So as the fallout of Sony's move to remove the OtherOS option continues to settle, freedom fighter Geohot continues to do battle to make sure you can actually use the product you bought in one of the manners in which you were told
you could use it when you bought the damn thing. From his blog
Here is a video demoing my "custom firmware". It's not any sort of version string change; I would have added something showing off the new features of 3.21, but oh wait, there aren't any.
This can be installed without having to open up your PS3, just by restoring a custom generated PUP file, but only from 3.15 or previous. It's possible this CFW will also work on the slim to actually *enable* OtherOS; I'll know when my infectus gets here.
If you're interested in this sort of thing you can watch the video of the alleged hack on the tubes
Reader Steven L wrote in to remind us the other day that this sort of move by Sony might very well run contrary to laws that protect Australian consumers from this sort of tactic, and points out that PS3 owners should call Sony Australia to make sure they've heard your complaint. You can also log a complaint with the ACCC on 1300 302 502 (or see their website
for more information).