Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gaia Updated to v2.04 - Fixes Stability

Drizztbsd, has informed us that a new version of his popular Gaia Manager app has been released, bringing the latest version to 2.04. The new version brings added stability and removes the ability to direct boot (due to it not working properly anyways). For those of you concerned with if this uses the latest LV2 Patcher, the latest LV2 Patcher is actually based off of Gaia 2.04 (utilizing it's patch.txt).

Download: (1.11 MB)

Source: Drizztbsd

FBANext Multi Arcade Emulator Updated - Custom Build and CFW Support

The latest version of FBANext has been compiled today, featuring support for 3.55 firmware. The latest version, FBANext PS3 Custom Build v2 (Wonderpatch) FIXED r417, features a more stable framerate (due to audio tweaking) and resolution switching via the Settings menu. For those unfamiliar with FBANext, it is a multi-system arcade emulator for the PS3.

FBANext PS3 Emulator Updated, Custom Build and CFW Support!

Download: (20.28 MB)

Today the MC68000/Z80 arcade emulator for PlayStation 3 has been updated to FBANext PS3 Custom Build v2 (Wonderpatch) FIXED r417 and now supports Firmware 1.92 and 3.41 for PS3 JailBreak users and GeoHot Custom Firmware 3.55 as well.

Below are the changes, to quote from the list: FBANext PS3 - Custom build v2 - FIXED - r417

CHANGES (as of r417):

* Resolution switching in Settings menu - select resolution with left and right on D-pad and press X to switch to the resolution.
* Much better framerate due to audio tweaking - now stays within the 59.900 ballpark and beyond instead of hovering somewhere between 59.200 and 59.900.
FB Alpha (formerly Final Burn Alpha), based on the original Final Burn source code, is a multi-arcade emulator. These are the currently emulated systems:

- Capcom CPS-1
- Capcom CPS-2
- Capcom CPS-3
- Cave
- Neo Geo
- Sega System 16 (and similar), System 18, X-Board, Y-Board
- Toaplan
- Taito
- Psikyo 68EC020 based hardware
- misc stuff the authors like

FBANext is a native port on the Xbox 360/PS3 Platforms

Source: PS3News

Hermes CFW 3.41 Version 1.0 (BETA) Released

Hermes, famous for his payload work, has released his first custom firmware (CFW) today. Unlike the other CFW's available, Hermes decided to release a CFW based off of 3.41 firmware. The firmware basically allows you to jailbreak your console on 3.41 without the need for a dongle, useful for those not planning to update to 3.55. We must stress this is still a beta release and when flashing a custom firmware there is always a chance of bricking.

Download: PS3customfirm3.41_ (45.07 MB)

tested IN:

CECHC04 (my model, 3 times with different changes, FAT 60GB)
CECHL04 (FAT 80 gb)
CECH2504B (slim)
CECH2404A (slim)
CECH2004A (slim)
CECH2004B (slim)

Hermes CFW 3.41 version 1.0 (BETA)

WARNING! This modified firware is tested only by two persons (it is experimental!!!) with this models:

CECHC04 (my model, 3 times with different changes, FAT 60GB)
CECHL04 (FAT 80 gb)
CECH2504B (slim)
CECH2404A (slim)
CECH2004A (slim)
CECH2004B (slim)

I cannot be sure if it can brick others models (don´t use this CFW if you have buy your console with 3.50+, you can brick it!)

I am not responsible if this CFW brick you console: I have taken all possible precautions using SHA1 hash to avoid errors building
the firmware, etc, and other problems (i include too my own patch utility to be sure you apply the patch correctly).

Building the firmware:

Put original PS3UPDAT.PUP (3.41 v2) with patch.bat and run patch.bat. It must create CFW341_PS3UPDAT.PUP.

Put CFW341_PS3UPDAT.PUP as PS3UPDAT.PUP in one pendrive (usb:/PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP) and try toupdate normally from the device.

