PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.56 Hacked Already, Sony Left Stranded Again!


Sony might have thought their move to sue GeoHot would put some sort of brakes to the jailbreak doom its beloved gaming console is currently facing. Unfortunately for Sony, the latest PlayStation 3 firmware v3.56 got hacked in just 24 hours after its release. The custom firmware genius KaKaRoToKS, who was behind one of the first 3.55 custom firmwares, has already released the signing keys for 3.56 meaning custom firmware is soon to follow.

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However, it seems that the custom firmware for v3.56 won’t be that easy to build. According to Engadget:

We’re hearing that new custom firmware isn’t on the table quite yet, because Sony changed most of the locks, and is reportedly actually storing the all-important ECDSA private key with random-number cryptography this time around.

In case, you’re one of those who prefer PSN over homebrew, you can download official PlayStation 3 firmware v3.56 via the direct link below. And if you only want PSN access, you can do so by staying on 3.55 custom firmware using this simple DNS trick. Be warned, if you do upgrade to 3.56, there’s no easy way to downgrade yet.

Download PlayStation 3 firmware v3.56 (Official link)

DISCLAIMER: The above post is for educational purposes only! ithinkDifferent does not condone piracy or hacking  in any form. It is a violation of the Terms of Service and in some cases be considered illegal.

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[via Engadget]


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  • Sony just needs to leave people alone. Sony also needs to leave Geohot alone and they should not mess with his personal computer stuff. Sony just needs to give up and focus on they’re next console, PS4.

    Give the Hell up Sony. Quit pissing people off or you will lose sales.

    • Robert

      Haha I Agree

      Sony Is Just Waisting Their Own Time..

      They Just Need To Give Up On Hackers.

      THEY CAN NOT STOP THEM.

      It Won’t Be Long Before A CFW For 3.56 Firmware Will Be Realsed And People Will Start Jailbreaking Their Ps3 Again.

      And Before You Know It Black Ops Will Have A Patch That Will Come Out And That Game Will Be Hacked Over To.

      Give It Up Sony.

    • Almir Zahic

      Same thing on psp. They tryed to fix cfw on psp since first cfw came out for psp(forgot which one) and the “hackers” made always new cfw. They just dont get it.

  • elfenliedtopfan4

    right sony sueing geohot for hacking ps3 for fuck sake sony grow the fuck up how much do you make in a year really and your wasting your time sueing geohot how much more will that cost you when you should be making the new ps4 and dont try and make it non jailbreak coz its not going to happen it takes one person to hack it and before you know it everyone will find out how to do it or if you stop one person another will come up how much money are you willing to spend on stopping hackers coz as soon as they come out of jail or wot ever you do to them you think they will just stop dream on

    GIVE UP AND START MAKING MORE MONEY WITH PS4 IF YOU KEEP ON DOING THIS

    YOU WILL LOOSE SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AND PPL WILL BY XBOX JUST STOP WASTING YOUR TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chenglor

    you guys sound so dumb. its like you telling the cops to stop what they are doing and give up and let criminals run free. don’t you know its people like you who ruins if for everyone. i understand that hacking the ps3 has its benefits. but when fucken 8 years old goes into a game and just fucks up the whole game up like in mw2. so i understand why sony is doing what they are doing to preventing hackers hack the ps3. i am not on anyone sides because i too want to hack because its interesting but i do not like hacking just to win.

    • ShaunPS3

      You are an idiot Geohotz jailbreak has nothing to do with the hacking of COD that is another homebrew application all his jailbreak does is open the system so you can install your own applications just like iphone. Sony should stop been assholes about it and lets us do what we want to the consoles that WE PAID FOR!!!! i paid $1200 for my ps3 at launch and if i “dont own it” then i want my money back.

      • Anonymous

        dont reply to this because i dont want 2 argue but i have v3.60 and finally have a good weekend but geohot had 2 fuck up my weekend ppl backing up geohot ur all idiots geohot needs to get a fucking life and let ppl have fun so sony hopefully u win because geohot needs to get a fucking life stupid low life sack of shit

  • Anonymous

    I like the thought of Hackers winning because I would consider it to be a righteous hack for reasons explained above like being able to run homebrew just like on an iPhone and yes I paid lots of money for my PS3 and I don’t even own a simple copy of a game. I just like to run Homebrew and anyway, people have the right to have a backup of their games. It’s not fair what Sony are doing at all. As a matter of fact, copying fuels the economy system because there are always people that might want to try before they buy and if people cannot afford to buy games and the PS3 was unhackable, I doubt it would boost sales anyway. I bought a PS3 once I found out it was hackable and it is good that I can play Super Mario World on my PS3 and PSP.

