• We at PS3Hax like to highlight what our community puts out on the scene. PS3Hax member, Varaques, has created his own unique CFW with the MFW tools. There probably quite a few variants/clones out there but be very careful on what PUP you install as you might end up staring at a bricked PS3.

    Here are some of the features of Varaques 3.55 CFW:

    • Other+Os Support
    • Q&A Flag Support
    • Custom Boot Logo
    • Custom Theme
    • 3.66 Spoofed
    • LV1 & LV2 Patched
    • Run Unsigned PKG’s & More

    You can grab the downloads below, reply back and let Varaques know what you think of it :)

    [Download Varaques 3.55 CFW: Mirror 1, Mirror 2]

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    Discuss in Forums (122)


  • 122 Comments

    1. Annelies
      06-29-2011
      09:37 PM
      1

      I appreciate your contribution even though I don't have a CFW-capable PS3 >.<

    2. itskamel
      06-29-2011
      11:00 PM
      2

      always nice to c someone contribute.

    3. CrystalWolf
      06-30-2011
      01:05 AM
      3

      Originally Posted by varaques
      I made this the other day just for myself really. but I decided to share it
      Hope you enjoy


      features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out

      Other+Os Support
      Q&A Flag Support
      Custom Boot Logo
      Custom Theme
      3.66 Spoofed
      LV1 & LV2 Patched
      Run Unsigned PKG's & More

      Check It Out

      http://www.filesonic.com/file/1334683414/PS3UPDAT.PUP
      Is this with the MFW builder. Because anyone can make their own CFW to their liking with this program.

    4. BobbyBlunt
      06-30-2011
      01:08 AM
      4

      Originally Posted by CrystalWolf
      Is this with the MFW builder. Because anyone can make their own CFW to their liking with this program.
      Can you? You hear a lot of people saying that, but very few people talk about it. I have a few of my own and MFW builder is great. Please let him hand out his pup if he wants to do so. I just kept mine to myself. If made with MFW builder than they are safe.

    5. varaques
      06-30-2011
      02:01 AM
      5

      Originally Posted by CrystalWolf
      Is this with the MFW builder. Because anyone can make their own CFW to their liking with this program.
      yes this one was made with MFW builder

    6. Pockets69
      06-30-2011
      07:27 AM
      6

      dude don't belittle the user or the firmware cause its built with MFW, MFW was released for a reason, much effort was put on it, also i would trust on a firmware built with mfw, but wouldn't trust a firmware built manually from someone, thanks for your contribution veraques.

    7. 2die4
      06-30-2011
      08:45 AM
      7

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      Can you? You hear a lot of people saying that, but very few people talk about it. I have a few of my own and MFW builder is great. Please let him hand out his pup if he wants to do so. I just kept mine to myself. If made with MFW builder than they are safe.
      yeah cos your greedy and dont like to share lol


      no more weed for you

    8. Benzonia
      06-30-2011
      11:29 AM
      8

      How did you build in OtherOS++ support with MFW Builder?

      I downloaded v0.2 and was playing with it and couldn't find any OtherOS related options, but there's a lot to configure that I don't even begin to understand so it might be one of those. Just wondering.

      Thanks again!

    9. Pockets69
      06-30-2011
      01:09 PM
      9

      you need to download (or create) the otherOS++ task and add it to mfw builder.

    10. santaro
      06-30-2011
      04:23 PM
      10

      A video would be great as I played around with MFW but, gets a bit lost.

    11. darksony
      06-30-2011
      05:25 PM
      11

      Originally Posted by varaques
      I made this the other day just for myself really. but I decided to share it
      Hope you enjoy


      features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out

      Other+Os Support
      Q&A Flag Support
      Custom Boot Logo
      Custom Theme
      3.66 Spoofed
      LV1 & LV2 Patched
      Run Unsigned PKG's & More

      Check It Out

      http://www.filesonic.com/file/1334683414/PS3UPDAT.PUP
      How do you build an custom firmware using MFW and enable QA flag.
      The patches that make the other main firmware for QA Flag have a little problem with the tropheus, this one too?
      And i heard that something with the QA flag envolved(i think is the main cfw of QA flag) format the ps3 hdd, this one do it too?
      Srry for those questions, but i want to enable qa flag but i don't want to erase my tropheus and psn downloads

    12. Pockets69
      06-30-2011
      05:32 PM
      12

      yes it will erase everything

    13. varaques
      06-30-2011
      06:24 PM
      13

      Originally Posted by Benzonia
      How did you build in OtherOS++ support with MFW Builder?

      I downloaded v0.2 and was playing with it and couldn't find any OtherOS related options, but there's a lot to configure that I don't even begin to understand so it might be one of those. Just wondering.

      Thanks again!
      there is a patch that you can add to mfw builder that will make the OtherOS Options Appear
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by darksony
      How do you build an custom firmware using MFW and enable QA flag.
      The patches that make the other main firmware for QA Flag have a little problem with the tropheus, this one too?
      And i heard that something with the QA flag envolved(i think is the main cfw of QA flag) format the ps3 hdd, this one do it too?
      Srry for those questions, but i want to enable qa flag but i don't want to erase my tropheus and psn downloads
      there's a patch that adds QA Support

      my firmware has no trophy problems when you make your firmware just make sure you unchecked the box that says allow access to all ss services you'll find it in the patch LV1 hypervisor options .as long as that is unchecked you wont have trophy problems
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by santaro
      A video would be great as I played around with MFW but, gets a bit lost.
      huh ?

      its pretty easy and straightforward .but I'm sure there's a video some where. have you looked on youtube.com?

      another thing I just noticed & I Don't Know How It Happen But In My QA Debug Settings HDCP On/Off Shows And It works its really Strange Because Its Not Supposed To show or be In 3.55. Only In 3.41

    14. Pirate
      07-02-2011
      06:46 PM
      14

      We at PS3Hax like to highlight what our community puts out on the scene. PS3Hax member, Varaques, has created his own unique CFW with the MFW tools. There probably quite a few variants/clones out there but be very careful on what PUP you install as you might end up staring at a bricked PS3.

