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WARNING: 3.42/3.50FW consoles spotted in the wild!
WARNING: 3.42/3.50FW consoles spotted in the wild! –
Several members of this forum and others have been reporting buying brand new PS3 Systems that come with 3.42FW. Systems above 3.41 cannot be jailbroken.
While not all systems in stores are 3.42FW and people have still reported buying 3.40FW systems, the increased reports of 3.42FW systems can only be a sign of things to come with Sony attempting to combat the jailbreak on all fronts, and signals an incoming scarcity of consoles with 3.41 or below.
If you or someone you know buys a system that comes with 3.42 please post as much information as possible in this thread. (Including box description, barcode, other codes, SKU, etc. Pics plz!)
^ description not confirmed
Just got a ps3 160gb from the zellers moonlight madness and it came with 3.42
you can tell the new 3.42 firmware from the older 160 gb because the back of the box has a playstation move ad and the front has a netflix streaming ad on the front. the sku upc is 711719841807
Hope this helps.
Went ahead and took my chances on the holiday bundle currently in stores (includes Infamous and NHL 11). System firmware is 3.50
so it looks like I'll be taking it back and hunting for a used model.
Originally Posted by buster1395
Originally Posted by Illumination
Originally Posted by Primulas
Originally Posted by msmorphius
Originally Posted by johnster12
Originally Posted by Busta305
Original threads: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/fir...tml#post605221 (Firmware on new PS3's(on shelves now)) and http://psx-scene.com/forums/f177/won...s3-come-71322/ (Wondering which firmware does a new 120GB PS3 come with.)
Originally Posted by ps3warrior
Just in time for the holidays.
Last edited by theruler; 11-29-2010 at 05:49 PM.
4 reports to start with, do we have all info or just some for these units?
well we all saw this coming. Its not like they ship out the ps3s with the original software on them that they all first started on otherwise mine would have come with 1.50 instead of 2.20 when I bought it. Someday there will be new ones out there that come straight from the factory with a new 4.00 software. This is in now way a tactic to fight jailbreaking its just normal business sense. you have a new firmware you might as well ship the new units with the new firmware so when little Johnny gets it on Christmas he doesnt have to spend 20 min updating to play gran turismo.
Interesting that the GT5 bundle came with a 3.42 firmware PS3 when the game itself requires an update to 3.50….so u have to update the machine with the disk just to play the game that came with the system….THEN install the game…kinda sucks
A way to be able to spot this is using the Model and Serial Number. If we can get a few people that bought these system to post the last four of the serial we could get a better idea, or maybe the first four or something like that.
I wonder if any PS Move Special bundles are still 3.40
Sony still didn't win. we CAN STILL use the downgrader the "revive" the JB exploit.
i dont know what all the fuss is about you can still downgrade with the psj lolz so stop crying n jus prey that a new fw does not come out
Originally Posted by Emulatong
We'll live –
I agree, we'll live. I am disappointed that i am one of the ones that waited too long to get a <3.42 PS3, but it's not any real problem. As i pointed out in my other post; There are alot of options that still allow us to enjoy homebrew on the PS3.
I'm just glad that the scene is what it is, and there as many people dedicated to it that there are.
Your guys' work is very appreciated.
"The journey is more important then the destination."