Firmware 3.42 Out – Jailbreaks Blocked

It was bound to happen, but no one knew when. Sony quietly released firmware version 3.42 tonight, and with it, the ability to block ALL USB-exploited hacks. Since the update is a mandatory one, you MUST have it to retain PSN connectivity and future titles. The blocks had been confirmed by exophase:

We can confirm that all variants of the USB-hub emulating exploit (PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak) are no longer functional in firmware 3.42.

I’m glad we’re seeing something come out of this finally. At least they didn’t disable the USB feature :P. Other than that, there’s no word on any new features.

Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by kennygk on September 6th, 2010 [ 26128 Points ]

    Finally. The suspense was killing me

  2. #2 by White-Sharingan on September 6th, 2010 [ 100 Points ]

    good, sony can’t bear another PSP type thing.

  3. #3 by SL33PY on September 7th, 2010 [ 2371 Points ]

    Hope they killed it for good. “PS3 it only does Copy Protection” :p

    The only console that has not been hacked to date.. well.. permanently that is.

  4. #4 by Eddie on September 7th, 2010 [ 44602 Points ]


  5. #5 by Eddie on September 7th, 2010 [ 44602 Points ]

    although people are using logan proxy to bypass for the time being. it allows them to stay on 3.41 and still access PSN.

  6. #6 by Madagasca on September 7th, 2010 [ 6529 Points ]

    First of all – AWESOME image!

    Secondly – I wonder what’s going through the heads of those that actually bought the JB?


    @Eddie – I tried one of the proxy methods when the Install Other OS was removed. I’m sure they’re getting hit too.

  7. #7 by SicSemperTyranis on September 7th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    Well now the cat & mouse games begin.
    How long till the hackers announce a work around?

  8. #8 by Eddie on September 7th, 2010 [ 44602 Points ]

    nah Madagasca…its confirmed working.

  9. #9 by Sinlock on September 7th, 2010

    Somewhat off topic.
    But is anyone else surprised that Sony is cutting it so close with what ever update is required for Move support.

  10. #10 by Darth_Icarus on September 7th, 2010 [ 40 Points ]

    No concern for me, never had a desire to hack my system.

  11. #11 by Jay on September 7th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    Eddie: although people are using logan proxy to bypass for the time allows them to stay on 3.41 and still access PSN.  

    A bit risky on their part, eh?

    Madagasca: First of all – AWESOME image!

    lol, thanks, made it relatively quick

  12. #12 by Luke on September 7th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    It would be great if SONY didn’t have to focus on this kind of crap and just release firmware updates for stuff we wanted.

  13. #13 by Boostedpgt on September 7th, 2010 [ 85 Points ]

    Wow. Sony works quick. Even when geohot just cracked the code, they had a firmware within 2 weeks.

  14. #14 by EdEN on September 7th, 2010 [ 223106 Points ]

    So, who has downloaded the new firmware? Any problems, bricks, slowdown, no-play on BR movies, etc.?

  15. #15 by Jyoumon22 on September 7th, 2010

    can i update the ps3 now

  16. #16 by premiersoupir on September 7th, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    @EdEN: no worries for me — everything seems fine with fw3.42.

  17. #17 by Jyoumon22 on September 7th, 2010

    ok thanks

  18. #18 by Jonaskin on September 7th, 2010

    Sinlock – The Move update was delivered in a firmware update ages ago. If you look under your system settings it should have a bunch of options for calibrating motion control etc.

  19. #19 by Exploitedsoul on September 7th, 2010

    Sony at it again, remaining the only system that won’t be hacked or bootlegged.

  20. #20 by Sarobi on September 7th, 2010 [ 100 Points ]

    eh, ill give it about a week until the jailbreak update is released to bypass all of this

  21. #21 by Ratchet_Co on September 7th, 2010 [ 65 Points ]

    I hope Sony doesn’t forget to put real features in their future updates. I just don’t feel great about updating every month with the chance of my PS3 bricking.

  22. #22 by Trieloth on September 7th, 2010 [ 3426 Points ]

    Its good to see that sony isnt sitting on there hands.

  23. #23 by Sean on September 7th, 2010 [ 230 Points ]

    Delighted. I hate piracy like this.

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