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  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 16/02/2012 , @ 01:31am

     

    PS3 firmware update 4.11 is now live. Besides improving “certain aspects” of the underlying system software, you can add this to the ever growing list of useless firmware updates because from what I can tell, it’s basically… Useless.

    To quote:

    Later tonight we’ll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3. This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.
    Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

    [Direct download link to firmware]

    [VIA PSBlog]

    UPDATE

    Well it seems, that Sony have changed this ‘optional’ update to compulsory, as you must now update, in order to play online.


  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 01/01/2012 , @ 03:03pm

     

    It seems that there is plenty of break through’s and software in the PS Vita Scene, the creators of procfw have released a piece of software that lets you by pass the PS Vita update process:

    To bypass online and the latest OFW checks in CMA.
    This software is for PSVita only.

    I believe that many people find PSVita the CMA (Playstation content management assistant) often refuse to work. CMA often an excuse to strike the following:

    • Not connected to the Internet
    • Not updated to the latest official firmware.

    Sony did so in order to prevent cracking. Think about how hackers released tomorrow for a certain version of the PSV of the crackers. Sony can make your PSV in the CMA acceptance before the update can not connect to access any content.

    openCMA can help you solve the problem.

    Download

    Source

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 18/12/2011 , @ 01:26pm

     

    PS3/PSVita Developer SKFU has updated his PS Vita firmware extraction application, here is a quote from his blog:

    I just updated the PS VITA FW xTractor, changelog is attached below.

    The 2.00 version had a problem setting the filenames correctly as the 1.0+ updates have different files than the older ones. Anyway, enjoy…

    Changelog:

    • Filename fix
    • Download FW added
    • Minor stuff

    Source
    Download

    Some more images:

    And don’t forget to visit:
    Vita Dev Wiki

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 16/12/2011 , @ 07:06pm

     

    It is now Saturday the 17th of December in Japan and the time is almost 9AM, the PS Vita has already been launched, to greet new console owners is a brand new Firmware update, Firmware 1.50 enables PSN and various features associated with that, download the update here.

    Terrible translation explaining update:

    System software version 1.50 for PlayStation ® Vita Update
    From 17 December 2011 and began updating the system software version 1.50.

    To become available and some features of the PlayStation ® Network features, updates the system software of PS Vita (Update) is required. PS Vita also system software, by updating, adding and security can be enhanced many features. Please use the update to the latest version.

    Here is the software license agreement:

    PLAYSTATION®VITA SYSTEM SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT (Version 1.1)

    PLEASE READ THIS PLAYSTATION®VITA SYSTEM SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.

    THIS AGREEMENT IS BETWEEN YOU AND SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (“SCE”). ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SYSTEM SOFTWARE IN SCE’S PlayStation®Vita HANDHELD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (“PS Vita”) IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. BY USING YOUR PS Vita, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT UNDER THE LAWS OF YOUR JURISDICTION AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT’S TERMS.

    This Agreement applies to any system software, firmware and Internet browser software included in the PS Vita and any patches, updates, upgrades or new versions of that system software, firmware and Internet browser software provided to or made available for your PS Vita through any SCE or Sony service or online network, PlayStation®Network, SCE website or PS Vita game media. All software and firmware described in this paragraph is referred to collectively as “System Software”.

    NOTE: IF YOU ARE A UNITED STATES RESIDENT OR A RESIDENT OF A COUNTRY IN NORTH, CENTRAL OR SOUTH AMERICA, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISION IN SECTION 8 THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT AND WITH RESPECT TO ANY “DISPUTE” (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 8) BETWEEN YOU AND A “SONY ENTITY” (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 8). YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF THE BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISIONS AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION 8.

    1. LICENSE GRANT

    Subject to this Agreement’s terms, SCE grants you a non-exclusive, non-commercial right to use System Software solely on your PS Vita. Your rights to use previous versions of System Software other than the current version of System Software terminates as soon as you can receive or have the most current version of System Software installed on your PS Vita.

    Certain license terms for SCE-licensed, third-party software or service licensed may require that SCE provide you with notices and license terms for that third-party software or service. These notices and license terms and are available to you at http://www.scei.co.jp/psvita-license/index.html or any other place which SCE thinks appropriate.

