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August 31, 2009 // 8:38 pm - Now that Sony's PS3 Firmware 3.0 update is released, we have a full changelog available below to add to Sony's partial one.

Additionally, 51N15T3R has confirmed the new PS3 Slim Bootscreen is also included in PS3 Firmware 3.0 for old PS3 consoles too!

To quote: "That "PS3" logo startup is on 3.00 regardless if you have a slim or phat PS3. verified phat PS3s use new "PS3" logo as on slims."

PS3 Firmware 3.0 Changelog:

Multi-Audio - Audio can now be output to multiple connectors simultaneously. You can set this option under [Settings] > [Sound Settings] > [Audio Multi Output].
Video Content Playback - During Video content playback, you can now use the right stick to play content in slow playback, fast reverse, and fast forward.
Settings Descriptions - Now below each setting option under the Settings tab on the XMB, there is now a brief description in small font.
New Start Up Logo - Upon starting up your PS3, you will be greeted with the new 'PS3′ Logo.
Custom Remote Play Settings - Manually set a device (such as a PSP system) to be used for remote play.
"What's New" - The "Information Board" will be replaced with a "What's New" section, which allows you to enjoy interactive PlayStation news every time you start the PS3 system. Located under the PlayStation Network icon, "What's New" displays the latest and greatest game, video, PlayStation Network and PlayStation news and releases, as well as your recently played games, in a sleek, new animated format.
Status Indicator - In the top right corner we've added an indicator bar, which displays your user icon, friend icon, the number of friends you have online and a small message icon to let you know if you have any new messages. The indicator also includes a scrolling ticker that features the latest news from PlayStation Network. In addition, when you press the PS button, the battery life indicator will no longer cover up the clock.
Friends List - Now your PlayStation Network friends will appear in a slightly redesigned format on your Friends List. Also, messages will now be viewable from each of your friends' respective profiles.
PlayStation Store Shortcuts - We've added a handy shortcut icon to the PlayStation Store under both the Game and Video categories so you can access the latest content quickly and easily.
Personalization - Personalize your PS3 with new dynamic custom themes and avatars. Dynamic themes as well as free and premium avatars will be available through PlayStation Store. A dynamic theme takes your screen to a whole new level as it incorporates animated objects into the background.
Trophies - Showcasing your hard earned trophies just got better. Update 3.00 gives game developers the ability to modify how they display trophies for add-on content. Base and add-on game trophies will continue to be combined into a single list so you can see where you stand in a game as a whole. Within that list, trophies will be broken out into subcategories–base trophies and add-on trophies–that way, you can easily view the percentage of your base game trophy collection, and separately track your trophy progress in add-on packs. Look for this enhancement to be included in upcoming games.

PS3 Firmware 3.0 Full Changelog, Includes PS3 Slim Bootscreen

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#24 - sciaticoak - September 3, 2009 // 9:47 am
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The Firmware 3.0 is a major update. i like whats inside but i dont the the afrika theme. hehehe. way to go sony!

#23 - livpool - September 3, 2009 // 9:22 am
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this is update is way better, but the speedtesting doesnt work for me

is it because im on a NAT3 connection? anyone know?

#22 - moneyslap03 - September 3, 2009 // 5:49 am
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Thanks for the changelog, can't believe I'm on vacation without my ps3 and the update comes again.. i do look forward for the new look.

#21 - semitope - September 2, 2009 // 1:14 am
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Quote Originally Posted by asutosh View Post
they should have given lbp dynamic theme for free... very bad SONY!!!

Very true but considering LBP has a crap load of minor add-ons for sale that I think should most definitely be free, its expected.

#20 - PS4 News - September 1, 2009 // 11:51 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by 51N15T3R View Post
Here's the AFRIKA Theme: Zebra, it's a .pkg file inside of the .rar

+Rep for the upload 51N15T3R, but ya, sadly since it's a .PKG file the only way users will probably be able to test it is by installing it from the Japanese PSN store directly.

#19 - jirachi155 - September 1, 2009 // 11:36 pm
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use PS3 proxyserver for the theme won't help you.. infact is an encrypted file as all the other .pkg files.. and even if you can download it with the proxy, you won't be able to install it (i tried)

i have another question... does anyone know why when i do the internet connection test, it doesn't say me the two internet speed values??

#18 - 51N15T3R - September 1, 2009 // 11:18 pm
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Here's the AFRIKA Theme: Zebra, it's a .pkg file inside of the .rar

Not sure how to install it. I've tried direct download of the .pkg file from a file host with no luck. I've also tried putting it in the usual "THEME" folder on a usb flash drive, no luck either

May have to install using PS3 Proxy

#17 - asutosh - September 1, 2009 // 9:56 pm
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they should have given lbp dynamic theme for free... very bad SONY!!!

#16 - PS4 News - September 1, 2009 // 8:25 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by 51N15T3R View Post
Anyone know what type of file the new dynamic themes are? And does anyone have a direct file download of the free Africa theme?

Agreed, currently it hasn't been submitted to the PSN Link Database either so if someone can post the link I will +Rep ya too!
Quote Originally Posted by rajendra82 View Post
I like the new XMB. Now need some animated themes, or some information on how to create them.

Although I can't confirm it (need to read around more), a few sites are reporting that end-users will not be able to make them yet as an SDK is required.

If this is accurate, then we'd have to wait either for Sony to release an updated PS3 Theme app or for one of the unofficial PS3 Theme creator app authors to study the format and update theirs. I will post more details as I find them...

#15 - rajendra82 - September 1, 2009 // 7:47 pm
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I like the new XMB. Now need some animated themes, or some information on how to create them.