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January 29, 2011 // 1:22 pm - Following his initial release from just under two weeks ago, today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer Waninkoko has updated his PS3 CFW to 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware.

Download: Waninkoko 3.55 V2 / Waninkoko PS3 CFW 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware (patched PUP - right-click, save as) / Waninkoko PS3 CFW 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware (patched PUP - Mirror #1) / Waninkoko PS3 CFW 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware (patched PUP - Mirror #2) / Waninkoko PS3 CFW 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware (patched PUP - Mirror #3) / Waninkoko PS3 CFW 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware (patched PUP - Mirror #4) / Waninkoko PS3 CFW 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware (patched PUP - Mirror #5)

PUP MD5: 6a6cfc701300c95b57b990d8d609e52f
PUP SHA1: a4f155711bbb031022d0c531d70a0b7a180b7aca

From his page, to quote roughly translated: This PS3 CFW is installed directly into the NAND has been tested in different models of console (FAT and Slim, reported in the main post) and without any bricking or similar problem.

The testers have reported a high stability in the CFW and the same compatibility with games that could be obtained with different dongles.

The main core of the payload is based on Hermes, also has some features of PL3 and supplementary code and improved by Waninkoko.

Attempted to create an application that enable / disable the payload, so that after leaving a manager backup Blu-ray was functional. After some testing has not been able to be operational, it would be desirable for the various backups managers were in charge of implementing such functionality or may be added in a later CFW.

Custom PS3 Firmware v3.55 v2
Developed by Waninkoko


This custom firmware for the PS3 increases the system capabilities of your console to allow installation and execution of homebrew applications.

This Custom Firmware can also allow the loading of legal copies (backups) using these new functions. We do not support or support the use of illegal copies. We are not responsible for any damage caused by use of the Custom Firmware.


1. Download the firmware 3.55 for PS3 (PS3UPDAT.PUP file).
2. PS3UPDAT.PUP file patched using the patch included in this package using the application bsdiff (
3. PUP file installs the patch as normal firmware upgrade. (If you're in the version 3.55 you need to install from the recovery mode.)


  • PS3 40GB FAT (CECHG04)
  • PS3 60GB FAT (CECHC04)
  • PS3 80GB FAT (CECHK04)
  • 120GB PS3 Slim (CECH2004A)
  • 120GB PS3 Slim (CECH2104A)
  • PS3 Slim 250GB (CECH2004B)


  • Team fail0verflow
  • Kakarot
  • Flukes1
  • Hermes


  • Jgade
  • Etxe
  • EXXtreme
  • Vasolechecongalletas
  • Carpi
  • Mibaito
  • Juaniyoalm
  • XP10SiV


I regret the situation once again produced with my V1. The solution to this problem is not simple and is not expected in the short term.

Waninkoko Releases PS3 CFW 3.55 V2 Custom Firmware

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#113 - Jes03 - February 2, 2011 // 3:38 am
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From what I've read downgrading loses bluray but when you flash OFW it comes back. Try upgrading to 3.55OFW first, make sure bluray is working again then go to Wani's CFWv2.

I heard to get it working you downgrade to a lower firmware than the one you want then upgrade with OFW so this way should fix it.
Quote Originally Posted by shabutie78 View Post
Which backup managers work with Waninkoko v2?

I'm not sure if I should be using BMs that patch lv2 or old ones for 3.41 that don't patch.

You don't need Lv2 patch so any that are signed for 3.41 work. Personally I still use Open Manager 2.1g signed for 3.41 till yesterday when I started using the latest Multiman 1.15 as it runs black screen games.

#112 - shabutie78 - February 2, 2011 // 3:12 am
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Which backup managers work with Waninkoko v2?

I'm not sure if I should be using BMs that patch lv2 or old ones for 3.41 that don't patch.

#111 - smaurice2001 - February 2, 2011 // 2:44 am
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As mentioned earlier in this post, I upgrade a PS3 slim 320Gb from 3.41OFW to 3.55CFW and I love it.

My friend have a PS3 80Gb fat on 3.55OFW that he downgrade to 3.41OFW and lost is bluray reading. If I upgrade is PS3 3.41OFW to waninkoko V2 3.55CFW. Will that fix is bluray disk reading.


#110 - Jes03 - February 2, 2011 // 1:53 am
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Quote Originally Posted by barrybarryk View Post
I have no idea why people keep bashing kmeaw's CFW in this thread. Kmeaw's firmware is on my ps3 and i've had 0 problems everything works, just like this one really.

My thoughts are why don't you go to the kmeaws thread and post about it there. This is the Waninkoko CFWv2 thread and kmeaws MFW shouldn't be spoken about here as its the wrong place.

Waninkoko's CFW is a real CFW and kmeaws is a MFW. I've said this many times and people keep complaining about it. Who really cares, if you use kmeaws and not interested in Waninkoko's then STFU and don't bother posting here. If you wanna know about Waninkoko's CFW then ask but I would suggest to READ the whole thread first as your questions would already be answered. If not then ask away and someone will reply.

#109 - nicotine - February 2, 2011 // 1:20 am
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every game black screens. system freezes... controller/ps button fails to respond... nfs HP, LBP2... tried both...

ran the "permissionsfix". i heard the hdd doing it's job, it went back to the XMB.

tried it with and without a disc in the drive for both. i have to hard reset the ps3 using the power switch...

ugh. multiman and rogero.

#108 - mukumuku - February 2, 2011 // 12:18 am
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Anyone else having access to the psn with this firmware like Trasek? I am still on 3.55 and I'm hesitating to update the console but if psn is still accessible from cfws then I will update to a cfw

#107 - GotNoUsername - February 2, 2011 // 12:14 am
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How do the Ratchat and Clanks work with this CFW ?!?! because of PL 3 I mean ?

#106 - nicotine - February 2, 2011 // 12:07 am
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what version of gaia works with v2? i tried many, and all of them fail to even install...

multiman gives me a black screen when booting LBP2

#105 - windrider42 - February 1, 2011 // 11:57 pm
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I installed with no issues from Waninkoko V1 using recovery. I like Waninkoko's work with the Wii and look forward to any new releases by him.

#104 - ynoz - February 1, 2011 // 10:04 pm
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I prove it in a CECHE01 and it works fine, running my GT5 BU nice and easy fron the hdd.