a value set in SC EEPROM at address 0x48C0A. When this flag is set, the token is read from SYSCON and decrypted, this gets passed to various modules to unlock certain functionality.

[edit] QA Token

A QA token is an 80 byte value that determines amount of functionality on your console. It is signed with a 20 byte SHA1 key then encrypted using AES256CBC. Please see the keys page.

[edit] Unencrypted Token Structure

0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x01, 0x00, 0x11, 0x22, 0x33,
0x44, 0x55, 0x66, 0x77, 0x88, 0x99, 0xAA, 0xBB,
0xCC, 0xDD, 0xEE, 0xFF, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00,
0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00, 0x19, 0x4A, 0x4B, 0xBA,
0x15, 0x97, 0xAE, 0x71, 0x36, 0xCC, 0xB6, 0x65,
0x7F, 0xC3, 0xB5, 0x3F, 0x49, 0x22, 0x2F, 0xB1
Address Length Value Description
0x00 0x4 0x01 QA-Flag Version
0x04 0x14 0x112233445566778899AABBCCDDEEFF IDPS
0x14 0x3C 0x00 Token Flags
0x3C 0x50 0x194A4BBA1597Ae7136CCB6657FC33F49222FB1 digest

[edit] Encrypted Token

The entire token is then encrypted with AES256CBC. You will find the keys on the keys page. This is then stored on SC EEPROM at 0x48D3E

[edit] Token Flags

The flags are a 40 byte value containing a set of flags that enable specific features on the PS3 console. These flags are largely unknown.

Location Value (Binary OR assigned) Description
0x24 byte(36) 0x1 / 0x4
0x27 byte(39) 0x1 QA_FLAG_EXAM_API_ENABLE
0x27 byte(39) 0x2 QA_FLAG_QA_MODE_ENABLE
0x2C byte(44) 0x9 Advanced Token Flag!!
0x2F byte(47) 0x1 / 0x2 / 0x3 QA-Token-Flag: (0x01 : Minimum) (0x02 : Advanced) (0x03 : undocumented)
0x2F byte(47) 0x4 checked by lv2_kernel.self and sys_init_osd.self maybe allows sys_init_osd.self to run from /app_home
0x33 byte(51) 0x1 QA_FLAG_ALLOW_NON_QA
0x33 byte(51) 0x2 QA_FLAG_FORCE_UPDATE

[edit] Setting QA Flag & Token with Linux

[edit] Prerequisites

  • First you need to have linux installed on your PS3, you can have grafs kernel or glevands rework

If you are using glevand´s kernel you will have to first enable the require module

modprobe ps3dmproxy
  • Then you will have to have the latest ps3dm-utils you can get from gitbrew or here you have a precompiled ps3dm_um ps3dm_aim

and you will need Slynk tools

Here's my app. I'd have a full tutorial but I'm having to deal with some bullshit right now. Sorry guys.
I'll make a better tutorial later but basically. Flag yourself. Dump your idps (that's the first 16 bytes of your eid0).
Type it into my app in the format I provided, click the button, and run that command. Should work. 
Tokenator.7z (26.42 KB)
Tokenator mirror(with src included)
Slynk

[edit] Procedure

[edit] Getting the info

First you need your IDPS. Obtain this using ps3dm_aim.

# ./ps3dm_aim /dev/ps3dmproxy get_dev_id

Write it down and load it using Slynk's Tokenator app.

It will give you the command you should use in linux + your encrypted token. The tool should output something like this:

./ps3dm_um /dev/ps3dmproxy set_token 0x7E 0xDA 0xE2 0x68...

[edit] Setting the flag

./ps3dm_um /dev/ps3dmproxy write_eprom 0x48C0A 0x00

(you may skip this step, because UM set_token takes care of it)

[edit] Setting the token

Just copy paste the command you got from tokenator

./ps3dm_um /dev/ps3dmproxy set_token 0x7E 0xDA 0xE2 0x68...

