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234w ago - Update: CodeTwink has confirmed that PS3 Firmware update version 3.55 blocked access to lv2 kernel "execute" access, however, if you can patch back in a method to lv1_write_htab_entry, you can re-enable this area.

Today Sony Network Operations Americas VP Eric Lempel has announced that PS3 Firmware update v3.55 has arrived and simply adds a security patch.

Download: PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 (US) / PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 (EU)

More details are posted below, and to quote: "A new PS3 system software update, v3.55, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch."

As expected, the PS3 Firmware 3.55 update works with the E3 Card Reader so you are still able to put the PS3 in Factory/Service Mode, however, Sony has revoked lv2diag.self file_1 patching the ability to downgrade (via PSDowngrade or PSGrade) or JailBreak PlayStation 3 consoles on Firmware above version 3.50.

Currently it is possible for PS Downgrade / JailBreak users to exit the PS3 Factory/Service Mode and get back to a normal Retail PS3 console using the lv2diag.self file_2.

Finally, although not recommended for PS3 homebrew fans, PS3 Firmware 3.55 is a mandatory update for those seeking to use PSN.

While some have reported the various bypass methods are temporarily working, more promising solutions include PS3 hackers continuing work on decrypting PS3 Firmware 3.50 with version 3.55 next in their sights.

PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 Arrives, Adds Security Patch

PS3 Firmware Update v3.55 Arrives, Adds Security Patch

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#48 - oVERSoLDiER - 234w ago
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If you want to Jailbreak - leave them on 3.41.

#47 - Romualdpsp - 234w ago
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My ps3 3.41 jailbreak to 3.55 yes or no?

Help.. Thanks!

#46 - farenheit - 234w ago
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I wonder if its possible with all the decrypting and so on going on to re-insert the current jailbreak exploit into later firmware, install it and jailbreak it.. hmmm...

#45 - hackerxide - 234w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Bishoff View Post
I picked up the Move 320 GB bundle when it first came out and it has 3.40, but the 160GB units I think are probably the safest bet to still have 3.40 on them. You can always return it and try another store worst case scenario

It's not that I need a ps3 with 3.41 I still have one with 3.50 im just not gonna update it and wait for my e3 card reader to come in the mail and downgrade it to 3.41, while buying a ps3 to keep updated online thank you Bishoff for the info tho

#44 - moja - 234w ago
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Wow, can't wait to see the change log on this.

At least we'll see more frequent updates now with the scene taking off.

#43 - Bishoff - 234w ago
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I picked up the Move 320 GB bundle when it first came out and it has 3.40, but the 160GB units I think are probably the safest bet to still have 3.40 on them. You can always return it and try another store worst case scenario

#42 - hackerxide - 234w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Bishoff View Post
You can still get ps3's on 3.40 in stores like Wal mart, K-Mart, Target, etc. but 3.42 and higher are in the deliveries so if you're thinking of getting a 2nd or 3rd, better jump on them quick.

Ok well I'm going to the store in the morning enough said lol but seriously can't wait to see everybody's thoughts on this issue, as well as great news updates

#41 - oVERSoLDiER - 234w ago
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It was just a question of time, when this comes. But that it is possible to go in Factory Mode is cool. Maybe there can be done more with it.

#40 - silencephaze - 234w ago
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So looking forward to not be able to play online! -- damn sony always releasing updates all the time, which is complete was of time. Very sad lg5 tool wont work or Dns method, but i am on wired connection, so that might be the reason. Anyone have solution to get online with wired connection without updating?

As now can i jailbreak my ps3 on firmware 3.50 now? If not it's not worth waiting to update!

#39 - Bishoff - 234w ago
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You can still get ps3's on 3.40 in stores like Wal mart, K-Mart, Target, etc. but 3.42 and higher are in the deliveries so if you're thinking of getting a 2nd or 3rd, better jump on them quick.