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PS3 Firmware 3.60 System Software Update Live, Details Arrive


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197w ago - As previously reported, Sony has now put their PS3 Firmware 3.60 system software update live.

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PlayStation Plus subscribers can now backup their save files via Cloud online storage, which allows users to store up to 150MB of save data or 1,000 save files (whichever comes first).

The PS3 Firmware 3.60 update also allows users to select a timer for their PlayStation 3 controllers through the addition of a new menu option to set the amount of time before the PS3 controller powers off due to inactivity.

According to PS3 hacker [Register or Login to view links], Sony removed all the loaders in the PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.60 update as well. Below are some relevant Tweets, as follows:

Wow, in 3.60, Sony removed all the loaders, no more isoldr/lv1ldr/lv2ldr/appldr.. but they added lv0.2! Seems they found a way to secure PS3.

We already have the metldr key, the thing is that they don't use metldr anymore, at all!

They can't update or remove it, but very surprisingly, they just bypassed it, it's there but unused..

Humm, looks like lv0.2 is just the SCE header of lv0, just like the spkg, it doesn't contain code in itself... just resigned with securely..

LV0.2 is just the new metadata for lv0 (one encrypted and signed using new bootloader keys (for future consoles)

Nope, no sarcasm.. of course, nothing is secure, but the flaws they had before seem to all be fixed. at least at first glance..

For now, it looks to me (at first glance) that the ps3 has been resecured, but it doesn't mean it can't be broken again from scratch..

btw, just thought about something.. metldr could still be used, but the ldrs are inside lv0 instead of being in separate files, that's all..

Sony’s 3 step solution: 1 – secure firmware update (3.56), 2 – secure firmware decryption (3.60), 3 – secure psn: change psn protocol (3.6x)




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#57 - demologik - 196w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Godinster View Post
Okay so my girlfriend hit yes to the update and my system is trying to install the update. She realized what she did and quickly turned it off but as soon as I turn the PS3 on, it says installing patch. Is there a way to cancel this? I've tried hitting circle and the PS button to no avail. I'll obviously lose my jailbreak stuff if this goes through so I really need to find a way to stop the install if possible.

try a few things.. see if you can get your console to go into recovery mode on boot.. or see if you can still use a dongle to enter factory/ service mode.. it all depends on what fw you're on.. i would have my gf buy me a used ps3 that has no current fw on it, to replace the one she broke, as well.

#56 - Chivafighter - 196w ago
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look sony is stupid, but not that stupid, they have talented engineers/IT's working under them as we have talented engineers/IT's helping us. Sony sure as heck know that people are using the Spoofer, FcKPSN and the DNS trick. When will they take action, who knows, but they will. As the story continues, we will win some, they will win some.

#55 - Godinster - 196w ago
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Okay so my girlfriend hit yes to the update and my system is trying to install the update. She realized what she did and quickly turned it off but as soon as I turn the PS3 on, it says installing patch. Is there a way to cancel this? I've tried hitting circle and the PS button to no avail. I'll obviously lose my jailbreak stuff if this goes through so I really need to find a way to stop the install if possible.

#54 - GrandpaHomer - 197w ago
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If I'm not mistaken - the "Stop PlayTV Recording" option in the (long press) PS button menu is the new feature of 3.60 as well, right?

#53 - pepijndamen - 197w ago
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I don't get it. I thought metldr was the first loader in the system and it was in ROM on the CPU die, so you won't be able to update it except for in a Sony factory or if you're really skilled and got the right tools?

 

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