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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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#61 - Ezio - August 23, 2011 // 3:54 pm
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Cobra usb support? with or without dongle? I think with dongle, is it so?

#60 - elser1 - August 21, 2011 // 7:33 am
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try playing a genuine 3.55 game.. maybe kz3 i'm not sure, search 3.55 game.. and try new games see what says you need to upgrade to 3.55 or plays..

#59 - gingerbytes - August 21, 2011 // 7:18 am
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ok, thanks Ezio, will try that.

#58 - Ezio - August 21, 2011 // 7:17 am
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If it says so you aren't using a spoof. Install ofw 3.55 from recovery menu and you'll see it installs correctly.

#57 - gingerbytes - August 21, 2011 // 7:13 am
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My system information says System Software Version 3.55. How can I know if it's using a spoof?

#56 - Ezio - August 21, 2011 // 7:11 am
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Maybe you use a spoof for 3.60/3.66/3.70 fw. In this case you have to install ofw 3.55 from recovery mode.

#55 - gingerbytes - August 21, 2011 // 7:10 am
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I tried reinstalling OFW 3.55 (US) but i got this message: "No applicable update was found".

I am running Kmeaw 3.55 on a PS3 fat Asia. Could there be a difference between US and Asia OFW?

#54 - Ezio - August 21, 2011 // 6:59 am
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The way safer is this: come back to 3.55 ofw and then install it.

#53 - gingerbytes - August 21, 2011 // 6:53 am
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how to install this when Kmeaw is already installed?

#52 - PS4 News - August 18, 2011 // 8:20 pm
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PS3 NFW is basically like PS3 MFW or CFW... so no, it doesn't allow PSN access.