Sony Blocks PS3 Proxy Methods, PS3 Firmware 3.42 Issues Arise


188w ago - A few days ago Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.42 which plugged the PS3 JailBreak exploit, and today they have blocked PlayStation 3 proxy connection methods amid reports of 3.42 update issues.

As of today, to connect to PSN and use your PS3 online users are required to update to Firmware version 3.42 rendering the PS3 Firmware Bypass and DNS methods useless.

Additionally, garyopa reports via Product-Reviews.net that some users who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.42 are now experiencing various issues, to quote:

"There is numerous reports of 'Sound Problems,' they seem to be the biggest problem, with sound cutting in and out. Also reports of games like COD:MW2, Battlefield 2: Bad Company, Madden 2011 in crashing or not even loading at times.

Of course with every new firmware update, there is the series of reports of 'bricks,' the PS3 just looping, or frozen forever after the update."



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silencephaze's Avatar
#48 - silencephaze - 188w ago
This sucks so we have to wait just to play online i am really gettting sick of this. I don't want to update because it probably brick my ps3.

-- Sony can keep patching the ps3 with frame ware updates, but the scene will keep one step ahead just u wait we will never fall and never give up. You can't kill the scene it is more powerful then you think it is.

This goes out to anyone who is fed up with sony and there stupid tactics. First take the Linux away and now we can't even play online. Never loose faith in the scene they will be head of Sony no matter what.

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#47 - MustMunMoji - 188w ago
at this point in time there is no psn for 3.41... hmmmm. i hope when they make a custom firmware they can put a program that tells the psn server that the current firmware is up to date.

the other method is of couse is to buy the 2nd ps3 and keep one for online and the other one for offline. i really don't wanna do that

kipper5k's Avatar
#46 - kipper5k - 188w ago
If it's anything like the PSP the game can be dependent on a certain firmware and the update will be contained on the disc. Whether or not a person has internet will be irrelevant.

I believe custom ps3 firmware will be the only solution to new games that are released with a forced firmware upgrade tag on them

MorPs3Kng's Avatar
#45 - MorPs3Kng - 188w ago
If it's anything like the PSP the game can be dependent on a certain firmware and the update will be contained on the disc. Whether or not a person has internet will be irrelevant.

oVERSoLDiER's Avatar
#44 - oVERSoLDiER - 188w ago
@ saviour07 : Yep, thats right.

A game is not depended on a firmware, cause some guys out their maybe don't have Internet at all, and just can/want to play offline.

So the message is just an advice an update is available for the game.

But how they want to advice it, when the user has no Internet at all ? Strange ...













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