I have downloaded the 1.2 patch after deleteing the 1.1, I've not even tried to download the time attack mode from the store. I'm not getting the black loading screen, I'm still on FW1.5 and use ettercap to bypass and go online. They've added FW check to game by the looks of it and using the FRoM exploit doesn't help bypassing the FW check.
And if you read my post above the first thing I say is you've gotta download the 1.2 patch.
Any one else whos hasn't updated above FW1.5 having the same problems?