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The Hacker Told You Not to Update

Respect the hair

But you didn’t listen:

The mandatory update, which removes the capability to install alternative operating systems, released in early April, just months after iPhone hacker George Hotz claimed to have breached security measures on the console through the Install Other OS feature.

But multiple system owners have reported encountering problems since updating their console with the latest firmware, including disc read errors, locked PSN accounts, and even systems that fail to boot up at all.

Edge also links to a series of forum posts to support the allegation, and just in case Sony starts disappearing them at a later date, here’s a screen cap:


For future reference, it’s always a good idea, given the issues every hardware manufacturer has had with them, at one point or another, to wait a few days before updating. (Anyone else remember when consoles just worked? And it wasn’t even that long ago…)

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  1. 04/07/2010 at 16:02

    I remember when using them wasn’t detrimental to its shelf life.

  2. kog3100_edw
    04/07/2010 at 16:05

    Online gaming.
    Virtual multiplayer versus corporate fingers in your home console.
    The one hand giveth and the other taketh away.

  3. Chi
    04/07/2010 at 16:38

    One of the advantages of consoles over PC’s used to be that you didn’t have to patch them…

    • ECM
      04/07/2010 at 16:41

      Yeah, and even when you did patch them, it didn’t generally render your entire machine inoperable, so congrats consoles! You’ve managed to one-up the days of DOS!

  4. kog3100_edw
    04/07/2010 at 19:03

    When I made a comment at the other post about not believing in PC gaming, the overriding REAL reason was that for this busy family guy gaming on a computer has always been too much hassle. Console gaming was ‘put it in and go’.

    Not anymore!

    Still won’t get onboard with PCs though. I don’t need MORE gaming sources in my life. Sheesh.

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