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PS3 Firmware 3.21 Locks Out More Features Beyond OtherOS?

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246w 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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#16 - livpool - 245w ago
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The thread title was a joke, relating to people being 'locked out' of their ps3's.

#15 - Ps3Rips - 245w ago
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So beside the official things listed in 3.21 what else is locked out? My point being, I'm confused by the thread title. It seems to state that other things have been added. Yet none are alluded to.

Yes it has regression bugs. Every firmware release does. Its virtually impossible to test a firmware release via the format QA process that Sony does against all of the variables of save files , messages, images, music etc that people store on the ps3 HDD's.

I just see the thread as a bit of a non-event. Look at every firmware release and within a day or so you'll have people saying I now can't login in. My Blue-Ray drive won't play. In that case every firmware locks out more than the official release notes.
Unless there is something definite you know has been added then I just think it must be a bit of a slow news day.

#14 - OGroteKoning - 246w ago
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What people tend to forget, is that it is not always the firmware that messes up the PS3's. sometimes it is the PS3 that has progressed past it's sell-by date or faulty components that just "go". Then DO NOT exclude the person in fron of the PS3 - sometimes he/she is the main cause of his/her PS3 giving problems!

#13 - GaijiL - 246w ago
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I think it's obvious that $ONY will lock more exploits in FW 3.21, and that's why I still stay in 3.15.

#12 - otarumx - 246w ago
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Yeah, I would love those kinds of things too setoku but I have seen that quite a bit of people got really angry because sony effectively cancelled the possibility of playing pirated games on the console with the removal of the otheros, I figure there are a bit of people that actually used the PS3 for Linux as a backup computer of sorts and for those people I feel for them but personally I rather use a PC for my emulation and video needs.


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