Developer sinsizer has recently released a new PC tool for checking your NOR or NAND dumps on your PS3. This tool by sinsizer is different from other validators, as this will only produce an output file that contains the errors rather then a complete log. This is the first BETA version of this tool, so be aware some bugs could be present. It is also a good idea to still check your dumps manually with a hex editor to ensure your dumps are 100% safe for future use . Take a look at all the details below from the developer in the official Release quote below .
NOR/NAND byte swapping
This tool works different than other validators. Instead of outputing a full log, it will output an error.log, if validate is checked. But see for yourself.
Always patching 3.55 is recommended to see if the patched statistic is right/green.
ckp_management_ID values have to be equel as well as per_console_nonce.
(should be stated in error.log if not)
There is one easy rule! If the error.log contains an entry, your dump is definetly broken!
Ros section is excluded from validation. Why? It´s easy to repair, the hole section gets patched anyway and it leads to the rule above.
For NAND all known sections gets checked. But a big part is not or only rarely documented. So the hole part after cvtrm, cell_ext_os_area, OtherOS and unreferenced area at the end won´t be checked. It´s very important that you have look at the statistics and the “corrupt block count” of flowrebuilder when interleaving.
It´s always recommended to check dumps manually with an hexeditor, and using other tools for validation, to be as save as possible!
As long as it is not possible to decrypt the full dump, it`s impossible to validate it to 100%.
Keep in mind this is only beta.