Congrats now you ps3 is QA flagged Reboot

[edit] Getting the QA flag menu

PS3 Sixaxis + dualshock - controller - buttons

Set your cursor on (not in) Network Settings and press the key combo (all at the same time):

L1 + L2 + L3 (press left stick) + R1 + R2 + dpad_down

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

[edit] Setting QA Flag & Token with Grafs Payload

You can follow this tutorial to set the flag and token and then get the menu with the combo needed GrafPayload

[edit] GameOS app to QA flag

[edit] Glevand's QA flagging tools

QA_Flagging_Tools:

  • Prebuild packages :

http://store.brewology.com/ahomebrew.php?brewid=214

[edit] Alternative

This is a work in progress, it should already work, but feel free to review the code and improve it

source Makefile

based on Product Mode Toogle

[edit] Toggle QA - rebug.me

qa-toggle.pkg

CRC-16: 032F
CRC-32 (Ethernet and PKZIP): D0DC4C0F
SHA-1: 9B5C215E50B4DEC02E6171B0252A977DD599E3BA
SHA-256: 845BCE0134A6DF6CF1966F2D4D4F8380DEF121ACA7AB1FA022B73A8F5E9FEEA3
SHA-384: A791A022F879C972CDBD85A26AF32FDAEF25D32FA28CA47F55AFFAA471EACD1EC6D2761CD4E0E92D93F11A7002AAC281
SHA-512:  D3CA8DC93019181B0FD30B9618264F5C5CB8559F7AF1A4C2353AB5DBFD8B2FD4AD0EA63E2140E73F63D57E2252FB7DEAC53FA2B36919B703A477540D08C13EF9
MD-2: 5262E62B55CE972F5E58A13657B4143E
MD-4: D6C9A681F0605C6AACBC61EDB7D43DD5
MD-5: FB11BEC5A0DDE6600BAEE0CC36742D54

Needs mmap114 lv1 patch + lv2 peek&poke MFW 3.41 or 3.55 (all other patches are done on the fly, when needed) - 3.15 will NOT work (blackscreen lock)

This is compatible with Kmeaw CFW and Rogero V3.7 (mirror / MD5:8f8166b25d6bed891f292c77de5c4b28)

for noFSM, use 9.99 downgrader instead: MD5:b67747f529d047d63151786544a58b50 .

http://rebug.me/?p=1358 / backup/mirror : toggle_qa.pkg (94.22 KB)

other mirrors:

[edit] QA Flags Features

[edit] Edy viewer

Payment service in japan
more info Edy viewer

Option not present in FW 1.02/1.10/1.11/1.30/1.31/1.32, only added since FW 1.50 and higher.

[edit] Debug Settings (CEX/DEX)

There are different Debug Settings (in English) for different firmware versions. For example: FW 3.55 has more options than FW 3.41 & 3.15, below versions have even less. Some Debug settings are only available in older versions.

