PS3 Toolset (aka bgtoolset) has been updated by bguerville to support all PS3 firmware versions OFW/HFW/CEX/DEX/PEX from 4.75 to 4.90.

This software works directly on the PS3 Internet browser and offers a complete collection of tools to patch the flash memory of PS3 systems to allow Custom Firmware installation without having to downgrade to 3.55, among other features.

You can check it out at Use at your own risk, as always.

NOTE: A new safe alternative Flash Writer 4.90 by lmn7 is available (Mirror / Mirror) or use the original PS3Xploit Flash Writer if your console is 4.85 or lower.

WARNING: Avoid the unofficial clones of bgtoolset. They are based on an obsolete and incomplete dump of the tool obtained without consent of the authors. These unofficial tools have a very high risk of cause permanent damage to your PS3 console.

Changes in PS3 Toolset Update v1.2.006 – 20/03/2023

* Added 4.90 CEX/PEX support
* Added 4.89 PEX support
* Added 4.78 CEX support
* Added 4.76 CEX support
* Added 4.75 CEX support

* The File Manager and the xRegistry Editor feature will be enabled in a next roll out!

Changes in PS3 Toolset 1.2.004:

Userland Memory Manager v1.2
* added memory patching preset options for HAN & Debug pkg
* added memory patching through prepared files (using JSON syntax)
* added memory dumping options per executable file segments or through ranges
* added testing for unallocated memory before reading any offset to avoid potential crashes, in a next update UME Strict mode will be removed entirely

System Manager Manager v1.3.1
* added System Information details and options to save that data to file
* added syscon error logs
* added a new patch file download feature to avoid using the limited browser file download feature.
* added 4.89 patching support

JS Xploit Framework update v4.2
* hooked all existing VSH exports available, the entire range of them is available from js without needing to use offsets
* fixed the crashes on page load with certain setups
* many other changes & improvements, the list is too long to enumerate

Release information: PSX-PLACE

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Posted in Brewology | 6 Comments »

Hi Guys… thanks for the hard work… seems this method with dns to access bgtoolset don’t work anymore… not for me on my ps3… any solution please?

November 27th, 2022 at 12:48 pm

For the moment the possible solutions are:
1- Install HEN while you wait for bgtoolset come back
2- There are other alternatives like using the incomplete clone sites or updating HEN flash writer, but they are not safe and have high risk of bricking your console.
3- Using a hardware flasher.

November 27th, 2022 at 4:06 pm

It’s an onor to receive your answer, i’m a big fan ^_^
Thank you so much to clarify this mistake, i will use another time my old e3 flasher hoping still work. Bye and thanks 1000 for all the projects you shared with us!!!

November 27th, 2022 at 10:55 pm
Alimi says:

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January 12th, 2023 at 6:20 am

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