1. The way this firmware is set up right now, is it possible to write you're own backup manager that will in fact work with this firmware as is?
Yes, if you know how to code one, or edit for this matter, you can write it up and sign it with provided PC GUIs, all assuming you've followed the steps to enable peek/poke through Wutan's CFW.
Originally Posted by Coragin
2. What exactly does this with the Geohot patch add? Install package files? App Game?
It only adds Install package files as of now but it does not allow the running of backups. What Wutangrza has done is created his own CFW with peek/poke allowed which, in turn, allows the backup managers to run.
If you're going to install it however, it's suggested that you install GeoHotz's CFW first, then 'upgrade' to OFW3.55, go into recovery mode and upgrade to Wutangrza's, and finally upgrade via XMB back to Geohot's.
Finally I'd like to add that I followed the process above on my 160gb Slim and it worked like a charm
There is no need to install Geohot cfw prior to OFW. If you want to install a CFW just make sure you are on OFW first. And also the recovery menue is just needed in very rare events. I did 3 PS3 so far direct from xmb , all consoles running Geohot CFW. I go back to OFW 3.55 and then to Waninkoko CFW. All runs fine.
erm... noob question. how do i know this worked? i dled and installed the patched PUP to my PS3 but i don't see anything different from OFW. Installed gehot CFW over it but still not sure if it has the Wutagrza CFW behind it.