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    PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.0 Update is Now Released & Mandatory!

    Update: A full changelog is now available HERE!

    Ever since PS3 Firmware 3.0 was first announced at GamesCom 2009 excitement has been culminating for the update's release.

    Even Sony's Eric Lempel stated that it will indeed be the last major PS3 Firmware update of the year.

    Those wondering what changes PS3 Firmware 3.0 brings to the table can check out the details direct from Sony.

    Finally, for those who don't use the PS3 System Software Updater, you can now download the mandatory PS3 Firmware 3.0 update below for both the PS3 and PS3 Slim directly- cheers!

    Download: PS3 Firmware 3.0 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.0 Update (EU)


    More PlayStation 3 News...

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    joni84 Guest
    Great, now let's see what's new with this FW.

    Thanks for the update.

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    Arrow

    No problem... for those unaware, the last update (2.80) still showed 2.76 on the updater so that is why it wasn't initially a mandatory update.

    Sadly, this one is required to go online with the PS3, PSN, Home, etc:
    Dest=84;CompatibleSystemSoftwareVersion=3.0000-;
    Dest=84;ImageVersion=00008751;SystemSoftwareVersio n=3.0000;
    If someone who updates their non-Slim PS3 with it can check if the new Bootscreen is now in it that would be appreciated.

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    51N15T3R Guest
    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

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    red8316 Guest
    Confirmed LIVE, downloading now, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 51N15T3R View Post
    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
    Thanks for the confirmation 51N15T3R and +Rep!

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    semitope Guest
    lol. this is so lame, i was looking forward to this update so much but not i am wondering if their could be a hack for the old firmware at some point. Meh... I'll just update it.

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    victorinox Guest
    i like the tweaks a LOT =3 cant wait for some dynamic themes!

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    Organicjerk Guest
    Hrmm... why would people not use the System Update software to update the bios?

    Is there some sort of advantage or patching that I should be aware of before I download and apply this new bios?

  10. #10
    gtxboyracer Guest

    help :)

    can anyone please iterate on the "Custom Remote Play Settings - Manually set a device (such as a PSP system) to be used for remote play" item? how has it changed, what new options do you get?

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