How to Dehash your PS3

Posted on December 11, 2012

This tutorial is very important for all PS3 owners who have downgraded their PS3’s, (may it be from OFW 3.55+ and used hardware flashers to downgrade back to 3.55, or for those who downgraded from Rogero 3.xx and above) and would like to install the latest Rogero Custom Firmware.

What Dehashing basically does is it resets the PS3’s Syscon hashes back to 3.55 with both “ros0” and “ros1”, making your PS3 back into an original/non-downgraded state and you do not need to worry about disabling LV1 checks when you install any CEX/DEX or the latest PS3 Official Firmware.

(The first part is basically the same with my other tutorial about how to Toggle QA flag on your PS3, Toggle QA only works in 3.55 OFW or CFW)

Here’s How to Dehash your PS3:

1. Download QA Toggle pkg here
2. Copy the file to the root of your USB or external HD
3. Insert your USB/External HD to your PS3
4. On your PS3, go to “Install package Files” and install the QA Toggle PKG
5. Once installed, run the “Rebug Toggle QA” on your PS3, (The screen will go Black and you will hear 2 or 3 Beeps and when finished it will go back to the PS3′s XMB, and if error comes up, just repeat this step.)
6. Go to “Network Settings” (do not open it) then all at the same time, press the following key combo : L1 + L2 + L3 (press left stick) + R1 + R2 + dpad_down (its hard you might want to get an extra hand for this)
7. If the QA Flag was done correctly, you will see Edy Viewer, Debug Settings, and Install Package Files.

Now you have a Dehashed PS3 and the next step is to go to recovery mode.

Here’s is how to activate recovery mode on your PS3:

1. While your PS3 is on, turn it off by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off
2. When the PS3 is OFF, press and hold the power button until you hear two beeps
3. When this happens, the PS3 should boot up in recovery Mode (if it does not, repeat steps 1 and 2)

When you are now in recovery mode, you can now install any firmware that you want, may it be Rogero 4.30 or the Latest Official Firmware from Sony. (just select option 6)

Video Game Awards 2012 Winners

Posted on December 10, 2012

Seems like The Walking Dead: The Game has been crowned game of The Year for 2012. And the New Super Mario Bros. U has been crowned for the new updated category: Best Wii/Wii U Game. You may agree or dis agree with the results but it is what it is and the results are final. So better luck next year. Video Game Awards 2012

Here is the full list of this years VGA winners, here are the following games that have won in their respective categories:

  • Game of the Year: The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Studio of the Year: Telltale Games
  • Best Xbox 360 Game: Halo 4
  • Best PlayStation 3 Game: Journey
  • Best Wii/Wii U Game: New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Best Shooter: Borderlands 2
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: Dishonored
  • Best RPG: Mass Effect 3
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Borderlands 2
  • Best Individual Sports Game: SSX
  • Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K13
  • Best Driving Game: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Best Song in a Game: “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)
  • Best Original Score: Journey
  • Best Graphics: Halo 4
  • Best Independent Game: Journey
  • Best Fighting Game: Persona 4 Arena
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Sound Shapes
  • Best Performance by a Human Female: Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
  • Best Performance by a Human Male: Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
  • Best Adapted Video Game: The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Best DLC: Dawnguard (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Best Social Game: You Don’t Know Jack

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Basically, UseNeXT is a subscription-based service that allows you to access view and download files from Usenet newsgroups and discussions boards. One of the best things about it is that the service is ad-free and you’ll have access to terabytes worth of data available for viewing of downloading. What also sets them apart from the other providers is that they have their very own usenext software which is a software client designed to make browsing newsgroups and downloading files from Usenet much easier especially for new users.

UseNeXT’s software client provides a simple way to browse newsgroups, files and other downloads. The program has a built-in downloader that makes the download process much easier. It has simple search function that will help you access and view tons of information available on Usenet. From the search, you can also add filters to help narrow down the results to only show you files of your interest and be able to easily download them. Another good thing about their client is that it can repair files you have downloaded when something has gone wrong, this is extremely useful especially when you have a few gigs worth of downloads and you do not want to start over again.

