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269w ago - As scheduled, today the PS3 Firmware 3.21 update is available for download and as Sony previously confirmed it disables the OtherOS functionality in an effort to make the PlayStation 3 entertainment system more secure.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.21 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware Update 3.21 (EU)

PS3 hacker GeoHot (EgoHot to skeptics) has promised a solution to those who hold off updating their console which may include PS3 Custom Firmware alongside a Nouveau open-source PS3 RSX driver rumored to be in development.

More details to come as they are available, including a full PS3 Firmware version 3.21 changelog. At the moment, all that is available from the PlayStation Japan site according to TheSixthAxis.com is the following, to quote: "Firstly it appears the quality of of PlayStation format software from the Store has been improved, presumably referring to the PS1 functionality (FFIX?).

Secondly, it appears that the security of MP4 video playback has been boosted too, removing some vulnerabilities."

RSX objects:

0x0 -- 0x30 -- NV01_NULL
0x31337000 -- 0x4097 -- NV40TCL
0x31337303 -- 0x39 -- NV_MEMORY_TO_MEMORY_FORMAT
0x3137C0DE -- 0x39 -- NV_MEMORY_TO_MEMORY_FORMAT
0x31337A73 -- 0x309E -- NV40_SWIZZLED_SURFACE
0x313371C3 -- 0x3062 -- NV40_CONTEXT_SURFACES_2D
0x3137AF00 -- 0x3089 -- NV40_SCALED_IMAGE_FROM_MEMORY
0x31337808 -- 0x308A -- NV40_IMAGE_FROM_CPU

Changelog:

• The [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features have been deleted.
• The playback quality of some PlayStation® format software that is downloaded (as a purchase or for free) from PlayStation®Store has been improved.
• A security patch was added to address security vulnerabilities that may occur when playing MP4 format video files.

Finally, those who don't plan to update may want to check out the guides on How to Bypass PS3 Firmware 3.21 and Connect to PSN.

PS3 Firmware 3.21 Update Arrives, It Only Does Less Than It Did!

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#116 - silencephaze - 268w ago
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Look like i'm going to be on the waiting game for the scene to pickup! Hope they do something soon enough because i can't remove otheros i love Linux to much!

#115 - PaNNaP - 268w ago
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I'm defly not updating. i'd love to have full video support in linux with some homebrew.

#114 - ekrboi - 268w ago
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yea it sucks.. but it is being worked on.. unless he was joking which i don't think he was.. geohot was claiming a few days ago to have a working 3.21 with otheros support.. because he was asking if there were any other new features in 3.21 to show in the sneak peek video hes suppose to be making.

i don't completely agree with their tactics of not sharing info with other smart people but i believe the days of the uncrackable beast are numbered.. so be patient and hope its sooner than later!

#113 - silencephaze - 268w ago
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Damn that sucks, so if wanted a new feature and didn't want the otheros to be removed its not possible ! Screw Sony!

#112 - ekrboi - 268w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by silencephaze View Post
I have question also? Since Sony has removed the OtherOS from the ps3 does this mean if a person skips that frame-ware update, does that mean if you install the next firmware whatever one it is will the firmware still remove the OtherOS?

yes.. updating firmware doesnt just change parts it replaces the whole system software.. so unless they choose to allow otherOS in a newer firmware then simply skipping this update won't help.

#111 - silencephaze - 268w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
NO disrespect dude, but windows 7 is as bad as updating. Windows XP is where piracy flourishes. Only downside is the amount of viruses on it.

Nah man windows xp is outdated its time for you to try windows 7 i will never go back! Windows 7 has Xp mode if i want to run xp stuff. Also windows 7 will be cracked fully soon and it will be better than xp for piracy. Not that i use it for that anyways..

I have question also? Since Sony has removed the OtherOS from the ps3 does this mean if a person skips that frame-ware update, does that mean if you install the next firmware whatever one it is will the firmware still remove the OtherOS?

#110 - Grasshopper - 268w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by silencephaze View Post
Edmarts i am on Windows 7 x64 and its work flawlessly! I only had that erorr with the ps3 proxy program on windows 7.

Edit: i am even using the internet on my ps3 while my ps3 is using the LG5 program to bypass the update!

NO disrespect dude, but windows 7 is as bad as updating. Windows XP is where piracy flourishes. Only downside is the amount of viruses on it.

#109 - moneymaker - 268w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Onestep View Post
How would one go about hosting their own dns server on a local computer that works as well as the famed dns server working around 3.21 update?

It will work if you can set it up to act for every address as a relay of a good and fully updated dns server keeping only one address to translate directly (the one we know)...

#108 - silencephaze - 268w ago
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I can confirm with the latest version of Ps3 proxi R3 i can go online and game on killzone 2, download demos from playstation store and access the playstation store!

#107 - livpool - 268w ago
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i think the intent of getting the PSN details (login/pass) is to spend the money you already put on there + if you have your account details on it still, they can put hundreds of dollars on PSN to spend spend spend.