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PS3 Firmware (System Software) Update 3.61 is Released!


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165w 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 [Register or Login to view links] by dumping the PlayStation 3 RAM when lv0 puts them into lv1 space.

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Additionally, [Register or Login to view links] has confirmed that PSN is scheduled to go live at 1AM (GMT) and Kazuo Hirai has [Register or Login to view links] 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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#16 - d3adliner - 165w ago
No, PSN is should be down for everyone. They announced the restoration of the network for every region, what you can read in post #6.

The image in that post is not updated.

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#15 - PS3 News - 165w ago
I updated and now i get the message to change password... BUT HOW???
PSN is reported as back in the Northeast US so it won't be long before it hits other areas as well... that said, once it is back for you simply do the following to change the password, from: eurogamer.net/articles/2011-05-15-how-to-change-your-psn-password
After downloading and installing PlayStation 3 firmware 3.61, all PlayStation Network users are required to change their passwords. Here's how to do it.

First, sign in by entering your sign in ID (email address) and password for you PSN account. Sony wants you to make sure you can receive messages at this email address.

Select OK from the screen that asks you to change your password. A screen for entering a new password is displayed. Then, follow the on-screen instructions. After you've changed your password, you'll be able to sign in to PSN.

Now, you may encounter a number of issues along the way.

If the screen for entering a new password is not displayed, your PS3 has never been activated on PSN using your account. Sony will send an email to your registered email address in this case. That email will take you to a website to change your password.

If you've forgotten your password - and, let's be honest, we use so many these days it's easy to do so - then you have to change it from the PSN website.

Hit sign in under PSN on the XMB, select "forgot your password?" on the sign in screen, enter your sign in ID (email address) and your date of birth, then hit "continue". Again, Sony wants you to make sure that you can receive messages at this email address.

Check your email address is correct, then select "confirm". An email will be sent to your registered email address. Follow that to change your password. Once done, sign in to PSN like you mean it.

Oh, and don't forget, if the PSN account you're using is a sub account, you may be required to first sign in using the master account that governs it to change the password.

Phew! That's it. Sony is in the process of fully restoring PSN services as we speak. Online gaming is expected to hit Europe soon.

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#14 - SwordOfWar - 165w ago
Kaz Hirai thinks he is so kool with his "gun" hand motion, lulz.

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#13 - oVERSoLDiER - 165w ago
No, PSN is should be down for everyone. They announced the restoration of the network for every region, what you can read in post #6.

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#12 - avojps24 - 165w ago
anyone can confirm if it is up in California?

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