If it say "you have this version yet" try the restoration - recovery method (pressing POWER. Ask about this method if you don´t know in the forums)


- LV1 patch for undocumented v1_undocumented_function_114 (kudos for flukes1/graf_chokolo) 1 byte, don´t worry! XD

- LV2 peek/poke patch (original from psgroove)

- vsh.self patch to enable .self (same patch as psgroove-hermes_v4B. To launch self requires the payload working)

- nas_plugin.sprx patch to enable packages (same patch as psgroove-hermes_v4B. You can install PSL1GHT original packages but requires
geohot make_self_npdrm without one payload working)

- category_game.xml modified to enable packages (kudos for KaKaRoTo)

With this options PS3 works with Homebrew signed (use make_self_npdrm in the EBOOT.BIN).


Install payloadhv4.pkg and launch it to load the psgroove-hermes_v4B

NOTE: payload code is experimental. I need to work in the application and the payload to add news features.
don't worry about the source code now: this is a beta test version yet, but the source code will soon available.

Source: PSX-Scene
Source: Elotrolado

Friday, January 21, 2011

SNES9x PS3 4.4.4 Released

squarepusher brings us an update to his popular SNES9x emulator for the PS3. The latest release brings us many bug fixes, new control schemes, and fixes for Chrono Trigger.

Download: (14.37 MB)

================================================== =============================
Build 4.4.4 (19-01-2010)
================================================== =============================
================================================== =============================
Chrono Trigger would jump from 256x224 to 256x239 for one odd frame when
transitioning from normal mode to battle mode - this caused an undesirable
screen hiccup to occur everytime. This issue has been fixed.

================================================== =============================
- FIXED: Player 2 - Buttons X/Y didn't work
================================================== =============================
This bug was introduced in v4.4.3 due to an improper macro. It has now been
fixed as of v4.4.4.

================================================== =============================
- FIXED: Loading a ROM with a cheatfile loaded and then loading another ROM
with no cheatfile will not clear out the previous game's cheats
================================================== =============================
This bug was introduced in v4.4.0, and has now been fixed as of v4.4.4. Also
note that games which do not have a cheatfile will create a new cheatfile

================================================== =============================
- FIXED: Super Scope controls auto-centered when let go of thumbstick
- ADDED: Better Super Scope controls
================================================== =============================
Previously in v4.4.3, the Super Scope crosshair would center back to the middle
of the screen as soon as you let go of the thumbstick on the left analog stick.
Now it controls much more closely to the mouse. Note that there might be an
option to toggle the Super Scope controls in the future (to either auto-center
when let go of the thumbstick or let the cursor stay at the current position).

================================================== =============================
- FIXED: Some games were hooked up with patchy controls (Doom)
- ADDED: Accessory Autodetection
================================================== =============================
The accessory autodetection in v4.4.2/4.4.3 left some things to be desired.
A new setting has been added to the SNES9x Settings screen - 'Accessory Auto-

SNES9x PS3 auto-detects most games that feature support for these peripherals.
This setting will control how SNES9x PS3 will deal with these games when it
detects them.

CONFIRM - When detecting a Mouse/Scope/Multitap-compatible game, a dialog
screen is presented to the user asking him/her if the accessory
should be enabled. If you select 'No', normal 2 joypad controls
will be used instead.
ON - Games which support Mouse/Scope/Multitap will be automatically
detected and the accessory will be automatically enabled without
any input from the user.
OFF - Accessories will not be detected or enabled - standard 2 joypad
controls for all games.

================================================== =============================
- ADDED: Control Schemes
================================================== =============================
There are now three [Control Schemes] - 'Default', 'New', and 'Custom'.

DEFAULT - Controls are the same as they were before.

NEW - A new control scheme. See below:

R3 + L3 - [Exit to Menu] - go back to the ROM Browser

Right analog stick - Up - SNES9x pause (supersedes regular SNES pause).
Right analog stick - Left - Decrement fastforward speed by one (-1).
Right analog stick - Right - Increment fastforward speed by one (+1).
Right analog stick - Down - Toggle [Fastforwarding] on/off.

