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January 17, 2011 // 4:28 pm - Yesterday we reported on flukes1 releasing his LV1 and LV2 Peek and Poke PS3 Tools, and today Wutangrza has released a LV1 / LV2 Peek and Poke CFW Patch for enabling it in PlayStation 3 version 3.55 Custom Firmware.

Download: Official PS3 3.55 Firmware / Wutangrza 3.55 / / PS3 LV1 Dumper PKG (will try to dump LV1, if blackscreens reboot and rerun) PS3 LV2 Protection Remove PKG (disables LV2 checking without dumping LV1) / BM Enabler LV2 PKG by kmeaw / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 LV1/LV2 Peek/Poke Wutangrza (patched PUP) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 LV1/LV2 Peek/Poke Wutangrza (patched PUP - Mirror #1) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 LV1/LV2 Peek/Poke Wutangrza (patched PUP - Mirror #2) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 LV1/LV2 Peek/Poke Wutangrza (patched PUP - Mirror #3) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 LV1/LV2 Peek/Poke Wutangrza (patched PUP - Mirror #4) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 LV1/LV2 Peek/Poke Wutangrza (patched PUP - Mirror #5) / PS3 Firmware 3.55 Compatible Homebrew Apps & Games / FIX PERMISSIONS Wutangrza GeoHot CFW 3.55 and FIX PERMISSIONS Waninkoko Kmeaw CFW 3.55 by festizio

PUP MD5: 05933bb7a89bee87b0aa45c74f980e81
PUP SHA1: 3d51501014ab46131a539e1664476e10fa9b611e

For those who wish to do it yourself, from PSGroove: Wutangrza was successful in repeating flukes1's process and has released a very easy to use patch, for the official 3.55 firmware.

Steps for Patching 3.55 Official Firmware on Windows

Step 1

Download the above files and extract them all into the same folder

Step 2

Open a command prompt, navigate to the folder where you extracted the above files, then type:

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Step 3


Step 4

Rename PS3CFW.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP and thats it! You now have an official 3.55 with lv1/lv2 peek and poke enabled

You're now ready to install the PUP, make sure your console has 3.55 official firmware installed, prior to flashing the peek and poke enabled version. You will need to install it from the recovery menu.

Also, after flashing the 3.55 peek and poke enabled CFW, you can then install Geohot's CFW. You will still retain lv1/lv2 peek and poke.

From Flukes1 LV1/LV2 Peek and Poke CFW Analysis

  • lv1.elf
  • lv2_kernel.elf
  • change a few bytes in some useless strings because of the way zlib deflate works.

Finally, Quakes69 has released CFWPatcher v1.05 Installer for PS3 today followed by CFWPatcher v1.07 Installer (Skinned) and CFWPatcher v1.08 r3 Installer GUI for PS3, to quote:

  • Simply download to anywhere.
  • Extract it - Install it
  • Download 3.55ofw put it in where ever - That's if you don't already have this file.
  • Download Patched PS3UPDAT.PUP put it in where ever - That's if you don't already have this file.
  • Execute CFWPatcher.exe

1. Select bspatch Folder
2. Select 3.55 OFW Folder
3. Select Where to place the Modified 3.55 FW
4. Select The Patched 3.55 Folder - If not found Massege pops up
5. Select your Patch PUP File - CFW_v3.55.PUP / PS3UPDAT.PUP.bsdiff / Wutangrza-3.55.patch

Click Execute wait till it's done. Open the New Folder and Execute PS3UPDAT.md5 / CFW_v3.55.md5 To check file. MDS/SFV PS3UPDAT.PUP Checksum

V2 Flukes / netkas


That's it.

PS. Nothing special. Just makes things easier. Oh, And it comes with the bspatch.exe


SubZero DeZigns

PS3 Instructions:

  • Make sure you're on the OFFICIAL 3.55 FIRMWARE - If you're not. Read Here (below)
  • Place the Newly Modified 3.55 Firmware in PS3\UPDATE on a mem stick/psp/mass storage device
  • Follow this same procedure for the Modified Firmware Install. Read Here Other wise It'll not see the Update
  • Remove the mem stick/psp/mass storage device when finished. DONE!

If you're on geohot's CFW or Kak's CFW and need to remove Geohots CFW or Kak's CFW this is how it's done.

