172w ago - Update: Several users who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.42 have now confirmed (along with Sony directly) that Sony has indeed added 'additional security features' and patched the PS3 exploit used for PS JailBreak, PSGroove and PSFreedom as expected so it is advised you do NOT update if you plan to use them.
For those who just signed in to PlayStation Network, PS3 Firmware update 3.42 is now available to download.
While we can speculate on whether Sony blocked PS JailBreak with it, etc feel free to grab it below and report in the comments any changes you notice and we will update the news accordingly.
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True... if the log is stored on the HDD then a swap may keep you safe. Something tells me it's not that easy tho, IIRC the XBOX360 stored gameID on NAND so maybe it's the same here. Not 100% knowledgeable about these things, but I have been learning a LOT in the last week!
I think what the other posters were getting at about using 2 different HDD is this your system is running FW3.41 you have 2 HDD one for online for retail copies and one for backup copies. What they are getting at is not that the FW is stored on the HDD but the LOG file that sony looks at to ban the consoles from PSN? Where is that log filed stored at?
So i finally was able to get my board for a good price and actually have it shipped out on the same day. Brilliant
Not so brilliant was finding out my house mate updated the console when I was out.
Just wondering if there is going to be any sort of solution for those of us who have updated to 3.42. Is the door well and truly slammed shut or is there any hope that with all these detailed LVL2 dumps etc that are starting to come out, there may be some possibility of a downgrader.
If there is no chance of a downgrader, could it be something as simple as changing the offset values on the PsGroove software to match with the current firmware.
As you can imagine guys, I'm fuming..... really dont want to have to buy another PS3.
Nope - not possible - part of FW is still stored inside of the PS3's flash memory.
Nope - most likely 3.30 or lower at the moment. Sony is not a wizard to magiaclly update all PS3's firmwares already in stock at retailers
This will indeed work only for FW 1 or few versions bellow current 3.42 - e.g. 3.41 and MAYBE one more bellow that too. It's fully controllable by Sony unfortunatelly. No chance you'll get online with 3.15 or lower FW anymore.
Sadly - this will most definitelly NOT protect you from being detected and later on baned - both your PSN ID(s) as well as whole PS3 - as Sony can see from the internal logs what you've been doing with your PS3 even while offline ... !
Wana changelog? Here it is: "Improved playback for some PS3 titles" ... (Read: No more JailBreak)