      ... [Read More]

    15. Pirate
      07-02-2011
      06:46 PM
      15

      Moved to front page + merged

    16. j0nnymofo
      07-02-2011
      06:56 PM
      16

      Great stuff Varaques. For some reason I feel very reluctant of changing from my Kmeaw CFW. It works so perfect I am almost afraid of something happening to it. Saying that tho It is great to see people contribute their work.

    17. doc81
      07-02-2011
      06:56 PM
      17

      does this fw, work on PAL/EUR ps3's??
      does this fw harm any saved data on the ps3, like saved games and other settings from applications?
      does this fw allow psn? (already answered by panzearon)
      can you choose to edit the boot screen what they did in the rebug and ps3a rev 2 version on the ps3 itself?
      (last question) how much time and effort did it cost you??


      credits to you Varaques :-)

      ooh yeah for the guys who are working on the new cfw or trying to beat sony, look more to the past, like the new PES12 game that it coming out, the developers did go back to the old. (hint)

      back2 the future CFW name would be nice!!!

    18. panzearon
      07-02-2011
      07:12 PM
      18

      Originally Posted by doc81
      does this fw, work on PAL/EUR ps3's??
      does this fw harm any saved data on the ps3, like saved games and other settings from applications?
      does this fw allow psn?
      can you choose to edit the boot screen what they did in the rebug and ps3a rev 2 version on the ps3 itself?
      (last question) how much time and effort did it cost you??


      credits to you Varaques :-)

      ooh yeah for the guys who are working on the new cfw or trying to beat sony, look more to the past, like the new PES12 game that it coming out, the developers did go back to the old. (hint)

      back2 the future CFW name would be nice!!!
      No Psn yet.
      I'd just wait for cfw 3.66, as they seem to be making some progress.

    19. Mack702
      07-02-2011
      07:31 PM
      19

      Thanks for this ... great release.

    20. varaques
      07-02-2011
      07:57 PM
      20

      Originally Posted by doc81
      does this fw, work on PAL/EUR ps3's??
      does this fw harm any saved data on the ps3, like saved games and other settings from applications?
      does this fw allow psn? (already answered by panzearon)
      can you choose to edit the boot screen what they did in the rebug and ps3a rev 2 version on the ps3 itself?
      (last question) how much time and effort did it cost you??


      credits to you Varaques :-)

      ooh yeah for the guys who are working on the new cfw or trying to beat sony, look more to the past, like the new PES12 game that it coming out, the developers did go back to the old. (hint)

      back2 the future CFW name would be nice!!!
      I didnt test it on a pal console so i would say no its not for pal it was made using official 3.55 ntsc


      Save Data Is Not Harmed

      yes you can edit your boot screen

      it took 5 minutes to make this with mfw the theme took 1 hour to put together it didn't cost me anything but a little time
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by varaques
      I didnt test it on a pal console so i would say no its not for pal it was made using official 3.55 ntsc


      Save Data Is Not Harmed

      yes you can edit your boot screen

      it took 5 minutes to make this with mfw the theme took 1 hour to put together it didn't cost me anything but a little time
      another thing just to let people know The HDCP on/off option shows up in debug mode on this firmware on the other 3.55's it Doesn't Show Up at all Only On 3.41

    21. doc81
      07-02-2011
      08:10 PM
      21

      thanks varaques, i updated my pal ps3 with ps3a rev 2 and it works well, i got lucky but i can't say it works on all pal ps3's.
      i got a phat ps3 with a 40 gig harddrive originaly and upgraded it to a 320 gig hdd (got that from my wife's vaio laptop from sony ehehhe)
      thanks for clearing it out on which type of firmware your used originaly, it would be a big help to know head on if it is ntsc, pal or jap, incase of bricks and other malfunctions.

      gamer question: which games do you play and which game do you play now?

    22. Rage_of_Inferno
      07-02-2011
      08:58 PM
      22

      I made my own CFW based on rebug per their instructions using MFWB so I could get rid of the trophy error. Can someone explain exactly what disabling ss services does? And thank you varaques for sharing I'm sure this will help some who have no idea how to use MFWB.

    23. vgturtle127
      07-02-2011
      09:05 PM
      23

      Dang it, I was just about to release something similar, except it would've had MultiMan and a text editor built in. I guess just download this and download MultiMan and your ready to go. Does anyone want my text editor?

    24. FortyThieves
      07-02-2011
      09:18 PM
      24

      Originally Posted by varaques
      I made this the other day just for myself really. but I decided to share it
      Hope you enjoy



      features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out

      Other+Os Support
      Q&A Flag Support
      Custom Boot Logo
      Custom Theme
      3.66 Spoofed
      LV1 & LV2 Patched
      Run Unsigned PKG's & More

      Check It Out

      http://www.filesonic.com/file/1334683414/PS3UPDAT.PUP
      http://www.mediafire.com/?ygtanrhw9hb42v5
      another useless 3.55CFW the people want 3.66CFW..im starting to think you people need geohot again

    25. vgturtle127
      07-02-2011
      09:30 PM
      25

      Originally Posted by FortyThieves
      another useless 3.55CFW the people want 3.66CFW..im starting to think you people need geohot again
      That's not very constructive and it offends me that you think that way. GeoHot, although a great hacker, will never be back in the PS3 scene (at least officially), so we can't rely on him. But being negative won't help either. We KNOW what the people want, and we are working on it. We are almost there. Just be patient just like all the other people should be.

