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Firmware (v2.42) Now Available

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SVP, Marketing & PlayStation Network

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up that a PS3 firmware update (v2.42) is now available for download. This update improves the playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation format software.

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korn16ftl said:

July 30th, 4:21 pm

@401 well its a done deal all thay do is verrify ure player name your name and your e-mail and resend you a temp password unfortunatly its a wait of 24 – 48 hrs to get that e-mail but w/e the next problem is i had 2 master accounts and some of my content was downloaded by a buddy fortuanitly he used my email as well for the id so it might be a bit easyer to retreive that data once i get my sh1t str8ened out

korn16ftl said:

July 30th, 4:23 pm

the only thing thats left eating away at me was all the hrs i spent playing these games and now i dont have the saves any more next time ill concntrate on backing up the inportant stuff rather than trusing the machine to do what its supposed to do in the first place

akagoku said:

July 30th, 4:23 pm

i downloaded i the update today and it worked fine and it downloaded within a hr. you can’t expect to download someting quickly during rush hour. it’s like trying to see a popular movie on opening night without pre-ordering. not everything is instent. if something stops working after the update, save you files to external flash drive/s then reformat the quick one.

Wolf26pack said:

July 30th, 4:58 pm

@ korn 16ftl

Ya if you have a 20,60 or 80GB PS3 that has a Flash Card Reader in it. I would use those to back up your saves even on to your computer. Just to make sure you don’t lose any more of your save data. Just try to remember to do it regularly.

nathan118 said:

July 30th, 5:01 pm

Can’t download this on the PS3 the thing is so slow. Keeps giving an error.

Trying the direct link someone posted on the first page and now I know why. At first it said 3k/sec, but it downloaded 2.6 mb out of 130 mb and hasn’t moved in minutes.

Funny that the psn network is supposedly “online.”

nathan118 said:

July 30th, 5:02 pm

Haha, and I get a 404 in Firefox when posting a comment. Nice.

FritoZ said:

July 30th, 5:58 pm

@ korn 16ftl

i feel your pain, man

my launch PS3 actually bricked about a month ago, and i had the foresight to back up my saves, but not my most recent ones, so i had to start all over in Metal Gear Solid 4 on my interim PS3.

Luckily for me, and actually competent of Sony, when my original PS3 came back, it actually had all my saves on it!! amazing, but true.

hope your situation improves.

memphislaidwaste said:

July 30th, 7:27 pm

seriously, what the hell are you guys doing with these updates? the past month has been nothing but a headache. every update and ‘fix’ just brings more and more problems for my unit. i guess improving playback quality means making online games unplayable and causing all games to lock up?

and i’m sick of support’s dizzying lack of knowledge or assistance on any of my issues. i know this isn’t the place to register my frustrations, but to top everything off, the PS forums aren’t working! huzzah, Sony!

gaming is supposed to be fun, not a constant struggle just to keep your console in working order.

DigitalSlasher said:

July 30th, 7:34 pm

I love updates. I just bought my PS3. Could there be a update that will allow you to shut off the PS3 while you charge your controller? Thanks

DigitalSlasher said:

July 30th, 7:36 pm

We also need updates that will allow people to preview movies before we rent or buy them. This is the year for the PS3!

blizzard182 said:

July 30th, 7:59 pm

Ok. So two things on my wishlist.

1) The PSP has the option to show thumbnails of the videos at certain time. I want that damn it!

2) Is there any way you could make the updates incremental? Because I want to download a demo and 130 MB for some things I don’t even’t need it’s bad.

At least gave us background download for the firmware update. I mean, if I can download it from the Internet and put it on a USB, I am sure it can be done that way. So at least we could watch a Movie till the download is gome.


Mudpick said:

July 30th, 9:13 pm

Another vague update, i’m very dissapointed. Not so much because of this update, its just i found out that video download/rental in PS3 store is only available in United States, i mean C’MON! i live in Costa Rica, that’s one of the main reasons i bought a PS3 and i’m never gonna get that service because i’m sure it isn’t coming to Costa Rica. And i’m not the only one thinking like that, theres a bunch of forums trying hard to bypass the IP security of whatever to get access to the video store so thanks Playstation, for giving Xbox live more points ahead.

