2012 – A Year In The Life Of The PS3

by ps3iso on December 31, 2012

2012 has been an awesome year for the PS3 and the PS3 scene, here is a summary of what has went on over the past 12 months, its not complete and i still have a lot to add, but this is the vast amount, enjoy :)

1st of January 2012
CondorStrike releases Solar 2.5

2nd of January 2012
naehrwert releases a new version of SceTool

4th of January 2012
A secret menu is discovered on the PS3:

5th of January 2012
Mysis releases an Enhancement patch for Remote Play

9th of January 2012
Hotz8611 updates reActPSN to version 2.10

9th of January 2012
Images of an upcoming official PS3 application called PlayMemories Studio are leaked.

9th of January 2012
Cobra update mmCM to v 03.01.03)

12th of January 2012
multiMAN version 4 is released and it does not need the Cobra dongle to run

16th of January 2012
Coveman releases Open PS2 Loader as ISO for Cobra USB

19th of January 2012
KaKaRoTo gives an update on his 4.0 Hen progress

19th of January 2012
CondorStrike releases Solar 3.1

19th of January 2012
deroad released a homebrew PS3 application called Buzzer Player.

20th of January 2012
PS3Hen shows a video of him installing Retail PKG’s on 4.0FW, via the “? Install Package Files”

20th of January 2012
DeViL303 has releases XMB Filemanager, which allows you to browse the entire PS3 filesystem, straight from the XMB.

21st of January 2012
naehrwert releases version 0.2.1 of his application scetool

23rd of January 2012
Showtime v.3.4 is released

27th of January 2012
reActPSN v2.20 is released

29th of January 2012
Anonymous developers release a RSOD Fix

29th of January 2012
PS3 SDK Version 3.70 is leaked with PhyreEngine

3rd of February 2012
PsDev releases PS3 Tools GUI Edition

3rd of February 2012
RSODfix Lv2diag tool is released

3rd of February 2012
PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool is released

4th of February 2012
LV2 Loader is released

4th of February 2012
News emerges that Sony is planning to rename PSN to SEN

8th of February 2012
Sony release firmware update 4.10

8th of February 2012
Yet Another Bypass 1.3 is released

8th of February 2012
deraod releases a tutorial on how to call a Syscall

8th of February 2012
CondorStrike releases Solar 4.0

10th of February 2012
TizzyT releases an application that lets PS3 owners create their own ColdBoots

10th of February 2012
Debug/DEX Firmware 4.10 is leaked

10th of February 2012
PS3 Tools released by aldostools

11th of February 2012
XMBM+ v0.10 is released

11th of February 2012
ThatOtherDev releases Neo Trail

15th of February 2012
PS3 FactoryServiceMode Tool version 0.2 is released

16th of February 2012
Sony release Firmware update 4.11

16th of February 2012
PS3 SDK version 4.0 is leaked

23rd of February 2012
ASTOOLS V2.2 is released

25th of February 2012
Rogero releases his 3.55 CFW version 3

26th of February 2012
Markus95 releases SaintSeiya version 0.1

5th of March 2012
CondorStrike releases Condor Updater version 1.0

8th of March 2012
Grimm and Berion release Custom Firmware Validator

11th of March 2012
Rtype releases Hatari

14th of March 2012
corwin75 releases Param Edit

16th of March 2012
deroad releases NoRSX

20th of March 2012
deroad releases PS Seismograph

20th of March 2012
nathan_r32_69 releases IDPS Viewer

22nd of March 2012
cotojestwtf releases Yet Another Bypass version 1.7

24th of March 2012
flatz releases rap to riff converter

28th of March 2012
corwin75 releases param Edit version 2.0

30th of March 2012
We have our first real fake of 2012, when someone claims to have a working 4.11 MFW, read about it here.

31st of March 2012
News emerges that Sony is getting sued for a patent dispute with PSN

31st of March 2012
TizzyT releases PlayStation Color Logo Creator version 2.5

7th of April 2012
markus95 releases SaintSeiya mod version 0.3

8th of April 2012
ThatOtherDev releases The Catachthonic

10th of April 2012
XMB Manager Plus v0.20 is released

20th of April 2012
PS3 Game List version 1.9.2 is released

23rd of April 2012
A beta version of Rich Appearance Maker is released

26th of April 2012
nathan_r32_69 releases XMB eEIDx Dumper

27th of April 2012
Rumours circulate the PS3 Scene, about a Blu Ray Drive Emulator

29th of April 2012
DEREKTROTTER ports some PC Skyrim mods to the PS3, check them here.