Right analog stick - Left + L2 - Decrement cheat position by one (-1).
Right analog stick - Right + L2 - Increment cheat position by one (+1).
Right analog stick - Up + L2 - Toggle the currently selected cheat on/off.
Right analog stick - Down + L2 - Input a cheat with an on-screen keyboard.

Right analog stick - Left + R2 - Decrement save state slot by one (-1).
Right analog stick - Right + R2 - Increment save state slot by one (+1).
Right analog stick - Up + R2 - Load from currently selected save state slot.
Right analog stick - Down + R2 - Save to currently selected save state slot.
R2 + R3 - Toggle [SRAM Write Protection] on/off.

L2 + R3 - Toggle [Record Movie] on/off.
L2 + L3 - Load Movie

CUSTOM - Custom control scheme. All buttons/button combos can be

================================================== =============================
- ADDED: Savestate SRAM Overwrite Protect
================================================== =============================
Implemented by request - see Issue 8: Loading a save state also load the
associated save ram file and write it to disk right away.

Normally, when SNES9x loads a savestate, the SRAM contents are automatically
overwritten. The ugly side-effect of this is that this can unknowingly
delete your normal saved game progress.

ON - SNES9x will write-protect SRAM - this means that if you load a save-
state, it will not overwrite the SRAM save(s). However, SRAM is not
saved at all in this mode.
OFF - SRAM is writable - this means that if you load a savestate, it will
overwrite the SRAM save(s).

NOTE: This option can be toggled in-game with the 'New' control scheme by
pressing button combo [R2 + R3].

================================================== =============================
- ADDED: Cheat Code Input In-game with Onscreen Keyboard
================================================== =============================
Cheatcodes can now be inserted with an onscreen keyboard in-game. A new
action has been added called 'Cheat Input'.

Cheatcodes that you add will be saved to your cheatfile. Currently, the cheat
code will be added in order.

NOTE: This option can be toggled in-game with the 'New' control scheme by
pressing button combo [L2 + Analog Stick Right - Down].

NOTE: There is still a bug that happens after inserting 15/16 cheat codes
in a row.

When this bug happens, you will no longer be presented with the option to
input a label after correctly inputting a cheat. Instead, the label will be
the cheat code itself. This is a memory shortage bug that we hope to fix soon.

================================================== =============================
- ADDED: Resolution saving
================================================== =============================
Implemented by request - see Issue 18: Screen resolution does not save upon

The resolution you had previously played in will now be automatically selected
when you start SNES9x the next time.

There are also sane fallbacks. If SNES9x saved the resolution at 1080p and the
next time you want to play SNES9x you happen to have your PS3 connected to a
screen that doesn't support 1080p - it will fall back to a lower resolution
that your TV does support.

================================================== =============================
- ADDED: Throttle Mode
================================================== =============================
This is a performance benchmarking feature that might or might not be useful
to users. Turn this 'Off', and VSync and audio will be disabled - the game
will then run at the maximum amount of frames per second (FPS) that the PS3
can manage.

NOTE: There seems to be a hardware/software cap of 124/125fps that appears to
be prevalent even in menus.

Source: GX-Mod
Source: PSX-Scene

PS3Win 0.9.8 Released - Easily Organize Your Games

ManuNg, the author behind PS3Win, has recently updated his popular app, bringing the latest version up to 0.9.8. The app allows you to manage your list of PS3 games locally and on your PS3 (via FTP).

Download: Ps3Win.rar (6.26 MB)

Translated via Google

- The search for a list of games on different local directories on USB drives or a PS3 Ftp
- It can change the OS version or the PS3 minimum 'PSP remote play' the game
- It creates a pkg to create a shortcut on the XMB of the PS3.
- It includes a module to browse FTP directories on the console and transfer files.
- It displays the games in a list, icons or images.
- It includes compatibility information jailbreak Ps.
- You can specify multiple directories containing games
- Ability to browse the tree on the PS3 with a mini browser to add the directories games.
- It retrieves the image, the id, name, file date, the minimum OS version, the version of the game, the size and the PSP remote play.
- You can copy the games from the list
- You can print the list or save it to a text file.
- You can aiso view images of the game
- It may be in English language.

