As many of you may know there are these 2 guys posting all over twitter and nextgenupdate.com about a 3.56 cfw. Well I asked to be a tester and was chosen rather quickly. I was amongst the first three people to be sent the firmware via email. Well instead of running off and flashing like they expected I decided to compare OFW 3.56 and his CFW 3.56. The only difference between the two was the fact the version.text was changed. All files were identical to that of the 3.56 OFW. They claim to be doing a full scale release today. If you look this is what the xmb will say when the update is found.
Also they are now claiming I was not a tester but to prove otherwise here is a copy of the email recieved:
To the testers of this firmware,
thank you for expressing your interest and risking an entire console for the good of others!
Here are some things to know:
if you do not know how to install an update on a ps3 via storage media, BACK OUT NOW.
YOU MUST BE ON 3.55 OR LOWER TO INSTALL THIS. I know. It blows. But that is the way it is.
Please do not leak this file or password to download.
You are ASKED to report any problems back to me and provide me your console’s serial number located on the white stick beginning with “CECH”
The faster this is completed, the faster the release comes out.
WHILE WE HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THIS, BRICKING IS A POSSIBILITY!!!
MANY HOMEBREW APPLICATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN SIGNED FOR 3.56, ALTHOUGH THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY MIGHT INSTALL CORRECTLY.
PSN DOES WORK, BUT IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DO NOT LOG IN TO PSN WITH THE CFW INSTALLED!
The PASSWORD TO DOWNLOAD: trgd47
This was not in anyway a 3.56 cfw. If you download it and install it then you will be welcomed back into the world of ofw. Many of us knew they were fakes, but I have confirmed it. I am still safely on 3.55 and you have been warned.