    26. lernatix
      07-02-2011
      09:30 PM
      26

      And another useless comment, starting to think you people need bans again.

      Thanks for the release, can't say I will use it myself. Does it matter if the PS3 has a 16 or 256 NAND?

    27. varaques
      07-02-2011
      10:11 PM
      27

      Originally Posted by lernatix
      And another useless comment, starting to think you people need bans again.

      Thanks for the release, can't say I will use it myself. Does it matter if the PS3 has a 16 or 256 NAND?
      no it doesn't matter

    28. JCReis_PSX
      07-02-2011
      10:12 PM
      28

      Great man. is this the some way installation for kmeaw? How i test on my ps3? Congratulation for job and plz release the cfw 3.6xx!!!! Do not hidden!!!

    29. Rage_of_Inferno
      07-02-2011
      10:13 PM
      29

      What do you mean by "you people"? If you aren't one of "us people" then why are you here? We don't need people that whine and cry and contribute nothing. If you don't like that there is no 3.66 CFW why don't you make one? If you can't just sit back and be quiet until one is released. I personally have no problem with people wanting it but I'm glad there isn't one. Right now I don't have to worry about people flying around the games I play online shooting rockets out their cornholes.

    30. JCReis_PSX
      07-02-2011
      10:18 PM
      30

      And you? What do you doing to help the ps3 scene? You should to help insted off to offend the news workers here!!! **** eater

    31. ochiosu
      07-02-2011
      10:21 PM
      31

      Thank you varaques for this CFW, and for all who ask how to install the answer is yes you can install like at another 3.55 CFW (KMEAW, WUTANGRZA etc...)

    32. varaques
      07-02-2011
      10:26 PM
      32

      Originally Posted by FortyThieves
      another useless 3.55CFW the people want 3.66CFW..im starting to think you people need geohot again
      if you want 3.66 cfw then make it yourself and stop complaining

    33. AsSiTcH
      07-02-2011
      10:33 PM
      33

      FortyThieves is a 15 post wonder. Don't feed the troll, and hopefully they will die.

    34. vq35ftw
      07-02-2011
      11:34 PM
      34

      Originally Posted by FortyThieves
      another useless 3.55CFW the people want 3.66CFW..im starting to think you people need geohot again


      Really dude.... This guy took time out of his life to put this together and help out the community and that is all you can say.... Shame on you. I hope you get all gitty and download a cfw for 3.66 and brick your **** and maybe then you would have something to complain about you ungrateful ******!

      Sorry for the rant but im tired of these people being ungrateful for the people that contribute and get these types of comments.

      OP: Thank you for putting this together, This is a CFW that basically has everything you need on it. I for one is appriciate the work you did.

    35. Annelies
      07-03-2011
      12:26 AM
      35

      Originally Posted by vq35ftw
      Really dude.... This guy took time out of his life to put this together
      Varaques is a girl.

    36. varaques
      07-03-2011
      12:28 AM
      36

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      Varaques is a girl.
      lmfao your the only person that has figured that out lol

    37. Thelostdeathknight
      07-03-2011
      12:37 AM
      37

      Originally Posted by varaques
      lmfao your the only person that has figured that out lol
      not true i had to set ps3crunch straight and let them know you are a girl, lol now they are all over there drooling at the thought of a woman making a cfw

    38. Annelies
      07-03-2011
      12:39 AM
      38

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      not true i had to set ps3crunch straight and let them know you are a girl, lol now they are all over there drooling at the thought of a woman making a cfw
      Hermes? Naima?.....

    39. lviv73
      07-03-2011
      12:44 AM
      39

      Good lookin for posting this firmware.
      One thing that gets me upset about ps3hax is that they never post any info or instructions on how to flash this.

      Here are some questions that I think everyone here wants to know the answer to:

      1 What ps3 models this firmware supports?
      2 Can this be flashed over Kmeaw's firmware?If so does it keep all the data(Videos,music,Multiman backups and gamesaves)?
      3 Does OtherOS works on Slim PS3 models?
      4 Correct way of flashing this,Flash regularly or from recovery mode?

      Thanx,if you ecxept donations let me know.
      Im on Kmeaw's 3.55 firmware right now but would love to install linux,any help is appriciated.

    40. Thelostdeathknight
      07-03-2011
      12:53 AM
      40

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      Hermes? Naima?.....
      naima maybe pretty sure hermes was a dude. anyways there hasn't been a peep from either in forever.

    41. varaques
      07-03-2011
      01:14 AM
      41

      Originally Posted by lviv73
      Good lookin for posting this firmware.
      One thing that gets me upset about ps3hax is that they never post any info or instructions on how to flash this.

      Here are some questions that I think everyone here wants to know the answer to:

      1 What ps3 models this firmware supports?
      2 Can this be flashed over Kmeaw's firmware?If so does it keep all the data(Videos,music,Multiman backups and game saves)?
      3 Does OtherOS works on Slim PS3 models?
      4 Correct way of flashing this,Flash regularly or from recovery mode?

      Thanx,if you ecxept donations let me know.
      Im on Kmeaw's 3.55 firmware right now but would love to install linux,any help is appriciated.
      1 What ps3 models this firmware supports? Phat & Slim NTSC
      2 Can this be flashed over Kmeaw's firmware?If so does it keep all the data(Videos,music,Multiman backups and game saves)? Yes It Can & Yes U Keep All Your Data
      3 Does OtherOS works on Slim PS3 models?Yes Just The Follow The Guide From Rebug http://rebug.me/
      4 Correct way of flashing this,Flash regularly or from recovery mode? you can do it from both but i suggest going to 3.55 official First then going into recovery mode

    42. lviv73
      07-03-2011
      01:42 AM
      42

      Thanx,about to try on Slim model.

    43. FortyThieves
      07-03-2011
      01:45 AM
      43

      Originally Posted by vgturtle127
      That's not very constructive and it offends me that you think that way. GeoHot, although a great hacker, will never be back in the PS3 scene (at least officially), so we can't rely on him. But being negative won't help either. We KNOW what the people want, and we are working on it. We are almost there. Just be patient just like all the other people should be.
      i never heard of you and if i offended you then all i can say,it is what it is and good luck!

    44. lviv73
      07-03-2011
      01:46 AM
      44

      Originally Posted by varaques
      1 What ps3 models this firmware supports? Phat & Slim NTSC
      2 Can this be flashed over Kmeaw's firmware?If so does it keep all the data(Videos,music,Multiman backups and game saves)? Yes It Can & Yes U Keep All Your Data
      3 Does OtherOS works on Slim PS3 models?Yes Just The Follow The Guide From Rebug http://rebug.me/
      4 Correct way of flashing this,Flash regularly or from recovery mode? you can do it from both but i suggest going to 3.55 official First then going into recovery mode
      So I flash latest Rebug from the link you provided over your cfw?

      Oh,and do I flash just the Rebug 3.55.2 or Rebug OtherOS++?

      Thanx in advance.

    45. varaques
      07-03-2011
      02:12 AM
      45

      no flash official 3.55 by sony first

      then after that flash varaques 3.55 cfw

      then go to the rebug website and get the files for other+os make sure you get the one for nor thats for slim ps3's and just follow the guide on there

    46. CrystalWolf
      07-03-2011
      02:19 AM
      46

      Originally Posted by varaques
      no flash official 3.55 by sony first

      then after that flash varaques 3.55 cfw

      then go to the rebug website and get the files for other+os make sure you get the one for nor thats for slim ps3's and just follow the guide on there
      Can you showcase a video of your 3.55 CFW thanks.

    47. lviv73
      07-03-2011
      02:22 AM
      47

      Originally Posted by varaques
      no flash official 3.55 by sony first

      then after that flash varaques 3.55 cfw

      then go to the rebug website and get the files for other+os make sure you get the one for nor thats for slim ps3's and just follow the guide on there
      One last thing,can you give me a link to NOR Rebug?I cant seem to find it.

      CFW355-OTHEROS++-EIGHTH-HDD-SIZE.PUP would this work for ps3 Slim?
      What is OTHEROS++ SpECIAL.PUP?

    48. sabinswe
      07-03-2011
      02:59 AM
      48

      A noobie question.

      I have KMAEW 3.55 installed on my PS3, and as we all know 3.60+ games are playable by luck so far..

      If i install this FW will it help with that problem anyway or should i stay on KMAEW if im not interested in installing any OtherOS?

      Btw what can you really do with another OS that you cant do without it?

    49. itskamel
      07-03-2011
      03:08 AM
      49

      Originally Posted by sabinswe
      A noobie question.

      I have KMAEW 3.55 installed on my PS3, and as we all know 3.60+ games are playable by luck so far..

      If i install this FW will it help with that problem anyway or should i stay on KMAEW if im not interested in installing any OtherOS?

      Btw what can you really do with another OS that you cant do without it?
      if you are not intrested in other os then stay where you are. kmeaw is one of the best firmwares available

    50. varaques
      07-03-2011
      03:35 AM
      50

      Originally Posted by itskamel
      if you are not intrested in other os then stay where you are. kmeaw is one of the best firmwares available
      I agree the Only reason I Made This Firmware Other+Os Compatible Was So That People Could Do The Q&A Flags Hack

    51. lviv73
      07-03-2011
      03:41 AM
      51

      Originally Posted by itskamel
      if you are not intrested in other os then stay where you are. kmeaw is one of the best firmwares available
      KMEAW is real good firmware but ya need to flash this its like Kmeaw's firmware on steroids!

      This what I did

      1Went into PS3 Recovery and flashed original 3.55 firmware on top of Kmeaw's,this took me back to stock firmware.NOTE all my emulators,Multiman and backups were still intact.
      2 Went back to PS3 Recovery and flashed Varaques firmware.

      So far I love it,it even has Sega logo instead of Sony!
      Im gonna test it some more and get back,but so far my system seems smoother than it was on Kmeaw.

      Thanx Varaques this the best cfw I tried so far,im still waiting for instructions on how to get OtherOS to install(i cant find an option for it).

      Can you point me to the right link because I dont know which one is for PS3 slim on github and what button combination do I need to press to get into Q&A?(whatever q&a is for I dont know).

    52. sabinswe
      07-03-2011
      05:29 AM
      52

      Ok one more thing.

      What does FW 3.66 spoofed mean does this mean one can play the newer PS3 games?

    53. steve30x
      07-03-2011
      08:04 AM
      53

      Originally Posted by FortyThieves
      another useless 3.55CFW the people want 3.66CFW..im starting to think you people need geohot again
      Please leave your rudeness for someplace else. There was no need for such a comment.

    54. rodier
      07-03-2011
      09:01 AM
      54

      3.66 spoofer = we can play on PSN?

    55. Diaboliqu3
      07-03-2011
      10:12 AM
      55

      nope. u need pure CFW 3.66 to PSN. and this is still CFW 3.55.

    56. CiciBo
      07-03-2011
      10:15 AM
      56

      will restore to stock fw removes backups from internal hdd?
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      spoofing stops the ps3 from asking u to update to 3.66.

    57. Thelostdeathknight
      07-03-2011
      10:24 AM
      57

      Originally Posted by CiciBo
      will restore to stock fw removes backups from internal hdd?
      NO, it will just return your firmware to stock sony. to remove backs-up you will have to remove everything homebrew related yourself or reformat the drive

    58. lviv73
      07-03-2011
      10:25 AM
      58

      Can someone please post step by step on how to get OtherOS working,thanx.

