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December 6, 2010 // 11:33 pm - 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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#28 - B4rtj4h - December 7, 2010 // 6:53 am
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what would happen if instead of loading the modified 3.41 pup you force a brick and THEN try loading it?

i'd try it but im scared

i might try it on my brothers slim though..

hehe like he won't care haha.

Hmm. I updated my slim. But i am unable to use my E3. It flashes red.

Just don't hope Sony made some speedflaws in the update -.-

#27 - PS4 News - December 7, 2010 // 6:49 am
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I removed the DNS IP from your posts 51N15T3R and hunterrr as it isn't trusted, especially with all of the PSN Account hijacking/Credit Card fraud and related scams in recent months... so while users can find it and connect using it, it is at their own risk basically as we won't be posting it here.

#26 - hunterrr - December 7, 2010 // 6:48 am
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Guys proxy still works (LOGAN or w/e and that dns works also). It will be patched within minutes to hours, so those of you who aren't updating i would get on now to message everyone goodbye

From what i've heard Sony did what Mathieulh said (something about sony revoking the lv2diag.self) the service mode works still, but downgrading doesn't. I've gathered all this info from different people so i'm not 100% sure about service mode..

#25 - 51N15T3R - December 7, 2010 // 6:13 am
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DNS trick works for now for those who don't want to bother with the Logan5 Tool or the PSN bypass methods.

#24 - condorstrike - December 7, 2010 // 5:53 am
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yeah, i've seen reports of even xmb icons being moved... there's more to this update than what it seems.

#23 - BwE - December 7, 2010 // 5:33 am
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the files inside the latest update were made on the 27th of november. only dots.txt, version.txt, updater.self and license.txt were made today (7th of december). strange

the update appears to be drastic as almost everything has been changed in some way.. so it doesn't look like just a security patch.

sys_con firmware hasn't been changed.

#22 - thatnignutz - December 7, 2010 // 5:19 am
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not sure if it's me or what, but i can't get on psn with lg5tool.. if i'm wrong please correct me.

#21 - atlask2 - December 7, 2010 // 4:52 am
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it's everytime when they launch a new update ! you can connect your ps3 on psn with a bypass method , but only this week (or 2). After that, you must update to go on psn/pstore...

#20 - BwE - December 7, 2010 // 4:38 am
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what would happen if instead of loading the modified 3.41 pup you force a brick and THEN try loading it?

i'd try it but im scared

i might try it on my brothers slim though..

#19 - condorstrike - December 7, 2010 // 4:38 am
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Some users say they could log-on to psn with 3.50 and lg5tool... anyone want to try it?