WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING
SEE REPLY NUMBER 32 BEFORE DOING ANYTHING THAT IS MENTIONED BELOW
ONLY APPLICABLE TO PS3 "FAT" (OPPOSITE OF PS3 SLIM)
First of all, DO NOT UPDATE YOUR PS3 TO VERSION 3.21 as there is no advantage in doing so.
As you may know, Sony is disbanding support for the PS3's "Other OS" feature. It will now be very difficult to install an other Operating System on your PS3, such as Ubuntu.
They tell you to make the following choice:
1) Keep Other OS by not updating. You lose all online access.
2) Update to version 3.21, lose Other OS, and re-gain online access.
However, there are two ways of bypassing this:
1) A workaround to make older version of PS3 firmware (I have 3.19), able to get online access back without updating. This link will tell you how: http://boards.ign.com/ps3_general_bo...90758483/p1/?2
2) A workaround that's a little more complex. The link: http://endlessparadigm.com/forum/sho....php?tid=22985
Which one to choose? It's easier to start with the first option as you hook up on a proxy server. The second one makes you create a proxy server yourself.
Please be aware that if you acciddently update your PS3 firmware to 3.21 (without the second link's download) you will not be able to start over. Additionally, if you have already done the 3.21 update, I sadly can't help you.
If you want to install Ubuntu on the PS3 with Other OS, consider consulting this page: http://psubuntu.com/wiki/InstallationInstructions
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