I kinda did what was suggested above: Got another PS3 and updated it while my own stays at 3.15 for the time being.
Only difference: The other PS3 is my brother's and he hardly ever plays so I can have it at least a few months. The scene should come up with something by that time.
What pisses me off is that all of this is because of GeoHot. If geo was more friendly with everybody else not just friend of his ego, all of the exploit could be discussed on mirc, in private doors, and we end users would still have linux on the ps3.
All of this is because geo scremed like a child "I've hacked the ps3!" but wait, he didn't.
This is what i don't get, at this day in age, some people still do not have internet or simply don't care about online play. So in order to even launch single player they need to connect their ps3 to the internet to update BEFORE you play this game? Someone give me some insight on this.
I think my sisters ps3 is still 4-5 updates behind unless one of my cousins updated her console, rendering it useless vs reselling or me hacking
I'm still not updating mine, playing some GTA IV, shawn white snowboarding & now got my friends heavy rain
PS quick question - to play liberty city stories off cd, do i need to update or no? (offline play)
The required PS3 Firmware update needed to play is also included on the game disc itself, so Sony has that base covered at least...
^ Well that effing sucks, what's the deal with gta liberty city stories?
Somewhat along the lines of what Warrorar was saying, do the devs think OtherOS access is going to be required to install CFW down the line? I know nothing is known for sure, but I'd appreciate an informed guess.
my guess, initially the only way will be through OtherOS just like George was planning, but eventually we will be able to use it through some found exploit, which is possible because we have the dumps.. its just a matter of finding a good hole and being able to use it.
Well - it all depends on the way the (first) CFW would be installed on "virgin" PS3 (aka one with no CFW so far). So far it seems the access to OtherOS (e.g. pre-3.21 FW) might be the only way. It's indeed possible that down the line another way could be found but (similarly as with PSP in the past) the higher with OFW you'll go on your PS3 the lower chances are that you'll be able to install CFW or at least much longer you'd need to wait for exploit to be found.