32w ago - Following up on their Rebug PS3 4.41 Version Spoofer 2.3, Sony PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm of Team Rebug have also released Rebug Update Package 0.2 for 4.21.X and 4.30.X allowing Custom Firmware (CFW) users to connect to PSN.
79w ago - Today Sony PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm of Team Rebug have released a PS3 4.11 Version Spoofer 2.2 for 3.55 CFW and also a Rebug Update Package 0.7 (3.55.2) which temporarily restores PSN access once again on Custom Firmware!
While this is great news for the time being to play 3.55 titles (3.56+ won't work) online, Sony will likely release a PlayStation 3 Firmware update to block the new method being used in coming days in order to resecure PlayStation Network with an updated PSN Auth X-Platform-Passphrase (which resides in a decrypted VSH.SELF) and prevent PS3 Custom Firmware users from gaining access unfortunately.
If you are unsure if a PlayStation 3 game or patch update will work on PSN via PS3 CFW, simply extract the PARAM.SFO from the PKG and view it using a PS3 PARAM.SFO Editor to examine the PS3_SYSTEM_VER value. If it is 03.5500 or below the game will work online and the patch update can be installed.
Download: PS3 4.11 Version Spoofer 2.2 (3.55 ONLY)
115w ago - Following up on their previous release, today PlayStation 3 hackers Cyberskunk and evilsperm have released Rebug PS3 3.72 Version Spoofer 2.0 and also Rebug PS3 Update Package 0.2 (3.41.3) and 0.4 (3.55.2) for PS3 Custom Firmware users.
Please NOTE this doesn't allow accessing Sony's PlayStation Network, it is intended for preventing your PlayStation 3 console from being updated accidentally or from Automatic Updates via PSN.
THIS DOESNT ALLOW PSN - USE AT YOUR OWN RISK - THIS WILL NOT WORK ON REBUG FIRMWARE
No sense in breaking with tradition, 3.72 Version Spoofer 2.0 is now available for 3.41 and 3.55. It works like the Rebug Selector and backs up your current files before activating the spoof, then auto reboots leaving no room for end-user error.
INSTALL: Press L1+CROSS to INSTALL 3.72 Version Spoof files to your PS3
ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE: Press L1+CROSS to ACTIVATE/DEACTIVATE (System will reboot)
From the ReadMe file: This patch will take the original Rebug 3.55.1 PUP file and update it with both the official Update 0.1 and official Rebug Privacy Patch. NO other changes have been made! This is a diff patch only!
AS THE REBUG TEAM HAVE STATED: "If you choose to post links to our software that does not directly link to rebug.me we will seriously consider not release anything relating to the PS3. This includes Rebug and future versions of Rebug. We rely on visitors to our site that visit our ad sponsors to help offset the cost of the server."
DO NOT MIRROR EITHER THE ORIGINAL REBUG FIRMWARE OR THE PATCHED OUTPUT FILE THIS CREATES! GET THE OFFICIAL REBUG FIRMWARE FROM: rebug.me
The newly patched REBUG_355.1_PS3UPDAT.PUP should have a MD5 of: 7ED26897FA53D1925D385EB188A56D47
Also remember to use the Rebug selector to switch back to normal mode before installing, otherwise the version spoof will prevent 3.55 from being reinstalled.