[TUTORIAL] HOW TO MAKE A PERSONALIZED CFW/MFW WITH PS3 MFW BUILDER
WARNING: THE FIRMWARES MADE WITH MFW BUILDER, CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON A PS3 RUNNING OFW 3.56 - OFW 4.70. UNLESS YOU HAVE PATCHED THE NOR OR NAND FLASH WITH A HARDWARE FLASHER. WILL NOT WORK ON PS3S WITH MINIMUM FIRMWARE VERSION 3.60 AND HIGHER. THE ANSWER IS NO!!! SO DON'T ASK, OR YOUR POST WILL BE DELETED (AND INFRACTION GIVEN).
To find out more on how to patch your PS3s Flash with a hardware flasher, to be able to install CFW. Go here or here.
I know lots of users would like to make their own custom or modified firmware. There is not much info on how to use PS3 MFW Builder, for noobs. I am in no way a dev, but I have learned the basics to use the builder. Whether you want to just add the noBD patch to your favorite CFW, so you can use apps and play games without a blu ray drive connected. Or if you want to start with the latest OFW as a base, and create your own personalized CFW/MFW. This guide will show you what needs to be done.
Before we start, I want everyone to know. You should not use this guide unless you have a hardware flasher! Although there is not much risk with simple patches like bypass RSOD, or removing BD or BT firmware. If you are going to be trying to make an all out personalized MFW, be prepared to brick your PS3! With that being said, I hope you have fun with this great program.
I AM IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING YOU DO TO YOUR PS3! I AM JUST SHARING MY EXPERIENCES WITH YOU!
Intro - Getting to know about CFW/MFW
I don't want to just be like "do this and this, now you are done". You should really read some of these links I am about to give.
Info on PS3 Update .PUP files:
Some info on MFW Builder:
All credits goes to the guys (and gals) that posted all the info in those links. By using Google, you can actually find lots more info about MFW Builder.
Download and install -
First download MFW Builder installer here. Follow the instructions on that page to download, install, run, and update.
[attention]To use this video with OFW 4.70, you will have to replace the keys file with (THIS ONE HERE), located at where you pointed PS3_KEYS in settings.
keys file MIRROR LINK
E.G. - C:/Users/(your user)/Program Files/RedDotCity & PS3Hax/PS3MFW Builder v1/Combined/.ps3/data/keys[/attention]
NOTE: Your antivirus might want to quarantine some of the .exe files, and/or the Install Our MFW Builder.exe. This is most likely the reason so many have had problems getting it to work. So make exceptions in your antivirus for them. I have Norton and used Norton Insight to tell it to trust all the .exe files. Also in Settings of Norton Internet Security I made it exclude the program folder and all sub folders at C:Program Files/RedDotCity & PS3Hax.
The different tasks you choose, will patch different things. If you patch the wrong things, it could brick your PS3.
The tasks I chose to make my Playerkp420 4.66 CFW-v1.00 are as follows:
Here is a video of me making my 4.66 CFW:md5 = BD3752C037DB9F786AA445CD862C3675
PS3MFW Features Enabled:
[4.xx] Patch vsh[.self]
[4.xx] Patch to allow running of unsigned applications!
[4.xx] Patch to add ReactPSN online/offline, From habib!
Patch for Ingame Screenshots [4.46 to 4.6x]
Patch Photo Category Ingame (If Selected Dont Enable Permanent)
[4.xx] Patch lv0!
[4.xx] Patch lv0 using habib's patterns! [Deselect if Cobra or Any other = ON!]
[4.xx] Patch lv1!
[4.xx] Patch using habib's patterns! [Also used for Cobra!]
[4.xx] Mmap out lv1!
[4.xx] Patch lv1 to skip ACL Checks!
[4.xx] Patch lv1 to remove Intergrity Check!
[4.xx] Patch lv2!
[4.xx] Patch lv2 for peek&poke Access!
[4.xx] Patch nas_plugin[.sprx]!
[4.xx] Patch to allow installation of pseudo-retail packages
[4.xx] Patch using Habib's patterns! [includes debug pkg]
[4.xx] Patch spu's & spp!
[4.xx] Patch spu_token_processor[.self]
[4.xx] Patch spp_verifier[.self]
[4.xx] Patch spu_pkg_rvk_Verifier[.self] ! Select Only this Patch for a DB OFW Build Incl it's LV0 Patch!
[4.xx] Patch XMB -- add app_home and install packages
[3.xx&4.xx] Add "Install Package Files" icon to the XMB Game Category
[3.xx&4.xx] Add "/app_home" icon to the XMB Game Category
Change default "Air Paint" theme
Replace coldboot audio/video files (USE CAUTION) [COLOR="#FF0000"]To make your own custom coldboot, follow this VIDEO.
[If you would like to add more customs, you can use this guide to get the files you need. http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=79068.]
Patch PUP (Change version and more!)
If you are having problems, feel free to post your question. Be as detailed as possible.
If you would like to use one of my MFWs, here are the links and md5s. Always check the md5 hash to verify it downloaded correctly, with Playstation Pup Check+ [MD5 verify] By DEFAULTDNB
Download: Playerkp420 4.66 MFW-v1.00
md5 = BD3752C037DB9F786AA445CD862C3675
Download: Playerkp420 4.66 noBD MFW
md5 = 4AD3A9B451C03D0E0444A1868191C3CA
Download: Playerkp420 4.70 MFW
md5 = 8C21E25AB3F30CA5C3C9E8041ADBDC12
Download: Playerkp420 4.70 noBD MFW
md5 = AD191ACDEA6ECA8D94D9622FAB37610A
How to add noBD patches to any CFW.
If you don't have a blu ray drive, usually you can not play any games or use any apps. If you follow this video, you can add the noBD patches that allow playing apps without a married Blu Ray drive. Also, can add RSOD bypass and/or Remove Bluetooth Firmware.
I was going to list some thanks to users. But I did not want to forget anyone. So I will just say thanks and all credits go to anyone and everyone that has had anything to do with MFW Builder (past & present). Also thanks to all the developers of CFW and homebrew apps. Without you guys, we would be lost.
Last edited by playerkp420; 03-12-2015 at 06:37 PM.
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