Sony has finally announced the 2011 PS3 update. The new 2011 PS3 Slim is lighter than its predecessor, it is more power efficient and it also comes with a new copy protection mechanism. The new PS3 bears model number CECH-3000B.
Last month Sony filed a lawsuit against George Hotz, also known as Geohot, for bypassing the effective technology measures. In fact, Geohot released a method to jailbreak and run custom Homebrew packages on Sony PS3 (Sony PlayStation 3).
The case is still in the courtroom, but it seems Geohot is planning to make Sony even more furious. While asking for help and support from his fans, Geohot also reveals his intention to jailbreak the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia Play.
After publishing the PS3 root keys publicly, Geohot released his first jailbreak for PS 3 firmware 3.55. Though he specifically wrote on his website that he doesn’t condone piracy and disabled peek and poke features, yet he has been sued for jailbreaking PS3.
The lawsuit is filed against George Hotz (geohot), “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher” for bypassing effective technology protection measures employed by Sony.
Sony has released PS3 software update v3.55. It is a minor update without any special feature and just to add security patch. I think it was expectable that a new software update would have been released after a video of PS3 v3.50 jailbreak surfaced.
It is recommended not to update your device to this software version if you want to keep your device jailbreaked or if you are planning to jailbreak PS v3.50 with a method that requires downgrading to previous version.
It’s a breaking news. Team X3 has managed to jailbreak Playstation 3 official firmware 3.50 using the X3 Max PS3 dongle. This is the first time PS firmware 3.50 has been jailbroken directly without needing any downgrading.
Previously, you had to downgrade the PS3 firmware 3.50 to jailbreakable 3.41 version, but now Team X3 has found a solution to run homebrew applications on official firmware 3.50 without downgrading.
The hands-on videos of Zeus Z1, the code name of upcoming PlayStation Phone by Sony Ericsson, appear in the wild again with more details.
The important thing in these videos is a clear PlayStation icon which indicates that this phone will actually play the PlayStation games. Zeus Z1 PlayStation phone is running on Gingerbread android 2.3 version which is to be released yet. Watch the videos after the break.
An updated version of psx4droid, v1.7, has been released to bring many improvements and enhancements. For those who don’t know, psx4droid is a Sony PlayStation Emulator for high-end android mobiles.
psx4droid v1.7 runs and scales the PlayStation games like a charm. You can watch the videos after the break showing the games running on android mobiles with psx4droid.