PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 Arrives, Adds Security Patch


176w ago - Update: CodeTwink has confirmed that PS3 Firmware update version 3.55 blocked access to lv2 kernel "execute" access, however, if you can patch back in a method to lv1_write_htab_entry, you can re-enable this area.

Today Sony Network Operations Americas VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware update v3.55 has arrived and simply adds a security patch.

Download: PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 (US) / PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 (EU)

More details are posted below, and to quote: "A new PS3 system software update, v3.55, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch."

As expected, the PS3 Firmware 3.55 update works with the E3 Card Reader so you are still able to put the PS3 in Factory/Service Mode, however, Sony has revoked lv2diag.self file_1 patching the ability to downgrade (via PSDowngrade or PSGrade) or JailBreak PlayStation 3 consoles on Firmware above version 3.50.

Currently it is possible for PS Downgrade / JailBreak users to exit the PS3 Factory/Service Mode and get back to a normal Retail PS3 console using the lv2diag.self file_2.

Finally, although not recommended for PS3 homebrew fans, PS3 Firmware 3.55 is a mandatory update for those seeking to use PSN.

While some have reported the various bypass methods are temporarily working, more promising solutions include PS3 hackers continuing work on decrypting PS3 Firmware 3.50 with version 3.55 next in their sights.





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#58 - Kellog - 176w ago
At Kellog
The question is what your goal with the two PS3s is.

Do you want to have Homebrew and backups (H&B) on one or both?

Do you want one for H&B and one for online?

And it they are both slims there is no real good reason to keep it on 3.20 your only keeping it from some of the new features that are up to 3.41 i.e. Move support and 3D (3.50 if you want 3D Movies) , plus the JB of course.

Actually I have old Fat 60GB PS3 with 3.50 fw and a lots of games bought from PS3 store. I bought a second PS3 slim as those were still sold with old enough firmwares for Jailbreaking. I haven't done much with that slim yet, just checked that it works (could of course update to 3.41 already), but I have just waited to see what is this Jailbreak thing going to give us when progress goes further.

I'm not very interested of copied games (I don't have much time to play many games, and when I do have some, I still prefer playing them online).

What I'm hoping most is a decent HD video player (mkv support, better divx & xvid & mpeg support (with srt, sub, sup support), flac audio support, NTFS/ext support etc.).

Emulators, better browser, sopcast type of video streaming, p2p client etc. would also be really nice applications.

As there is not much applications yet for Jailbreaked PS3s, I dont want to Jailbreak the slim yet (because that could make the unit flaggable by sony) and don't want to update to latest firmware either, because I have that Fat PS3 for online gaming. I hope that future would bring us many great applications, but it is natural that the developement will take some time.

I have also JTAGed xbox and I have hoped to see some good video player for it like we had for Xbox1, but haven't heard even a rumor about anything like that after 1,5 years of waiting, so I can't see it coming anytime soon.

Still, it would be nice to get the stuff I have bought to my Fat PS3 also to this second slim PS3, but I guess it is not possible without downloading everything from PS3 store with this slim (that is impossible without updating).

I recall there was a way to transfer everything from 1 PS3 to 2nd, but I guess the second should also have the newest firmware installed if I want to do that ? I think I could download everything again to my fat PS3 after transfer (using my old account), but transferring everything to lower FW unit is probably impossible.

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#57 - heartagram62 - 176w ago
Oh no... $ony is angry with us because of JB recent events? C'mon $ony, don't waste your time with security updates, you already lost some battles and will sure lose the war.

I tend to disagree with you good sir, SONY are currently winning in my opinion. 3.41 consoles are getting rare and the scene isn't moving as fast as everyone had hoped. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a SONY fanboy, I'm just sitting on the fence at the moment. I will chose sides, eventually!

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#56 - barbnjason - 176w ago
No Proxy does not work on 3.41

At Kellog
The question is what your goal with the two PS3s is.

Do you want to have Homebrew and backups (H&B) on one or both?

Do you want one for H&B and one for online?

And it they are both slims there is no real good reason to keep it on 3.20 your only keeping it from some of the new features that are up to 3.41 i.e. Move support and 3D (3.50 if you want 3D Movies) , plus the JB of course.

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#55 - oVERSoLDiER - 176w ago
You mean if it's possible to login with an 3.41 console now onto PSN (like with 3.50) via LG5 ? That's a good question. Can someone answer or I've to wait till I come home.

Kellog's Avatar
#54 - Kellog - 176w ago
Update is live. Its downloading fast!!! WHOOO 3.55!

I'm updating my Phat PS3 because its already at 3.50 anyways. I'm sure it blocks everything nice.

edit: I cancelled the update and just signed in with LG5 Tool. LOL after every new update it works again for some reason.
Does it work only with 3.50 or also with older firmwares ? I have 2nd PS3 slim with 3.20, which I bought when 3.50 was already published and I'm still waiting to see what will this Jailbreak bring to us before doing anything to it. (Jailbreaking or Upgrading).

It would be nice to download all the stuff to this new slim I have bought with other PS3 however, without having to update the firmware at the moment.

I guess it is not possible to transfer all the stuff to new slim with older firmware (and if it would, would it be possible to download all the stuff to old PS3 with my existing account, as for a second ps3 ? If I have understood it right, transferring everything from 1 PS3 to another deletes everything from source PS3).













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