Sony PS3 Firmware 3.21 Update Available for Download, Removes “Install Other OS” Option

April 1, 2010, By Alex Ion

Depending on your location you may already know that Sony has rolled out a PS3 firmware 3.21 update for those who’re trying to log in to the PlayStation Network. Available for download as you read, the Sony PS3 Firmware 3.21 won’t bring you any new features or bug fixes, but rather removes the ability to install another operating system on the PlayStation 3 — so no more Linux for you folks.

The catch is that you can decide not to upgrade, but then Sony won’t allow users to log in to their PSN accounts of to play Blu-ray movies if they have another platform dual-booted — bugger. The reason why Sony wants their users to update their PS3 to Firmware 3.21 has to do with the company’s “fear of piracy and hacking”.

While the news comes on April 1st, Sony advises this is not a April Fool’s Joke like many assumed.

What should you do? Be sure you backup your partition before upgrading to firmware 3.21, or if you’re still looking for a workaround wait till iPhone hacker-extraordinaire, Geohot, comes up with one.

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