If you find any bugs or have ideas for new features, please contact me or post them here.

To download multiupload: Ps3Win 0.9.8

To install, download the file, unzip it and run setup.exe and follow the instructions.

I wrote this tool in vb6, I would therefore not ported to another OS (linux).

# V0.9.8:
- Replace spaces with "_" when renaming files games.
- Jackets can be formatted. "Jpg".
- The covers are automatically resized on the interface (but the files are not changed).
- If Ps3Win not find the jacket on the official website, he will find on Google.
- Ability to comment on each game.
- Ability to copy a line (to paste it into Notepad for example).
- Ability to mass rename folders of games.
- Ability to add cover art in the files of the games.
- Fixed the name of the shortcut which called XMB PS3Win APP_VERS if file does not exist in the SFO.
- Added option to update (PS3, Local or all) on the "Create" button.
- Fixed bug when updating the list of compatible games from the internet.

# V0.9.7:
- Added FTP module to navigate directories on the console and transfer files.
- Added SND0.AT3 file if it exists, in the shortcut to add video and music.
- Possibility to update the list of local games or only those on PS3 alone.
- Ability to automatically transfer the shortcut on the PS3.
- Change site for retrieval covers.
- Ability to rename the game directory with the name or ID of the game

# V0.9.6:
- Added compatibility information jailbreak Ps.
- Change deployment tool to create the installer (Inno Setup Compiler) to correct updates Ps3Win that does not overwrite the exe file. This should also reduce errors Ps3Win installation, it is particularly compatible with Windows 7.
- Ability to specify a destination directory for pkg.
- Fixed the error "APP_VER entry IS required 'to create some games pkg.

# V0.9.5.1:
- Fixed bug: When creating mass-pkg, the location of the PS3 games was false. What prevented the shortcuts work. Creating the unit (or for local games) worked.

# V0.9.5:
- Ability to create a pkg to create a shortcut on the XMB of the PS3. To thank you for TheTool Smallloader.
- You no longer have to put a local directory if you want to search only on PS3.
- Help available in English.
- Fixed bug: the first letter was missing some games.
- Fixed bug: Error 35600 to re-start the program. Thank you for helping to Evilboy.
- Renaming directories of PS3 games to avoid duplication (a mixture of files between the inner disk and that of the USB via ftp).
- Added support for themes.
- Ability to print in landscape.
- Ability to create pkg to create a shortcut on the XMB of the PS3 in droves.

# V0.9.4:
- Ability to change the OS version PS3 game's minimum
- Ability to change the 'PSP remote play' the game
- Added display as icons and images of the games.
- Fixed various errors of reading the information for some games.
- Added an icon in the list differs depending on the support (internal disk, USB disk or PS3).
- Ability to browse the tree on the PS3 with a mini browser to add the directories games.
- Optimization Research PS3 ftp.
- Added remote play psp games in the list.
- Added set size in GB for games (except games on PS3).
- Check if there is a newer version of the program at application startup.
- Added icons French / English on the menu bar to facilitate the change of language.
- Added a link to a game site for more information.
- Automatically detect the language of the OS to set the default language PS3Win at first boot.

# V0.9.3:
- Ability to search several directories for games on the PS3.
- Addition of the jackets of the games.
- Fixed a runtime error 52 when the games were at the root of the disk and not in a directory.
- Added a confirmation dialog before printing.

