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February 14, 2011 // 3:14 pm - Previously a video and guide were posted on connecting to PSN with PS3 CFW, and today a Spanish PS3 hacker known as Naima has released a PSN ready PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware to save users some time!

Download: PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Full) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Full - Mirror) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Full - Mirror #2) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Full - Mirror #3) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Full - Mirror #4) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Full - Mirror #5) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Full - Mirror #6) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Patch) / PS3 3.55 CFW by Naima (Patch - Mirror)

From the release: PS3 Modified System Software

MFW 3.55 naima
feb 14 2011
174698 KB
MD5: A3BED5E37E33440EC276AC98A6C2C6AB
CRC32: 2F77B19
SHA1: A20EC86447A7F087E87E79061FA2E7F430B2A40B

Remarks: modified
- Support for Peek / Poke through patching lv1, lv2_kernel (Thanks to Flukes)
- Add 'Install Package Files' by modifying category_game.xml
- Installing. Pkg unsigned nas_plugin.sprx by patching (the only method that does not mean Sony reveal key)
- Replacement of CA24.cer CA certificate by including in the implementation Charles Web Debugging Proxy

Original Readme :

Following the publication of which is news of the day for many, I mean the details of how to perform a man-in-the-middle authentication mechanism based on SSL using PSN in order to access their services from consoles PS3 firmware which is earlier than the last official, we can read widely in the forums to the large number of people expressing their problems for the process.
One of the most common problems is the replacement of a CA certificate in the flash needed for the attack to work.

Without CFW to integrate the certificate is replaced need to venture to write to the flash through more complex, which in principle should not present risks, but in inexperienced hands the possibility of causing damage.
After thinking seriously about to publish a CFW with this change made I decided to do so only to avoid any disaster that might cause someone to console and to offer a convenient solution for anyone wishing to investigate the SSL communications PS3 does.

What makes this CFW?
It brings no newly issued by the reason that I did not want a detailed explanation of the reasons you can find then
simply for comfort, convenience of which can have up to now.

What features do you have?
The minimum necessary in order to provide stability.
- Support for Peek / Poke through patching lv1, lv2_kernel (Thanks to Flukes)
- Add 'Install Package Files' by modifying category_game.xml
- Installing. Pkg unsigned nas_plugin.sprx by patching (the only method that does not mean Sony reveal key)
- Replacement of CA24.cer CA certificate by including in the implementation Charles Web Debugging Proxy

Why replace rather than add and we chose the 24?
Because it is not known if they add, and we chose the 24 because the license is included in the PS3 is outdated and therefore no longer valid.
The 27 also has expired. Replace an expired certificate is not therefore valid, would imply unwanted side effects.

Why replace it by including Charles?
Because any CA certificate which has the private key we serve, one that we generate for example, but since you are using the application for the MITM attack and certificate is as good as any other, we choose the same.

Research on the content of the CFW, lv1 files, lv2_kernel, category_game.xml, nas_plugin.sprx are different from those known so far used in other CFW, why?
For the simple reason that he 'changed' me and not exactly the same, the encryption also increases the differences.
But the functionality is the same as the patches.

Installation is safe?
100% sure there is nothing, not even an official firmware upgrade. Ta is safe as it can be an OFW or CFW of kmeaw.
Of course, I take responsibility for any accidents that may occur.

How I can avoid risks?
- Start from a OFW is ideal.
- Check the integrity of the original PS3UPDAT.PUP, it should be: = CA595AD9F3AF8F1491D9C9B6921A8C61 MD5, SHA1 = a3a0d1c61e17c6a58a5fa247a3dbb51524329e0a
- Check the integrity of the 'Custom PS3UPDAT.PUP', it should be: = A3BED5E37E33440EC276AC98A6C2C6AB MD5, SHA1 = a20ec86447a7f087e87e79061fa2e7f430b2a40b

You can help the rest of the steps?
I will not do, for various reasons.
One is that you are using a commercial application, Charles, requiring payment for its use.
I will not give support for a commercial application also know that many are using unlicensed.
This is not to say that let you use it, Charles is a simple tool use, in fact, using Linux with open source utilities would be a more complicated for ordinary users.
Moreover, at this point I think it is a tutorial available to almost everyone.