2nd of May 2012
PS3Tools GUI Edition version 1.1b is released

4th of May 2012
Showtime YouTube Plugin version 1.4 is released

6th of May 2012
KDSBest releases a SPU x86 Emulation tool

10th of May 2012
naehrwert releases Sce Tool version 0.2.7

12th of May 2012
BD TOOL MA is released

13th of May 2012
memdump v0.01 is released

18th of May 2012
KDSBest updates his SPU Emulation application to Alpha 2

21st of May 2012
KDSBest moves his SPU Emulation application into beta phase

22nd of May 2012
With a lot of help from KDSBest, SnowyDew releases Edat Encryption/Decryption tool’s

24th of May 2012
Animated Theme Creator version 1.01 is released

27th of May 2012
ThatOtherDev releases UFO Racer version 3.0

1st of June 2012
naehrwert releases a Quick CoreOS Image Tool

1st of June 2012
KDSBest releases Beta 2 of his Spu Emulation tool

3rd of June 2012
RetroArch PS3 version 0.9.6 is released

5th of June 2012
drizzt updates f*ckPsn

5th of June 2012
ThatOtherDev releases Cubicle Shooter City version 0.1

6th of June 2012
nevik releases his PS3Tools version 1 for MacOS

8th of June 2012
KDSBest releases version 0.8 of his SPU Emulation tool

8th of June 2012
deroad updates his homebrew PS Seismograph

9th of June 2012
PSN experiences technical difficulties, with no explanation to what the fault/problem is.

9th of June 2012
deraod updates NoRSX to version 0.0.9

10th of June 2012
DeLiGhT’2010 releases the sources to SELF/SPRX decrypter

12th of June 2012
PS3 Media Server 1.53.0 is released

12th of June 2012
KDSBest releases version 0.9 of his SPU emulation tool

12th of June 2012
oct0xor and flat_z reverse engineer the ps3usercheat dongle

14th of June 2012
PSN experiences technical difficulties, with no explanation to what the fault/problem is.

15th of June 2012
ThatOtherDev releases a PS3 version of Pokemon

16th of June 2012
TheOtherPerson releases an update to They Do Not Die 2

19th of June 2012
Korben opens the PSXBrew Blog.

21st of June 2012
PSN experiences technical difficulties, with no explanation to what the fault/problem is.

22nd of June 2012
MCLUB releases version 1.02 of FolderList

23rd of June 2012
CondorStrike releases Solar version 4.2

24th of June 2012
PSDev releases PS3Tools GUI edition version 2.0

26th of June 2012
Sony releases Firmware update version 4.20

29th of June 2012
PSN Enabler/Disabler is released

29th of June 2012
NoRSX version 0.1.1 is released

1st of July 2012
PsDev releases PS3Tools to version 2.5

5th of July 2012
Sony releases Firmware update 4.21

5th of July 2012
Rumours emerge of a brand new slimmer version of the PS3

6th of July 2012
nathan_r32_69 releases SEN Enabler/Disabler v4.21

6th of July 2012
News emerges of the PS3′s very first region locked game, read about it here.

7th of July 2012
pr0p0sitionJOE releases 24 Dynamic Themes for the PS3

8th of July 2012
Rogero releases version 3.3 of his 3.55 CFW

8th of July 2012
The CEX to DEX method, that converts retail PS3′s into debug/dev PS3′s is leaked, read about it here

10th of July 2012
TizzyT releases Easy Static Raf Converter version 1.0a

12th of July 2012
andbey0nd releases an easy CEX to DEX conversion tool

12th of July 2012
libeeid is released

13th of July 2012
More rumours surface of a new slim PS3 model, these rumours are accompanied by proper images and letter claimed to be from Sony, view pictures and read about it here

16th of July 2012
PS3 CEX2DEX Application is released

17th of July 2012
PS3loadX v1.1 is patched for 3.55 users by CondorStrike

19th of July 2012
Debug/Test Firmware 4.11 is leaked

22nd of July 2012
SubZero Dezigns releases Make Package NPDRM GUI

23rd of July 2012
judges updates his Teensy++ Flasher Software called Norway to version 0.5

23rd of July 2012
Rogero releases DEX 3.55 CFW with both Peek/Poke and Downgrader features built-in

