Ok I updated my fat ps3 to 3.55 I then grabbed the patched kmeaw file from the above link, and went to the ps3 update and tried to update it, the file seemed as though it had updated but it still has in system in I am on 3.55
I guess I don't understand this putting the system into service mode.
It will say that even after the cfw, you can tell if you have it installed right if you go to the game part in xmb and it should have the install packages and the app game thing. From there you place multiman and any thing else in pkg form on the flash drive and use the install packages to install them. At the bottom of the game list will be multiman and from then on you are able to do..well, whatever you so wish really.
In general - there is no need to install OFW (of the "same" version - like 3.55) first and then CFW - you could have (from any lower FW version) install the 3.55 CFW right away. If you ARE already on the same version then indeed you'll need to get into Recovery menu to "re-isntall" (although it will be actually installing another version) FW from there as normally PS3 will not install the FW with the same version number.
There are numerous guides everywhere (including our forums here) how to get to the recovery menu - just follow the isntructions exactly and you should get there eventually - it might need a couple of tries for you to get it right but you'll manage eventually.
Allright unfortunately I don't get as much time to this as I would like, it's now a week later and I tried to backup my first game to the external had using multiman.
what is happening right now I brushed the dust of my copy of metal gear sons of liberty and pop it in the system boot up multiman and go to the metal gear hit triangle and say copy I tell it to copy to the external drive and it begins its magic, but stops at 32% and then the timer which normally is counting down is now going up, what am I doing wrong?