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March 31, 2010 // 11:18 pm - 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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#128 - nyleridedog - April 5, 2010 // 11:10 am
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logan tool stopping working for me to! Throwing up runtime error 5 every time! Any ideas?

Looking into other tools now.

#127 - superste2201 - April 5, 2010 // 10:37 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Transient View Post
I like how people justify Sony's heavy-handed approach by saying it doesn't affect many people. 33.5 million PS3s sold and let's say 0.1% of the users use Linux. That's still 33,500 people!

And to repeat an analogy I saw elsewhere... LG makes a blu-ray player that has built-in Netflix support. All people use the player for blu-rays, but a small number of people also use the Netflix feature. A hacker then discovers a way to access additional features on the player via Netflix which may potentially enable piracy. Rather than fix the problem, LG removes the Netflix feature. Is that fair?

Anyway, back on topic... If anyone here uses DD-WRT on their router, you can override the system update DNS entry by putting the following into Additional DNS Options:

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Of course put in the address that is applicable to your region and the IP of your local webserver. Then add the ps3-updatelist.txt to the appropriate folder on your webserver.

If you're really astute, you can even use the router's internal webserver to host the file for you.

Anyone got a guide for this, i wanna store the file on my dd-wrt router but i cant create any files/folders in jffs only tmp, could i use that folder instead?

#126 - ShellCoder - April 5, 2010 // 10:24 am
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Hello, I use Linux Fedora and FreeBSD unix, I use dnsmasq with apache to pypass PS3 update, and it work fine with me.

what i did:

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add this line: address=/
where is my ip and where i install also the apache server

then download ps3 update files to apache:

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then on PS3 just set the primary DNS to or to where you install dnsmasq


#125 - livpool - April 5, 2010 // 8:46 am
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logan5 is starting to fail me... looking into another tool now..

anyone elses logan5 not work today?

#124 - Musoka - April 4, 2010 // 1:45 am
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I am able to connect fine, I am also able to play online levels in LBP fine by myself. But anytime I try to join a friend to play LBP, the lag kicks up, and I keep getting game disappeared errors. Is anyone else having a similar issue, and does anyone have an idea to fix it?

Same thing happens to me with Logan5, and as well as using the dns server trick of connecting to someones setup server. Any help would really be appreciated.

#123 - Raze1988 - April 3, 2010 // 9:23 pm
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I can also confirm that it works smoothly with PS3PROXi and Windows 7 Ultimate (x64).

#122 - silencephaze - April 3, 2010 // 7:03 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by fun4you2008 View Post
What error code? 8002A212?

Never saw that code i just couldn't connect period. All be trying later on tonight when i like to game on the weekends because i'm usually busy with college. All let you know my situation.

#121 - Hairyx - April 3, 2010 // 6:32 pm
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If you are thinking the only way Sony can force this upon you is with a new game release's then you are very wrong.
Sorry to put this to you all but...

1) Any "demo" from PSN could do a check for usage of 3.21
2) Any "Game Update" could do a check for usage of 3.21. Also they could just release a game update just to do this check and not to fix anything!

Now you could say I will not update the games then, but 99% if your not using latest version of a game then it will not run on-line. And for gamers who are in to COD, MAG etc there no choice really. The likes of EA, Activision and co will have no problems taking part in this.

#120 - fun4you2008 - April 3, 2010 // 5:35 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by silencephaze View Post
The Logan tool was working before and now stopped i'm not sure why? Also ps3 proxi version 1 isn't working. I have the latest frameware up to the the new one that removes the otheros.

What error code? 8002A212?

#119 - silencephaze - April 3, 2010 // 5:26 pm
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The Logan tool was working before and now stopped i'm not sure why? Also ps3 proxi version 1 isn't working. I have the latest frameware up to the the new one that removes the otheros.