146w ago - Previously a video and guide were posted on connecting to PSN with PS3 CFW, and today a Spanish PS3 hacker known as Naima has released a PSN ready PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware to save users some time!
From the included ReadMe file, to quote: INTRODUCTION
For years, the security system of PS3 remained unbreached because Sony had a very good defense mechanism: Consumers could use it for more than just gaming by installing Linux via the "Other OS" feature.
Therefore there was little motivation for security researchers to investigate the PS3. However, then Sony (or SCE, SCEA, SCEE or whatever, we aren't exactly sure what is going on there anymore) made an unprecedented move:
Not only did they introduce a new PS3 model that no longer allowed the installation of an Other OS, but with a firmware "upgrade" they removed it from previously sold consoles.
While removing advertised features from a product (several...
147w ago - Following closely behind the previous update, MultiMAN OBM PS3 Mod version 01.16.00 is now available from the first post and deanrr notes that users should READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU PROCEED WITH UPDATE (for FW 3.55)!
MultiMAN v01.16.00 Changes:
No payload of any kind included in the distribution
Support for "Black screen games" using external USB HDD
* BDEMU.BIN or external payload required to enable following functionality:
Support for AVCHD/BDMV structures saved on internal HDD (AVCHD HDD)
Path redirections for /dev_bdvd and /app_home
BDEMU.BIN is not distributed with install packages
Finally, this BDEMU pack was posted by mynob on IRC, it may be of use to people... when running the BDEMU .PKG file (required the first time only) it will place the required BDEMU.BIN in the correct folder.
To quote: Personally I haven't tried this yet, but it seems promising... This comes from an anonymous fellow who is reporting success on connecting to PSN using PS3 Custom Firmware 3.55 by Kmeaw. So install that first and then follow these steps.
The following assumes you're technically inclined and/or very resourceful, i.e. you know how to use Google. You'll likely need to reference Google when it comes to generating/signing a certificate and creating a CA (certification authority). That said lets get started; here we're using a...