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September 6, 2010 // 10:19 pm - Update: Several users who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.42 have now confirmed (along with Sony directly) that Sony has indeed added 'additional security features' and patched the PS3 exploit used for PS JailBreak, PSGroove and PSFreedom as expected so it is advised you do NOT update if you plan to use them.

For those who just signed in to PlayStation Network, PS3 Firmware update 3.42 is now available to download.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.42 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.42 Update (EU)

While we can speculate on whether Sony blocked PS JailBreak with it, etc feel free to grab it below and report in the comments any changes you notice and we will update the news accordingly.

PS3 Firmware Update 3.42 is Now Available, Details Incoming

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#106 - tilla - September 7, 2010 // 1:49 pm
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Augh my stupid brother updated so his stupid friend could play DJ Hero. FML, here's hoping they figure out the payload for 3.42

#105 - neophyte5001 - September 7, 2010 // 1:32 pm
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True... if the log is stored on the HDD then a swap may keep you safe. Something tells me it's not that easy tho, IIRC the XBOX360 stored gameID on NAND so maybe it's the same here. Not 100% knowledgeable about these things, but I have been learning a LOT in the last week!

#104 - MajestacaL - September 7, 2010 // 1:21 pm
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I think what the other posters were getting at about using 2 different HDD is this your system is running FW3.41 you have 2 HDD one for online for retail copies and one for backup copies. What they are getting at is not that the FW is stored on the HDD but the LOG file that sony looks at to ban the consoles from PSN? Where is that log filed stored at?

#103 - jimmyo88 - September 7, 2010 // 12:51 pm
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So i finally was able to get my board for a good price and actually have it shipped out on the same day. Brilliant

Not so brilliant was finding out my house mate updated the console when I was out.

Just wondering if there is going to be any sort of solution for those of us who have updated to 3.42. Is the door well and truly slammed shut or is there any hope that with all these detailed LVL2 dumps etc that are starting to come out, there may be some possibility of a downgrader.

If there is no chance of a downgrader, could it be something as simple as changing the offset values on the PsGroove software to match with the current firmware.

As you can imagine guys, I'm fuming..... really dont want to have to buy another PS3.

#102 - GrandpaHomer - September 7, 2010 // 11:53 am
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Quote Originally Posted by uoY redruM View Post
Another idea (might work) would be instead of buying an new PS3, just have a second PS3 hard drive. Use one for offline and one for online.

Wouldn't that work (or am I simplifying something that isn't simple)?

I assume everything is installed on the HDD, correct?

Nope - not possible - part of FW is still stored inside of the PS3's flash memory.
Quote Originally Posted by xnihsnek View Post
If you just ordered a PS3, probably has FW 3.42 already installed.

Nope - most likely 3.30 or lower at the moment. Sony is not a wizard to magiaclly update all PS3's firmwares already in stock at retailers
Quote Originally Posted by Whateverwhateve View Post
All the people here talking about how you can still login to PSN using the LG5Tool pequied my interest.

I had been looking up how to connect to PSN through 3.15 for months now, but everybody still assued me that currently there was no bypass available, so imagine my surprise when everybody is telling me that PSN Download Manager and LG5Tool still worked.

I have tried both the LG5Tool and the PSN Download Manager, I am still unable to get my PS3 online despite following the guides. I know the proxy in both tools is working as I can see my PS3 attempting to connect through it, and in the case of PSN Download Manager the 3.42 update as well as some random files were downloaded, but my PS3 still insists there is a required update and I cannot connect to PSN.

This will indeed work only for FW 1 or few versions bellow current 3.42 - e.g. 3.41 and MAYBE one more bellow that too. It's fully controllable by Sony unfortunatelly. No chance you'll get online with 3.15 or lower FW anymore.

Quote Originally Posted by uoY redruM View Post
Backing up a game right now so I'll have to wait till it done and reboot the PS3 so I'm not caught in Jailbreak mode lol.

Sadly - this will most definitelly NOT protect you from being detected and later on baned - both your PSN ID(s) as well as whole PS3 - as Sony can see from the internal logs what you've been doing with your PS3 even while offline ... !

Quote Originally Posted by prins022 View Post
Still no changelog , come on $ony, how do you want people to agree an update without knowing what's inside

Wana changelog? Here it is: "Improved playback for some PS3 titles" ... (Read: No more JailBreak)

#101 - Wonderkik - September 7, 2010 // 11:51 am
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@Ninjaihawk
Urh... The answer is on the page right before where you posted... Sorry for the auto-quote, but then again, read the frakking thread before posting!
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The firmware isn't stored on the hard drive, try it yourself: Changing the Hdd doesn't change your firmware.


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Again, the firmware isn't on the Hard drive! You can't change your firmware by swapping hard drives

#100 - sideofthebarn - September 7, 2010 // 11:42 am
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Quote Originally Posted by spark32 View Post
To install game updates, disable your bypass tool (whatever you use), change your internet settings back to original (so disable the proxy from your internet settings on your PS3), DO NOT try to sign into PSN, load up the game you want to update, update it (it will work fine as you aren't using a proxy anymore), once update is complete, quit game, re-enable proxy settings on PS3, start up proxy again on PS3, sign back into PSN, play!

I apologize in advance for seemingly asking the same question that others have over and over, but the bypass tool - allows you to not update your firmware, but allows you to still play games online? Reason i ask is, I used logans tool, and it seemed to be working but, i tried to login to mw2 online and it gave me an update error. Wanted to see if i was makin an error...?

#99 - ninjaihawk - September 7, 2010 // 11:28 am
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So I *think* I updated my firmware to 3.42 (fml) last night, thinking it was 3.41. Just so happens they wanna release this damn update the same time I wanted to buy castle crushers. GREAT!

My question is: My hard drive is upgraded to a 320GB, which I did some time last year. The older hard drive is running 2.X firmware. If I plug in the other hard drive, can I somehow jailbreak still? Is the firmware stored on the hard drive or on the PS3 itself?

#98 - apples7 - September 7, 2010 // 11:00 am
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i keep gettin a runtime error of 10048 with LG5tool address already in use.

edit: nevermind fixed it had anon proxy running too.

#97 - d3adliner - September 7, 2010 // 10:53 am
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Is it possible to update games while going through Logan5's tool? I just get an error code when Pain is attempting an update.

If not, is there any other method that allows game updates?