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PS3 Firmware 3.21 Locks Out More Features Beyond OtherOS?

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247w ago - Update: Sony has now told [Register or Login to view links] that despite widespread reports they have seen no evidence of damage caused by the PS3 Firmware 3.21 update.

Sony has already upset some users by removing the "Install OtherOS" with its PS3 Firmware 3.21 update, and based on reports from the official [Register or Login to view links] a sizable number of PS3 users have run into issues since updating to PlayStation 3 Firmware version 3.21 as well.

Problems after installing the update range from folks not being able to log into PSN or load a disc after the update to users not being able to turn on their PS3 at all - some have even reported freezing during the update process.

Of course, there's also lots of users that have updated without any issues whatsoever, and the problems don't seem to have yet drawn an official response from Sony.

Let us know how things worked out for you in the comments below.

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#31 - Grasshopper - 244w ago
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This whole firmware updating really defeats PS3 of being a console. I understand that Sony are trying to protect themselves from Piracy, but it also has the potential to brick your machine.

A console is supposed to be a machine you pop a game into and you play it. It sucks that this current generation of gaming makes you jump through hoops to have freedom to do whatever you like on your own machine.

If you don't upgrade, you can't play the latest games, if you do upgrade, you lose the option of enjoying some linux and bd-j.

As a friend to me 'You don't own your Ps3, Sony does'.

#30 - MajestacaL - 246w ago
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Updated my launch console... bought the day of release and no issues on any PS updates so far, hope I didn't jinx myself though sorry for the bad luck people are experiencing

#29 - SolidSnakeEyes - 246w ago
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I've had no problems with 3.21.

#28 - inginear - 246w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by fun4you2008 View Post
That likely means they are running out of older refurb PS3 units very quickly, and one day, may not even be able to offer anything but a refurb slim unit.

if you send an older model in to sony, then they do owe you an older model in return. just because an older ps3 is out of warranty does not mean that the value of the older models have also depreciated down to the level of the new ps3s.

#27 - spark32 - 246w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by grimfand View Post
Anyone using the proxy hack have issues using features of psn? I heard you can't get game updates, is that true?

To get the Game Update while using proxy, disable the proxy, then load up the game, it will prompt you to update, then download the update. After the game has updated, exit the game, load up the proxy again, and sign back into PSN.


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