Today, in the wee hours of the morning, a dev by the name of Wutangrza, was successful in recreating flukes1's 3.55 peek poke CFW. As we reported the other day, flukes1 had successfully made a LV1/LV2 3.55 peek and poke enabled CFW. However, due to legal reasons he decided against releasing it. Wutangrza was successful in repeating flukes1's process and has released a very easy to use patch, for the official 3.55 firmware. So what does this mean for the average user? It means that it is only a matter of time now, before apps like multiMan and others, will begin to work with this new CFW.
Download: Official 3.55 Firmware
Download: lv1dumper.tar.gz - Will try to dump lv1 (blackscreens sometimes. If so, reboot and rerun if you want a lv1 dump.
Download: lv2protectionremove.pkg - Just disables lv2 checking without dumping lv1.
Download: BM Enabler!!!!!!
Download: Fixpermissions.pkg Needed if you are having blackscreen issues
Your patched PUP should have the MD5/SHA1 listed below:Steps for Patching 3.55 Official Firmware on Windows by PSGroove.com
Download the above files and extract them all into the same folder
Open a command prompt, navigate to the folder where you extracted the above files, then type:
bspatch PS3UPDAT.PUP PS3CFW.PUP Wutangrza-3.55.patch
Rename PS3CFW.PUP to PS3UPDAT.PUP and thats it! You now have an official 3.55 with lv1/lv2 peek and poke enabled
You're now ready to install the PUP, make sure your console has 3.55 official firmware installed, prior to flashing the peek and poke enabled version. You will need to install it from the recovery menu.
Also, after flashing the 3.55 peek and poke enabled CFW, you can then install Geohot's CFW. You will still retain lv1/lv2 peek and poke.
UPDATE: Thanks to Quaker69, we have a Windows utility that will do all the necessary patching of the PUP for you (especially if you don't know DOS commands) http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/pc-...1-0-5-a-76434/
STATUS: 18th January 2011. Confirmed by Wutangrza: Backups are working. Load BM Enabler and run everytime at startup if you wish to use a Backup Manager. Thanks Flukes (you're the man that made it all happen), kmeaw (for creating the BM enabler. Thank you from me and all the newbies that have been flooding these forums), Wutangrza (for following fluke's instructions and releasing this beast in the wild), Mathieulh (for being his general wonderful self), Geohot (for all his releases PS3 related or not), all of the IRC devs that have made this possible, FeckinL (for testing), infamousprophet (for testing), and others!