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March 31, 2010 // 7:57 pm - 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 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
0x31337A73 -- 0x309E -- NV40_SWIZZLED_SURFACE
0x313371C3 -- 0x3062 -- NV40_CONTEXT_SURFACES_2D
0x3137AF00 -- 0x3089 -- NV40_SCALED_IMAGE_FROM_MEMORY
0x31337808 -- 0x308A -- NV40_IMAGE_FROM_CPU


• The [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features have been deleted.
• The playback quality of some PlayStationŽ format software that is downloaded (as a purchase or for free) from PlayStationŽStore 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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#56 - CALCOM - April 1, 2010 // 5:35 pm
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my ps3 settings were changed to the ip that was shown in logan and port to 8080. my ps3 is an original 60gb fat.

#55 - sharks - April 1, 2010 // 5:29 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by skrapps View Post
so wait, when a mod chip is released, will they disable the blu ray drive too, because of security issues? wtf sony. maybe they should disable everything on the system JUST IN CASE...

lol yeah i think they might... no, seriously, they definitely will.

#54 - Warrorar - April 1, 2010 // 5:28 pm
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does that mean if i want to have still a chance of getting a hacked ps3, and want to use 3D output. i have to wait for a cfw?

that sucks... why is there no 3.20 update for retail? =/

#53 - CALCOM - April 1, 2010 // 5:24 pm
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i have installed the program logan5 and the libraries and can connect and sign in but after a minute or 2 i get the error 'runtime error 5 - invalid call procedure or argument. im on windows 7 x64. i can even get as far as starting a match on mw2 but it always ends up signing out due to that error. HELP pls!

i have tried closing all internet windows, utorrent and nothing works also tried running compatability mode ? i am on 3.15 and have seen the firmware version box on logan change to 3.21 whilst checking in system properties of ps3 still saying 3.15.

#52 - dvb123 - April 1, 2010 // 4:35 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by dondolo View Post
it just seems to me that 3.15 is stored inside the disk, and i got no way out. what should i do?? we can choose to don't update to 3.21 for now, but what we will do when the gams will force as to update to be played?

Find 3.15 and install to play gow3. As for future games requiring 3.21 and up you just have to wait, time will tell.

#51 - longhornx - April 1, 2010 // 4:33 pm
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if I connect a lan cable from pc2PS3 but the pc doesn't have internet connection, after the bypass FW check I could change internet settings to have internet on PS3?

#50 - dondolo - April 1, 2010 // 4:26 pm
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hi guys. i apologize if i'm posting to the wrong section. i recently bought GOW III, my firmware is 3.01, when the disk is inserted, a screenshot appears asking me to update to the version 3.15 {or more} to play the game. i turned off the internet connection, btw, nothing has changed cause when i launch the game, i got the same screenshot over and over and over.

it just seems to me that 3.15 is stored inside the disk, and i got no way out. what should i do?? we can choose to don't update to 3.21 for now, but what we will do when the gams will force as to update to be played?

#49 - linus00 - April 1, 2010 // 4:13 pm
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It doesn't work and my firewall is turned off.

I use this ps3-updatelist file :

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Tried to change the firmware number as you said but didn't change anything my console is still asking for the update.

I tried using the japanese file too but it's the same it doesn't work :

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#48 - gstar45 - April 1, 2010 // 4:07 pm
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logan5 tool works great, canno't belive sony taking away other os i sure did not do the update - screw sony , nice one logan.

#47 - TUHTA - April 1, 2010 // 4:00 pm
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You have to option your ps3 updatelist just type... in ps3-updatelist.txt...firs number... which is 2.52 or something like that to 3.21 and u will be able to log in!

And guys who cant get online with proxy option!! be sure to turn of firewall! firewall can block ps3proxy !!