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PlayStation 3 System Software Update v3.42 Now Available

John Koller's Avatar + Posted by John Koller on Sep 06, 2010 // VP of Platforms Marketing, SCEA

Hi everyone! A minor update to your PS3 system is now available via system software update v3.42 that includes additional security features. For more details and instructions on how to update the system software for the PS3 system, please visit the PS3 System Updates page.

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+ wontbesilenced on September 7th, 2010 at 5:18 pm said:

I will NOT be downloading this update. Ever. You stole Linux functionality from me, you better believe I am going to get compensation one way or another. There are enough older games out there to keep me occupied for years. My PS3 will be forever unplugged from the ‘net. You brought this on yourselves.

Meanwhile, I will patiently wait for all the NES/SNES/Dreamcast/PS2 emulators to be ported to PS3 (already started) for some additional fun. I’m looking forward to it.


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+ wontbesilenced on September 7th, 2010 at 5:23 pm said:

You know what the best new application is for PS3? The new FTP program. Now PS3′s can share games directly! That’s awesome, you don’t even need anything in the middle!

This is what Sony gets for slowly crippling the PS3 over the years. “It only does everything” – were you able to see into the future? That’s certainly not the case now, but don’t worry, we are working on fixing your product.

You never should have stolen from us Sony…


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+ Champ909 on September 7th, 2010 at 5:29 pm said:

just updated my ps3 and it wont turn on at all anybody else


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+ mooseheadlight on September 7th, 2010 at 5:46 pm said:

updated and cant get past launching game. loads up multiplayer and then freezes when game is trying to load. Have to exit to main ps screen. Have both map packs and latest updates. tried uninstall game data and reinstall. Same thing happens. Tried installing patch from usb drive and online direct to ps3 no good. Any ideas?


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+ PhilRiverBR on September 7th, 2010 at 6:04 pm said:

Man, this is sad… Lots of PSJailbreak/piracy advocates here.

I should be the first person here to condone PSJailbreak/Piracy, I have my huge share of reasons to do that:

Unfortunately, I live in a country where PS3 Games with the most exorbitant taxes on the planet (that add up almost always, 100% of the real price), and a place where oddly enough, many companies get greedy to boot.

Down here, PS3 Games (launch prices) are being sold for about 144 USD (or 249 reais), we also have the most expensive PS3 on the planet, carrying a hefty price tag of around 1158 USD (or 1999 reais), all official stuff from SONY which in turn seems to don’t give a s**t about our market (once the 3rd largest gaming market in the world, just before Japan and USA, back in the 80s, and second for a short period, amidst the crash).

To make matters worse, we don’t have a regional PSN (and I’m kinda glad for that, as Sony Brazil would probably charge even more than they’re used to.


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+ PhilRiverBR on September 7th, 2010 at 6:05 pm said:

Still, I do condone Jailbreak and Piracy, particularly in this case, where the hackers aren’t playing the “fair play” and are blatantly using Sony SDK and stuff to be successful in the so called “scene”, which in turn, they are all talk about Homebrew, but oddly, the only Homebrew they released so far are two: 1- Backup Manager (Enables you to “COPY” games to your PS3); 2- FTP Server (To enable your computer to access all PS3 file system. BTW, this one is using the PS3 SDK to downright obviousness). Blantant piracy in my book.

Anyway, I think everyone here advocating piracy should be Banned for good from PSN. Sure, the console is yours, you can do what you want, but you also should be kept away from PSN, because PSN in my standpoint is a gift from Sony, for legit users, and they can do what they want.

And BTW, you guys are lucky enough to live in a country to live in a place paying like, 40, 50 bucks max for a game? And still are considering to go bucaneer?

Man, If I lived in a place like that, I would never EVER even think about piracy.


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+ PhilRiverBR on September 7th, 2010 at 6:06 pm said:

Just a correction:

Where you read: Unfortunately, I live in a country where PS3 Games with the most exorbitant taxes on the planet

Read: Unfortunately, I live in a country with the most exorbitant taxes on the planet


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 7th, 2010 at 6:08 pm said:

what about you update the store NOW! ;)


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+ Franx on September 7th, 2010 at 6:09 pm said:

No one cares about your stupid jailbreak/homebrew crap on your PS3 — I don’t feel sorry for any of you. Go buy something for once to support Sony and the companies who make the games.


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+ PhilRiverBR on September 7th, 2010 at 6:10 pm said:

Second correction (Typing in a hurry, sorry):

And BTW, you guys are lucky enough to live in a country to live in a place paying like, 40, 50 bucks max for a game? And still are considering to go bucaneer?

