Notes: Firmware 3.15, 3.41 and 3.55 only, and if you have any issues change -C:\Users\Adam- to your user name and don't use the shortcut.
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Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. is a peripherals manufacturer for various video game consoles headquartered in San Diego, California. It produces a wide range of accessories including control pads, memory cards, connection cables and other human interface devices.
They have issues with all peripheral's 2008 and older with the 3.50 firmware and later on the ps3. They are a world leading peripheral manufacturer whom acquired Joytech and Tritton Technologies. They were also commissioned by Capcom to produce FightSticks and FightPads for Street Fighter IV.
ih8Jelsoft, MadCatz don't produce third party peripherals that were flammable or knock-off, there also a registered Company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange but thats not good enough for Sony who blocked a large section of there peripherals dated before 2008 on there 3.50 and above firmware. I think enough said.
Why would you even have your CFW PS3 connected to the net in the first place? It's not like the PSN works on them anymore. Who cares what the TOS says or what backdoor rootkits Sony may have in the 3.55 FW version... if you aren't connected to the net and disable the PS3's net connection then you have nothing to worry about.
No internet = closed system, and there is absolutely nothing Sony can do to the PS3.
Sony doesn't have a Spy satellight GrandpaHomer but they did have The Sony BMG CD copy protection scandal and commercially-backed spyware and rootkit implimented in there product's in the past.
As a result, a number of parties have filed lawsuits against Sony BMG; the company ended up recalling all the affected CDs; and greater public attention was drawn to the issue of commercially-backed spyware and rootkits. Additionally, further investigation revealed that Sony had created its copyright protection software, in part, using LAME code written by Jon Lech Johansen, violating the GNU Lesser General Public License.
I think enough said about Sony.
ih8Jelsoft i never said they never checked the logs, checking logs from server side and monitoring the PS3 function for authentication, copy protection purposes are quite diffrent. Do you really think sony never implamented any form of backdoor in 3.55 then your a bigger fool than i thought, do you think sony decided to lie on there latest Terms and conditions when installing 3.55 OFW its there in black and white.
Bottom line is sony are covering there behind so that no legal action can be taken when they added the AUTHENTICATION feature's such as system monitoring/diagnostics. re-read section four of the 3.55 TOC. They already implamented Silent install in recent firmwares even though its was optional, in 3.60 its no longer optional, changes are made to the users ps3 without the users permission. SCE reserves the right to use any other authentication or security system, or method in connection with the PS3TM system. I think i made my point.
ps: you never really countered anything, Each TOC is diffrent depending on firmware version and what system feature's where added or removed at the time. Unless you mean PSN TOC which is also diffrent depending what sony specifed in there latest PSN updates within the system.
privatus: The "third party" peripherals that got blocked were flammable knock-off DualShock controllers. There are no licensed devices that were blocked. You want to use a cheap Chinese knock-off controller that'll catch fire, that's your prerogative.
You're deluding yourself if you think Sony won't check what a 3.41 console has been running. If a 3.41 is connected to the internet, I'm fairly sure that $ony will poll the device's logs whether or not you sign in.
Homebrew compatibilty? Any homebrew that by now hasn't been built using updated tools is called abandonware. Could you give some examples?
I also have my own experience with my second ps3 which i lost some third party compatibility. for example Sony did block some third party devices ie some unofficial controllers and arcade sticks.
I would certinly send you multiple links which clearly states there is compatability issues with 3.55 why would you update to a firmware that reduces the compatability of devices it accepts. Regarding PSN Sony require the user to accept there TOC if you dont accept you don't break the TOC agreement they cant prove you seen it therefor they hesitate on banning the user whom never agreed to there terms.