# V0.9.2.1:
- Fixed bug when searching for files by ftp on the PS3.

# V0.9.2:
- Fixed a bug "File Not Found" when searching for files on ftp PS3.
- Viewing images PIC0.PNG, and PIC1.PNG PIC2.PNG in the property window
- Fixed a bug: Display the last image when clicked on the image in property

# V0.9.1:
- Added help.
- Ability to copy the games from the list

# V0.9.0:
- Dissemination

Source: GX-Mod
Source: Gueux Forum

Rogero Manager 7.9a Released - 3.55 CFW Support and Stealth Mode

The list of backup managers compatible with 3.55 grows again today. This time around we can add Rogero 7.9a to the list. The latest version brigs us compatibility with Kmeaw and Waninkoko's 3.55 CFW, a stealth package for safer use on PSN, built in LV2 Patcher, and more.

Rogero_Manager_v7.9a_Waninkoko_Kmeaw_AutoPatch_OFW 3.41_CFW3.55.pkg

Rogero_Manager_v7.9a_Waninkoko_Kmeaw_AutoPatch_OFW 3.41_CFW3.55_Stealth_ID.pkg

ChangeLog: 20/01/2011
7.9.a - Compatible with Kmeaw or Waninkoko 3.55 CFW, and 3.41 OFW.
7.9.a - Built-in the latest version of Kmeaw Payload Loader / Lv2 Patcher.
7.9.a - Startup check to load Payload only if it's not already in memory.
7.9.a - Option to load Payload.bin file from USB directly into memory.
7.9.a - More Games List scrolling improvement.
7.9.a - Added Stealth package for safer usage with PSN.
7.9.a - Patch Mode will show on GUI as "Disabled" if not supported by the Payload
Quote from Rogero
First I want to thank the Anonymous original Open Manager coder for this talented piece of code,
then the Payload Developers: Mathieu, AerialX, Hermes, and Kakaroto for their efforts on improving the Payload,
then all the Modified Open Manager coders: Moh_sakhaii, Deanrr, Jurai2, Drizztbsd and everybody else that i forgot...
they all contributed in improving the OM to reach the way it is now, all efforts should be continued to make it better each day.

Source: PS3Hax
Source: PSX-Scene

LV2 Patcher Updated by Kmeaw - Some Crashing Fixed

Kmeaw has updated his github with a new version of his LV2 Patcher program. The latest version fixes some of the crashing that users previously experienced. For those of you using the newer backup managers, with built in lv2 patching, you will need to wait for those respective developers, to update their individual managers.

sony kmeaw LV2 Patcher V3 Update From Kmeaw   Fix Some Crashes



New Features:

  • Font pixel doubling.
  • Add indentation rules.
  • Change patch format.
  • Version bump.
  • Reindent the code using new Makefile (make indent).
  • Prepare to share some code with GaiaManager.
  • Fix some crashes by disabling some of the patches.
Source: Dukio

Multiman v1.13.00 Released - LV2 Patcher No Longer Necessary

Those of you using multiMAN can now say goodbye to LV2 Patcher. The latest release by deanrr, version 1.13.00, has arrived today and as we alluded to above, LV2 Patcher is no longer necessary. Previously, LV2 Patcher was needed to be ran everytime you wanted to run a backup game, but those days are now behind us.

01.13.00 -

* Added support for CFW 3.55KMW and latest PL3 (kmeaw)
* Added check for proper access permissions
* [FW 3.55]: [R1] resets access permissions for selected game
* [Last Game] application updated (separate download)
* [ps3serv] PC application updated (separate download)
* Other fixes and improvements

Source: PSX-Scene

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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PL3 File Permissions Fix For Kmeaw CFW – Solves Backups Freezing

festizio, from #ps3test on Efnet, has written a nice guide for anyone experiencing backups freezing on Kmeaw CFW. The issue itself is actually due to improper file permissions with PL3, which this PKG fixes.

Download: FIX_PERMISSIONS_Waninkoko_Kmeaw_CFW_3.55.pkg (100 KB)
Download: FIX_PERMISSIONS_Wutangrza_Geohot_CFW_3.55.pkg (100 KB)

It seems that alot 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 here –

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.