Setting TargetID Description 3.50
-
3.55
3.40
-
3.42
3.21
-
3.30
3.10
-
3.15
3.00
-
3.01
2.80 2.70
-
2.76
2.60 2.50
-
2.53
2.40
-
2.43
2.30
-
2.36
2.20 2.10
-
2.17
1.92
-
1.94
1.90 1.80
-
1.82
1.60
-
1.70
1.50
-
1.54
1.02
-
1.32
Remarks
DTCP-IP CEX Digital Transmission Content Protection over Internet Protocol, a specification for copy protection of copyrighted content that is transferred over digital interfaces in home networks that adhere to IP. Allows you to turn it on or off for PS3.
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N OFF only?
ATRAC CEX Adaptive TRansform Acoustic Coding is a family of proprietary audio compression algorithms developed by Sony. Allows you to enable or disable ATRAC playback for your PS3 system.
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N -
WMA CEX Windows Media Audio is an audio data compression technology developed by Microsoft. Allows you to enable or disable WMA playback for your PS3 system.
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N -
Analog Output Expansion Feature CEX
  • Menu Off :
  • Off :
  • On :
N N N N N N N Y Y N N N N N N N N N N -
NP Environment CEX DEX Allows you to change which environment your PS3 connects. See Environments
  • NP
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y -
Fake Free Space (for CEX) CEX DEX Fake the amount of free space on the HDD, in "Fake Limit Size" function.
  • Off : deactivate Fake Free Space function.
  • On : activate Fake Free Space function.
  • On (Ignored in NP Trophy): activate Fake Free Space function except for trophy functions.
Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Fake Limit Size CEX DEX Set the amount of free space on the HDD in MB when the "Fake Free Space" function is activated.
  • _ MB
Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
NP Debug CEX DEX When an application is started, Playstation Network information related to that application is displayed.
  • Off : deactivate the NP Debug function.
  • On : activate the NP Debug function.
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N -
NPDRM Debug CEX DEX Set and test the access rights to an application that use drm protection.
  • Off : deactivate the NPDRM Debug function.
  • No Entitlement (80029513) : return 80029513 error.
  • Deactivated (80029514) : return 80029514 error.
  • Unexpected Error : return unexpected error.
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N -
Edy Debug CEX Edy is a payment service in Japan, allows you to enable or disable debugging for Edy Viewer.
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N -
Nav-only NP CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N -
Cdda Server CEX
  • Production :
  • Evaluation :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N -
Auto download CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
May be automatic system updates!
N N N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N -
SSMSS Server CEX
  • Production Server :
  • Test Server :
  • Development Server :
N N N N Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N -
Crash Report CEX DEX When the console crashes, a report can be sent to Sony servers.
  • Off : deactivate the Crash Report function.
  • On : activate the Crash Report function.
Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Crash reporter Status CEX
  • Ready :
  • Busy :
  • Never be called :
Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
VSH Crash Dump Generator CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
System Update Debug CEX Allows you to enable or disable system update debug, which lets you to downgrade with official Sony update manager. Also allows easy firmware switching by storing a PS3UPDAT.PUP (can be renamed) in /dev_hdd0/updater/01, then another in /dev_hdd0/updater/02 etc. Then go to "System Update" > "Update via Hard Disk" and select the update to install.
Maximum is 20 versions to be listed in XMB, even when more are stored by using e.g. ftp.
Lowest version that can be copied to updaterfolder on harddisk is 2.70 (no limit when using e.g. ftp, although versions below 2.70 cannot be used for reinstallment).
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Information Board QA Server CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N -
Format Marlin Personal Data CEX This appears to be related to Marlin DRM possibly for multimedia use.
-> (Format : Yes / No)
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N -
PlayStation Store Ad Clock CEX DEX Change the clock time of the ★ Title Store Preview (Store).
  • Off : the PlayStation Store Ad Clock function is deactivated.
  • On : the PlayStation Store Ad Clock function is activated.
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N -
Geo Filtering for PlayStation Store CEX DEX
  • Normal :
  • Always Succeed :
  • Always Fail :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N -
Remove Game License CEX -> (Remove : Yes / No) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N -
Home Debug CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N -
Delete Trophy Personal Data CEX Allows you to delete all your PS3 trophies personal data.
-> (Delete : Yes / No)
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N -
GameUpdate Impose Test CEX DEX The application will simulate a fake patch in order to test how the application will react when a patch is found.
