PS3:Accessing PSN

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If you're using an Optical Drive Emulator (ODE), PSN access isn't something you'll have to worry much about since OFW 4.55.

On CFW, you can connect to PSN, but you are risking a ban to your account, console, or both. Tools like PSNpatch, webMAN MOD, or SEN Enabler can be used to spoof both your firmware version and Console ID, and to hide evidence of CFW on your system in an attempt to avoid bans. It's recommended to use the PSNpatch plugin to prevent yourself from going on PSN unless your CFW is hidden. If you plan on playing offline exclusively, follow the procedure on this page to block PSN completely. Alternatively, if you have a second hard drive on hand, you can use dual boot firmware to go online "safely".

The most common reasons for bans are:

  • Running homebrew while on PSN. Using Cobra 7.52 or above will help prevent you executing homebrew apps while on PSN.
  • Not running webMAN MOD / PSNpatch / SEN Enabler or similar software to clear your logs and hide your CFW prior to going PSN.
  • Not using an antiban EBOOT for games that need one.
  • Playing unreleased games while offline, and then having the trophies sync on PSN.
  • Modding in public and being reported by other users.

If your console does get banned, you can spoof your console's IDPS/Console ID (CID) to another valid CID to unban yourself. A tutorial for this is found on this wiki page. You may find Console IDs being given away online, they may work, but often get banned within a day. There are also sites offering to sell them, but most of them are not particularly trustworthy, so be wary.

Disabling CFW/HEN Syscalls

webMAN MOD Method (recommended)

  1. Install webMAN MOD.
  2. Configure any settings you might want to tweak in the webMAN Setup, like the console fan speed.
  3. Insert your game disc or mount your desired game disc backup, and launch the game.
  4. Press the HOME button on the controller to open the in-game XMB, and press R2 and Triangle on the controller. This will tell webMAN to disable CFW syscalls and clear your error logs.
  5. After doing this, you will now be able to sign into your PSN account. When using this setup, make sure to not enable automatic account login.

Accessing PSN with DEX

If you have DEX firmware or are in DEX mode on Evilnat/Rebug, you may receive an error when trying to sign in. Make sure you have the proper settings with the below procedure:

Navigate to Debug Settings on the Settings Tab in the XMB. Make sure the following settings are correct.

  • NP Environment: "np"
  • Release Check Mode: "Development Mode"
  • Boot Mode: "System Software Mode"
  • Network Settings for Debug select "Single Settings"

On a DEX or CEX2DEX system, the product code in your IDPS will also be set as "0x82". However, PSN requires a retail product code in order to sign in. This can be easily fixed by spoofing your PSID to have a retail product code.

  • The easiest way to see your IDPS is with webMAN MOD.
    • In the webMAN Setup, click the drop down menu for the IDPS & MEM Setup.
    • Click the button next to the IDPS to unhide it, and change the 11th and 12th digits of the IDPS to "82". This will make your console appear as a US CEX system, and can sign into PSN once again.
  • If you prefer to use Rebug CFW, it can also be spoofed inside Rebug Toolbox. Please note that this method will have to be done every time the console is booted, unlike webMAN MOD.
    • Open Rebug Toolbox.
    • Navigate to the "Utilities" tab.
    • Click "Change Active PS3ID" select "DEX".

"Invalid Credentials" Issue

If you receive a popup saying that your login credentials are incorrect, but you know that it is correct, you may have a license agreement that you need to agree to. To fix this, sign in to PSN on the XMB (not in-game) and you should receive a license agreement prompt.