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If you use Other OS, skip this update and all other future updates

Up until the PS3 Slim debuted, all of the Sony PS3 consoles had support for third-party operating systems to extend the capability of the game console. As the years have gone by since the PS3 debuted, the feature has stayed intact, though few take advantage of it.

Sony has announced that the latest firmware update for the PS3 is version 3.21 and the update will eliminate the Other OS feature from the console. Sony reports that the removal of the feature is due to security concerns. The other OS feature was never offered on the PS3 Slim. 

PS3 owners using the Other Os feature will have to skip this update and skip any future updates as well to retain the feature. Sony reports that if a PS3 owner is currently using the Other OS feature and decides to update to the new firmware when it is available on April 1, they will need to back up data sorted on the OS partition because the data will not be accessible after the update. Those who choose not to upgrade to the new firmware will not be able to play games online or play games or Blu-ray movies that need the new update.

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By markdanielmiller on 4/2/2010 5:21:23 PM , Rating: 2
One other tidbit - if you use your PS3 to watch Netflix streaming titles on your TV (via the Netflix PS3 disk) - you must run this update. Without the update, not only will you loose other features (listed above - such as being unable to access the PS Network, PS Store, etc…) but you will also not be able to use the Netflix PS3 disc to watch streaming titles.

SOOOO…if you use/value the Netflix functionality, you’re forced to run this latest update :(


By panther17 on 4/7/2010 10:25:58 AM , Rating: 2
Not true. I use my PS3 to watch Netflix, have not updated to 3.21, and still have been watching Netflix through my PS3.

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