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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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#384 - mizery19 - January 23, 2011 // 4:21 am
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i'm using wutangrza's cfw and have tried gaia and multiman can't get any games to boot the games i've tried are nba jam the fight lights out and mass effect and nba elite i'm trying to boot them off of a external it sees the game the fight lights out starts like it want's to play but freezes at loading can anybody help me with this problem.

#383 - ilikeitindabutt - January 23, 2011 // 3:34 am
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I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this but this refers to black screen. The reason why you get black screen after you backup a game is do to WRONG NAME for somereason multiMAN and Gaia for some reason change the name of the back and put in these symbols - or _ in the name.

Delete them all you should have is blus30591 with no for black ops or BLUS30377 for mw2 then with the original disc make a GAME DATA FOLDER. this should fix blackscreen for most of you i got mw2 working and waw with cod4 this happens on most FATS so i hope this helps.

#382 - inginear - January 23, 2011 // 1:57 am
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you might need to reset the video output mode since you changed the firmware. hold down the power button until you hear 2 or 3 beeps close to each other. it's been a while since i had to do it so i forget the exact number of beeps.

#381 - retop56 - January 23, 2011 // 12:41 am
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Yes the Wi-Fi activity LED is blinking but nothing else. It's not my TV because I'm using standard RCA cables to plug it in. It's still on and I tried to press the power button to turn it off and it beeped 3 times and stayed on... I'm getting worried

Can someone please reply?

#380 - barrybarryk - January 23, 2011 // 12:29 am
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turn your telly off and on it could just be because of the resolution change, are any of the activity leds blinking on the PS3?

#379 - retop56 - January 23, 2011 // 12:22 am
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I have a 40GB U.S. PS3 that was on 3.5. The first thing I did was do a system update through the internet on my PS3 to 3.55 as people have been saying to do. Then, I went into recovery mode and installed 3.55-kmeaw.

After it said that it was preparing the update and then the screen went black and my ps3 has been on for a good 10-15 minutes. Should I wait longer or is there something wrong??

#378 - Ax3l - January 22, 2011 // 5:21 pm
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i had the same issue yesterday. start the ps in recovery mode and run a file system recovery. after that i was able to delete the corrupt data.


#377 - Zabatsu - January 22, 2011 // 5:05 pm
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As far as I've understood it, you can't play games

#376 - bamadog - January 22, 2011 // 4:45 pm
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I have corrupt data from open manager in the game xmb and cannot delete it can someone help. new to this but i have to say thanks 4 the hard work guys!

i copied GT5 to an ex hard drive it turned it into a double file with multiman and you could not boot it up should I try the internal hd.. is it safe to play games online?

#375 - Zabatsu - January 22, 2011 // 2:51 pm
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Oh, alright I'll try it out right away then! So I don't have to change EBOOTs to get backups to work at all then? Or even place it somewhere else, just transfer the game over, and play? Sorry for the noobish questions and thanks a ton again! and by the way, does my error message relate to this then?