PS3s Running Linux Could Be Saved If Hacker Geohot Finds The Cure

This Thursday PlayStation 3 owners who install a firmware update will find that the ability to run other operating systems—such as Linux—will be removed. Most people won't even notice, but hacker Geohot is already working on a fix.

He was instrumental in jailbreaking the iPhone, and then moved on to creating magic for the PS3. To say he's upset about Sony's upcoming firmware update is an understatement, but he's taken to his blog to urge readers "DO NOT UPDATE."

"When 3.21 comes out, I will look into a safe way of updating to retain OtherOS support, perhaps something like Hellcat's Recovery Flasher."

Try and keep the firmware update at bay until Geohot releases his fix, but be warned—there's obvious dangers with hacking any product, and while the installation of Sony's update is optional, you won't be able to sign into the PSN or play Blu-rays or games that require v3.21 or higher to work. [Geohot via UberGizmo]