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April 24, 2013 // 8:11 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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#7 - GRs - April 25, 2013 // 8:31 am
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Sony are so annoying ..

#6 - yayes - April 25, 2013 // 5:49 am
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DEX user can be online without prompt to update

i think passphrase still same because i'm online using 4.40 spoof (DEX) right now

#5 - mschumacher69 - April 25, 2013 // 4:52 am
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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.

#4 - StanSmith - April 25, 2013 // 4:24 am
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Its desperate for system updates. The latest Vita update his finally made it stable where it used to lock up daily.

The PS3 locks up after about 20 mins of gameplay, then when you restart its fine after that. Luckily its usually after the game auto saves or after a level and when your back in a menu. Not many times does it lock up in the middle of gameplay like the WiiU does.

#3 - Azrial - April 25, 2013 // 3:24 am
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You can still play solo without the update, just not online for the next few days until a new spoofer comes out.

#2 - firephox - April 25, 2013 // 3:03 am
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just a little wary, i just updated to 4.40 rogero last week lol. I was playing dead island solo then decided to play online when the system update appeared and i decided to turn off the ps3

#1 - Azrial - April 25, 2013 // 2:59 am
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Yeah, I just went to update my trophies, and got the same thing, just gotta wait till Rebug do their thing, couple of days max, no biggie.