Also great work with the PS headset with Socom ,and those games little big planet, MAG and playstation home, that i got to congratulate

Mudpick said:

July 30th, 9:17 pm

Another vague update, i’m very dissapointed. Not so much because of this update, its just i found out that video download/rental in PS3 store is only available in United States, i mean C’MON! i live in Costa Rica, that’s one of the main reasons i bought a PS3 and i’m never gonna get that service because i’m sure it isn’t coming to Costa Rica. And i’m not the only one thinking like that, theres a bunch of forums trying hard to bypass the IP security of whatever to get access to the video store. Also PSN sessions keep disconecting after you leave a game or browse internet in the PS3… So thanks Playstation, for giving Xbox live more points ahead. I’ve always trusted your company but you keep making the wrong dessicions that make a few happy and the rest angry. that only proves you only care about the USA, and even if some shows and movies are coming to other countries i bet it will never be the same as in USA, also i have read you should correct your prices in movies and shows downloads or rents. Hope someone from Playstation read this.

nightfox11 said:

July 30th, 9:47 pm

sony could u please put some new music backgrounds

nightfox11 said:

July 30th, 9:53 pm

kool but does it bring some new music background

wholearmor said:

July 30th, 10:12 pm

let me ask you a question ERIC is it true that SCEA has made a deal with ADOBE for a new web browser system for the PS3 of a better FLASH system?
Cause i am tiered of trying to watch videos on the Blog HUH whats that ERIC you say we cant watch videos on the blog from your PS3


FeaturePreacher said:

July 31st, 12:55 am

It would be nice if the firmware allowed playback of music while playing any game. I know it was said before that the developer is responsible for allowing music playback during a game, but it would be better if a firmware update did away with that and allowed the user to play music regardless of whether or not the developer allowed it. I guess this shows the limitations of not having hardware dedicated to the user interface like the 360 does.

Additionally, I hope you guys can talk with some of the people at Namco Bandai and ask them if there will be a patch to add rumble to Soul Calibur IV. Devil May Cry 4 has rumble and it came out 5 months before Soul Calibur IV. This seems like quite the oversight, especially considering that the 360 version of Soul Calibur IV has rumble.

Masterofallz said:

July 31st, 2:05 am

Then go buy a 360 then…

CitizenErased said:

July 31st, 7:14 am

Eric please more official Metal Gear Solid 4 themes! If possible character profile themes of the cast of MGS4!

CrAzYAl1992 said:

July 31st, 9:16 am

nice… i wonder wat the next update iz goin 2 b like?

CrAzYAl1992 said:

July 31st, 9:17 am

nice…. i wonder wat the next update goin 2 b like?

minas said:

July 31st, 10:01 am

Wolf26pack its a big deal just cause it was working fine in the past and now not!!!the updates are here to update and to fix functions and issues,not to ruin that which was working fine in the past….

MNWestStudent said:

July 31st, 11:51 am

60GB Jan 2007 PS3 here.
Updated to 2.42 w/ no problems.
Thank god, cuz I was worried given the previous chaos. LOL

AlexForTrick said:

July 31st, 12:15 pm

thx for the update,

My requested features:
-In game private chat
-Voice messages
-fix the bluetooth problem :(
-make the ingame music available for all games

This would be great for the next big update. =D

SFJAGS said:

July 31st, 3:57 pm

is there an idea of what the Update in tales?

XxEternityxX said:

July 31st, 4:32 pm

Aaaaand now my system won’t read disks. Awwwesome.
It’s nice that you guys are working on updates. Work on the testing/debug phase a little more, and you’ll be awesome in the non-sarcastic sense. e.e;

Xyle said:

July 31st, 7:08 pm

Metal Gear Online no longer boots for me. Check this thread in the Update forum.

Thank you Sony’s QA Department for failing once again.


DX2069 said:

July 31st, 8:07 pm

i love updates BUT i want to see and i think that everyone else wants to see thanks

*InGame XMB for PS2/PS1/DVD/Bluray
*Backward compatibility for PS2 for all PS3 models
*Fix Battery Indicator over Clock

rockmanjoey said:

August 1st, 12:07 am

Thanks for the brief update and I would like to see in future updates.

*Flag of nation on profile. (for UK users a Union Jack, US players have a USA flag)
*Show what we last played on PS3.
*Allow for multiple users to sign into PLAYSTATION NETWORK via different controllers so users can earn co-op trophies at the same time.
* In Game XMB for PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software.
*In Game Private Chat

korn16ftl said:

August 1st, 1:06 am

the next update is going to be junk like all the others till we get f*u*c*k*i*n*g home

ty for the greif FrioZ btw i have to restart evertyhing again still havent gotten an e-mail about my PSN yet

Tu0mas said:

August 1st, 2:13 am

60GB version of PS3 here. After installing that new 2.42 version of software and rebooting system it says that HDD has been corrupted and PS won’t boot up to main screen anymore.
It says that HDD is corrupted, and accepting that it’s starting to restoring it’s filesystem and reboots. After reboot it goes to same state again.
Any ideas, or did I just got worlds most expensive brick?

Daz90 said:

August 1st, 5:02 am

Are there any plans for future firmware updates to implement lossless audio support?

