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October 18, 2011 // 1:30 am - Following up on their previous PlayStation 3 System Software update, today Sony has quietly released non-mandatory PS3 Firmware update 3.73 in both full and patch update versions which simply improves system stability.

Download: PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (US - Full) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (US - Patch) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (EU - Full) / PS3 System Software Update v3.73 (EU - Patch)

While the official PlayStation Blog doesn't make mention of it, their official PlayStation Twitter feed states the following to quote:

"A new, non-mandatory PS3 firmware update, v3.73, is now available. Stability during use of certain PS3 format software has been improved."

From eussNL on the files changes in the PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.73 update: http://pastebin.com/diDXEsfi

Download: PS3 3.73 FW Update Files CORE OS Package Content

Files changed:

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Version strings:

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No need to update ps3tools readself & readself2, it is still 0016 for 3.73 (same as 3.70/3.72) which afaik also means no new keys where added...
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From Sony PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh via IRC on signing PS3 executables for 3.73+ Firmware:
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As always, more details will be posted below as they are available on the update should any hidden features surface.


PS3 Firmware Update 3.73 is Now Released, Improves Stability

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#5 - momipopi - October 18, 2011 // 3:03 am
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i boxed my ps3 until theres another cfw... bought myself a jtagged xbox...

#4 - PS4 News - October 18, 2011 // 2:58 am
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That, plus it's getting annoying to many I'm sure to keep downloading updates that don't bring any new features.

#3 - shummyr - October 18, 2011 // 2:55 am
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Quote Originally Posted by GrandpaHomer View Post
Stability my bottom ... they're so desperately trying to patch this full of hole sinking ship ... it's just pathetic

They are trying to cover another exploit as GrandpaHomer pointed out to the point that it is just downright pathetic and pitiful.

#2 - darkanima9 - October 18, 2011 // 2:26 am
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improves mean to not play copy games

#1 - GrandpaHomer - October 18, 2011 // 2:07 am
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Stability my bottom ... they're so desperately trying to patch this full of hole sinking ship ... it's just pathetic