  • Telly

    I will never get an xbox I skipped the 3-6’s for a reason it has nothing to offer me ps4 hmm idk if I’ll get that because if I have to buy more than one system cause of overheating problems or firmware updates that’s not built for the earlier models then forget it idk who had only one ps3 fat that didn’t have that problem eventually I’m not the nerdtype to open it and tinker with it but I had it fixed twice and it lasted shorter everytime

  • tred

    lolz all you guys keep getting excuses…. they have the right to change our system if you bought the system doesnt mean you own it.. They give you a lease its just like renting a house…. Sony still have the right to change what they want… If they dont i dont think there would be much games coming out just like psp which is kinda dead to me…

    • deEz NuTs

      tred…..R U FUCKING RETARDED????? With a comment like that you must be. “if you bought the system doesnt mean you own it” Thats exactly what it means!!! WE DO OWN IT. When i bought my PS3 it could do things that because of douchbag Sony, it cant now. Such as install other OS among other things. If they want to disable things it could do when I bought it @ $600 then they need to buy it back @ $600. What if you bought a car with turbo and two years later they decided they didn’t want you to have turbo anymore, so they come to your house and take it off. Are you gonna say oh well i just bought and paid for it, i didn’t own it. I think not, YOU FUCKING RETARD. What sony needs to do is say…….damn we fucked up and quit trying to sue people for changing their own systems and try again on their next system. As for me, i say fuck sony im getting a gaming pc. At least i can do what i want with it.

  • PS3UPDATEPUP.

    Sony calm the fuck down its only a fucking game system…. I paid money to OWN my ps3 and i cant do what i want with is…. Im going out to get a xbox today dude geohot did not hack games he just opened up the ps3 leave him alone FREE GEOHOT!!!

  • Hsx9

    Sony are Fucking stupid they think they can stop us but 1 way or anther we will still be able to Jailbreak & Hack the have never stoped up before and they wont now we can make 3.56…. jailbreaks but Sony syill spend $10000 to make a patch witch we can Still hack on

  • JOHN ROBINSON

    JAILBREAK SHOULD BE ALLOWED. ITS NOT SOFTWARE TO COPY OR PLAY COPIED GAMES. ITS A WAY TO USE HOMEBREW. ITS OTHER SOFTWARE PROGRAMS THAT PLAY CPOIED GAMES. ACTUALLY SONY SHOULD GO AFTER THEM. THING IS….THERE GOING AFTER THE HOMERUN. THEY WONT WIN, BECAUSE THIS JAILBREAK DOESNT DO ANYTHING ILLEGAL AT ALL. IF DVDFAB CAN EXIST…SURELY SO CAN JAILBREAK, WHICH DOESNT EVEN COPY OR PLAY BURNED GAMES!!!!!!!

  • Manuel

    Der jailbreak sollte auch für PS3 version 3.56 erhältlich sein. Könnte mir vielecht jemand genau sagen wie man das genau macht.?

  • Galbi

    1st of all, Sony own intellectual copyright on the firmware, this does not mean they own your console that you paid for.
    2nd, as US law recently ruled jailbreaking to be legal on the iPhone and related devices I am sure they will come to the same conclusion for PS3 and other devices. That ruling opened up a whole can of worms!
    3rd, I have noticed that many of the comments on here are poorly written and unintelligible, if you are the hackers doing the jailbreaks then you should have enough intelligence to at least learn to spell! Do not claim to be hackers until you can show you have the intelligence!

    I for one would like to see jailbreaks working for homebrew application production, but I do not condone the use of the jailbreaks to cheat at games or break copyright laws. One thing I would like to see is the use of Linux on the PS3 which is now only possible through jailbreaking.

  • onemustang

    Just wait for the the PS3 emulator that can run on PC . then you can piss off Sony and play what ever u want.

  • onemustang

    By the way UP yours sony

  • Mike

    Suny iz a varie stoopid companee…

  • PS3-User

    WTF??? “PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.56 Hacked Already” I’m waiting for months for a working jailbreak… but here is NOTHING !!!

  • justin

    this is fake and bullshit !