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243w 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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#76 - mckarlsson - 243w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by RadioactiveSoup View Post
LG5tool is working on 3.41 for me.

that are really good news mw2 i am coming ...

#75 - Mbb - 243w ago
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the LG5Tool did work to when firware 3.21 was released, anybody knows for how long that was, If I can remember it right it was 3-4 weeks.

#74 - EiKii - 243w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by NoZart View Post
How about people using two harddrives? I was planning to keep two harddrives, one for original use, and one for Homebrew. Is the update blocking the exploit on the internal memory or on the harddrive?

This should be easily testable on an already Updated PS3: Format the harddrive in a PC, and try to reinstall it with the 3.41 update on the PS3, i think?


imo fw is partly loaded to internal, so u cant thats easy just downgrade fw, but if the system update fails mid update and just starts over and over u can get back to the one u were updating from, anyhow heard some ppl claiming to be able to go down fw by formatting harddrive but i guess thats some older machines cuz now it isnt really possible no? correct me if im wrong if it was that easy there wouldent be ppl not updating even from 1.60 xD

#73 - CyberMew - 243w ago
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the psn store seems to be very old. looks like its connecting to some malaysia computer.

#72 - Darkar - 243w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by machonerd15 View Post
Jeeze, I'm glad I read about this now before I went to bed. I shut down the PSPlus autoupdate feature before it was too late. I feel bad for anyone who missed this news and will be at 3.42 in the morning.

the playstation plus will auto download it but it will ask you to confirm the installation so you will be safe there fella as you can always say no.

#71 - machonerd15 - 243w ago
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Jeeze, I'm glad I read about this now before I went to bed. I shut down the PSPlus autoupdate feature before it was too late. I feel bad for anyone who missed this news and will be at 3.42 in the morning.

#70 - paradise327 - 243w ago
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Confirmed working!! Game of Cat and Mouse Begins. Don't update your ps3 kiddos!

#69 - uoY redruM - 243w ago
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Tried the logan5 trick, but got this error on my PS3: 80028EA6 Wouldn't sign in..

^edit to my above post:

VOODOO MAGIC! haha, got it to work. You have to do exactly what it says, when "testing connection" it'll stop and say that you need to download the update. Hit O to go back out of network settings and scroll your tab to the PS Network tab. Click "Sign In" (where your friend list and messages would be) and it'll ask you if you want to update. Click no. Go to your PC and uncheck the box for Firmware Update (the logan5 tool) and go back to your PS3 again. Click "Sign In" once again.

BOOM! Your signed in with 3.41! Now I can play my backup games and online!

Only if I can get backup game to work! I backed up MW2 (backed up but won't load) and Just Cause 2 (backed up but won't play). Got Ghost Recon to backup and play. Only one so far.

Time to call it a night, been up like 24-hour straight. Have to work tomorrow.

#68 - HellReborn - 243w ago
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so i got home from work tonight and my little brother updated my ps3... I tried to do it and i got the usual results in the beginning but nothing popped up this time. now, If Sony had removed the feature to go into debug, there should not be a hang at the beginning. I assume it was not a perminate fix, so im not really worried.

#67 - Koneesha - 243w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post
3.15 is the most important

Yes it is. But its also the worst for this stuff. No online No Jailbreak. No PSN. We gotta fix that