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November 29, 2011 // 7:37 pm - Sony Network Entertainment VP Eric Lempel has detailed incoming PS3 System Software Update version 4.00 today.

Download: PS3 Firmware 4.0 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 4.0 Update (EU)

To quote: A new system software update (v4.00) will be released this week.

In preparation for the launch of PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in Japan, this update will prepare PlayStation 3 (PS3) to serve as a content management device.

It will allow users to copy their digital content such as games, music, photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita game games including save data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for your PS Vita system using the network features of your PS3.

Other changes to take effect with this update include:

• PlayStation Plus members can now choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature:

• Game patches
• System software
• Recommended games and videos
• Sync trophy information

• New PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages

You can find more details after the firmware goes live here. We look forward to your feedback. reports the following hidden PS3 Firmware 4.0 features have also been discovered:

• Health warning screen upon system start up
• Game XMB hosts 'PS Vita System Application Utility' option
• System settings updated with 'Delete PS Vita System's Backup Files' option
• Health warnings tabs for games available under 'Info'
• British English as system language option
• Remote Play option for PS Vita Available Requires Number Input to Vita Unit

According to, in PS3 Firmware 4.0 the option to copy installed titles which have PSP playback ability has also been removed.

Instead you are forced to redownload all the titles you wish to put on the PSP and copy them over before they are installed.

Minis and PSOne titles are no longer auto-installed if you select to auto-shutdown after a background download.

Finally, from eussNL, an0nym0us and others via IRC:

[eussNL] besides the new psnpassphrase, the 0x19 keyrevisionset, the several added new sprx's, the still working downgrade and 'kind of' jailbreak, added PS Vita support (and extra attackvectors), a new SDK and trial to reduce PSN spambots ?

The E3 Flasher is confirmed working by the E3 Team with PS3 Firmware v4.00 but not from the XMB, you must use brick fix and then backup BiOS and in flash fun mode flash patched backup directly and the downgrade works.

Also _DiGiTaLAnGeL_ has confirmed that the PS3 Slim NOR downgrade with Progskeet still works like a charm on 4.00

From Glowball1: Hey guys just thought I'd upload the dev_flash and core_os files from the new PS3 4.0 firmware for all interested.

Download: PS3 4.0 Firmware Dev_Flash and Core_OS Files / PS3 4.00 Flash21.bin (Samsung K8Q2815UQB chip via NORway v0.4 Beta 12 by zaf)

Doesn't seem like many changes but the major one for me as a themer is that they have changed the limitations some what on the raf.sprx and paf_psjs.sprx modules so you can only have 90 actors instead of 128.

Sony proving once again that they are in control if you want the best out of the PS3.


Bypass the useless fcked 4.00 on 3.73/3.72

1. Download logan5tool
2. Uncheck on program Firmware Update
3. Start proxy
3. Go to Internet settings on PS3/ Set proxy
4. Set a IP and proxy with port 8080
5. Connect into PSN

@cotojestwtf - it's not my tool

Also from cotojestwtf / cotojwtf comes Yet Another Bypass (YAB) v1.0 followed by Yet Another Bypass (YAB) v1.2. From the ReadMe files:

How to use:

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

Successfully bypassed 4.00 on 3.72/3.73


• If you want turn off proxy, you must do it on your TASK MANAGER (CTRL + ALT + Delete). Search process PS3YAB.exe.

• No It no gain you PSN on CFW.

Yet Another Bypass 1.2

How to use:

1. Start YAB1.2.exe
2. Click to YABStart
3. Set up on PS3/Proxy Seetings IP: of your computer
4. Set up on PS3/Proxy Seetings Port: 27 u can change them on config folder (port.txt)
5. Connect on PSN

Succesfully bypassed 4.00 on 3.72/3.73

NOTE: No It no gain you PSN on CFW.

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


Sony Details Incoming PS3 System Software Update v4.00

Sony Details Incoming PS3 System Software Update v4.00

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#26 - ChaoticTissue - November 30, 2011 // 7:12 pm
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It wasn't a leak. Read the rest of the thread.

#25 - jesterking1 - November 30, 2011 // 6:16 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by smokyyuwe View Post
Hopefully this won't mess with KaKaRoTo's work.

You'll be lucky if KaKaRoTo finishes his cfw... It was leaked a day or so ago, and he's pissed off about it. Not sure if he plans on finishing it at this point.

#24 - Hernaner28 - November 30, 2011 // 5:24 pm
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Now I see CFW 4 .. Cool name

#23 - B4rtj4h - November 30, 2011 // 4:09 pm
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Here i still can't update my PS3. Seems servers are rolling out on different times?

#22 - Natepig - November 30, 2011 // 3:48 pm
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Just updated mine on my online Ps3

#21 - B4rtj4h - November 30, 2011 // 3:17 pm
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Eh... can anyone explain to me what this is:

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Because if i did not know better there is some PS2 emulator support now?!

#20 - GrandpaHomer - November 30, 2011 // 12:28 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by oVERSoLDiER View Post
But why did they add such "Health Warnings" now ? Isn't it pretty much useless now 5 years after the release of that console ?

Maybe some regulations in some countries has changed since then? Or probably too many people was trying to sue them, who knows - not like I'm really bothered anyway ...
Quote Originally Posted by oVERSoLDiER View Post
And wasn't "British English" available all the time ? If not, it's really an embarrassing mistake on their side, not supporting every language of the most important language in the world.

Nope - only plain old "English" - now you can enjoy all the benefits of a proper British English as well - you can say colour instead of color

BTW - the Quote function seems to be a lil bit broken now with addition of the links to the original quoted post - it does not include the closing ] brackets ...

#19 - snoekie - November 30, 2011 // 9:49 am
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Quote Originally Posted by CFWfanboy View Post
why sony jump to 4th kind? where's 3.8 and 3.9 ? i thought 4.00 is for ps4.

It's not a decimal point, it's a divisor between major and minor version numbers. So 4.0 is a major revision, but 3.8 to 3.9 is a minor. But since they went from 3.56 to 3.60, it should actually be 3.6.0 ( majorrevision.minorrevisio.bugfixrevision ).

From a consumer marketing point of view, adding vita support is a major revision. It might not differ much from an API or a security point of view.

And why would the PS4 get PS3 firmware? Version 2.0 wasn't for the PS2...

#18 - oVERSoLDiER - November 30, 2011 // 9:35 am
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I agree with the most posts here. Yes, it's 4.0 because of the Vita support. But why did they add such "Health Warnings" now ? Isn't it pretty much useless now 5 years after the release of that console ?

And wasn't "British English" available all the time ? If not, it's really an embarrassing mistake on their side, not supporting every language of the most important language in the world.

#17 - GrandpaHomer - November 30, 2011 // 9:08 am
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While I agree that most of the PS3 "updates" recently is pretty much useless (at least from user's point of view) as they're mainly trying to patch up all the holes but this one actually is major update as it brings overall support for Vita amongst some other minor improvements so IMO it warants the new major numbering as well.

I have no doubts in Sony though that they've most certainly managed to screw up this one in one way or another so we can all look forward to another update soon - will it be 4.00 (quiet) v2 or 4.01 or whatever ...