Source: Dukio

Gaia Manager 2.0/2.01 Brings Wutangrza CFW Support - LV2 Autopatching Added

Another has been added to the list of current managers such as multiman and rogero to support the new CUSTOM FIRMWARES this one was updated to support the now famous dev wuntangrza’s CFW and its another port of the famous OPEN MANAGER manager. All you got to do is install the lvl2 patch and you can run the manager and your good to go with your legal backups. An update would soon be released for this manager that would automatically patch lvl2 and would no longer require Kmeaw’s patch.

My favourite — drizztbsd’s Manager — is now available for Wutangrza’s CFW. You’ll also need kmeaw’s LV2 patcher pkg, but not for long… A new version of Manager is under development that’ll automatically patch the necessary bits and bytes in LV2, just like kmeaw. Stay tuned for that. Till then…



The manager has now been updated to version 2.1 which brings Kmeaw CFW LV2 patching, to quote:
V2.01 (3.55 CFW only) Features:
It does not try to load the syscall every time you start Manager, but only the first time. that should be fix some crashes when reopening Manager. It’s reported that if the PS3 crashes sometimes you will need to do an hard power off / power on (detaching cable and reataching).”

Nice new update, download below:

[Download Gaia v2.01]

Source: PS3Hax

Kmeaw Backup Manager Patch For Wutangrza CFW Released

A dev who goes by the name of kmeaw, from the IRC channel #ps3test, has made it possible to run Backup Managers on Wutangrza CFW. He provides a PKG which you can download and install below. Prior to running your favorite backup manager on Wutangrza's firmware, it is necessary to run the kmeaw package each time. Kmeaw also released his own CFW, which is shaping up to be the best choice so far. His CFW has the patches for backup managers built right in. This allows backup managers to run similarly to how they were run on 3.41 jailbreaks. Allowing them to run without the need for anything additional or special.

"Basically it's a simple PKG you need to launch before running any backup manager. It will patch lv2 and add syscalls in memory. They are removed once you power off. Safe and efficient!"

"First run the PKG, then run the Backup Manager. When rebooting, you need to repeat the process."

Download PKG: MultiUpload

If you don't have Wutangrza's Firmware installed then just download Kmeaw's prepatched CFW PUP and install over 3.55 OFW

Kmeaw Prepatched CFW Download

Mirror 1 | Mirror 2

More info (instructions): PS3 CFWs with backup managers

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.


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.
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 dont 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 wont 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


Tutorial - How to Install Kmeaw CFW - No Bricking + Backups + PSN

With the latest developments on the PS3 scene, it seems that Wutangrza has finally managed to get backups to run on PS3 fw 3.55 with his CFW (custom firmware). Now to lay out a few ground rules before I go on with this tutorial. Please understand that there are 3 different main CFW floating around right now. They are Geohots, Wutangrza, Waninkoko and kmeaw CFW; feel free to read more about each one and learn about them before contuning with this guide. Please note that the Waninkoko has a high rate of PS3 bricking so it is not recommended, where as the Wutangrza CFW or kmeaw CFW (what this guide will cover), almost no reports of bricked PS3′s have been reported. So if something went wrong, you didn’t follow the directions below.

This guide will teach you how to install kmeaw CFW, how to enable the use of backup managers and play backed up (legal) games/homebrew and connect to PSN. This guide works for almost every other current CFW (minus the files). This guide is for educational purposes only.

Lets get started….

Step 0

  • Download the original PS3 firmware 3.55 here or here.

Update your PS3 to the original PS3 firmware 3.55 (regardless of what CFW your currently are).

Step 1

In this step we will create the patched custom firmware. You can either make your OWN patched CFW or download a prepatched one. Due to legal reasons we will not link the prepatched PUP in this tutorial, but you are free to “google” it. Just make sure you know the source of the prepatched PUP and the MD5/SHA1 match up. We will show you how to make your own (windows).

