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PS3 LV2 Kernel Peek / Poke Patched, Backup Managers and CFW!

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212w ago - Update: This method ended up failing because the LV2 address range is protected by Sony on PS3 with Firmware v3.55, so Netkas and flukes1 are now working on a patch for LV1 instead.

Today Netkas and flukes1 have successfully managed to patch the PS3 lv2_kernel in v3.55 Firmware to allow peek and poke syscalls, meaning PlayStation 3 backup managers and Custom Firmware (CFW) will also be able to make use of them!

Download: PS3 3.55 LV2 Kernel Patched with Peek/Poke / [Register or Login to view links] / 3.55 Peek-n-Poke Patcher GUI and 3.55 Peek-n-Poke Patcher GUI v2 by [Register or Login to view links]

From the ReadMe file:Patch to add peek and poke syscalls to PS3 firmware v3.55 by flukes1 and netkas (irc.efnet.net #ps3test)

To create the patched PS3UPDAT.PUP:

1. Use bspatch to apply PS3UPDAT.PUP.bsdiff to Sony's official 3.55 PUP, which is available from their website.
2. Run this from command line: "bspatch PS3UPDAT.PUP PS3UPDAT-NEW.PUP PS3UPDAT.PUP.bsdiff"
2. Ensure that the md5sum of the resulting PS3UPDAT.PUP is: 337831fac6a9b05074f73710c4bb7c86

Simply install the patched PS3UPDAT.PUP onto your PS3, then install geohot's jailbreak.

Our PUP can be installed over any firmware version, including 3.55-geohot. If you install over 3.55-geohot, you must reinstall geohot's jailbreak afterwards.

For developers: peek is syscall 6, poke is syscall 7 (same as PL3 dev payload)

Props to mastag22, lastExile, Killer_In - our testers with balls of steel.


- flukes1, netkas

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#35 - Brenza - 212w ago
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It doesn't work for me, open manager shows a black screen while loading any game!

#34 - zhaoyun123 - 212w ago
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just asking.... the multiman that was patch for geohot's cfw will not work and you need this ps3update.pup for it to work?

i tried the multiman.. it works cause it brings me to a menu said "insert blueray game" it says on the upper left part, but the problem is... will it back-up or not yet? unless someone will make a new back-up manager for geohot cfw using this pick-and-poke?

#33 - doorman - 212w ago
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Wouldn't this whole process be easier if one of the devs let us sign our games so they look like retail.. then we can just keep using regular firmware?

#32 - JohnCox - 212w ago
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multiMAN will load some games that have direct boot but i am yet to try.

#31 - tjay17 - 212w ago
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All I need now is a manager that uses this and I am good.

#30 - JohnCox - 212w ago
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to get into the recovery menu hold power on startup untill system turns its self off then power on again holding the power button untill you hear 2 beeps, just go to update and it will force a update from a usb.

#29 - doorman - 212w ago
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Then why didn't you read and follow this part?

"Our PUP can be installed over any firmware version, including 3.55-geohot. If you install over 3.55-geohot, you must reinstall geohot's jailbreak afterwards."

#28 - Quinine - 212w ago
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I dont like doing stuff that diverts from the official guide tho.. that's how you end up with a bricked ps3.. But I am flashing PeekPoke through recovery mode as I write *fingers crossed*

#27 - NeTRaW - 212w ago
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They need to patch lv2 with syscalls 35 & 36 for using open manager and others

#26 - pattelicious - 212w ago
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you must go to the recovery mode and there you can update the already 3.55 with the new 3.55


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