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January 18, 2011 // 9:54 pm - Yesterday we reported that Wutangrza released a PS3 Custom Firmware with LV1 / LV2 Peek and Poke support, and following it up today kmeaw (aka worrorfight) on IRC has made available a BM Enabler LV2 PKG and BM Enabler LV2 V2 PKG followed by BM Enabler LV2 V3 PKG and BM Enabler LV2 V4 PKG (fixes some crashes by disabling patches) for Wutangrza's PS3 CFW, Kmeaw LV2 Patcher Source Code (GIT) along with a PS3 CFW LV2 Patch with already patched full version downloads below.

Downloads: PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Backup Manager Patched Wutangrza kmeaw (patched PUP) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Backup Manager Patched Wutangrza kmeaw (patched PUP - Mirror #1) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Backup Manager Patched Wutangrza kmeaw (patched PUP - Mirror #2) / (patched PUP - Mirror #3) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Backup Manager Patched Wutangrza kmeaw (patched PUP - Mirror #4) / PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Backup Manager Patched Wutangrza kmeaw (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 / PS3 CFW Installation & Playing Guide by TheSparky

PUP MD5: 2be5e87a22bf1e7f48e98fcabd38977b
PUP SHA1: f83444560221ffba4ed0e0689fbc2cf993dc64ec

From the ReadMe File: Disclaimer: This package is for demonstration use only, or for running your own made software (homebrew). We do noit condone piracy and are not responsible of the small chance you may brick.

Original FW PUP md5 before patching: ca595ad9f3af8f1491d9c9b6921a8c61
Patched PUP md5 after patching: 2be5e87a22bf1e7f48e98fcabd38977b

If you are on Wutangrza+geohot fw, you don't need to flash the new firmware, just install the package, and run it every time the ps3 boots before running apps that need PL3. Otherwise, it is suggested that you upgrade to 3.55, Upgrade to this patched PUP, then install the lv2.pkg.

This is only until apps are updated to include this patch themselves, as then you won't need to run the patcher on every boot.

For Stock ps3's

1. update to official 3.55
2. bspatch PS3UPDAT.PUP PS3CFW.PUP patchfile
3. Delete PS3UPDAT.PUP
4. Rename PS3CFW.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP and that's it! You're ready to install
5. Install lvl2.pkg
6. Launch backups with manager

How to:

  • Download 3.55 OFW, the CFW patch file, the LV2 patch pkg and geohot's CFW.
  • Install (or restore) OFW 3.55 - recovery mode may be needed.
  • Patch the OFW 3.55 .PUP file using the 'bspatch' utility: bspatch PS3UPDAT_OFW.PUP PS3UPDAT.PUP cfw_wutangrza
  • Confirm that the resulting .PUP has this md5 sum: 05933bb7a89bee87b0aa45c74f980e81
  • Update to the newly created .PUP by moving it onto a storage device into the PS3/UPDATE directory.
  • Now, update to geohot's CFW from XMB.
  • Install the LV2 package by moving it onto a storage device into the root directory and installing it from XMB ('Install Package')
  • Done, you may now install multiMAN and run backups - remember that you have to run the PL3 package after each boot.

A summary of the differences from bigheads: "kmeaw's CFW is different from FLUKES1 and Wutangrza and anyone elses. Basically kmeaws CFW has peek/poke and allows you to bypass PKG checks, like how it used to work on 3.41 . Therefore you don't need to sign stuff like Geohots CFW.

Wutangrza's CFW is basically what flukes1 released it just has peek/poke enabled but you can't install PKG's. Geohot's CFW can be installed over the top on Wutangrza's CFW and allows you to install special signed PKG's. This LV2.pkg patch can be loaded from any CFW that has peek/poke, and adds syscalls for backup managers etc.

SUMMARY: On Wutangrza's/Geohot Firmware you have to use pkg's signed with geohots tools. On Kmeaw's Firmware you can install any pkg. Like the ones from 3.41 and ones signed with geohot tools."

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.

moh.sakhaii has updated Open Manager v1.17.3 (Compiled) for PS3 which now includes a package with signed self to be installable on kmeaw's MFW.

Finally, hacked2123 has completed the PS3 JailBreak Game Non-Compatibility/Solutions List for those following its development!

Greets modmate

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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.