Firstly, I would love to give a huge shout out to the legendary Inaudax from nextgenupdate.com for the cool heads up on his latest exploit for the jailbroken PS3 console! Nice work there man! So with that, Let’s get on with the PLATINUM show.
Are you just sick of trying to get platinum for all your games? Does it feel like its taking forever just to get those last two pesky trophy’s on your list? Tired of trying to get that Silver “All Star” trophy from Super Sonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars? Well, no more! Thanks to Inaudax, you can now enjoy platinum status on any PS3 game, INSTANTLY! How is this feat accomplished you ask? Inaudax gives us an in depth look at how the exploit is executed. Please enjoy!
An exploited PS3 (jailbroken) on 3.41
PC with Hex Editor Neo (recommended)
The PS3 FTP Manager application by CJPC
Filezilla (PC FTP Client)
A quote from Inaudax:
I’m warning you right now. If you plan to sync your hacked trophies with this method, you may face a risk of getting banned by Sony. It’s highly unlikely but it’s possible. So, be warned!
A brief of how this hack works
Inside the trophy collection section on your XMB, there are games represented by their TROPUSR.DAT(s) respectively, where you can view the % of a game, what have you unlocked, etc. TROPUSR.DAT stores all of that information. Basically to get everything unlocked on a game, you will need to edit that game’s TROPUSR.DAT.
Manually editing TROPUSR.DAT can take a while to get used to. But after learning where and which byte to change, you will be able to platinum a game in no time.
I’ll figure out how to add timestamps later if I can.
Here’s my proof that this shit actually works:
Greatly done indeed.
Modifying the TROPUSR.DAT file of Yakuza 3 will be part of this tutorial.
1) Launch the FTP service on PS3.
2) Open Filezilla on PC, connect and navigate to the folder where TROPUSR.DAT is stored. For example:
00000001 is my user ID.
NPWR01101_00 is the Yakuza 3 folder.
Inside the NPWR01101_00 folder, there will be a file which is called TROPUSR.DAT. Download that file to your PC.
3) Open TROPUSR.DAT with Hex Editor Neo.
4) Now, we need to figure out how many trophies does Yakuza 3 have:
5) Next, we need to add a byte that we have 45 trophies generally unlocked.
6) Now, we need to add FF and two zero bytes (meaning 100%) below the 45 byte that you have just inserted.
7) This is the final step. Now, you just need to unlock every trophy by adding 01 00 01 10 to every trophy ID’s in the file.
To understand what I have exactly inserted, go to Tool in Hex Editor Neo -> File Comparison -> Compare Files. Put two TROPUSR.DAT (0% and 100%) in the dialogs and change the comparison method to ‘Difference algorithm’ and click Ok. Now, you will be able to see what I have editted. This will help you understand easier. Here are the two files:
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And, oh, when you view a trophy info on XMB with the hacked TROPUSR.DAT, you will see something like ‘Earned – ‘. That’s because I didn’t add timestamps. At the moment, I don’t know how to add one… because I’m not 100% sure which bytes are responsible for that. Here’s an example of some legit trophy I’ve unlocked: