Should have used PSNPatch or PSNinja, the PS3 Homebrew Stealth app that masks homebrew as legit PSN titles, and the Windows app Rufus. Myself and many, many others went online with modded PS3's for years and to this day never banned. People that said bleh, don't need all that stuff... banned. Sorry it happened man, but that's the very high risk of modding ANY console pr handheld. Is it possible for me to log in right now and find I was banned after many, many years? Yup, it's absolutely possible. Nothing makes it 100% safe from a ban. The thing is though, why be upset about all of the the games you purchased since you now have a modded PS3? I'd be more upset losing all of my trophies from an account ban.