    59. Thelostdeathknight
      07-03-2011
      10:33 AM
      59

      Originally Posted by lviv73
      Can someone please post step by step on how to get OtherOS working,thanx.
      1. search this site
      2. If that fails use google
      3. or go to gitbrew's wiki

      there are already several tutorial on this site and others. you would know this if you took some time to search

    60. CiciBo
      07-03-2011
      10:34 AM
      60

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      NO, it will just return your firmware to stock sony. to remove backs-up you will have to remove everything homebrew related yourself or reformat the drive
      no. i'm glad that it wont remove backups. i was afraid if i want to move to this firmware, all my backups will be removed. thank god. and thank u!

    61. mindping
      07-03-2011
      11:52 AM
      61

      "Unique" and "features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out" - sounds like someone doesnt know how to paraphrase, nothing unique here..

    62. Thelostdeathknight
      07-03-2011
      12:00 PM
      62

      Originally Posted by mindping
      "Unique" and "features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out" - sounds like someone doesnt know how to paraphrase, nothing unique here..
      It is unique. it has a custom theme and bootscreen/sound. It also has all the desired features that can be found in any firmware made with the newest iteration of MFW creator. maybe someone needs to learn to read(i.e you do mindping). so do you have anything useful to add?

    63. vgturtle127
      07-03-2011
      01:39 PM
      63

      Originally Posted by FortyThieves
      i never heard of you and if i offended you then all i can say,it is what it is and good luck!
      Why does it matter if you've heard of me or not? I have never heard of you...Does that mean you don't matter? No, quite the opposite. And no, "it is what it is" doesn't make sense there. You just were blatantly offensive and you were kicking a new scener down. That is not only greatly hurtful to Varaques (if it makes you feel better, I knew you were a girl, lol), it doesn't help anyone. There was no constructiveness to any of your statements. If your going to be negative, keep it to yourself so I don't level up to senior member just posting to tell people to quit being offensive and rude to people who just entered the scene.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by mindping
      "Unique" and "features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out" - sounds like someone doesnt know how to paraphrase, nothing unique here..
      I'm sorry, have you added any CFW's in the past forever? No? Then no talkie.

    64. varaques
      07-03-2011
      04:24 PM
      64

      Originally Posted by mindping
      "Unique" and "features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out" - sounds like someone doesnt know how to paraphrase, nothing unique here..

    65. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      07-03-2011
      05:00 PM
      65

      It is nice to see members, interest/motivation /Going for the move of creating a CFW = Varaques ,a example of a member sharing there work .You are well appreciated in my book .There are so many releases of new CFWs l8ly. I believe people are coming back from = Either staying low key for a while/working/learning/creating/helping, the scene advance = progress is looking good Now i am being patient, waiting for the right CFW for my brand new OFW 350 ps3 160BG slim . I am like a cobra ,i wait for the right CFW that is released , is for me, mabey ? if so = then i strike ,lol I just wish i had went with KMEAWs CFW with my 1st CFW ps3 on geohot ,which i limited + did not know/care about backup support at the time . It would have been nice ,since i would have 100% completed my interest in my 1st CFW ps3. I am just worried about losing my dlc ,it is very important to me. This is the bigest reason i am keeping my 1st ps3 on geohots CFW. I dont want to chance deactivation of DLC + losing my DLC ,or get stuck reactivating DlC on every boot with xregplus. Unless i am forced to, by a fail of the ps3s file system or to courruption of the file system .Big Reason i had to buy a 3rd ps3, to run a new CFW ,so with that said ,thanks again for your CFW ,only time & patience is in my book, for the fate of my new OFW 350 ps3. Thanks you for releasing to us ,this is how a community should be = share with no limits . This is another example of the ps3 scene evolving to higher expetations ! By the way i think BobbyBlunt had created his own CFW also + i believe he offered his CFW , but was a little quiet about it. As i dont think he created a official thread on his CFW, i think. He did mention it though i did see his post. So to quote his post he did say "Does anyone want to try my CFW " In another thread ,so i believe 2die4 ,he did offer his CFW ,you may have not seen his post.. Cause he had just said he made his own with MFW Bulder i believe is what he said ? I am pretty shure of this Anyways ,thing are looking well ,i thank you & others for all the new Releases .

    66. mdrb97
      07-03-2011
      06:58 PM
      66

      Sorry for being a n00b

      But can you play backups with this CFW?

      If it does i will change to this one

      A big thanks from Portugal, for Varaques

    67. varaques
      07-03-2011
      06:59 PM
      67

      Originally Posted by mdrb97
      Sorry for being a n00b

      But can you play backups with this CFW?

      If it does i will change to this one

      A big thanks from Portugal, for Varaques
      yes you can play backups

    68. mdrb97
      07-03-2011
      07:31 PM
      68

      Thanks Varaques :-)

    69. varaques
      07-03-2011
      07:32 PM
      69

      Originally Posted by mdrb97
      Thanks Varaques :-)
      your welcome darling

    70. lviv73
      07-03-2011
      07:48 PM
      70

      Good to see that women play and contribute,unlike my girl that dont even wanna give video games a chance.

      Can you post a correct link for OtherOS for ps3 slim?
      Or a tutorial on all that is needed for OtherOS because people are saying different things.

      Thanx in advance ma.

    71. varaques
      07-03-2011
      08:07 PM
      71

      Originally Posted by lviv73
      Good to see that women play and contribute,unlike my girl that dont even wanna give video games a chance.

      Can you post a correct link for OtherOS for ps3 slim?
      Or a tutorial on all that is needed for OtherOS because people are saying different things.

