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March 9, 2011 // 9:11 pm - As previously reported, Sony has now put their PS3 Firmware 3.60 system software update live.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.60 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.60 Update (EU)

PlayStation Plus subscribers can now backup their save files via Cloud online storage, which allows users to store up to 150MB of save data or 1,000 save files (whichever comes first).

The PS3 Firmware 3.60 update also allows users to select a timer for their PlayStation 3 controllers through the addition of a new menu option to set the amount of time before the PS3 controller powers off due to inactivity.

According to PS3 hacker KaKaRoToKS, Sony removed all the loaders in the PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.60 update as well. Below are some relevant Tweets, as follows:

Wow, in 3.60, Sony removed all the loaders, no more isoldr/lv1ldr/lv2ldr/appldr.. but they added lv0.2! Seems they found a way to secure PS3.

We already have the metldr key, the thing is that they don't use metldr anymore, at all!

They can't update or remove it, but very surprisingly, they just bypassed it, it's there but unused..

Humm, looks like lv0.2 is just the SCE header of lv0, just like the spkg, it doesn't contain code in itself... just resigned with securely..

LV0.2 is just the new metadata for lv0 (one encrypted and signed using new bootloader keys (for future consoles)

Nope, no sarcasm.. of course, nothing is secure, but the flaws they had before seem to all be fixed. at least at first glance..

For now, it looks to me (at first glance) that the ps3 has been resecured, but it doesn't mean it can't be broken again from scratch..

btw, just thought about something.. metldr could still be used, but the ldrs are inside lv0 instead of being in separate files, that's all..

Sony’s 3 step solution: 1 – secure firmware update (3.56), 2 – secure firmware decryption (3.60), 3 – secure psn: change psn protocol (3.6x)

PS3 Firmware 3.60 System Software Update Live, Details Arrive

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#27 - oVERSoLDiER - March 10, 2011 // 11:11 am
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Automatic Controller shutdown - OK.
Saves in Cloud - Cool.

But for what is this new Firmware for ? Right, it's for security ! Like KaKaRoTo mentioned, no METLDR is used anymore, and no other LDR's in this Firmware. Will be a hard step to modify, let's wait and see what will be engineered in the next few days.

#26 - fest65 - March 10, 2011 // 11:07 am
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Wonder if we will be able to decrypt 3.60 eboots?

#25 - paulie121 - March 10, 2011 // 10:49 am
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why do seem to do the same thing as blizz by nerfing and giving crap rewards in return.

#24 - GonZoCFB - March 10, 2011 // 10:36 am
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Amazing!!! How many engeeniers were necessary to do that job?

#23 - GrandpaHomer - March 10, 2011 // 10:08 am
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Quote Originally Posted by chomps268 View Post
Set a timer for controller? Don't we already have that feature lol? I have mine set to turn off after 5 or 10 minutes of no activity...

Yes - but untill now there was just option to active the feature with ONE preset value of 10 minutes - now it's possible to set how many minutes it will take before shutting the controller down.

#22 - paulie121 - March 10, 2011 // 9:36 am
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well some of us waited for a crap update again, lol they could have added more than a controller power of timer.

#21 - NoZart - March 10, 2011 // 9:24 am
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Quote Originally Posted by kally12 View Post
Still, they are not going to license Skype. Please don't feel the trolls. You have nothing to prove to them.

why not? they did for the PSP, right?

#20 - young blade - March 10, 2011 // 9:10 am
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yep to be honest.. I don't need fw 3.60 I'm happy with custom 3.55 as it is..

I mean what would be the real benefit??

#19 - GrandpaHomer - March 10, 2011 // 9:02 am
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Sits quietly in the corner and waits for fw 3.60 v2..

#18 - B4rtj4h - March 10, 2011 // 7:40 am
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wham... seen the history of Sony, i am gonna wait with this "update".

Who knows what does not work after this ?!