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October 26, 2012 // 7:52 pm - Following up on his PS3 Brick-Recovery Procedure, today PlayStation 3 scene developer Rogero has updated his PS3 4.21 Custom Firmware to Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 which he hopes is brick-free now yet doesn't appear to be.

Download: Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware / Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware / Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware / Rogero CEX 4.21 CFW v1.09 PS3 Custom Firmware

From his site: For details about Updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to CFW4.21 v1.09 please read the Update Guide below

For details about Recovering from v1.00 Brick please check this thread: Brick-Recovery Procedure from CFW4.21 back to CFW3.55

Rogero v1.09 Details and Changes

  • Compatibility problem with some Slim models (CECH-25xx) is now fully fixed.
  • XMB Icons problem from in-game PS button is now fixed.
  • Loading games from App_home Icon is now fixed.
  • Many other fixes from version 1.00 for a better performance and added stability.
  • It was tested by hundreds of testers on all PS3 models (FAT & Slim) and no problems were encountered.
  • It can run games signed with Keys up to version 4.21 without any Eboot/Sprx patching needed
  • Games can be loaded from Disc Icon (with Original game in BD) and from app_home (Disc-less, but not all games).
  • Current 3.55 homebrew applications can't be loaded on this CFW, applications must be re-signed properly for FW4.21.


1- This CFW doesn't have LV1 checks disabled and can't be installed on Downgraded PS3 consoles unless you have Dehashed/Reset Syscon Properly (if you're not sure about your PS3, Dehash it anyway to avoid any risk) Link: Dehashing Tutorial (scroll down)

2- Always make a NOR/Nand dump using multiMAN or memdump before installing any CFW to have a recovery backup in case of any bricks. Having a valid NOR/Nand dump is an essential step before upgrading, because you will always have a way to recover (using hardware flashers) when you have a valid dump.

** A Hardware Flasher alone without a valid dump cannot fix your bricked PS3 **

3- The QA flag must be always Enabled on your PS3 for safer upgrading/downgrading operations. Link: toggle_qa.pkg

4- Always use the Recovery Menu while installing this CFW to avoid possible bricks (XMB update works, but Recovery Menu is safer).

6- Please Check the MD5 of the downloaded PUP file before installing any CFW to avoid possible bricks.

7- DO NOT HAVE DISC IN PS3 WHEN UPDATING FIRMWARES.. As the PS3 will take the UPDATE from the DISC First.

8- You need to already be on 3.55 to install this. Installing from any firmware other than 3.55 will simply not work

Downgrading back to 3.55 is always possible using the following steps:

  • Download the 4.25 downgrader PUP: 4.25 Downgrader Size 176MB (184,595,263 bytes) MD5: 49d80e07fc1f5ca1b0840e02e94635db
  • Rename the downloaded file to "PS3UPDAT.PUP" and put it on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP"
  • While on Rogero CFW4.21, go to System Update from XMB and install the 4.25 downgrader CFW.
  • Once installed, now put "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" on your USB in: "USB\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP" ---> Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7.PUP
  • Start the PS3 into Recovery Menu and install "Rogero CEX-3.55 CFW V3.7" (from Recovery Menu, this is important)
  • Once the install is finished, you're now back on Rogero CFW3.55 v3.7 (from here it's better to dehash again before installing any other OFW/CFW 3.55)

Updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to the CFW4.21 v1.09 should be done using the following steps:

1- Proper Way (CFW4.21 v1.00 --> CFW3.55 --> CFW4.21 v1.09)

  • Downgrade back to ver3.55 using the guide above.
  • Once on Rogero CEX3.55 v3.7 you can update again from Recovery Menu into the new CFW4.21 v1.09

2- Alternative Way (CFW4.21 v1.00 --> Recovery Menu --> CFW4.21 v1.09)

  • You can try updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to CFW4.21 v1.09 from Recovery Mode first.
  • If it didn't work, then you'll have to use the first Proper Way (CFW4.21 v1.00 --> CFW3.55 --> CFW4.21 v1.09)

Credits to eussNL and the PS3 Dev Wiki for the valuable and always up-to-date source of information. Credits to Deank for his continuous efforts on Multiman and many other PS3 tools/fixes.

MD5: e777351e788a7eb4007a2280abca7fbd
Size : 192 MB (201,329,483 bytes)

Note: Guys... after updating from CFW4.21 v1.00 to CFW4.21 v1.09 make sure to delete the GameData of any game that stopped to work now on v1.09 (due to the spoof 4.25 being removed, previous GameData should be deleted and reinstalled again so the game can load properly)

I've already tested the Rogero v1.09, NO BRICKS. I've tested it on the same 3 PS3s that had bricked on the v1.00 version before. Enjoy!

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#1680 - kahlo08 - September 16, 2013 // 5:13 pm
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Hi, I am a newbie when it comes to jailbreak a ps3. I have downloaded this CFW in my USB key and it detected it with the CFW in my super slim 4k. After reading User Agreement, I see that it says that it's unauthorized to install software or put hardware that will make me have cracked games.

But I think it's saying that as default. Then I read that there is Stealthman, Toolbox and mutliman stuff. What do they do? And will I be to install a software in this CFW that will make me have free games? Help me quick pl0x! Thanks!

#1679 - wameedyousif - September 15, 2013 // 6:46 am
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thanks to you

#1678 - akimazaki - September 14, 2013 // 11:03 pm
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You need to update with recovery menu... try that.. your ps3 already jailbreak

#1677 - muskanstha - September 14, 2013 // 10:50 pm
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I formatted my system but it got interrupted due to power failure and the ps3 asks for a software update file? My ps3 was jailbreaked and was running rogero cfw earlier. Thanks

Can i use this file as a update without risks?

#1676 - akimazaki - September 14, 2013 // 10:39 pm
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yes... also you can update via xmb menu with system update...

#1675 - nikoslykos - September 14, 2013 // 9:36 pm
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I have rogero 4.41 install this i just enter recovery mode and install it?

#1674 - niwakun - September 14, 2013 // 6:46 pm
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yes you can do that via recovery menu without a flasher (its much dangerous to do things via flasher, even in downgrading process, that's why a good NAND/NOR backup is necessary before doing anything on flash) but I dont see reason why you need to downgrade (except if you want some homebrews that only works on certain firmware version) specially if you use your PS3 mainly for backups

#1673 - Artxx - September 14, 2013 // 2:02 pm
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Hello, basically i wanted to update my ps3 cfw i am on Rogero 4.41 v1.0 but is it fine to update over cfw, i haven't done this in a while since new games are coming out and required the 4,46 fw i need to update or is it best to not to because since there's a few stables cfw so what would you all suggest to do? the best alternative ?

also once i update can i revert back to some other cfw like if i am not satisfied can i revert back to Rogero 4.41 or i have to use a flasher to get back to stock and re do the whole process again.

#1672 - TrustY - September 12, 2013 // 11:09 pm
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I had the same problem with rogero 4.46 so I went back to rogero 4.40 and the problem was gone. My ps3 is banned so really no reason for me to update anyways.

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#1671 - candan - September 12, 2013 // 10:10 am
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Hi All,

I have 2 PS3 with the same Rogero 4.46 v1.01 and the latest MM 04.46.03.

When I try to update a game within MM, it finds the update. When I go to d/l it, I get this error message on ONE of the machines.

"Please attach USB storage device to save update data and try again!" This happens on all games, regardless of whether it's installed internal / external or game disc.

Doesn't matter if I do exactly what it says or not. It won't go any further. Any suggestions? The other machine works fine for updates...

Don't get it...