Originally Posted by DaveOMac
Right, I have purposely corrupted my 250GB HDD, popped Fifa 11 (BLES01059) in the bluray drive and shoved 4.11 on the usb. Done the format, started the firmware update it didn't stop at 50-53% and blank screen, it completed fine. PS3 restarted and it is on 4.11. I have a phat PS3 that has never been QA flagged or anything (I don't think - brought it secondhand).
Now off to redownload all my stuff.
Nice one for trying it, it seems the only way it might be true is if it's on a fluke basis :/.