Mamosuke noticed this morning that the procfw googlecode page appears to be currently down.
If you try to access the page of the project, you are greeted with an error message saying: Your client does not have permission to get URL /p/procfw/ from this server. That’s all we know.
It is possible that the owners of the project (Coldbird and Virtuous Flame) are simply doing some maintenance work, but that would be surprising as they have made no such announcement. It could be an internal error on Google’s side, or it could be that the project was simply removed for some external reason. Of course, I am sure I am not the only one thinking it could be due to the gray nature of the project, as it has iso loading support, and indirectly deals with piracy. Did Sony manage to get the project shut down?
Downloads from the googlecode page are also down, but remember that we host a copy of the main files, here. Currently I am only hosting the version for 6.60, but if some of you have links they want to share for the other firmwares, please let me know and I will update the page.
I tried to contact Coldbird and Virtuous Flame for some info, and I’ll keep you posted as soon as they get back to me.
Update: I got in touch with Coldbird who just got aware of the situation at the same time as you and I. He hasn’t been contacted by google at all on the subject, and there doesn’t seem to be any form of massive outage on googlecode’s side. There is still a chance it is a simple technical issue, but it could as well be that the project has been taken down for other reasons. We’ll know more in a few hours/days. Thanks to all people who sent links to mirror downloads, I’ll update our own download page asap.