TSA: The recently released CFW 3.55 which, according to the very community that are driving custom firmware development, appears to have bricked a number of consoles.
That's their fault, serves them right for trying to run backups and people complain about Sony Bricking consoles -_- how can it not be their fault? They knew what they were getting themselves into when they decided to go with some random guy.
that's the one thing I don't agree with all of this: with any media, you are lawfully allowed to create one backup for something you purchased legally. If companies put that backup in the package already, then I would have no complaints at all about hackers getting slaughtered in court; but since Corporations try to deny what is lawful, I don't really comment too harshly because it may affect the law that currently favors the consumer.
It is legal to backup software. However, the law makers at the same time make it illegal for one to download or purchase software that makes it possible to circumvent copy protection. It kind of reminds me of alcohol prohibition laws were it was fine to sell and drink alcohol, but it was illegal to distribute it.
...and we all know how that went. heh. I'm waiting to see what happens when the A.I. Capone of this whole piracy mess show up, myself.
talk about shit blowing up your face ...LMBAO :D http://www.youtube.com/watc...
You need no reason NOT to dl CFW.. Just DON'T do it..
I have been following this since release, as someone who supports homebrew I know not to try anything that has not been fully tested etc. Instead it really opened my eyes to how bad and desperate piracy is. While there are legits reasons for playing backups (broken BR drive) the fact remains that 99% of ps3/xbox/wii/gba/ds/psp hackers want to play games for free. And the fact that over 80% who installed this suffered a brick just because it stated they could finally play their beloved backups on the latest firmware. Greedy pirates. Seriously, on 3.41 everything worked fine, so you didnt have psn, big woop! Deal with it, didnt pay for the game, why should you play with other that did? Instead you got greedy and wanted everything. You made your brick, now eat it. (Funny thing is, there is absolutely no chance of repair without opening and flashing the motherboard via jtag (like bad htc phones)but people are no way near the level to do that for the ps3 and to do that they have to void their warranty. So Jokes)
You have a legal right to back up your physical media... You'll notice that the PS3 comes with a built in "back-up" function. Use it all you'd like. You'll also notice that you can redownload the latest version of the PS3's firmware at any time, free of charge. That comes compliments of Sony's fantastic record of supporting their consoles, even years after something better comes along (see PS2). So, if you think of arguing these hackers made a "legal" backup, you're voicing a losing argument. They didn't make a legal backup anymore than taking the Windows 7 OS, hacking the sh!t out of it, and redistributing it to others would be considered a "legal backup". These guys broke the law. It's time to face that fact so that they can be punished and the game world can move on.
Exactly. Why shouldn't they custom firmware it? Because Sony will kill it. And don't bother ranting out of it, it is their own fault. Sony is just doing their job to battle these stupid hackers.
lol, lol and lol!! dear playstation pirates get ownzz!!
Don't know if people are aware but the only people who bricked their consoles were the ones who fucked around with lv2 or installed the peek and poke cfw but it wasn't entirely bricked as you could booot in to safe mode and rebuild the os. However lv2 is being figured out and looks to be where all the brainsare in the ps3 . Bricking is slim to none because if metldr being signed
You know to much about this stuff. *Disagrees*
Never would I do that. I hate pirated things. I would rather be a legal citizen of the world.
The only way you can't be a "legal citizen of the world" is if you were an alien. Are you an alien?
That's correct; the World, as opposed to the Earth, is basically human civilization and also experience as being a human or some junk like that.
..... I have my secrets o.O
lol I have to give you bubbles for that
So you’re saying you have never come in contact with any of the following? MP3 - Downloaded, Given to you by a friend, copied from a friend’s CD, or let a friend borrow a CD. DVD - Watched a bootleg, copied a DVD you don't own, copied a DVD you do own as backup, converted a DVD you own into a digital copy, saved a You Tube video Books - Made a photo copy of a book, made an e-book from a book, downloaded a copyright e-book. Software - Owned a pirated copy of Windows, Microsoft Office, own any ROMs from earlier consoles. My point is many things we do and don't think about can be considered pirating. I would say many people are ethical pirates, what I mean by this is they will set boundaries on what is ok to pirate and what's not. This can range from the thought that it’s completely ok to download pirated games but because the person is an music artist so they purchase all the music they own, to someone thinking its ok for them to backup games they own and install those to their hard drive and play from the HD to save their BLU-RAY player. While I agree with your stance on games and choose to buy mine. Let’s not get into a situation where we the pot are calling the kettle black.
