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Sony PS3 Firmware v3.42: Update or stay on Jailbreak?

We have some breaking news to bring you now, as we can confirm that Sony has put up a speedy firmware update for the PS3. It is available to download now, and has been tagged as a mandatory update.

That means of course, that it isn’t optional, so unless you update to v3.42, you won’t be able to access the Playstation Network, i.e – play games online.

No word from Sony on what the update actually does, but you can guess that is has something to do with all the jailbreaking methods that are swirling around at the moment. Just hours ago, we told you about an update to PSJailbreak, which will allow support for PS2 gaming – again.

The question is though – do you update straight away for online gaming, or do you hang around until something happens in the jailbreak scene? Update, or possibly lose any chance of playing legal homebrew content on your PS3.

Let us know what you plan to do.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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