PS3 Firmware (System Software) Update 3.61 is Released!


153w ago - Today VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware (System Software) update 3.61 is now released!

The PS3 3.61 update uses the same keys as 3.60, which can be obtained by dumping the PlayStation 3 RAM when lv0 puts them into lv1 space.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.61 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.61 Update (EU) / Guide on How to Change Your PSN Password

Additionally, Eurogamer has confirmed that PSN is scheduled to go live at 1AM (GMT) and Kazuo Hirai has posted an official PlayStation Network restoration announcement video (below).

To quote: We have been working on a new PS3 system software update that requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.

If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN.





This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.

We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online. The release of this update is a critical step as we work to make PlayStation Network significantly more secure. Thank you for your continued support and patience.







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azaxsyn's Avatar
#21 - azaxsyn - 153w ago
still getting the maintenance message...

ZoukJonas's Avatar
#20 - ZoukJonas - 153w ago
I GOT THE UPDATES, BUT STILL NOT ABLE TO PLAY, I'm from Finland..

But today is also Finland vs Sweden FINAL!!! So that's more important.!!

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#19 - HeyManHRU - 153w ago
...or you can sell your 3.55 CFW PS3 and buy the games on your Legitimate PS3.

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#18 - madmax69 - 153w ago
I've just watched the video , synically am thinking this has been an opperunity Sony have created themselves to prevent CFW and mfw units being able to go online with hacks , what better way to fix it by creating a security scare like this take all servers offline and rebuild they full service , with their new security levels who will take the risk now ??

Any way doesn't bother me too much I have two ps3 and happy to stay on 3.55 CFW with one unit and use my ofw unit for buying FIFA and cod .

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#17 - PS3 News - 153w ago
Yep, the updated one is located here for whoever wishes to keep checking it: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/14/play-on-%E2%80%93-psn-restoration-begins-now/













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