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Sony to release PS3 firmware update 2.41 this week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Jul 2008 17:11 User comments (53)

Sony to release PS3 firmware update 2.41 this week On July 2nd, Sony released the long anticipated 2.40 firmware update for its PlayStation 3 console. A few users however, were met with bricked consoles or otherwise had freezing glitches and other software failure.
Sony then removed the update from its site, and users trying to update through their PS3 were told firmware 2.36 was the latest available.

According to new reports however, the firmware update will be back, this time as version 2.41 and will be released sometime this week, most likely on Wednesday, one week after it was originally launched.

Hopefully the new update will fix all of 2.40's issues and all users who were not able to get the update when it was available will get in-game XMB access and trophies.

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53 user comments

17.7.2008 18:38

I hope this can fix the mess that happened last week because I was lucky to get home from work and find that 2.40 update was gone meaning that I didn't have go thru that but I was really looking forward to having "trophies" added to my gameplay.

27.7.2008 18:52

2.40 worked fine for me......but I'll be happy if 2.41 fixes the update for everyone.

37.7.2008 20:01

There was a "poll" of sorts done by PS3FANBOY.com. The same people that do a simmilarly named site for all the consoles (i.e. Xbox360fanboy.com etc.).

While the site does clearly spell out FANBOY, it does give a moderately decent look at peoples issues with the firmware... although some of the answers fall into a very "grey" area, or even a "why the hell did you vote" area.. its some of the best insight I could find.

Link:

http://poll.pollcode.com/LFXQ_result_duplicate

47.7.2008 20:11

2.40 was ok for me though I have one problem that I hope they fixed. The Cross Color Reduction Filter didn't work in game regardless of the option being turned on in the main XMB. It would be on, then for some reason turn off as soon as I launched any game. It's not too bothersome but it would be nice if it was working again.

57.7.2008 23:12

"Fanboy" is just marketing. It attempts to pit gamers against each other (which they like to do anyway), but enshrine product loyalty to it. I just want to be treated like a valued customer, whether my console is made by Nintendo, Sony, or Microsoft.

68.7.2008 4:29
nobrainer
Inactive

Originally posted by trexxus:
I hope this can fix the mess that happened last week because I was lucky to get home from work and find that 2.40 update was gone meaning that I didn't have go thru that but I was really looking forward to having "trophies" added to my gameplay.
shhh, don't say that too loud as other ppl on these forums will hear you because according to them there were no issues whatsoever, sony just pulled the update for a laugh.

you know trying to warn ps3 owners that their system can be damaged is "fanboy behaviour" even when sony pull the update themselves, lol some ppl are just too much, sony is god.


*update*

The problem that didn't exist, according to several afterdawn posters has been fixed, according to Lempel. (via US PlayStation blog)
Originally posted by PSN boss Eric Lempel:
"We want to extend our apologies to the PlayStation community for any inconvenience,"
OMG he is a m$ fanboy putting the ps3 "update" down.



@ DieMPAA

hear, hear. the problem is that the 13 year olds that start posting on afterdawn about 4pm each day are school kids, and they do not know any better, they are suckered in by the marketing and the mags and the programmes that spread this pathetic hatred.

Consume, consume, consume ppl, because if you don't you, must be mad.

At least sony appear to have got this issue resolved relatively quickly. But as i stated in the other forum it's rather sad that code for 1 piece of hardware cannot even but correct, what would they do if they had to write code for the 100,000 different pc's out there? nvidia and ati seem to do ok.

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78.7.2008 8:43

Quote:
Hopefully the new update will fix all of 2.40's issues and all users who were not able to get the update when it was available will get in-game XMB access and trophies.


I may just wait a day or two before updating. ;)

88.7.2008 10:35

hey nobrained,
why do you constantly post in the news forums? I don't get what your obsession with Sony has to do with this news article? Have you helped anybody out in the "forums" portion of aD? All I see is negative fanboyish comments about Sony all the time. Just sayin..