  • Download the required the files for CFW here.
  • Download the original PS3 firmware 3.55 here or here (same as the one your downloaded in Step 0)
  1. Extract the kmeaw_cfw_lv2.pkg.rar folder and copy the original PS3 3.55 CFW (PS3UPDAT.PUP) inside the your folder (see screenshot)
  2. Open command prompt (Start > CMD)
  3. Navigate to your folder (type in cd C:UsersAdminDirectory to kmeaw_cfw_lv2 folder and press Enter)
  4. Once there, type in the following exactly as shown in bold:
  5. bspatch PS3UPDAT.PUP PS3CFW.PUP patchfile

  6. Let it run and do the patching, then you should now see a “PS3CFW.PUP” folder in your folder.
  7. Delete the original PS3UPDAT.pup and rename “PS3CFW.pup” to PS3UPDAT.pup
  8. You have now created your patched CFW and are now ready to update.
  9. Before proceeding please make sure that the MD5 should be the following (or for any you find online):

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

Step 2

Time to install the custom firmware. This step is pretty much standard for all/any patched CFW file you may be using. Copy the newly created and renamed PS3UPDAT.PUP to your flash drive (/PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP). And now update your PS3 firmware as normal via XMB.

Note: If you get a error saying that your already at the latest update and it kicks you out, then you need to update your PS3 CFW via RECOVERY mode. TO boot into recover mode read THIS.

I got that error first time going through so I went ahead via recovery menu to complete the process.

If you see this on your XMB then the CFW installed properly:

Step 3

Now that CFW is installed its time to get the backup managers to work.

  • Download Kmeaw Patch here

This is a PKG which you install via PKG option in XMB. You have to run this whenever you want to run the backup manager (per restart). This PKG does certain things I will not go into that allows backup managers to run with this particular CFW. It is likely that backupmanagers in the future will build this feature in so do some research on this once this guide gets a bit dated.

Step 4

Install a backup manager (must be signed), I recommend and am using Rogero manager v7.8:

Some notes on backup managers – you must have any original PS3 game inside and you must boot from XMB.

And there you go, you should have backups + PSN now running on your PS3 :)
Please reply back with any questions/helps and your results!

Source: PS3Hax

Monday, January 17, 2011

Waninkoko Releases v3.55 Custom Firmware - Backup Playback Enabled

Waninkoko, popular for his work on the Wii console and FwPKG on PS3, has just released his highly anticipated PS3 custom firmware. The firmware enables the installation of homebrew content, as well as the playback of legally backed up games. He promises new tools are coming shortly to his github, which will work in conjunction with his new CFW.

Official 3.55 Firmware


via Twitter
PUP MD5: 6eab7f1deea1ed46a1dc9924fd7080b3 PUP SHA1: 771e0f2431f15c7edd323899fbab810f32e35aba 4 minutes ago via web Retweeted by 1 person
via Twitter
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. 4 minutes ago via web Retweeted by 7 people
via Twitter
Do NOT install in Slim consoles! Looks like users are reporting bricking issues. That's weird as the CFW was tested on both models. 6 minutes ago via web Retweeted by 17 people
Steps for Patching 3.55 Official Firmware on Windows by

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:

bspatch PS3UPDAT.PUP PS3CFW.PUP CFW_v3.55.patch
Step 3


Step 4

Rename PS3CFW.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP and that's it! You're ready to install Waninkoko's custom firmware.


| 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).


- Team fail0verflow
- KaKaRoTo
- flukes1
- Hermes
- jgade

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Proper PS3 LV1/LV2 Patching Solution Soon

Georgie boy wasn’t joking around when he said don’t patch LV2, but that hasn’t stopped flukes1 any… Sure the first couple attempts resulted in bricks, but that’s part of the trial and error game. Soon flukes1 will unveil the method used to successfully hijack and assume complete control over LV1 and LV2; the most difficult being Sony’s LV2 memory protection introduced in firmware 3.55. Anyway, after all this info is made public, you can bet a working Backup Manager will follow.

