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PS3 System Software Update 4.45 Released, Mass Bricking Reports

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57w 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,...
 

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

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65w 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...
 

Sony PS3 System Software Update v4.40 Released, Details Available

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70w ago - Following up on the PS3 Firmware v4.31 update, today Sony has officially released PlayStation 3 System Software update v4.40 with details below.

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While there is no official changelog available yet, it is a required (mandatory) update although nothing appears to be different from the previous firmware revision on the surface.

However, Sony's [Register or Login to view links] notes new support for a particular NFC reader, the [Register or Login to view links], has been added alongside improved...
 

Sony PS3 System Software Update v4.30 Incoming, Details Arrive

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91w ago - Sony Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has announced today that PS3 System Software Update v4.30 is incoming tomorrow with details below!

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To quote: Next Tuesday, October 23rd, we will be releasing a new system software update for PlayStation 3 (version 4.30). With this update we have made several changes to how Trophies are displayed on your PlayStation 3.

The Trophy Collection will now reside under PlayStation Network on the XMB. Trophies that you have earned playing PlayStation Vita games are now displayed on your PlayStation 3. You will also be able to see your Trophy level and progress towards the next level while viewing your trophy collection.

By the beginning of November 2012, we will retire the services available through the Life with PlayStation application. In conjunction with its retirement, we will stop offering the Life with PlayStation application to new users with the 4.30 update.

This includes the conclusion of our...
 

PS3 System Software Update v4.25 Incoming with 1GB Storage

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97w ago - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has officially announced today that PS3 System Software Update v4.25 is incoming and includes an increase to 1GB of online cloud storage!

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Below are the details, to quote: At this year's Gamescom press conference, we announced that Online Game Save Storage will be upgraded to 1GB for PlayStation Plus members, and I'm happy to report that the increase will be available soon with...
 
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