After 4 years the PlayStation 3 was the last of all last gen consoles to be hacked and it was done with the popular, yet expensive PS3 Jailbreak. PS3 fans rejoiced and were excited to be able to play backup PlayStation 3 games on their consoles, but that excitement may be short lived. Sony is well aware of the PS3 Jailbreak and has plans to break it.
There are several reasons why you might want to reconsider Jailbreaking your PS3 including the expensive price of the PS3 Jailbreak, the long waiting list, voiding your warranty, and now the fact that Sony is already planning to release a patch that will render the PS3 Jailbreak completely useless.
The good folks over at tqcast.com are reporting that PS3 Jailbreak suppliers are sending out emails to PS3 Jailbreak owners warning them to not update their PlayStation 3 systems past the 3.41 firmware. PS3 suppliers are also claiming that they cannot guarantee that the PS3 Jailbreak will support future PlayStation 3 updates. The PS3 Jailbreak allegedly blocks updates, but lots of people have preordered their PS3 Jailbreaks and some haven’t received them in the mail yet.
Sony can easily trace systems that have the PS3 Jailbreak installed and Jailbreaking your PS3 can result in a PlayStation Network IP ban and will also void your PlayStation 3 warranty. Honestly, if you were to weigh the risks of the new PS3 Jailbreak, it’s probably best to stay away from it for now. Maybe, as time passes, there will be better or more refined methods for hacking your PlayStation 3, but the current method seems to have too many kinks in it.
Sony has put lots of work into making sure that the PlayStation 3 wouldn’t get hacked and I wouldn’t expect them to just give up now. The fight between Sony and the PlayStation 3 Jailbreak can get messy and I wouldn’t want to get caught in the middle of the crossfire. If you want to Jailbreak your PS3 I’d recommend that you wait for a tried and true PS3 Jailbreak – or at least until the prices drop.
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