• PS3 firmware update 4.11 is now live. Besides improving “certain aspects” of the underlying system software, you can add this to the ever growing list of useless firmware updates because from what I can tell, it’s basically… Useless.

    To quote:

    Later tonight we’ll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3. This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.
    Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

    [Direct download link to firmware]

    [VIA PSBlog]

    UPDATE

    Well it seems, that Sony have changed this ‘optional’ update to compulsory, as you must now update, in order to play online.

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    Discuss in Forums (66)


  • 66 Comments

    1. Royalkfox
      02-15-2012
      11:11 PM
      1

      Thanks for the heads-up!
      But the update adds 360 games compatibility
      Trolololol

      Tapatalkin'!

    2. LoverboySimer
      02-15-2012
      11:20 PM
      2

      already posted here http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php...701#post330701
      but ok no problem

    3. Annelies
      02-15-2012
      11:23 PM
      3

      Originally Posted by LoverboySimer
      already posted here http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php...701#post330701
      but ok no problem
      I would have moved your thread to the Member News section but you didn't write it in "article-format" if you know what I mean. No biggie though.

    4. pereb27
      02-16-2012
      12:12 AM
      4

      It's not optional. My brother was playing on my PS3 and was disconnected from the PSN then asked to update upon trying to reconnect.

    5. JOshISPoser
      02-16-2012
      12:26 AM
      5

      maybe this does block kakarotos... wow, the word slipped my mind. i guess his project or install option works

    6. enosrasun
      02-16-2012
      12:52 AM
      6

      good work sony ,keep the "good update" ,soon will end up at 6.10 update in this rhythm

    7. Rautz
      02-16-2012
      01:00 AM
      7

      If anyone is using Yet Another Bypass and is on 4.10 OFW, I changed the text file here.

      PHP Code:
      # AU
      Dest=89;CompatibleSystemSoftwareVersion=4.1000-;
      Dest=89;ImageVersion=0000d18a;SystemSoftwareVersion=4.100;CDN=http://dau01.ps3.update.playstation.net/update/ps3/image/au/2012_0208_2c3671d071279b4f4b4d07e7166eaf38/PS3UPDAT.PUP;CDN_Timeout=30; 
      I actually didnt check if YAB still worked with the 1.3 config file so I may have changed it in haste.

      PS The text I posted is for Australian/NZ region. Other region users copy/paste the following data into your own config file
      PHP Code:
      2012_0208_2c3671d071279b4f4b4d07e7166eaf38 
      and dont forget to edit the system version to 4.1000

    8. LoverboySimer
      02-16-2012
      01:03 AM
      8

      Originally Posted by Annelies
      I would have moved your thread to the Member News section but you didn't write it in "article-format" if you know what I mean. No biggie though.
      no problem at all brother but if they remained on same speed 5.00 is not too far lolz n i will post it in article format

    9. Mackdanny
      02-16-2012
      01:29 AM
      9

      Musta happened after I left the library, I was on all day and downloaded the free far cry 2 for ps+ and had no problem.

    10. Pirate
      02-16-2012
      01:32 AM
      10

      It is optional.

      Moved to front page.

    11. BobbyBlunt
      02-16-2012
      01:52 AM
      11

      Wow that didn't take long at all. Optional huh? I wonder what they messed up in 4.10

    12. pereb27
      02-16-2012
      01:52 AM
      12

      Originally Posted by Pirate
      It is optional.

      Moved to front page.
      If it's optional, how do you explain my brother (and many other people) were prompted to update when trying to log on PSN?
      (Worse even, disconnected from PSN while playing and being prompted to update when trying to log back in)

    13. jessec7
      02-16-2012
      02:07 AM
      13

      It is optional im still on 4.10 =) and i live in australia

    14. pereb27
      02-16-2012
      02:19 AM
      14

      Fine, it must be mandatory only in some countries then :P
      EDIT : Or maybe it just hasn't been put up as mandatory update on the australian servers yet :P

    15. jessec7
      02-16-2012
      02:29 AM
      15

      if anyone that is aussie that needs help just ask me
      P.s u can still get on psn and psn store on 4.10 cheers =)

    16. danielpero
      02-16-2012
      02:44 AM
      16

      yes i need help how do you still get on

    17. hunterrnL
      02-16-2012
      03:33 AM
      17

      Its not optional for me and i am from the netherlands !

    18. CrazyLinuxNerd
      02-16-2012
      03:54 AM
      18

      4.11? Dang I'm still on 4.00 :-(

      (With full PSN access I might add)

    19. jessec7
      02-16-2012
      03:58 AM
      19

      same im still on 4.00 bypass with full psn just waiting for jailbreak on 4.00

    20. zondai
      02-16-2012
      04:15 AM
      20

      Sony has stepped up the pace, i wonder if the devs will manage to keep up with the efforts of coming up with cfw.

