PS3 Firmware 3.42 kills PS Jailbreak, others

Tuesday, 7th September 2010 10:35 GMT By Patrick Garratt


According to an Exophase report, the recently-released Firmware 3.42 for PlayStation 3 has killed off various homebrew exploits.

The update means PS Jailbreak, PS Groove, PSFreedom and any other exploits won’t work after the latest patch.

Sony released the software update this morning, as confirmed by SCEA’s John Koller on the US PS Blog.

This is a mandatory install, reportedly.

And that’s the end of that, then.

Thanks, Evil Avatar.



  1. Catkiller

    Thank god I got two PS3s… One in use and one waiting for the CFW :)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    Yup, it gimps the jailbreak. Good.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. KAP

    Its like xmas everytime i see the “an update is available” msg…. damn sony you got me this time!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. cookiejar

    Nice one.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    They should have hidden this with a more interesting feature. People who want to jailbreak their PS3 probably arent going to download a mysterious update that does nothing apparent.

    EDIT: So yeah, “PSFreedom, PSGroove, PSJailbreak are no longer functional in firmware 3.42.”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Probably not a moment too soon either, given that you can now crack it using mobile phones and calculators! :-D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. KrazyKraut

    nice!!! 1 : 0 for Sony.. hope the match ends right now.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @6 Except that the source code is the same.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Freek

    Considering the original hack worked via USB you can probably use anything with a USB interface and some memory to do it. It’s all the same thing.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. getbradshaw

    Sony already lost by going to court in Australia… Now it’s out there for everyone to try to hack it.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. theevilaires

    People are just going to have two PS3′s now if they don’t have them yet.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @11 Except that not on every system it works, + not every game will be ripped off.

    Just see this: God_of_War_III_EUR-JAILBREAK [PS3] [PSJ]
    Uploaded Y-day 22:10, Size 39.52 GiB, ULed by thenoobish

    39 GB of the fucking space. Good luck downloading that thing on your hardware + there is a general confusion around what you need to use or how to rip the files.

    If i wanted the pirating console, that would be Xbox 360 Slim. Easier, cheaper and thats maybe i’m going to do when i will buy Xbox and when i will play enough of Gears 3 ofc. :D

    #12 4 years ago
  13. KAP

    @11 Yea because having 2 PS3 sounds cheap right?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. cookiejar

    @9 Im guessing a contingency plan would be to disable the PS3′s USB ports from booting straight away when the console starts.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    @13: I can grab two PS3s now for less than 1 cost at launch… and some nutters bought them at launch. ;)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Dragon

    I got PS3 Slim 120Gb (3.41); Does ‘JB’ work on it?!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Psychotext

    @16: That would be a yes… unless you update it of course.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    @16 Whats the model of your PS3? Not every model is affected by JB.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    Yes they are Erthazus. It’s just the firmware revision which matters… IE 3.42 (not working) vs anything before that (working).

    I assume you haven’t been paying much attention to what’s been going on in the scene in the last couple of weeks. (The original hack just worked on 3.41… a limitation removed by the open source hack)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Dragon

    I updated it weeks ago; Now, I’m not gonna update it again! So you think ‘JB’ works on it… .

    It’s PAL, I guess. (the model)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @19 On the Limited SKU’s. Go to the PsGroove and there is a documentation on which SKU’s it works.
    I already tried it on my friends PS3 Fat 80 GB model. It doesn’t work.

    @20 it depends on the SKU. Your 120 GB model is CECH-20xxA or CECH-21xxA. you can find it in documentation.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Psychotext

    I’ve just been searching around and I can’t find anything which indicates it doesn’t work on certain PS3s. It works just fine on my PS3 80gb (Fat) running 3.41.

    You got a link?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. theevilaires

    Well KAP I have 3 PS3′s Two which are the original 20GB and 60GB from launch (over $1200 in one day and well worth every penny). My 3rd PS3 is the slim of course (its mainly my daughter’s)

    $300 for a PS3 I think is a very good offer. If people who are so into pirating games that would cost them upward in the thousands I think its worth it to them to have a spare $300 jailbreak PS3. Don’t forget the HDD the PS3 uses are fairly cheap. A 1TB would only run you $70 at the most.

    So lets see. $300 PS3 + $70 1TB + $0 Jailbreaker vs 300x $60. You do the math and tell me why its not worth it to pirates.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. OlderGamer

    I bought a first run PS3 as well. Two of em actualy, the second one to replace the broekn first one.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    Sorry to hear that O.G. I’ve had mines since week 1 of the launch. Only issue had been with my 60GB when SONY released firmware 3.10 and it stop the fan inside from kicking into over dive causing the system to freeze. Was fixed with FW 3.15 and works flawlessly now.

    Wish I knew you back then, maybe I could have helped you fixed it but since you had it replaced with another fully backwards PS2 compatibility system PS3 I guess no harm really done.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Hybridpsycho

    Go sony! :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Isaaclarke37

    Glad to hear.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. albo88

    get a 360 if you wont to play backup games

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Erthazus


    It should work on:


    #29 4 years ago

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