Furthermore , once unpacked the file dates for every dev_flash archive has changed to that of 7/29/2010 , vs the original of 7/21/2010 - as seen in the images below.
So, Sony did indeed update the firmware without informing anyone, probably a change in a single (or few) SPRX's. - Also, the new Auto Update feature in regards to PS3 Patches was not updated - so it was possible that it was not affected (or, that Sony did not fix it!)"
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The FW update has nothing to do with getting the YLoD... The Fat PS3's just over heat too easily... My launch 60gig died 2 years after I got it before the whole YLoD issue became an internet sensation... easy solution though... just buy a Slim and upgrade the HD... it sucks not having BC now cause i still have a few classic PS2 games i like booting up from time to time.
Whew, I thought I kept downloading the problematic one because I want to perform an upgrade with slim, and even though I did not upgrade its HDD nor tried to, but I still would like to steer away from it. Thank you for fixing it boss man.
Sorry, not trying to doubt anyone, but is the md5 value posted on the first post correct? I just downloaded the firmware today, but the md5 value I got is:
I downloaded from the same link as the first post as well, http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/us/2010_0727_00c835be718fc3d5f793e130a2b74217/PS3UPDAT.PUP . I even downloaded again just to make sure. Can anyone clarify this for me?