    21. tech3475
      02-16-2012
      04:42 AM
      21

      In the UK on my Slim it is NOT option (tried it just now).

    22. marty370
      02-16-2012
      04:44 AM
      22

      PLayTV does'nt function without it. BTW I'm in UK. Downloading as I type this.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************

      Originally Posted by Pirate
      It is optional.

      Moved to front page.
      Not in UK/Europe.

    23. Mackdanny
      02-16-2012
      04:48 AM
      23

      Idk like I said I wasn't prompted, I'm from US, I was on it till 8PM (closing time at library, lol)

    24. LoverboySimer
      02-16-2012
      05:17 AM
      24

      it was mandatory for me atleast
      i was unable to sign in

    25. big_russ
      02-16-2012
      05:20 AM
      25

      Originally Posted by zondai
      Sony has stepped up the pace, i wonder if the devs will manage to keep up with the efforts of coming up with cfw.
      we are nrver getting a new cfw.we will get games running one day i can see that one coming.but i am happy i never have to update my cfw.
      i mean come two updates in a week sony never get it right first time.


      just had a minute to think sony left a way in to bootloader so they can rush a ps4 out.

    26. jp_cfc09
      02-16-2012
      10:07 AM
      26

      cheeked Sony site and said its optional in the USA and Canada but doesn't state anything on Europe etc. its nothing special this update they are just trying to fix there F*** up in 4.10, it messed with some games making them error and since it my brand new ps3 keeps freezing. they are just patching the things they F***ed up so it better fix the freezing im getting.

      its only under certain conditions that its freezing so they must of balls up something in it.

    27. jalaneme
      02-16-2012
      10:13 AM
      27

      Originally Posted by tech3475
      In the UK on my Slim it is NOT option (tried it just now).
      yep in EU it's mandatory but anywhere else it's optional, sony and their useless updates.

    28. fahadsul3man
      02-16-2012
      10:14 AM
      28

      ITS COMPULSORY DOWNLOAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The topic of the thread is misleading

    29. jp_cfc09
      02-16-2012
      10:40 AM
      29

      this was only optional in the USA and Canada but if it becomes mandatory there too its because everyone is crying why should we update, fs its to fix a f*** up on there part. the last 4.10 was making ps3 freeze under certain conditions. also some EU games were giving errors (why it was mandatory in Europe and not everywhere lol) also when you downloaded and installed a psn game the game installed but the download also stayed, taking up twice as much space which it shouldn't of. this update is to fix this.

      will a mod please update this in main post that it does fix up a f*** up on there part, but its not useless and was only ever mandatory in the EU as they messed up. why does everyone cry this is useless every time without even knowing what was fixed, they messed up and arnt going to post that everywhere. they will fix it on th sly stating its for system stability, 4.10 got us a better browser but they messed up on something and now are fixing that with 4.11, why cry about it fs, it takes less then 1 minute to download and install unlike other updates, its more like a patch just.

    30. AlexBaka
      02-16-2012
      10:51 AM
      30

      Originally Posted by zondai
      Sony has stepped up the pace, i wonder if the devs will manage to keep up with the efforts of coming up with cfw.
      CFW 3.55 OFW 4.10

      And now u r talking 'bout keeping up? nonsense

    31. jp_cfc09
      02-16-2012
      10:57 AM
      31

      Originally Posted by AlexBaka
      CFW 3.55 OFW 4.10

      And now u r talking 'bout keeping up? nonsense
      agree mate, seems once anything is done are said theres always people talking nonsense and making a mountain out of a mole hall fs lol.

    32. miksu123
      02-16-2012
      11:27 AM
      32

      i cant bybass my 4.10 console with yet another bypass 1.6. ps3 give me error. heelllp? i donnt want update 4.11

    33. synt
      02-16-2012
      11:28 AM
      33

      wow they are really annoying with those updates aren't they?
      Ps3 will be my last console and product from $ony thats for sure, in fact, i'm going to sell my ps3 and get a x360.

    34. bigo93
      02-16-2012
      12:02 PM
      34

      Come on, we all know that by "optional" $ony really mean mandatory, compulsory, "if you dont update we'll nick all the services you use until you do" update.

    35. BobbyBlunt
      02-16-2012
      12:09 PM
      35

      I bet transamgrafx is already trying to pull the 4.11 mfw scam

    36. H3avyRa1n
      02-16-2012
      12:13 PM
      36

      yet another update...

    37. concretecork
      02-16-2012
      12:17 PM
      37

      I'm not updating to 4.11 just yet, I'm gonna wait about an hour and update to 4.12

    38. linuzo
      02-16-2012
      12:22 PM
      38

      yep must be another way to patch the install package files method currently used in 4.10.