98.7.2008 10:40

Quote:
Originally posted by trexxus:
I hope this can fix the mess that happened last week because I was lucky to get home from work and find that 2.40 update was gone meaning that I didn't have go thru that but I was really looking forward to having "trophies" added to my gameplay.
shhh, don't say that too loud as other ppl on these forums will hear you because according to them there were no issues whatsoever, sony just pulled the update for a laugh.

you know trying to warn ps3 owners that their system can be damaged is "fanboy behaviour" even when sony pull the update themselves, lol some ppl are just too much, sony is god.


*update*

The problem that didn't exist, according to several afterdawn posters has been fixed, according to Lempel. (via US PlayStation blog)
Originally posted by PSN boss Eric Lempel:
"We want to extend our apologies to the PlayStation community for any inconvenience,"
OMG he is a m$ fanboy putting the ps3 "update" down.



@ DieMPAA

hear, hear. the problem is that the 13 year olds that start posting on afterdawn about 4pm each day are school kids, and they do not know any better, they are suckered in by the marketing and the mags and the programmes that spread this pathetic hatred.

Consume, consume, consume ppl, because if you don't you, must be mad.

At least sony appear to have got this issue resolved relatively quickly. But as i stated in the other forum it's rather sad that code for 1 piece of hardware cannot even but correct, what would they do if they had to write code for the 100,000 different pc's out there? nvidia and ati seem to do ok.
Going to assume you haven't written code or worked with electronics before. It is a bit harder than you think. nvidia and ati have the same problems. Their firmware releases don't work 100% of the time either. It happens with pretty much everything. I have done several application migrations(as a Project Manager and as a developer) in my life time and no matter how hard you try, there are some users that get errors. Some application on the production environment will throw you an error or errors after testing it 10-20 times with no errors on the mirrored test, dev, and staging environments.

Granted I feel bad for the people it effects, but you got to fix the issues so it doesn't happen to everyone else and also fix the people that had the issue. Not easy and not fun.
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108.7.2008 11:54

Originally posted by johnflash:
hey nobrained,
why do you constantly post in the news forums? I don't get what your obsession with Sony has to do with this news article? Have you helped anybody out in the "forums" portion of aD? All I see is negative fanboyish comments about Sony all the time. Just sayin..

I guess I am not the only one who sees the obvious....
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Jul 2008 @ 11:56

118.7.2008 12:05

yeah, nobrainer is really annoying, its like visiting a website that you go to frequently, but a whole bunch of ads and popups bombard you everytime you refresh or go to another page within that site. Its kind of annoying listening to the same "song" so to speak with this character, does he work for M$ or Apple or something like that?

128.7.2008 12:09

Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by johnflash:
hey nobrained,
why do you constantly post in the news forums? I don't get what your obsession with Sony has to do with this news article? Have you helped anybody out in the "forums" portion of aD? All I see is negative fanboyish comments about Sony all the time. Just sayin..

I guess I am not the only one who sees the obvious....
No no...you're not.



138.7.2008 12:16

Quote:
Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by johnflash:
hey nobrained,
why do you constantly post in the news forums? I don't get what your obsession with Sony has to do with this news article? Have you helped anybody out in the "forums" portion of aD? All I see is negative fanboyish comments about Sony all the time. Just sayin..

I guess I am not the only one who sees the obvious....
No no...you're not.
Yes yes...he is.

check this out-where's your proof? http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/677248

148.7.2008 12:19

What the hell are you on about johnflash?

I agreed with Oner who agreed with you.

BTW; i've read that thread too. I lurk quite a bit more than i post. :)



158.7.2008 12:22

oh lol thought you were argueing with my post..sorry bout that dude. lol. here's another link btw. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/677547

168.7.2008 12:25

Yes yes...got it...seen that one too.

