119w ago - As Sony usually does several days after each new PlayStation 3 Firmware update is released, today they have patched the proxy and PSN bypass methods following the release of the revised PS3 Firmware 3.56 rendering the PS3 DNS hacks useless once again.
Needless to say, when the next PS3 Firmware update arrives the PlayStation Network bypass methods will work again for another week or so before they are shut off, and the cycle will repeat for those unfamiliar with this pattern.
It also looks like Sony is remotely freezing PS3's that are already online using the bypass and when I unplugged the hard ps3 and booted it back up it wanted me to rebuild by database ^_^
Happened to both of my PS3's, leave me some feedback if this happed to any of you guys. Rebooted PS3's and had 2 extra applications on my XMB that were corrupt WTF?
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Also I think we should start creating a private network so all the hacked consoles can play online with other hacked users, the only draw back is all the hacking the online games will have but if you can join your friends only that would be super cool. There are games that are so much fun with friends like coop games but it would really be great to just have our own private psn.
If I were Sony I'd make the check on both the console and the PSN servers. Regardless, a version spoof could theoretically work. It did with 3.41 but there might be some other check that the PSN server does that a console with CFW can't do. Perhaps it checks to see if the console can execute random code like 3.56 can. Perhaps that means spoofing that capability in CFW 3.55 could fool the PSN server? Not sure.
This is the mouse and cat game if you do that it will work for a limited time before sony comes and patches that. I guess there are a lot of ways to get into the PSN they cant close all the doors because legit users have to come in and its difficult believe me to keep out the hacks. Lets just wait for another way to come in or if you are an online gamer you should buy a second console with the game you like. It seems like a pretty good investment to me.
Alright, so I've been reading around... and getting online kinda starting to seem a lot easier to me than I thought it would be... Let me explain:
"http://fus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/list/us/ps3-updatelist.txt" is the official $ony ps3-updatelist.txt that your ps3 uses to verify that you're on the correct firmware. When you use the DNS method (remove this part if I'm not aloud to speak of it), you're just re-directing yourself to a different server, with an edited ps3-updatelist.txt to allow you to connect to PSN as if you were on the latest firmware. That's literally all the DNS trick does...
So, my question is... If you can re-direct the ps3updatelist.txt, why not remove/spoof that check in the CFW file? It certainly seems possible to me... If not, then why not re-direct the check to a custom ps3-updatelist.txt with the latest firmware's ps3-updatelist.txt info in it? Then we'd pretty much have a permanent bypass method.
Possible? Not possible? Just spitting out ideas here... I'm already missing PSN