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PS3 Firmware 3.60 System Software Update Live, Details Arrive


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176w 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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talentednz's Avatar
#17 - talentednz - 176w ago
I wonder if the update will fix the problem of being stuck in 3.56 factory/service mode.

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#16 - elser1 - 176w ago
i don't see no cloud crap for + users... WTF GTH sony.

skribblenauts's Avatar
#15 - skribblenauts - 176w ago
Hahaha Sony!!! WOW! I just wanted to point out that I received an email from Sony telling me that jailbreak software/backups/homebrew existed on my PS3 and to restore to original settings or be banned from PS3... bleh bleh blah.

Before I received this email, I had already disabled my Network settings for at least 1 month. I had never logged in after the email I received, mainly because I did not want to upgrade FW.

I logged into PSN with the DNS trick today after the PSN went back up, my PS3 is not banned. In fact, I bought Black Ops: First Strike DLC.

Stupid Sony.

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#14 - jedaking - 176w ago
disk space is almost free anyway, who needs that?
You never heard of YLOD?? it is nice to have you saves on a server all ready for a new console, if that ever happen lol.. but you just use your hdd.

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#13 - prabal34 - 176w ago
Okay thanks. I was trying to avoid that lol. I guess I will get back on the phone tomorrow.

I had switched drives out because I was trying to update to a SSD and I ended up formatting my original drive to put into a laptop. The reason for this is because my GF needed the laptop for school work so I figured I would wait a few days to install the PS3 firmware and enjoy faster load times in GT5 but I guess I got screwed.

Thanks for your help. I was trying to avoid giving Sony an earful but it looks like nothing else will work.

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