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


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252w 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
0x3137C0DE -- 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

Changelog:

• 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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#46 - linus00 - 252w ago
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I tried with the PS3 Proxy server but I can't connect I always get the update message from my console, any ideas

I have a japanese Fat PS3.

#45 - Xannadu - 252w ago
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I was really hoping this would turn out to be an April fold joke. I cannot believe Sony would actually take away functionality we paid for in the first place. Time to Proxy Server for now!

#44 - Limace - 252w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Babaz54 View Post
Is it possible to buy something in PSN when you use Proxy Bypass ? There are some risk ?

Been using Logans proxy for a few hours now and havn't got disconnected once

#43 - danky - 252w ago
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I am online with 3.15, I used Logan5's tool

#42 - silencephaze - 252w ago
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What i reported about last night infact does not work when you start a online game with the Logan5 tool proxy off you have to have it started. I find the Logan5's Tool work flawlessly i will be trying out that PRoxi by nighthawk today. Anyone using the Nighthawk tool right now? I couldn't get the old ps3 proxy tool working on windows 7 for some reason. I had the common error most people have -miss the .net framework.

#41 - moneymaker - 252w ago
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It's a nonsense, a completely useless move other than unpopular, PS3 machines able to be used in production of security concerns for them are already out and fully working.

Or...vulnerability was in online features at this point, with this move it's likely they've plainly told us that.

But at this point is useless, they are going to loose the console war and they've dig their grave with their own hands.

This is not Japan style, there is no "honor" into such a move.

Shame on you Sony.

#40 - proskopina - 252w ago
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Sony is brewing a storm, GeoHot made it onto hack a day and various other places a little less public.

could get interesting..

#39 - yuco91 - 252w ago
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hi guys. Where can I find the file ps3-updatelist.txt for European PS3? thx

#38 - Edmarts - 252w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by silencephaze View Post
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!


You did not need to install anything more than the LG5? Here stays the same error in compatibility mode.

#37 - PS3 News - 252w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by knocturnal81 View Post
just got the LG5tool file and says there is a file missing or is invalid or somethin so can't do this

Chances are, you are missing MSWINSCK.OCX which you can download here or grab the .rar file attached below with it included:

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