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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 192.168.0.12 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 @ gmail.com - 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: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290887

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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#32 - xastey - February 1, 2011 // 2:33 am
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pretty nice app, thanks.

#31 - Tidusnake666 - February 1, 2011 // 1:58 am
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Just a quick question, so this bypass method is going to live longer then DNS trick? Thanks!

#30 - ricdee - February 1, 2011 // 1:25 am
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Thanks for this, will give it a try.. still not sure about using dns trick which does work really well!

#29 - heartagram62 - February 1, 2011 // 1:21 am
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I'm stuck using a proxy anyway, not that I want to but it lets me use the PS3 online but not sign into my account. Would this help fix that?

#28 - nightwish - February 1, 2011 // 12:47 am
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thanks a lot... I'll test tonight ^^

#27 - DMagic1 - February 1, 2011 // 12:40 am
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Quote Originally Posted by bobbombweed View Post
this doesn't work. when i click on .exe it says "component MSWINSCK.OCX or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file is missing or invalid" what does this mean?

As Bishoff posted "Those of you having problems with the missing ocx... you have to pull the ocx from the file and pull it to the folder where the app is for it to work. Putting in the windows/system 32 won't do it."

That worked for me.

#26 - flairzack - January 31, 2011 // 11:45 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by bew View Post
I went on PSN and downloaded some game DLC, so that much still works, at least.


what did you download? you succeeded in downloading something?

#25 - bew - January 31, 2011 // 11:07 pm
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I went on PSN and downloaded some game DLC, so that much still works, at least.

#24 - tilla - January 31, 2011 // 11:06 pm
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Confirmed: doesn't work in-games yet. The dev said he was going to try and patch it up tommorow.

#23 - whodey0024 - January 31, 2011 // 10:59 pm
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Useless? I get signed in on psn then when I go to netflix or try a game instant DC and won't reconnect till I exit the game or netflix.