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Beer Monkey

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The PS3 is the new Xbox
« on: January 09, 2011, 08:38:15 PM »

That is, as far as having a softmod available to make it a state-of-the-art settop box for emulation and media player functionality.

http://www.geohot.com/

Install that firmware (on a 3.55 system, must be current 3.55) and you get an 'install package files' option.

I've already installed the SNES emulator and an FTP server.

There will be a slew of apps released in the next few days.

I firewalled playstation.net in my router so I don't accidently connect to PSN and get banned.  It's safe to assume that they will be able to detect this firmware.

You do have the ability to revert to regular 3.55 from this firmware.
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Re: The PS3 is the new Xbox
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 10:04:19 AM »

That's awesome. I've read that the big players in CFW weren't really trying to crack PS3 until Sony took away the Linux OS. Nice move!
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Re: The PS3 is the new Xbox
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 10:33:57 PM »

The hackorz like their Linux.
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Re: The PS3 is the new Xbox
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 06:50:03 AM »

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Re: The PS3 is the new Xbox
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 03:09:43 PM »

Sony is suing Geohot and other hackers.  This is surprising, never saw any suits over the hacks for Wii, PSP, etc.

I upgraded my PS3 hard drive with a 500GB drive for only $53.  Very simple process.
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Re: The PS3 is the new Xbox
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 12:10:11 AM »

Sony has firmware 3.56 out.

IT'S A TRAP.
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Re: The PS3 is the new Xbox
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 12:51:27 AM »

Sony has firmware 3.56 out.

IT'S A TRAP.
Rumor has it they removed Recovery Mode, as well as ability to update via USB.

Oh Sony, what will you do next?
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Re: The PS3 is the new Xbox
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 11:55:05 AM »

3.56 uses new keys to upgrade to 3.57 and beyond, and the new private key is not known (and presumably they are signing with a random number this time) so as of right now there's no known way for the hackers to sign a firmware that official 3.56 will recognize.

So if you upgrade to 3.56, do so knowing that you may be locked out of the homebrew scene.
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