Don’t want to update to Sony’s latest 3.21 firmware update on your PS3. Well guess what there is an official way to bypass it and yet still be online. This is great news to all PS3 owners who don’t want to update to Sony’s 3.21 update. The youtube video below will show you how to bypass the firmware update.
So why didn’t I upgrade to the 3.21? Personally for me I did not upgrade my firmware because of three things.
1. I have the first old 60gb launch date model with PS2 compatibility. The device that I hold can easily get a fluke from Sony’s updates which will causes my system to either crash during a game or possibly get the Yellow Light of Death (YLOD). Whenever there is an update I wait to see what happens within a day, a week or a month even until I know for sure that the update is clean and it does not harm FAT PS3 model.
2. I am a patient person and the battle between big major corperation vs consumer rights always interests to see how the end results unfold.
3. I like to fiddle, mod and hack with technical stuff to see how a device or system works. If I do find something of interest to play with I’ll probably take advantage of it and see how I can benefit from it or make use of it. And no, I do not support video game piracy at all. I like to have my games original because they are worth every single penny or fils and the video game companies deserve it.
But wait, if I was to bypass the DNS wouldn’t that ban me from PSN or will my system get YLOD?
Banning is not possible. After doing couple of google search, turns out that bypassing DNS was not discovered recently but an old loop hole trick that’s been used previously for people do not want to upgrade to Sony’s latest firmware. I guess people have known about it long before I have but it only came out due Sony removal the Linux OS feature. And no it will not causes any online game-play slowdown or lag. I’ve tested it out.
As for the YLOD, it’s not gonna happen. Because I have been using the 3.20 firmware for a longest time and I am satisfied with it so I know that I am not taking a risk on my old console.
Hope you enjoy it.