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

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!

  1. wololo’s avatar

    Hmmm… since it requires a flasher, which is almost as expensive as buying a used hacked PS3, I’m still not convinced it will motivate many people…

    Reply

    1. natsu’s avatar

      i kinda agree on this one.. cant we just install cfw on new models without any flasher?

      sorry im not really knowledgeable with ps3 cfws, im more on psp cfw and android stuffs.. but i really don’t like the idea of dongles..

      i really wanna have a brand new ps3 with cfw… :(

      Reply

      1. ue’s avatar

        A flasher isn’t a damn dongle it is a piece of hardware that you open up your ps3 and write to the flash itself with.

        Reply

        1. NORATIO’s avatar

          Totally agree.. the hardware solution and open the PS3 is just a waste of time and risk to break something. The real solution would be an emulation of the BD-DRIVE like it is for the XBOX.. anyway at speed Microsoft is selling hardware because it’s easy to hack.. why they will release an XBOX 3 (720) anytime soon.. they are making money out of it.. PS3 never sell as much because it’s hard to hack.. look at the VITA , it’s the first time I am seeing the used price increasing and memory card selling like that… and if people think Wii was kill by the hackers I got some news for you : lack of HD and poor resolution to play games. Idea was good, but they really missed the both with crappy RCA cables.. the Dolphin emulate the wii games better.. so Nintendo has a reason to release the Wii U. The PS3 will never be a big hit compared to the XBOX360 because on how hard it is to hack the machine. People who hack the consoles are Under 18 and they got no money. I mean they poor guys had no experience in hacking hardware… I pay my games because I have the money to do it, and why I am installing emulators it’s because I want my old games on one single machine and not have 10 Consoles from my ATARI to by PS3 hooked up to my TV. Lots of people are like me. I am old school and like 2D games and will die with Mortal Kombat 2 or Killer Instinct.. no way I will ever stop playing these games. Sony : write this in your book : leave exploit easy for homebrew to run.. it increase the sells of your console! Signed : a big gamer and buyer!

          Reply

      2. Cdogman’s avatar

        Devs have been working on a ways to unlock your ps3 on OFW higher then 3.55 since geohotz jailbreak. First things first we need to find a way to resign the public keys to privet keys, which is ALMOST impossible, but not.

        Reply

    2. MacksG’s avatar

      Well’ i went and purchased my flasher, but i think its stuck in NYC customs.. which saddens me. because i really wanna downgrade my slim, (i got the :LE:) so i don’t need to solder.. once i have it, ima record my process, for people to see how easy it is. it costed about 100$ plus i did 20$ extra for faster shiping. Imo its worth it. i own a Phat that i’d like to mod, but ima leave it legit.

      this project is because i want true remote play of my slim, wireless psvita network, bouncing off my 4g on my wireless plan ULT, or WiMax. To play my ps3 games, its a proof of concept to understand why son’y want release it.
      \ Goodluck to all trying to flash and get into the scene, in my opinion its worth it to jump on while its hot /

      Reply

  2. SakuRedux’s avatar

    I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on the PS3 scene, but until it’s possible without a flasher I doubt I’ll be doing it. Besides, my main reason would be the convenience of (presumably) putting all my PS3 games on the HDD.

    Reply

  3. Liuxujie’s avatar

    PS3 is ALMOST DEAD!!

    Reply

    1. oO Flowzilla Oo’s avatar

      Alive*

      Reply

    2. oreo’s avatar

      Almost? they extended it to 2015….thats 3 more years dude (nearly 2). Its not dead at all.

      Reply

    3. Private-Lu’s avatar

      Why do people keep saying that the PS3 is dead, PSN is full of games now (imo no actual decent games that I am willing to dish the money out to try) but still, the PS3 is actually just getting started.

      Also, love the idea of this, but gonna wait a little longer, for a simple and safe way like the PS2, that MCBoot thing.

      Do actually hope it comes to a simple method, although a few years ago, I wouldn’t have thought you could CFW a PS3 through a flash drive and that has been done. Always on this site looking out for the next best thing.

      Reply

  4. filodude’s avatar

    Can you play online if you hack PS3?

    Reply

  5. Soldier’s avatar

    This is not good news at all, only a select few should be able to do cfw. If everyone can do it, it will kill Sony Ps3… Why would the Hackers want to kill PS3 entirely?

