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September 9, 2010 // 2:59 pm - A few days ago Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.42 which plugged the PS3 JailBreak exploit, and today they have blocked PlayStation 3 proxy connection methods amid reports of 3.42 update issues.

As of today, to connect to PSN and use your PS3 online users are required to update to Firmware version 3.42 rendering the PS3 Firmware Bypass and DNS methods useless.

Additionally, garyopa reports via that some users who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.42 are now experiencing various issues, to quote:

"There is numerous reports of 'Sound Problems,' they seem to be the biggest problem, with sound cutting in and out. Also reports of games like COD:MW2, Battlefield 2: Bad Company, Madden 2011 in crashing or not even loading at times.

Of course with every new firmware update, there is the series of reports of 'bricks,' the PS3 just looping, or frozen forever after the update."

Sony Blocks PS3 Proxy Methods, PS3 Firmware 3.42 Issues Arise

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#13 - BwE - September 9, 2010 // 10:45 pm
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lame. but yeah the ftp should prove very useful.

but this also makes you wonder, what do they change on their end to make the firmware bypass not work??!

very strange.

#12 - garretts228 - September 9, 2010 // 10:42 pm
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I loved that saying "all I can say to you is, bring a lunch. You're gonna be here a while." I'm posting that on facebook how do I rep you?

#11 - magneto198 - September 9, 2010 // 10:41 pm
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They blocked the firmware bypass back when they released 3.21 to remove other OS. guess they have to modify it for each new firmware they release.

#10 - arnies - September 9, 2010 // 10:40 pm
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The game of cat and mouse continues!

#9 - junior2k9 - September 9, 2010 // 10:39 pm
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maybe with the ftp server for ps3 we can figure a way to spoof the firmware version... just a thought.

#8 - tripellex - September 9, 2010 // 10:31 pm
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Sony is only hurting themselves in the long run trying to combat piracy. The cat is out of the bag: The PS3 is finally hacked. No amount of updates or feature removals will stem the tide. Hackers, like life, will always find a way. And what Sony doesn't realize, that other companies like Adobe and Microsoft (for the most part) have, is that the harder they fight it and push us, the harder we will push back.

Its the proverbial fighting a knife with a gun, gun with a cannon, cannon with a missile, etc etc. If they'd just relax and let the relatively few pirates out there pirate a few games here and there, we'd ease up on trying to put the smackdown on them.

To any Sony representatives reading this, if you keep screwing with us... all I can say to you is, bring a lunch. You're gonna be here a while.

#7 - junior2k9 - September 9, 2010 // 10:28 pm
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When you say "All proxy methods" I am safe to assume logan tool doesn't work anymore either??...

#6 - SuperDre - September 9, 2010 // 10:26 pm
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LOL, we knew that one was coming.. hehe.. I wondered even why it would work altogether after the last time they blocked it..

#5 - zerobde - September 9, 2010 // 10:20 pm
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I updated from 3.15 and to be honest... I rarely play online anyway. This time around... I'm not updating. My girl wants to play LBP online, so I guess I'll be buying another PS3 soon for online play lol.

#4 - zzk2001 - September 9, 2010 // 10:11 pm
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I for one will not update, I have been without PSN from the time they took OtherOS away so i have no reason as of now to get on PSN.

And i am sure sooner or latter Homebrew for X-link or PS3connect =P will come out soon then we can bypass PSN and play on some real servers. maybe even our own costume HOME lol etc etc, And with 3.42 having so many errors even if i did not care about homebrew i would not update, Just to risky.