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April 7, 2012 // 3:11 am - Following up on our previous release, today myself (OverX) and HwapX have made available a Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI for those interested followed by a translation error fix and update v1.2 and revision 4 below.

Download: Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI / Venix Downgrade GUI v1.0.0.1 / Venix Downgrade Patch v1.2 for E3 Flasher NOR / Venix Downgrade Patch v1.2 for Progskeet NOR / Venix Downgrade Patch v1.2 for FAT Dual NAND / CFV 2.0 Revision 4 by MRDOTB

Warning: According to the PS3 Dev Wiki ( the Venix Autopatcher / Downgrade tool is known and proven to give false positives on bad dumps that lead to permabricks.

Use this method ( Validating flash dumps to make sure the dumps are in crisp condition. You cannot recover from bad flash without proper dumps (e.g. bricking the console beyond repair).

From eussnl: The only thing this tool tests is size and "oya," nothing else. It blindly copypastes ps3 binary code from inside its EXE inside the file. In best case scenario (if a proper validated dump was used) it creates a patched file just like Winskeet, Progskeet etc do since a long time.

There is no need for a tool that gives users a false feeling of security, while in reality there is none. You need Flowrebuilder anyhow to extract+check and validate your dump. I see no reason why you should not be using the builtin autopatcher of Flowrebuilder too (which is a veteran tool, as Flowrebuilder has been intensely tried+tested+bugfixed).

Venix Downgrade is a Windows application that lets you use your patch in NOR or NAND to return to version "downgrade" 4.11 to 3.55. You can also compare your flash to check if there is errors.

Application created to facilitate the process:


  • Compatible with Progskeet, E3 Flasher, Teensy 2.0++ other.
  • Compatible with NOR and NAND.
  • Script to check malformed headers, File names, Region names.
  • Check headers offsets NOR.
  • Compares bits between two NAND or NOR.
  • GUI interface.
  • Patch to downgrade simplified.
  • Automated Method
  • Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Portuguese and English version changed according to the language of your operating system.

From the v1.2 release ( changes, to quote:

Checking the header and size of files:

  • IFI
  • asecure_loader
  • eEID
  • CISD
  • CCSD
  • trvk_prg0
  • trvk_prg1
  • trvk_pkg0
  • trvk_pkg1
  • cvtrm
  • metldr
  • ROS0
  • ROS1
  • Checks if the metldr is compatible with downgrade.
  • Validation editable via xml
  • Search patch for external NOR and NAND.

How to use:

  • Make reading your NAND or NOR with E3 or Progskeet.
  • Open your backup with v1.2 Downgrade Venix
  • Rewrite.

Failures: If by chance the program detects a fault, we will use the Flow Rebuild to solve.

  • Let's download the FlowRebuilder v.
  • We will open your NOR defective.
  • Now select the "Byte reverse and extract a NOR dump file."
  • Open your NOR and execute the function.
  • The program will create a new NOR with the extension. REV.
  • Remove the extension and apply the patch to v1.2 Downgrade Venix

CFV 2.0 Revision-4 Changelog:

  • Language support - for now is only a Polish, English, German and Spanish. Unfortunately, no special characters support (we plan in future add external font support in lang.xml).
  • Translated databases into German and Spanish.
  • Updated English databases.
  • New icon for displaying text files (i.e readmes/changelogs). Files are define in and read from files DIR.
  • Other minor fixes (SHA2-224 on Windows XP not support yet).

Thanks for translations: Fatman, toto67 and Evilnat. Complete list of rebug fw info set, and a few others. List is not complete but i'll try in future complete it. Some of ./files are ripoff site news (because there's was no official readmes).

Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI is Released

Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI is Released

Venix Downgrade PS3 4.11 to 3.55 Patch GUI is Released

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#15 - TheShroomster - July 19, 2011 // 12:46 pm
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Does this install in English, or Portuguese only? If i can read it i may install it and see how it works. and with the spoof will that prohibit me from going back to Kmeaw 3.55?

Nevermind I must have missed that sentence.

#14 - iskj3098ias - July 19, 2011 // 12:37 pm
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Going by the red PSN icon, this is just a modded Rebug with a modded (stolen really) MM.