And BTW, you guys are lucky enough to live in a place, where you pay like, 40, 50 bucks max for a game? And are you still considering to go bucaneer?


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+ PhilRiverBR on September 7th, 2010 at 6:12 pm said:

Third correction:

Where you read: Still, I do condone

Read: Still, I do NOT condone


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+ John-Shooter on September 7th, 2010 at 6:19 pm said:

glad to see thier still maintaining some sort of control over piracy/security with this system.. i hope they keep it safer than what happened to psp

after goin through years of ripping games on pc i’ve come to realize that nothing compares to a final release of a game thats not tampered with

and i never tampered w/ any of my consoles just for the simple fact that i didnt want to end up replacing them


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+ AJC3317 on September 7th, 2010 at 6:21 pm said:

why was this update not auto downloaded for ps+ users? that’s crap sony, i payed for ps+ because u promised auto downloads, how about u start delivering on that promise?


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+ Champ909 on September 7th, 2010 at 6:37 pm said:

my ps3 is f*&() i didn’t have any piracy stuff downloaded and i updated and bam dead it just flashes red then i turn it on and green blue flashing red tried to unplug nothing i do have a old 40 gig though and i had a problem before sent it to sony good as new till now


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+ JaSheen89 on September 7th, 2010 at 6:42 pm said:

Here is how I see it. Pirates don’t buy games so they can easily save up for a second console and use that machine offline for their copied games and never update it, while they also have their original console to play online games. This update only fuels the pirate culture already going on with the Xbox360.
Anyways, Where is the 3D update we were meant to have 2 months ago???


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+ Kirkpad on September 7th, 2010 at 6:51 pm said:

You guys really think that a jb can add PS2 compatibility?

LOL


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+ wontbesilenced on September 7th, 2010 at 7:13 pm said:

Um…so you all realize that there are full dumps now of the PS3, leaked SDKs, and the most recent update allows peek/poke memory access for more surgical analysis?

Sony has a long, uphill battle ahead. The cat is out of the bag. They’ll be stopping this like they can stop it on the PSP.

I would be against this if you jerks didn’t steal OtherOS functionality from me.


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+ IBRA-7 on September 7th, 2010 at 7:23 pm said:

Thanks for the update


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+ linux731 on September 7th, 2010 at 7:55 pm said:

Like the other guy said, no crosschat yet??


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+ fuzzyclutter on September 7th, 2010 at 8:02 pm said:

@367 LOL yes … your presence is an absolute essential to sony’s existance . get the (expletive ) over yourself , you over medicated EMO . do the community a favor and just get lost . get a 360 where they can read your prozac induced rantings … nobody here cares about you , nor your situation .


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+ Skater_Ricky on September 7th, 2010 at 8:51 pm said:

Glade Sony is Putting a Stop to these Hackers

Think PEOPLE if we all hacked our PS3′s and copied all of our Retail Disc Games Would you ever buy a Game Again. Most likely NOT.

If You don’t buy Games then Developers would be out of Jobs and that means NO MORE GAMING MAKING.

That Would End Gaming as we know it and I For ONE not going to let that happen.

I spend my hard earned Valuable Cash in New Game when they first come out to support Video Gaming as we Know it.

SO I FOR ONE AM A PROUD GAMER and a True kid at heart.


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+ LordKaiser00 on September 7th, 2010 at 8:53 pm said:

Sony just add the features in the blog-share and these people may stop. I know that new marketing strategies involve ignoring costumers and observe their behavior instead but those don’t apply here because it’s about requests of features that can be added without compromising the hardware because we are asking for software.


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+ RPhero on September 7th, 2010 at 9:17 pm said:

3.24 update = jacked up video for my PS3.

RPhero Not happy. Came home. Powered up my PS3 so I could get a couple rounds of Warhawk on, but there was a required firmware update. So, I do the update. Restart. Check out the PSN store, then proceed to launch Warhawk. That’s when the video went all screwy and it started raining artifacts and overlapping the video. Checked all my settings. Restarted, same. Turned off, let ‘er cool down, same. Reconnected my HDMI and tried other ports. All my other devices are fine. I have to try the component to see if that works, but for now this it totally not cool Sony. How am I supposed to get my Warhawk fix like this?!


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+ Bryentman on September 7th, 2010 at 9:39 pm said:

A little while after this update my PS3′s Video went blank on HDMI, AV (RWY cable) works just fine….but HDMI just shows a blank screen…….coincidence :\


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+ RPhero on September 7th, 2010 at 10:00 pm said:

Yup, it works via component cables just fine. The HDMI on my PS3 seems to have been effected by this update. Still not cool. I hope to see a fix there Sony. At least I can get some Warhawk on now.


