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August 5, 2011 // 9:12 pm - Following up on the recent PS3 Cinavia DRM Check Fix for PS3MFW comes some ready-made PUP files from bitsbubba called NFW (Newbie Friendly Ware) for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware users, which include the Kmeaw CFW Cinavia disabled patches and 3.66 spoof followed by version 2 below and a PS3 3.55 NFW (Newbie Friendly Ware) Bug Fix.

Download: PS3 3.55 NFW (Newbie Friendly Ware) / PS3 3.55 NFW Unspoofed / PS3 3.55 NFW v2 / PS3 LV2 Patcher BD Region Changer

Below is the changelog, to quote:

3.55 NFW v2 Features Enabled:

  • Change PUP build / version

Patch LV1 hypervisor

  • Allow mapping of any memory area (Needed for LV2 Poke)
  • Peek/poke support (unused lv1 calls 182 and 183)

Patch LV2 kernel

  • Patch to add Peek/Poke system calls to LV2
  • Patch to add LV1 Peek/Poke system calls to LV2 (LV1 peek/poke patch necessary)
  • Patch to add LV1 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

REMINDER: the only way to revert back to another FW is though Recovery Menu!

PS3 NFW (Newbie Friendly Ware) v3.55 Custom Firmware Arrives

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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.