    All rights to use System Software are granted by license only, and you are not granted any ownership rights or interests in System Software. SCE and its licensors retain all intellectual property rights in System Software. All use of or access to System Software is subject to this Agreement’s terms and applicable intellectual property laws. Except as this Agreement expressly grants, SCE and its licensors reserve all rights in System Software.

    2. RESTRICTIONS

    You may not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, patch, adapt or translate System Software. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble System Software, create System Software derivative works, or attempt to create System Software source code from its object code. You may not
    (i) use any unauthorized, illegal, counterfeit or modified hardware or software with System Software; (ii) use tools to bypass, disable or circumvent any PS Vita encryption, security or authentication mechanism;(iii) re-install earlier versions of the System Software (“downgrading”), (iv) violate any laws, regulations or statutes or rights of SCE or third parties in connection with your access to or use of System Software; (v) use any hardware or software to cause System Software to accept or use unauthorized, illegal or pirated software or hardware; (vi) obtain System Software in any manner other than through SCE’s authorized distribution methods; or (vii) exploit System Software in any manner other than to use it with your PS Vita according to the accompanying documentation and with authorized software or hardware, including use of System Software to design, develop, update or distribute unauthorized software or hardware for use in connection with the PS Vita.

    These restrictions will be construed to apply to the greatest extent permitted by the law in your jurisdiction.

    3. SERVICES AND UPDATES; THIRD PARTY AGREEMENTS AND CONTENT

    SCE may provide to your certain System Software updates, upgrades or services. Some updates, upgrades or services may be provided automatically without notice to you when you sign onto PlayStation®Network and others may be available to you through SCE’s website or authorized channels. You consent to SCE providing you these automatic updates, upgrades and services. Services may include latest update or download of a new release of System Software containing security patches, new technology or revised settings and features that may prevent access to unauthorized or pirated content or prevent use of unauthorized hardware or software in connection with the PS Vita.

    You must install or have installed the most current version of System Software as soon as you reasonably can. Some updates, upgrades or services may change your current settings, cause a loss of data or content or cause functionality or feature loss. SCE recommends that you regularly back up all data that you can.

    Third parties may make other services or content available to you, and they may require you to accept their separate terms and conditions and privacy policy. System Software may refer to, display or provide you with links to websites or content that third parties independently operate or maintain (“Third Party Content and Links”).

    SCE and its affiliated companies do not control or direct Third Party Content and Links nor do SCE and its affiliated companies monitor, approve, endorse, warrant or sponsor any Third Party Content and Links. SCE and its affiliated companies have no liability to you for any Third Party Content and Links. Your reliance on any Third Party Content and Links is at your own risk, and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from your reliance.

    Please see your PS Vita documentation for information on possible access controls to Third Party Content and Links via PS Vita’s or PlayStation®Network’s parental controls.

    4. INTERNET FEATURES

    Using System Software features that require access to an Internet connection (“Internet Features”) may require you to obtain wireless Internet service from a third-party wireless provider and/or mobile network operator (“Internet Service Provider”). Internet access may NOT be available at your location, be free of charge or free from interruption or disconnections. If you wish to obtain Internet Service Provider services for your PS Vita, you must enter into the necessary Internet Service Provider agreements for those services. You are responsible for all fees incurred in connection with access to or use of the Internet.

    Certain Internet Features may operate depending upon Internet connection factors not under SCE’s control. Browsing websites, playing programs or downloading programs or data may result in viruses, loss or corruption of data or other problems, and you assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from engaging in these activities through your PS Vita.

    When you enable location services for certain third party applications on your PS Vita, you acknowledge that SCEI may send your latitude and longitude information and IP and / or MAC address to the third party service provider (“Third Party”) in order for the Third Party to render the services requested by you.

    In rendering the service to you, the Third Party may require you to accept their separate terms and conditions of service and / or privacy policy. Please refer to the Third Party’s privacy policy for details on how this information will be used.

    5. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

    System Software is provided “AS IS” without any express or implied warranties. SCE, its affiliated companies and licensors expressly disclaim any implied warranty of merchantability, warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and warranty of non-infringement.

    IN NO EVENT ARE SCE, ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFIT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, HOWEVER ARISING, AS A RESULT OF ACCESSING TO OR USING SYSTEM SOFTWARE. SO LONG AS THIS PROVISION IS ENFORCEABLE IN YOUR JURISDICTION, THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

    6. VIOLATION OF AGREEMENT; TERMINATION OF RIGHTS AND SCE REMEDIES

    If SCE determines that you have violated this Agreement’s terms, SCE may itself or may procure the taking of any action to protect its interests such as disabling access to or use of some or all System Software, termination of your access to PlayStation®Network, denial of any warranty, repair or other services provided for your PS Vita, implementation of upgrades or devices intended to discontinue unauthorized use, or reliance on any other remedial efforts as reasonably necessary to prevent the use of modified or unpermitted use of System Software.

