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Sony Responds to PS3 Other OS Lawsuit, Requests Dismissal 850°
September 19, 2010 // 6:35 pm - Update: According to, a federal judge has dismissed all but one of the claims leveled against Sony for dropping Linux support from its PlayStation 3 game console, but gave the plaintiffs permission to refile an amended complaint that fixes the deficiencies.

Previously we reported on a slew of class action lawsuits against Sony due to the PS3...

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Project: Attempts Being Made to Re-Enable OtherOS on PS3 850°
September 19, 2010 // 6:35 pm - Update: A video is now available below of a PS JailBreak OtherOS Installer from Sh1m3oN (proof of concept enabling features in the PS3 XMB) with some details on how to do it from Reaver at TeknoGods.

Recently C4PT started a project in attempt to re-enable OtherOS on JailBroken PS3 consoles, as you have the option to run your own selfs on them.

To quote: "C4PT has successfully gotten the OtherOS installer to run due to this fact. He accomplished this by putting the otheros.self into a backup game's...

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Australian PS3 Gamer Loses OtherOS Lawsuit to Sony 550°
August 31, 2010 // 7:42 pm - While everyone awaits a verdict on the injunction in the recent PS JailBreak lawsuit hearing, another Australian PS3 gamer has lost his OtherOS lawsuit to Sony recently.

According to (linked above) Michael Trebilcock had asked for AU $800 in compensation (the cost to rent a laptop for each day he was unable to use Linux on his PS3, plus fees), with a claim that the updated console could no longer be used as a computer.

To quote: "Unfortunately...

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PS3 Debug Firmware v3.21 Arrives, Downgrade for OtherOS 750°
June 6, 2010 // 3:04 pm - Today PS3 Debug Firmware version 3.21 has been added to our PS3 Debug Firmware Archive thanks to an anonymous nice guy, and although it removes OtherOS functionality (like the Retail counterpart did) PlayStation 3 Test unit owners can downgrade to restore OtherOS functionality!

Download: PS3 Debug Firmware v3.21 (USA) Update

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JaicraB Releases PS3 OtherOS Base Exploit and Source Code 850°
May 13, 2010 // 7:17 am - As a follow-up to his previous work, today JaicraB has updated his blog entry with a PS3 OtherOS Base Exploit and the related Source Code for PlayStation 3 developers.

Download: PS3 OtherOS Base Exploit (.BLD File) / PS3 OtherOS Base Exploit Source Code

This comes shortly after gow3forme shared...

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Air Force May Suffer Collateral Damage on PS3 OtherOS Removal 800°
May 13, 2010 // 12:07 am - Although not surprising, today reports that the US Air Force may suffer collateral damage (especially since investing in 300 followed by another 2200 consoles for research) due to Sony's recent decision to remove the OtherOS functionality via PS3...

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Sony Apologizes for OtherOS Removal due to PS3 Piracy Concerns 1200°
April 9, 2010 // 4:16 pm - Despite some refunds being granted, today Sony UK has officially apologized for the OtherOS removal in the recently released PS3 Firmware 3.21 update citing PS3 piracy concerns...

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European Law Grants Partial Refund Due to PS3 OtherOS Removal 800°
April 8, 2010 // 3:52 pm - Update: now reports that Sony has stated they have no intention of reimbursing retailers if they offer fat PS3 users partial refunds because of the removal of the Install OtherOS function, and as a result retailer GAME is already refusing refunds.

According to (linked above), a European law grants a partial refund to PS3 consumers due to the recent removal of the OtherOS feature in the PS3...

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