      Thanx in advance ma.
      Once you have your firmware installed go here and download the following files:http://7track.org/~glevand/public/

      setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg
      dtbImage.ps3.bin (For 16MB NOR) or dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal (For 256MB NAND)
      install_otheros.pkg
      boot_otheros.pkg
      reboot.pkg
      create_hdd_region.sh
      hdd_access.sh

      Install OtherOS on HDD (for all PS3 models)

      THIS IS FROM http://wiki.gitbrew.org

      NOTICE: All my tools should beep. If you don't get beep during one of the steps below
      then stop doing anything and contact me. I will help.
      OtherOS++ support: irc.gitbrew.org (ssl) #otheros

      ALL PS3 MODELS ARE SUPPORTED !!!

      1. Install my latest CFW
      2. When installation is finished, go to recovery menu and choose "Restore PS3 System"
      3. Now your GameOS should use only the half of your HDD
      (Currently working on a better approach)
      4. Run setup_flash_for_otheros.pkg (for all PS3 models)
      5. Reboot (It's important to shut down and turn on your PS3)
      6. Store dtbImage.ps3.bin on USB drive, plug it in and run install_otheros.pkg
      (NAND owners should use dtbImage.ps3.bin.minimal, rename it to dtbImage.ps3.bin).
      Try different USB ports if you don't get any beeps.
      7. Run boot_otheros.pkg
      8. Run reboot.pkg
      9. You should be in petitboot now.
      Exit from CUI to shell or switch to another virtual console.
      10. Run script create_hdd_region.sh
      11. Reboot and boot petitboot again
      12. You should see now new HDD device on petitboot, /dev/ps3dd.
      That's your OtherOS HDD region.
      Don't touch any other HDD regions if you don't know what you are doing. Use only ps3dd
      device for your Linux installation. Use parted to partition it and create GPT partition
      table on ps3dd. GPT is supported by both, Linux and FreeBSD.

      Be warned, if you damage your GameOS HDD region, GameOS will reformat HDD and
      remove your Linux HDD region in the process. You have to do the above steps again.
      Don't mess with GameOS HDD region and GameOS won't mess with your OtherOS HDD region.

      For users who installed OtherOS on VFLASH region 7 previously
      --------------------------------------------------------------

      You have to restore your VFLASH before doing the above steps.
      Be warned, this step is NOT for NAND owners.

      1. Install my latest petitboot
      2. Boot petitboot
      3. Run script restore_vflash.sh
      4. Reboot. GameOS should reformat your HDD again.

    72. Mack702
      07-03-2011
      08:10 PM
      72

      This beats rebug thats for sure.

    73. varaques
      07-03-2011
      08:18 PM
      73

      Originally Posted by Mack702
      This beats rebug that's for sure.
      I wouldn't Say that But It Does Seem To Run Pretty Good

      I Used One Of Their Patches.To Make This Firmware.

    74. Mack702
      07-03-2011
      08:24 PM
      74

      Keep up the great work

    75. varaques
      07-03-2011
      09:20 PM
      75

      Originally Posted by santaro
      A video would be great as I played around with MFW but, gets a bit lost.
      someone made a video but it was removed from youtube

    76. shack100
      07-03-2011
      10:04 PM
      76

      Originally Posted by varaques
      I made this the other day just for myself really. but I decided to share it
      Hope you enjoy



      features includes the same as all the rest of the cfw that are out

      Other+Os Support
      Q&A Flag Support
      Custom Boot Logo
      Custom Theme
      3.66 Spoofed
      LV1 & LV2 Patched
      Run Unsigned PKG's & More

      Check It Out

      http://www.filesonic.com/file/1334683414/PS3UPDAT.PUP
      http://www.mediafire.com/?ygtanrhw9hb42v5
      vey nice! i wish i wouldnt have updated back in january but i was dien to play online :/ i want another ps3 pn 3.55 now

    77. varaques
      07-04-2011
      03:33 AM
      77

      a few screen shots

      `

    78. mdrb97
      07-04-2011
      04:06 PM
      78

      Thanks Varaques, me and my friend instaled this cfw on our ps3�s and it's awesome :-)

      Thanks!!

    79. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      07-04-2011
      04:39 PM
      79

      Originally Posted by varaques
      someone made a video but it was removed from youtube
      If you wanted to show your CFW to other members of hax. Just create a youtube account then make the video private ,i think people would like that . Then you can give link here It wont be removed if you made it private, only public videos seem to get takin down

    80. varaques
      07-04-2011
      05:42 PM
      80

      Originally Posted by ZOMBIEKILLAH
      If you wanted to show your CFW to other members of hax. Just create a youtube account then make the video private ,i think people would like that . Then you can give link here It wont be removed if you made it private, only public videos seem to get takin down
      I was going to but my ps3 over heated the other day and got the yellow & red flashing lights. its was over 100 degrees out here in the desert

    81. Artwork
      07-05-2011
      09:26 AM
      81

      Great cfw, just one thing to improve: Psone games don't work (error 8002f917 if i remember right)

    82. varaques
      07-05-2011
      11:16 AM
      82

      Originally Posted by Artwork
      Great cfw, just one thing to improve: Psone games don't work (error 8002f917 if i remember right)
      hmmm first time hearing of this and they work fine for me . explain how you installed ? and did you use the qa extra pkg and did you install other os
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by Artwork
      Great cfw, just one thing to improve: Psone games don't work (error 8002f917 if i remember right)
      oh and another thing psn ps1 games or ps1 disk and are you pal or ntsc
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      if anyone else is experiencing this please let me know

    83. Artwork
      07-05-2011
      06:19 PM
      83

      i had the psn ps1 games signed with qa with rebug before trying yours to check out if you really can run them unsigned too... and now they don't work. I just installed first 355ofw and then the cfw via recovery mode both. It was the only way to avoid another error (maybe because of the spoof...)

      Hello? No answers yet?

