Rumour: Sony to remove OtherOS in next Firmware update

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  1. beegee7730
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  2. mercluke

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    as was already said numerous times at 24c3/25c3
    ps3 is "unhacked" due to OtherOS
    if they want it to get blown wide open, their best bet is to remove OtherOS [​IMG]
     
  3. shakirmoledina

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    i dont think they would actually remove it but maybe block any "hacking" attempts further cuz its gonna be a messy situation to review everything again
     
  4. Cablephish

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    But it says right there, they're gonna remove it.

    I don't doubt it's gonna happen, Sony wants to patch up the PS3 and make it unhackable, and personally I'd rather it stays that way.
     
  5. raulpica

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    Seems quite plausible. After all the Slim already got rid of it.

    The Slim has been out for a while, and it doesn't have OtherOS. Still, I'm not seeing leet h4xx0rz hacking PS3 Slims, out there.
    Maybe it's just that the system is boring even for hackers? [​IMG]
     
  6. Jamstruth

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    The Geohot hack is a development stage thing at the moment and is posing no real threat to Sony as there is no HDD Loader in the pipelines and won't be for quite some time. The PS3 is pretty safe from hacking due to the fact that blu-ray burners are expensive so no back-ups and Bluray ISOs are huge.

    The most likely thing to come of this is some good homebrew games on OtherOS or a way to run homebrew in XMB (which Sony can counter with the ban hammer) but removing OtherOS will just encourage hackers to look for a way to run unsigned code in the PS3's XMB. The PSP was safe from hacking (mostly) until the 2.xx update quashed the ability to run unsigned code.
     
  7. Maz7006

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    /me sells his phat.
     
  8. Guild McCommunist

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    Last time I checked, the vulnerability was only on Phats, not on Slims.

    Although I really see no point to this. The odds of a hack that would detract from Sony's profits (aka being able to pirate PS3 games or PSN games) coming out any time in the near future are incredibly slim. Even then, you'd need a USB game loading hack in order for pirating PS3 games to be worthwhile at all (since you'd need to buy a Bluray burner and Bluray discs otherwise), not to mention not many people are too fond of downloading 10GB+ games (especially ones like the 50GB MGS4).
     
  9. Arwen20

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    I can't say I'm not suprised. When Sony released the ps3 slim this feature was removed. I own a ps3 slim, so having OtherOS was never an option for me.