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March 9, 2011 // 4:55 pm - Today Italian PS3 site PS3ITA (linked above) have released a PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware - Rancid CFW 3.55 allowing full PSN access without requiring users to run a program via PC.

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From their site, roughly translated: We were waiting for new online game about developments on custom firmware (see kmeaw, geohot and others)

When one of the brightest minds of our team has produced what we call might, the fastest possible access for the PSN.

The firmware is based on Kmeaw's custom firmware, which were added to 2 small patches which allow access to the PSN!

Access is fast, no PC is needed to serve as a "bridge" and then programs like FckPsn or charles, skipping the check of the model (debug, retail, reftool, etc..) And setting of the PS3 fw at 3.56.. (Not in the XMB)

Here is the link of the guide:

Of course the risk is still high and BAN of Being a CFW, PS3ITA assumes no responsibility for any brick during installation.

PS3 CFW 3.55 PS3ITA Custom Firmware Offers Full PSN Access

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#16 - HAVOK7 - March 10, 2011 // 2:38 pm
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did you read the comments, this is totally useless now when the 3.6 firmware is released.

#15 - ltjg22 - March 10, 2011 // 1:01 pm
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Are there any instructions to install this update in English?


#14 - HAVOK7 - March 10, 2011 // 9:05 am
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lol too much too late haha, new 3.6 firmware is out so this is totally useless, just stay on kmeaw and don't risk a brick with this new one lol

#13 - dezza - March 10, 2011 // 7:16 am
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Seems like everyone wants their own CFW if they can move files and copy C scripts.

I don't trust this one.. Go Kmeaw/Geohot- all these PSN hacks are only temporary and I would rather like to run an at least "tested" stable firmware. Most obsolete fail firmware ever- the day after 3.60.. I would bang my head if I wasted time making this one!

#12 - leukotic - March 10, 2011 // 6:28 am
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We'll see what happens with 3.60. It might be possible Sony has added something extra to the FW that makes it so only a true 3.60 FW PS3 can access the PSN. Thus making the current workarounds useless.

#11 - AndyBang - March 10, 2011 // 5:49 am
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is backup manager working?

#10 - LordRahl72 - March 10, 2011 // 1:57 am
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I have installed this on a 60GB and 80GB backward compatible PS3's and both work just fine and now on PSN.

#9 - shummyr - March 10, 2011 // 1:15 am
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This is great that new cfw's are coming out, but for me personally I wouldn't want to risk banning a console without waiting for results with other people.

#8 - dyceast - March 10, 2011 // 1:07 am
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So has anyone installed this? Wonder what the brick ratio is with it... Too scared to try it myself lol... FckPSn will do for now...

#7 - dsswiz - March 10, 2011 // 1:07 am
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I guess we will need to wait a few days and see what happens with 3.60. As of now you do not need any of this (this firmware or fckPsn) since just the 3.56 spoofer is letting me online without running fckpsn.

Looks like security is down for now with the new update rolling out. I bet the dns trick is working again as well.