This doesn't need to turn into a thread bashing anyone else. It needs to get back on topic before Oner reminds us all. ;)



178.7.2008 12:28

Originally posted by bdoggie08:
yeah, nobrainer is really annoying, its like visiting a website that you go to frequently, but a whole bunch of ads and popups bombard you everytime you refresh or go to another page within that site. Its kind of annoying listening to the same "song" so to speak with this character, does he work for M$ or Apple or something like that?
exactly right :p lol. nobrainer, stop spamming aD.

188.7.2008 12:37

the firmware update 2.40 worked fine for me except it froze a couple of times but with the new update it hasnt froze yet

208.7.2008 12:46

can't forget this one either...
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/668954#4069982
just bashed Blu Ray, and Sony of course..

218.7.2008 13:04

Its out Now!!!!

228.7.2008 13:56

Originally posted by nobrainer:
shhh, don't say that too loud as other ppl on these forums will hear you because according to them there were no issues whatsoever, sony just pulled the update for a laugh.

you know trying to warn ps3 owners that their system can be damaged is "fanboy behaviour" even when sony pull the update themselves, lol some ppl are just too much, sony is god.

First why do you even comment on a product you don't even own.2nd I heard no one on this forum say that there wasn't a problem only question the issue when you have countless people on this forum & Sony forums that have downloaded the update with no issues.So this problem effected 2 or 3 percent what does it matter Sony pulled the update which was the right thing to do.We don't live in this perfect world like you do.Sony admitted there was a problem & has fix it.Here is there response from Sony customer Service you seem to have over looked.




Originally posted by Sony Customer Service:
In an official statement issued to ThreeSpeech, SCEE explains the problem with firmware 2.40. It seems that there was a problem which "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." This has now been fixed with 2.41, though those who suffer from the problem (which prevents the PS3 from loading up the XMB) will not be able to access the new firmware update.

Instead, those who had problems with 2.40 will need to contact Customer Services and will receive a replacement PS3. 2.41 will prevent this problem happening to anyone else. The statement also reiterates that those who installed 2.40 successfully will not suffer from any issues. Good news all round, really. We're happy those people who were too slow to grab 2.40 will now be able to start earning trophies and enjoying in-game XMB with the rest of us.
http://www.ps3fanboy.com/tag/threespeech/


I don't see why Admin let your trolling on this board get a pass when you don't even own a console & Always off topic just to start flame Wars.
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238.7.2008 14:24

i didnt have any problems with the 2.40. so as far as im concerned they just wasted 15 minutes of my morning making me update my ps3.

248.7.2008 15:15
H08
Inactive

same with me, 2.40 work like a charm, except i still have no trophies :(

258.7.2008 15:42

@NexGen

I think a reason you see this as unregarded trolling is because some mods probably think nobrainer is actually laying down honest facts and some probably believe he is trolling. I can't speak for the mods or how they go about decided who to throw the hammer onto but I'm guessing in nobrainer's case its gotta be unanimous. Let's face it, nobrainer probably submits a LOT of news articles to aD. My guess is that he is a frequent contributer on keeping this site up to date on current news, atleast anything that has to deal with the bigs bad companies. Whatever construed information is posted on this board from nobrainer or fanboy hogwash I'm sure his contributions as a news submitter to aD outweigh that. I am SPECULATING everything and nothing I just said should be taken for facts. Now resume to the war and obviously not the topic since everything since nobrainer has posted has had something to do with him, lol.

278.7.2008 16:18

By the way, do you see how many people here "confronted" nobrainer? Has he come back yet to reinstate anything he said previously? Hmmm, no he hasn't. Soon, you might just see nobrainer spamming the gaming area at aD, and where else but the PS2/3 section...

By the way, I don't know about any of you but I was on my way to playstation.com and noticed something funny. After clicking on North America on the choose region page, the front page images didn't load quick enough. I caught a text that said "PS3 Failures" then the usual SOCOM Confrontation/Secret Agent Clank came up. Can anyone else confirm this? Or was I seeing things?



