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Sony Blocks PS3 Proxy Methods, PS3 Firmware 3.42 Issues Arise


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210w 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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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Tender Phantom's Avatar
#23 - Tender Phantom - 210w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Gunner54 View Post
There's something called 'version.txt' in /dev_flash/ that I think people should look at.

Close but not quite there. If the system layout is anything like the PSP (what I've seen so far it's close enough) then the version would be stored in index.dat which is most likely encrypted

B4rtj4h's Avatar
#22 - B4rtj4h - 210w ago
:P i am NOT gonna update again and i am not gona get my solder kit to fix my YOLD. No way!

The FTP tool seems very useful. We all should wait and maybe next week (i really don't think its gona be longer then that) we can CFW our PS3.

chomps268's Avatar
#21 - chomps268 - 210w ago
Quote Originally Posted by tripellex View Post
To any Sony representatives reading this, if you keep screwing with us... all I can say to you is, bring a lunch. You're gonna be here a while.


I think they're going to need a few lunches xD

Gunner54's Avatar
#20 - Gunner54 - 210w ago
There's something called 'version.txt' in /dev_flash/ that I think people should look at.

spark32's Avatar
#19 - spark32 - 210w ago
I decided to update my PHAT ps3 and leave my slim on 3.41

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