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PS3 System Software Update 4.45 Released, Mass Bricking Reports

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65w ago - Following up on PS3 Firmware 4.41, today Sony has released PS3 System Software update 4.45 followed by reports of mass-bricking (with PSN temporarily closed via Error 8002A308) so currently it is advised NOT to install it.

Beware as it is causing a lot of consoles (mine included) to brick! There seems to be a glitch (pictured below) with a lot of users updating to that firmware and getting freezes after restarting. For those curious, the new update is supposed to allow users to 'opt-out' of the pop-up messages that you earned a trophy while playing a game.

Some reports indicate that this primarily affects those with 500+ GB hard drives, however, it is advised not to update to 4.45 until Sony remedies the issue. Currently they have rolled back to Firmware 4.41 meaning when you boot up your PS3 you will no longer be prompted to download the 4.45 update.

From Sony's [Register or Login to view links] on the PS3 Firmware 4.45 changes: "PS3 system software update 4.45 coming soon,...
 

PS3 RetroArch v0.9.9 for DEX Multi-system Game Emulator is Released

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68w ago - Following up on their previous updates, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developers Themaister and Squarepusher (aka Twin Aphex) have officially updated the PS3 Multi-system Game Emulator known as PS3 RetroArch to version 0.9.9 for DEX (and CEX) with the changes outlined below.

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From the PS3 NFO file: RETROARCH PS3 - 0.9.9

RetroConsole Level: 2
Author: Themaister, Squarepusher / Twin Aphex
Supports libretro GL: No

HOW TO INSTALL THIS

ON DEBUG (DEX) PS3

Put the PKG file 'retroarch-ps3-v0.9.9-dex.pkg' on your USB stick, put it in your PS3. Go to the PS3 XMB - go to the Game tab - Select 'Install Packages', and install the PKG file.

ON CFW PS3

Put the PKG file 'retroarch-ps3-v0.9.9-cfw.pkg'...
 

PS3 4.40 CFW MiralaTijera: System Manager 1.1, 3.2.0 Integrated Core

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69w ago - Following up on his previous updates, today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer MiralaTijera has updated his PS3 4.40 CFW to include System Manager 1.1 and Integrated Core 3.2.0 alongside QAFlag functionality.

Below are the details, roughly translated: UPDATE 3: Warning, this update if it is best installed first previous... I copy and paste the post of Estwald because of what you put on I have nothing more to add... Estwald wrote:

First of all, Miralatijera me that if they "saw" made ​​public the Core in its name and the rest is of my own by collaborating

On the other hand, the uniqueness of this, is that just your CFW offers the ability to launch applications in the background and these things, show that when the CFW provide useful ideas and instead locked away, are offered the possibility the dev, they can do things and are more likely to do so. In contrast, others, think that by taking out a CFW automatically have to give support... it will be no [poraki]

You try hard enough and you provide the info or you worry your porting (I mean Iris Manager), as did Miralatijera (in 4.31 gave us all the information he could and at 4.40, made the...
 

PS Vita System Software Update v2.12 Arrives, Improves Stability

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71w ago - Following up on the PS Vita Firmware 2.11 update, today Sony announced that PS Vita System Software update v2.12 is now available and once again improves system stability.

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From Sony's [Register or Login to view links]: Optional update for PS Vita coming soon; v2.12 will improve system software stability during use of some features.

From Wololo on the new update: PS Vita firmware 2.12 is out, does not block known VHBL exploits

Earlier today, official firmware 2.12 for the PS Vita was released. According to Sony, this update “improves software stability during use of some features”...
 

Sony PS3 System Software Update v4.41 Released, Details Available

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73w ago - Following up on PS3 Firmware 4.40, today Sony [Register or Login to view links] news of PS3 System Software update v4.41 with details below.

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In a nutshell, PS3 Firmware 4.41 is a minor PlayStation 3 update that will improve system stability. I just got prompted to do a system update. Looks like no online until some PS3 CFW news appears, however, the encryption keys and the passphrase is still the same.

Below is what the Tweet states, to quote: "PS3 software update v4.41 is coming today, it's a minor update that will improve system stability."

As always, more details and an official changelog will be posted once they become available.

Below are some changes from eussNL as well:

Kiosk/Shop/SEX was also changed – same deal as retail of course. Still downgradeable...
 
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