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January 17, 2011 // 5:59 pm - Following up on the Wutangrza PS3 CFW release from earlier today, Waninkoko has now released his own PS3 Custom Firmware for v3.55 which includes PlayStation 3 backup game and PSN support!

Be sure to read the entire thread before installing this PS3 CFW, as some PlayStation 3 models are not supported and will brick as a result. All feedback (brick reports and fixes) must be posted in this thread, any others Forum-wide will be removed without warning.

Download: Waninkoko 3.55 / Waninkoko 3.55 (Mirror #1) / Waninkoko 3.55 (Mirror #2) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Waninkoko (patched PUP) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Waninkoko (patched PUP - Mirror #1) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Waninkoko (patched PUP - Mirror #2) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Waninkoko (patched PUP - Mirror #3) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Waninkoko (patched PUP - Mirror #4) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Waninkoko (patched PUP - Mirror #5) / PS3 Firmware 3.55 Compatible Homebrew Apps & Games / FIX PERMISSIONS Waninkoko Kmeaw CFW 3.55 and FIX PERMISSIONS Wutangrza GeoHot CFW 3.55 by festizio

PUP MD5: 6eab7f1deea1ed46a1dc9924fd7080b3
PUP SHA1: 771e0f2431f15c7edd323899fbab810f32e35aba

Warning from FMAranda: do not install waninkoko's cfw on models with 256mb nand, because it won't designed for these consoles and bricks after updating. which ps3 models have 256 nand? See HERE or the charts below.

It may worth trying to reinstall the Official PS3 Firmware using the recently released GeoHot PS3 Custom Firmware via Recovery.

PS3 Models that work with Waninkoko PS3 Custom Firmware:

  • CECHH = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHJ = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHK = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHL = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHM = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHP = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHQ = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECH-20..A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-20..B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-21..A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-21..B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-251.A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-251.B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)

PS3 Models that do NOT work with Waninkoko PS3 Custom Firmware:

  • CECHA = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHB = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHC = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHE = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHG = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)

From included the ReadMe file: PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 developed by Waninkoko


This Custom Firmware for the PS3 increases the system features of your console to allow the installation and execution of homebrew applications. This Custom Firmware could allow too the loading of legal copies (backups) using these new included features.

We don't support and condone the usage of illegal copies. We are not responsible for any damage for the usage of this Custom Firmware.


1. Download PS3 Firmware 3.55 (PS3UPDAT.PUP file).
2. Patch PS3UPDAT.PUP file with the patch included in this package using the "bsdiff" tool (
3. Install the patched PUP file like a normal firmware update. (in case you're already in 3.55 you need to install it in recovery mode).


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How to install PS3 Backup Manager with Waninkoko CFW:

Below are some recent Tweets from Waninkoko: Custom Firmware v3.55 for PS3 released! Tools will be pushed in github soon.

Do NOT install in Slim consoles! Looks like users are reporting bricking issues. That's weird as the CFW was tested on both models.

Well... I don't know if those problems are real or just jokes. As I said, some testers tried this and worked in both models.

PUP MD5: 6eab7f1deea1ed46a1dc9924fd7080b3
PUP SHA1: 771e0f2431f15c7edd323899fbab810f32e35aba

IMPORTANT: Check the hash of the created PUP file before flashing.

I recommend updating first to OFW 3.55, then to CFW 3.55. I'm sorry for all the consoles that have dies, this was unexpected

At least some people report that it works! That's good news.

Working in an alternative way, with no brick risk... No ETA.

From Waninkoko CFW Analysis

  • nas_plugin.elf
  • lv2_kernel.elf
  • vsh.elf

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.

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#283 - yoaDesTinY - January 19, 2011 // 3:18 am
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How do you mean... ??

I tested (after your response) with BM AA following case: OrgBD of BM AA stays in BDrom and i try to start the Backup with multiman (start on XMB /app_home/PS3_GAME ) and same result BlackScreen. I think no problems with the path.

#282 - serial2305 - January 19, 2011 // 3:17 am
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Mine too! ALL MY 18 GAMES RUNNIN PERFECTLY with multiman!!

When any game not run, i think it's the game or a user error!! no disc in drive or anything!?

#281 - Neo Cyrus - January 19, 2011 // 2:57 am
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The ones that don't work are probably because they require a disc to be inserted. So far every game I've tried works.

#280 - yoaDesTinY - January 19, 2011 // 2:47 am
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50 / 50 of my tested games are working with the CFW Wanin! The rest is dark!

My Story:
1. CECH-2504A (160 GB Slim) with OFW 3.55 -to->
2. CFW Geohot
3. multiman and blackbox for 3.55 on Geo installed ->
4. directly to CFW Wanin over update menu

Tested Backups on Internal HDD:
Rock Band - works
Fifa 09 -works
Blur - doesnt work
Batman AA - doesnt work

Funny is that Blur+update was working on CFW Geo with patched eboot and after i deleted all relevant files and install it new with CFW Wanin it doesnt work.

Any ideas?! THX a lot...

#279 - jotavip - January 19, 2011 // 1:59 am
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Worked in my CECH2001A. I updated 3.41 > 3.55 OFW > 3.55 CFW Wanin, all by system update, don't needed to use recovery mode. After that I installed Rogero, Multiman for 3.41 and Blackbox signed.

All worked, and the 2 managers played all my games in external HD. For the games in my internal HD, something very strange happened. They have been deleted... I had GT5, Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2. Downloading them again to test.

Direct bluray movie playback corrupted, but loading the movie via Rogero, it played fine.

#278 - Brian10122 - January 19, 2011 // 1:41 am
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Any way I can install a signed package on Waninkoko..? I really want to play MW2 and CoD4 and not even Rogero manager can play them, so I wanted to use pkg's that people were using for geo's CFW to only get a corrupted data message...

#277 - FireSokar - January 19, 2011 // 12:53 am
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perhaps I did something wrong but, I upgraded from 3.41 to 3.55 then to 3.55 waninko and I am unable to install PKG files now? How am I suppose to get MultiMan on.

#276 - Drev - January 19, 2011 // 12:45 am
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sounds like the PUP might be corrupt. Go back to your comp, format the USB stick. make a folder PS3 - open it - make a folder called UPDATE - open it and put the 3.55 OFW back in it. Run from XMB not recovery.

I dont understand why people are goinf from ofw 3.55 to geo to OFW 3.55 to wan's...

that makes no sence to me. Just got from OFW 3.55 to wan's 3.55 all in XMB.

#275 - sparkie2009 - January 19, 2011 // 12:32 am
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need help updated to 3.55 then istalled geo 3.55 now it wont let me reinstall the original 3.55 via xbm or recovery mode says no media found on recovery and gives error at 50 percent on xbm.

Anyone suffering from this?

#274 - EireJoker - January 19, 2011 // 12:32 am
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Works perfectly here, what i did to install. Hardware: Ps3 Slim 250GB 200..B OFW 3.41


1) Formatted HD, reset PS3 to default
2) Installed OFW 3.50
3) Installed CFW 3.50(Wanikoko) from recovery mode
4) Installed Rogero
5) Everything works fine