    Reply

    1. marjowikid’s avatar

      its not going to kill ps3 at all people have been hacking systems for a long time hell the game genie was pretty much hacking games and putting in codes and hell look at the ds still runnin strong and its got hacks and cfw’s and one more thing most people that want cfw arnt just lookin for free games they are lookin to get homebrews and to be able to use there ps3 as they see fit to its full extent and ive said it once and ill a thousand times more i want a cfw so i can do remote play with my damn friggin vita sony told me i could and they lyed so ..l., them and ..l., you

      Reply

      1. trecenters’s avatar

        xbox360 been fully hackable w/o a downgrader and is doing better then ps3… no way ps3 can die…

        Reply

        1. marjowikid’s avatar

          EXACTLY!!!! and shit sony probably isnt throwing any fits right now probably because they will be releasing a ps4 or what ever here soon do wish sony would be like microft in this matter and just kind of i dont know fuck off

          Reply

    2. illLoGiQ’s avatar

      Mother$#%@ing????? Dude seriously, REALLY? Why do you care? Did Sony magically pickup your mortgage this month? Car payment? Billion dollar company and your worried about the PS3 being killed? PS3 wont die because of this. My PS3 came with option to use Linux. I had Linux installed, an option that came with the PS3 i bought and they took it away. It’s like paying for heated seats in your car and the dealership say’s “Um i’ll take that” a year later…. BUT for the inconvenience here’s a free SIRUSXM Radio and a 1 month trial. Cool i guess but only if your willing to pay after that 1 month. A lifetime of @ss warming is compensated for 1 month of commercial free radio..how is that a WIN(did they just sh!t in my hand and tell me have a nice day)? Then PSN got hacked and was shut down for a bit. All sh!t that could of been taken care of if they would take the time and do their sh!t right. Ps3 being killed off because of this….PFFFTTTT maybe it will light a fire under their @ss and they actually pay attention next time around. Also when releasing the PS4 Sony how about we don’t say that it can’t be hacked because this tends to open the flood gates and invite hackers to except this challenge.

      Reply

      1. BigCockSurprise’s avatar

        lol here in canada i couldnt live without my heated seats!:P but I totally agree, sony put more hard work on releasing usless patches instead of giving us good thing on ps3 and mostly vita. they’re killing them self and the hacker will only bring good things to ps3. as i could read many times, a lot of people here have 2 ps3, 1 hacked and 1 legit wich mean sony didnt lose anything on this!

        Reply

      2. christopher’s avatar

        We need more people like you in the world

        Reply

    3. xSpectrum’s avatar

      Yes.

      These people don’t understand how this will kill online games with cheats.

      Reply

  6. zoraktorok’s avatar

    Ive been working alot, but i already have what I need, rebug with the bd image mount. Id like to see an app for a cex machine without having to swap lv2 flashes to get to dex and use this, but hell, I need something to do monday befor cod vita comes out.

    Reply

    1. IgnusArmagadan’s avatar

      Not really understanding the significance…

      Reply

  7. Acid_Snake’s avatar

    lets wait for the lv0 keys, those are the ones that will allow us to install cfw on ofw

    Reply

    1. Acid_Snake’s avatar

      oops, I meant to say lv0.2 lol

      Reply

  8. lol’s avatar

    and what you redaction of the game you can not afford?
    90% of people worked for pirated games

    my English bad

    Reply

  9. kato’s avatar

    “no metldr2″ is keywords.As before,3000 and 4000 type is no progress.

    Reply

  10. CyberMarco’s avatar

    I’m no expert on PS3 hacking, but does this mean that there is a possibility to install CFW on CECH 3xxxB models?

    Reply

  11. Noob’s avatar

    When will it be possible to install cfw on 3.56 or higher?
    I am a noob.

    Reply

  12. raziel666’s avatar

    WOW finally time to wake my dusty PS3 3.56!!
    …but I don’t know what a flasher is
    :P

    Reply

    1. IgnusArmagadan’s avatar

      It’s a chip that you have to install onto the motherboard of your PS3, which cost about $80.

      Reply

  13. Binary’s avatar

    Still not possible without a flasher? Still not useful for me. But still, great progress as always!

