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PS3 Firmware 3.21 Update Arrives, It Only Does Less Than It Did!

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229w ago - As scheduled, today the PS3 Firmware 3.21 update is available for download and as Sony previously confirmed it disables the OtherOS functionality in an effort to make the PlayStation 3 entertainment system more secure.

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PS3 hacker GeoHot ([Register or Login to view links] to [Register or Login to view links]) has promised a solution to those who hold off updating their console which may include PS3 Custom Firmware alongside a [Register or Login to view links] open-source PS3 RSX driver rumored to be in development.

More details to come as they are available, including a full PS3 Firmware version 3.21 changelog. At the moment, all that is available from the [Register or Login to view links] site according to [Register or Login to view links] is the following, to quote: "Firstly it appears the quality of of PlayStation format software from the Store has been improved, presumably referring to the PS1 functionality (FFIX?).

Secondly, it appears that the security of MP4 video playback has been boosted too, removing some vulnerabilities."

RSX objects:

0x0 -- 0x30 -- NV01_NULL
0x31337000 -- 0x4097 -- NV40TCL
0x31337303 -- 0x39 -- NV_MEMORY_TO_MEMORY_FORMAT
0x31337A73 -- 0x309E -- NV40_SWIZZLED_SURFACE
0x313371C3 -- 0x3062 -- NV40_CONTEXT_SURFACES_2D
0x3137AF00 -- 0x3089 -- NV40_SCALED_IMAGE_FROM_MEMORY
0x31337808 -- 0x308A -- NV40_IMAGE_FROM_CPU


• The [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features have been deleted.
• The playback quality of some PlayStation® format software that is downloaded (as a purchase or for free) from PlayStation®Store has been improved.
• A security patch was added to address security vulnerabilities that may occur when playing MP4 format video files.

Finally, those who don't plan to update may want to check out the guides on How to Bypass PS3 Firmware 3.21 and Connect to PSN.

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silencephaze's Avatar
#111 - silencephaze - 228w ago
NO disrespect dude, but windows 7 is as bad as updating. Windows XP is where piracy flourishes. Only downside is the amount of viruses on it.
Nah man windows xp is outdated its time for you to try windows 7 i will never go back! Windows 7 has Xp mode if i want to run xp stuff. Also windows 7 will be cracked fully soon and it will be better than xp for piracy. Not that i use it for that anyways..

I have question also? Since Sony has removed the OtherOS from the ps3 does this mean if a person skips that frame-ware update, does that mean if you install the next firmware whatever one it is will the firmware still remove the OtherOS?

Grasshopper's Avatar
#110 - Grasshopper - 228w ago
Edmarts i am on Windows 7 x64 and its work flawlessly! I only had that erorr with the ps3 proxy program on windows 7.

Edit: i am even using the internet on my ps3 while my ps3 is using the LG5 program to bypass the update!
NO disrespect dude, but windows 7 is as bad as updating. Windows XP is where piracy flourishes. Only downside is the amount of viruses on it.

moneymaker's Avatar
#109 - moneymaker - 228w ago
How would one go about hosting their own dns server on a local computer that works as well as the famed dns server working around 3.21 update?
It will work if you can set it up to act for every address as a relay of a good and fully updated dns server keeping only one address to translate directly (the one we know)...

silencephaze's Avatar
#108 - silencephaze - 229w ago
I can confirm with the latest version of Ps3 proxi R3 i can go online and game on killzone 2, download demos from playstation store and access the playstation store!

livpool's Avatar
#107 - livpool - 229w ago
i think the intent of getting the PSN details (login/pass) is to spend the money you already put on there + if you have your account details on it still, they can put hundreds of dollars on PSN to spend spend spend.

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