288.7.2008 16:42

Offtopic
@nobrainer Note* READ CAREFULLY!
No one said that there is no prob we said that it is WAY TOO LIMITED!!!

I dont care if i get ban for this, but man seriously you just couldent pick a more suitable nickname.

Originally posted by grkblood:
nobrainer is actually laying down honest facts and some probably believe he is trolling.
I wouldent say so, Oner that had the most patience of all people that was arguing so far with him, have proven many times that nobrainer is misinforms and twist the facts.
I cant recall the topic, but not long time ago he posted a part of sony news from 2005!!!even before PS3 release, and he twisted it to death, oner proved it.
plus he does it only with sony topics.... you think that it is just a coincidence?

ONtopic
I did the 2.40 update when it was released, i dont have any issues except a demo that was paused in download list and i had to re download it.
The new features are good in general (useless for me), but couldn't they just add a video playlist or a function to automatically play next video in folder? How hard can this be?

308.7.2008 17:24

Originally posted by Markman29:
i didnt have any problems with the 2.40. so as far as im concerned they just wasted 15 minutes of my morning making me update my ps3.
Not really they added somethings so it wasn't a total waste check here.

2.41 brings new-look Platinum Trophy

http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/07/08/2-41...latinum-trophy/

318.7.2008 17:43

Originally posted by Oner:
Alright guys the situation is being handled.

Thank GOD...

328.7.2008 18:52

@SDF

man, you just pulled a nobrainer, lol. the whole quote should have read

Quote:
some mods probably think nobrainer is actually laying down honest facts and some probably believe he is trolling.
construing info, man i tell ya, lol. I just had to point that out. Now everybody log on PS3 so I can send you an in-game message! woot woot!!!

338.7.2008 18:55

Have you guys seen semi pro...... every one love every one.
:)

348.7.2008 19:00

The next person, regardless of status on this site, who confronts an individual member in one of MY NEWS ARTICLES, is getting a ban, cut the childish stuff out, if you don't agree with someone then post something to back up your thoughts, if not I don't care how you feel about that other member, keep it out of my news or you will receive a ban, I hope I am being clear enough.

I would also like to ask, politely of course, that the moderating team refrain from posting in my news articles, unless you have to explain what is being done as a moderator.

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358.7.2008 21:06

So has anyone heard a time frame for which the trophies should be added for other titles? I know the developers are responsible.. but I can't find a developer that has given a date yet.

369.7.2008 6:14

I take it as I am one of those who updated to 2.40 successfully that I don't need to apply 2.41 ?

379.7.2008 8:44

If you have 2.40, it takes about 2 minutes to download 2.41

389.7.2008 11:14
DundeeMan
Inactive

Hi all, im not very clued up on computers, albeit that i play games on it. can some one explain to me what the new firmware for the ps3 will do and what is all this talk about trophies, can some one explain it to me please.

and can anybody tell me if there is a patch/download to make fifa 08 compatable with the dual shock 3.

please can someone help me. tanks

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399.7.2008 13:05

When not playing a game or movie, the XMB "cross media bar" is what is displayed. This gives you access to pictures, music, videos that you have stored on your PS3 or on your media server. It also gives you access to Pairing Blue Tooth devices, Display settings, Audio Settings, Messaging etc... Before 2.40 / 2.41 all of these things and more were only available when not playing games or watching movies. NOW when playing a game, you can press the PS button and bring up the XMB and control these things. Some games will or wont allow you to play music while playing the game.

Trophies, complete most of the challenges in a game and get a bronze trophy, most all = Gold, all = Platinum. Not many games support this now. More to come. These trophies will be visible to any friends that you have on the PS3 network.

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409.7.2008 13:29
DundeeMan
Inactive

glassd......thanks mate, got it now. ta

has anyone downloaded 2,41 today, is it safe now?

can some one tell me if there is a patch out for fifa 08 to make it compatable with the dual shock 3. ta

419.7.2008 14:05

Downloaded 2.4 last week and downloaded 2.41 yesterday. All works good. No reports of problems with 2.41. Your safe.

