Geo Hot Suggests Holding off on PS3 Firmware Update

Yesterday we announced that Sony are releasing a new firmware for the Sony PlayStation 3 that will get rid of the “other OS” option on the older fatter PS3 model. Sony didn’t cite any reasons why they are doing this other than it’s a security concern. They list no benefits for adding this restriction.

Geo Hot has suggested that those who want to use the Other OS install option should hold off installing the new firmware update this Thursday when it is launched. Instead, he says the following will happen…

“A note to people interested in the exploit and retaining OtherOS support, DO NOT UPDATE. When 3.21 comes out, I will look into a safe way of updating to retain OtherOS support, perhaps something like Hellcat’s Recovery Flasher. I never intended to touch CFW, but if that’s how you want to play…”

So it appears that he will be working on a modified firmware version that will keep the PS3 alive along with the Other OS support that in some cases, could have been a deciding factor in buying a fat PS3 in the first place.

No time line for a launch of the modified firmware has been given, so hang on tight for a bit longer before you do the update.

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