    39. b160
      02-16-2012
      01:43 PM
      39

      YAB 1.3 Still works with this

    40. synce
      02-16-2012
      01:57 PM
      40

      There's never been such a thing as an optional PSN update... or even a worthwhile one. I remember when I used my PS3 there was nothing I hated more than these updates.

    41. marty370
      02-16-2012
      02:21 PM
      41

      Want ya cake and eat it thats the point. You can't have both on 1 machine.

      You update to play online/get all the cool new features or get a 2nd machine. Keep 1 on CFW and one on OFW. Like I do, I have a UK 60Gigger(now 750Gb) and a Silm 120Gigger(now 750Gb).

    42. pereb27
      02-16-2012
      02:41 PM
      42

      Originally Posted by BobbyBlunt
      I bet transamgrafx is already trying to pull the 4.11 mfw scam
      It was minutes after the update was out!
      I noticed it right after the update was out, when I googled PS3 4.11 to see the changelog, on the first page I see "transamgrafx 4.11 jailbreak". *facepalm*

    43. Annelies
      02-16-2012
      02:46 PM
      43

      I went to their site for the **** of it and clicked on the Benefits of Donating button and had a good laugh off of these "benefits":

      • MORE RESPECT FROM THE MEMBERS AND STAFF
      • ACCESS TO FUTURE HACKS IN THE FUTURE


      What kind of benefits are those? LOL. More respect from members and staff? Okaaaaay?

      ACCESS TO FUTURE HACKS IN THE FUTURE!! ZOMG!!! HACKS THAT ARE NOT EVEN GUARANTEED TO COME OUT!!! AND WHEN THEY DO GUESS WHAT?.... THEY WILL BE FREE FOR EVERYONE! (Unless it's a dongle... >.<)

    44. JOshISPoser
      02-16-2012
      03:13 PM
      44

      Can't you have both on one machine with E3 and/or Progskeet?
      I've always considered getting one but i do not have money. I think it'd be cool to go online with games but idk how i'll feel being held down to disc speeds again.

    45. jp_cfc09
      02-16-2012
      03:16 PM
      45

      disc speeds lol you make me laugh, wait there ill be back in ten minutes after i load my mw3 here lol

    46. kattyfrega
      02-16-2012
      03:38 PM
      46

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    47. JOshISPoser
      02-16-2012
      04:24 PM
      47

      that's why i've stuck with cfw instead of going up to ofw. some games have almost no loading when you load from external or internal. i would love to play sky rim, arkham city, etc but i'd rather have all my back ups load in half/quarter of the time.
      i don't play games for too long at a time too much, just every now and then, so load up times really bug me. some games don't see much of a difference, but not having to put the disc in is all that more convenient.
      then again, if i was a CoD player or someone who joined in online game fads, i'm sure ofw would be a little more tempting but teens bother me along with the fact when you get a game late, it tends to be a little harder to get into an online groove. i'm more of a single player person going at my leisurely place enjoying everything the game has to offer, i.e., gameplay, graphics, atmosphere, dialogue, story, etc.

    48. Mackdanny
      02-16-2012
      08:28 PM
      48

      It is Thursday, 6:30PM I'm at the library where the YAB is inneffective due to proxies not working around the wifi authentication system they have, I am in the US, and am ONLINE with OFW 4.10

    49. Amendment01
      02-16-2012
      09:14 PM
      49

      Not only is it not optional in the U.S., you actually have to accept the terms of service twice! When you install the update and then again to actually "sign in"

      I had put a game on after the update and it actually made me quit the game and scroll to "network" then, "sign-in" and was prompted with the terms again.

    50. pereb27
      02-16-2012
      09:58 PM
      50

      Originally Posted by Mackdanny
      It is Thursday, 6:30PM I'm at the library where the YAB is inneffective due to proxies not working around the wifi authentication system they have, I am in the US, and am ONLINE with OFW 4.10
      You have your PS3 at the library?

    51. Mackdanny
      02-16-2012
      10:47 PM
      51

      [MENTION=198593]pereb27[/MENTION]

      I don't have Internet at home. I used to, but then I got screwed out of my job, so I log on at the library with my laptop and capture card. They don't say anything

    52. devilevild
      02-17-2012
      02:02 AM
      52

      hey guys i have 3.61 can i upgred my ps3 with out promlems

    53. CrazyLinuxNerd
      02-17-2012
      04:59 AM
      53

      They made it compulsory now? That's just typical. But it is too bad my computer (which my PS3 is directly Ethernet wired into) tells the PS3 that it has the very latest firmware (4.00) via my PC's host file and httpd :-(

      I'm sorry Sony, but I will not update .

