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GUIDE TO GETTING CFW ON PS3 VERSION 3.55


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Guide objectives :

- Install Custom Firmware 3.55

- Install and launch Homebrews

- Transfer files between Computer/PS3

- Play games with managers

Guide Contents & Index:

GUIDE : INSTALLING CFW:

- Pre-requisites

- Procedures

- PC Stuff

- PS3 Stuff

GUIDE 1: INSTALLING CFW AND BACKUP MANAGER

- PRE-REQUISITES -

0) A FAT32 formatted USB drive

Most low-capacity USB drives are already FAT32 formatted. If your's isn't, right click on the drive letter of your usb(eg: E:\) and click on Format. Choose FAT32 and Quick Format it.

1) OFW 3.55(if you don't already have it)

Download : http://ps3.dashhacks.com/downloads/355

MD5 CHECKSUM: ca595ad9f3af8f1491d9c9b6921a8c61

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Make a new folder on the root of a usb drive and call it PS3. Make another folder inside it called UPDATE. Put the 3.55 update in here and make sure that it's named, 'PS3UPDAT.PUP'. Now put the usb drive into the PS3 and go to Settings -> System Update and choose Update via Storage Media and press 'X'.

2) CFWM 1.5 Full Version

Download : http://www.mediafire.com/?arbmdhtl96a6qnd

Used for obtaining Custom Firmwares.

3) MultiMAN:

BASE : http://ps3.dashhacks.com/downloads/multiman

This is currently the best backup manager.

- PROCEDURE -

- PC STUFF -

STEP 0: CREATING A CUSTOM FIRMWARE

Automatic Patching:

1) Create a new folder on your desktop and call it 'CFWM'. If you downloaded OFW 3.55 earlier, skip step 3 and create a new folder inside this folder called 'Original_3.55_FW'. Copy the PS3UPDAT.PUP to this folder.

2) Extract the .exe from inside the CFWM archive to this folder.

3) Now, open the .exe and choose 'Download 3.55 OFW'. (If you haven't already)

4) After it has finished, choose any CFW from the 3.55 section and click on Create Custom Firmware 3.55.

NOTE: I recommend Kmeaw's 3.55 CFW. (No bricking)

STEP 1: TRANSFERRING EVERYTHING TO THE USB DRIVE

Okay, now lets start transferring the CFW and the Backup Manager to the USB drive.

1) On the root of your USB drive, create a new folder called 'PS3'. Now inside 'PS3' create another folder called 'UPDATE'.

2) Go to the 'CFWM' folder and now go to the folder of your chosen CFW.

3) Find the PS3UPDAT.PUP file and copy it to the 'UPDATE' folder which we created. (if its named PS3UPDAT-NEW.PUP or something else, just rename it)

4) Open the multiMAN archive.

5) Extract everything to root of your USB drive.

- PS3 STUFF -

STEP 1: INSTALLING KMEAW CFW

1) In the XMB, go to Settings -> System Update.

2) Now select Update Via Storage Media.

3) A message will pop-up.

4) Press 'X'.

5) It should install successfully. If you get any errors, try installing it using Recovery Mode (http://community.us.playstation.com/message/2252774)

STEP 2: INSTALLING MULTIMAN BACKUP MANAGER

1) In the XMB go to Game -> Install Package Files.

2) Select MultiMAN and install it.

3) If you want to play games with Kmeaw cfw, you need to install BDEMU (http://www.mediafire.com/?ir573nhwr7t2f3i) using the 'Install Package Files' option in the Game section of the XMB.

-END OF GUIDE-

-F.A.Q.-

Main questions

Q. Can I use burnt Bluray discs to play games?

A. No. Only Internal and External HDD is working with backup managers.

Q. I updated to 3.60/3.56 is there any way to get the 3.55 custom firmware from there?

A. No. There's no way to downgrade from 3.56 or 3.60 firmware yet.

Q. I'm on 3.50 or bellow. Do I need to install the Official Firmware 3.55 first?

A. Even if installing a cfw3.55 over an old fw should work, it's recommended that you update your PS3 to the same Official Firmware as the cfw you want to install first to avoid bricking your console.

Q. I'm on 3.41 or bellow and don't want to update to 3.55, do I really need to install 3.55 to use a cfw?

A. No, you can install Hermes cfw 3.41 (please update to ofw 3.41v2 first) and follow the guide the same way. Just don't install the Version Spoofer from Team Rebug (It only works on 3.55).

Q. I'm already using a cfw but I want to change for Kmeaw 3.55

A. First re-install the ofw 3.55 over your current one, then follow the guide again.

Q. How big should be my USB drive just to install it, not to play back ups?

A. Around 200mb.

Q. Where can I find all previous Official Firmware and their MD5 hash ?

A. Sony removed previous firmwares from their servers when the first jailbreak method appeared. You can still find remaining links and all the informations here.

CFWM

Q. The program doesn't start.

A. You need .Net framework 4.0.

Q. Where can I find .net4.0 ?

A. Here : http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9cfb2d51-5ff4-4491-b0e5-b386f32c0992&displaylang=en

How to use MULTIMAN :

1) After install multiman, it should appear under games. Select it and press 'X'

To backup a game :

1) Insert the disc you want to backup and start multiman.

2) select the game and press '/\', in the games section IN multiman.

3) select copy and a popup should appear asking to save it to internal or external hdd.

To play backup games :

1) Open multiman and select the game you want to play and press 'X'

2) multiman will close and return to XMB, select the game from the games section in XMB (Any game cd should already be present in the diskdrive, the XMB will show the disc as the game you selected)

To play games downloaded from the internet :

1) the game files should be held in a folder named BLUS-XXXXX or something (This the type of folder you usually get after extracting)

2) The external hdd should be formatted as Fat32.

3) Create a folder named 'GAMEZ' in the root of the hdd (Yes, with a 'z')

4) put the BLUS-XXXX type of folder inside the GAMEZ folder.

5) now plug the drive into the ps3 and start multiman.

6) the game should appear under games, you can directly play from the external hdd by pressing 'X' or copy it by pressing '/\' and selecting copy.

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