HOWTO: Change the Region of Your PS3 Blu-ray Drive!

April 21, 2011

One of the remaining problems with the PS3 even with all the released CFW’s is you can only watch BLU-RAY movies from the REGION that you allowed to, as per this map below:

Along comes KureKure from PS3News, with a helpful tutorial on how-to get pass this last block remaining on your Jailbroken PS3 console:


ever since the first ps3 jb was out i was hoping for a region patcher so i can watch all the blu ray discs i own no matter if region a/b/c and nobody ever knew how…

after lotsa research and checking around i present to you 3 patch*.txt files for lv2 patcher!

just copy the files into: /dev_hdd0/game/LV2000000/USRDIR

and the next time you start lv2 patcher you will have 3 new patches to choose from (region a/b/c)

once you patch you don’t have to restart your ps3, it works right away! if you restart your ps3 the bd region is set to standard again

tested & working for me on pal cechcxx machine with 3.55cfw (rebug & kmeaw) using kmeaw’s lv2 patcher v9!

this only works for blu ray and nothing else, for dvd the old xregistry trick applies…

i didn’t code anything, just collected and tested, sources for this can be found here:…-version-data/…n-is-Released/

thanks a million times to everyone involved, this now makes the ps3 the best bd player for that prize range!

Attached is KureKure 3 patchs for lv2 for those using v3.55, and below is link to the latest v9 lv2 patcher.

Off-Site DL Link -> LV2 Patcher v9 (via) Dashhacks

Now it might not at first seem ‘front page news’ but truth is in some countries this type of ‘firmware hack’ is what is needed for people to use to fight Sony in the legal system, case in point is ‘Australia’ were PS2 modding was ruled legal because it make the system ‘region-free’. :rolleyes:

News Source: How to Change the Region of Your PS3 Blu-ray Drive – PS3 NEWS

Thanks to manster for the news tip on this wonderful tutorial….

Attached Files
File Type: txt patch4.txt (1.3 KB)
File Type: txt patch5.txt (1.4 KB)
File Type: txt patch6.txt (1.4 KB)
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