How To Decrypt Eboot.bin on Windows [Pics]

Discussion in 'PlayStation 3 Modding & Tutorials' started by ConsoleHackers, Jan 26, 2011 with 2 replies and 3,166 views.

  1. ConsoleHackers

    ConsoleHackers Member Since 2010

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    So, with all of this talk regarding keys and decrypting, I've been asked a lot: How do I get fail0verflow's decryption tools to work on Windows? It seems to be a common question. So I decided to make a nice, easy to follow tutorial, to help you all through the process.


    First you will need some files:

    Cygwin, PS3 Keys from PS3Tools Key Pack or ps3.rar (or another source), and fail0verflow_ps3tools_win32.rar

    Step 1

    Run the Cygwin setup and install with all default options and packages.
    http://psgroove.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=578&d=1294105611

    Step 2

    (We'll assume you installed to C:\)

    Once Cygwin is installed its time to set up our key files. For this tutorial we'll be using the ps3.rar file linked above which contains 3.50 keys for games such as Gran Turismo 5 Need For Speed Hot Pursuit and others. If you'd like to extract other games or sony files you will need to find the appropriate keys in the PS3 Tools Keypack or elsewhere.

    Extract ps3.rar into C:\cygwin\home\(User)\ Where (User) will be your windows username, and already be premade for you by cygwin.

    You should now have a .ps3 folder (IMPORTANT: please note there is a period before ps3) containing 3.50 keys in C:\cygwin\home\(User)\
    http://psgroove.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=579&d=1294105168

    Step 4

    Place your EBOOT.BIN (or SELF) that you wish to decrypt into C:\cygwin\home\(User)\

    Step 5

    Navigate to C:\cygwin\bin\ and extract fail0verflow_ps3tools_win32.rar into this folder.
    http://psgroove.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=581&d=1294106552

    Step 6

    Navigate to C:\cygwin\ and run Cygwin.bat

    Step 7

    In the window that pops up, type unself EBOOT.BIN EBOOT.ELF and press enter
    http://psgroove.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=585&d=1294117737

    Step 8

    Navigate to C:\cygwin\home\(User)\ and collect your newly decrypted EBOOT.ELF file!



    That's it folks, its not as complicated as many of you may think. With this guide, anyone should be capable of decrypting their own EBOOT.BIN's and SELF files. Now, the ELF file that is created is not runnable on the PS3 yet. However, this tutorial is only for walking you through the decryption process.

    Original Thread: http://psgroove.com/showthread.php?580-How-to-Decrypt-Your-Own-EBOOT.BIN-s-or-SELF-Files-in-Windows&p=2937#post2937
  2. jsully

    jsully Getting There

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    Can you re encrypt it to use on the ps3
  3. ConsoleHackers

    ConsoleHackers Member Since 2010

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    If you wanted to encrypt this would be the command in cmd.
    Code (Text):
    make_fself_npdrm{.exe} 'directory/default.elf' 'directory/default.self'