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August 23, 2011 // 2:28 pm - Following up on the previous release, here are a few more PS3 NFW (Newbie Firmware) update downloads for those interested from bitsbubba which include version 3 and Cobra USB support as outlined below:

PS3 NFW (Newbie Friendly Ware) 3.55 v3 / PS3 NFW v3 PKG Pack / PS3 LV2 Patcher BD Region Changer / PS3 NFW LV2 Patcher BD Region Changer / PS3 NFW 3.55 v3 Cobra USB (Cobra USB Required)

PS3 NFW v3 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
  • Add "The Homebrew Channel" category to the XMB
  • Rename "app_home/PS3_GAME" to "Start Game (disc-less)"
  • Added Package Manager to "The Homebrew Channel" (thanks to Team REBUG [Cyberskunk and Evilsperm])
  • 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

PS3 NFW v3 Hashes:

02E2F9C800D802AAE769546B2078A9F5 *NFWv3.7z
95A48CC4B6E863C6AE947CD0B1D9F982 *PS3UPDAT.PUP

PS3 NFW v3.0-CobraUSB Features Enabled:

  • Change PUP build / version
  • Patch package installer - allow installation of pseudo-retail (geohot) packages, allow installation of debug packages
  • Add "The Homebrew Channel" category to the XMB
  • Remove "app_home/PS3_GAME" and "Install Package Files" from CobraUSB game category
  • Added Package Manager to "The Homebrew Channel" (thanks to Team REBUG [Cyberskunk and Evilsperm])
  • 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 CobraUSB Game Category - Remove "Minis Manual" icon from the Cobra Game Category, Removed "PlayStation Store" icon from the Cobra 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

PS3 NFW v3.0-CobraUSB Hashes:

0087C7D2D51DE17D8FACE02E7E9DA621 *NFWv3.0-CobraUSB.7z
29C796DC9ECF565D20811AFE0CFD0706 *PS3UPDAT.PUP


PS3 NFW 3.55 v3 Custom Firmware, Includes Cobra USB Support

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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.