When the ps4 comes out, then its 'ok' to pirate on the ps3.....***** hypocrites, i was playing Poke Gold on an emulator in japanese way before ENG release date. Didnt get much abuse back then.
i dont think its long until someone creates stealth custom firmware builds
if it has to connect to the PSN, and the update/program can scan the disc, then it can be found; not too different than an antivirus. Edit: A program can even be this simple: if the executable currently not running is not on our list, then brick the console. :P If the console is found bricked when sent back to Sony, then they would simply not return the PS3 or return it bricked. If attempted to return at the store, all they have to do is tell the store patrons to simply run the PS3 before returning. if it's bricked, get the driver's license and address of the person returning it if they want to return it. if they don't want to give it, then no return. This they have brought upon themselves and us all.
There really isnt a point to the custom firmware. I know because i downloaded it just for kicks. I played a few emulators and it was fun for like five seconds. Plus, I dont want to be banned so i redownloaded sony's firmware in hope they go easy on me. I suggest if your are running custom firmware to do the same.
Lol. Not surprising though. They deserved to be bricked
The hackers who create CFWs know just enough to be dangerous to your console.
need's to come with a free box of http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix... for times when you brick that very special game console. an they could also send you a free bag of http://www.quikrete.com/AtH... to make the bricking official mix an pour into your PS3 lol
I'll install it on a second old and unstable ps3 , just to play the Tales games i already own or will own , translated . Along with a few jrpg with undubs .
yea, that's the only positive side I care about. Everybody is at fault including the developers. Why would some people go through the all this trouble? Just in case one game doesn't get localized.
if your talking old ps2, ps1 games i'll understand but the ps3 is region 1 and 2 bluray; japan and us are covered in region 1 (2 is EU but no one cares about that here) ... you can play imports (just not old ones)
nothing to do with region (except for ps2 games) . i only import games . i'm talking about fan translations of japanese games i actually purchased and own (for the morons disagreeing) . If need be yeah , i'll just use my knowledge of japanese+faqs as usual ... it will be incredibly stupid to not use the opportunity . Not to mention getting rid of dub you dislike in us or eu releases with undubs . Every jrpg fans from the psx and ps2 era know what i'm talking about
Same here i wish to be able to play my Ntsc PS2 games on my PS3 , like i can with my PS3 games , also the Graces translation . i don't care much for the rest.
if you DO install custom firmware then you're aware of the risks. If your console ends up getting bricked then have fun buying a new one...moron.
Wait a second.... these hackers arent properly testing their hacks. TABOO!!
Well it comes down to who would you rather have Firmware from Sony or some random idiot on the internet who thinks hes a big shot hacker and who will give you a possibility to be banned and or bricked HMMMMMMmm besides how do we know this custom Firmware will even work properly.do the smart thing and don't use custom firmware.hackers may have hacks but Sony has the ban hammer.
I did install the cfw on my 40 gig ps3 and it works great. I am only using emulators on it for some old classics. I have 3 ps3 systems so if it does brick, I have 2 more to keep me happy. I would never put it on my 60 gig cause it is my baby. The emulators do work great and I can still login to psn with the cfw installed.
just wait until Sony releases FW 3.60,be careful.
I will update said 40 gig with the sony firmware. I have had my fun with it but don't plan on going crazy with it. I will never backup a game or download a game for the ps3.
BRICK BRICK BRICK BRICK EM ALL AHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!! :)
Sony can fight against this easy its going to be amazing when they do more. Imagine a person with 1 ps3 their console bricks all their Psn funds they have stored on their psn account they will need to purchase another system in order to access their funds again :).
Those two things are not related. I think it goes much deeper than that. Sony can't just do that. Unless you can find me a piece of agreement issue where it clearly states so.
wait i get a disagree, but no actual reference to why im wrong? LOL.
didn't disagree but how are they not related at all? You buy stuff, your system brakes how are you suppose to access that money? Unless you buy another PS3 or use some one else. Not only that but now you have an activated account on a broken PS3. Also have you read the ToS? Sony can ban you, regardless if you have money on that account
Because the stuff you purchase have their own regulations. And aren't you allowed to convert your account to another Ps3? I mean how else would that work if your ps3 breaks on hardware failure? I asked for a specific part in which modding relates to purchased items.
