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Sony release an Official Statement on PS3 Firmware v2.40 Issues

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314w ago - Sony has finally issued an official statement regarding the launch of PS3 Firmware v2.41 and the release of v2.40. Courtesy of Sony's "unoffical" blog Three Speech it states:

"The PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3â„¢) system software version 2.41 is now available for update from July 8, 2008. With this update, we have fixed the problem that prevented a limited number of PS3s from activating properly after updating to version 2.40, when certain system administrative data were contained on the HDD.

For those users who have updated to version 2.40 and have experienced the problem that XMBâ„¢(XrossMediaBar) is not appearing, or no images are displaying on the screen, please contact Customer Service.

We have confirmed that for those users who have successfully updated to the version 2.40 and are able to activate the PS3 system, this problem will not occur on your PS3.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and appreciate your understanding and continued support."
 

PS3 Firmware Update 2.41 is Now Available!

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314w ago - To quote from Eric Lempel (Director, PlayStation Network Operations) via the PlayStation Blog yesterday: As many of you know, we released PS3 Firmware update v2.40 last week, but had to take it offline temporarily because, for a limited number of users, the XMB wouldn't display after the update was installed. We've been able to fix the problem, and I'm happy to report that Firmware Update v2.41 will be released shortly.

That being said, those interested can grab PS3 Firmware v2.41 below!

Download: PS3 Firmware Update v2.41 (US) / PS3 Firmware Update v2.41 (EU)

More soon, when official word is available on a changelog. However, it's presumed this is a minor update, simply fixing an issue in 2.40 that prevented the XMB from displaying properly after installing on a limited number of PS3 consoles.
 

SCEE can't confirm PS3 Firmware 2.41 report

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314w ago - SCEE has just said that it can't firm up reports that a PS3 Firmware 2.41 release is to be made this week, but fell short of issuing a denial.

"I saw them," said a rep when asked if Sony was aware of the rumours. "I can't confirm anything at the moment, though."

We were also told that it's unknown as yet when an official statement will be made on the status of Firmware 2.40/1, but PR is waiting to hear back on the matter.

CVG reported this morning that Sony customer service is telling callers that a Firmware 2.41 update if to be issued to PS3 users this week.

The news comes in the wake of the pulling of Firmware 2.40 last week, after numerous users complained of system lock-ups.
 

Rumor: PS3 Firmware 2.41 due out Midweek says Sony

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314w ago - The huge in-game XMB PS3 update that was pulled from PSN last week following technical issues will be re-released for download by Wednesday, CVG has been told.

According to customer support, Firmware version 2.41, which should be clear of all errors, will out "midweek", although Sony has yet to make an official announcement to confirm that.

In case you missed it, Sony last week was forced to pull the much-anticipated update after widespread reports of it breaking PS3 consoles.

The Firmware is available to download from various Web sites on the Internet (like HERE), but to be on the safe side you'd be best to wait for the update from Sony.
 

SEGA/SNES Emulators on any PS3 Firmware, any Region via XMB!

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314w ago - Courtesy of ST0RM53, linked above: Hey.. long time to write

With the hot news I saw I had to do something! Swap Magic on PS3 running? I thought it was patched, and indeed so, but only on US/Jap consoles.. I tried several swap magic (SM from now), but none worked... and this is becaused it IS patched, on fw 2.10 and up.

So I thought... if they patched a specific title, they seem they haven't patched others... so I found that I can create a bootable PS2 disc and I made one. I added many useful PS2 ELFs (not all useful for now..) but we have what we need. Ok, first the proof and then tutorial:





This method using an original SM disk has been already posted.. but never actully confirmed how or when SM works.. The method with an ORIGINAL SM DISC works only on EUROPEAN PS3s any FW, except 40gb ps3 which cannot run PS2 discs.

My method works along with above, but on ALL PS3's... any region, any FIRMWARE, except 40gb ps3 which cannot run ps2 disks again. AND you can run almost ANY ELF!!!

First lets see what we need:

Please note that only usb port 1 and 2 can be used, and ports 3 and 4 MUST be empty,...
 
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