23rd of July 2012
propJOE releases some game fixes

23rd of July 2012
4.20 Dex firmware released

1st of August 2012
3.60 keys released

4th of August 2012
flatz releases eEID_RKDumper

5th of August 2012
Deviance releases FreeLoader version 0.1

5th of August 2012
naehrwert releases scetool version 0.2.8

6th of August 2012
AsToolsPS3 version 3.0 is released

11th of August 2012
Rogero releases PS3 Nor Dump Auto-Patcher version 0.01

11th of August 2012
Rogero releases a proof of concept MFW, with 3.60 keys implemented

11th of August 2012
ReActPSN v2.22 is released

13th of August 2012
An unofficial modification is released for Rebug CFW which is compatible with DEX converted units

13th of August 2012
SvenGDK releases PS Multi Tools version 5

14th of August 2012
PsDev releases the source code for his PS3Tools software

15th of August 2012
News emerges that Duplex has cracked True Blues reDRM and releases some eBoot fixes, the scourge that is True Blue is eradicated

16th of August 2012
naehrwert releases PS3 HDD Encryption tools

16th of August 2012
ZOMBIEKILLAH releases patches for several games

18th of August 2012
aldostools releases a klicensee brute-force tool he calls BruteForce/SCETool Decrypter

19th of August 2012
PropJoe releases some True Blue eBoot fixes

19th of August 2012
Octo releases Custom ps3usercheat v2.3 + cheatlist.dat v6.1

20th of August 2012
Deviance releases version 0.2 of FreeLoader

22nd of August 2012
N0DRM releases some eBoot fixes

24th of August 2012
Sony reveal they are shutting down Studio Liverpool, the company responsible for releasing the Wipeout games

24th of August 2012
shadoxi releases an ELF Dumper

24th of August 2012
squarepusher releases RetroArch version 0.9.7

26th of August 2012
N0DRM releases more eBoots

28th of August 2012
PaintTown version 3.6.0 is released

29th of August 2012
Showtime 4.0 is released with an improved GUI

30th of August 2012
naehrwert releases scetool version 0.2.9

31st of August 2012
Ac1DMoDz releases a modified version of PSDev‘s PS3Tools GUI Edition

31st of August 2012
N0DRM releases more eBoot fixes

1st of September 2012
4.21 Dex firmware is released

2nd of September 2012
ThatOtherDev releases Game Hero City 2 version 1.3

4th of September 2012
SvenGDK releases PS Multi Tools for Windows & OS X v5.5

5th of September 2012
FreePlay releases Open BDEMU HDD Manager

9th of September 2012
Rumours circulate that the 4K PS3 model will be released on the 28th of September at the Tokyo Games Show

9th of September 2012
dantezteam contacts GregoryRasputin with details that PSN was back for MFW users

10th of September 2012
Marjrawi releases a easy to use tool to build DEX friendly games

11th of September 2012
PS3DevWiki confirm that PSN is back for MFW users

11th of September 2012
Sony release PS3 Firmware update 4.25

11th of September 2012
drizzt releases f*ckPSN version 0.9

13th of September 2012
Rogero releases 3.55 MFW version 3.6

15th of September 2012
r04drunner releases Red Ribbon Release candidate 6 GNU/Linux for the PS3

17th of September 2012
A member of the official PlayStation forums creates a thread asking if PS3 users have problems with the new oficial 4.25 firmware, many people respond that they do, read about it here

17th of September 2012
aldostools releases PS3 Tools Collection version 2.0.19

18th of September 2012
AsToolsPS3 version 3.1 is released

19th of September 2012
The new slim PS3 SKU is officially revealed, more information here

20th of September 2012
samson releases Star Wars Doom

22nd of September 2012
KDSBest releases a lv2 exploit

24th of September 2012
A Chinese website posts what they claim is a 4.21 MFW

26th of September 2012
More rumours circulate about the above MFW, suggesting that it will be more reDRM junk called BlueDisk, read about it here

29th of September 2012
cfwprpht releases a small patch for PS3MFW Builder to enable alphabetical arranging games/homebrews on the XMB

2nd of October 2012
Nathan_r32_69 releasesd PUP decrypter and unpacker app for Windows

6th of October 2012
Releases Disc Key Dumper and Klicensee Dumper

6th of October 2012
deroad releases Install package Homebrew

6th of October 2012
MAGiC333X releases Klicence Brute Force Tool

10th of October 2012
News emerges that the people who released the Xkey ODDE are releasing a similar device for the PS3, read about it here

