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September 14, 2009 // 11:32 pm - Sony's Director of PlayStation Network Operations Eric Lempel has announced that PlayStation 3 Firmware update 3.01 is now available (not a mandatory update) and fixes the reported 3.00 update issues, as follows:

Hi everyone, PS3 system software update 3.01 is now available for download. This is an optional update that improves system stability during use of some PlayStation 3 format software.

Download: PS3 Firmware 3.01 (US) / PS3 Firmware 3.01 (EU)

After playing through some of Uncharted and clearing a previous freezing point, the game is running smoothly again. Do be sure to check any of your own titles that you had a problem with and see if they are running fine. Other than that, it looks like Sony fixed the 3.00 issues.

To quote Eric Lempel's PS Blog reply on the changes: "Yes, this will fix the issues that some users have experienced with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune."

PS3 Firmware Update 3.01 is Now Available

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#21 - AKmania - September 18, 2009 // 3:52 pm
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Damn if this update just still get so many problem how many people have to suffer for it. I still not trust the Update FW since 3.00. just hope the next update gonna fix every think

i get a problem with GTA IV on FW 2.76. iam usingh an AV cable to play it before on FW 2.52 and it work normal. After i update to 2.76 the TV system did not support anymore it say that i have a TV resolution problem. any one know how to fix it? i don't play on HDMI or componen cable.

is the FW 2.80 can fix this problem?

#20 - KiraPT - September 17, 2009 // 11:38 pm
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That's nice news to hear. i been having freezing problems in some games like Burnout, but this update solved it (I THINK).

#19 - cyberfix - September 16, 2009 // 4:25 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by B4rtj4h View Post
:D cool... Uncharted is playable again.

But Bourne is now stuttering and my BluRay Discs are NOT recognized

When you say blu-ray discs are not recognized, do you mean movies since you said Uncharted works now and it is a blu-ray game disc or are you referring to blu-ray discs that you have created of movies and such?

#18 - slappy26 - September 16, 2009 // 7:59 am
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Hi guys, i don't have the ps3 yet, so i play at friends house

i saw some problem also with Metal Gear Solid 4, it crashs when playing with firm 3.0, with 3.01 seems to run smoothly. Does anyone got similar problem with other games before or after the upgrade?

#17 - B4rtj4h - September 16, 2009 // 7:48 am
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:D cool... Uncharted is playable again.

But Bourne is now stuttering and my BluRay Discs are NOT recognized

#16 - mondoparalelo - September 15, 2009 // 9:27 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by JeffJ View Post
That would be the ability of running unsigned code. and that IS the hack people want, and with that they would be opening the flood gates for piracy.

Yeah but you don't need to go all the way like giving people the ability to run unsigned code. It`s not like you need to give away the codes. The release of a mere application to allow people to create a theme with images, movies, fonts, colors, etc of their choice would be a nice touch and definitely not much to ask.

For instance, why did Konami remove the ability of creating logos and emblems in the PES series for PS3? Certainly it woudln`t allow piracy, but still we end up with less options. I`m talking about that sort of thing that let us personalize something we paid a lot for.

What about if we could develop our own customized clothing for our PS Home avatars using an app offered by Sony inside the very PS Home environment? Would that open the gates? I think not.

#15 - JeffJ - September 15, 2009 // 7:35 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by mondoparalelo View Post
If Sony were willing to open these things up a little bit more and allow users to customize their device or even create homebrews then we'd probably see a lot less people interested in hacking the PS3.

That would be the ability of running unsigned code. and that IS the hack people want, and with that they would be opening the flood gates for piracy.

and now you know how it actually works, and knowing is half the battle.

#14 - Mexicodude908 - September 15, 2009 // 6:25 pm
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lol about time, but when are they going to fix the friends list stuff hopefully next update it will be a minor one i think.

#13 - Chivafighter - September 15, 2009 // 5:09 pm
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Yea exactly azaxsyn, I read it on the Playstation Blog

#12 - azaxsyn - September 15, 2009 // 5:07 pm
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some thing to think about...

PS3 FW 3.01 update causing problems with Blu-ray drives?

With the release of the FW 3.01 update, many thought that their issues with 3.00, particularly the one with Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, will be resolved. But out of the frying pan and into the fire, comments at the PlayStation Blog indicate that 3.01 causes more problems than it solves. After updating, many users seem to have experienced problems with their Blu-ray drives. Bummer.

According to user agentxray, who tested the new firmware update, the PS3 no longer recognize Blu-ray as a valid format:

I downloaded and installed the 3.01 firmware patch with no issues. Rebooted the PS3. I loaded Beatles Rockband and played for about ten minutes before it froze up again. After rebooting, I could not get the game to start. Further testing reveals that:

1) DVD movies play back OK

2) PS2 games (on DVD) play fine.

3) Downloaded content seems to work OK

4) PS3 does not recognize bluRay discs as a valid format.

I tried to load both ps3 games on bluRay as well as two seperate bluRay videos I have. None of these discs is recognized by the PS3.

Many other users report problems, particularly ones revolving around their PS3 Blu-ray drive. Frozen screens, blank screens, no sound. These problems seem to be commonplace with some users. Sony has yet to address the crowd, but they better do it quick before it turns into an angry mob.