***which firmware to choose? Geohot, Wutangrza, Waninkoko, kmeaw ***READ HERE**
whats the difference btwn them?
and which one is the best? and why is it the best?
*yes, i'm a noob -__-*
i ll stick this thread and make it as example so people stop asking about it.
Firstly know before hand that, there is no "Best" Frimware, it is the best if he does what you want it to do.
So lets start with Geohot CFW, Geohot CFW has the ability to launch signed homebrew using geo and f0f tools, it doesn't have any kind of patching, therefor lv2 is unpatched not allowing you to run backups, unless you use any of the methods to compile a game into a pkg using PSN_Package_NPDRM.
- Geohot CFW:
- No backup managers.
- only signed homebrew.
Wutangrza/Flukes1 CFW came after geohots CFW, the intention was to add peek and poke to lv2, that got us on a several testings over the days and a few bricks, then flukes found that lv1 controlled lv2 so another approach was used, it was finally accomplished by flukes, and the method revealed by him, wutangrza followed his instructions to build the firmware, with this signed homebrew would still be possible like with geohots CFW with the added improvement of peek and poke, no syscalls yet.
- No backup managers working (later working by using kmeaw patch)
- only signed homebrew
- Peek and poke was added to lv2
By the same time this was released, Waninkoko released his 3.55 CFW version that hard patched lv2 without checking lv1 first, which lead to a massive brick in the last days, but some of the machines survived, it was random bricks, they would happen out of the blue. This CFW had peek and poke integrated and makes use of syscall 36 that allows the use of backup managers.
- Launch signed homebrew
- Backup managers working
- peek and poke and syscall 36 added
- High percentage of Bricks (do not use this firmware, only do if you are sure it won't brick your machine)
Kmeaw CFW, a day after the release of wutangrza CFW, out of the blue came Kmeaw with PL3 implementation into a little PKG, it would inject pl3 into memory so people using Wutangrza CFW could start using syscall 36 and using backup managers.
Now kmeaw not only released this little package, he also released his own CFW with PL3 implemented (similar to what wutangrza CFW), that allows for backup managers Peek and poke and all the goodies.
- Backup managers Working
- Launch signed homebrew
- peek and poke added as well as syscall 36
So by this description i would say use what you want but avoid waninkoko, if i would recomend one i would say Wutangrza + lv2 patch by kmeaw.
EDIT 1 [13-06-2011]
Since this is a bit outdated i decided to add some new CFWs, only one Firmware can be added to this list which is Rebug.
Rebug is a firmware that aims to bring all the debug features to our retail machines, while it didn't achieve such level, some of the debug features still don't work, its a firmware that is worth mentioning, because right now this firmware might be the best around.
- all backup managers working
- Launch signed homebrew
- has all the patches implemented in lv1 and lv2
- comes with pre installed features like BDemu and rebug selector
Can be added with PS3MFW
- otherOS++ patch to install linux
It was released some time ago by Levand a PUP with the sole purpose of running linux which is called OtherOS++
- Ads support for linux
make it sticky
Waninkoko's / Kmeaw Cfw freeze a lot,
usually after you exit a game among other things.
Waninkoko's Cfw use syscall 6 & 7, same as PL3 dev payload
PL3 famous for Random Xmb crashes....
It's not really worth the hassle of the freezing....
better stay on 3.41 & 3.55 Geohot cfw
I've been using kmew since it came out and have not experienced any freezing or lock ups. Just saying.
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are you sure about waninkoko using syscall 6 and 7?
WutangRZ is the winner works 100% with lv2 patcher, i love it!
I have a cechxxx phat from 2008
It works great with 3.55 ofw/wutang/geo/kmeaw
I have three ps3 harddrives
I have formatted them all the same and installed all the same programs on each
Now I can freely swap them
I have a 160 ,120 and an 80gb
The 160 is from my slim and I swapped that with the one from my demo ps3 that I turned into retail
So it seems that any hd from any ps3 can be put in with that combo
The ps3 does the formatting and all I have to do is plug in usb sticks and update ,install pkgs and copy my games
nfs hot pursuit is just a little smoother coming in and out of the turns running off the hd
BTW thanxx to ps3hax for helping me accomplish this
I am one happy camper now
Telling about safety and full working, the best is Kmeaw CFW....I installed it some days ago using lv2 patcher to run backup managers. But now, thank to the new Gaia Manager (which has lv2 patcher integrated), I don't need anymore lv2 patcher. Moreover I can even play online my backup (but I don't cuz possible ban). Finally I can say that now is like in the past when we had dongles. Now we have the same functionality but without dongles...
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