Geohot Releasing Custom PS3 Firmware

Well, what I am sure nobody thought would happen or Sony wanted to happen is about to happen. Geohot aka George Hotz has found a work around for the removal of OtherOS: Custom Firmware. Geohot has dubbed his firmware “3.21OO”. Based upon his blog entry, it won’t require opening the PS3, and will be possible by restoring a custom generated pup file. Below is his video demo:

What’s really interesting is that he said it may add OtherOS functionality to to the PS3 Slim, although this hasn’t been tested as of yet but will be soon. At this time it only applies to those on firmware 3.15 or earlier. He did have this interesting thing to say to the community, which we at Sony Insider eluded to earlier:

Note to the people who removed OtherOS, you are potentially turning 100000+ legit users into “hackers.” There was a huge(20x) traffic spike to this blog after the announcement of 3.21. If I had ads on this site I guess I’d be thanking you.

Who knows what the future holds for the PS3 scene moving forward. One thing we do know is that over the course of just a few days, the game has seriously changed

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Apr 2010
POSTED BY Allen Tyson
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Playstation, PS3

DISCUSSION 8 Comments
  • http://twitter.com/st0rmbr1nger MarkG

    How many people will end up with banned consoles at the end of this, just over some feature they never REALLY used…

    Pretty sad really…

  • bobcollum

    I use it….it was one of the selling points to me, as well as the other multimedia facets that aren't as all-encompassing as they could be. Frankly the gaming aspect is at the bottom in my book. I play Rock Band…I've tried a few others, but most didn't do it for me.

    PS3: It Does Some Things

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Y22GMRN3QOVTIAGOYYFDS4O54E Salvy

    They CANT ban us all….

  • bobcollum

    And even if they did they'd be hurting themselves as much as us since the majority of their revenue comes from sofware.

  • bobcollum

    I use it….it was one of the selling points to me, as well as the other multimedia facets that aren't as all-encompassing as they could be. Frankly the gaming aspect is at the bottom in my book. I play Rock Band…I've tried a few others, but most didn't do it for me.

    PS3: It Does Some Things

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/Y22GMRN3QOVTIAGOYYFDS4O54E Salvy

    They CANT ban us all….

  • bobcollum

    And even if they did they'd be hurting themselves as much as us since the majority of their revenue comes from sofware.

  • guest

    if you are connected to ps network sony has records of all programs executed on your ps3 doesnt mean youl all get banned but it is likely that the majority of people will be banned in time