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How to Bypass PS3 Firmware 3.21 and Connect to PSN


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226w ago - With the release of PS3 Firmware 3.21, many are now planning to hold off updating their PlayStation 3 consoles and use one of the PS3 Proxy applications to bypass the required PS3 Firmware update to connect to PSN.

While most of the applications, guides and videos are quite dated (from 2007-2009), below are links to some to make navigating easier. Special THANKS to ekrboi and themiker for making recent guides as well, also available below.

We will continue to add relevant links as they are dug up, and also links to posts with all new guides that prove useful.

How to Bypass PS3 Firmware 3.21 and Connect to PSN Guides:

- LG5Tool (Logan5) Guide
- PS3.ProxyServer.GUI Guide
- PS3 Firmware Version Check Bypassed Guide
- PS3 Proxy Server GUI Bypass Method Guide
- How to Bypass PS3 Firmware Update 2.30+ via PS3 Proxy
- How to use PS3 Proxy Server Guide
- PS3 Proxi v1.0 is Now Available
- Video: PS3 Proxy Server Demonstrated on Firmware 2.60
- PS3 Firmware 2.35 and PS3 Proxy Guide
- How to Block PSN and Retain PS3 Media Server Usage
- Bypassing the PS3 Firmware Check Guide
- Guide on PSN Links Questions
- How to use PS3 Proxy Server Guide
- Guide: How to Bypass the PS3 Firmware Check
- PSN Firmware Bypass using only PS3 Proxy
- Installing PS3 Demos / Bypassing PS3 Firmware Check Guide
- PS3 Online Without Updating When an Update is Available

Related PS3 Files:

- PS3 Proxi v1.1 R3
- PS3 Proxi v1.1 R2
- PS3 Proxi v1.1
- PS3 Proxi v1.0
- PS3 Prox v3.3
- PS3 Proxy/Update Bypass v0.1
- PS3 System Update Bypasser BETA v0.1
- PS3 Proxy
- PS3 ProxyServer Installer (ENGLISH)
- PS3 ProxyServer Installer
- PS3 Firmware Version Check Bypassed Video
- PS3 Proxy Multi-Region Standalone Background Service
- PS3 Proxy Standalone Background Service
- PS3 ProxyServer GUI Controller v1.0.1011 With Source Code
- Auto-start PS3 ProxyServer GUI Final With Source Code
- Auto-start PS3 ProxyServer GUI With Source Code
- PS3 Firmware Check All-In-One Remover

Feel free to reply to this thread with which application and guide you found easiest, as they all accomplish essentially the same result.



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Anth's Avatar
#193 - Anth - 224w ago
i should take it up with the retailer i bought the unit from. they had the cheek to highlight that my ps3 was replaced 2 times and replaced as a gesture of goodwill.
If they have swapped the console, its no longer the one you bought so have nothing to take up with the original retailer.

You have to take it up with Sony under the Supply of Goods And Services Act 1982.

Which it looks like to get anyway with Sony you are going to need to threaten small claims on them, as they are not bothered.

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#192 - privatus - 224w ago
I just spoke to Sony via there customer support number regarding the removal and forced update. they stated that other OS has been removed and is now not being supported and no more work continues in supporting the Other OS function due to security reasons, they stated they are just a point of contact regarding the problem and i should take it up with the retailer i bought the unit from.

they had the cheek to highlight that my ps3 was replaced 2 times and replaced as a gesture of goodwill. i now feel honoured to have a slightly less superior unit with slightly more HD space and less usb slots and minus smart card reader slots. but hey i have a 3.15 unit and its staying that way. if anyone wants to contact sony for more of there bs here is there new number. i hope the ps3 falls soon. crappy support number: 08447360595

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#191 - zeron824 - 224w ago
I can't choose which one will work best cause Sony blocked out the proxy hack! I'm on 3/15 btw...

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#190 - CodeKiller - 224w ago
One of this baby would be nice

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#189 - caprice5a - 224w ago
I see that there is some checking in place also to verify the authenticity and integrity of the data being exchanged (there are several followup connections to the auth server), so the modification coming from data injection would be tricky and difficult.

Perhaps a way to get this is extract a successful handshake from a 3.21 running console and replicate it on a lower firmware console via packet injection. But then, its a whole new different console altogether, and probably the certificates would not match.

This challenge seems beyond my current skill, but again, if I can assist on anybody else here with better progress, I am in.
i'm at the same point...

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