Well, it makes me wonder if people are so dumb and will try to connect to PSN. I don't believe that Sony wont find out, there will always be something which is being send while connecting and Sony will ban the MAC address of your PS3.
I mean, although you fake your firmware version, auth and vsh, I don't believe this will be totaly bulletproof. It doesn't mean that Sony won't swing their ban hammer just because they didn't do it until now, with all the jailbreak users (the dumb one), who go online.
This will be great news, once all the bugs are ironed out we should be able to play 3.5 games without any probs. I dont care about PSN so its not a problem for me! No more hours/days trying to get games to work/not with patches, params eboot & all the rest of the crap
A payload created by Xoeo at ps3yes.com has created a working payload that allows for connecting to PSN and online game play. Use at your own risk.
So far only HEX's for PS3Yes have been released, but they are based on AT90USB162, running 16Mhz, so other clones can directly use these files! HEX file attached is mixture from both PL3 and Hermes payloads.
This is not a solution but only a band aid. Spoofing the newer firmware doesn't open up newer features presented in newer firmwares and may be required to run games in the future. Some people right now who refuse to upgrade from 3.15 (because they want Linux), can't run games that require 3.41+. Spoofing and playing with the IFO files doesn't fix the fact that the newer firmware has newer features that is required.