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225w ago - 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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#22 - 2High4U - 225w ago
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Did you read the first post at "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...)"

#21 - bobbombweed - 225w ago
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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?

#20 - ElectrixBreaker - 225w ago
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i'll give this a try.

#19 - whodey0024 - 225w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by DMagic1 View Post
Which one of those do you use?

I used the method above and it works great. I had to wait about 10 mins after I set my ip setting for it to work but its all good now.

#18 - DMagic1 - 225w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Alucard View Post
i have been using a old method of the bypass and still working like a charm! online gaming and all!! i'm on 3.55!


Which one of those do you use?

#17 - tilla - 225w ago
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This program crashes a lot for me, anyone else getting that?

#16 - Alucard - 225w ago
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i have been using a old method of the bypass and still working like a charm! online gaming and all!! i'm on 3.55!

#15 - bew - 225w ago
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I keep getting kicked off re-syncing my trophies... (Of course I had this problem when 3.55 was online too so I'm not too sure if it's related or not.)

Going to try to download something off PSN here soon.

#14 - DummyPLUG - 225w ago
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and copy that OCX to the same dir as the exe will also work.

#13 - flairzack - 225w ago
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me too.. trying to download a rockband song.