Bring back PS3's "Other OS" support with a hacked firmware

By Mike on 2:15 pm

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A lot of PS3 owners were upset when Sony removed Linux support from the console in firmware 3.21. To be fair, not a lot of people actually used it. But it was the principle of removing a feature that got people angry.

The folks at Geohot have announced that they are working on returning the penguin to the spider. The hacked custom firmware puts "other OS" support back. So fat PS3 owners will be able to use Linux to their heart's content. Geohot has claimed that it may be possible to add Linux support to the Slim as well with this hacked firmware. However, they haven't tested it.

A video showing the functioning hack has been released on Youtube. No word on when they'll release it to the public.

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