[Answered] 3.21 Firmware uninstall or revert back?
I just got my first ps3 yesterday. I got it used off a guy on craigslist. He erased all the information from it saved games and settings, ect.. So when it started up i thought i needed to take the update because i didn't netflix on it anymore.
Now I'm bummed because I learned that all i needed was to go on netflix and order some dvd from them for the ps3. Now I want to monkey around with linux and other features which i guess this firmware disables. Is there a way to revert back to an older firmware? If so i would appreciate any info. I don't play games online so being part of the online ps3 network doesn't matter to me.
Alas no, there is no way currently to fully roll back the firmware on a retail system. Your best bet is to either wait, or try to get another system, and sell your current one (or perhaps swap it at a local game shop).
i'm just curious, when geohot's 3.21 firmware comes out, would it be possible to "sidegrade" to it? that is, reinstall the same version firmware, only this time it's not the official but geohots ver. that way the poor souls who upgraded can get their "other os" support back?
There is a rumour out there that EgoHot has not released the CFW yet because he is looking into reinstating the OtherOS for those with kids who upgraded without their parents' written concent LOL. There is a slim possibility that the firmware he intends to release might even give OtherOS to slim users... wait and see.