Basically I am stuck in a loop. Safe mode only returns me back to the loop.
After viewing a movie on the PS3, I was prompted to update and I selected (as you do)
telling the console to shut down afterwards. At roughly mid-way it errors with the message above and the following advice:
Press the power button on the front of the system until the system beeps. Next unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet. After a few minutes, restart the system. The update will resume automatically when the system is restarted.
If the update fails again, write down the error code "8002F1F9" and then contact support for assistance
If this your console continually displays the error 8002F1F9 then unfortunately your console is faulty and will need to be sent for repair.
You can find contact details for your local PlayStaion Support HERE