Frequently asked questions about custom firmware for Playstation PS3

Can I install a Custom Firmware to my PS3

It is up to you to ensure your PS3 is compatible with NOR and can be downgraded before you pay for this service. If you’re unsure about what this means or don’t know how to check, please get in touch and we will check for you.

What models can be set to 3.55 CFW?

If your console is one of the following, then it can be downgraded to 3.55 (lowest). You will first need to verify your model number, which is located underneath near the power supply.

FAT models


SLIM models

  • CECH-20XXA
  • CECH- 20XXB
  • CECH-21XXA
  • CECH-21XXB
  • CECH-25XXA/B

What happens when I send you my console?

All consoles dropped off or shipped to us will be completely stripped down and thoroughly cleaned of any dust before we install the firmware. When the unit is reassembled we will re-apply new Arctic MX-2 thermal compound to the CPU & GPU heatsinks. The unit will be reassembled and tested to ensure everything is working as it should be.

How do I know you’ve done the work?

I will supply photos of your PS3 showing before and after I’ve cleaned the unit. I’ll also send you a short video of the unit working on our 48” Samsung TV. This is for your peace of mind.

How long does it take?

Your console will be installed with a CFW that you require on the day I receive it and returned to you within 3-5 working days. Please get in touch if you need any package files installed

How much does it cost?

The price of £95.00 includes the work outlined above and return shipping to you, using Parcel Force signed for. You are responsible for the cost of securely shipping your console to us. If you require anything else installed please get in touch.

I think I need more storage space on my HD drive – can you help?

Yes. We can also upgrade your HD Drive if needed to allow more storage space, please click on “build your own PS3” for more options.

What Package files can you install?

We will install the package files below:

  1. Multiman
  2. PSN Patch
  3. Ninja
  4. Webman Games
  5. Toggle QA
  6. PSN Ninja
  7. Irisman

We work on the basis that honesty is the best policy

Everything will be explained to your clearly and you will always have the opportunity to ask me any questions you have.

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