PS3 FW 3.56

Sony released a mandatory firmware update (v3.56) late on Jan 26, 2011. The official description of the patch is typically coy: “A new PS3 system software update, v3.56, will be released soon. This is a minor update that adds a security patch.” The hacking community so far suggests that the patch blocks certain homebrew applications (but not others, such as many emulators), and it prevents easy firmware downgrading methods. Thus it effectively blocks people with hacked boxes from going online, as this would require updating to the latest firmware. It doesn’t sound like anyone believes that this update will stymie hackers for long.

Written by: premiersoupir - News Contributor

  1. #1 by shadowcrazy on January 27th, 2011 [ 325 Points ]

    I hate SONY…I hate SONY….SO much right now….stupid firmware wars will never end :'(

  2. #2 by Ceidz on January 27th, 2011 [ 58040 Points ]

    This post suggests that the FW new security checks was bypassed within 2 hours of the firmware release

    Source (mecanically translated by google)

  3. #3 by Kane112 on January 27th, 2011 [ 35672 Points ]

    ahhh sucks when they going to bring a new firmware with something new to it

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