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+ lochoko on September 7th, 2010 at 10:18 pm said:

Just remember, Sony: Hackers didn’t care about your console until you removed OtherOS.

Why hack a system when you can already run anything Linux can provide?

The only hack that was done was by George Hotz and even then, it was hardware based (timing attack), not something the average user could do and didn’t even give access to GameOS, just gave more power to OtherOS.

NOW you have something ANYONE can do. Just plug it into a USB port and go.

And you only have yourselves to blame.


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+ toda9008 on September 7th, 2010 at 10:30 pm said:

since i dont pirate games im going 2 update my ps3. I hope this update doesnt mess up my ps3 my warranty is up and i dont have the money to get it fixed if something happens. I also hope it fixes this DNS error I keep getting but i dont think it will. How come i can play online with my wii just fine but when i want to play ps3 i get problems. come on sony fix it and Can we please get a update that allows us to login multiple uses and listen 2 music while playing games im sick of xbox ppl bragging bout getting what they pay for. we supporting u so please give us something useful. Im going 2 miss linux on my ps3 though


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+ Evil_Mecha on September 7th, 2010 at 10:59 pm said:

To be honest I think PS3 sales would actually go up with homebrew devices such as PSgroove. Most users like to have a certain freedom to mod their systems as they see fit.

This stucked up policy ain’t gonna help increasing the PS3 popularity, that’s for sure. Sony should drop the iron fist policy and be more friendly.


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+ punisherzly88 on September 8th, 2010 at 12:34 am said:

jeez! more security! why not music during game play! Sony u have the most capable hardware installed in the ps3, u have even helped make a super computer so we can help cure cancer!!!! why wont you add something that should of already come on the ps3 when it first came out


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+ ferrara_pbs on September 8th, 2010 at 12:49 am said:

I have bought all my PS3 games. I have never even considered
piracy on PS3. I want to keep my PS3 system completely legit.

BUT

I want demoscene on PS3! Mindblowing demos and works of art
made possible by all other platforms but not the PS3. Why ?

- Because people/Sony think “homebrew=piracy”
- Because people/Sony think “straight FTP-connection to PS3=piracy”

Please remember that homebrew is where all the gaming industry began.

If something makes homebrew possible, why is it banned/forbidden?
The _act_ of piracy is of course forbidden, but the tools should not
be. Do you see cars banned/forbidden because one can kill a person with
one? Or knives, guns, rocks, the list goes on? Of course not.

Why should the possibility of homebrew software/demos be forbidden?
What makes it so different and threatening to people and Sony?


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+ carlosmrce on September 8th, 2010 at 5:01 am said:

another useless update…


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+ GkaisetDX on September 8th, 2010 at 5:12 am said:

I just want to say thank you for making this necessary update to secure our beloved system, for the past few day I have been concern about integrity of ps3 due to jailbreak hack and now you have somewhat thwarted their plans. I only hope that you won’t let your guard down even as we speak they are finding way to overcome your current update so please don’t let this ever happen for the sake all the legit users of ps3 let it not fall in the same way as the other current consoles.


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+ spk02 on September 8th, 2010 at 5:22 am said:

im not sure what to say theres so many things i wanna say, umm idk whats up with sony lately, im not a “hacker” but first they stopped the secondary os now this, still no good updates, and you guys need to stop asking for that cross party chat [DELETED] it aint gona happen, if thats what you wanted you shouldve bought the other system, i dont mean to offend anyone but its upsetting when a system has soo much potential yet it becomes limited or “jailed” however i mostly just play brs and save movies in my ps3 got a 500gb in that sucker and lovin it so far, we shall keep waiting for more updates… again sry dont mean to offend any one dont take it personal, just…. where the hell are the good updates???


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+ spk02 on September 8th, 2010 at 5:23 am said:

ps: my 360 is modded :)


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+ fourtwenty2009 on September 8th, 2010 at 5:35 am said:

Admiral Akbar: It’s a trap!!!

PSGroove PSFreedom for the win!


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+ N-Gus on September 8th, 2010 at 5:55 am said:

Jailbreak Rules!!!…
Just wait… just wait a little more… This was the first try…
Now, the best of all this, is that Sony must start hear their users… Sony must start to work for us, no more stupids updates every month…When Jailbreak modify the crack, and others starts to copy and re-design the crack…What will Sony do?? Firmware Updates every day???
What´s happens if my original (and very expensive in my country) game it´s broken??…It´s my right do a Buck Up !!!
As I said, Jailbreak Rules!


