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August 18, 2011 // 2:00 pm - Following up on the initial PS3 NFW (Newbie Friendly Ware) 3.55 v2 Custom Firmware which disables Cinavia protection, today bitsbubba has released PlayStation 3 NFW 3.55 v2 Custom Firmware which includes a v3.70 Spoof alongside a handy PS3 NFW PKG Pack.

Download: PS3 NFW (Newbie Friendly Ware) 3.55 v2 with v3.70 Spoof / PS3 NFW 3.55 v2 Unspoofed / PS3 LV2 Patcher BD Region Changer / PS3 NFW PKG Pack

To quote: Instructions aka 1-2-3 NFW (bitsbubba's Newbie Friendly Ware):

1. Format USB device FAT32
2. Place PS3UPDAT.PUP in x:/PS3/UPDATE
3. Install via XMB

NOTE: If you are not on OFW 3.55, please download and install that first, the same way you would install NFW. You can find OFW 3.55 here.

NFW v2 - 3.70 Spoofed

  • 8A2EEA505E1AC9079442C64DD4102C92 *NFWv2-3.70spoofed.7z
  • 1DEC324DE25EE3F987947644768817B1 *PS3UPDAT.PUP

Features Enabled:

  • Patch LV1 hypervisor - Allow mapping of any memory area (Needed for LV2 Poke)
  • Patch LV2 kernel - Patch to add Peek&Poke system calls to LV2
  • Patch package installer - allow installation of pseudo-retail (geohot) packages, allow installation of debug packages
  • Patch Application launcher - Patch to allow running of unsigned applications
  • Added Start Game (disc-less) to games category
  • Added "The Homebrew Channel" to XMB
  • Clean unwanted icons from the XMB Videos Category - Remove "Netflix" icon from the XMB Videos Category
  • Clean unwanted icons from the XMB Games Category - Remove "Minis Manual" icon from the XMB Game Category, Remove "PlayStation Store" icon from the XMB Game Category
  • Clean unwanted icons from the XMB Network Category - Remove "Online Instruction Manuals" icon from the XMB Network Category
  • Disabled Cinavia Protection (except AVCHD and BD: WIP)
  • Custom coldboot by PatheticPuma
  • Added Graffiti Dynamic Theme by DoctaIgnorantia

NFW v2 - 3.70 Unspoofed

  • EB5E3E3178133740817E014D701BE6D1 *NFWv2.7z
  • 3F8D28F68A0315CBAFE04B7929FFFB58 *PS3UPDAT.PUP

3.55 NFW v2 Features Enabled:

  • Change PUP build / version
  • Patch LV1 hypervisor - Allow mapping of any memory area (Needed for LV2 Poke)
  • Patch LV2 kernel - Patch to add Peek&Poke system calls to LV2
  • Patch package installer - allow installation of pseudo-retail (geohot) packages, allow installation of debug packages
  • Patch Application launcher
  • Patch to allow running of unsigned applications
  • Added Start Game (disc-less) to games category
  • Added "The Homebrew Channel" to XMB
  • Clean unwanted icons from the XMB Videos Category - Remove "Netflix" icon from the XMB Videos Category
  • Clean unwanted icons from the XMB Games Category - Remove "Minis Manual" icon from the XMB Game Category, Removed "PlayStation Store" icon from the XMB Game Category
  • Clean unwanted icons from the XMB Network Category - Remove "Online Instruction Manuals" icon from the XMB Network Category
  • Disabled Cinavia Protection (except AVCHD and BD: WIP)
  • Custom coldboot by PatheticPuma
  • Added Graffiti Dynamic Theme by DoctaIgnorantia

Bitsbubba's NFW PKG Pack:

  • D1FFB6389B84D87587B92DE0F0A71EA8 - pkg_pack-NFW.7z
  • 0AFF2DE59A918E7A7B7561C83612A388 - BD-ROM Redirection Reset-NFW.pkg
  • 4F4AEAA1EAD2EF4D9733C1A30CE9001D - ComgenieAwesomeFilemanager-NFW.pkg
  • 5C7626E6332A277E07FA2160166E8D54 - dev_blind13.37-NFW.pkg
  • 89D89F181AE0F2B4452C3C363640B7AD - Reboot-NFW.pkg
  • 8367B53F75F206CBD88C244CDDA0A092 - Debuggin Station Launcher-NFW.pkg
  • 3330C5106D3D1AD50003928122390B69 - ES35's Customize v0.1-NFW.pkg
  • 67E8B19FAA30B22A31348157D1BA25B5 - HV Debug-NFW.pkg
  • 8D28E8FBA06C491A76190BD015C3E654 - FREEFLASH-NFW.pkg
  • E9691F709470C60DE42007FE6EF461DC - WinDos3.1 Final-NFW.pkg
  • CD3AC2E3652CA9B83F40B72548530E39 - FixPermissions-NFW.pkg
  • E29426FC15A8874ECD68F06DAD48A576 - PS3 Buttons Layout Changer-NFW.pkg
  • 6D725F4D17133B1C8EB5D616FCF637C4 - xReg Plus-NFW.pkg

With the versions that come spoofed, the only way to revert back to another FW is though Recovery Menu.


PS3 NFW 3.55 v2 with v3.70 Spoof Custom Firmware is Released

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#71 - Ezio - August 26, 2011 // 12:06 am
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Cannot you run CoD MW2 on your ps3 with cfw? I don't have it, but I think there is no problem to run this game, simply press SELECT+START on multiman or select BD mirror.

#70 - lovenetuk - August 25, 2011 // 10:29 pm
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do more games work on this firmware now? games like CoD MW2?

#69 - saviour07 - August 24, 2011 // 6:29 am
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I'm assuming it checks for the presence of a Cobra USB before allowing the functionality, or are they just not functionally available (can select stuff but nothing happens)?

Also, how is the progress of cloning the Cobra USB going??

Yeah I think it's harsh removing the PSN category, but at the same time it's pragmatic and logically makes sense as there is no use for it while all CFW's are offline only.

#68 - bitsbubba - August 24, 2011 // 2:44 am
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actually I though 1 playstation store icon was enough PSN category still has one, why they thought we needed 2 I do not know.

#67 - cizzle504 - August 24, 2011 // 1:40 am
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thx bro

#66 - Tidusnake666 - August 24, 2011 // 1:15 am
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Removed "PlayStation Store" icon from the XMB Game Category

Wow, kinda harsh Although I know we won't see any online on CFW in near time.

#65 - PS4 News - August 23, 2011 // 10:14 pm
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Props to Cyberskunk (and evilsperm as well) indeed... I guess it does hint at it in the changelog above: Added Package Manager to "The Homebrew Channel" (thanks to Team REBUG [Cyberskunk and Evilsperm])

#64 - bitsbubba - August 23, 2011 // 9:30 pm
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also not mentioned in the article above, I got Cyberskunk's permission to use the Package Manager code for this release.

#63 - shummyr - August 23, 2011 // 9:02 pm
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this is cool its embedded in the firmware but sucks that we still need the cobra dongle.

#62 - PS4 News - August 23, 2011 // 3:55 pm
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Yep, it still requires the Cobra USB dongle.