The PS3 has been hacked yet again, this time allowing pirates to sneakily downgrade their firmware freely to earlier (hackable) versions, although directly running pirated copies on the latest firmware is still only a promised future upgrade.
The makers provide an announcement as triumphal as it is lacking in literacy:
PS Jailbreak now supports firmware 3.42, 3.50 and beyond!
Again we revolutionize the world and show the disbelievers that we are the original source. We understand what we are doing and will continue to be at the forefront of support. Officially launched today is the worlds only downgrader.
Allowing you to downgrade your new console to any previous firmware version. With a PS Jailbreak and PS Downgrade now all all 44 Million users and counting can enjoy Homebrew. We dont like new comers beeing singled out , so we ventured into the unknown once again and now brought you an out of the box USB solution.
All dealers should contact us for new pricing schedules, as well as marketing material. We have just completed a new batch of product ready to ship immediately.
Please beware PS Downgrade only installs on original PS Jailbreak devices. There are numerous inferior clones and copycats out on the market claiming to be compatable with our support. This is FALSE!!! Buy original from a trusted reseller or risk being stuck with a paperweight.
It should be noted that “PS Jailbreak” does not actually support the latest firmware – it is instead now possible to revert to an earlier firmware which “PS Jailbreak” does support, as previously PS3 firmwares were strictly upgrade-only with no downgrades possible.
The irony of the makers of a piracy tool complaining vociferously at every turn about unauthorised copies and even apparently trying to develop their own copy protection hardly bears mention.
There are some suspicions that an upcoming upgrade to the PS3’s firmware will once again break the device, but it does seem Sony is slowly losing ground.