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January 17, 2011 // 5:28 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 / bsdiff4.3-win32.zip / 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

Delete PS3UPDAT.PUP

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 http://pastie.org/private/3pkmtkkmjaaiqe6tjj81a: 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.
  • UNKNOWN

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
cd72d63f1a616ecf786ff382bfae671a

Waninkoko
6eab7f1deea1ed46a1dc9924fd7080b3

That's it.

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

Enjoy

Quake
AkA
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
    Example: X:\PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP
  • Remove mem stick by USB's Sately Remove Hardware - Unplug
    Right Click Eject
    -- START SAFE MODE/RECOVERY MODE
  • 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.
    -- END START SAFE MODE/RECOVERY 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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#354 - Stevolab - January 21, 2011 // 1:51 pm
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I took the plunge... updated from 3.41OFW to 3.55OFW to 3.55CFW (kmeaws) +multiman bm... had a few issues with some files not working but i needed to delete game data for some games... updated some without issues... haven't been able to test them all just yet or test psn... but everything else seems ok so far... will post any other issues.

Props to all those involved...

i just downloaded the ofw 3.55
then downloaded the prepatched version of kmeaws 3.55cfw
then downloaded multiman 1.13
installed ofw3.55
went to recovery mode installed prepatched 3.55cfw
installed multiman

done... son playing now no extra pkgs to install, running on cech-2001 slim120gb.

cheers!!!

#353 - Alaa - January 21, 2011 // 1:48 pm
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Let me get this straight. If I create a patched PUP using kmeaw's patch (or just download the CFW 3.55 Wutangrza-kmeaw), I just flash it, and then run the lvl2.pkg, and that's it? I don't need to flash geohot's PUP? Nor do I have to run lvl2.pkg after every boot?

#352 - wilpac05 - January 21, 2011 // 10:32 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
I haven't read all 35 pages so sorry if this has been answered, but is there a fix for the Bluray Disc playback yet? For those thinking "it reads BDs for me" I'm referring to BD movie discs, it reads games fine.

are you referring to playback broken by downgrading? I don't think so but at least for me I found that running lv2 patch or any app that uses it then I lose blueray playback (give error 800299d2) until reboot.

I think thats a minor problem that will be addressed eventually.

#351 - ModderFokker - January 21, 2011 // 10:14 am
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Quote Originally Posted by OGroteKoning View Post
I hope this okay... This is for those who patch their own PUP's. I stumbled upon this little app that integrates with windows explorer. It gives MD5, SHA1 and CRC32. It works a lot easier than the other MD5 hasher that floats around. And it is freeware
Just wanted to share it!

I use digestIT 2004... also integrates and freeware

#350 - Neo Cyrus - January 21, 2011 // 9:44 am
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I haven't read all 35 pages so sorry if this has been answered, but is there a fix for the Bluray Disc playback yet? For those thinking "it reads BDs for me" I'm referring to BD movie discs, it reads games fine.

#349 - OGroteKoning - January 21, 2011 // 7:45 am
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I hope this okay... This is for those who patch their own PUP's. I stumbled upon this little app that integrates with windows explorer. It gives MD5, SHA1 and CRC32. It works a lot easier than the other MD5 hasher that floats around. And it is freeware
Just wanted to share it!

#348 - zangetsu1 - January 21, 2011 // 7:24 am
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Quote Originally Posted by haze67 View Post
some screenshots

* fireup CMD - type cd c:\bsdiff (rename folder and put all required files into this folder)

+rep!! thanks a lot...

#347 - me1972 - January 21, 2011 // 1:04 am
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I got the same problems with my fat ps3 CHECHG04. Gaia crashes more often than multiman. It also happen without the use of a manager. maybe it depends on a crash before ?!

Edit: I figured out, when your system hang and you got a message on startup (system wasn`t shut correctly last time) - I don`t know the english system message sorry. Then you have to restart the system (system shut down) or it will crash badly.

Then you can restart and everything works fine.

#346 - xenoscognito - January 20, 2011 // 7:28 pm
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Gentlefolk, just so you know, i tried with a 40g cechg01 and it has worked with everything I have thrown at it, no brick.

Backups, movies (DVD) and I am using multiman 1.12.xx. Free access to information people, it is a universal human right. A moral imperative if you will. We can all enjoy the freedom and feel safe. Thanks.

#345 - ps3addict123 - January 20, 2011 // 3:52 pm
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thanks, i will go with recovery, i am so happy ps3 has been hacked