If you’re a PS3 gamer that’s super heavy into scene activity, than you know that being effective at your art means being able to encrypt, decrypt and manipulate every single one of those system files to your possible greatest advantage. As you probably already know, there are hordes upon hordes on tools that you can use to get the job done, but I personally have spent a lot of time cataloguing nathan_r32_69‘ PUAD PUP Unpacker and Repacker. Let’s see what this new program holds!
It hasn’t been too long since the last update at 1.1, but that doesn’t mean that this little tool is any less effective. As is the usual, what makes this particular option really shine is all about the simplicity. To make this program function to your liking, all it takes is to simply drop the file into the marked section of the GUI, and watch the program do it’s work. What’s exceptionally great about how this works is that you also don’t need cgywin to get things moving either, because it works directly from Windows. I’m hesitant to call this novice-friendly simply because it deals with such complex file architecture, but it still works nicely alongside other options.
With regards to new features, 1.2 has plenty of small additives. For repacking purposes, you can now repack the UPL.xml as well as the Core_OS files should you need to. There has even been a few safeguards put in place with the decryption of said files to reduce bricking. With lv0 decryption and swu.self encryption tossed in for good measure there’s a lot to be found alongside the software’s new boot options as well. To streamline things even more, the .puad file extension has also been created to allow for default opening of appropriate files on your computer. In a way, nathan_r42_69 outdoes himself again with this very small but mighty GUI.
- Unpacks PUP file
- Decrypts/Unpacks CORE_OS
- Decrypts/Unpacks Dev_flash
- Decrypts SELF files of CORE_OS
- Decrypts SELF files of Dev_flash
- Unpacks RCO file contents
- Decrypts index.dat
DESIGNED TO UNPACK/DECRYPT/REPACK PUP FILE CONTENT QUICKLY
DON’T PLAY WITH CORE_OS IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING
I’M NOT RESPONSIBLE OF ANY DAMAGE, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
Note: READ ALL THE INFO ABOUT THIS ON PSX, THEY HAVE DETAILED INFO ABOUT THIS. DON’T RUSH IT, READ AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT WELL BEFORE USE IT.