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Rumor: Sony to Remove OtherOS in Next PS3 Firmware Update

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252w ago - Update: Sony's Geoff Levand has now [Register or Login to view links], to quote: "SCE is committed to continue the support for previously sold models that have the 'Install Other OS' feature and that this feature will not be disabled in future firmware releases."

According to Owen Stampflee, a Linux Product Manager at Fixstars Corporation, Sony will remove OtherOS in the next PS3 Firmware update due to the recent GeoHot PS3 Hack.

Although this comes as no surprise to PlayStation 3 Slim owners, where OtherOS is already removed, it would contradict Sony's previous statement to standard PS3 owners.

To quote: "Everyone,

I've caught a rumor from a reputable source that the next firmware update for old PS3s will remove the OtherOS feature...

I'm not sure if it's true or not but it's in the best interest of the YDL community to spread the word.


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#82 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 252w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by zetlamanplt View Post
Can we install other os on ps3 slim with motorstorm faille ? there is a way to follow no?

No. There is no implementation of the OtherOS software on the PS3 Slim, and I cannot be sure but the hardware may also be removed for it (please correct me if I am wrong.) Nothing we do (for now) allows the installation on the PS3 Slim. Maybe it will be possible in the future, but only time will tell.

#81 - zetlamanplt - 252w ago
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Can we install other os on ps3 slim with motorstorm faille ? there is a way to follow no?

#80 - midnightmax - 252w ago
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I could be WAY off the mark here, but since it is not possible to do custom firmware, is it perhaps possible that there is a way to turn off the system check for newer firmware (with the exploit) in the system menu?

#79 - dvbtr - 252w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PSPSwampy View Post
I'm going to 'Pirate' it and send it to all my friends

I already did. I think piracy in my blood.

No one can force me to update my ps3 for removing otheros. If they want to see me while play mario at ps3 yeah they will...

#78 - PSPSwampy - 252w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by kakarotoks View Post
haha, a bit out of topic, but I just thought it would be funny to share this image I just got sent! And.. yet another reason piracy exists!

Good news: Superb image...
Bad news: I'm going to 'Pirate' it and send it to all my friends because i think its hilarious - hope you don't mind, but then i guess you already 'stole' it anyway




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