Posted by Eric Lempel: A new PS3 system software update, v3.56, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch.
Please be bans,
aawww got me hopes up for a new FW to go along with PSP2 or something then haha :( Hope this patch helps to find hacked ps3s!
This is going to be interesting!! News tomorrow will be "Millions of PS3's banned from PSN!!
Do you really think "millions" of PS3's have been hacked already?
Im sure the dumb smart hackers will keep far from teh net.
If people don't apply the patch then it isn't going to do much good helping to find hacked PS3's. But hopefully it makes it more difficult to install custom firmware for people who do upgrade to 3.56.
maybe for awhile until somebody manage to create 3.56 CFW but yeah, Sony is not stepping down to pirates. good to know
All is lost for the company whose name starts with S and rhymes with Pony. I have already downloaded over 50 games and I plan not to spend another dollar on overpriced software. I love CFW!
so what? wanna cookie? STFU pirate!
Here's the link to 3.55 direct from Sony reinstall this before you update to 3.56! http://ae.playstation.com/p...
They hacked this update with in 1 hour of release! That's lightning fast! Sony can't do anything now that hackers have the metldr keys (something SONY can't change unless they revise the hardware) so I believe playing this cat and mouse game is going to piss us loyal Sony customers. I mean, what ever happened to the updates that actually added something? These mendatory security patches are going to get annoying!
3, 2, 1 PLAY STATION FORUMS ARE OVER SATURATED WITH COMPLAINS OF PS3's EXPLODING AFTER INSTALLING NEW FIRMWARE, HDD IS BRICKED AND PSN IS BANNED... PPL ASK WHY IF THEY HAD NEVE... OH NVM
If I understand the new hack, they can access the PSN without the need to check for new firmware?
Actually, this is blocking PSN access to jailbroken consoles. Oh, trust me, Sony know who's using jailbreaks on the PS3. Geohot said to hold off updating.
@gaden_malak that's not what the hack does. You can downgrade firmware but you can't do anything on PSN because Sony requires mandatory updates for that. That's why most people who use CFW stay off PSN. What is causing the hack are the homebrew people are using.
You do know Sony cant brick your system right.....?? If they do they will have many many people suing them! To brick your system is just as much illegal as the freaking modders downloading pirated software. All Sony can do is Ban you from PSN. Which is more than enough in my opinion.
@WetN00dle69 - So what? Hackers can get away with it, I'm sure Sony could find a loophole or just pay off the judge. lol He who has the most money wins in our legal system.
@WetN00dle69 & @Estranged, It is true that sony can not disable your hardware because you legally own it and payed for it, but they can disable the firmware/software that makes the hardware works. It's a catch 22, basically the loop hole sony can use to disable a ps3 if they wished.
@PirateThom - do you have a link where Geohot says this? I've read the opposite. Not that it matters to me, I don't have a hacked PS3, I pay for quality games... and even a lot of poor quality games... Just interested in seeing if Sony actually fixed this with a firmware update for the short-term which I had heard "was impossible due to the nature of the hack". Edit: If you violate the ULA, why can't Sony brick your console? Or instead of outright bricking it, why can't they turn off features like video playback, gaming, downloading, web browsing, etc - essentially rendering it useless but still able to power up.
Me too. Those Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2 cheaters don't deserve to game with honest gamers.
They hack in Uncharted 2 also???? I didn't know this.
he's lying check his comment history
No Uncharted 2 hackers that I've seen.
What lol? Uncharted 2 hasn't been hacked, just MW2. Edit: Nvm, one bubble. Thought you were serious.
theres plenty of glitching in uncharted 2 but no hacking so far...
I saw some guy out of the map once...but...I made him die quick
@fooltheman might of been me lol
Damn, this is gonna be hilarious!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc... Release the Kraken, Sony.
Banning for people hacking on the psn yes,for people who like control over their product & do not hack or cheat then NO! There is always two sides of a hack,the people who want only good things for their purchased machine & the people who need guides to fcuk with everybodys good fun & discovery,dont just attack them all or it will end very bad!
You do realize that this is N4G, right? NO one is going to actually agree with that (besides me). It's gotta be either one extreme or the other with them, without any middle, compromising ground. Sony can't seem to find that common ground, either, apparently. They can really take advantage of homebrew games without allowing the piracy or hacking to gain advantage in the games they play online. There's something ELSE about this whole thing that Sony is scared of that they aren't telling anyone. People are forgetting that Sony isn't exactly the most transparent company that ever existed (neither is Microsoft, more to the point).
"Banning for people hacking on the psn yes,for people who like control over their product & do not hack or cheat then NO!" that is so very true. mod/hack/crack your PS3 all you want but don't you ever log in to PSN with your pirated games let alone screwing up others by cheating! the PSN is not there for pirates!
LOL. I hope every jailbroken PS3 EXPLODES.......BOOOOMMMMMMMMM.
I think the most they can legally do is IP ban the person. I might be wrong though, but the EULA says they can take all measures possibles to prevent you from signing into PSN if you are found to be running modified hardware/firmware/software. Sounds like either they will ban the PS3 itself or ban the IP from accessing PSN.
