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February 16, 2012 // 12:16 am - Following the previous release, today Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel announced that PS3 System Software update 4.11 is now available alongside details below.

For those curious, this PlayStation 3 Firmware revision is currently not a mandatory update and an optional incremental patch is also available.

Download: PS3 System Software Update 4.11 (US) / PS3 System Software Update 4.11 (Patch) / PS3 System Software Update 4.11 (EU) / PS3 System Software Update 4.11 (EU - Patch)

To quote: Later tonight we'll be releasing an optional system software update (v4.11) for PlayStation 3.

This minor firmware improves certain aspects of system software, and is not mandatory to connect to PSN.

Again, this update is optional in the US and Canada, and can be downloaded by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

Finally, cotojestwtf has once again updated his PS3 homebrew DNS bypass application to Yet Another Bypass v1.6 followed by Yet Another Bypass v1.7 with the following changes:

How to use:

1. Start bat file YABStart
2. Set up on PS3/Proxy Settings IP: of your computer
3. Set up on PS3/Proxy Seetings Port: 27 you can change them on config folder (port.txt)
4. Connect to SEN

Succesfully bypassed 4.11 on 4.00


•No It no gain you PSN on CFW.
•No You can't connect to SEN on firmware below 4.00.

You can download all stuff from PSStore without error. Enjoy.


Support: EU, US, AU, JP, UK.


•1.7 - changed passphrase, only for 4.00+.
•1.6 - successfully bypassed a new firmware 4.11.
•1.5 - added bypass support for JP, UK users.
•1.4 - added bypass support for US, AU users.
•1.3 - GUI was removed, successfully bypassed a new firmware 4.10.
•1.2 - GUI Mode was added, but it cause a connectivity problems.
•1.1 - added YABKill to kill a proxy server.
•1.0 - first release.

PS3 System Software Update 4.11 is Now Available, Details Arrive

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#16 - Denida - February 16, 2012 // 11:12 am
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Just find it funny how it is MANDATORY in PAL regions (as stated on their PAL Blog too), but optional in NA

#15 - GrandpaHomer - February 16, 2012 // 5:44 am
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There was actually several non-mandatory FW updates in the past so it's nothing new really. You'd not even noticed them unless you'll go and check for update manually or read about them here or elsewhere as PS3 will not prompt you on it's own to update for those when you go online.

#14 - SanctumSlayer - February 16, 2012 // 5:35 am
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Never heard of a ps3 fw that was not mandatory to update to to connect. If that's true and it's not mandatory (although ppl are claiming otherwise), then that will most like rule out that they've found and patched an exploit. They wouldn't say its not mandatory, they would say a security threat has been identified and patch making your system more secure.

Leleoooo, maybe it's just maintenance. I would wait a while longer to see if it's still happening.

Just checked. Not mandatory in NA

#13 - Bartholomy - February 16, 2012 // 4:46 am
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Lol, anomalies, superb. Always the best, from this SEN network department, right?

#12 - lele0o0o - February 16, 2012 // 4:25 am
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After update from 4.10 to 4.11 MOST of my friends have problem with connect to internet. many time ps3 go offline than go back online
anyone here have the same problem.

#11 - elser1 - February 16, 2012 // 4:12 am
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it was 100% mandatory for me in australia also for some reason..

#10 - ps3hen - February 16, 2012 // 3:20 am
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Its mandatory here in Australia too.

#9 - PS4 News - February 16, 2012 // 3:12 am
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It's interlinked with the Portal categories etc... so not worth the effort to change PSN to SEN as it would cause a load of issues.

#8 - oVERSoLDiER - February 16, 2012 // 3:09 am
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You're right ! We have to change the "PlayStation 3 PSN News" into "PlayStation 3 PSN / SEN News".

#7 - Bartholomy - February 16, 2012 // 3:02 am
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Maybe it's the reason because was not mandatory (but a brit guy said it's mandatory for SEN UK)

p.s. Shouldn't this forum section be renamed PlayStation 3 & SEN News?