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270w ago - With the release of PS3 Firmware 3.21, many are now planning to hold off updating their PlayStation 3 consoles and use one of the PS3 Proxy applications to bypass the required PS3 Firmware update to connect to PSN.

While most of the applications, guides and videos are quite dated (from 2007-2009), below are links to some to make navigating easier. Special THANKS to ekrboi and themiker for making recent guides as well, also available below.

We will continue to add relevant links as they are dug up, and also links to posts with all new guides that prove useful.

How to Bypass PS3 Firmware 3.21 and Connect to PSN Guides:

- LG5Tool (Logan5) Guide
- PS3.ProxyServer.GUI Guide
- PS3 Firmware Version Check Bypassed Guide
- PS3 Proxy Server GUI Bypass Method Guide
- How to Bypass PS3 Firmware Update 2.30+ via PS3 Proxy
- How to use PS3 Proxy Server Guide
- PS3 Proxi v1.0 is Now Available
- Video: PS3 Proxy Server Demonstrated on Firmware 2.60
- PS3 Firmware 2.35 and PS3 Proxy Guide
- How to Block PSN and Retain PS3 Media Server Usage
- Bypassing the PS3 Firmware Check Guide
- Guide on PSN Links Questions
- How to use PS3 Proxy Server Guide
- Guide: How to Bypass the PS3 Firmware Check
- PSN Firmware Bypass using only PS3 Proxy
- Installing PS3 Demos / Bypassing PS3 Firmware Check Guide
- PS3 Online Without Updating When an Update is Available

Related PS3 Files:

- PS3 Proxi v1.1 R3
- PS3 Proxi v1.1 R2
- PS3 Proxi v1.1
- PS3 Proxi v1.0
- PS3 Prox v3.3
- PS3 Proxy/Update Bypass v0.1
- PS3 System Update Bypasser BETA v0.1
- PS3 Proxy
- PS3 ProxyServer Installer (ENGLISH)
- PS3 ProxyServer Installer
- PS3 Firmware Version Check Bypassed Video
- PS3 Proxy Multi-Region Standalone Background Service
- PS3 Proxy Standalone Background Service
- PS3 ProxyServer GUI Controller v1.0.1011 With Source Code
- Auto-start PS3 ProxyServer GUI Final With Source Code
- Auto-start PS3 ProxyServer GUI With Source Code
- PS3 Firmware Check All-In-One Remover

Feel free to reply to this thread with which application and guide you found easiest, as they all accomplish essentially the same result.

How to Bypass PS3 Firmware 3.21 and Connect to PSN

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#208 - knight0fdragon - 263w ago
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3.15 is the last system with Other OS, they removed it in 3.21, thus being one of the reasons this topic exists.

#207 - xUb3rn00dlEx - 263w ago
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Unless I'm mistaken, since you have 3.10 the OtherOS capabilities have been removed from your system, which in turn means that there really is no point in you holding back from just updating (other than privacy concerns I guess...) So why wait in my opinion... BUT don't take me up on it until someone else verifies that I'm correct or not.

#206 - Warrorar - 263w ago
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wah i'm crying right now Q.Q

one side, wanna play Red Dead Redemption that much... waited 4 Years for the new part of this game.

second side, have faith that there will be a cfw in near future...

god i hate you pony slaystation >.

#205 - Rav - 263w ago
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Not at the moment right now. sony has blocked the methods of trying to get on psn. and other services if i remember right. Sit back and wait right now.

#204 - Warrorar - 263w ago
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Hey Guys, in one week i'm getting red Dead Redemption and i'm scared that it needs the newest Firmware 3.30...

I am still on 3.10 and dont want to update. but i wanna play that game =/ is there any way to trick the system that i have 3.30 as firmware?

i have a 80gb ps3. (exacly number i can tell when im at home)

i hope someone can help me =(

greetings
Warrorar.

#203 - laggmaster - 263w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by silencephaze View Post
Yeah i updated, i said Screw it.. Let them spy on me with their stupid tactics!

Another one falls to sony. for everyone at home still keeping track, that's millions updated and the rest of us still don't care that you updated your firmware it has no real relevance to the past few pages of replies...

#202 - mbprado - 263w ago
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I don't believe there is another method! freaking Sony..

It's possible conect to psn with debug firmwares?

#201 - silencephaze - 263w ago
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Yeah i updated, i said Screw it.. Let them spy on me with their stupid tactics!

#200 - laggmaster - 263w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by silencephaze View Post
Anyone know another method to connect to ps network by proxy?

As far as i know there is no way to access PSN unless you have current firmware...

Sony have blocked our attempts to use the method described this thread...

#199 - silencephaze - 263w ago
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Can get online with the proxi 1.1 r3 app, i was able to two days ago, but now it not working SAD!! Screw Sony!

Anyone know another method to connect to ps network by proxy?