13th of October 2012
Marcocanc releases a cool little application, that lets you change the default BDEMU drive on MacOS

13th of October 2012
More 3key information is released, read about it here

14th of October 2012
itskamel releases a 3.55 CFW that has all the patches to allow CFW users to access PSN

15th of October 2012
RndRandomizer releases REQUEST IDPS Generator version 1.0.0.0

18th of October 2012
markus95 release an update to his Paintown Mod Pack

22nd of October 2012
Mgenecke releases PS3EMUTool Alpha

22nd of October 2012
PS3 lv0 keys released

22nd of October 2012
Rogero releases the first 4.21 MFW

23rd of October 2012
Comgenies Awesome Filemanager is updated to work on 4.21 MFW

25th of October 2012
After some PS3′s were bricked by installing Rogero’s 4.21 MFW, he releases a brick fix for those systems.

25th of October 2012
3.70 appldr Key released and confirmed as legit

26th of October 2012
JuanNadie releases a tutorial on how to dump the bootldr

26th of October 2012
Rogero releases version 1.09 of his 4.21 MFW

27th of October 2012
lv1 dump released

27th of October 2012
Debug firmware 4.25 is leaked

28th of October 2012
The E3 Team release a 4.30 MFW

28th of October 2012
cotojestwtf updates Yet Another Bypass to version 1.8

28th of October 2012
SvenGDK releases PS Multi Tools version 6

29th of October 2012
Sony release PS3 firmware update 4.31

29th of October 2012
nathan_r32_69 releases PUAD GUI to version 1.2

1st of November 2012
JjKkYu updates TrueAncestor EBOOT Resigner to version 1.12

1st of November 2012
Nightbird releases PSN/Spoofer v4.31 Enabler and Disabler for Kmeaw 3.55 Custom Firmware

3rd of November 2012
The Rebug team release their own 4.21 MFW, dubbed REX

3rd of November 2012
SvenGDK updates PS Multi Tools tp version 6.5

4th of November 2012
Grimm and Berion release Custom Firmware Validator version 2.0 Rev-8

5th of November 2012
DarkGiovy releases DarkEboot Fixer version 3.0

5th of November 2012
Itskamel ports PSNnja for use with 4.xx MFW

6th of November 2012
$n!pR updates his PKG Toolkit GUI

6th of November 2012
Rogero releases version 1.03 of his 4.30 MFW

11th of November 2012
The PS3 turns six years old

11th of November 2012
facanferff releases Oceanus, the first Showtime Media Player Skin

11th of November 2012
Rogero releases version 1.04 of his 4.30 MFW

12th of November 2012
The Cobra USB team state that they will release a new MFW in the next few weeks

13th of November 2012
Sony starts giving out warnings against the use of 4.xx MFW’s

17th of November 2012
Oakhead69 releases a SDAT Creator application for PC

20th of November 2012
CondorStrike releases Condor Updater version 3

20th of November 2012
SvenGDK releases version 1 of his PS3 Lite Tools

20th of November 2012
$n!pR updates his PKG Toolkit GUI to 1.50

21st of November 2012
Rogero releases version 2.0 of his 4.30 MFW

23rd of November 2012
r04drunner updates Red Ribbon Linux

23rd of November 2012
Condorstrike updates CONDOR UPDATER to version 3.1

23rd of November 2012
deroad releases the source code for Install Package Homebrew

24th of November 2012
KaKaRoTo releases a Homebrew Manager, called Eleganz: The Elegant Homebrew Manager

24th of November 2012
DarkGiovy releases version 5.0 of PS3 DarkEboot fixer

1st of December 2012
flatz releases Beta versions of pfdtool and sfopatcher

3rd of December 2012
The Cobra team state that they will release their own ODDE

6th of December 2012
An unknown dev releases spkg tool 1.0

11th of December 2012
Eslab has releases a RIF to RAP converter

15th of December 2012
Iris Manager gets updated to work on newer 4.30 CFW

17th of December 2012
oct0xor releases a video called OpenCobra

20th of December 2012
K.G has releases an application to resign game saves

21st of December 2012
CaptainCPS-X releases gamePKG version 1.0

26th of December 2012
deraod releases PSChannel version 1.01

26th of December 2012
flatz releases updates to Disc Key Dumper, Klicensee Dumper and Secure File ID Dumper

27th of December 2012
D_Skywalk updates Iris Manager to version 1.38

29th of December 2012
Opium2k releases some themes for deroads PS Channel

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