  • Off : deactivate the GameUpdate Impose Test function.
  • On : activate the GameUpdate Impose Test function.
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N -
Network Emulation Setting CEX DEX Emulate the network in order to test how the application will react with networks troubles.
  • Off : the Network Emulation Setting function is deactivated.
  • Option 1 : the Network Emulation Setting function is activated (packet delay time : 100ms).
  • Option 2 : the Network Emulation Setting function is activated (bandwitch limitation : 132072 bps).
  • Option 3 : the Network Emulation Setting function is activated (send packet loss : 5%).
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N -
Network Emulation Status CEX DEX Show information of the Network Emulation Setting function. This information is also showed when selecting an option in Network Emulation Setting function.
-> (Outputs status screen)
Option number : Off
Packet loss : (% send), (% receive)
Packet loss duration (ms)
Packet pass duration (ms)
Packet delay time (ms)
Packet delay jitter (ms)
Packet out of order (%)
Packet out of order delay (ms)
Packet duplication  (%)
Bandwidth limitation (bps)
Packet size limitation (min bytes)
Packet size limitation (max bytes)
Policy pattern (0x0000000000000000)
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N -
Auto-Off Debug CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N -
WLAN Device CEX DEX Activate/deactivate the wireless LAN device.
  • Off : deactivate the wireless LAN device.
  • On : activate the wireless LAN device.
Note : the wireless LAN device have to be not in use to deactivate it.
Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
NAT Traversal Information CEX DEX NAT traversal techniques are typically required for client-to-client networking applications, especially peer-to-peer and Voice-over-IP (VoIP) deployments.
-> (Outputs status screen)
UPnP Status : Unavailable / Available
UPnP Port Number : -
UPnP External Address : -
Stun Status : Unsucceeded / Succeeded
NAT Type : Type1 / Type2 / Type3
Mapped Address : (Internet IP Address)
Mapping Policy : Endpoint Independant
Port Preservation : true / false
Delta: 0
Port Opened : true / false
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Internet Browser Debug CEX When on is selected press triangle over the internet browser icon for extra options. (the WebKit option causes the console to reboot)
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N -
SMSS Result Output CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Adhoc SSID Prefix CEX DEX Set the prefix name of the Ad-hoc SSID’s. The default value is set for PSP devices.
  • PSP :
3 chars (Latin) max?
Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Disc Auto-Start at System Startup CEX DEX Start the disc automatically when the system is turned on.
  • Off : deactivate the Disc Auto-Start at System Startup function.
  • On : activate the Disc Auto-Start at System Startup function.
Note : [System Settings] > [Disc Auto-Start] have to be turned on too.
Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
3D Video Output CEX DEX Set the video output to 3D.
  • Automatic : video output settings are automatically set.
  • On : force the 3D video output.
Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Fake NP SNS Throttle CEX DEX Fake a throttling (a delay between information sends) into the social network service.
  • Off (60 sec) : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is deactivated, the throttling is set to 60 seconds.
  • On (0 sec) : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 0 seconds.
  • On (10 sec) : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 10 seconds.
  • On (120 sec) : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 120 seconds.
  • On (3600 sec) : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is set to 3600 seconds.
  • On (Throttle Closed) : the Fake NP SNS Throttle function is activated, the throttling is deactivated.
Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Debug for HDD Exchange Utility CEX Clone your HDD straight to USB HDD, NO QA Token needed
-> (HDD Exchange Utility)
Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Fake Plus CEX DEX Fake the activation of PlayStation Plus.
  • Off : the Fake Plus function is deactivated.
  • On : the Fake Plus function is activated.
Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Push Console Binding CEX
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Automatic Download CEX Set automatic download on or off, on scheduled time (game updates, system software updates, and selected movies).
  • Off :
  • On :
May be automatic system updates!
Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Motion Controller Calibration Result CEX Shows lastest results from motion controller calibration.
  • Off :
  • On :
Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
VideoEditor Delete Preset BGM CEX -> (Delete : Yes / No) Y N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N -
Setting TargetID Description 3.50
-
3.55
3.40
-
3.42
3.21
-
3.30
3.10
-
3.15
3.00
-
3.01
2.80 2.70
-
2.76
2.60 2.50
-
2.53
2.40
-
2.43
2.30
-
2.36
2.20 2.10
-
2.17
1.92
-
1.94
1.90 1.80
-
1.82
1.60
-
1.70
1.50
-
1.54
1.02
-
1.32
Remarks

