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Old 03-30-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Wanting to hack your PS3 and/or use Linux? Don't update!

On April 1st Sony is releasing an update that disables Other OS because of 'Security reasons' which means no linux, and no exploit. If you do not update, you can't play games, watch movies, log in, or anything.

If you do not wish to update, Geohot has said he will work on a custom firmware to keep Other OS. It will not enable Piracy though.

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I will not be updating.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Read this on Slashdot a couple of days ago. Personally, I don't see how disabling "Other OS" has any bearing on security issues, but I never had any use for the feature myself.

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Read this on Slashdot a couple of days ago. Personally, I don't see how disabling "Other OS" has any bearing on security issues, but I never had any use for the feature myself.

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Couldn't care less about either one honestly. But out of curiosity, this custom firmware will enable you to not update yet still sign in to PSN and play games requiring the firmware?
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Couldn't care less about either one honestly. But out of curiosity, this custom firmware will enable you to not update yet still sign in to PSN and play games requiring the firmware?
No, it will be the latest firmware, it will just have Other OS
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I use mine to play games n thats all.
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Nintendo and Microsoft do the same thing.
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It is also rumored that if you don't update within a week, it auto updates. I don't know how reliable those rumors are, but I will not have my wifi on after April 1st
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Nintendo and Microsoft do the same thing.
I think Microsoft makes it more of an inconvenience, as you can't even play a game unless you install an update, and all system updates occur immediately after you sign in. At least with Nintendo, their updates don't impede you playing games.

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