PS3 System Software Update 4.10 Arrives, Details and New TOS
Today Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced that the mandatory PS3 System Software Update 4.10 has arrived with details outlined below on their latest PlayStation 3 Firmware, as follows:
Hi, everyone. We are releasing a new system software update (v4.10) for PlayStation 3 today that will include a few minor changes that we want to make you all aware of.
First off, once you download the new system software, you will be asked to accept a change to our Terms of Service. In an effort for more unity between PlayStation Network (PSN) and other Sony Entertainment Network services, your "PSN Account" will now be named "Sony Entertainment Network Account."
Please note that this change is one in name only and will not change the PSN that you know and love. You'll still play games online, still have access to the latest downloadable games and add-ons, and still experience a wide variety of movies, sports and music across PSN.
With this system software update (v4.10), we'll also be updating the PS3 Internet Browser with improved display speed.
You can find more details after the firmware goes live here. We look forward to your feedback in the comments below.
Updates: According to http://terminalgamer.com/2012/02/08/ps3-firmware-v4-10-holds-awesome-new-feature-dropbox-support-is-finally-here/, PlayStation 3 Firmware 4.10 now features dropbox support as well.
To quote: "If there’s one thing that many, many PS3 owners have been longing for, it was Dropbox support on their consoles. For those not familiar with the service, Dropbox allows users to upload files from their computers (movies, music, etc.), and then download those files from just about anywhere, and now that “anywhere” includes the PlayStation 3. Dropbox’s main site was previously unusable on the PlayStation 3, but is now fully functional (except for uploads from the PS3 itself, which may cause the system to freeze).
We tested everything from music to movies, all downloaded with no problems at all, and boy were the downloads fast! This is one incredible addition to the PS3 arsenal, and may very well have gone unnoticed by many. With Dropbox offering 2GB free just for signing up, folks will no longer have to worry about portable hard drives and USB thumb drives to move their content to their PS3... how cool is that!?"
The update also mentions improvements to the browser as well as automatic time synchronization with PSN/SEN.
Oh wow, they've changed out the crappy browser for a Webkit based one that actually works. Hurray!
The new features include:
The Internet browser has been improved, which optimizes the display of content and increases the accuracy when viewing page layouts. Some sites that previously could not be correctly displayed, including interactive websites, are now supported with the PS3 system software 4.10.
Every time your PS3 system to connect to PlayStation Network (PSN) are prepared in the time you can precisely set via the Internet. For this you go into the XMB (XrossMediaBar) on [Settings]> [Date and Time Settings] [Automatic Settings] to.
PSN account will be renamed Sony Entertainment Network account. The registration process and the credentials will remain the same.
In order to download PS3 system software version 4.10 requires at least 180 MB of free space on the PS3 Hard Disk Drive (System Update) or on removable storage media (PC Update).
Sony PlayStation 3 hacker KaKaRoToKS has also confirmed (twitter.com/#!/KaKaRoToKS/status/167468527484284928) that the exploit still is working in PS3 4.10 Firmware. Below are a few Tweets, as follows:
Confirmed (by someone in the team) that we can still install the packages in 4.10, but we still can't run apps in 4.0 or 4.10.
We don't know if the exploit to run apps in 4.0 (once we find one) would work on 4.10, so my advice: don't update unless you really need to
It's always been webkit based, they have just updated webkit core.
I don't believe that's correct. They were using the NetFront browser which has now been replaced with/upgraded to NetFront NX. Only the NX version is Webkit-based and that browser was only announced back in June.
*Also also "msg_language_psn_explanation" has been added to the language settings in PSN account management*
There is no ps2_softemu.self in FW 4.10
The vsh.self has shrunk 5712 bytes in size.
Several rco files have changed(probably due to the renaming of Playstation Network to Sony Entertainment Network), some notable changes include the sysconf_plugin.rco:
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively "SCE") would like to collect a report about the software problem that occurred on your PS3™ system.
The report will include information about your use of this system as well as information about your hardware and software. It may also include personal information such as your PlayStation®Network account information, content saved on your PS3™ system and your e-mail address, if this information was being used on your PS3™ system at the time of the problem.
In 4.10 Sony omits the underlined part, Sneaky Sony.