429.7.2008 14:10

2.41 works fine for me so far!

439.7.2008 15:04

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
The next person, regardless of status on this site, who confronts an individual member in one of MY NEWS ARTICLES, is getting a ban, cut the childish stuff out, if you don't agree with someone then post something to back up your thoughts, if not I don't care how you feel about that other member, keep it out of my news or you will receive a ban, I hope I am being clear enough.

I would also like to ask, politely of course, that the moderating team refrain from posting in my news articles, unless you have to explain what is being done as a moderator.
i couldn't agree more to that, if you know its not true why comment on it. keep up the informative News articles.

449.7.2008 17:59

my bluetooth not working after the update and the pings are going high the update not a good thing

4510.7.2008 0:38

Originally posted by jeffzorn:
my bluetooth not working after the update and the pings are going high the update not a good thing
Odd, a lot of people are reporting alot better internet speeds. It might be that sony swapped some ports or changed some settings that don't jive with your router.

4610.7.2008 10:09

2.41 update like i said mess the blutooth up it would work for one game and shut off and pings would fly through the roof and i called sony and they told me to reformat my ps3 and still did not help then they told be call jabra ask if they had update for the mic because now there not compaitable jabra said sony going to come out with their own bluetooth.

4710.7.2008 10:57

Originally posted by jeffzorn:
2.41 update like i said mess the blutooth up it would work for one game and shut off and pings would fly through the roof and i called sony and they told me to reformat my ps3 and still did not help then they told be call jabra ask if they had update for the mic because now there not compaitable jabra said sony going to come out with their own bluetooth.

there giving you what i call the: Go Around.

1) somebody's not telling you the full story.
2) there just plain out lying to you.

Then again it could just be that game, have you tried other games. did you get the same problem?

4810.7.2008 11:05

(@jeffzorn) do you have a router? if you do, can you configure it?

if you can, try doing this. try putting your PS3 in the DMZ.
then try-out the game in witch is be questioned.

4910.7.2008 11:12

Originally posted by DXR88:
(@jeffzorn) do you have a router? if you do, can you configure it?

if you can, try doing this. try putting your PS3 in the DMZ.
then try-out the game in witch is be questioned.
ihave all the ports opened the router is shared with the computer the ps3 is feeding wireless i have never had a problem till now the game is warhawk online game i bought plug in usb mic no problems there but i dont like cords

5010.7.2008 18:04

Quote:
Originally posted by DXR88:
(@jeffzorn) do you have a router? if you do, can you configure it?

if you can, try doing this. try putting your PS3 in the DMZ.
then try-out the game in witch is be questioned.
ihave all the ports opened the router is shared with the computer the ps3 is feeding wireless i have never had a problem till now the game is warhawk online game i bought plug in usb mic no problems there but i dont like cords

I don't like Cords either?_?. Try another game, thats all i can tell you.If you can set up your router again, reset it. I reset mine every two weeks.

Anyways what came first High Ping or botched Mic? a high Ping can botch the VOIP over any game. That Being said. hear are things that could narrow down your current problem

What ISP are you with?
What are your plans with this ISP(Data Rate Ex. 2Mbits UP 4Mbits down)?
Current Wireless standard your using(Ex.802.11B, 802.11G)?

Or try Hooking your PS3 directly to the Internet. Play the game see if you notice any difference.

if your problems still are not fixed, Post your problems Here:http://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/153]
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5111.7.2008 5:57

earlier i said it didnt freeze on me but it is freezing all the time and wont let me look at trophies anymore

5211.7.2008 22:03
1bonehead
Inactive

Originally posted by PS3Best07:
earlier i said it didnt freeze on me but it is freezing all the time and wont let me look at trophies anymore

Isolated incident or more generalized ?

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

5314.7.2008 9:18

some say 2.41 does the trick others say its still causing problems, what the hell.

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