Is there a way to access PSN from ofw 3.56?

Discussion in 'PS3 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Bryon15, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Bryon15

    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 9, 2010
    United States
    united states
    Hi. I'm new to the PS3 hacking scene. I have a 60GB PS3 with ofw 3.56. It's not hacked or anything. I just tried signing into the PSN to download jill & shuma-gorath for MvC3 but I couldn't because ofw 3.60 is required. Now I know better then to update if I'm going to hack my PS3. So at this stage what are my options? Is there a cfw for 3.56? And what about signing into the PSN without having to update to the latest ofw? Please help.
  2. leeagt

    leeagt Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    Bonny Scotland
    you would be aswell updating to 3.60 mate. There is no way to hack 3.56
  3. ddetkowski

    ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 15, 2009
    United States
    United States
    3.56 is not hacked yet, so sit there til someone does.
    In the meantime, keep up with this site:
  4. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    Don't upgrade. 3.56 has more possibilities of a CFW.
  5. Bryon15

    Bryon15 GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 9, 2010
    United States
    united states
    Okay I won't update. But in the meantime is there anyway to access the PSN?
  6. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    No, there isn't.
  7. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    From everything I've heard, there's very little chance that someone will ever release a 3.56 CFW. There's just no benefit compared to 3.55. 3.60 CFW is more likely because newer cames will use 3.6X SDKs so there will actually be some reward to trying to hack it.

    My advice is update to 3.60 and enjoy PSN for the time being. When 3.61 comes out, that's when you should hang back and check for any news on the hacking scene.
    EDIT: Also, it doesn't make much sense to hang around 3.56 anyway. You get neither CFW nor PSN, so you're limited to the games you own.
  8. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    Well, in my experience, after every Firmware update Sony allow access to PSN to every firmware version.
    It last around 10-15 days after the update, maybe it's still available since 3.60 is recent, but it WILL be patched soon or later.

    All you need is a way to bypass the firmware update verification by using a Proxy on your computer which will redirect and serve the information of "no new firmware available" and the PS3 won't ask you to update and continue to PSN access.
    If you don't want to set a proxy, you can still set the usual proxy's IP into your DNS.

    Remember that it's only a temporary access. It will be patched (if not already done) and you won't have access to PSN without a cfw or updating to latest ofw.

    Edit :
    here is the tutorial for DNS trick, and the help to create a fake update file :
  9. Zorua

    Zorua Newbie

    It doesn't work. I'm on OFW 3.55 and when I try to connect to PSN, it tells me to update. Then, if I press Yes, it tells me that no update is available.
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