    Reply

  14. quetz’s avatar

    i’m ready for ps4! that will cause instantly a bigger price drop in ps3 hardware, and could let hackers be more “free” to release their work.. and, people like me who always played this game generation through x360, could finally enjoy a open and powerful ps3 reality without having any regret into buying a “true locked” machine

    Reply

  15. Acid_Snake’s avatar

    For those asking about flashers and 3.56+ cfw, here’s a sum up of the situation: you cannot install a cfw on anything higher than 3.56 without a hardware flasher, there is no software-only method to do this, but do not loose hope, at the rate this is going, we’ll most likely see a software solution soon.

    Reply

  16. Dovlek’s avatar

    Thankz JD8531
    Soon it will happen since the ps3 its on its last years of life so this means the ps3 has been the most secure console yet

    Reply

  17. zorrodood’s avatar

    it’s ‘per se’

    Reply

  18. Mr. Jack’s avatar

    So this still means nothing to a ps3 that came out of the box at 4.21. Might have been 4.11. But still nothing.

    Reply

  19. :P’s avatar

    Will the PS3 Super Slim be jailbreakable when a jailbreak comes out without the need of a flasher?

    Reply

  20. 1fff’s avatar

    does it mean that there was an PS3 Jailbreak without downgrading avalible or does i still have do downgrade with E3 flasher ? (sorry for bad english)

    Reply

    1. gungah’s avatar

      You still need a flasher for now

      Reply

  21. IgnusArmagadan’s avatar

    It was interesting until the flasher is revealed to be a prerequisite. I’m sure they can do something that DOESN’T require a flasher, they just aren’t doing it…

    Reply

  22. gamerb0y’s avatar

    great news!!! even greater if a 4.31 cfw will work on ofw without a flasher.

    Reply

    1. marjowikid’s avatar

      its gettin closer to that just wait we will see it then we shall all rejoice …….yay

      Reply

  23. Yes’s avatar

    I can’t wait to see if the super slim gets a CFW…That would be the shit!

    Reply

  24. Yes’s avatar

    Will this change much compared to before? It is good news for those who are on firmware 3.56 and have a flasher, but what about those console who came with OFW 3.60 or higher, even the ones that are not equipped with metldr2/lv0.2 (the PS3 3000-model)? Or was the 3000-model the first one to come with OFW 3.60 from factory?

    Reply

  25. Yes’s avatar

    “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.”

    I dont think that the current PS3 hacking has affected the PS4 in any way to be honest. The people who are on firmware 3.55 or lower, and have a flasher, i’d guess that this number is maybe 0.5% of all PS3 owners, maybe even lower. And everyone of these wont necessarily do piracy either. That means that 99.5% or more of all PS3 owners are still on OFW.

    Reply

    1. wololo’s avatar

      Although your numbers are in the “out of my a##” category, I agree with you overall. I think Sony has done a god job so far at mitigating piracy on the PS3, and this does not change much about that.

      Reply

      1. marjowikid’s avatar

        i have to agree that’s why Ive been getting kinda pissed at people saying “hackers are going to kill the ps3″ i mean that’s like saying building a car is going to kill all car company’s out there

        Reply

      2. Yes’s avatar

        Of course, that is why i said “i’d guess” :) There is no statistic or analytics on this, so everyone can just take a guess.

        Reply

  26. c-zero’s avatar

    Excellent work those devs are doing, though I’m still going to wait until all lv keys are theirs to play around with. I don’t feel like having to flash my PS3 with a hardware flasher.

    That day is coming very, very soon though.

    Reply

  27. Madblaster6’s avatar

    Alright I used to have CFW. Is there a way to downgrade without e3 flasher?

    Reply

    1. Brady’s avatar

      yeah me too. and from what i hear… no, not yet! i am just going to wait and see tho, by the rate this is going we will see a CFW very soon!!!

      Reply

      1. marjowikid’s avatar

        agreed

        Reply

  28. CJW’s avatar

    This still does little for 3000 and 4000 series. If you are in the USA I would do some looking of craigs list. You can sometimes find people with older fats with 3.55 or below. I found one with 3.42 that some people bought as a BR player and never took online and barely used. Got it for $160. They are out there. Also many fats with bad BRD people took a nd put in the closet and never used again can be had for $100 or less. With new Rebug firmware you can emulate BDR on a memstick and run all games fromHD. There are solutions for those who dont have a flash able model!

