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Waninkoko Releases PS3 3.55 Peek and Poke Custom Firmware


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192w ago - Following up on the Wutangrza PS3 CFW release from earlier today, Waninkoko has now released his own PS3 Custom Firmware for v3.55 which includes PlayStation 3 backup game and PSN support!

Be sure to read the entire thread before installing this PS3 CFW, as some PlayStation 3 models are not supported and will brick as a result. All feedback (brick reports and fixes) must be posted in this thread, any others Forum-wide will be removed without warning.

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PUP MD5: 6eab7f1deea1ed46a1dc9924fd7080b3
PUP SHA1: 771e0f2431f15c7edd323899fbab810f32e35aba


Warning from FMAranda: do not install waninkoko's cfw on models with 256mb nand, because it won't designed for these consoles and bricks after updating. which ps3 models have 256 nand? See HERE or the charts below.

It may worth trying to reinstall the Official PS3 Firmware using the recently released GeoHot PS3 Custom Firmware via Recovery.

PS3 Models that work with Waninkoko PS3 Custom Firmware:

  • CECHH = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHJ = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHK = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHL = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHM = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHP = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHQ = 16MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECH-20..A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-20..B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-21..A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-21..B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-250.B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-251.A = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)
  • CECH-251.B = 16MB (PS3 Slim NAND)

PS3 Models that do NOT work with Waninkoko PS3 Custom Firmware:

  • CECHA = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHB = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHC = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHE = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)
  • CECHG = 256MB (PS3 Fat NAND)

From included the ReadMe file: PS3 Custom Firmware v3.55 developed by Waninkoko
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DESCRIPTION:

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.

INSTALLATION:

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 ([Register or Login to view links]).
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).

KUDOS:

  • Team fail0verflow
  • KaKaRoTo
  • flukes1
  • Hermes
  • jgade

How to install PS3 Backup Manager with Waninkoko CFW:


Below are some recent Tweets from Waninkoko: Custom Firmware v3.55 for PS3 released! Tools will be pushed in [Register or Login to view links] soon.

Do NOT install in Slim consoles! Looks like users are reporting bricking issues. That's weird as the CFW was tested on both models.

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.

PUP MD5: 6eab7f1deea1ed46a1dc9924fd7080b3
PUP SHA1: 771e0f2431f15c7edd323899fbab810f32e35aba

IMPORTANT: Check the hash of the created PUP file before flashing.

I recommend updating first to OFW 3.55, then to CFW 3.55. I'm sorry for all the consoles that have dies, this was unexpected

At least some people report that it works! That's good news.

Working in an alternative way, with no brick risk... No ETA.

From [Register or Login to view links] Waninkoko CFW Analysis

  • nas_plugin.elf
  • lv2_kernel.elf
  • vsh.elf

From [Register or Login to view links] on FIX PERMISSIONS: It seems that a lot 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 above

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.





















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#323 - metalheavy - 192w ago
I am using Rogero Manager. It also told me on GT5 that I would have to fix the EBOOT which it did itself and then the game fired right up. I played multiple races before backing out of the game. As always with all the games I will just put in my Modern Warfare 2 disc and leave it in the drive regardless of what backup I want to play.

But honestly I have had no issues at all besides when I backed up Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and it would freeze at the opening of the game but it did it the same time every time which tells me that the game is not compatible. I also checked it on the compatibility list and it says it does not work so that all makes sense.

I am using the NTSC-U version of GT5 if it makes a difference. I have an excellent site to get games from so maybe you got a bad copy of the game? Not sure but at least this is how I have gotten all my games to work. I am transferring Uncharted 2 as we speak and I will let you know if I run into any problems.

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#322 - Sayargh - 192w ago
Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
can you tell me if it work on fat ps3 model CECHC 03?


No sorry, its more than 98% likely to brick your console. According to the chart on first post

simon1234's Avatar
#321 - simon1234 - 192w ago
can you tell me if it work on fat ps3 model CECHC 03?

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#320 - jotavip - 192w ago
Quote Originally Posted by metalheavy View Post
I have not encountered any slow downs or freezes at all on this firmware. I love it. It has worked for 99% of the games I have backed up. No need for tinkering as I have all I want out of CFW at this moment. Have installed it on Phat/Slim models with no issues

Hi! Are you using Multiman or Rogero to launch your games? Are you launching it using the home\games or using a game bluray inside?

I had problems with two games in internal HD, my PS3 freezes certain times. GT5 and Uncharted 2 in Rogero gave me a message that the EBOOT.BIN must have permissions fixed. Before it, when I tried to launch these games, I had black screen. After it, I can play it, but the system freezes sometimes.

With the jailbreak dongle, I never had any problems.

metalheavy's Avatar
#319 - metalheavy - 192w ago
I have not encountered any slow downs or freezes at all on this firmware. I love it. It has worked for 99% of the games I have backed up. No need for tinkering as I have all I want out of CFW at this moment. Have installed it on Phat/Slim models with no issues

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