Sony Reissues PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update to Fix PS3 HDD Issues


193w ago - Last week Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.41 which caused issues for PlayStation 3 HDD upgraders, followed by debunking the 3.41 problems only to quietly re-release a 'fixed' PS3 Firmware 3.41 update.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update (Fixed - US) / PS3 Firmware 3.41 Update (Fixed - EU)

To quote from PSGamer24 and CJPC HERE: "They fixed it and re-uploaded the firmware without telling anybody. The link is the same but the MD5 hash is different.

[CJ@localhost Download]$ md5sum PS3UPDAT-341*
00c835be718fc3d5f793e130a2b74217 PS3UPDAT-341-ORIGINAL.PUP
e07d2b84c9e9691c261b73e5f1aada20 PS3UPDAT-341-NEW.PUP


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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Kiriller's Avatar
#7 - Kiriller - 193w ago
Something smells fishy. And i think its sony wanting more sales these upcoming months...

makes you think huh..

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#6 - CyanCaze - 193w ago
To be honest, I don't even pay attention to the news of firmware breaking PS3's anymore. It seems like every time a firmware comes out someone's ps3 breaks and they get upset, so they complain and moan about it on the internet and someone picks it up as a story.

The fact is every firmware upgrade for every device has a chance to brick your system. Mainly because it's changing the actual structure of the operating system, which can end badly.

So as far as I'm concerned these articles are wasted space.

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#5 - davidhooper4 - 193w ago
Mine did the same thing.. I wonder if maybe the update had something to do with the yellow light of death?
Mine also got the yellow light of death yesterday afternoon while watching a movie. This is really, really sketchy.

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#4 - Neo Cyrus - 193w ago
This patch is in the nick of time for me, I was stuck playing a game without patching it first resulting in loading times in moments of the game which simply shouldn't have loading times (like entering a menu or picking up an item!). The companies that made the game (Sega & Platinum Games) didn't even make the patch, Sony did.

Yeah I'm talking about Bayonetta, I wouldn't have bought it (butchered port) if the price wasn't cheaper than dirt. The fact that it's second hand means those companies make no money off of my purchase, IMO they don't deserve any for butchering it so bad.

Well I just updated my Fat PS3 to 3.41 (goodbye sweet firmware 3.15). I changed my mind on what hard drive I was going to use, I will be getting another one (likely tomorrow) and will report back if anything goes wrong.

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#3 - sk8r8sht - 193w ago
Mine did the same thing.. I wonder if maybe the update had something to do with the yellow light of death?













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