    54. Amendment01
      02-17-2012
      05:06 AM
      54

      Ya, also the "second" time you review the terms you have to accept the t.o.s. and privacy policy separately, to be able to sign in again

    55. CrazyLinuxNerd
      02-17-2012
      05:10 AM
      55

      Originally Posted by Amendment01
      Ya, also the "second" time you review the terms you have to accept the t.o.s. and privacy policy separately, to be able to sign in again
      I assume in their new privacy policy they have added something along the lines of

      "At any time, we may allow hackers to steal all of your plain text passwords, address and details. You may not sue us for this"



      Just signed my PS3 in, and no privacy policy or TOS changes here in EU.. yet.

    56. Amendment01
      02-18-2012
      12:36 AM
      56

      Originally Posted by CrazyLinuxNerd
      I assume in their new privacy policy they have added something along the lines of

      "At any time, we may allow hackers to steal all of your plain text passwords, address and details. You may not sue us for this"
      You know what... i think i seen something like that in the privacy policy, except worded like "our servers operate in the u.s. and may not be to standards of other areas" i tried to read some of it and realized i wouldnt agree regardless, so i skipped and pressed accept.... 3 times... sigh...

      It seems so illogical to have to read and agree to some 10,000+/- word
      contract, to get this.....;

      System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

    57. jpx92681
      02-21-2012
      03:12 PM
      57

      It would be good to know if they left something behind in this new update, time will say.-

    58. Sidewinder_2011
      02-21-2012
      03:21 PM
      58

      Originally Posted by jpx92681
      It would be good to know if they left something behind in this new update, time will say.-
      i recon not . they havent since 3.55 so dont think they will on 4.11

    59. hauntedgorilla
      02-21-2012
      03:47 PM
      59

      can any1 help me start hacking on cod 5 because i have never hacked before and i want to start on cod 5

    60. pckilla
      02-24-2012
      09:52 PM
      60

      this update disabled my hdmi control for my playstation tv, both tv and ps3 have the option on, but when i turn on my ps3 like b4 the tv never turns on. like it did in firmware 4.10 or older.

    61. Mackdanny
      02-25-2012
      12:08 AM
      61

      I'm still on 4.10. I took my bros PS3 and mine to the library, and still logged in, no 4.11 nag update. Idk why but it's STILL not mandatory for me.

    62. Gatkins
      03-01-2012
      03:24 AM
      62

      This update has indeed disabled the control for hdmi function. Here's hoping they issue a fix soon.

    63. thehackinhacker
      03-03-2012
      06:32 PM
      63

      Sooo my question is should i just start buying my games or should i wait for cfw? Its been taking to long and Idk what to do buy or wait?

    64. ilovefarts
      03-05-2012
      10:31 AM
      64

      Is it possible to either downgrade or jailbreak this update? My laser just went out and I don't want to buy a new one so I figure I could just jailbreak my ps3 and play the backups of games I have. The problem is, I'm curious if I will be able to utilize Netflix once it has been downgraded. Then again, if I'm able to jailbreak said update, I should ok right?

    65. Sidewinder_2011
      03-05-2012
      12:28 PM
      65

      Originally Posted by ilovefarts
      Is it possible to either downgrade or jailbreak this update? My laser just went out and I don't want to buy a new one so I figure I could just jailbreak my ps3 and play the backups of games I have. The problem is, I'm curious if I will be able to utilize Netflix once it has been downgraded. Then again, if I'm able to jailbreak said update, I should ok right?
      downgrading all depends on what ps3 u got , eg whats the model number on the back of the ps3?.
      what firmware u had on the ps3 when u brought it ?
      did u buy it new or 2nd hand?

      also if u are able to downgrade u wont be able to use netflix
      also not all games will work with out a working drive .

    66. shanijo92
      03-15-2012
      02:11 PM
      66

      Originally Posted by carldenning
      downgrading all depends on what ps3 u got , eg whats the model number on the back of the ps3?.
      what firmware u had on the ps3 when u brought it ?
      did u buy it new or 2nd hand?

      also if u are able to downgrade u wont be able to use netflix
      also not all games will work with out a working drive .
      Hi I am new to this website and PS3.
      i have 350 GB new PS3 CECH2503B.How can i JB and do backups.
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      Originally Posted by carldenning
      downgrading all depends on what ps3 u got , eg whats the model number on the back of the ps3?.
      what firmware u had on the ps3 when u brought it ?
      did u buy it new or 2nd hand?

      also if u are able to downgrade u wont be able to use netflix
      also not all games will work with out a working drive .
      Hi I am new to this website and PS3.
      i have 350 GB new PS3 CECH2501B.How can i JB and do backups.