164w 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:
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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I'm just messed with proxy and while i can login to PSN, the 'what's new' said this service is not available in your country/region.
Did sony disabled it or they started to GeoIP it?
Other: in Logan5's tool the IP may not always correct (if you have more than one network adapter, check what's your right one)
If you annoyed by big windows of proxy-s, you can minize to tray, or even hide them completely by tools like the free TrayIt: http://www.teamcti.com/trayit/trayit.htm