According to a rumor on the Yellow Dog Linux Forums, Linux Product Manager Owen Stampflee has posted that the OtherOS feature will be removed in the next firmware update. The topic on the forum has since been removed, which leads us to question it’s credibility. The OtherOS feature is expected to be removed in order to block the recently discovered exploit.
According to his post over at the YellowDog Linux forums:
I’ve caught a rumor from a reputable source that the next firmware update for old PS3s will remove the OtherOS feature…
I’m not sure if it’s true or not but it’s in the bset interest of the YDL community to spread the word.”