    SCE, its affiliates and licensors reserve the right to bring legal action in the event of a violation of this Agreement. SCE may participate in governmental or private legal action or investigation relating to your use of System Software.

    7. EXPORT CONTROL AND COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

    System Software may contain technology that is subject to certain restrictions under export-control laws and regulations. As such, the PS Vita may not be exported or re-exported to persons and entities in violation of these laws and regulations. You must comply with these laws when using System Software.

    8. BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION FOR CERTAIN RESIDENTS

    The following terms in this Section 8, to the fullest extent permitted under law, only apply to you if you are a resident of the United States or a country in North, Central or South America.

    The term “Dispute” means any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and SCE, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC or any other SCE affiliate (“Sony Entity”) regarding use of System Software, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort (including fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement or negligence), or any other legal or equitable theory, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Section 8 (with the exception of the enforceability of the Class Action Waiver clause below). “Dispute” has the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced.

    If you have a Dispute with any Sony Entity or a Sony Entity’s officers, directors, employees and agents (“Adverse Sony Entity”) that cannot be resolved through negotiation as required as further described below. Other than those matters listed in the Exclusions from Arbitration clause, you and the Adverse Sony Entity must seek resolution of the Dispute only through arbitration of that Dispute according to Section 8′s terms and not litigate that Dispute in court. Arbitration means that the Dispute will be resolved by a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge or jury.

    YOU AND THE SONY ENTITIES AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM FILED BY YOU OR BY A SONY ENTITY IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE ARBITRATION TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS Section 8.

    IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER IN THIS SECTION 8, YOU MUST NOTIFY SCE IN WRITING WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT. YOUR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION MUST BE MAILED TO SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. CARE OF SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC, 919 EAST HILLSDALE BLVD., FOSTER CITY, CA 94404, ATTN: LEGAL DEPARTMENT – WAIVER AND MUST INCLUDE: (1) YOUR NAME, (2) YOUR ADDRESS, (3) YOUR PLAYSTATION®NETWORK ID, IF YOU HAVE ONE, AND (4) A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH ANY SONY ENTITY THROUGH ARBITRATION.

    IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE WITH ANY SONY ENTITY, YOU MUST SEND WRITTEN NOTICE TO SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. CARE OF SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA LLC, 919 EAST HILLSDALE BLVD., FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 ATTN: LEGAL DEPARTMENT - DISPUTE RESOLUTION TO GIVE THE ADVERSE SONY ENTITY AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE INFORMALLY THROUGH NEGOTIATION.

    You agree to negotiate resolution of the Dispute in good faith for no fewer than 60 days after you provide notice of the Dispute. If the Adverse Sony Entity does not resolve your Dispute within 60 days from its receipt of notice of the Dispute, you or the Adverse Sony Entity may pursue your claim in arbitration pursuant to the terms in this Section 8.

    ANY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEEDINGS, WHETHER IN ARBITRATION OR COURT, WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT IN A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR AS A NAMED OR UNNAMED MEMBER IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND THE ADVERSE SONY ENTITY SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO DO SO IN WRITING FOLLOWING INITIATION OF THE ARBITRATION.

    If you or the Adverse Sony Entity elect to resolve your Dispute through arbitration, the party initiating the arbitration proceeding may initiate it with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), www.adr.org, or JAMS www.jamsadr.com. This Section 8′s terms govern if they conflict with the rules of the arbitration organization that the parties select.

    The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the arbitrability of all Disputes involving interstate commerce. However, applicable federal or state law may also apply to the substance of a Dispute. For claims of less than $75,000, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (“Supplementary Procedures”) apply, including the schedule of arbitration fees set forth in section C-8 of the Supplementary Procedures, for claims over $75,000, the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and relevant fee schedules for non-class action proceedings apply.

    The AAA rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Further, if your claims do not exceed $75,000 and you provided notice to and negotiated in good faith with the Adverse Sony Entity as described above, if the arbitrator finds that you are the prevailing party in the arbitration, you will be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs as determined by the arbitrator, in addition to any rights to recover the same under controlling state or federal law afforded to the Adverse Sony Entity or you.