    84. ZOMBIEKILLAH
      07-08-2011
      08:00 PM
      84

      Originally Posted by varaques
      I was going to but my ps3 over heated the other day and got the yellow & red flashing lights. its was over 100 degrees out here in the desert
      I am sorry to hear that your ps3 over heated I am always in a cool place + I always keep my ps3 clean from dust. Every week i use a shop vac with reverse flow to blow out all the dust. My 2 ps3 are just a few months old new on CFW 355. So i pray the last me 4ever at least till i reach, 50.. lol

      That will be 12 yrs from today. I am about that part, but this is life . Geting older ,i hate it ! I had a great run in my life with Games, Offroad Atcs,Atvs,Dirt bikes, motorcycles + streetbikes, etc ...Best life a kid can ever have I hope you get your ps3 working again or fin another. I find this sad as you just released your CFW goods & you were treated with a broken ps3

    85. Artwork
      07-14-2011
      07:52 AM
      85

      where is the qa extra pkg then?

    86. manster
      07-17-2011
      07:07 AM
      86

      Originally Posted by Artwork
      where is the qa extra pkg then?
      http://www.ps3hax.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=693



      Thanks for this Firmware varaques!


      I followed the QA Flagging Tutorial. I tried qa_flag.pkg and qa_flag_extra.pkg. Both of them don't beep :/
      I have a 160GB Slim (CECH-2504A)

      Anyone have the same problem?

    87. Pockets69
      07-17-2011
      09:52 AM
      87

      probably its because it doesn't have ss enbalbed manster?

    88. varaques
      07-17-2011
      09:58 AM
      88

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      probably its because it doesn't have ss enbalbed manster?
      it couldn't be that cause it worked fine for me
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by manster
      http://www.ps3hax.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=693



      Thanks for this Firmware varaques!


      I followed the QA Flagging Tutorial. I tried qa_flag.pkg and qa_flag_extra.pkg. Both of them don't beep :/
      I have a 160GB Slim (CECH-2504A)

      Anyone have the same problem?
      how did u install this cfw? also were u on ofw first before u installed this?

    89. Drexal
      07-17-2011
      11:50 AM
      89

      Originally Posted by Pockets69
      dude don't belittle the user or the firmware cause its built with MFW, MFW was released for a reason, much effort was put on it, also i would trust on a firmware built with mfw, but wouldn't trust a firmware built manually from someone, thanks for your contribution veraques.
      yes and though you can specify the replacement files for the custom boot logo in mfwbuilder, creating the files to replace them is not so simple,. its not that crazy hard, and there are tutorials, but its a tedious thing to do. so yeah, good work veraques...

      btw as i wrote this msg talking about the boot logo,.. i realized that the boot logo option is about the only thing that could produce an unsafe cfw. But if it works on one, it will work on all the other ps3s too.

    90. manster
      07-18-2011
      01:22 PM
      90

      Originally Posted by varaques
      it couldn't be that cause it worked fine for me
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      how did u install this cfw? also were u on ofw first before u installed this?
      I installed it over kmeaw's cfw (with 'old' 3.65 spoof) in the recovery menu. should this be a problem?

    91. varaques
      07-18-2011
      05:18 PM
      91

      Originally Posted by manster
      I installed it over kmeaw's cfw (with 'old' 3.65 spoof) in the recovery menu. should this be a problem?
      yes it is and i said this once already do not install cfw's over one another always go back to ofw then install

    92. manster
      07-19-2011
      11:10 AM
      92

      Originally Posted by varaques
      yes it is and i said this once already do not install cfw's over one another always go back to ofw then install
      The QA flagging tools still do not beep :/


      Edit:

      I qa flagged my console on rebug 3.55. Now I am on 'Varaques 3.55 CFW' again and see the HDCP option in the debug settings, but I can't disable it -_-

    93. Draik
      07-22-2011
      07:53 PM
      93

      I went ahead & changed from Kmeaw's CFW. (Is that how you spell it? :P)
      Using the recovery mode, went to OFW 3.55, then again with recovery mode, went to this CFW.

      Some people complained about PS1 & PS2 games not working. I don't know if it matters which version of the PS3 you have, seeing how some have hardware support for PS2 games, others have software/emulation support, & all new ones have no support at all for PS2 games. (Do CFWs have the ability to provide Software/Emulation support for PS2 games??)
      Personally, I have the First PS3 60Gb with Hardware support, & my PS2 games work fine. PS1 games work as well.

      PS3 games copied using Multiman & work fine (With the exception of games that don't load from the internal drive, since I didn't set up an external just yet).

      Can't see OtherOS in the System Menu (Like back in 3.15), but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to?
      I have no clue how to install OtherOS, but I'd be willing to test it if someone's willing to tell me how to. Same thing with the QA Flags mentions. I have no idea what those are or how to activate them.

      All n' all, Awesome Firmware!
      Thank You so much for this release, Varaques.

    94. Freesty
      08-09-2011
      09:42 AM
      94

      I cant flag my console.instal ofw, then Varaques, qa_flag.pkg, qa_extra_flag.pkg but no beep.i just need HDCP off nothing more.please help.thnx

    95. Elyssion
      08-09-2011
      10:46 AM
      95

      Originally Posted by manster
      I installed it over kmeaw's cfw (with 'old' 3.65 spoof) in the recovery menu. should this be a problem?
      No, it is not. I've done thaat lot of times without problems.

    96. XpressRohit
      08-09-2011
      02:03 PM
      96

      whe im tryin to update my ps3 gettin yhis error
      "Update data of version 3.50 or later can be installed on this system
      (80002f967)"
      help....
      im a noob...^_^

    97. Freesty
      08-09-2011
      02:34 PM
      97

      Originally Posted by XpressRohit
      whe im tryin to update my ps3 gettin yhis error
      "Update data of version 3.50 or later can be installed on this system
      (80002f967)"
      help....
      im a noob...^_^
      turn off ps3 in stand by, press power button and hold it when system power on and power off, then again press and hold until you hear 2beep`s.and in that menu go to 6.update system.put usb with firmware and follow instructions on screen.

