[Release] Rogero CFW 4.30 (v2.03) [XMB "Install Package Files" & No Downgrade Needed]

by ps3iso on December 2, 2012

@Rogero has just released the latest and final CFW v4.30 (v2.03), as a result of much work, dedication and support from many devs / users, he provide the most stable release of all .

The most notable update being the presence of the XMB “Install Package Files” feature and it is no longer needed to downgrade to CFW 3.55 to install it.

Here you have the changelog / features:

Originally Posted by Rogero

Rogero CFW4.30 v2.03 Details

  • Rebuilt from scratch using OFW4.30 files only (no DEX/SEX files) with official XMB and full features working as in OFW4.30
  • All known problems like XMB icons sorting and Demo Mode issues from previous versions are now gone with the use of the official XMB.
  • New Improved “Install Package Files” Application added to XMB instead of using the traditional DEX Icon, to have a 100% original XMB.
  • Once the PS3 is booted, select the [app_home/PS3_GAME] Icon and It will change automatically to [* Install Package Files]
  • If you load a Game from multiMAN it will still be redirected and shown under the same [app_home/PS3_GAME] Icon
  • After loading a Game, you can restart the PS3 again to have [* Install Package Files] back on XMB
  • You can also Install the new stand-alone XMB application from Deank –> [* Install Package Files] to have it showing permanently on XMB.
    - [* Install Package Files] function supports:
    — up to 256 pkg files
    — split pkg files
    — sorting
    — queued PKG indication (in red)
    — multipart (split) PKG indication (in yellow)
    — copy/transfer progress
    — Scanned locations: /dev_usb*** /dev_hdd0 /dev_bdvd in /PKG /packages and root folders
    — Split files format: .0 – .63 / .66600 – .66663 / .001 – .064
  • CFW Structure fixed to match the OFW 4.xx Structure:
    — No more corrupted data error messages while Installing from XMB or Recovery Menu.
    — The CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over any OFW3.55/CFW3.55/CFW4.21/CFW4.30.
    — HDD can be swapped/changed and the CFW4.30 v2.03 will re-install without any problem.
  • Patched LV1 to disable LV2 Protection.
  • Patched LV1 to add peek/poke support to replace hvc 182/183 (multiMAN Direct Disc Access is now working fine with CFW4.30 v2.03)
  • Patched LV1 to disable SYSTEM MANAGER INTEGRITY CHECK (to prevent Bricking on non-dehashed downgraded consoles)
  • Patched LV1 Core OS Hash Check (to prevent Bricking on non-dehashed downgraded consoles)
  • The CFW can be used directly for Downgrading with Hardware flashers /Flashing from FSM/Exiting from FSM, all works fine.
  • Patched LV2 to add peek/poke support. (for both LV1 and LV2)
  • Patched VSH to enable ReActPSN compatibility (Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files, Disable Unlinking/Deleting of act.dat)
  • Spoofed the system version to latest OFW version 4.31.
  • PSN/SEN access is available as long as the current “passphrase” still the same.
  • Loading games from App_home Icon is now fixed.
  • It can run games signed with Keys up to version 4.30 without any Eboot/Sprx patching needed
  • Games can be loaded from Disc Icon (with Original game in BD) and from app_home (Disc-less, but not all games).
  • Current 3.55 homebrew applications can’t be loaded on this CFW, applications must be re-signed properly for FW4.21/4.30

For more details and official source go to:

My personal installation results:

PS3 Model: CECH-E01 (NAND / BC)
Installed FW: Rogero CFW 4.30 (v2.00)
Target FW: Rogero CFW 4.30 (v2.03)
Method: XMB Install
Result: OK (like ~5 minutes to install)

PS3 Model: CECH-2501A (NOR / Slim)
Installed FW: Rogero CFW 4.30 (v2.00)
Target FW: Rogero CFW 4.30 (v2.03)
Method: XMB Install
Result: OK (Quick install, like ~2 minutes)

Download / Mirrors:

  1. uploaded.to (Thanks to @realth at Tortuga Cove)
  2. BillionUploads (Thanks to @PvL71 at Tortuga Cove)
  3. dropbox (Thanks to @PvL71 at Tortuga Cove)
  4. mediafire
  5. rapidshare

Originally Posted by Rogero

Link ———> Rogero_CEX4.30_V2.03.PUP

MD5: 5f7434a46f7909689b00558a06071689
Size: 192 MB (201,591,424 bytes)

For all the users that are having the Singstar Icon on XMB, please know that this is a pure Original FW 4.30/4.31 feature and
it seems it is only showing for Europe users when they connect the PS3 to the internet.

Here’s two links to the SingStar problem with OFW4.30 :
—> Singstar Icon appeared after online update to FW 4.30
—> Singstar Icon appeared after online update to FW 4.30

This CFW was tested on most PS3 Models by different testers and no problems were encountered.
But as any CFW release you must install it with caution and by following proper instructions, No one will be held responsible for any damage caused.

* This CFW can be installed fine from XMB Update over any OFW3.55/CFW3.55/CFW4.21/CFW4.30.

* For details about Downgrading back to CFW/OFW3.55 Please read the Downgrade Guide below

Thanks to realth and CaptainCPS-X for the news submission and the installation results!

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