AS POSTED ON PS3HAX.NET This tutorial will allow you to easily bypass the Firmware Check on your PS3, simply by using the a proxy server to redirect the update txt file to a local file on your hdd with different information 1.) Download PS3 Proxy and configure your PS3 to use it. Go to settings -> network settings -> internet connection settings then choose custom. carry on through all of the options until you get to proxy server. select use then enter your pc's ip address and use 8080 for the port number. After this is configured, save settings but dont test them. With ps3 proxy, enter your pc's IP address in the IP address box and select ps3 mode, then pust the start button 2.) With ps3 proxy look in the logs and look for the ps3-updatelist.txt 3.) Right click and Save Target as... Save to your pc. Also right click again and Copy Shortcut. 4.) Goto the replace files tab and paste the copied shortcut into the left white box. 5.) Open the txt file you downloaded and replace the ImageVersion and SystemSoftwareVersion to this: Code: Code: ImageVersion=00000aa0;SystemSoftwareVersion=0.0000 Your file should now look something like this: Code: Code: # UK Dest=87;ImageVersion=00000aa0;SystemSoftwareVersion=0.0000;CDN=http://duk01.ps3.update.playstation.net/ update/ps3/image/uk/2008_0313_b859ca0f15fe9516d85fd0d89444ac5b/PS3UPDAT.PUP;CDN_Timeout=30; 6.) Save and close the file. 7.) Go back to the ps3 proxy and redirect the file to the file you just edited. 8.) LOGIN TO PSN AND ENJOY! Hope this helps you lot!