    The arbitrator will make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. The arbitrator’s award will be binding and final, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA, and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement.

    You or the Adverse Sony Entity may initiate arbitration in either San Mateo County, California or the county in which you reside. If you select the county of your residence, the Adverse Sony Entity may transfer the arbitration to San Mateo, County if it agrees to pay any additional fees or costs you incur as a result of the change in location as determined by the arbitrator.

    If any clause within this Section 8 (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Section 8, and the remainder of this Section 8 will be given full effect. If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Section 8 will be unenforceable, and the Dispute will be decided by a court.

    This Section 8 survives this Agreement’s termination.

    9. GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE

    If you reside in Japan or country/area located in East Asia or Southeast Asia, this Agreement is governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan except for its conflict of law rules. Any dispute arising under or in relation to this Agreement, shall be exclusively submitted to the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan.

    If you reside in Europe, Africa, Australia and Oceania, Middle East, India or Russian Federation, this Agreement is governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with English Law except for its conflict of law rules.

    If you reside elsewhere, this Agreement is governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California except for its conflict of law rules. If you are a resident of the United States, any Dispute not subject to arbitration and not initiated in small claims court must be litigated in a court of competent jurisdiction in either the Superior Court for the State of California in the County of San Mateo or in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

    10. GENERAL LEGAL

    You are bound by this Agreement’s most current version. SCE may modify this Agreement’s terms at any time. To access a printable, current version of this Agreement, go to http://www.scei.co.jp/psvita-eula. Please check this URL from time to time for changes to this Agreement. Your continued access to or use of System Software will signify your acceptance of the latest version of this Agreement.

    If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement are not affected or impaired in any way. You acknowledge that your breach of this Agreement would cause irreparable injury to SCE for which monetary damages would not be an adequate remedy and that SCE is entitled to equitable relief in addition to any other remedies it may have under law.

    This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and SCE with respect to System Software and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding its subject matter. No failure to exercise and no delay in exercising any right under this Agreement operates as a waiver of that right. SCE may assign any of its rights under this Agreement, including its rights to enforce this Agreement’s terms to any SCE affiliate.

    You can read that here.

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 29/11/2011 , @ 08:35pm

     

    Update: Its out, download here.

    Sony is rolling out PS3 FW 4.0 this week in prep for PSVita’s launch.

    To quote:

    A new system software update (v4.00) will be released this week. In preparation for the launch of PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in Japan, this update will prepare PlayStation 3 (PS3) to serve as a content management device. It will allow users to copy their digital content such as games, music, photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita game games including save data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for your PS Vita system using the network features of your PS3.

    Other changes to take effect with this update include:

    • PlayStation Plus members can now choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature
      • Game patches
      • System software
      • Recommended games and videos
      • Sync trophy information
  • New PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages
  • Looks like we can finally stop asking for CFW 3.7x and start asking for CFW 4.X!

    [Source PSBlog]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 19/09/2011 , @ 09:53pm

     

    Sony is rolling out with PS3 firmware 3.72 shortly tonight.

    Changelog:
    A new PS3 system software update, v3.72, will be released soon. With this minor update, system stability during use of PS3 format software and network services has been improved.

    Maybe this will affect downgrading? Looks like we will have to wait and see.
    [VIA PSblog]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 09/08/2011 , @ 09:06pm

     

    Due to the increase in video applications being offered on PS3, we are adding a new category on the XMB called TV/Video Services. This category will include video applications such as Netflix, Hulu PLUS, and VUDU.

    • You’ll be able to find and download all of the video applications available on PS3 directly from this new XMB category.
    • A folder labeled “My Channels” within this category will allow you to easily access your downloaded applications.
    • Any videos downloaded from the PlayStation store will continue to be placed in the existing Video category on the XMB

    Two updates for all of you enjoying Blu-ray 3D movies on PS3:

    • 3D support will now be available when accessing Java-based special features on Blu-Ray
    • DTS-HD MA, DTS-HD HR decoding/bit stream output (or lossless audio) will be supported while playing Blu-ray 3D movies.
    • 3D digital photos in MPO format can now be viewed in 3D on the XMB and in the Photo Gallery app.

