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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:

[Register or Login to view code]

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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#364 - wilpac05 - January 22, 2011 // 6:16 am
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the link for PS3_Custom_Firmware_v3.55_Backup_Manager_Patched_W utangrza-kmeaw is actually on page four pretty confusing thread huh?

#363 - chomps268 - January 22, 2011 // 6:00 am
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I heard the new PS3's that came out in August are unhackable. Is this true? My friend has a 160 GB slim CECH-25xxA.

Do you think it'd be possible for me to put CFW on it?

#362 - ModderFokker - January 22, 2011 // 5:19 am
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I must be getting tired but... I installed the PS3_Custom_Firmware_v3.55_Backup_Manager_Patched_Wutangrza-kmeaw on my PS3 just now but how the hell do i install pks after that ?

When i look at my firmware it just mentions 3.55 however i download the "patched" firmware from the first page (this thread).
Shouldnt there be "install package" on XMB ?

I'm guessing somehow i downloaded the official firmware. The url was on first page though for the "modified" package.

#361 - PSPSwampy - January 22, 2011 // 3:47 am
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kmeaw cfw confirmed working on UK (PAL) 60gb (updated to 320gb) launch FAT PS3 - model CECHC03

Was on OFW 3.41 (UK), updated to OFW 3.55 (UK) via XMB
Power off
Once off, Hold power button until ps3 turns itself on, then 2 beeps (slow) then turns off
Once off, Hold power button (1 beep followed by 2 quick beeps, let go)
Recovery mode (option 6 "System Update")
Follow on screen instructions

Superb - all working nicely, no more JB dongle needed

FYI - to clarify, this is for the following package: PS3_Custom_Firmware_v3.55_Backup_Manager_Patched_Wutangrza-kmeaw.rar

#360 - asianboi - January 21, 2011 // 10:40 pm
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I have the same problem - keeps hanging and crashing just as you described. Seems to be unstable and limited to only a few people, I have a 40GB CECHG03 with a BD that doesn't work. I went from 3.41JB >> 3.55 OFW >> 3.55 CFW ...

any help would be appreciated.

#359 - chriswall20 - January 21, 2011 // 9:58 pm
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Hi, I have Launch CECHC03 FAT PS3 (256MB NAND) Can anyone tell me if there are any bricking issues with this CFW?

If not can anyone tell me simply whether it is worth changing from 3.41 with PS3 Key to this CFW. i.e. what features will this give me that 3.41 and PS3 key can't (other than PSN access).

#358 - Stevolab - January 21, 2011 // 9:14 pm
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banning, not that i've read... heard rumours... i'm only going on line when i first start my system not using bm before i go on as for playing online... not a big fan but i do like ps store... there is risk even if you are legitimately backing up owned games to prevent damage.

i also like the idea of homebrew stuff but these games are expensive... to each their own...


#357 - Alaa - January 21, 2011 // 8:43 pm
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Nice Thanks. I haven't been up to date about PSN though; is Sony issuing bans? Can they find out we've jailbroken the PS3 with the CFW when we sign in?

#356 - Stevolab - January 21, 2011 // 8:29 pm
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Once you install everything try some of your games.... the ones that give you errors about corrupted game data you can try to delete the game data file in you xmb game data utility folder.

xmb>game folder> game data utility (it's at the top) delete the game data file in that folder and retry... it will reinstall the game data and you should be good. DON'T delete any folders or you will lose all games.

I needed to delete star ocean game data to get it working.... as well as Cabella's game hunter... both working now.

Update just signed into psn...!!! YAHH!!

#355 - Alaa - January 21, 2011 // 8:17 pm
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Ok, I'll be doing that soon . But what happens to the game data already on the internal HDD (backed up games) after I update to the OFW? Will they still work with MultiMan on CFW 3.55, or do I have to FTP in and delete the GAME (or GAMEZ) folder?