PS3 Firmware (System Software) Update 3.61 is Released!

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153w ago - Today VP of Sony Network Entertainment Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware (System Software) update 3.61 is now released!

The PS3 3.61 update uses the same keys as 3.60, which can be obtained by dumping the PlayStation 3 RAM when lv0 puts them into lv1 space.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.61 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.61 Update (EU) / Guide on How to Change Your PSN Password

Additionally, Eurogamer has confirmed that PSN is scheduled to go live at 1AM (GMT) and Kazuo Hirai has posted an official PlayStation Network restoration announcement video (below).

To quote: We have been working on a new PS3 system software update...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.60 System Software Update Live, Details Arrive

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162w ago - As previously reported, Sony has now put their PS3 Firmware 3.60 system software update live.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.60 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.60 Update (EU)

PlayStation Plus subscribers can now backup their save files via Cloud online storage, which allows users to store up to 150MB of save data or 1,000 save files (whichever comes first).

The PS3 Firmware 3.60 update also allows users to select a timer for their PlayStation 3 controllers through the addition of a new menu option to set the amount of time before the PS3 controller powers off due to inactivity.

According to PS3 hacker KaKaRoToKS, Sony removed all the loaders in the PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.60 update as well. Below are some relevant Tweets, as follows:

Wow, in 3.60, Sony removed all the loaders, no more isoldr/lv1ldr/lv2ldr/appldr.. but they added lv0.2! Seems they found a way...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.56 Update is Now Available, Details Incoming

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168w ago - Update: It appears Mathieulh is incorrect as GFI Security's Chris Boyd has confirmed Sony wrote the ability for remote updates into its terms and conditions since at least 2006 stating the 3.56 rootkit is not new.

Just under two months since the previous PlayStation 3 system software update has passed, and today Sony has released PS3 Firmware version 3.56.

For those wondering, PS3 JailBreak and Custom Firmware users can still access PSN via the bypass methods but read the IRC log below as a "rootkit" was found in PS3 Firmware 3.56 which reportedly allows Sony to scan for PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware or any unofficial homebrew software.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.56 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.56 Update (EU) / PS3 Firmware 3.56 Keys / PS3 Keylist (.xls)...
 

PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 Arrives, Adds Security Patch

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175w ago - Update: CodeTwink has confirmed that PS3 Firmware update version 3.55 blocked access to lv2 kernel "execute" access, however, if you can patch back in a method to lv1_write_htab_entry, you can re-enable this area.

Today Sony Network Operations Americas VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware update v3.55 has arrived and simply adds a security patch.

Download: PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 (US) / PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 (EU)

More details are posted below, and to quote: "A new PS3 system software update, v3.55, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch."

As expected, the PS3 Firmware 3.55 update works with the E3...
 

PS3 Firmware 3.40 System Update Arrives, Details Available!

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198w ago - Earlier today Sony's Eric Lempel confirmed PlayStation 3 software update version 3.40 was incoming, and now the PS3 Firmware 3.40 system update is available to download alongside the PlayStation Network FaceBook Application!

Download: PS3 Firmware v3.40 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware v3.40 Update (EU)

Building on Sony's new high-definition stereoscopic 3D gaming for the ultimate 3D PlayStation 3 gaming experience, the PS3 Firmware 3.40 System Update adds PlayStation Plus compatibility, enhancements to the connection between PlayStation Network and Facebook accounts, updates to the PS3 Photo Gallery, Video Editor and Uploader and Five Star Rating Support and Power Save Settings...
 







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