    The 3.70 update will be available soon; additional details will be available after the firmware goes live here. Separately, there will also be a minor PSP system software update (v. 6.60) launching soon.

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    [VIA PSBlog]

    Thanks to both denero1 and CiciBo for the news submissions

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 07/06/2011 , @ 01:16pm

     

    Sony have released a new firmware, it doesn’t add any new feature, just beings improvements to PS3 related software, here is a quote from the source:

    Earlier tonight we released an optional system software update (v3.65) for PlayStation 3. This new firmware improves the operating stability of some PS3 format software, and changes the XMB item SaveData Utility (minis) to [SaveData Utility(minis/PSP)].

    Again, this update is optional, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

    Source

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 14/05/2011 , @ 06:07pm

     

    Well it seems that we will be getting PSN back quite soon, SCEA and SCEE have posted on their blogs, that firmware 3.61 is now available to download, here is a quote:

    We have been working on a new PS3 system software update that requires all PSN users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. The update (v3.61) is mandatory and is available now.

    If using a PS3, your password can only be changed on your own PS3 (or a PS3 on which your PSN account was activated), as an added layer of security. If you have never downloaded any content using your account on the system, an email will be sent to the registered sign-in ID (email address) associated with your account when you first attempt to sign-in to PSN. This e-mail will contain a link that will enable you to change your password. In this email, click on the link and follow the instructions to change your password. Once you have changed your password you can sign-in to your account using your new password.

    We strongly recommend that all PSN account holders with PS3s update their systems to prepare for when PlayStation Network is back online. The release of this update is a critical step as we work to make PlayStation Network significantly more secure. Thank you for your continued support and patience.

    [Download PS3 FW 3.61]

    Source PS Blog

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 02/12/2010 , @ 11:30am

     

    while bored waiting for whats in ffxi called an “Abyssea PT” to form i did the usal Rounds on site sto check…

    apparently it was reported on PSGroove thatsomeone had installed 2.15 DEBUG on an retail console via PSDowngrade

    no unsigned code, but all the fuctions are being displayed. heres a quote from PSGroove’s article

    Normally PlayStation 3 service boxes require a proper downgrade PUP file, however, comparing the SHA1 hash of the released PUP confirms it contains nothing special (just the old 3.41) so there appears to be something ‘interesting’ taking place when downgrading via PS Downgrade.

    To quote, roughly translated: The noise you hear when you turn on the PS3 is the reader who is half repaired.

    The Debug firmware I’ve installed the firmware downgrade PSDowngrade 3.41 to 2.15 Debug.

    At the moment can only run signed code, such as a PS Store demo.

    Those interested can check out the videos below!

    heres the videos they had shown,

    YouTube - Opciones debug de Firm. 2.15 Debug en PS3 40Gb Retail

    YouTube - Instalando una demo de PS Store

    YouTube - Ejecutando un demo de PS STORE en PS3 Retail 40Gb Firm. 2.15 Debug

    Take the videos with a grain of salt. but it seems people almost as far as 2.15 is the lowest you can downgrade to of any FW. Retail and debug.

    Source:
    http://psgroove.com/content.php?477-…ia-PSDowngrade

  • Posted by Pirate , on 17/10/2010 , @ 08:51pm

     

    Looks like Spanish hacker maquina07, has found a way to bypass the recent game firmware requirement. We can now play PS3 games that require FW 3.42 on FW 3.41. Various reports throughout the internet have confirmed it working, and you can view a POC video below:

    To play Medal of Honor, you are required to download THIS FILE, created by,maquina07 which contains the required PARAM.SFO. maquina07 was also using OM2 and hermesV4, not sure if it works with other versions/combinations.  Details are coming in bits and bobs on how to exactly get this working so I will update the front post when I get more information.

    In meantime, give it a shot if you have the new MoH, and let us know what worked for you and how you did it.

    [VIA]

    UPDATE

    How to, (confirmed working):

    The video shows real playing and the XMB with the install packages and the firmware version, just to show that’s true.

    The method is:

    * Have Hermes V4 version
    * Edit PARAM.SFO to ask for the 3.41 firmware.
    * Copy the eboot from UFC 2010
    * Install OManager 2.1, that will patch the game.
    * This patch makes tha data game install in the external hd instead of internal.