#13 - PS4 News - July 19, 2011 // 11:45 am
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Following up on the previous release, Victor (The Specialist) from Brazilian Team VeniX has announced news today of another PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware update to PS3 CFW Venix Plus 3.55.4 with changes detailed below alongside a demo video of it in action.

Download: PS3 CFW Venix Plus 3.55.4

Below is a rough translation: New CFW Venix Plus 3.55.4

Today I bring you the CFW (Custom Firmware) more complete now, for the most complete? we have implemented a system & Poke peek at lv1 and lv2 your files to increase compatibility with homebrew and games.

Interactive menu entirely in Portuguese. and also bring you a category of "TV" and Media Center-compatible movies in all formats up to 1080p mkv, also supports subtitles in .srt.

Features of CFW Venix Plus:

  • Added Peek & Poke at lv1 and lv2.
  • New profile icon.
  • New option quick registration.
  • Options QA in Portuguese.
  • Application Manager (where you install your applications and delete).
  • Added Multimedia Center.
  • Nice theme with new icons
  • You can lock and unlock trophies.
  • Option to clone your hard drive.
  • Category "TV" system with Showtime.

More PlayStation 3 News...

#12 - babyjoe00069 - June 9, 2011 // 7:48 am
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doesn't really look anything like multiman, looks more like a theme on freestyle dash, i love multiman the difference in this looks as though whoever categorized emulators, games, etc

#11 - aideng2011 - June 9, 2011 // 4:57 am
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Deank I was thinking the exact same thing being a MM addict.

#10 - DaedalusMinion - June 9, 2011 // 4:44 am
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Can anybody confirm this CFW?

#9 - Rand023 - June 8, 2011 // 2:20 pm
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it would be nice if this cfw brought us Qa flagging as seen in the last video but still none the less still for 3.55.

#8 - HAVOK7 - June 7, 2011 // 3:53 pm
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Ok i just saw this video it looks pretty legit i don't know what to say you can check it out for yourselfs this is a period of speculations and stuff like that the only thing is i did not saw them testing any of the new games like portal 2 so it made me wonder, again check it out and judge for yourself.

It is from some group from brazil or portugal i don't know LOL CFW VENIX PLUS Spoofing:

CFW VENIX S-PLUS spoofing 3.65

CFW VENIX S-PLUS with 3.65 spoofing. This is a custom firmware for v3.55.


  • New patch version Lv2 (Updated)
  • New patch version LV1 hypervisor
  • Identifying startup version of CFW.
  • New presentation of the XMB.
  • New XMB Icons.
  • Protecting your patch for PS3.
  • Installing plugin signed.
  • Spoofing to current version 3.65

Download: VENIX CFW 3.55/3.65 Hybrid S-PLUS

VENIX CFW 3.55/3.65 Hybrid S-PLUS. CFW THIS AND PLAYSTATION 3 version 3.55

Recalling that and not even possible to play this CFW on PSN and update only to avoid, prevent the game piece to upgrade.

Corrections 24/05/2011:

  • Fixed error of trophies in the installation of some games.
  • Fixed DNS error for UPDATE and download using FTP.
  • New dynamic theme heavy rain.
  • New music startup.


New Patch HV: Patch created by the team Cyberskunk and graf_chokolo.

  • Allows access to all services SS.
  • UPDATE Enables QA Manager.
  • Can draw all types of package.
  • Allows the exclusion of all keys EncDec.
  • Allow the creation / modification and deletion of replenishing any LPAR.
  • Allow access to the entire region of all storage devices.
  • Allows access to all services for GameOS System Manager.
  • Supports OtherOS + +.

This CFW version 3.55 and up to the moment there is no unlock for 3.56, 3.60 and 3.65 or Patch of privacy. Spoofing to 3.65, Compatible with all PS3 models. Patch to allow execution of unsigned applications. Compatible with all Manager.

#7 - corig1 - March 16, 2011 // 8:47 pm
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Lol the name Venix is an old Unix variant as well.

Venix was a version of the Unix operating system developed by VenturCom.

#6 - deank - March 15, 2011 // 1:37 pm
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Just be advised that what you have as Venix Manager Pro 3.0 is just the BASE package of multiMAN 01.16.08 with a changed theme... that's it

Nice try, though.