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Rumor: Sony to Remove OtherOS in Next PS3 Firmware Update


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235w 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.

Cheers,
Owen"



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dodgydan2001's Avatar
#67 - dodgydan2001 - 235w ago
Why bother removing OtherOS on fat's when slim's dont even support it. If the hack is only possible via linux then surely it'l be a long time until someone figures out how to do the same thing on the slim which has no linux functionality.

The rumor makes no sense at all to me, but thats just my opinion.

skatomelato's Avatar
#66 - skatomelato - 235w ago
This is just a rumor, I think the ps3 fat is more expensive than slim one because of the "other OS" then they can't disable it (I am not sure).

NaTaS69's Avatar
#65 - NaTaS69 - 235w ago
Hope it doesn't come with GoW3 since i'm paying 150€ for it.

ModderFokker's Avatar
#64 - ModderFokker - 235w ago
Nice rumor.. with a removed source now

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JFTS's Avatar
#63 - JFTS - 235w ago
I guess that if they truly remove the OS feature, we will start thinking more seriously about the good-old custom firmware.

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