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PS3 Firmware Update 3.73 is Now Released, Improves Stability

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166w ago - Following up on their previous PlayStation 3 System Software update, today Sony has quietly released non-mandatory PS3 Firmware update 3.73 in both full and patch update versions which simply improves system stability.

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While the official PlayStation Blog doesn't make mention of it, their official [Register or Login to view links] feed states the following to quote:

"A new, non-mandatory PS3 firmware update, v3.73, is now available. Stability during use of certain PS3 format software has been improved."

From eussNL on the files changes in the PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.73 update: [Register or Login to view links]

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No need to update ps3tools readself & readself2, it is still 0016 for 3.73 (same as 3.70/3.72) which afaik also means no new keys where added...
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From Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh via IRC on signing PS3 executables for 3.73+ Firmware:
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As always, more details will be posted below as they are available on the update should any hidden features surface.

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#15 - DemonoidMaster - 165w ago
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Well, i can see you're using a old fat console so that could be the problem (idk, don't ask me... anything is possible lol) OR it's the USB device you're using (you didn't show what you were using to update)

Anyways, i used to have a 2GB usb drive that works perfectly with my laptop.. but when i plug it in to x360 it doesn't show up.. reason ? because the lousy quality USB stick is from some obscure company that stopped making that model after awhile..

PS: also, don't ever buy USB sticks that look like this.

#14 - Foo - 166w ago
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They did? WTF? I remember updating to 3.65 via USB. >.< This is odd.

Well here's that video.... I have no clue how to add in videos....

Cheers to crappy quality and not Sony...

#13 - DemonoidMaster - 166w ago
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Well, they said they deactivated the "update via USB" feature back in 3.XX but i still don't understand...

However, you should still be able to update via USB devices (i'm using my 120GB iPod Classic to update since its HDD to HDD = fast transfer lol)

if you still can't try in the PS3's Safe Mode (press and hold the power button + Eject button *power, then eject.. not both at the same time* and wait for the first beep.. then the 2nd and let go of the buttons... it should boot into this:

s3nint3!now use the System Update option..

#12 - Foo - 166w ago
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Hmm... Year with the most software updates on PS3. 2011.

Ok, now I have something serious... I cannot update via USB to 3.73. It let me update via Internet, but not via USB. I've got a video if anyone wants to see..

#11 - chiselfreak - 166w ago
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improves stability. defo not needed as mine is sitting as steady as a rock on the tv unit. hahaha


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