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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

PS3 Hacker 'GeoHot' Gives Out Flawed Advice, Rendering Game Playing Useless

Self proclaimed PS3 hacker has stated that 60Gb Phat owners that want to keep the 'OTHER OS' feature, NOT to update firmware to 3.21. Next update is expected on April 1st, and will remove the OTHER OS feature that allowed the Linux to be installed and the expolit to be used. The feature is been removed cause Sony fear a security breach, that could lead to PS3 Piracy.

Taking Geohot advice and NOT upgrading would render your PS3 useless. As Sony stated that update 3.21 is required to play games, Blu-ray's and use PSN features. I personally wouldn't hold my breath that a 'Custom Firmware' comes anytime soon.

Whilst it's annoying that Sony has to resort to removing features, I understand Sony are only protecting it's interests from Piracy brought on by Geohots illegal hacking of the PS3.

13 comments:

ikejones said...

The PS3 will continue to play Blu-rays, games and support Linux without downloading the firmware update.
You just wont be able to go on the PS network. Which is very important to many gamers.

PS3 Fan said...

I was mainly meaning, online features of Games, Blu-rays and other PSN features will end up useless.

Anonymous said...

but the rest of the other hundreds of features wont be useless, right?

Anonymous said...

Its not illegal to tamper with any purchased item, therefore i think you should edit your post, im upset i will not be able to play on PSN but too hold off , WORK alil more and get a SLIM isnt that far fetched a idea too do if you currently own a FATTY :) Im all for homebrew and finally using its full potential in linux :P:P:P:P

Anonymous said...

Who ever wrote this article must work for $ONY...

This article is nothing but BS.
First of all, GoeHot did NOTHING illegal.

Second of all, refusing to update does NOT stop you from playing games, watching blu ray ect.. It would only stop you from logging on PSN..

Whoever wrtoe this article either works for $ONY, or is just simply an idiot.

PS3 Fan said...

Firstly Hacking is illegal.

Games, & Blu-rays require PSN for some features to work, so if you don't update them features are useless.

Don't update and you'll be missing out on all the up and coming features like 3D etc. Your loss.

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Sony viral support team. This isn't obvious AT ALL.

PS3 Fan said...

Geohot actions broke the majority of the following:

2. RESTRICTIONS
You may not lease, rent, sublicense, publish, modify, adapt, or translate any portion of the System Software. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the System Software, or create any derivative works, or otherwise attempt to create System Software source code from its object code. You may not (i) use any unauthorized, illegal, counterfeit, or modified hardware or software in connection with the System Software, including use of tools to bypass, disable, or circumvent any encryption, security, or authentication mechanism for the PS3™ system; (ii) violate any laws, regulations or statutes, or rights of SCE, its affiliated companies, or third parties in connection with your access to or use of the System Software, including the access, use, or distribution of any software or hardware that you know or should have known to be infringing or pirated; (iii) use any hardware or software to cause the System Software to accept or use unauthorized, illegal, or pirated software or hardware; (iv) obtain the System Software in any manner other than through SCE's authorized distribution methods; or (v) exploit the System Software in any manner other than to use it in your PS3™ system in accordance with the accompanying documentation and with authorized software or hardware, including use of the System Software to design, develop, update, or distribute unauthorized software or hardware for use in connection with the PS3™ system for any reason. Without limiting the scope of SCE's remedies, any violation of these restrictions will void the PS3™ system's warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from SCE or its affiliated companies.

I can't believe you think Geohots done know wrong.

Anonymous said...

Well depending which country your in and what the law says he hasn't done anything wrong. But if you going by Sony's user agreement (which is pointless) he has. End of the day he hasn't done anything illegal.

Anonymous said...

Not updating to 3.21 is far from useless. Every thing works fine except for PSN, and even then there are work arounds to play online just fine. Stop spreading FUD.

PS3 Fan said...

It's only fud for those waiting for piracy to happen on PS3.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're an idiot who can't even spell correctly. The PS3 is far from 'useless' without this update. You enjoying the taste of Sony's cock?

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