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XMB Manager Plus

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XMB Manager Plus
ICON0 xmbmp.png
General
Author(s)Team XMBM+
TypeSystem tool
Version0.20
Links
[Check Link Below Download]
Website
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XMB Manager Plus (XMBM+) is a Homebrew XMB item which does many things you could want to on the XMB and more.

This will replace the “Install Package Files” option or for REBUG CFW the “Package Manager”.

It officially supports six languages, three themes and boasts compatibility with most CFW and 4.00 HFW.

MAIN FEATURES in XMBM+ v0.20

Package Manager Plus

Allows homebrew/packages to be easily downloaded, installed and deleted.

File Manager

Browse and Delete files from all locations such as hdd, usb etc. Game Manager

View and manage your ps3 applications, by type, by folder, by category etc..

Game Data Manager

Includes all the game data tools from main XMB plus some more additions. Things like Gamedata, Savedata, Backups and Trophies are contained here.

Multi-Media Manager

Browse, Copy, Rename and Play all your PS3′s internal hdds media from one location. All options from the normal XMB categories are available in one new combined category

Web Links

This section includes links to some popular websites for easier access.

Settings

Gives information about the XMBM+, allows users to download language packs, theme packs and XMBM+ updates, it also links to the PS3Crunch release thread.

Downloads:

NOTE: Current users of the XMBM+ v0.10 can update using the Update function

CFW Packages

Core Package (also contains Flash mod) DOWNLOAD

Theme Packs: (these can be downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)

Black DOWNLOAD Colour DOWNLOAD Original DOWNLOAD

Language Packs: (these can be downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)

English DOWNLOAD French DOWNLOAD German DOWNLOAD Polish DOWNLOAD Portuguese DOWNLOAD Spanish DOWNLOAD

Special CFW requirements:

Cobra CFW dev_flash swap: DOWNLOAD NFW v3 (cobraUSB) dev_flash swap: DOWNLOAD

4.00 HFW Packages

Core Package (also contains Flash mod) DOWNLOAD

Theme Packs: (these can be downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)

Black DOWNLOAD Colour DOWNLOAD Original DOWNLOAD

Language Packs: (these can be downloaded from within the XMBM+ v0.20)

English DOWNLOAD French DOWNLOAD German DOWNLOAD Polish DOWNLOAD Portuguese DOWNLOAD Spanish DOWNLOAD


VERSION HISTORY – CHANGELOG

v0.20:

+ Adds “/net_host/” as a possible directory to browse in the File Manager
+ Revamped ‘Game Data Manager’ category (trophy related)
+ Adds the ‘Game Manager’ category
+ Replaced About category with Settings Category
+ The capability for language packs and theme packs to be downloaded and installed from within the XMBM+
+ 6 Languages and 3 Themes are supported on launch. Also the 4.00 HFW version is launch similataniously
+ Update links point to redirect html files for flexiblity

v0.10:

+ Complete new file and xmb layout, rebuilt from the ground up.
+ New Package Manager Plus
+ New Homebrew downloader integrated into Package Manager Plus.
+ New custom file manager (only for browsing and deleting files).
+ New Multi-Media Manager.
+ Works from HDD and on USB (special version needed).
+ New icons and texts all around
+ New logo
+ New integrated update system for XMBM+ updates
+ Links to some popular websites added to a new category.

v0.02 to 0.09:

+ Ported to 4.00 HFW
+ Works on all 3.41 CFWs
+ Works on all 3.55 CFWs
+ Works now on retail XMB, and one for REBUG/debug XMB
+ PKG installer

v0.01:

+ Initial version POC/WIP

CFW v0.20 “Core Package” Install Instructions

If you have XMBM+ v0.10 installed:
1 – Update using the update function
2 – Install package
3 – Restart PS3
4 – Enjoy!

If you have not installed XMBM+ v0.10:

PRE – Download the CFW Core Pack
1 – Copy the “[Step 2] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Flash_Mod.pkg” and “[Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg” files to the root of your USB media
2 – Install “[Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg” and “[Step 2] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Flash_Mod.pkg”
3 – Run the XMB Manager Plus installer (you can delete it afterwards)
4 – Enjoy!