Quoted from flukes1 via dukio:

flukes1: we have full control of lv1 and lv2 from our test application running as a normal pkg under gameos
flukes1: the issue with lv2 pokes causing shutdown was caused by some protection added in 3.55
flukes1: we found it and disabled it
flukes1: i’m not finished
flukes1: this is the bit you won’t like: there will be no public release
flukes1: as i said, ill release some info
flukes1: if you want BMs to run on 3.55 you need to compromise lv1 and lv2
flukes1: well I seriously wish I could release all this shit at no personal risk
flukes1: I like you guys but it’s not worth it
flukes1: if they know it was me, they can still say it was me and prove it by looking though my computer etc etc
flukes1: so no, i can’t just release it anonymously
flukes1: tbh though
flukes1: the only difficult part is disabling lv2 memory protection
flukes1: and that information will become public soon
flukes1: i’ll post a video on youtube on sunday when I get home
flukes1: game running from hdd under multiman
flukes1: i’ll do a video, i guess sony can’t kick off about that

Thanks for the heads up, hugo.

Update: Then again, maybe not… Updated at the source flukes1 states: “to correct an earlier statement: I won’t be posting *anything* including video or info until I speak to a lawyer and they OK it” Fair enough. Play it safe… I don’t know what the UK laws are like.

Raw Games Installer Released - PS3 Game Backup To PKG Application

An app that aids in patching and building PS3 backup packages, was released today, by a dev who calls himself dobosz. The author does not take credit for the methods or keys used inside the app, which he calls Raw Games Installer. It is based on the work of GeoHot, fail0verflow, and DeLiGhT.

Download: RGI_1.1.0.0.rar Mirror1

To Do List:
- Limit the logs
- Improved external HDD support (FAT32 only). Tested on InFamous.
- FTP Client
Raw Games Installer is a simple application which was made to help you with patching and building PS3 backup packages.
I don’t claim metods or keys usesed in this application.
This is a simple wrapper between you and hackers software.
Application use code developed by GeoHot, Team Fail0verFlow, and DeLiGhT.
Orginal programs can be found in “dependence” folder.

Change Log:
- added delete temp_dir folder
- minor bug fixed
- added dev_usb patch. Some games won't work with it. Still need improvment, if path reference conteins NULL it wont work. Tested on Infamous.
- GUI improved.
- Some error handeling.
Source: PS3Hax

Saturday, January 15, 2011

PCE Emu - PS3 Homebrew Working Without Dongle On 3.41

For those of you still holding strong on 3.41 firmware, pspLT of DemonHades, has released a homebrew emulator that requires no dongle for 3.41. The emulator, called PCE.emu, emulates the PC Engine system. The emulator does require installation with a jailbreak, but afterwards it will run completely jailbreak/dongle free.

Download: DZ0001-PCEE00000_00-JB_DEBUG3.41.pkg

PCE.emu is the name of the first emulator for PS3 that requires no dongle to work!! good one dongle is required to install it from INSTALL PACKAGE ....

but again to do ffuncionar consecutively and do not need eld ongle! the ps3 it works natively from the XMB, now let technical data:


+ Support for Zip files
+ Cue files can use external audio tracks in Ogg Vorbis and WAV (PCM, ADPCM, etc) formats (does not work on PS3 today)

PS3 Controllers:

+ D-pad: navigate menus
+ Cross: entrance confirm or select the menu, the button
+ Circle: Cancel the menu entry
+ Start: start your game


1-download the file here (for ps3 3.41)
2-copy the file to the root of all removable media supported by the ps3 (pendrive, PSP card, etc ...)
3-mode start your PS3 with the dongle jailbreak your favorite
4-install the PKG.
5-get the roms for the emulator and copy it into your USB external HDD or in a folder named PCEUROMS
6-start your PS3 with the dongle / ig and voila and you will have the first emulator running on your PS3 official 3.41!


Source: Dukio
Source: DemonHades

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