    98. XpressRohit
      08-10-2011
      09:37 AM
      98

      Originally Posted by Freesty
      turn off ps3 in stand by, press power button and hold it when system power on and power off, then again press and hold until you hear 2beep`s.and in that menu go to 6.update system.put usb with firmware and follow instructions on screen.
      thnks mate...it worked...

    99. rama3njoy
      08-22-2011
      12:54 PM
      100

      hey there, i just flashed my ps3 3.55 kmeaw with varaques 3.55 cfw via recovery

      but after that, i found my system software became 3.66 version.
      how can be?? can i back again to 3.55 kmeaw?

    100. kipabc123
      08-22-2011
      01:04 PM
      101

      3.66 is spoofed silly. You ARE on 3.55. Do you still have Install Package Files? I think so. Don't worry about it.

    101. jedinova
      08-27-2011
      01:24 AM
      102

      how do you delete the 3.66 spoof because i want to use 3.70 spoof but wont work just says 3.66.

    102. TizzyT
      08-27-2011
      02:36 AM
      103

      Originally Posted by rama3njoy
      hey there, i just flashed my ps3 3.55 kmeaw with varaques 3.55 cfw via recovery

      but after that, i found my system software became 3.66 version.
      how can be?? can i back again to 3.55 kmeaw?
      I hope you do have install package still there, some people be packing 3.56+ firmware and labeling it as a variant of a 3.55 CFW. When you updated did you notice anything that is modified like the version number or the TOS.

    103. itskamel
      08-27-2011
      02:48 AM
      104

      Originally Posted by jedinova
      how do you delete the 3.66 spoof because i want to use 3.70 spoof but wont work just says 3.66.
      well if the spoof is built in the firmware i dont know how you can remove it. but you could always flash back to 3.55 ofw via recover menu. and then go to the cfw of your choice. and then you should install rebug spoof. theres are good as they can be installed and uninstalled very easly. if you need a link check below

      http://rebug.me

    104. Annelies
      08-27-2011
      02:59 AM
      105

      What the hell happened to Varaques anyway?

    105. itskamel
      08-27-2011
      03:06 AM
      106

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      What the hell happened to Varaques anyway?
      was also wondering that myself. >.<

    106. john8997shore2
      04-26-2012
      10:57 AM
      107

      how can i get it on my ps3?
      my ps3 is running ofw 4.11

    107. DEFAULTDNB
      04-26-2012
      11:12 AM
      108

      Originally Posted by john8997shore2
      how can i get it on my ps3?
      my ps3 is running ofw 4.11
      Downgrade to 3.55 with a flasher such as E3 or Progskeet, then install it. It's the only way.

    108. john8997shore2
      04-27-2012
      09:09 AM
      109

      i might need help with a downgrade. i am not sure how to do all this. i am still new to all this hacking and stuff.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      i dont want it to cost money. i want this to be free if posiable.

    109. DEFAULTDNB
      04-27-2012
      09:21 AM
      110

      Not possible. Unless you have a friend who will do it for you gratis.

    110. JOshISPoser
      04-27-2012
      10:53 AM
      111

      i'm pretty sure about 95% of people asking if there is a downgrade at 4.11, can't flash their own console

    111. MR_M5
      06-27-2012
      03:22 AM
      112

      we need a program that signs package files :/

    112. DEFAULTDNB
      06-27-2012
      03:36 AM
      113

      Originally Posted by MR_M5
      we need a program that signs package files :/
      We have that.

      What we don't have is the 3.56+ keys to sign packages/eboots with.

    113. UnknownShinobi
      11-12-2013
      10:34 AM
      114

      Very nice work

    114. GregoryRasputin
      11-12-2013
      10:38 AM
      115

      Originally Posted by UnknownShinobi
      Very nice work
      This thread hasn't been posted in over a year and was dead, why the hell did you post in it >.<

    115. ICECOLDKILLAH
      11-12-2013
      11:07 AM
      116

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      This thread hasn't been posted in over a year and was dead, why the hell did you post in it >.<
      drugs? drunk? attention? higher count? bored? confused?
      so many reasons... but why do you the same?

    116. GregoryRasputin
      11-12-2013
      11:25 AM
      117

      Originally Posted by ICECOLDKILLAH
      but why do you the same?

      I never post in dead threads O.o

    117. ploggy
      11-12-2013
      11:38 AM
      118

      [MENTION=252165]ICECOLDKILLAH[/MENTION] free like for that Avatar

    118. itskamel
      11-12-2013
      11:58 AM
      119

      ahh yes, i remember this firmware, it was the best firmware every, im still using it.

    119. ICECOLDKILLAH
      11-12-2013
      12:16 PM
      120

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      I never post in dead threads O.o
      i just meant you also posted here and now this thread comes back to life again, as you see...

    120. GregoryRasputin
      11-12-2013
      12:19 PM
      121

      Originally Posted by ICECOLDKILLAH
      i just meant you also posted here and now this thread comes back to life again, as you see...

      The thread was brought back to life by [MENTION=260712]UnknownShinobi[/MENTION], so i was replying to an active thread...

    121. stuck?
      11-12-2013
      01:05 PM
      122

      Originally Posted by GregoryRasputin
      The thread was brought back to life by @UnknownShinobi, so i was replying to an active thread...
      Now it's inactive

      (feel free to leave open but I think it's just beating a dead horse now).

      THREAD CLOSED BECAUSE OF OBVIOUSNESS.