Note: In older firmware versions (e.g. 1.02) it is not in a seperate debug menu, but rendered in XMB menu as System Settings extra options.

[edit] Debug Menu settings not in Retail/CEX QA

Setting TargetID Description Remarks
O Button Behavior DEX Switch the assignment of the “O” button to “X” button (like for japans games/region settings).
  • Enter : assign the “Enter” function to “O” button
  • Back : assign the “Enter” function to “X” button.
-
Game Type (Debugger) DEX Set the game type of an application when this one is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
  • Disc Boot Game : use application like a game disc.
  • HDD Boot Game : use application like a HDD boot game.
  • Patch : use application installed as a game patch.
  • PARAM.SFO : use the param.sfo directly from the application.
-
Game Output Resolution (Debugger) DEX Set the game output resolution of an application when this one is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
  • 480 (4:3)
  • 480 (16:9)
  • 576 (4:3)
  • 576 (16:9)
  • 720
  • 960 x 1080
  • 1280 x 1080
  • 1440 x 1080
  • 1600 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1080
-
Game Output Sound (Debugger) DEX Set game output sound of an application when this one is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
  • Maximum Number of Channels Set on [ Sound Settings ] > [ Audio Output Settings ]
  • 2 ch
  • 2 ch (Downmix: 5.1 ch -> 2 ch)
  • 2 ch (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 2 ch)
  • 5.1 ch
  • 5.1 ch (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 5.1 ch)
  • 7.1 ch
  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Digital (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 5.1 ch)
  • DTS
  • DTS (Downmix: 7.1 ch -> 5.1 ch)
-
BGM Player (Debugger) DEX Set the activation of BGM playback when an application is started from the debugger (usually, this information is read from PARAM.SFO).
  • Off : deactivate the BGM Player.
  • On : activate the BGM Player.
-
GameContentUtil Boot Path (Debugger) DEX Change the game content boot path when an application is started from the debugger.
  • For Development : return the real path where the application is started.
  • For Release : return the path from GameContentUtil dirName (Debugger) setting.
-
GameContentUtil dirName (Debugger) DEX Change the game content directory when an application is started from the debugger in release mode. -
GameContentUtil Boot Path (/app_home/PS3_GAME/) DEX Change the game content boot path when an application is started from /app_home/PS3_GAME/.
  • For Development : return the real path where the application is started.
  • For Release : return the path from the PARAM.SFO settings.
-
Region Settings DEX Change the console settings (system language, time, date, etc…) depending on which region are selected.
  • Japan
  • North America
  • Oceania
  • UK
  • Europe
  • Korea
  • Southeast Asia
  • Taiwan
  • Russia
  • China
  • Mexico
  • Hong Kong
-
Fake Other Region DEX Fake the license area of the console (SCEE for Europe, SCEA for America, etc…) to Other.
  • Off : the Fake Other Region setting is deactivated.
  • On : the license area is set to Other.
Note : Setting on that option is not saved after a console reboot.
-
HDCP DEX High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across High-Definition Multimedia Interface
  • Off : the HDCP protection is deactivated.
  • On : the HDCP protection is activated
-
Display HDD Free Space DEX Display the hard drive free space on the menu screen while an application is running. -
Fake Save Data Owner DEX Allows use of save data from other users and displays a warning message at every load/save during the game. Once a save data has been saved with this features activated, that save couldn’t be read with this function deactivated.
  • Off : deactivate the Fake Save Data Owner function.
  • On : activate the Fake Save Data Owner function.
-
Format System Cache DEX Format the system cache area.
  • Yes : format the system cache.
  • No : cancel the system cache format.
-
Release Check Mode DEX Check if /app_home is used in the application.
  • Development Mode : the application can used /app_home.
  • Release Mode : the application can’t use /app_home.
-
Exception Handler DEX Handle PPU exceptions in order to debug an application.
  • Off : deactivate the exception handling.
  • On : activate the exception handling.
-
NPDRM Clock Debug DEX Activate/deactivate the validity period of an application that use drm protection.
  • Off : deactivate the NPDRM Clock Debug function.
  • On : activate the NPDRM Clock Debug function.
-
Service ID DEX Edit the Service ID of the content to access it on the Store.
Example : AB0000-ABCD12345_00
-
MsgDialogUtil Display Errorcode DEX Display the error code of an application that uses the cellMsgDialogOpenErrorCode function in the notification window.
  • Off : deactivate the MsgDialogUtil Display Errorcode function.
  • On : activate the MsgDialogUtil Display Errorcode function.
-
Format BD Emulator HDD DEX Format the external usb device (FAT32) for use it with the BD Emulator Function.
  • Quick Format : Make a quick device format.
  • Full Format : Make a full device format.
-
Disable ExitGame Timeout DEX Disable the forced termination of an application due to a time out.
  • Off : do not disable the ExitGame Timeout function.
  • On : disable the ExitGame Timeout function.
-
Core Dump DEX The Core Dump functions save and configure the output exceptions of applications in order to debug them.
  • Copy : Copy a core file.
  • Delete : Delete a core file.
  • Option :
    • [Option] > [★ Trigger Option]
      • Disable PPU exception detection : PPU exception are not includes in the core file.
