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PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 Arrives, Adds Security Patch

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202w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] 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.

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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.

Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!

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hackerxide's Avatar
#38 - hackerxide - 202w ago
Yea your right, forgot about the other sites.

how long do we have before all new manufactured ps3's sell with the latest 3.55 FW?

silencephaze's Avatar
#37 - silencephaze - 202w ago
Sad! maybe you could just block sony out, but i'm sure that isn't that easy.

Bishoff's Avatar
#36 - Bishoff - 202w ago
Boss man, you need to delete those spies... we want only end users and devs here lol

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#35 - PS3 News - 202w ago
The problem with that is it would have to be done on a scene-wide level, and with all of the other PS3 hacking sites out there it would be nearly impossible to "hide" such things, especially when Sony themselves have Registered accounts here confirmed with SCEA and SCEE e-mail addresses.

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#34 - hackerxide - 202w ago
I second that, many game Devs will sign up on forums or watch youtube videos to find out exploits in the games they create, why would sony be different

I just hope sony does'nt disable the transfer utility feature, so that I can still put custom patches on the newest FW3.55 to play online

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