  • Grab yourself the 3.55ofw
  • Place the PS3UPDAT.PUP into mem stick PS3\UPDATE\ folder
  • Remove mem stick by USB's Sately Remove Hardware - Unplug
    Right Click Eject
  • Turn off PS3 - If it's not OFF
  • Press and hold the power button PS3 Will turn on, keep holding till you hear 2 more beeps and the PS3 will turn off.
  • Press and hold the power button AGAIN. PS3 Will turn on, keep holding till you hear another beep then you will hear a quick double beep.
  • Release the power button.
  • You should now be in (What Sony Calls it: Safe Mode) RePair Mode.
  • Place USB stick into the USB port
  • Select #6 on the menu screen and force an Update.

From festizio on FIX PERMISSIONS: It seems that a lot of folks are having issues installing and running backups on there Ps3′s due to the bug in PL3 that effects file permissions. Here is what I have been doing to get around the black screen hangs and disc read errors.

1. fire up multiman, blackb0x, whatever ftp & transfer your backup
2. run your lv2 pkg of choice
3. run the fix permissions app that is installed from running the package located above

The app will go through the HD and correct the file permission errors that come with using PL3. I have been using this method after each game backup I install, however if you install (ftp/copy) 5 at a time the app only needs to be run once and it will fix all 5 games as it does its magic to the entire drive.
Now as far as USB, hampster driven HD's etc I can not say as I do not have any of the above so I have not tested it myself.

PS3 Custom Firmware LV1 / LV2 Peek and Poke by Wutangrza

PS3 Custom Firmware LV1 / LV2 Peek and Poke by Wutangrza

PS3 Custom Firmware LV1 / LV2 Peek and Poke by Wutangrza

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#414 - vacano - January 29, 2011 // 2:29 am
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I can not believe that after reading 30+ pages i finally get this fw working and now it's gone, i had a problem with gt5 but i fixed thanks to all the posts. now i got the 3.56 fw, my cousin thinking it was a game update but it was fw update now what??

#413 - luv2rocku - January 28, 2011 // 12:06 pm
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anyone please tell me about disabling HDCP on cfw?

#412 - OhBabyPlayMe - January 28, 2011 // 6:03 am
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tried it out and it works great. No brick here

#411 - vacano - January 28, 2011 // 3:04 am
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I've been reading all the threat about this maybe i forgot something, i got everything working ofw 3.55-> cfw 3.55 kmeawe-> multiman 1.14-> ftpserver 1.2-> fix permissions-> lvl2 pkg. i run lvl2 before multiman and gt5 will no boot (error during start operation) got the file from the link you provided and nothing.

i guess the only question left to ask is if the game should be .iso 'cause i just ftp the file and folders to hdd#0/GAMES and i'm trying to load the eboot.bin file. when i copy the original eboot.bin no disk to boot from at the xmb. little help please.

#410 - luv2rocku - January 27, 2011 // 6:22 pm
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is it possbile to disable HDCP on CFW?

#409 - mschiltz - January 27, 2011 // 2:56 pm
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Did you ever get this fixed? I'm having the same problem and have tried just about everything, but can't get Fix Permissions to install. It stops at 15% and gives me an error code.

#408 - Turboaccord - January 26, 2011 // 8:54 pm
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I am running Wutangrza's CFW and have tried and tried to install the Fix Premissions and it keeps giving me a dang error every time I install it. The problem I'm having is the black screen when loading a game so I was hoping that would fix it. The game is loaded on my internal hard drive!

#407 - kjkool - January 26, 2011 // 2:35 pm
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fantastic! thanks for everyones hard work!

#406 - cudder - January 25, 2011 // 11:03 pm
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Hello everyone.. I got a strange problem and I've looked and read everywhere and STILL couldn't find and answer.

I got a FAT 80GB PS3 running KMEAW 3.55 CFW with Gaia/MultiMAN/Rogero. (premission fix and lvl2 patcher).

I got like 3-4 games on EXT HDD - NBA Jam (worked and now won't start), inFAMOUS (won't start), Saw 2 (bad data, please delete), LittleBigPlanet 2 (everything seems to work but the pod menu)..

Now.. maybe the Saw 2 and inFAMOUS got bad EBOOT or something but the NBA Jam worked before.. I can't figure it out..

Can anyone help me please?

#405 - money15 - January 24, 2011 // 11:55 pm
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Games i tried to install on my internal on cfw 3.55 kmeaw:

Batman AA: Worked
Legends of Wrestlemania: Worked (can only use exhibition mode, Y?
Uncharted: Cant get to install past 97% (possible disc issue?)
Uncharted 2: Worked
Dead Space: Worked

thats all i tried so far... does anybody else have this trouble with wrestlemania, or uncharted?... also to use netflix now i have to delete and install the app every time i turn ps3 on, anybody know a fix for that?