PS3 Firmware 4.83 released, breaks ps3Xploit
Sony unexpectedly released firmware update 4.83 a few hours ago, with just the typical “System stability improvement” changelog. The last system update, 4.82, was released almost one year ago, and is vulnerable to the PS3Xploit hack.
At the time of writing this article, 6 hours after the update was first reported, Sony’s official site still states the latest firmware for PS3 is 4.82.
How does PS3 4.83 impact hacks?
Esc0rtd3w, one of the developers behind Ps3Xploit, has confirmed that firmware 4.83 breaks some components of PS3Xploit.
It is not completely sure at this point whether this release is an actual patch for the hack, or if it just happens to break some of the things leveraged by the exploit, in a way that could be recovered or bypassed by the PS3Xploit team. Experience tells us however that it is very likely there’s an intentional patch against PS3Xploit here, today the only way to run hacks on most PS3s.
Bottom line, as always, if you want to keep your PS3 hacked, do not update to the latest firmware, and stay tuned for more details.
4.83 PS3 Update Confirmed to at least break some ***! 😒
DO NOT UPDATE AT THIS TIME IF YOU WANT TO KEEP ANY MODIFICATIONS!!
— Jason Borowski (@esc0rtd3w) October 11, 2018