Official Firmware 3.21 Feature List - Sony

Yesterday in the night Sony launch the most recent update for the PS3 that has as intention eliminate the aptitude to install another operating system in the console. The update v3.21 was planned to be launched during today (April 1), but it is understandable that have advanced it to remove any doubt that the advertisement was April Fool's joke. This update is for the consoles previous to the Slim, provided that this model did not have this capacity since it was launched here is the official features list from Sony.

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Cajun Chicken5189d ago

Thanks for nothing. Won't update unless I need something on PSN or I get something awesome for spending the time downloading the firmware in the first place.

Fishy Fingers5189d ago (Edited 5189d ago )

You have to update to even access the PSN so they'll get you doing it sooner or later.

Id of thought they'd sneak in something of quality to ease over the annoyance, but nope. No doubt the worse firmware "update" I'll experience.

Never mind, game on.

Sunny_D5189d ago

Do not download or install updates using data other than official update data provided online or on disc media by Sony Computer Entertainment, and do not download or install updates by methods other than those described in the system documentation or on this website. If you download or install update data from another source, by another method, or with a PS3™ system that has been altered or modified in any way, the PS3™ system may not operate properly and may not be able to install the official update data. Any of these actions may void the PS3™ system warranty and affect your ability to obtain warranty services and repair services from Sony Computer Entertainment.

You heard it right here for all you people still waiting for the CFW by Geohot.

El_Colombiano5189d ago

Geohot is only talking trash like the kid he is. Don't expect any CFW people. Really...he is just throwing a tantrum because it's his fault Sony had to remove the otherOS feature crippling his "hack".

captain-obvious5189d ago (Edited 5189d ago )

wait wait
it says here
"This update is for PS3™ systems purchased in North America. DO NOT update your PS3™ system through this website if you purchased your system outside North America."

WTF ??
i think this is why i didnt get the update yet

@ below
you always blame Sony for what every they do
and always praise MS as is if they are your GODS or something

just STFU
ok we got it you are a 360 fanboy

Blaze9295189d ago (Edited 5189d ago )

I think Sony just went about all this all wrong. No reasons given, no actual responses just "we're removing Other OS. Don't update then you miss out." That's just so wrong. I'm reading this:

"otice for customers who want to continue using another operating system

Do not update the system software if you want to keep using the [Install Other OS] and [Default System] features. If you choose to continue using another operating system, the following features will no longer be available:

* The ability to sign in to PlayStation®Network
* The ability to use online features that require you to sign in to PlayStation®Network, such as chat.
* The ability to use the online features of PlayStation®3 format software
* Playback of PlayStation®3 format software or Blu-ray Disc videos that require PS3™ system software version 3.21 or later
* Playback of copyright-protected videos that are stored on a media server (when DTCP-IP is enabled under (Settings) > (System Settings) > [Enable DTCP-IP])
* Use of new features and improvements that are available on PS3™ system software 3.21 or later"

What kind of **** is that? Basically saying, you don't have to upgrade...you just loose a good percentage of what your $400+ purchase can do. Feel sorry for those (including me) who actually use Other OS. Just seems to wrong what they're doing...or better yet HOW they're doing it. Can original fat owners get a free PSN download or SOMETHING? I mean ffs Sony, you're scared of some dumb exploit and instead of trying to patch it you just anally screw all of your original PS3 buyers over and take the feature away.

If it was an exploit in the web browser or media streaming and they took those features away, would it still be ok? no, because people use those features...just like SOME people use Other OS. As I read else where, 1% who use other OS of 30 million is still 300,000 people.

@El_Colombiano you must know know what Geohot is capable of. He's done wonders for the millions of iPhone consumers around the world alone. Dude is a genius.

Mr Logic5189d ago

Guys just do what I did if you want to connect to PSN, but not update. Instructions are really easy to follow.


MEsoJD5189d ago

you can still go online. Theres a byspass through a proxy.

Works no problem. Go on youtube or google.

LordMarius5189d ago

lol @ Blaze

want a bucket for those tears

Sunny_D5189d ago

Hey that video is actually really helpful... I hope that still can work. I havn't updated yet. People watch that video! :0 I'm going to try it. Thanks +bubs

Prototype5189d ago


You want some cheese with that wine?

Seriously a lot of these people complaining that much apparently have something to hide about the whole thing. They removed it for a reason; either suck it up and move on or go back to 360 full time. Apparently there's more to the story than what a lot of people know or care to pay attention to. The majority of people I know in real life didn't even know how to load it or even cared to, they bought the ps3 for games and to play online not to load linux (or win98 if you know how to do it successfully) so that leads me to believe the majority of people (notice I didn't say everyone) are either 360 crowd wanting to start some s-it or hackers that can't bootleg anymore.

I can understand if they removed backwards compatibility or something that extreme; but removing a feature less than 1% of the user base even knows about?

And if anyone wants to challenge me yes I still have my original 60 gb ps3 and a slim and I run Ubuntu remix on a notebook.

Simon_Brezhnev5189d ago

Yall should know its typical for blaze to be clever to diss Sony.

captain-obvious5189d ago (Edited 5189d ago )

lol just restarted my PS3 and it asked me to download it so nvm
okay im updating

CrazedFiend5189d ago

As much as it pisses me off, Sony is only doing what any other company would do to protect their product. They gave us the ability to install other OS's as, you might as well say, a gift and we f'k it up.

Hey! I just realized I have a gift! Let me work hours and hours to find an exploit and f' things up for everybody!

Thanks a lot Geohot (-_-;)

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JohnnyHalo5189d ago

Including, lose it's features.

LordMarius5189d ago

must be a new bungie account

mrv3215189d ago

Sony's update is to stop pirating on their console which will lead to hackers and glitchers in games.

Microsoft update changes RRoD to E74 to stop people from asking for their consoles to be repaired because Microsoft rushed.

Harry_Manback5189d ago (Edited 5189d ago )

It's a feature the 360 has never had.

Sunny_D5189d ago

Can you mods ban this troll already? He isn't saying anything productive except taking jabs at Sony.

Proxy5189d ago

PS3, it only does everything.*

* Running Linux is not considered a part of "everything."

Interesting foot note they added there. :)

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mushroomwig5189d ago

Okay guys, it's over, now can we just move on with our lives and continue gaming?

badz1495188d ago

.....(loading)...OMG...I'm running...(loading)...Linux on my PS3...(loading)...SLOW AS HELL!

LittleBigSackBoy5189d ago

Why did they call it 3.21? It should've been 3.16

cliffbo5189d ago

why must you all whine so much it aint even a feature that you use or were ever going to use so stfu and get on with your pathetic life