PS3 4.31 isoldr & lv2ldr keys released! Install CFW on almost any PS3!

by ps3iso on November 11, 2012

It was only a matter of time before more developments were made in the PS3 scene. Now, the 4.31 isoldr & lv2ldr keys have been released.

The PS3 scene has been moving constantly forward. The progress has been substantially good news for users while not so much good news on Sony’s end.

Now to add insult to injury an Anonymous source has recently released the isoldr and lv2ldr keys for 4.31 firmware. The keys have been confirmed to be legit and working too; which you can see below. Sony has not made any type of response to any of the recent hacking which means they’ve been defeated on the PS3 hacking front per say. Sony has however been moving forward on sending out PS4 dev kits which isn’t too surprising considering how the PS3 hacking is irreversible and unpatchable. We might see the PS4 arrive even earlier.

isoldr and lv2ldr keys by Anonymous source

[lv2ldr]
type=SELF
version=0004003100000000
revision=001F
self_type=LV2
erk=0CAF212B6FA53C0DA7E2C575ADF61DBE68F34A33433B1B891ABF5C4251406A03
riv=9B79374722AD888EB6A35A2DF25A8B3E
pub=695984B7EE2EC2F77FCC3120150DCE7E4480D84480DDD8C5940AEB6F79E63D17A8BA3E4E63B2BB06FC0CE57E3BB8FC46
ctype=30

[isoldr]
type=SELF
version=0004003100000000
revision=0001
self_type=ISO
erk=63565DBE98C3B1A52AADC907C47130FE57A10734E84F22592670F86ED2B0A086
riv=953F6A99891B4739358F5363A00C08B9
pub=26BE7B02E7D65C6C21BF4063CDB8C0092FE1679D62FA1A8CCC284A1D21885473A959992537A06612
priv=
ctype=15

The release is incredible news for developers to keep pushing forward and make better, more stable, CFWs. However, a new development means big things for the end user. Developers from EOL have found a way to install 4.30 CFW on just about any PS3 that has had a base firmware of 3.56 previously with a flasher, no downgrading required. You can read the full English release of this method bellow:

Note*: If you attempt please be careful as there is always a risk of bricking in which you are responsible if you do!

“The ones who have as least version 3.56 on their PS3 are in luck this week.
With the collaboration of Varicela and Luckymas we achieved install CFW 4.30 E3 in this type of consoles.

With this method we can install CFW (for now only 4.30) without doing a downgrade process from any OFW superior or inferior to 3.55 but not superior to 4.30. ( PS3 with a 4.31 ofw, for now its not possible and you could possibly brick if you do try)

WARNING: This method is VALID only for consoles with minimum OFW 3.56 with no metldr2.

To do this we will need this patches Patchv1 Three Musketeers:
Download here

We don’t need a dongle but we need a FLASHER to get our dump, there are many tutorials on EOL as well on other sites on how to do it with progskeet, E3 or teensy. 

Once we have our DUMP we will patch these offsets:

patch1 : OFFSET 0C0010 LEGHT 6FFFE0
patch2 : OFFSET 7C0010 LEGHT 6FFFE0
patch3 : OFFSET 80000 LEGHT 20000
patch4 : OFFSET A0000 LEGHT 20000
patch5 : OFFSET 40000 LEGHT 20000
patch6 : OFFSET 60000 leght 20000

Once patched will be write it with a flasher, start the PS3. Recovery will kick in and we will copy to a pendrive CFW 4.30 E3 with PS3/UPDATE folder structure. (If you were on 4.30 OFW the console will start normally, in this case we have to enter in recovery and update to CFW 4.30 E3 from there).

THIS WAS TESTED IN MANY 3.56 PS3′S. ( WE SUPPUOSE THAT A PS3 WITH OFW MINIMUM 3.60 NO METLDR2 WORKS BUT THIS WAS NOT TESTED).
WE DON’T HELD RESPONSABLE FOR BAD USE OR IF YOU BRICK DOING THIS.

Data that will be useful to you:

- ON PS3 WITH 3.56 OFW MINIMUM YOU CAN’T DOWNGRADE NEVER FROM 4.30 BUT YOU CAN DO IT WITH OTHER FUTURE PATCHES TO ANOTHER CFW OR JUST INSTALL OFW IF YOU GET TIRED.

- THIS PATCHES ONLY WORKS TO INSTALL CFW 4.30 E3 (If you need with multiman i can translate that) OTHER CFW’S STILL BEING 4.30 WILL INDICATE THAT THE DATA IS CORRUPTED WHEN WE TRY TO INSTALL FROM RECOVERY.

Many thanks to EOL.”

So if the scene continues in this direction, you can expect it to become easier and more accessible to install CFW for everyone at some point. Again, stay tuned for more updates! What do you want to see in the PS3 scene? Do you think the PS4 is the right direction for Sony? Are you ready for the PS4? Let me know in the comments!

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