    Reply

  29. Skars’s avatar

    So, is possible to install CFW on PS3 with OFW up to 4.30?

    If I get a PS3 CECH 3xx1 or the new one 4xx1, and its have OFW 4.30 or below, is possible to install CFW?

    Thanks.

    Reply

  30. Asuna Yuuki’s avatar

    Meh…I’m going to wait until there is a better way of hacking the PS3 without a flasher.

    Reply

    1. azrayl’s avatar

      buy a phat model ps3 then you can flash all the way you like. i flashed my ps3 5 times last week just to try out all the new cfws. I went back to using kmeaw 3.55 again though since it supports more homebrews.

      Reply

  31. stOneskull’s avatar

    the heading says 4.31 yet the content says 4.30

    Reply

  32. BONK’s avatar

    “We might see the PS4 arrive even earlier.”

    I hope this isn’t the case if it causes the system to be underdeveloped./Underpowered.

    The PS3/360 at the time of their released were based on mid-high to high end range GPUs from their respective series. By the time the PS4/720 come around i’m hoping that would mean they would end up with GPUs based on at least the GTX 670′ish (Any lower in this series and memory bandwidth is neutered) or 7950/7870 ish.

    If they put the right hardware into it(And I don’t care if the system is bulky either. Imagine how much more powerful the Wii U could’ve been if it had been bigger. It’s smaller than an NES in it’s current state!)
    It could truly last a 10 year Life Cycle.

    It would also be cool to see it strong enough where developers could display at 1080p but the game renders at a much higher resolution in reality. Like 1440P (Which is a 4X jump in resolution from 720p. Which 720p was ~3/4X Jump in resolution from PS2 games @ ~512X448/640×480. 1080p from 720p is only around a 2.2X jump in resolution. So that should give them overhead if they give the system the power it deserves)

    Reply

  33. julien’s avatar

    working great on my ps3 cech 2504b date 0C
    my ps3 was on 4.25 OFW … now i enjoy 4.21 rebug …
    so cool

    Reply

  34. c-zero’s avatar

    I’m going to be getting my hands on a CECHA01 model PS3 from a friend through a trade, and its coming with OFW 3.70. Will I have to flash it to install CFW, or could I just install a higher grade CFW right from 3.70? Or should I just wait until there’s a way to install CFW without the use of a flasher. Not that I’m uncomfortable with hardmods but I’m a cheapskate and don’t want to spend too much lol.

    Reply

  35. Silver’s avatar

    Hey guys, hope you can answer a question for me. Will there be more cfws after 4.30 now that the keys are leaked? What i mean is has the ps3 been permanently hacked or not? Reason im asking is because im on 4.30 rogero and been playing bo2 online.

    Reply

  36. Jimmy’s avatar

    The ps3 has been permanently hacked, but you’re still screwed if you have one of the new models.

    Reply

    1. Silver’s avatar

      Thanks for answering, mate.

      Reply

  37. 1fff’s avatar

    what I need to have for an CECHC04 ?

    Reply

  38. sula’s avatar

    guyz i need help my console was updated to 3.56 and my mutiman which is 2.00 ain’t working and show error wit some numbers. How can i solve this.some help please????

    Reply

  39. Dan’s avatar

    I Had cfw at one point, my brother updated my console to ofw, so I’ve been pretty screwed since then.. figured I might as well roll with it, and am on 4.31 atm.. but I will hold off on further updates to see what happens.. Worst case scenario, I find a console on 3.55 and snag that (Preferrably one with backwards compatibility). No interest in piracy, since the few games I want I own, but I wouldn’t mind turning one ps3 into a full fledged media server/file server, or, better, reinstalling linux, since that was one of my original uses.

    Reply

  40. dablakmark8’s avatar

    I agree,sony make the ps3 hackable=more sales and better revenue generated

    Reply

  41. دروس وشروحات يشمل برامج مجانية تحميل برامج استرجاع الملفات برامج تعديل الصور تحرير الفيديو تحويل أفلام برامج الفيس بوك مراجعة العاب’s avatar

    I am now not confident the area you are helping your details, on the other hand terrific matter. My spouse and i ought to spend an afternoon examining a lot more or perhaps identifying additional. Appreciation for outstanding information I’m searching for this info for my quest.

    Reply

Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>