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January 31, 2011 // 8:07 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.

Simple PS3 Proxy - PSN Firmware Version Bypass is Released

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#42 - Link14 - February 1, 2011 // 6:52 am
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The bypass still working but I think we will need that in the next weeks ! Thanks for the dev.

I just wonder about how it's working. The PC fake a PS3 with a correct FW version to permit the linking between the PS3 and PSN ? So this method can't be stopped by sony for now ?

#41 - ModderFokker - February 1, 2011 // 6:23 am
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I'm gonna wait for another couple weeks to upgrade my other PS3 (bricked first one).

So need for this tool just yet.

#40 - oVERSoLDiER - February 1, 2011 // 5:38 am
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Will give it a try if the DNS bypass doesn't this evening.

#39 - Brenza - February 1, 2011 // 5:33 am
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Awesome release, i love it!!!

#38 - SharkUW - February 1, 2011 // 5:30 am
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I think it's worth noting that the 2 statements are contradictory and as best one could tell the intent was to license it under GPL.

#37 - GrandpaHomer - February 1, 2011 // 5:08 am
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No it doesn't unfortunatelly - all the bypass methods are in principle the same at the moment so once Sony will block this all of them will stop working.

#36 - bez - February 1, 2011 // 4:24 am
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Haha great... For every bit of data downloaded it checks if it has "3.56" in it - if it has it replaces it with 3.55.

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So fingers crossed none of the data you download has contains the binary equivalent of "3.56" Might be a few corrupt downloads...

Plus doing this in VB - gonna be slow as hell? If anyone wants a quick (and inheriently dirty) fix put this in the version textboxes:-


Dest=85;ImageVersion=0000bc25;SystemSoftwareVersio n=3.5600;


Dest=85;ImageVersion=0000bc25;SystemSoftwareVersio n=3.5500;

Might work... Someone should code something better tho...

#35 - solrac1974 - February 1, 2011 // 3:46 am
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Great work, until Sony block us again!

#34 - PiLLeMaNN - February 1, 2011 // 3:26 am
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I do think the DNS trick is the same as the bypass method, correct me if I'm wrong.

#33 - syphonlord - February 1, 2011 // 3:19 am
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Haven't tried this yet still at work, but will give it a go later, just hope sony dont slam the door shut today i wanna grab that killzone 3 demo.