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+ Boykes on September 8th, 2010 at 8:06 am said:

kmt atleast it will block the hackers…but i think its bout time we see some new changes to the ps3


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+ lauralhardy on September 8th, 2010 at 8:44 am said:

Upgraded to 3.42 yesterday via the internet with my PS3 only to find that my PS3 can no longer log in to the playstation network or even connect to the internet. Has this happened to anyone else and is this problem solveable.
Thanks for any assistance guys.


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+ MagicMan080 on September 8th, 2010 at 9:48 am said:

The hack still works even with this update


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+ dimples102 on September 8th, 2010 at 10:07 am said:

What’s wrong with some of you people???!!!

Why are you people thanking Sony for a useless update and promising your loyalty and stuff…

You people are acting like you worship Sony like Sony is your god or something…Sony doesn’t care about you…only your money…

And then saying, “I hate hackers blah blah blah blah blah-”

“I hate pirates blah blah blah blah blah-”

Some of you people are acting like you will lose a lot of money off of piracy or you will be affected by hackers…

And don’t act like all of you people don’t download music or movies illegally because most of you people know you do…

And I sure many of you jailbroke your ipod touch/iphone…

Stop worshipping multi-billion dollar corporations that can can less about you…

I like my ps3 but I’m not going to worship the company that makes it…


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+ Arkeas on September 8th, 2010 at 10:11 am said:

So why wasn’t this automatically downloaded by consoles that have PlayStation Plus? I thought one of the big perks of Plus was the automatic download of patches and system firmware updates, and so far it hasn’t done it for any of the patches for my games, nor either of the 2 firmware updates that have been released since Plus launched. Once again, proving that Plus is a waste of money.


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+ AaronHogue on September 8th, 2010 at 11:52 am said:

My PS3 is not reading disc or ejecting them and telling that UFC 2010 is currupted Data. WTF, have not had any problems till now.


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+ airtoast on September 8th, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:

So, can I finally organize my downloaded games alphabetically? Or can I at least group them into purchased vs. demos? No? Just another self-serving security patch you say? Paging Eric Lempel, hello, hello? Can someone at Sony who actually gives a care(are any of you out there?) please tell me in practical, real-world terms how the above features were not part of the first series of firmware updates back in November 2006? Are such mind-numbingly simple features never going to be added to the PS3 in its entire lifespan? Unbelievable!


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+ AaronHogue on September 8th, 2010 at 12:15 pm said:

Fix it I think. Rebuilt my database and file restored, everything seems fine now.


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+ tsuru2 on September 8th, 2010 at 12:16 pm said:

Thanks sony for keeping those out of PSN. But WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER ENHANCEMENTS/BUGFIXES REQUESTED BY USERS WHO PAY YOUR SERVICE?

Those claims are there way before the Jailbreak.

We pay when we buy your consoles and sign for Playstation Plus services. And you prioritize fixes on the ones who pay nothing?

Oh, you are keeping our money worth it. But you are giving crap back.

C’mon, even mobile phones are giving better media services than the Playstation 3.

Wake up Sony. Don’t make me feel i wasted my money on you. You can do better enhancements to PS3 than that.


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+ GNDOOOR_KILLER on September 8th, 2010 at 2:02 pm said:

Add something useful please, like in game music, or voice message, sometimes people get tried of texting…….


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+ R0n1n_76 on September 8th, 2010 at 2:40 pm said:

soo reports of legit systems not working and not ONE response from anyone on the Sony side? Come on guys you lock me out of online play until I update, but I’m not updating until I know I won’t have to pay $150 to fix something your “patch” broke.


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+ VampireWicked on September 8th, 2010 at 8:43 pm said:

HAHA SUCKS 4 YOU HACKERS, you’ll find away around this sooner or later & sony will stop you again HAHA SUCKS 4 YOU HACKERS. Go buy the games or wait 4 the items on home or earn ur trophies, i think there should be something where if anyone hacks something on the PS3 it automatically shutdowns that account HAHA!!! people wanna get hacked items on home just to show off Then the rest of us suffer from the price increase How about when ppl download hacked items they get a virus to


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+ AnyColourYouLike on September 8th, 2010 at 10:04 pm said:

@VampireWicked Lol your an idiot. The jailbreak is hardly about snagging home items HAHA i for one want Linux back as well as Ps2-ps1. Hopefully a full featured media player. This isn’t about trophies lol


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+ KILLZONEGNASHER on September 9th, 2010 at 12:00 am said:

wow sony learn from microsoft dont [DELETED] update every month to remove cool features at least when microsoft updates it tell’s it’s owners that if they have a hacked xbox they’ll get ban or they add more features not remove them


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