PS3 & os updates: “Geohot advises against updating PS3, will find ‘safe way’ around losing OS support”

Via engadget

In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a PlayStation 3 firmware update coming this Thursday that’d knock out the “install other OS” option and remove any currently-installed non-PS3 platform. Our guess is it’s not going to affect the majority of owners, but the diehard users are certainly up in arms, and no one really likes losing a feature, even if it’s rarely used. Leave it to Geohot, then, to right the wrong. Arguably the reason for Sony’s reversal (see: PS3 exploit), the famed hacker has published not only a letter of sorrow at the company (unsurprising), but also a call for users not to update. Instead, he claims he will “look into a safe way of updating to retain OtherOS support” and issued a tech-savvy threat about “touching the CFW,” much to the company’s chagrin (trust us, you don’t even want to know what he’s talking about here — far too scary). We wouldn’t normally say a war’s brewing, but ol’ George Hotz has proven himself more than capable at starting something fierce.

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