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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

PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 Backup Manager Patched by Kmeaw!

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#344 - money15 - January 20, 2011 // 9:36 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by THCIV View Post
to get netflix to work just delete it and redownload it, worked for me.

thanks thciv you saved me a whooping from my girlfriend... haha... redownloaded netflix and it worked perfectly!

#343 - wilpac05 - January 20, 2011 // 9:24 pm
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ofw from xmb and cfw from recovery menu is how I had to do it but it's been stated that you can do both from xmb.

#342 - ps3addict123 - January 20, 2011 // 9:05 pm
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i am going to install cfw now.i have CECHA01 60 gb fat currently at ofw 3.41.are my steps correct?

1) Install ofw 3.55 into the PS3 from XMB (Settings > System Update > Update via Storage Media)
2) Install Kmeaw cfw (via recovery or storage media?)
3) how do i extract gaia manager to root of directory? (planning on using external hdd 500gb for all this)

please help, i don't want to screw this

#341 - Ax3l - January 20, 2011 // 7:52 pm
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great work! but unfortunately i my ps3 hangs very often at startup of gaia (and multiman) or when i exit from games to xmb (xmb freezes).

does anybody know if it's a problem of the backupmanagers or with the firmware in general?

best wishes,

#340 - wicked insanity - January 20, 2011 // 5:59 pm
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I have found and copied over the missing files (from RU folder). I have downloaded and installed update 1.01 copied the eboot from hdd0/game/BLES00949 to hdd0/GAMES/BLES00949/PS3-GAME.

And it's still just black screens!! please someone, show mercy.

#339 - walkes75 - January 20, 2011 // 5:41 pm
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CECHG04 is here anybody with this model and working BD and willing to share dev3 with me ? Maybe this way I will my BD issue.

#338 - jjevans - January 20, 2011 // 5:12 pm
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Hello All, Is anyone else having problems installing:

Does not install - FIX_PERMISSIONS_Wutangrza_Geohot_CFW_3.55-fw3.55.pkg

Does not install - multiMAN ver 1.12.05 BASE [20110113_170000].pkg

In Wutangrza / Geohot? Followed directions to a T.

Any help appreciated.


#337 - wicked insanity - January 20, 2011 // 4:48 pm
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how can I get the update onto my usb device and then tell the 'game disc' to check the stick rather than online??

sorry for my noobishness, it's just not my day today

#336 - misteha - January 20, 2011 // 4:44 pm
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I can play backed up originals, but can't play downloaded games. How I must put them to external hdd to play them, or what i'm doing wrong? Somebody can help? My game is in ext. GAMES/FUEL/ 80010017 error comes.

#335 - jaydark01 - January 20, 2011 // 4:21 pm
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Is there a way to get this to let me install stuff i buy from the playstation store? I keep getting an error when i try to download anything.