Sony needs to ban the mac address of every jailbroken PS3 cause hackers can always get another IP address.
@samusfan lol, and if you access trough router you expose routers mac address. now... 99% of those allow you to change it in firmware settings. good luck with that
With COD Black Ops still inside.
This...will be fun.
Time to ban the hackers.
come on sony at least add a new feature.
If this bans jailbroken PS3s then it adds a new feature called honesty.
looks like 4 ppl who disagree have not got that feature i wish they install that.
what about people who jailbroke their ps3s to see what it can do, what about those people who are honest, eh? stop judging.....
"what about people who jailbroke their ps3s to see what it can do, what about those people who are honest, eh?" please...
I like that gaden_malak.
I am updating now. Either this is a huge update or everyone is doing it at the same time.
I just updated, download was 3 minutes, install 4 minutes, just like always. Maybe I missed the initial rush.
update the browser at least.
@Lucas25 They are to busy fighting hackers to make/Come up with new Features.
Yes. Keep telling yourself that.
Thank you sony thank you so much!!!! Don't add global custom soundtrack, HDD game installation, cross game voice chat, etc, etc, etc. Just release new firmware to maintain our PS3s secure :D
You can thank the hackers for that.
why o why would you want to play your music over something like god of war or killzone.i just don't get it.
killzone has that feature its odd that you would pick that one.
Killzone 2 Multiplayer with your favorite music in the background is fun.
ALFAxD_CENTAURO the music i like don't go with epic fighting -_-.
"Every-body was Kung Foo Fighting!"
stfu i'd rather be able to play a game online with out hackers then cross game chat right now
No sony, please focus on custom soundtracks, HDD game installation reduction and cross game voice chat over security security is pointless, I could care less about it, all I want is to do is have more crap I don't need while I play broken multiplayer games and have my account information hacked /s
Give it a day or two before a new cfw is out.
Then Sony will drop another FW Update. Sony are not playing.
yea a game of cat and mouse.
then,2 days later - another patch from sony.........and these are updates i will not mind downloading -
So you don't mind having to download a new FW every two days just so Sony can have their way? You do realize it's not just hackers and pirates that Sony wants to get rid of, do you? There's a reason why Sony doesn't have an indy dev kit publicly available like MS does for the 360.
darkpower - i don't WANT to but if it helps to keep the security on the console safe (which is beneficial to all of us who want to enjoy the console and not exploit it) then i'm all for it. as far as the rest of your post - i think you're looking for a conspiracy where none exists...........they're just after hackers and pirates.
If they were after just hackers and pirates, then they would find more creative ways to make sure no one could use the jailbreaks in such manners instead of trying to close off the jailbreak altogether. I'm not trying to find nonexistent conspiracies. I'm just putting two and two together here. Do you think homebrew (legit and legal homebrew) games are bad to have on your system, and would you try them if given the opportunity? I don't know of any because I haven't really made an effort to look up the games. Would you want to put any on your PS3 (or, for that matter, MAKE one) with the CFW knowing that you could be banned for doing something as simple and as legit as that? Do you think Sony would actually ban you for it? Would you deserve it (honestly, as in, think of that answer while looking beyond the console loyalty you may or may not have)? My theory is that if I use the CFW to, say, put full fire nitros on my car in GT5 to beat everyone on Laguna Seca on PSN all day, or make my car a flying Delorian, then yeah, I should be banned and would deserve it because it's giving me an unfair advantage against other players. However, if I use it to, say, add a NES emulator to my PS3 to play NES games if I want to offline, and I get banned for THAT, then there's a problem there. Who was I hurting? Why did I deserve it other than I'm not playing THEIR games and Sony didn't make a profit over what I played in that time. Who else on PSN was I hurting when I was playing that NES game? The only person who would've known was me. How about if I played a game that some programming friend of mine decided to let me try out a game he made on the PS3 in his spare time for me to critique or whatever? Do I deserve a ban for playing said game, even if I'm the only one in which would be affect before the said ban was implemented? It's simple: this whole debate is being looked at in too much of black and white. If you use CFW, you're automatically a crook, cheater, and/or pirate, bottom line, before you even use anything that requires it. If you don't, then you're as honest as the sun is hot. I see something deathly wrong there.
i see where you're trying to come from, dark. and here's the problem - if YOU believe that the majority of people will use the jailbreak/custom firmware for nothing BUT homebrew, then you are VERY naive. it's as ridiculous a notion as it is to say people only copy games to use as "backups"....yea right. in reality - if you tempt people with the tech to steal games or corrupt online play, then the MAJORITY that use the firmware WILL be doing just that. i wouldn't do that because i don't steal - stealing is something that hurts us all in some way. so, it isn't that i don't discount what you're saying - it's just, in the REAL world..........what you suggest is NOT what people are using it for.
It's v3.56, not v3.6. So do not expect any major changes or news features, just what they said, security updates and minor fixes to the system.
How is this a minor update? It's taking forever to dwnld and I already had to restart it because of an error about my connection Non-hacked ps3 too
Minor update as in it doesn't change much. Just a few fixes and that's it. No additional features and new content as people think. Not referring to the size of the firmware.