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Blackb0x FTP Server
Author(s) jjolano
Version 2.3
Type Utility
License GPL3

OpenPS3FTP allows you to connect to your PS3 from your PC via an FTP client such as FileZilla or WinSCP.


  • Supports passive mode
  • Support the active mode
  • Support multi-threaded



  • Start OpenPS3FTP.
  • Note down the IP Address that appears on the screen (It should be something similar to
  • Start up your FTP client on your PC. (Use FileZilla if you haven't already got one installed)
  • In the address box type the IP address you noted down earlier.
  • In the username box type: root
  • In the password box type: openbox
  • Hit "Connect".

Transferring Files

  • Think of the two windows on your screen as two instances of My Computer.
  • The one of the left is your PC and the one on the right is your PS3.
  • The PS3's main HDD is called dev_hdd0 you can double click it to look inside.
  • When you want to transfer a file from your PC to PS3 navigate to that file in the left window.
  • In the right window navigate to the folder on your PS3 where you would like it to be transferred to.
  • Right click the file you would like to transfer and select "Transfer".
  • You will then see the file added to the queue and start to progress (if it is a large file it may take a while).


  • The dev_usb000 folder will appear in FTP if you have an external drive attached to the PS3.
  • Never alter any files in the dev_flash folders as you may brick your PS3.


Version 2.3 - May 29, 2011

  • Fixed some minor issues in the client code
  • Socket handling improvements
  • Fixed an epic fail in the client code
  • Perfected the UNIX-style LIST output
  • Improved passive mode function
  • Added an experimental queue system to prevent some io crashes
  • Stability improvements

Version 2.2 - May 10, 2011

  • Added more compatibility for older FTP clients
  • Rewrote code for PSL1GHT v2
  • Changed UI to a simple message box (was lazy)
  • More RFC compliance
  • Improved overall connection handling
  • Fixed a bunch of minor file transfer problems

Version 2.1.1 - April 3, 2011

  • More optimizations (improved response times)
  • Reverted LIST format to support old clients
  • Squished some bugs

Version 2.1 - April 2, 2011

  • Code optimizations
  • Some caching improvements (better response time)
  • File transfer code rewritten
  • More RFC compliance
  • Added more FTP commands
  • Changed LIST output format to EPLF

Version 2.0 - March 23, 2011

  • Changed ICON0.PNG
  • Moved to a different XMB category (now under Network)
  • Fixed another possible memory leak
  • Added "dev_dragon" to mount detection and warning list
  • Changed LIST command output format (again)
  • Added new algorithms and methods
  • Should support Remote Play (untested)
  • Added a better way to get the IP (no internet required anymore * thanks andoma)
  • Added /app_home and /host_root to listing exceptions as they cause problems
  • Now uses Hermes' sysfs sprx link instead of lv2 syscalls
  • Tweaks made to improve internal performance, stability, and reliability
  • Added a "screen saver" (simply blanks screen after 60 sec of no controller input)
  • Added an exit application button combination shortcut (SELECT + START)
  • Added an internal "retry system" designed to reduce failed transfers for small files
  • New git for v2.0 and later:

Version 1.5 - March 4, 2011

  • Improved performance and stability
  • In-game XMB performance increased
  • Better syscall usage
  • Fixed a possible memory leak
  • Fixed a couple of bugs
  • Added support for commands: MDTM, ABOR
  • nopass: now does normal login procedure (to ensure compatibility) but ignores password value
  • Added new file for developers (creates nopass and normal versions)

Version 1.4 - February 26, 2011

  • Added more return codes
  • Another new command parser (even better)
  • Moved IP retrieval function to its own thread (no more hanging; method still requires internet)
  • Now detects all known dev_flash writable mount points
  • Rewrote/reengineered alot of functions
  • Added a little more user-friendly information on the screen
  • Moved PASSWD and EXITAPP commands under SITE-specific commands (see SITE HELP)
  • Changed LIST format to somewhat match "ls -a -l"
  • Greatly shortened code
  • Improved performance and stability
  • Fixed some bugs
  • More FTP client compatibility

Version 1.3 - February 15, 2011

  • New command parser
  • New readme format
  • Prints a warning message if dev_blind is mounted
  • Fixed a bunch of bugs
  • Much more stable compared to previous versions
  • Much better performance compared to previous versions
  • On-screen text is coloured green instead of white
  • File transfers are more reliable
  • Exit to XMB function is more reliable
  • Removed "Press X to quit", use XMB Quit Game
  • Corrected and added some FTP return codes
  • Local IP address of the PS3 now displays on-screen
  • Added password change command (PASSWD <newpassword>)
  • Added force exit command (EXITAPP)
  • Greatly optimized code
  • Removed pointless/useless code
  • Simplified most functions
  • CHMOD function now works properly
  • File permissions now show correctly in directory listings
  • Now licensed under the GPL
  • Support for MLSD, MLST, and NLST commands

Version 1.2 - January 30, 2011

  • Added XMB exit event handling (thanks facanferff)
  • Cleaned up and shortened some code
  • Fixed up the last modified date in directory listings
  • Added an option to disable the login checking (at compile time)
  • Fixed a small bug in passive mode which made the transfer fail

Version 1.1 - January 29, 2011

  • More stability and better performance
  • Cleaned up some code
  • Fixed active ftp (PORT command)
  • Removed connection limiter (kinda useless)

Version 1.0 - January 29, 2011

  • Initial Release