BwE is back with another update to his NOR validation tool. Following the not so final release comes version 1.30 of this app. The changes include a rewrite of CCSD, CISD, EID validations which also include added checks. This version is also marked as a final release unless firmware revisions are needed.
This all in one validator/patcher will interpret the byte orientation, patch for 3.55/4.40 and will then output the results of 2800+ 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.
After selecting your dump and choosing which patch you want it will begin to process the validation. Once it is finished it will give you a brief count of the results, after this you simply press enter to exit.
The program will then open a html output illustrating everything that has been validated. Scroll through or use the menu at the top and read each section.
If a validation says ‘warning’ or ‘danger’ investigate it yourself manually using a hex editor, or contact somebody knowledgeable. Only corruption messages will show you the exact offset to look at, everything else won’t so this is where you have to read/learn about it on the ps3devwiki.
Some validations will tell you that you need to patch it, if this is the case then do so and re-validate the patched dump.
If your dump has any ‘danger’ messages in the per console sections (find them in the menu) then there is a good chance its completely ruined and unfixable. Also, if your dump has a large amount of ‘danger’ messages then there is a serious issue – bad wiring can be discovered if you have any repetition in the dump.
1.30 – 21/05/2013 : completely rewritten eid, cisd, ccsd + added more validations to it, upgraded other minor validations. all due to upcoming nand validator (note: possibly final version, unless adding firmware revisions/new consoles)
Download: BwE NOR Validator v1.30