Notes: Firmware 3.15, 3.41 and 3.55 only, and if you have any issues change -C:\Users\Adam- to your user name and don't use the shortcut.
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Privatus I was going to counter all of those, but GrandpaHomer beat me to it LOL.
Seriously, you agree to the TOC regardless of what f/w you're on. It's not as if a PS3 at a lower f/w is somehow under a separate set of rules on PSN. Actually, I'm fairly sure that a PS3 that's connected to the internet on any f/w will upload data about what the console had been running to $ony regardless of whether or not you connect to PSN. That's what the EULA was modified for. Data mining and possible bannings.
1. With 3.41 you don't lose Third party support on hardware/equipment
2. Homebrew works flawlessly on 3.41
3. I like my privacy. Why? read below.
4. SCEA requires when installing 3.55 firmware that you agree to there toc agreement. They installed a feature that gave SCEA/Sony the ability/right to retrieve information about your hardware and software for authentication.
Don't forget what your "agreeing" to when you update to 3.55 for CFW! incase you forgot...
ih8Jelsoft maybe if you took the time to read the TOC that you agreed too when installing 3.55, then maybe you would understand why the wise people stayed on 3.41