FLAC, APE and ALAC would be greatly appreciated, and would make the Playstation 3 a good contender for the greatest multimedia center around. At least give us ATRAC Advanced Lossless, since that is a Sony codec.

blackjackduke said:

August 1st, 6:37 am

Launch 60GB Ps3 Here….bricked yesterday within an hour of the update.
It locked up first in game twice, then in the internet browser, then never came back. Sending it back for the $149….but makes me very was my media center and was working great…

kristopher.w said:

August 1st, 8:29 am

thanks for the update – hopefully this covers what was supposed to be included the first time in 2.40 ?

and yeah, notes on exactly what it improves would really be appreciated. :)

s3r4ph said:

August 1st, 9:14 am

guys, quit complaining about vaugue details about the update, just check sony’s official site and they have it there clear as the day.

look after the update history section here

hectic79 said:

August 1st, 10:56 am

I heard reports of PS3s bricking after downloading the update. I’m a little afraid to download it myself now. Will there be another firmware update to remedy this problem?

korn16ftl said:

August 1st, 10:46 pm

no e-mail about my PSN basterds what is going on here

akatrizy said:

August 2nd, 9:28 pm

I thought firmware 2.42 would fix this problem but guess not. Can someone at sony fix the bluetooth mic issue. I play warhawk for 2 games then on the third game no one can hear me. Then life with playstaion gets delayed, whats going on sony please fix our mic/let us know something its very annoying that i have to restart my playstation over just for people to hear me. Even more so when im hosting a game. 2.43=mic issue fixed plz.

akatrizy said:

August 2nd, 9:29 pm

fix bluetooth mic issue. still hasnt been fixed in 2.42.

Blaster said:

August 3rd, 1:21 am

for future update, eliminate non-usable features in “in-game-XMB”. As it makes interface messy and inefficient. Just leave future options that will be usable but eliminate the rest.

For instance, for the xbox360 the in-game menu have less options than the dashboard.

pot said:

August 3rd, 8:14 pm

435 s3r4ph

um they do not have it there “clear as day”. They mention 2.42 but they do not give update notes for it hence why people have said vague. All the stuff on that page was from 2.40, none of it came with 2.42. 2.42 was only to make games run better supposedly, we want to know which games is all.

hijaker77 said:

August 4th, 12:03 am


Are you talking to yourself?

Zeophlite said:

August 4th, 7:20 am

I downloaded this update then began playing Assassin’s Creed. Normally this game would flicker violently on white filled screens (the opening ones with credits on them). This issue has been solved.

Thankyou very much!

kristopher.w said:

August 4th, 12:28 pm

40 Gb PS3 for me.
did the update last night and no issues. i have never had any issue doing a firmware update…i dunno why its happening for some of you.

did PS3.PUP > ps3 folder > UPDATE folder to a 1Gb usb stick then connected to the console. it picked up on it right away by reading to the storage device from the interface menu. took 5 minutes to do and fired up Heavenly Sword shortly afterward.

when i was done and went to turn off the console from the menu interface, i noticed that the icon was changed from the previous update that had first brought this function into play. that made it clear to me that the update went through fine.

handlez36 said:

August 4th, 3:15 pm

Is there a way to easily delete any data that resides on the PS3 after each system update? I read that each of these updates continue to take up hardware space.

I eventually plan on getting a bigger HD, but I did not know if there was a way to get rid of older update files easily, or if such a tool could be included in a future update.


jimfamous said:

August 4th, 3:26 pm

so after i got the software update. i went to go play cod4 and right when it starts the first game in multiplayer online it freezes or i can play one game and after that the screen is just black. i thought it was the game so i tried haze online and it was working for a lil while then when i would switch to the next gun and it wasnt there no more. then it started glitching. like the updates but im not liking this one. is anyone else having this problem after the software update? i dont want to send it in and have all my saves wiped out…..

CNYL said:

August 4th, 8:55 pm

Has the 2.42 related issues(game & movie freezing) with Blu-ray been addressed yet?

Is there away to turn off updates?

Rafa said:

August 5th, 9:47 am

To much problems with 2.42

This update cracked my PS3, can´t read bluray anymore it give error 80010017.

Please guys from Sony correct this as soon as possible… i´m afraid, i´ve tried everything, format, reboot and nothing.

Please Help

kristopher.w said:

August 5th, 10:30 am

maybe try installing the firmware update alternatively?

i download from my pc right on to my usb storage device and then transfer it to my PS3 – it picks up on the usb right away and installs it just fine. the whole process takes 5 minutes.

have always done it this way and never ever have had any sort of problem. you people should try it yourself.

ugoalie94 said:

August 6th, 5:30 pm

jimfamous Im havin the exact same problem except with Bad Company i can play one online game and then the screen goes completely black and i have to go behind the ps3 and restart it

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