If you have not installed XMBM+ v0.10 and are using Cobra CFW or NFW v3(CobraUSB):

PRE – Download the CFW Core Pack and either the Cobra CFW or NFW v3(CobraUSB) dev_flash swap
1 – Copy “[Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg” files to the root of your USB media. As well as Cobra CFW or NFW v3 dev_flash swap
2 – Install “[Step 1] XMB_Manager_Plus_v0.20_Core.pkg”
3 – Mount dev_blind or similar
4 – Copy the contents of the relevant dev_flash swap to dev_blind
5 – Restart PS3
6 – Enjoy

NOTE: Follow the correct order or your “Install Package Files” (or “Package Manager”) option will disappear and you’ll have to reinstall Firmware

CFW “Language Pack/Theme Pack” Install Instructions

To download and Install a Language Pack:
1 – In the XMBM+ go to ["Settings" -> "Language Settings" -> "Language Packs" ->]
2 – Choose a language pack and download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 – Install it, like you would any other homebrew package
4 – Restart PS3 to see the new language
To download and Install a Theme Pack:
1 – In the XMBM+ go to ["Settings" -> "XMBM+ Themes" -> "XMBM+ Theme Packs" ->]
2 – Choose a theme pack and download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 – Install it, like you would any other homebrew package
4 – Restart PS3 to see the new theme

4.00 HFW v0.20 “Core Package” Install Instructions

1 – Either download the Update using the update function(if you had v0.10 installed), or straight from the release page
2 – Extract the contents of the archive to the root of your USB drive you are using to host the XMBM+
3 – Plugin the USB drive in /dev_usb000/(closest to the disc drive) before you turn the PS3 on
4 – Turn PS3 on to see the XMBM+ v0.20 on the XMB

NOTE: due to the constant requirements to call to the USB for resources, removing the USB drive after the ps3 has booted will break the XMBM+, but pluging it back in should fix it.

4.00 HFW “Language Pack/Theme Pack” Install Instructions

To download and Install a Language Pack:

1 – In the XMBM+ go to ["Settings" -> "Language Settings" -> "Language Packs" ->]
2 – Choose a language pack and download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 – Extract the contents of the archive to the root of your USB drive you are using to host the XMBM+, let it overwrite any files it wants
4 – Plugin the USB drive in /dev_usb000/(closest to the disc drive) before you turn the PS3 on
5 – Turn PS3 on to see the new language pack

To download and Install a Theme Pack:

1 – In the XMBM+ go to ["Settings" -> "XMBM+ Themes" -> "XMBM+ Theme Packs" ->]
2 – Choose a theme pack and download it to the root of the USB Stick
3 – Extract the contents of the archive to the root of your USB drive you are using to host the XMBM+, let it overwrite any files it wants
4 – Plugin the USB drive in /dev_usb000/(closest to the disc drive) before you turn the PS3 on
5 – Turn PS3 on to see the new theme pack

Uninstall Instructions

1 – Download Rebug Package Manager pkg
2 – Install Rebug Package Manager pkg file
3 – Run the Rebug Package Manager installer (you can delete it afterwards)
4 – Delete XMB Manager Plus in the XMB “Game Data” category
NOTE: Follow the correct order or your “Install Package Files” (or “Package Manager”) option will not appear and you’ll have to reinstall Firmware

CFW Update Instructions

1 – In the XMBM+ go to ["Settings" -> "Update XMB Manager Plus" -> ]
2 – Install the downloaded package

Source/Development

As a team we believe in open collaboration which means sharing everything so everyone can understand if they want to. The Development Page, this is where we discuss/plan for the XMBM+. If you have any ideas/suggestions send them there. The entire source for this release DOWNLOAD

All packages in this release were compiled with the XMBM+ Package Compiler Toolkit by PS3hen DOWNLOAD With the XMBM+ Package Compiler Toolkit you can create your own XMBM+ themes and language packs.

Team XMBM+

andreus(coding, translator), bitsbubba(coding, themes), DeViL303(coding, POC/WIP) ps3Hen (coding, 4.00 port, translator), Aldostools(coding), CloneD(themes, tester, videos), Berion(official logos), XiorgON(tester, translator, coding), wawryn(translator)