Here is a quote of my original post there:
Release thread on PSX-Place : http://www.psx-place.com/forum/ps3-home ... #post38653
Here is an XMB mod Ive been working on for the past few days, I call it XMB Package Downloader (XMBPD). The only requirement is that you have a PSN account on your PS3 so it knows what region you are in (you don't need to be signed in or connected, just have an account on there), other than that it should be supported by most if not all CFW (inc DEX now) as it doesn't use any custom sprx files or rely on any FW patches except the ability to install unsigned pkgs.
It allows you to pick from a set list of homebrew packages that can be downloaded directly to the internal HDD without the need for a USB key/Redirect which has been required up until now using the browser method to download files. The package gets installed automatically on completion of download just like any official $ony package. There is no option for background download unfortunately.
There are just 20 homebrews added so far but I plan on adding more if there is any interest/suggestions.
I havnt got this made into a pkg file yet so for now there are 3 steps to installing it after downloading the .zip :
1. Copy the XMBPKGDLR folder to dev_hdd0/game/
2. Replace the 3 xmls in dev_blind/vsh/resource/explore/xmb/
3. Replace the 3 files in your dev_hdd0/tmp/explore/xil2/music/xx/c/xxxxxxxxxxxx/ folders
*Note the "xx" folder name will be different depending on your region for example "us","gb","ïe" etc. The "xxxxxxxxxxx" folder names seem to be random or based on console/user so you will just have to check yourself, there are normally only a few to choose from and Ive found the xml normally goes in the first folder, and the 2 png's in the last 2 folders.
Also note there are always risks writing files to flash so use this at your own risk, It is only a POC so there could be bugs in it and I havnt tested it in all the regions provided so feedback appreciated. If someone can figure out how to get it going without a PSN account ever being on the PS3 that would be sweet. I have also got this to download any file types so I could add links to sprx files etc but ive left that out for now as its not the most user friendly solution in its current state..
Another thing that I think is possible is to have the list of homebrew automatically updated on boot up using a custom xml. I have found where the link is in an sprx file.
Big thanks to bitsbubba and atreyu187 for testing and to sandungas, and aldostools and all the rest for all the great info they provide on these forums. Big thanks to the mods and admins too
And of course a big thanks to all the developers of the homebrew I have included, there are too many to mention.
Download here : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/hda ... .10.02.zip
For any users who are in different regions to the ones I have included all you have to do is rename any one of the xil2 xml files to the same as your own and it will work, I just included 8 different ones to save some people the bother, there is no difference.
Thanks for any feedback or suggestions (some have already been posted over there)