Shalom everyone! After reviewing the information that Home v0.8.3 sends, I've found something that will affect this thread, either in a good way, or a bad way.
What this is, is when the PS3 tries to contact a0.ww.np.dl.playstation.net:443, it sends and receives this thing called: "Client Key Exchange, Change Cipher Spec, Encrypted Handshake"
What this means is the PS3 is contacting Sony's servers, at 126.96.36.199, and if we can somehow get Alex's information, or if we can get into the PS3 or somehow get the PS3 to send it the correct information, or if we can figure out some way to decrypt the "handshake" and get through the update phase, then we can actually get Home working.
All we have to do to Sony's servers or the PS3 is fool their servers to either think that we have the latest firmware and that we are beta users!
I don't know much about computers or game consoles/fooling a program to think we have a different firmware, but if anyone does, please say so!
What I basically said was the only way we can access Home probably would be by fooling Sony's servers to think that we have FW v0.8.6, while we actually have FW v0.8.3.
What happens when you try to access Home/get onto the servers is the PS3 talks with Sony's servers and it sends and receives encrypted information that is called: "Client Key Exchange, Change Cipher Spec, Encrypted Handshake" so, there isn't much of a chance of us getting Home working.
On the other hand, I think I know how to bypass that pesky thing that makes you update your PS3 (e.g. firmware updates, for those who don't know what I'm talking about) and I know how to put whatever you want up in the Information Board, but I think other people have already found that out.