by September 29, 2010 @ 4:30 pm
An anonymous user over at Spanish site Elotrolado has released Open Manager for PS3. The application serves a dual purpose, allowing users to load legal backups as well as homebrew in extracted EBOOT.BIN format from connected USB devices, or the internal HDD itself. An easy-to-access menu system enables switching between storage devices on-the-fly. It also features a built-in FTP server for transferring files to and from your PS3.
Readme details can be found past the break.
* Supports up to 512 items from two USB devices, internal hdd and blu-ray.
* Ability to copy games from bdvd to hdd0 or USB’s, from hdd0 to USB’s or from USB’s to hdd0. It is done asking to you the destination device. It use uses asynchronous reading and writing for fast copy.
* Special support for big files in FAT: it splits files >= 4GB using .666xx fragments (if the file is name.ext, the file splits as name.ext.66600, name.ext.66601,…). This file is not bootable and it is marked using ‘_’ as folder prefix. The file is joining when you copy it to hdd0 device.
* Automatically finds the path of the games and asks to you about it. In other case, if the Open Manager is installed in the hdd0 creates one. You can change it pressing L2+START later.
* Including checking game option (pressing L1). It displays information about the files, size, splits or big files, if it have one.
* Support for Homebrew: you can creates “homebrew” folder in root USB FAT device and put here others folders with an EBOOT.BIN (.self format) and one ICON0.PNG. Also you can use the internal hdd0. Homebrew is launched directly and receive the path in argv.
* FTP support to upload homebrew: open_manager uses “OMAN46756″ as user, by default. I recommend flashfxp to use it, because FTP support is not very good…
Due to the questionable legality of homebrew compiled with Sony’s official SDK, we’d ask that you please refrain from posting links to any associated files.