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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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#374 - barrybarryk - January 22, 2011 // 2:45 pm
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That's your problem right there rockstar, you're not supposed to change the eboot for 3.55 cfw. the original one for your TitleId in the correct location on the hard drive and it will work. There's no voodoo or special trick just use the ORIGINAL files.

#373 - Zabatsu - January 22, 2011 // 2:42 pm
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Hey guys. I've been looking everywhere, I don't know if it's just me that sucks on this; but I simply cannot get GT5 to work. I'm sorry and I do apologize if I've written this in the wrong thread.

I'm really confused about EBOOTs, I have tried replacing it just as I should have, but then a message says "No EBOOT.BIN found" or whatever it was,
can't fully remember, but something along the way. Now, I don't even get that message, now it gives me the error code (800010009).

Please give me a helping hand, I've been searching for hours on how to get backups to work, but with no luck.

I am currently on kmeaw 3.55 CFW with Gaia Manager 2.4 Any help would be really nice! Thank you!

#372 - LordBES - January 22, 2011 // 11:01 am
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I use Wutangrzza, but more people use kmeaw. anyone care to tell me what the big difference is and which is better?

#371 - BwE - January 22, 2011 // 10:41 am
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I can't manage to get gta episodes of liberty city to run. I can get games like GT5 to run but not gta.

Whats the story! I've tried with gaia and rogero's manager.

i'm yet to try multiman but i doubt it'd help. i've also deleted the game data and run the permission fix.

still no luck. let me know OMG KTHX.

#370 - rocky77 - January 22, 2011 // 8:36 am
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CHCH-2004B 3.14--> 3.55 OFW--> 3.55 kmeaw CFW (didn't have to go to the recovery mode)

worked like a charm, using the new Gaia manager (just love it), did the permission fix and started using the Black box ftp (works grate).

Haven't backed up any games but have transfered some to the internal HDD and all is good as far as I know. Thanks to all people involved in the development of those great tools and to all those that share info here, it was really useful.

#369 - demas - January 22, 2011 // 8:32 am
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guys i need help, i`ve just updated to kmeaw and i can't load any game.

it says: an error occurred during operation (80010009) and returns to xmb. tried GAIA2.02, and newest multiman. happens on both.

what can i do to fix it?


#368 - Bigshon - January 22, 2011 // 8:30 am
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Does anyone know if Hermes payloadhv4.pkg will work with Kmeaw's 3.55 CFW?

#367 - nicotine - January 22, 2011 // 7:46 am
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I currently have a Fat ps3, CECHA01

sitting at 3.55 Geohot

what's the best way to get to Wutangrza's CFW, and what loader is best in conjunction?


#366 - ModderFokker - January 22, 2011 // 6:26 am
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Well i bricked mine ... (CHECHC04) from 3.41 to 3.55 (OFW)

then i tried to install the modfied firware package and it said i already had it installed.

Went to recovery mode -> copying -> RSOD

Perhaps because my bluray was faulty ?

Edit: the MD5 & SHA1 were correct so its not the files.

#365 - PS4 News - January 22, 2011 // 6:23 am
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Not really, it came out after what is on page one which is why it's on page four of the thread... that said, it's probably best to use the Portal view for the articles though:

Article #1 from this thread:

Article #2 from this thread: