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January 31, 2011 // 7:07 pm - Today Hideki has released what he calls Simple PS3 Proxy, a PSN Firmware version bypass application which functions similar to the other PSN bypass methods.

Download: Simple PS3 Proxy

From the ReadMe file: Set on your PS3 a web proxy of (PC IP) port 8080

IE: if the machine you are to be running this proxy on is then put that as the IP and 8080 as the port in the PS3 network configuration for your web proxy.

If 3.56 is still current, just run the app and click start. If 3.60 or later is now out, change the 3.5600 value in required PS3 version to 3.6000 or similar.

As long as the PS3 is correctly configured and this app is running, you will be signed in. This is licensed under version 2 of the GNU public licence, see license.txt for details. Source code is included in the archive in /src

This software may not be sold, this software may not be bundled with things being sold, this software (or any derivative works) may not be distributed without the license and its source.

Please do not cheat in online games, it makes you a lamer and aggravates Sony. Hi to the people of #Amiga, #Atheism, #Pharyngula, #PSGroove etc.

[Hideki] - hideki.adam @ - 31 Jan 2011

Possible errors

On PC:

If you get an error about mswinsck.ocx being missing, either run the proxy app as administrator or copy the included .ocx file (in \ocx) to \windows\system32. (or if you prefer, download and install the microsoft VB6 runtimes which include this required file but also a large number of other not required files...)

MS VB6 Runtime KB article link:

On PS3:

Error 8071053D - You are not running the proxy or the IP/Port are wrong.

Update request - You have not setup the proxy on PS3 side or Sony have worked around this workaround.

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#52 - Onestep - February 2, 2011 // 3:11 am
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works great, Thanks!!!

scratch that, allows psn network but geting 80710723 error... trying firewall settings and such

when i start black ops i get 80028ed5

#51 - PSPSwampy - February 1, 2011 // 11:22 pm
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I seriously doubt this will work any longer that the other bypass methods linked to in the first post. (most of which are/were known to be working with the recent firmware update)

They all work in more or less the same way (disguarding/modifying the ps3-updatelist.txt data provided by sonys servers) and as soon as sony's web team update the necessary security on their servers - this, along with the others, will stop working.

Sony is a large company with many different departments, it takes some departments longer to make necessary changes than others. There will be DNS/Web server changes involved and depending on TTL (Time To Live) settings make take some time for these changes to be propogated on sony's own servers around the world. DNS changes also have to propogate around ISP servers around the world so they have to allow for this time before closing the loop-hole.

I'm sure there is more to it than simply the above, but the required change along with the propogation time is why the trick works "for some days" following a firmware release.

It's late and i've probably not provided enough info to give a proper explaination - but I'm 99% sure this will stop working at the same time as all the other methods.

Don't get me wrong - i'd LOVE to be proved wrong


Quote Originally Posted by hitek2001 View Post
Search for MSWINSCK.OCX and add the file to your c:\windows\syswow64 directory not your c:\windows\system32 Worked for me

If this is a .NET application you should be able to just drop the win sock activex component into the same folder as the executable. (One of the benefits of .NET - just chuck it all in the same directory as the app and it should work!)

#50 - hitek2001 - February 1, 2011 // 7:33 pm
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Search for MSWINSCK.OCX and add the file to your c:\windows\syswow64 directory not your c:\windows\system32 Worked for me

#49 - Alucard - February 1, 2011 // 5:47 pm
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I'm using the bypass since 3.56 day one! and still working!! is one of the first method from 3.41 i think!

#48 - Figgzor - February 1, 2011 // 3:21 pm
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working for me, havent tried multiplayer but psn does indeed work.

#47 - jd200 - February 1, 2011 // 2:52 pm
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didn't know this was still working, i guess sony will close this soon tho.

#46 - jibbajabber - February 1, 2011 // 2:27 pm
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i'm using the lg5tool to play online, ive been playing on cod bo but its a bit laggy since it forces me to use nat type 3, and for some reason dlc won't download.

#45 - Brenza - February 1, 2011 // 2:12 pm
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The file mswinsck.ocx mustn't be copied in system32 folder but the program!

#44 - Helmax - February 1, 2011 // 2:10 pm
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Sony completely controls their Network and its security. There is no "fail" here for their security.

Routing to another DNS for a few days really isnt a mystery as to why it works, as they update the rest of the world.

I believe we could develop something to work around their security checks, but only if we knew what those checks were. And even then, its on Sonys end, not our, to change that security.

#43 - BALLISTIKAL - February 1, 2011 // 1:23 pm
Good news. I'll wait for a good internet source before using this though.