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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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#424 - NTA - April 2, 2013 // 4:23 am
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If your ofw is higher than 3.55 you will always need a flasher (unless someone has a different method)

#423 - alexo77 - April 2, 2013 // 3:23 am
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i have a 4.40 ofw can i downgrade it or i need a flasher?

#422 - laz305 - February 8, 2011 // 1:48 pm
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Anybody get Mount_Alejandro Pkg to run on this CFW?

#421 - flairzack - February 8, 2011 // 2:31 am
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Hi, I'm going to make this short. I backed up ff13 and when I'm gonna start a new game it just stays on the now loading screen with the circle circling. On the uncharted2 it just stays on the loading rotating knife thing. I'm using wutangrza and multiman. Please Help.

#420 - Bigshon - February 3, 2011 // 5:41 pm
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I had that same problem but I was trying to downgrade from a CFW to 3.41, I reinstalled the OFW 3.55 (recovery mode) and It worked beautifully. But it will downgrade you to 3.41 that is recognized as 3.56 and you will have to use the 3.50 downgrade files to get to OFW 3.41, hope that helps.

#419 - modmate - February 3, 2011 // 4:51 pm
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Well, it could be due to a bad downgrader stick. Have you tried another?

Have you tried to enter the service mode again?

Greets Modmate

#418 - khne08794 - February 3, 2011 // 2:55 pm
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i think i've bricked my ps3 i done the downgrade from 3.55 to 3.41, i done everything right up to getting out of service mode i left the file 1 lv2diag file on the usb stick. And it kept flashing for about 40 mins so i thought something was wrong and powered of and now the machine only stays on for 5 secs and powers off. any ideas?

#417 - misiekxxl - January 29, 2011 // 3:02 pm
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hm i have problem with runing games did all everything like in the manual, install ofw then CFW generated in CFMv1.3

then i instal Kmeaw_Fw, cfw_geohot then Lv2_v6 --> Fix_Permissions

multiMAN ver 1.14.00 BASE [20110125_160000] 355GH.pkg

multiMAN [Last Game] 355GH.pkg

and when i try to lunch any games (with was working on my psbreker 1.2 w/o any problems) when im using home app i got an error 80028f14 when i trying lunch wia last game icon game screan turn to black then for sec turn lil lighter and exit to xmb 4 1 sec i can see at up right corner icon 1 time flashing icon disc or something like that.

my laser is dead so i can try it with BR disk in

#416 - luv2rocku - January 29, 2011 // 8:40 am
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Thanks a million

my last question is that can i edit xRegistry without jailbreak? i mean is it possbile on CFW.

#415 - Red 13 - January 29, 2011 // 4:15 am
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Quote Originally Posted by luv2rocku View Post
anyone please tell me about disabling HDCP on cfw?

You need to get the edit xRegistry tool, it's here.

Then you can edit the xRegistry file in dev_flash3, there is a option there to enable and disable the HDCP.