Yes, thats right, there have been confirmed reports of PS3's on store shelves running 3.42 and 3.50! Any PS3 above 3.41 cannot be jailbroken (unless a downgrade method is released) so this is serious news to those who still havent bought that new ps3.
Heres a quote from PSX-Scene:
Several members of this forum and others have been reporting buying brand new PS3 Systems that come with 3.42FW. Systems above 3.41 cannot be jailbroken.
While not all systems in stores are 3.42FW and people have still reported buying 3.40FW systems, the increased reports of 3.42FW systems can only be a signal of things to come with Sony attempting to combat the jailbreak on all fronts, and signals an incoming scarcity of consoles with 3.41 or below.
If you or someone you know buys a system that comes with 3.42 please post as much information as possible in this thread. (Including box description, barcode, other codes, SKU, etc. Pics plz!)
Just got a ps3 160gb from the zellers moonlight madness and it came with 3.42
you can tell the new 3.42 firmware from the older 160 gb because the back of the box has a playstation move ad and the front has a netflix streaming ad on the front. the sku upc is 711719841807
Hope this helps.
^ description not confirmed
Went ahead and took my chances on the holiday bundle currently in stores (includes Infamous and NHL 11). System firmware is 3.50 so it looks like I'll be taking it back and hunting for a used model.
Originally Posted by buster1395 View Post
I have ordered 4 brand new 160 gig slim ps3 systems from newegg.com . All came with 3.40 on them until now. I recieved this system Friday and just opened it up to mod it. To my surprise 3.42 was already installed on it. Does anyone know of a series of sn or bar codes to avoid? Guess I will have to go in the store from now on instead of getting free shipping and no tax from newegg.
Originally Posted by Illumination View Post
A friend of mine bought the limited edition blue one that came with GT5 from Hong Kong within the past week, and it came with 3.42.
Originally Posted by Primulas View Post
I can also confirm this. We decided to check real fast. the model is the same as listed above....Last four digits of sku are different though. Netflix on one side, move ad on other. 160gb comes with uncharted 2 and pixel junk shooter. Was purchased from Wally world on black Friday.
3.42......mega bummer. Now to decide either to try and return it and find as good a deal/buy a PS Jailbreak/ or Just wait and hope that an open downgrader comes out before too long.
lame lame lame
Originally Posted by msmorphius
i bought brand new ps3 from toys r us 20 nov and it came with 3.42 i guessin there no hack for this yet is that right??????????????
Originally Posted by johnster12
i bought one from currys with 3.42 two weeks ago. just look to see if it mentions 3d on the box or psmove steer clear.
Originally Posted by Busta305 View Post
Well I bought the 160GB black friday bundle from amazon and it came with 3.42 .
Amazon.com: PlayStation 3 160 GB Black Friday Bundle w/ Uncharted 2, Pixel Junk Shooter, Karate Kid Blu-Ray, and $25 Video Game Credit: Video Games
Original threads: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/fir...tml#post605221 (Firmware on new PS3's(on shelves now)) and http://psx-scene.com/forums/f177/won...s3-come-71322/ (Wondering which firmware does a new 120GB PS3 come with.)
Just in time for the holidays.