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194w ago - 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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#51 - PS4 News - 192w ago
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PS3 NFW is basically like PS3 MFW or CFW... so no, it doesn't allow PSN access.

#50 - Death2494 - 192w ago
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Using this now, wondering if I would still be able to play online with this NFW? Is there any chance of my ps3 being bricked?

#49 - saviour07 - 192w ago
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Very nice! Can't work out if the 3.70 spoof PUP has region change built in or if the region change PUP has 3.70 spoof built it - I would potentially need both features tbh.

Loving the cinavia workaround feature too

#48 - zeznzo - 192w ago
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thanks man

#47 - PS4 News - 192w ago
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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.

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#46 - PS4 News - 194w ago
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I have updated your previous post with the new NFW v2 link and hashes now as well- Thanks bitsbubba!

#45 - bitsbubba - 194w ago
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Thanks again Boss, I plan on posting it tonight!

NFW v2: http://www.multiupload.com/RT7ZNJC2NQ

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

#44 - PS4 News - 194w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by bitsbubba View Post
I uploaded wrong NFW v2 by accident, please remove link till I can get it re-uploaded

Done, I added "Coming Soon..." in its place for the time being.

#43 - spunkybunny - 194w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by bitsbubba View Post
yes, all you need to do is use dev_blind and then from a file manager write these files to dev_blind/vsh/module.

Thanks for that.

I have heavily modify my PS3 and I didn't want to do it all again. I do it all manually and its a risk every time so once is enough.

#42 - bitsbubba - 194w ago
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Thanks Boss!

I uploaded wrong NFW v2 by accident, please remove link till I can get it re-uploaded