Scene developer BwE has updated his PC application “BwE NOR Validator” to to version v1.23. The tool allows the user to interpret the byte orientation, patch 3.55/4.40 and then will output the results of 2700+ validations via HTML format. This tool will only come in handy to those who know the ins and outs of the PS3’s hardware. We at Dashhacks advise those who don’t know the know-how of PS3’s hardware to be cautious of this, and USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, as you may risk bricking your system. Check out the full readme/changelog below for the flurry of information this release.
BwE NOR Validator – HTML Output/Public Edition.
Created/Started by BwE on the 14th November 2012 (Because I was too lazy to constantly check everything).
Greetz/Credit: EussNL, Judges, No0bZiLLa, Rogero, Rebug, deank, 3absiso, SCE & PS3 Dev Wiki (+ Its Contributers).
This all in one validator/patcher will interpret the byte orientation, patch for 3.55/4.40 and will then output the results of 2700+ validations via HTML.
1 – Place your .bin/s in the same folder as the validator.
2 – Run the validator and press Start.
3 – A console will appear asking you to select your dump (if you have more than one in the folder).
4 – Make your selection and or select if you watch to patch it (either in its current byte orientation or the opposite).
5 – Wait patiently.
6 – Press Enter at the end to launch the output.
Areas Of Validation
* First Region Header
* Flash Format
* Flash Region
* Asecure_Loader/Metldr Corrupt Sequences
* Asecure_Loader/Metldr Encrypted Statistics
* ROS0/1 AuthID’s/MD5’s
* Revoke/CoreOS MD5’s
* VTRM 1
* Second Region Header
* Second Region Block 0
* Second Region Block 1
* Lv0ldr/Bootldr Corrupt Sequences
* Lv0ldr/Bootldr Statistics
* Minimum Version
* File Digest Keys
* PerConsole Nonce
* Corrupt Sequences
* Authenticiation IDs
1.23 – 29/04/2013 : improved validation, added 4.41 ofw information
1.22 – 16/04/2013 : added 115 more validations + changed statistic range for bootldr + other small boring changes
1.21 – 11/04/2013 : patch3 error fix.
1.20 – 10/04/2013 : added new console data, removed 3.56 patch (replaced with 4.40), added protection against using old validator, changed corruption check (again!), added quick info for console.
1.19 – 09/04/2013 : changed metldr statistic range, minver check (to suit refurbished ps3s), corruption changes
1.18 – 08/04/2013 : upgraded cisd/cell_ext_nor_area/metldr validations to suit unique metldr.2 revision, changed corruption output (again).
1.17 – 08/04/2013 : changed repetition check, changed corruption output, bugfix
1.16 – 02/04/2013 : added rogero’s 4.40 patch, changed options, added 25+ md5’s, changed stats range and id check
1.15 – 25/03/2013 : added 4.40 ofw information and optimised some code
1.14 – 19/03/2013 : improved validation of the flash-region table
1.13 – 18/03/2013 : better handling for metldr.2, more id detections and md5s, added byte reversal option for experimenting with E3
1.12 – 16/03/2013 : md5 bug fix, changed id detections and general improvements
1.11 – 08/03/2013 : improved patching structure, added 3 musketeers patch (3.56 patching), code optimization
1.10 – 04/03/2013 : added 25+ validations + changed results & outputs + bugfix
1.09 – 02/03/2013 : improved corruption checks for metldr/bootldr + more validations + old coreos bug fix (again) + changed some results
1.08 – 29/02/2013 : added timeout for version check + added 16bit corrupt sequence check + fixed long outputs + fixed metldr ident bug + changed some warning/danger results + changed 00/ff results
1.06 – 27/02/2013 : fixed bug when handling old coreos versions + fixed .self md5 list
1.05 – 25/02/2013 : added approx 220 more validations + changed statistic ranges + latest version check + fixes to metldr/bootldr
1.02 – 22/02/2013 : more md5’s & authid checks + changed some results.
1.01 – 16/02/2013 : authid check bugfix
1.00 – 15/02/2013 : first public release
Use at own risk! Valid dumps may be invalid – Invalid dumps may be valid.
There are almost infinite variations of each dump! Have fun and good luck!
Give credit if you are using this for other people!
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