But the main reason is that some have ended my patience.
And communicated for some time that I have the great patience of others, such as Hermes, which I consider a person with the patience of a saint (especially after the incident of the dongles with your name)
Me, on my patience and tolerance is 0.
And that patience is over because of some who have placed special emphasis on required and especially disrespect.
Anyone who has followed the thread 'fw Bypass. 3.55 'and' Online with CFW 3.55 Kneaw 'know the situation perfectly.

So do not expect any other contribution on my part on indefinitely, that is, until one day I want to.
There seem to be 'ready' eager to share his wisdom to those who can ask for me,
ready to sow the two wires above their wise contributions, which unfortunately were obliterated dozens of moderation, but with a quick review of the post you can identify their names. Ask them to them.

Regards to all, Happy Valentine

Download File:
3.55CFW-naima.patch File Size: 30.33MB
apply the patch with bspatch:
PS3UPDAT.PUP bspatch.exe 3.55CFW-naima.patch CFW.PUP
PS3UPDAT.PUP where is the original Sony 3.55 update
and CFW.PUP is the Custom Firmware, we recommend prove its hash before using it to flash
CFW.PUP to rename PS3UPDAT.PUP for flashing him.

You have permission, and I would recommend to create mirrors of the file.
Keep him credit, though.

Naima Releases PS3 CFW 3.55 - PSN Ready Custom Firmware!

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#32 - PS4 News - March 15, 2011 // 9:20 am
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Resume discussion in the new thread here:

#31 - somedude25 - February 16, 2011 // 3:36 pm
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hey all, Just wondering since I already got CFW 3.55 installed. Do I have to downgrade back to OFW 3.55 before apply this update. And if I do, Will I lose the games already on the ps3 HD?


#30 - kfconme - February 15, 2011 // 9:11 pm
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Amen, Weedo! I hope someone with the right know-how can figure it out, so I can get back online. Also, my roomie is missing his Netflix bad, hah.

I am using OS X, so I'm screwed until something else comes along. (preferably baked into CFW)

#29 - Weedo - February 15, 2011 // 12:32 pm
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Is there any reason why a skilled hacker can't release a CFW that automatically sends out network packets with headers containing 03.56 instead of 03.55?

Why do we need a PC to change the headers from 03.55 to 03.56?? Just let the PS3 send packets with 03.56 headers then there's no need for a PC at all.

#28 - sharp30 - February 15, 2011 // 9:36 am
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what steps are those to make it work ? i don't suppose you could forward the patched update.

Yeah your right i did just do that myself but just have learned a few minutes ago to patch the pup and its done. Does anyone know whether this is installed through recovery menu or xmb?

#27 - Chivafighter - February 15, 2011 // 6:12 am
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We are human, we want everything simpler. If i can order a pizza for about the same price as making the pizza myself, then i'll just order the pizza premade. In the end if i made the pizza, i'll have that great feeling that I made it (then again it could come out bad). Same here, along the way, some person might mess up or not understand how to bypass the restriction and use the premade PUP. I hope the anology worked.

#26 - RevCube - February 15, 2011 // 5:52 am
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Quote Originally Posted by DXN3585 View Post
I wonder, how does GeoHot make his CFW small. Only containing needed file patches and changes.

But everyone elses CFW contain everything. why?

every cfw is initially a patch just like geohots, but since they have crybabies that want everything easy, they want prepatched pup files. no one wants to read and learn they just want what they want NOW. i was able to figure out the psn thingy by READING, everyone now a days just reads what they wanna see, the future is looking dull if this is the way things are going to continue...

#25 - darksithlord - February 15, 2011 // 5:13 am
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Quote Originally Posted by NCSUfan View Post
seriously not a single reply if this works or not? wow.

It does work but there are some steps you need to take after you install to make it work. I am online playing mag right now Thanks Naima !!!

#24 - slifer1231 - February 15, 2011 // 4:39 am
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this does work, it's the same as kmeaw except it has the cert already replaced.

#23 - FireLion - February 15, 2011 // 4:34 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Denida View Post
Probably... but that's a risk if you wish to go online...

As this method requires more stuff that would give Sony "justification" due to what is done with the SSL certificates, but no one knows for sure yet.

Not if you make a purchase afterward. It'll break their case.

Sony: "He's a pirate. He installed CFW with the sole purpose of circumventing security to run unauthorized code and illegal copies of code"

"Pirate": "Yeah i did. I also went into the playstation store to purchase Shatter and some add-ons."

Sony: "Wait... what?!" Fuuuu...