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PS3 Firmware Update 3.42 is Now Available, Details Incoming

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238w ago - 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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#86 - Wonderkik - 238w ago
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It has been answered. Look harder ^^

The firmware isn't stored on the hard drive, try it yourself: Changing the Hdd doesn't change your firmware.

If you meant one Hdd for backups and one for "official" play, the issue remains the same, as you'll have to update to play the official way, killing the jailbreak in the process...

#85 - gdesign - 238w ago
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But again...because no one as reply... Is it possible or not to have 2 hard drives one for hack backup (offline) and other for the original $ony firmware (online)?

anyone tested?

#84 - whinis - 238w ago
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The reason the hack no longer works is the same reason that it doesn't work on 3.15 ( guessing) the location of the exploit has been changed and as such the exploit tries to load however patched the wrong location. We just need to find the right location again.

#83 - Mbb - 238w ago
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Main features in system software update version 3.42

* We begon our war against the hackers.

Expected Main features in system software update version 3.43

* We lost our war against the hackers.

#82 - saviour07 - 238w ago
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The changelog is plain and simple:

Main features in system software update version 3.42

* A patch has been added to address security vulnerability in the system software.

Source: http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/system-software/detail/item303252/Update-features-%28ver-3-42%29/

#81 - TheShroomster - 238w ago
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I've been hunting the net for info on this firmware and all i can find is on the official us.playstation blog and it just says added security features. the part i hate about these updates is the fact you dont even know what your getting until a few days later.

You agree to install and you agree to the new terms and the TOS dosent even specify. Man $ony will do anything to try and protect this system. i wanna jailbreak mine but im willing to wait it out and see what the scene puts together. i already sacrificed OtherOS to play Red Dead Redemption online with my buddies.

#80 - residentour - 238w ago
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If Jailbreak alows to run Homebrews could it be possible to decrypt the 3.42 FW and make it CFW for running unsigned codes?

#79 - prins022 - 238w ago
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Still no changelog , come on $ony, how do you want people to agree an update without knowing what's inside

#78 - TUHTA - 238w ago
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PSN By Bypassing with Logan's5 tool or something else , bypassing method will work for about 3-4 days not more or either less than i said!

#77 - CyberMew - 238w ago
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it works but the psn store is outdated, and it wont allow non usa ip to access the movies menu even though my computer is on a usa ip.


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