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New PS3 Games Arrive Requiring 3.56 Firmware, Fixes Surface

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181w ago - As expected, history repeats itself and today the inevitable happened with two new PS3 games (Dragon Age II and MLB 11 The Show) arriving that require version 3.56 PS3 Firmware, however, PlayStation 3 hackers have already began work on fixes using the familiar SFO/EBOOT modification methods.

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To quote: "The first game, Dragon Age II, isn't due to hit retail shelves until March 8th, but hackers have managed to get their hands on an early leaked copy. After some experimentation, some people have reported success in getting the game to run on 3.55 with a simple modification to the version string in the PARAM.SFO along with a repackaged EBOOT.BIN.

Baseball fans will be disappointed to hear that the second game to require 3.56 is MLB 11 The Show. Like Dragon Age II, The Show isn't supposed to hit stores until March 8th. However, some users are reporting that certain stores have broken that street date and sold copies early. Little examination has taken place yet on MLB 11, so it is still unknown...
 

PS3 CFW ZEROMX PS3MFW PS3 Modified Firmware 3.55 Arrives

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183w ago - Here is a PS3 Custom Firmware I made using the recently released PlayStation 3 Modified Firmware Builder known as PS3MFW Builder v0.1.

I call it 3.55 PS3 CFW ZEROMX and the features are detailed below.

Download: PS3 CFW ZEROMX links removed at the request of zeromx.

3.55 PS3UPDAT.PUP
MD5 Checksum: 00D13A414DB3FFB0FD734A979892BAC6
SHA-1 Checksum: 530B359CB38D15C6C836AB9AA5A7FE00E329BAEC

3.55 PS3 CFW ZEROMX Features:

  • Added new icons to the XMB Game category
  • Patch LV1 hypervisor
  • Patch LV2 kernel
  • Patch package installer
  • Patch application launcher


 

Naima Releases PS3 CFW 3.55 - PSN Ready Custom Firmware!

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183w ago - Previously a video and guide were posted on connecting to PSN with PS3 CFW, and today a Spanish PS3 hacker known as Naima has released a PSN ready PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware to save users some time!

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PS3MFW Builder v0.1 - PS3 Modified Firmware Builder Arrives

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183w ago - Just under two weeks ago PlayStation 3 hacker KaKaRoToKS first announced the PS3 Modified Firmware Project, and today PS3MFW Builder v0.1 is released.

Download: PS3MFW Builder v0.1 / PS3MFW Builder v0.1 (Windows) / PS3MFW Builder v0.1 (MAC OS X) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links]

From the included ReadMe file, to quote: INTRODUCTION

For years, the security system of PS3 remained unbreached because Sony had a very good defense mechanism: Consumers could use it for more than just gaming by installing Linux via the "Other OS" feature.

Therefore there was little motivation for security researchers to investigate the PS3. However, then Sony (or SCE, SCEA, SCEE or whatever, we aren't exactly sure what is going on there anymore) made an unprecedented move:

Not only did they introduce a new PS3 model that no longer allowed the installation of an Other OS, but with a firmware "upgrade" they removed it from previously sold consoles.

While removing advertised features from a product (several...
 

Video: Connecting to PSN on PS3 CFW 3.55 Kmeaw

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184w ago - Today an anonymous user on PS3-Hacks has posted a guide on connecting to PSN on [Register or Login to view links] (right-click, save as) with a video by tt94867 below, followed by a simpler tutorial from slifer1231 HERE and PSN Update Bypass v0.1.1, PSN Update Bypass v0.2.1 and PSN Update Bypass v0.2.2 by [Register or Login to view links].

To quote: Personally I haven't tried this yet, but it seems promising... This comes from an anonymous fellow who is reporting success on connecting to PSN using PS3 Custom Firmware 3.55 by Kmeaw. So install that first and then follow these steps.

The following assumes you're technically inclined and/or very resourceful, i.e. you know how to use Google. You'll likely need to reference Google when it comes to generating/signing a certificate and creating a CA (certification authority). That said lets get started; here we're using a...
 
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