PS3 Firmware Update 3.73 is Now Released, Improves Stability


130w 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.

Download: PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (US - Full) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (US - Patch) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (EU - Full) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (EU - Patch)

While the official PlayStation Blog doesn't make mention of it, their official PlayStation Twitter 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: http://pastebin.com/diDXEsfi

Download: PS3 3.73 FW Update Files CORE OS Package Content

Files changed:

Version strings:

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...

From Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh via IRC on signing PS3 executables for 3.73+ Firmware:

As always, more details will be posted below as they are available on the update should any hidden features surface.




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cfwprophet's Avatar
#10 - cfwprophet - 130w ago
Yea but they only can fix Software related holes. Hardware holes they cant fix. Just try to change the software in hope that it also will make the hardware "In-Door" unusable.

NTA's Avatar
#9 - NTA - 130w ago
lol 4071mb / 298GB

wish I had that much space

Natepig's Avatar
#8 - Natepig - 130w ago
Seeing as its not mandatory that would suggest that its not security related, and as they say for stability.

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#7 - Mantagtj - 130w ago
Just makes it look like $ony is actually working... when they just doss about all day..."what shall we do today?? they said... lets do another firmware update they said... okay if we make the stars on the intro slightly brighter ...right thats update 3.73.003.2.1" PMSL... it doesn't affect me $ony... kiss it !!

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#6 - spunkybunny - 130w ago
improves mean to not play copy games

You cant play copied games with ANY OFW above 3.55 so wtf are you going on about?

i boxed my ps3 until theres another cfw... bought myself a jtagged xbox...

ALL Xbox360's can be jtagged now.













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