9/7/2010

Sony Update Stops PS3 Jailbreak

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Compare and Recycle reported on the new PSJailbreak, which allows users to play backup copies of PS3 games, but it looks like Sony has already put an end to the plans of both those looking to illegally play pirated software and those who simply want to backup the games they own.

A new firmware update for the PS3 released today is reportedly blocking the jailbreak from working on the PS3. This news comes after an open source version of the hack was ported to various mobile phones, including the Nokia N900. Sony previously managed to get the device banned from sale in Australia, but now they’ve made sure that those who already got their hands on one will have to choose between online gaming (the update is required in order to access Playstation Network) or playing backups on their console.

It remains to be seen if this update will offer any lasting protection from the hackers or whether it will trigger a firmware war between the two groups, with the PSJailbreak being updated to work with the latest PS3 firmware every time Sony release a new version to block the hack.

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