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05 Jul 2012
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System Update 4.21 is now available

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Just updated mine to 4.21. It's an optional update so if you are on 4.20 you can still sign in on PSN. It's just a security patch, nothing really new here.
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Cheers for the info, I shall update to it just for the lols.

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i dont think a security update would be optional, rather it fix some issues some ps3 users have been experiencing, sony would not make the decision to protect some users by a optional update, especially after the bad publicity the hacking scandal caused.

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According to the @PlayStation Twitter account, it's an update that improves software stability. No mention of which software though.

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Hi guys,

 

Yep, this is an optional update which improves system stability. There are no new features introduced with this update.

 

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This would be patches for Software that could not update itself so requires the Firmware do it.

 

So online games whos servers are broke that have been released or are due, or for Ofline software that has now way to update itself as there is no server connection. 

O and if Auto update on PS+ is on, these optional updates will be downloaded as turning it on means you agree to download every firmware update...

  

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Might aswell download it since it'll be forced at some point anyway.

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I wonder when they will release a software update that allows PS Vita trophies to be viewable on the PS3 similar to how you can see the PS3 ones when on the Vita.
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Just got a new ps3 slim today after my old slim blu-ray drive went. Just backing up my stuff on the usb hard drive. Then will update on my new ps3 slim.
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Lets hope it solves the stupid problems I have been having on my Slim since updating to 4.20.

 

PS3 cutting out randomly. 

No lights on the display unless you remove and re-insert power lead. 

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the thing is, how can it be optional, how would you know if you have or are going to have the bug that this is intended to fix?

Might as well force all updates really, so improve stability for everyone as you cannot predict who's gonna get this issue.

While you're there, come on enable at least background DOWNLOAD of updates, I understand INSTALLATION could be tougher to do in the background, but DOWNLOAD would be east to implement.

Would reduce people's discomfort with updates as it will be faster update experience for many.
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darrenj1 wrote:
the thing is, how can it be optional, how would you know if you have or are going to have the bug that this is intended to fix?

Might as well force all updates really, so improve stability for everyone as you cannot predict who's gonna get this issue.

While you're there, come on enable at least background DOWNLOAD of updates, I understand INSTALLATION could be tougher to do in the background, but DOWNLOAD would be east to implement.

Would reduce people's discomfort with updates as it will be faster update experience for many.

All games/software that require this bug fix will trigger the update.

Its normaly to late to Re-encode the hole production Run of all BD Master discs to add the fix but just enough time to alter the master BD discs to trigger a request to download the firmware which will patch it.

 

Each BD does have a small ident area saying What Firmware it needs.

 

PS3 "Firmware version request please" 

BD data reply "firmware 4.21 please."

PS3 "Sorry not available."

Displaying user meesage  " Please update to firmware 4.21 to play this title. circle to close. " 

 

PS3 user "bullocks I don't have my PS3 online."

The software that may require this update may not even be out yet.  

   

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GraphiteGB wrote:

darrenj1 wrote:
the thing is, how can it be optional, how would you know if you have or are going to have the bug that this is intended to fix?

Might as well force all updates really, so improve stability for everyone as you cannot predict who's gonna get this issue.

While you're there, come on enable at least background DOWNLOAD of updates, I understand INSTALLATION could be tougher to do in the background, but DOWNLOAD would be east to implement.

Would reduce people's discomfort with updates as it will be faster update experience for many.

All games/software that require this bug fix will trigger the update.

Its normaly to late to Re-encode the hole production Run of all BD Master discs to add the fix but just enough time to alter the master BD discs to trigger a request to download the firmware which will patch it.

 

Each BD does have a small ident area saying What Firmware it needs.

 

PS3 "Firmware version request please" 

BD data reply "firmware 4.21 please."

PS3 "Sorry not available."

Displaying user meesage  " Please update to firmware 4.21 to play this title. circle to close. " 

 

PS3 user "bullocks I don't have my PS3 online."

The software that may require this update may not even be out yet.  

   



wow who knew the p3 and BD data were so polite lol :) 

 

joking aside,i hope this update will fix the random crashes on bf3,or can i blame dice for that?

guess ill find out soon enough..

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I would have thought its strange to make an update optional, because you would want all users to be using the same firmware.

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i had a problem with this update. when i had my PS3 on auto shut down with downloads, i would get the 3 beeps on downloads above 3gb's. i got it on both my PS3's as both have the original 320gb hdd. when the 4.25 update arrived, the 3 beeps on auto shut down went away. one of my PS3's is new (got it 3 weeks ago), so i knew it wasn't just the year old console that was playing up.

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I had the update forced when I put Tales of Graces f in....odd thing now the ps3 just repeat trophy sync. After the 4th time it tried to re-sync I messaged someone on my friends list who was also playing the game - can't compare trophies as it appears we aren't actually playing that game as it doesn't register so either a) can't sync trophies from a game 2 minutes before actual release day (Tales is technically out on Friday) or b) and probably more likely that there is a problem with this update
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Izorpo wrote:
I had the update forced when I put Tales of Graces f in....odd thing now the ps3 just repeat trophy sync. After the 4th time it tried to re-sync I messaged someone on my friends list who was also playing the game - can't compare trophies as it appears we aren't actually playing that game as it doesn't register so either a) can't sync trophies from a game 2 minutes before actual release day (Tales is technically out on Friday) or b) and probably more likely that there is a problem with this update


There's no problems with the update as I was forced to install it and the trophies seemed to have synced correctly and I it does show in the compare trophies section, so it's likely a bug on your system.

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