      • Disable SPU exception detection : SPU exception are not includes in the core file.
      • Disable RSX exception detection : RSX exception are not includes in the core file.
      • Disable Foot Switch detection : the foot switch detection is deactivated.
    • [★ Corefile Generation Option]
      • Disable Memory Dump : the memory dump is not include in the core file.
    • [★ Execution Control Option]
      • Enable restart process and core dump function after core dumped : After a core file dumped, the process will restart and the core dump function activated.
      • Off : deactivate the core dump function.
      • On (Save to /app_home) : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /app_home.
      • On (Save to /dev_ms) : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /dev_ms.
      • On (Save to /dev_usb) : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /dev_usb.
      • On (Save to /dev_hdd0) : activate the core dump function and save the core file to /dev_hdd0.
-
PowerOnReset DEX The console is automatically turned on when the main power button is turned on.
  • Off : deactivate the PowerOnReset function.
  • On : activate the PowerOnReset function.
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Boot Mode DEX Choose which mode to boot the console.
  • Debugger Mode : boot on the debugger, for debugging purpose.
  • System Software Mode : boot on system software mode, for developing purpose.
  • Release Mode : boot on release mode, the same than retail console, for finals tests purpose.
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Blu-ray Disc Access DEX Choose the Blu-ray disc type of access.
  • BD Emulator (DEV) : Use the internal hdd for the BD-Emulator. (Reference Tools only)
  • BD Emulator (USB) : use an usb hdd formatted for the BD-Emulator.
  • BD Drive : use the Blu-Ray Disc drive.
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Transfer Rate Pacing for BD Emulator DEX When the BD Emulator function is activated, the transfer rate can be choose between two options.
  • HDD Native : maximum transfer rate.
  • Equiv. to BD Drive : same transfer rate than the BD Drive.
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Network Settings for Debug DEX Choose different network settings for the debugging than the settings used in usual settings.
  • Single Settings : use the same network settings for debugging than settings used in [Settings] > [Network Settings].
  • Dual Settings : use two different network settings.
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Connection Status List for Debug DEX Show the network information for the debugging. -
Connection Settings for Debug (Dual Settings) DEX Choose network settings for the debugging.
Note : the Network Settings for Debug function have to be set on Dual Settings.
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Pad Auto Detect DEX This function allows the console to automatically detect a paddle connected by USB.
  • Off : deactivate the Pad Auto Detect function.
  • On : activate the Pad Auto Detect function.
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Initialize Boot Parameters DEX Reset boot parameters to their default value.
  • Yes : reset boot parameters.
  • No : do not reset boot parameters.
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Update Server URL DEX Choose the server of firmware updates when selecting [Settings] > [System Update].
Example : http://www.myexampleserver.com/ps3updat.txt
Ps3updat.txt example:
Dest=82;ImageVersion=FFFFFFFF;SystemVersion=1.0000;CDN_Timeout=30;CDN=http://www.myexampleserver.com/PS3UPDAT.PUP.100.001;
Dest=82;ImageVersion=FFFFFFFF;SystemVersion=2.0000;CDN_Timeout=30;CDN=http://www.myexampleserver.com/PS3UPDAT.PUP.200.001;
ps3-updatelist.txt
Video Upload Debug DEX When a video is uploaded on YouTube with the video upload function, the uploaded video is set to private.
  • Off : the Video Upload Debug function is deactivated.
  • On : the Video Upload Debug function is activated.
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Wake On LAN DEX Wake-on-LAN is an Ethernet computer networking standard that allows a computer to be turned on or woken up by a network message. The message is usually sent by a program executed on another computer on the same local area network.
  • Off : deactivate the Wake On Lan function.
  • On : activate the Wake On Lan function, the console can be turned on by a network message.
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Dummy XMB (in game) Debug DEX This function checks how applications react while the XMB in game is used. If the resources debits are not enough, a message will be display in the notification window.
  • Off : the Dummy XMB (in game) Debug function is deactivated.
  • On : the Dummy XMB (in game) Debug function is activated.
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Dummy BGM Player Debug DEX This function checks how applications react while the BGM Player is used. If the resources debits are not enough, a message will be display in the notification window.
  • Off : the Dummy BGM Player Debug function is deactivated.
  • On : the Dummy BGM Player) Debug function is activated.
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MediatedServices: Mediator URL DEX Set the mediator URL of Mediated Services. -
MediatedServices: Provider Data DEX Set the provider data of Mediated Services. -
MediatedServices: Notifications DEX Activate/deactivate the Mediated Services notifications.
  • Off : the MediatedServices Notifications function is deactivated.
  • On : the MediatedServices Notifications function is activated.
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Note: credit to DrEB

