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249w ago - A few days back the PS JailBreak folks warned buyers about less expensive clone PS3 modchips, including the x3JailBreak and the PS3Key USB modchip, and today they sent out a wave of warning e-mails to those who pre-ordered the device not to update their PS3 Firmware beyond version 3.41 until it is confirmed safe to do so.

TQCast.com (linked above) confirms receiving one of these such e-mails, and reports it as containing the following notice, to quote:

"Just a friendly update email and some advice for you over the coming days and weeks.

While PS Jailbreak team have told us it should be possible to support future firmware versions on the PS3, it's is not guaranteed, they will need to access any newer firmwares than 3.41 and if needed release an update for the PS Jailbreak to support the newer firmwares.

So we wanted to give you all some advice that if a system update is released for the PS3 in the coming days or before you receive your PS Jailbreak which blocks system updates, we recommend that nobody update their PS3 for the time being.

If a PS3 system update newer than 3.41 is released you should keep an eye on the PS Jailbreak website for news on compatibility with the PS Jailbreak on the new firmware's. Only update your PS3 past 3.41 firmware if the PS Jailbreak team say that it's safe to do."

While this message seems like common sense to PS3 sceners, those new who pre-ordered a PS JailBreak chip and are not familiar with Sony's battle against piracy on the PSP may wish to take notice.

PS JailBreak Warns Buyers Not to Update Past 3.41 PS3 Firmware

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#29 - b4rtsimps0n - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by puksa View Post
What are you talking about? O_o 4 years ago? Prooflink, please!


I think he means it's been 4 years before we've been able to run backups on the PS3. On retail units anyway.

#28 - cirojr - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by victor307664 View Post
No matter what hackers do, sony is on top when it comes to security. When GeoHot did his this, they patched it. No hack on the ps3 is ever permanent so all of you that plan on wasting your money on the ps3jailbreak and knock-offs, better think again because that money could have bought you a couple new games or a bunch of used ones.

I wish there was a permanent hack but it probably won't be available until they release the "PS5" which the ps3 will be obsolete.


What I love most in all this situation, is the FORTUNE TELLERS that tell me the future for free on the internet.

It's awesome. It's matter of time, in any forum, someone comes and PLU, tell what will happen 100% accurate. Marvelous...

#27 - puksa - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by feliznatal View Post
is the first time ps3 run backups in 4 years. Now only need know if the update firmware don't kill the psjailbreak.

What are you talking about? O_o 4 years ago? Prooflink, please!

#26 - hacked2123 - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by sk group View Post
i just wish geohot would release his custom firmware. what a total DOUCHE for not releasing it, WHY WOULDN'T HE? he ruined linux then he just bailed.

oh god i'm still pissed - even with the psjailbreak out i'm STILL RAGED.

The decision he made to not release the Custom Firmware was an absolutely brilliant one I think. If he had release 3.21 CFW it would have been immediately patched, and it would prevent us from doing future CFW when it really matters.

I won't delve into any details, but 99% certain I know how GeoHot went about making the custom firmware, and a patch is simple and effective.

Now that we have unsigned code ability, much more superior CFW can be obtained, and that option is easily available to us because GeoHot didn't spill the beans.

3.42 CFW is almost a guaranteed release if you ask me.

#25 - feliznatal - 249w ago
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is the first time ps3 run backups in 4 years. Now only need know if the update firmware don't kill the psjailbreak.

that is for now the question. let's see..

#24 - JumpMan3 - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by IamSovereign View Post
imagine the thousands of dollars one could save on games that will play on firmware 3.41.

eh, I don't think there is THAT many worthwhile games on the PS3, and some of them are heavy on the online like Little Big Planet.

#23 - BwE - 249w ago
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i just wish geohot would release his custom firmware. what a total DOUCHE for not releasing it, WHY WOULDN'T HE? he ruined linux then he just bailed.

oh god i'm still pissed - even with the psjailbreak out i'm STILL RAGED.

#22 - IamSovereign - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by victor307664 View Post
No matter what hackers do, sony is on top when it comes to security. When GeoHot did his this, they patched it. No hack on the ps3 is ever permanent so all of you that plan on wasting your money on the ps3jailbreak and knock-offs, better think again because that money could have bought you a couple new games or a bunch of used ones.

I wish there was a permanent hack but it probably won't be available until they release the "PS5" which the ps3 will be obsolete.

It is definitely not a waste of money. I for one have waited until this very moment to get a PS3. I cannot condone piracy but, imagine the thousands of dollars one could save on games that will play on firmware 3.41... Also, once devs have a way in it's over for Sony. Look at the battle of Microsoft and the hackers. They have 10 times the resources that Sony has.

Just equity alone (market cap) is 208 billion for Microsoft and 20 billion for Sony. IMO the hacking community will prevail. It is hard for a bureaucratic company to keep pace with the ingenuity of so many hackers that are all looking at the problem from a different point of view.

#21 - jul644 - 249w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by victor307664 View Post
No matter what hackers do, sony is on top when it comes to security. When GeoHot did his this, they patched it. No hack on the ps3 is ever permanent so all of you that plan on wasting your money on the ps3jailbreak and knock-offs, better think again because that money could have bought you a couple new games or a bunch of used ones.

I wish there was a permanent hack but it probably won't be available until they release the "PS5" which the ps3 will be obsolete.


LMFAO they didnt patch it they just removed linux completely!

and a permanent hack is a physical hack like a mod chip or a magic disc lol

#20 - victor307664 - 249w ago
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No matter what hackers do, sony is on top when it comes to security. When GeoHot did his this, they patched it. No hack on the ps3 is ever permanent so all of you that plan on wasting your money on the ps3jailbreak and knock-offs, better think again because that money could have bought you a couple new games or a bunch of used ones.

I wish there was a permanent hack but it probably won't be available until they release the "PS5" which the ps3 will be obsolete.