Rogero PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) v3.3 and v3.4 with 4.21 Spoofer


92w ago - Following up on his previous release, this weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Rogero has updated his PS3 CFW (Custom Firmware) to version 3.3 followed by 3.4 which include a Firmware 4.21 spoofer and PSN / SEN access.

Download: Rogero PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) v3.3 with 4.21 Spoofer / Rogero PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) v3.4 with 4.21 Spoofer

Below are the changes, as follows:

Rogero PS3 CFW v3.4

  • Privacy Patch removed.
  • Added built in PSN/SEN access, which allows going online with this CFW without any additional tools required (This CFW have been tested on many slims tonight, but as usual, use it on your own risk...)

Rogero PS3 CFW v3.3

  • Updated the system version spoof to 4.21 to prevent accidental system updates (won't allow going online in any way)

Usage / Compatibility:

  • Can be used for Downgrade directly using a hardware flasher like Progskeet / E3 Flasher / Teensy++, etc...
  • Can be used for normal system update like any other CFW/MFW from XMB or from Recovery Menu.

Internal Structure:

New Features:

  • Built-in system version spoof to 4.20 to prevent accidental system updates (won't allow going online in any way)
  • NoBD Patch to allow installing it with the Blu-Ray drive disconnected (especially for downgrading purposes)
  • Have other fixes that prevents the Black screen or Payload loading problems encountered on some PS3 systems.

Standard Features:

  • Kmeaw patched Lv2 with necessary patches to allow Peek/Poke support (same games compatibility as Kmeaw CFW)
  • LV1 Checks Disabled to bypass the Syscon hashes for downgraded consoles.
  • Privacy Patch applied to block communications with all Sony servers.
  • Custom Boot Logo.
  • Built-in "Heavy Rain" dynamic theme.

This is a better optimized version of the previous MFW released, This one is a Custom firmware built manually by patching and packing the files and the final PUP package using the well known "failoverflow" public set of tools and having "Kmeaw" as the base firmware unlike it's previous version which was a Modified firmware built using the famous MFW builder application and using an OFW3.55 as the base firmware.

History:

After several days and more testing of the first MFW released for downgrading from 3.70-->3.55 I had some users feedback from #progskeet-support that some PS3 machines are having either the Registry Corrupted/Blue Screen or just a Black Screen after downgrade that required re-installing the MFW from Recovery Menu or reflashing the NOR in some cases.

Further research about the downgrade V2 patches and the no_check.PUP with some more testing showed that a Kmeaw based LV2 seems to have better compatibility with the Downgrade patches applied to the NOR image then a MFW built with a patched LV2, so I decided to build a new version manually which is a custom firmware that combines Kmeaw LV2 patches with Dospiedras Lv1 no-check patches and having the minimal/necessary set of patches to preserve the best overall stability.

Thanks to the all the beta testers especially Blakcat & Marlboro1

N.B: please note that Rogero Manager v8.5 or newer are only compatible with this CFW V2 because the CFW have the built in version spoofed to 3.70 and older versions of the Manager (8.4 and lower) can't recognize it and won't be able to load the necessary payload.

Cheers




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#4 - HeyManHRU - 135w ago
If the E3 flasher works for all future firmware updates I'll be pretty happy.

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#3 - racer0018 - 135w ago
Yes great job. The scene needs another spark to keep it alive and with all the downgrade that is happening and this might be the lift that we need.

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#2 - Ezio - 135w ago
While there are different models of the Nor and progskeet initially fit well only with some models, the guys are doing a great job raising the compatibility, creating management software as best as Winskeet and verifying all the problems that may arise, solving them as Roger has done like yesterday along with the help of other guys. (eussNL, etc.).

So great job guys, keep it up!

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#1 - PS3 News - 135w ago
Today PlayStation 3 developer Rogero has made available a PS3 MFW (Modified Firmware) that fixes the Trophies problem after a 3.70 to 3.55 PS3 console downgrade followed by V2 below.

Download: Rogero MFW355 370 Spoof Internet Blocked LV1 Checks Patched PUP / Rogero MFW V2 (BD Patch) PUP / WinSkeet40000

To quote: Last night I had the chance to try and downgrade a Slim Ps3 (JSD-001 board with Spansion NOR) version 3.70 to CFW 3.55 using Dospiedra's downgrade v2 patches.

I managed to get a clean dump of the NOR using my ProgSkeet (latest QT port used), created a patched Downgrade.bin image using the 6 patched files from Dospiedra and a hex editor, then I flashed the image to the PS3 NOR, dumped the NOR another time and verified that all was written fine.

Then I continued with the normal downgrade procedure, go into service mode, update using the 3.55_no_check.PUP, then exit service mode and all was good, it was back into CFW 3.55.

Here the problems started, I tried to start a game and I got the famous Trophy error, so I decided to update it to my personal Modified Firmware, so I started the update and after installing the firmware, the PS3 turned off by itself, I tried to turn it on again, It turned on for almost 2 or 3 seconds then turned off completely (No Screen Output, No Red Led either) so I knew-ed at this point that the PS3 was Bricked

N.B: this was never mentioned in any of the downgrade tutorials floating on the net, although this is a very important point to warn the users who are downgrading their Ps3 machines not to update using usual Modified firmwares unless the firmware have the LV1.self file patched to Disable all checks, anything else will result into a Bricked PS3, and this is not good at all especially if the Hardware flasher used to downgrade was removed from the Ps3's NOR or Nand Flash.

After doing some research and discussing the issue with my friend eussNL