[edit] Install Package Files

Will install all package files found on the root of the USB stick sequentially in alphabetical order until an installation of a package is aborted or fails for any reason. It will work only with properly signed packages. Unlike the Install Package File function in the Game menu the .pkg extension name is not case sensitive.

Option present in FW 1.02 and above.

As on DEX/DECH Stations is already a "Install Package Files" function, no new icon is added, but the ability to install retail packages via the "game column" "Install Package Files".

[edit] On 3.6x Firmwares

As we know Sony has taken QA Flag away changed the Auth for QA-flag on 3.6x Firmwares. Until someone changes it to work with the new method (which doesnt work on the old), your QA Flag will not work on 3.6x.

From 3.60 Sony added a new step in the authentication process in the Iso module "spu_token_processor.self". This new step is a digital signature verification using ECDSA ("Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm"). The old token, the IDPS taked from the machine, the version of the Token (1), the array of flags, and the HMAC hash of the previous parts, remains valid as such. No key (AES, HMAC) were changed in the new module. However, after the decryption of the token, IDPS and verification of the machine with which it has the token performs a digital signature verification of all encrypted token (0x50 bytes). This performs a SHA-1 hash of the entire token (like Sony performed at the time of the digital signature) and passes to check the signature, if it validates the token is considered authentic and returned both encrypted as decrypted (this with the hash hmac set to 0), as happened in 3.56 and lower. In the event that the digital signature fails, consider that the token is not valid, as would happen if the token decryption fails, or any of your previous checks (HMAC computed with token bearing the token, the IDPS , ...). In this case it will return an empty buffer (instead of the decrypted token) and one with a token prepared but without any active flag, or indeed with any digital signature, as happened in 3.56 and lower. In short it is not possible to put a machine QA in firmware 3.60 and higher unless you are patching the module (thus only work in that customized firmware), or getting a whole token and a valid digital signature for. Given that the token varies by the IDPS to prevent universal token exists, only the IDPS should know that token, and change the IDPS of section one of EID0 (which is what the Iso module checks), but this could have unintended consequences in some cases.

[edit] QA Downgrading

Crossreference: gitbrew.org PS3:Downgrade

[edit] Notes

These tools COULD format your ps3. (which means Any and ALL psn / downloaded data could be erased)

note: several people noted that they did not suffer from dataloss even after several downgrades, but its good measure to backup before downgrading (esp. ACT.DAT which DO get erased)

[edit] Tools Needed

  • Firmware you want to downgrade to. (3.41, 3.15)

[edit] Installation Process

1. Install CFW355-OTHEROS++-SPECIAL.pup (Doesn't matter what version you are. 3.55 and lower ONLY.)
2. Install qa_flag_extra.pkg 
3. Run qa_flag (It will show up as this, that is fine)
4. If you hear the beeps, continue. If you do not hear beeping, come to irc.
5. Reboot
6. Go into recovery menu and Update your ps3 with the firmware that you want (3.15, 3.41 etc)
7. have it install

And now you're done. You just successfully downgraded your ps3.

[edit] User Submitted Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk3dq944-s - QA Downgrade

[edit] Known Issues with QA flag / QA downgrades

[edit] Act.dat (PSN activation) gets deleted

Make sure you backup the file before enabling QA-extra flag and downgrade. There have been reports of ACT.DAT ("home/000000XX/exdata/act.dat") get's deleted. So make sure to backup that entire folder before flagging/downgrading.