PlayStation 3 firmware update 4.83 now live

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:20 AM.


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    Yes, you read right; the PlayStation 3 received a new firmware update. Version 4.83 is available to download for your PS3 systems at this time, offering more stability for your console. Full details are not known, in regards to what changes this makes to exploits or homebrew, so if you value keeping your system hacked, please do not update until more information is made available. The previous firmware, 4.82, was pushed late last year, on November 14, 2017, and the past three updates have purely been about increasing stability. If you enjoy incredibly stable PlayStation 3's, feel free to update.

    UPDATE: PS3exploit has been patched by the firmware and no longer works.

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  1. Localhorst86

    Localhorst86 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    fucking finally. My PS3 was wobbly as hell, now it sits stable next to my TV.

    EDIT: BEWARE! I installed this update and my PS3 is still wobbly as shit. This did not increase the stability of my PS3, I think Sony might need to look into this further.
     
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  2. face235

    face235 GBATemp's Official Lurker

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    Umm, this is interesting. Is Sony trying to outdo Nintendo by making the PS3 more stable than the 3DS. *insert stability joke here*

    I actually thought PS3 was slowly being abandoned. Mine isn't truly hackable anyhow. I only used HAN to inject PS2 games. But it got annoying having to constantly reactivate HAN, so I abandoned it, and haven't played since.

    And I can't add more games to it because my HDD is full, but I digress a lot.


    YAY FOR STABILITY! </sarcasm>
     
  3. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ Marina is best waifu

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    But why though?
     
  4. wormdood

    wormdood pirate booty inspector

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    i need this as my ps3 lost a rubber footing on one side . . .
     
  5. brickmii82

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    Seems relevant, if not common sense >.>
     
  6. zfreeman

    zfreeman GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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  7. hyguy

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    So stable you could keep horses in it :)
     
  8. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    I bet if Sony could update the PS1's firmware, they would.

    Distant voice: playstation classic
    DOH!
     
  9. RedoLane

    RedoLane GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Back before, in order to run new games, you had to update the PS3.
    At this point, there's no reason to update if there aren't any new games out, right?
     
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  10. KiiWii

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    I feel like they’re retroactively securing a 12 year old console for a specific purpose, like it may in some way help them secure emulated ps3 in future... idk.
     
  11. Localhorst86

    Localhorst86 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you want to play new bluray movies you do, iirc. The Bluray encryption keys change regularly afaik, I do wonder though how long the PS3 will support new movies. Because for me, the PS3 is pretty much only a bluray player at this point, haven't played a game on it for years (mainly because the battery on my Dualshock 3 is emtpy and would need to be charged first )
     
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  12. Friendsxix

    Friendsxix Introspective Potato

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    Actually, if I'm not mistaken, each Bluray is encrypted with a key, and that key can only be decrypted with one of many vendor/device-specific keys (which I think varies by device, but many devices can share the same key... if that makes sense. So, for example, a specific model of Sony Bluray player could have a key shared by all other players of the same model). The idea is, if a key is compromised, it can be revoked. What this means is that a revoked key will be unable to decrypt new releases, but will of course be able to decrypt old releases just fine.

    So unless the keys keep getting compromised, they shouldn't be changing. This is why really old Bluray players can play today's releases just fine. :)

    I could be misunderstanding how it works, though. :P
    If you want to read more about it, check out this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Access_Content_System
     
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  13. RedoLane

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    and....now in simple words?
     
  14. wormdood

    wormdood pirate booty inspector

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    your overthinking it . . . keys dont change often enough to worry
     
  15. RedoLane

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    Oh, I see. well, I don't watch bluray movies on my PS3 anyway, so that isn't really relevant to me.
     
  16. Friendsxix

    Friendsxix Introspective Potato

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    Basically, Bluray decryption keys for a given Bluray player shouldn't change unless its key gets compromised, and even then it only affects the specific player/model that was compromised. :)
    If a key is compromised, it gets revoked — meaning that player will no longer be able to read newly released Blurays.

    I hope this is easier to understand. :)
     
  17. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    nintendo released an update on one of their dead consoles (wiiu) so sony had to do the same :creep:
     
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  18. Reploid

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    Now it as stable as our economy with Putin
     
  19. duwen

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    Keeping mine on 4.82 (Rebug) obviously - no reason to update... although, does 4.83 break PSN Store connectivity for non 4.83 systems? No great loss if it does, as I rarely use it.

    I'd say that anyone with an original phat PS3 should be avoiding using it as a bluray player anyway - it's the biggest contributor to the overheating and failure of those older models.
     
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