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April 24, 2013 // 10:11 pm - Following up on PS3 Firmware 4.40, today Sony Tweeted news of PS3 System Software update v4.41 with details below.

Download: PS3 Firmware 4.41 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 4.41 Update (EU)

In a nutshell, PS3 Firmware 4.41 is a minor PlayStation 3 update that will improve system stability. I just got prompted to do a system update. Looks like no online until some PS3 CFW news appears, however, the encryption keys and the passphrase is still the same.

Below is what the Tweet states, to quote: "PS3 software update v4.41 is coming today, it's a minor update that will improve system stability."

As always, more details and an official changelog will be posted once they become available.

Below are some changes from eussNL as well:

Kiosk/Shop/SEX was also changed – same deal as retail of course. Still downgradeable and modifyable logically...

Not changed:

  • Keys
  • Passphrase
  • Syscon firmware
  • Bluetooth firmware
  • Wifi firmware
  • BD firmware
  • Multicardreader firmware
  • USB firmware


  • CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg (lv0, lv1.self, lv2_kernel.self)
  • Some dev_flash files (see below)

dev_flash changes:

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Version.txt / Index.dat changes (for spoof):

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Finally, below (via are the differences, as follows:

# 4.40

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# 4.41

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Sony PS3 System Software Update v4.41 Released, Details Available

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#17 - Azrial - April 25, 2013 // 12:39 pm
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A new CFW will probably only be spoofed, and won't have any of the features from the OFW, it won't be until games have to be signed with higher keys will they make a new CFW, I think you should be OK to transfer games saves still, will have to wait and see.

#16 - Rac3rX - April 25, 2013 // 12:07 pm
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all good the bruteforce data app can add or remove ability to copy the save game (wheeeeeeeeeew)

#15 - akimazaki - April 25, 2013 // 11:23 am
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Who will release 4.41 cfw first?? wait and see..

#14 - Rac3rX - April 25, 2013 // 11:11 am
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4.41 BLOCKS transfering a save game to the USB

PLEASE CFW stop that from hapening

Most likely its to counter the save game hacks that have been on OFW systems too, not just CFW.

Its SUCKS if your into swapping engines in GT5, I wont update unless the blocking of transferring of files to USB is still allowed, please CFW Team hook us up

#13 - jmuckey2 - April 25, 2013 // 10:05 am
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Quote Originally Posted by mschumacher69 View Post
It looks like this is related to the latest PSN maintenance, maybe they did something like changing the passphrase or changing the way the PS3 authenticates with PSN, so a 4.41 spoofer might not be enough for CFW PS3s to connect to PSN.

the passphrase is the same

#12 - NTA - April 25, 2013 // 7:55 am
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The ps3 is going to stick around for a long while mainly because ps3 games or any other games don't seem to be supported by it's hardware for whatever reason.

PSN isn't going anywhere as they are still making reasonable profits and terminating it and the ps3 in favor of the ps4 would just make any other bad decision made by them in the past seem harmless.

PS3 will be far from obsolete for a long while while there's still a huge market for it's games despite the ridiculous prices

#11 - Prince Valiant - April 25, 2013 // 7:50 am
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I wish they would provide a real changelog instead of saying 'stability improvements'.

#10 - ahdshf - April 25, 2013 // 5:48 am
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when i see a new update gives me big headache

#9 - firephox - April 25, 2013 // 5:30 am
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with the ps4 right around the corner i wonder how much longer they will worry about system updates, not trying to imply that the ps3 is already obsolete... yet

#8 - NTA - April 25, 2013 // 5:08 am
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Well they are only doing their job while people circumvent their secuirty to play legal/illegal games online