Sony Starts Banning PS3 Jailbreakers Hackers & Homebrew Software Users


by casey on February 18, 2011

Sony is banning the PlayStation 3 hackers and jailbreakers in the US and Europe. These actions by Sony started after an official statement yesterday in which the company warns people who have been hacking, jailbreaking and homebrew software users. Sony in its official statement said they will be permanently banned out of PlayStation Network and Sony’s Qriocity Media Network.

Users who are running pirated apps or have installed the custom firmware have received this email:

“A circumvention device and/or unauthorized or pirated software currently resides on your PlayStation(R)3 system. Immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from your PlayStation(R)3 system. Failure to do so will result in termination of your access to the PlayStation(R)Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation(R)3 system.”

If they do not format their hard drives to reinstall the latest and official PS3 firmware version 3.56, they will receive another email which says:

“Notice: Access to the PlayStation(R)Network and access to Qriocity(TM) services through your PlayStation (R)3 system has been terminated permanently due to the use of unauthorized circumvention devices and unauthorized or pirated software on your PlayStation(R)3 system. This use violates the terms of both the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation(R)3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation(R)Network/Qriocity(TM) and its Community Code of Conduct provision.”

Users who are banned get the error code 8002A227 with a message: “You cannot use PlayStation Network with this account”.

error code 8002A227 PlayStation Net work

If you are unaware of the whole story, the aggressive actions by Sony came after GeoHot jailbroke the PlayStation firmware 3.55. Let us see how many users Sony is going to ban. Stay connected to to get more updates.

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