Update: As over 60 users are reporting below, it appears Sony has finally added a version check blocking PS3 Proxy methods for PSN. Additionally, 8002A212 is an error returned by the PSN servers during authentication (invalid version) and 8002A227 means your console is banned (OpenPSID = blacklisted).
A few weeks back we posted several methods to Bypass PS3 Firmware 3.21 and Connect to PSN, and today dc740 has updated his PS3 Firmware check remover dubbed PS3NoUpdate to version 3.0 with a guide while jabberosx has coded up an installer and FAQ for the tool.
Download: PS3NoUpdate v3.0 With SRC / PS3NoUpdate Installer
To quote: I wrote a simple program that uses the known DNS method to bypass the firmware check... but with one difference... you only have to configure 1 line in 1 file, and that's it... then you just run it (windows/linux/anything that supports java).
I have added the java policy file. And changed the scripts.. also the HOW TO run he program must be updated.
The application must be run as administrator (or root in linux) because it uses ports 53 and 80 (double check that no other application is using them!)
The attachment includes the application source code in Java too.
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