That is the point of CFW at this time. To allow package install and /apps/home directory. The next round geohot's CFW patch won't work so if you want to install anything then you must use the newest CFW.
Things may work the way you have them now but if you want to upgrade from 3.55 in the future it won't work the same way. I doubt geohot will return to the ps3 scene and make a new patch. He is a proof of concept hacker, he made his point and will move on.
You say the backup mangers are working? Which versions? The reason for the new CFW was to enable peek and poke which is how I thought syscall36 was activated. If you're using BM with the integrated patches I don't think you're truly using OFW. There must be some remnants of geohot's patch then.
The worst part about people saying 'Just Search' is that if you are not familiar with the site you don't know what terms search for. On the flip side if you do read the site daily all you see is the same 20 questions over and over and it is tuff not to be a douche.
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