UseNext Hybrid Packages
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How to Toggle QA

Posted on December 3, 2012

A reader of this site gave me the idea to make a tutorial on How to Toggle QA flag, although I should have made this separate post earlier. This is for people who were asking How to Toggle QA so I would not have to answer each question one by one. Anyway, hope this helps.

Note: Toggle QA will only work on 3.55 OFW or CFW (Will not work on 4.21/4.30 etc…)

Here’s how to Enable QA Toggle flag:

    1. Download QA Toggle pkg here
    2. Copy the file to the root of your USB or external HD
    3. Insert your USB/External HD to your PS3
    4. On your PS3, go to “Install package Files” and install the QA Toggle PKG
    5. Once installed, run the “Rebug Toggle QA” on your PS3, (The screen will go Black and you will hear 2 or 3 Beeps and when finished it will go back to the PS3’s XMB, and if error comes up, just repeat this step.)
    6. Go to “Network Settings” (do not open it) then all at the same time, press the following key combo : L1 + L2 + L3 (press left stick) + R1 + R2 + dpad_down (its hard you might want to get an extra hand for this)
    7. If the QA Flag was done correctly, you will see Edy Viewer, Debug Settings, and Install Package Files.

Now we can install either an Official Firmware 3.55 ( do not install any OFW higher than 3.55!), or 3.55 Kmeaw or Rogero 3.55. Here’s How to install Rogero 4.30 on your PS3

Tired of the old outdated iTunes 10? Well here’s good news for you, Apple has already released iTunes 11 available for download. The first thing you will notice is the interface, which if you ask me, is now more confusing than ever. Another thing you will quickly notice is that iTunes 11 loads up faster than iTunes 10, so that’s one good reason to update.

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iTunes 11

You will also notice that iTunes 11 has done away with the left sidebar that most of us has already gotten used to, so it will take some time to get used to the new interface again.

iTunes 11


Download iTunes 11 here.

Non-Profits Go High-Tech with Kiosks

Posted on November 30, 2012

Non-profit groups are always looking for a way to entice more people to donate money to their cause. Whether you’re raising funds for breast cancer or your own dog rescue, garnering donations from the public can present a challenge, especially when times are difficult for people. If you’re looking for an innovative way to spread your message, consider installing a kiosk or two at your next fundraiser. Here are five ways that a kiosk can benefit your charity:

Rebooting Kiosk

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Conan O’brien Playing Hitman Absolution

Posted on November 21, 2012

Hitman Absolution has just hit the shelves last of November 20, I still haven’t bought a copy yet though. Here’s a very funny video of Conan O’brien playing Hitman Absolution. The skit is an ongoing gag on the late night show: Conan, called “The Clueless Gamer”. Obviously he’s not very good at video games, but your not watching this to get tips and tricks for the game. Let’s just enjoy this video as Conan makes a very funny review of Hitman Absolution.




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New Grand Theft Auto 5 Trailer

Posted on November 15, 2012

Here’s the new GTA 5 trailer, this time courtesy of Joystiq. Rockstar has release the second Grand Theft Auto V trailer and here we can now see the 3 main protagonists of the game. The map is reported to be bigger than GTA4, San Andreas and Red Dead Redemption combined. And judging from the new GTA V trailer, a lot of stuff you can do back in GTA San Andreas is now back on GTA V. Aside from the obvious visual upgrade, the game looks very very promising (as if there was any doubt). Anyway, enjoy the video!



The game is scheduled for release in spring 2013, as of the moment pre order is already available at Rockstar’s website.

The release of the Apple iPhone 5 sparked a debate between this new phone and the Samsung Galaxy S3. With businesses turning to mobile technology for many different things, such as accepting credit cards for business while in the field and staying connected, it’s important to understand how these smartphones stack up against each other.  

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Apple iPhone 5

The S3 became one of the best-selling devices of 2012 quickly and outsold the Apple 1Phone 4S. However, the S3 compares better to the new iPhone 5 and many believe the Samsung Galaxy S3 is the better choice. It was found during benchmark tests that the iPhone 5 was faster, but many businesses still believe the S3 is the better choice of these two smart phones.
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