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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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#21 - MrCoolSpan - August 2, 2011 // 11:49 am
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If I remember correctly, there was a post one week ago about the 3.6 keys, the well soon be around, but the one who finding them is on holiday...

#20 - Seraphim863 - August 1, 2011 // 10:41 am
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Quote Originally Posted by pdscoelho View Post
The whining for the keys needs to stop. Its obvious that you're CFW PS3 already performs many more functions than a OFW PS3 and will keep getting better. Free region Blu-ray for example.


Actually, my girlfriend updated my 2nd JB PS3 because she wanted to watch Netflix. I'm stuck with OFW until the 3.6X keys are out >_<

Proof that women and technology don't mix

#19 - dyceast - July 31, 2011 // 4:54 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Sleepdroid View Post
I hope the day is coming soon. So the 3.6x people stop whining on every Ps3 forum.

1 day it will... And then the noobys will be moaning about 3.7x keys LOL...

#18 - pdscoelho - July 31, 2011 // 3:57 pm
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The whining for the keys needs to stop. Its obvious that you're CFW PS3 already performs many more functions than a OFW PS3 and will keep getting better. Free region Blu-ray for example.

#17 - Sostanco - July 31, 2011 // 1:33 pm
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nice news thx!

#16 - Sleepdroid - July 31, 2011 // 12:51 pm
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I hope the day is coming soon. So the 3.6x people stop whining on every Ps3 forum.

#15 - DMagic1 - July 31, 2011 // 11:49 am
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Can't wait for someone to disable it in BD. I been wanting that for the longest.

#14 - PS4 News - July 31, 2011 // 11:10 am
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My guess is because most end-users (developers excluded) seem to dwell on how to play the newest PS3 games for free, rather than things that have been around like PS1/PS2 games, emulators, etc.

I guess at least they are being honest... other PS3 homebrew is always nice, but I don't think the day will come when their interest in it exceeds that of getting the 0-day games working without paying for them.

#13 - Sleepdroid - July 31, 2011 // 10:57 am
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Why the heck are all wining about 3.6x cfw. When news popup on any site about PS3, I see people say "no 3.6x cfw or keys , the ps3 scene is dead" i'm tired of this.

ThaNX for this wonderful news about Disable PS3 Cinavia DRM check.

#12 - PS4 News - July 31, 2011 // 10:43 am
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From the PS3 Debug Firmware v3.55 update you would use a PUP file extractor / unpacker to obtain the files inside it. If you Search either the News Archive or Site Downloads here you will see a lot of different ones, below are links to some of them:


If you want to unpack the resulting files further, then you could try something like Matercrack PS3 Dev_Flash PUP Packer / Unpacker.