59w ago - Following up on the previous version, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Rogero has updated his PS3 Custom Firmware to version 3.7 for 3.55 CFW users with details on the changes outlined below.
1- Updated the Passphrase to allow PSN/SEN access without the need to use any other tool, just install the CFW and connect to PSN/SEN. Credits to eussNL and the PS3 Dev Wiki for the valuable and always up-to-date source of information.
2- Added a fix in the CFW for the old Black Screen Titles that needed: USB Mount (Rogero Manager) / Select+X (Multiman) to run from external HDD.
Now the same titles can run from internal HDD fine too with this CFW. Credits to Deank for his continuous efforts on Multiman and many other PS3 tools/fixes.
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.
Updated the Passphrase to allow PSN/SEN access without the need to use any other tool, just install the CFW and connect to PSN/SEN.
Added a fix in the CFW for the old Black Screen Titles that needed: USB Mount (Rogero Manager) / Select+X (Multiman) to run from external HDD. Now the same titles can run from internal HDD fine too with this CFW.
Built-in system version spoof to 4.25 to prevent accidental system updates.
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.
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.
Custom Boot Logo.
Built-in "Heavy Rain" dynamic theme.
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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.).
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