I disagree with your logic. You stated an opinion with no facts present, and then challenged someone else to prove you wrong with facts. Maybe you should show your facts so that people can refute them if possible. I read some of the Terms of Service. They say that they can change your system. They've already proven that they can by removing the OtherOS feature. I would imgaine that they could change other software related items as well.
err... Im asking. Im asking how it works. Im asking for someone to POINT OUT where it exactly says so. Im not trying to prove anyone wrong. Might wanna read again? "They say that they can change your system." But how does this relate to purchased items. IM ASKING. I WANT ANSWERS. Comprehensive reading is really hard on this website aint it? Modding is one thing, but completely taking away everything they purchased? I mean there has to be more than just that. Loopholes maybe? I mean its the same as Steam, they can't really restrict you from all your purchased games, you still have some rights to it. This is what im trying to figure out.
@ sidar I don't understand what part of Lirkys comment you're challenging. He said if Sony bricks your PS3 then you can't access your PSN account/ funds/ purchased items without using or buying another PS3, that sounds pretty logical to me. Unless you're suggesting that Sony can't brick your PS3 in the first place?
Of course thats logical. But thats not what im referring to. Im talking about consumer protection. Even though you can't access your account. The stuff you bought, are to an extend still yours. You payed for it. If they ban you from their online system, sure, but what about the purchased items? I think this is what makes all these actions more complex, that is why i said there must be more to it. Cause once someone goes like "I payed money for all those games" ( and im not talking about the retail software ) they actually might have some loophole. Its a consumers right to make use of what he paid for. Sure he misused the modding process, but the purchased items are still legally bound. Im not sure how to explain this, i hope you get the message. Im not a lawyer or anything like that, but neither is 99% here. But this seems off if you look at it from a consumers point of view as well.
"Even though you can't access your account. The stuff you bought, are to an extend still yours." But what Lirky is suggesting is that you can't access your account with the same PS3. Did these implications arise when microsoft banned modded consoles from xboxlive? Didn't they just ban the console and not the account?
get's new jailbrake in mail. opens the package finds the jail break USB see's other box open when jail break is done. guy come's back to the box pissed off opens box finds box of Quikrete..with instructions take out box put ps3 in the box , mix an pour Quikrete in wait 20 min. take a knife scrape across the top of the quikrete is it's done you take ps3 encased in Quikrete outside to your lawn. now that's a foundation you can build on...
who would install something that just came out lolol at least give it 6 months :p
Oh well I guess they have to buy another PS3. The things people will do nowadays for dumbest crap, is beyond belief.
Simple answer: Because it's stupid
Maybe a good way to combat the PS3 hacks is to flood the internet with all kinds of bad firmware and pirated games that could brick the system. It might make people think twice.
Why are people so blind as to just go ahead an install something thats not even deemed reliable?Even if 100 people were to install this and reported that it worked I would still be worried what it may do to your PS3. I feel bad for these people but I am sure that there was some kind of a disclaimer where you can get the CFW stating that they are not responsible if your console gets bricked.
Why would they install it so soon? Damn thing just came out. :(
i guess this is a beta test phase eh? LOL
ahahahahah they fucking deserve this !!!!!!!!!! aaaaaaahahahahhahahahah WIN!!!!
play with this stuff.... crap is gonna happen... just dont whine about it when it does.....
kinda reminds me of that song..she's a brick house. but a lil change in the lyrics it was mighty careless for you to just find out...it's a brick... now. let'nt it all hang out. it's a brick... now!
I updated my PS3 slim with this update and it all went fine, they guy who made it is very talented but he didnt test it on the older PS3s. Not everyone has every model PS3 ever made.
New update Sony added that no one knew about, it bricks your system if hack. Anyways I think hacker have gone downhill now a days, hackers use to keep to them self or tell close friend and never post it on FaceBook or post it anywhere on the web. But those are the smart hackers that keeps it to them self.
I don't do anything illegal to my consoles, i just rather play by the rules and be happy. I could careless about having some old games in my PS3 i bough it for the New games coming out and piracy am all against that is crap that does not get you anywhere.
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