[Answered] Maybe we shouldn't upgrade to PS3 firmware 1.10?
Hi. Does anyone have information as to whether folks like Dark_Alex will be looking at getting various PSP Exploits to work on PS3 soon after launch? Clearly it is HEAVILY based on the PSP OS, and as a result could be prone to the same type of LIBTIFF and other exploits that have been used on PSP.
The point of the question:
Should I not upgrade from 1.00 firmware to 1.10 immediately if I do manage to get a PS3 on Friday? Part of me is afraid there will be a workable 1.00 exploit, and those of us that upgrade could regret it. I would be shocked if there isn't a hole in 1.0.
It seems to me that Sony would be stupid not to be using their experience in firmware updates and software exploits from the PSP in securing the PS3. What better way to do that than by utilizing the same process for handling the firmware updates, and same code for viewing TIFFs, etc. As a software developer myself it would shock me if they are developing from two entirely different trees, or patching similar pieces of code in the PS3 firmware with fixes they've used on PSP.
That said, I am sure the trees are quite divergent now. With the huge number of extra features that the PS3 offers incorporated, it only seems more likely that holes exist in early firmwares for PS3 than in existing PSP code...
piggymouth: read up on the net about fixes for bricked 360s, they are out there.