    Load the game and install the 1.01 patch of the game from internet, and then the game will ask you to install the game data, that will be in the external if we’ve loaded the patch.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 10/10/2010 , @ 03:14pm

     

    SKFU is still alive and kicking, and working on some pretty neat stuff. His latest project is what we all are eagerly waiting for, PS3 custom firmware (CFW).  SKFU, replaced firmware files with same files from v3.41 Debug and PS3 still work with the new integrated options. (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 07/10/2010 , @ 07:03pm

     

    It would seem that with all the legal activity going around, the official PSJailbreak just disappeared for a few days, but today they have updated their site with more information: (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 21/09/2010 , @ 12:01am

     

    Do not update to this firmware version if you wish to keep a jailbroken PS3 and PSGroove support. Sony has rolled out with firmware v3.50 bringing Blu-Ray 3D disc playback.

    To quote:

    Hi everyone, as we announced previously, the PS3 system software update (v3.50) is adding support for Blu-ray 3D Disc Playback, and it will be released shortly.

    Additional new features in the 3.50 update include:

    • Facebook Integration: Developers will be able to create PS3 games that have more interaction with Facebook. Once compatible PS3 titles are available, PS3 users can choose to access public information on Facebook – including user name, profile, uploaded photos and friends list – to enhance their gameplay experience.
    • Grief Reporting Function: Users can send claim reports directly from the XMB for any inappropriate messages they receive from other PlayStation Network users. This feature is accessible from the option menu of the messages list in the FRIENDS category.

    [Download PS3 FW 3.50 Update]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 20/09/2010 , @ 07:09pm

     

    Well that was fast. According to internet reports, it seems the first PS3 game, F1 2010, requires a firmware update of 3.42 to play. If you attempt to decline firmware update then you are returned back to the XMB. Of course playing around with the dumps file (param.sfo?) SHOULD allow us to bypass the firmware restriction.

    [VIA]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2010 , @ 08:26pm

     

    If preventing the block of PSgroove was not enough reason to not update, here is another good reason to why not update to PS3 FW 3.42. According to online reports numerous users are reporting a plethora of problems consisting of: sound issues, games not even loading or constantly crashing (such as MW2, BF2BC, and Madden 2011). Some users are even reporting their PS3′s just frozen, and constantly looping after update!

    Looks like Sony’s rush to release a emergency security update, has come back and bitten them in the arse.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 30/07/2010 , @ 07:21am

     

    It happens every time a firmware is released, someone complains about the update causing problems and this update is no exception, forum member $n!pR mentioned, here on Wednesday, that those that updated, were having problems upgrading their hard drives, on Thursday Examiner.com confirmed this, here is short snippet from their site:

    The problems being reports are the following: PS3 owners are unable to update their system to firmware 3.41, HDD upgrades aren’t being allowed, systems are crashing, and after installing a new HDD the system isn’t fully downloading the file and then prompts users with a message stating ‘no applicable data found’.

    Sony did respond to online inquiries regarding this topic with this response:

    “We apologize for any inconvenience you are experiencing with upgrading Internal Hard Disc Drive (for PlayStation®3) on your PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system. The information available to our Consumer Services Department does not suggest that this is a problem PlayStation(R) owners are likely to experience when upgrading the HDD with 3.41update. Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) strongly supports the quality of its products and backs them with full confidence.

    We ask that you update the previous HDD first to see if the update will go through. Then update from the thumb drive that is formatted in FAT 32 and has the 3.41 update downloaded.”

    Now before everybody starts screaming, “But i have a 320GB HDD and i updated fine”, this dosnt affect you guys, it affects those who are tring to upgraded their HDD’s after updating the firmware.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 27/07/2010 , @ 02:14am

     

    Sony aren’t shy in rolling out useless updates and they are rolling out another update soon, here is a quote from the Official PS3 Blog.

    Hi everyone, the next PlayStation 3 (PS3) system software update is coming soon. Firmware update 3.41 will add recommendations for games and videos on PlayStation Store. When you’re browsing through the details of a particular title, you’ll see a new “You May Like” section on the right-hand side. This section lists additional items based on the purchases of other PlayStation Network members who have purchased the item you’re currently looking at.

    You can then click on this section to zoom in on the list and scroll the recommended titles.

    This feature is a great way to discover new games that you may not know about, and it’s another step toward making the shopping experience easier and better for you all — similar to the five-star ratings feature we added in the last firmware update. Please note that while the 3.41 update will be released shortly, the recommendations feature on PlayStation Store is slated to go live by the end of July.

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