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Misc. => Other Gaming => Topic started by: FamicomRetroGamer on September 18, 2012, 12:55:58 pm

Title: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on September 18, 2012, 12:55:58 pm
That's right, $ony's PS3 4.25 OFW has been reported to brick many PlayStation 3's.

Post on the official PlayStation 3 US forums:
http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Network-Support/FEEDBACK-REQUESTED-4-25-Firmware-Update-Issues/td-p/38269703

There's also other third party forum/websites that its users been complaining about their PS3 getting bricked due to this broken firmware update.

What has $ony done about this? Nothing.

Btw, now I just feel insecure to update to 4.25 OFW and play the Beta PS3 of Super Smas Bros rip-off.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: JohnnyBlaze on September 18, 2012, 04:00:15 pm
That's EXACTLY what happened to mine. Tried to update to 4.25 and it keeps telling me at 99% that an error has occurred. Glad to see I'm not alone....
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: HokusaiXL on September 18, 2012, 04:54:01 pm
Huh, that's funny because mine is running 4.25 and it works just fine.
Title: Re: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: GohanX on September 18, 2012, 05:01:39 pm
We get it, you don't like Sony or the PS3.
Title: Re: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: UglyJoe on September 18, 2012, 06:16:27 pm
Quote from: GohanX on September 18, 2012, 05:01:39 pm
We get it, you don't like Sony or the PS3.


Or Sonic 4 :D
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: petik1 on September 18, 2012, 06:28:28 pm
Quote from: UglyJoe on September 18, 2012, 06:16:27 pm
Quote from: GohanX on September 18, 2012, 05:01:39 pm
We get it, you don't like Sony or the PS3.


Or Sonic 4 :D


Or the Wii U gamepad.
Title: Re: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: FamicomRetroGamer on September 19, 2012, 12:46:26 am
Quote from: GohanX on September 18, 2012, 05:01:39 pm
We get it, you don't like Sony or the PS3.


Stop talking shit, I own a PSP, PS2 FAT, PS3 Slim and it's not that I don't like the consoles but $ony releasing broken OFWs makes it insecure to update and then they don't take responsibilities to release a proper OFW or fix the consoles they bricked with the firmware update.

Butthurt $ony fanboys always say the same crap.
Title: Re: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: TanookiSuitSam on September 19, 2012, 03:05:22 am
Quote from: FamicomRetroGamer on September 19, 2012, 12:46:26 am
Quote from: GohanX on September 18, 2012, 05:01:39 pm
We get it, you don't like Sony or the PS3.


Stop talking shit, I own a PSP, PS2 FAT, PS3 Slim and it's not that I don't like the consoles but $ony releasing broken OFWs makes it insecure to update and then they don't take responsibilities to release a proper OFW or fix the consoles they bricked with the firmware update.

Butthurt $ony fanboys always say the same crap.

You seem to bring up the fact that you greatly dislike Sony's business practices...Quite a lot, actually. Not to sound rude, but you sound like a broken record.


Anyway, after the whole account compromise thing I haven't really trusted Sony all that much myself.  After hearing about that, i'm pretty hesitant about getting a PS3 now, which sucks since there's some pretty sweet games for the system.

This is just another nail in the coffin for me, honestly. It makes me feel like they have no idea wtf they're doing.
Title: Re: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: GohanX on September 19, 2012, 06:47:19 am
Yup, I'm a Sony fanboy.

That spends most of his spare time playing Famicom and Neo Geo games. And was on Team Sega during the Saturn/DC days.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: MasterDisk on September 19, 2012, 07:03:38 am
it's Sony ::)
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: HokusaiXL on September 19, 2012, 07:07:06 am
Like I said, mine works fine.  So I really don't know what the problem is.  Then again I'm running a stock PS3 Slim with original hdd.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: UglyJoe on September 19, 2012, 07:30:34 am
Is this issue really all that widespread?  The only mention of it that I can find is the thread in the OP and one or two other threads.  If this were affecting "many" PS3s, I would expect to see it on some gaming news sites.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: manuel on September 19, 2012, 07:41:04 am
I was about to say "I won't update for now", but then I remembered that I sold my PS3 a few weeks ago.  :crazy:

I don't think the problem is very widespread, but even if that's so, Sony has to do something about it and fast.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: JohnnyBlaze on September 21, 2012, 08:33:54 am
I know for me, I reformatted my HDD and updated using an SD Card Reader. Everything seems fine for now, but since I'm a bit under the weather at the moment, I cannot test further. Something tells me that the update on PSN was problematic, but the one on the PC wasn't.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: crade on September 21, 2012, 09:38:18 am
I really like the PS3 and I like Sony not too bad, but they are really doing their best to make me hate them..
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: HokusaiXL on September 21, 2012, 01:47:28 pm
Some times updates go wrong.  Sony isn't the only company that's ever been effected by it.

Seriously, if I had a penny for every update that's gone wrong with anything I've updated, I could buy a new PS3 easy.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: crade on September 21, 2012, 02:25:07 pm
Yeah it would be fine if any update were actually needed..  When all they do is spam you with updates so they can make you agree to more crap in their stupid user agreements and because they are uber paranoid about someone still being able to use the otheros feature, every update is a huge nuisance (none of them "just work" for me, they take a lot of time because Sony programmers in their infinite idiocy can't figure out how to RESUME a download and they always crash out at 20-60% until I run them about 30 times or so
and they won't let you use anything until you update)

Then when the updates are already happening all the damn time, and never EVER are beneficial to me in any way, AND they also end up fubaring your system, it gets kinda annoying.

Edit:
It's time for kick our customers in the balls #4.25!  Oops, did we kick too hard and do permenant damage this time?  Oh well, you know it just happens sometimes with balls kicking.. no reason to get upset.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: HokusaiXL on September 22, 2012, 07:57:17 am
Right, but again this is for every company.  Considering you're getting compiled patches instead of source code that you copy paste into pre-existing source code, stuff like this is bound to happen.  If you're going to bash on Sony for it, bash on every other company in existence that puts software updates out that boosts security.

Not one for protecting a company over another, unless it's nVidia vs ATI's bullshit "lets fix one driver package and completely break openGL on the next".  Just really tired of people talking out of their asses and singling out one company over another.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: MarioMania on September 30, 2012, 09:38:40 pm
I got 4.25 OFW No Trouble here
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: crade on October 01, 2012, 07:39:57 am
Quote from: HokusaiXL on September 22, 2012, 07:57:17 am
Right, but again this is for every company.  Considering you're getting compiled patches instead of source code that you copy paste into pre-existing source code, stuff like this is bound to happen.  If you're going to bash on Sony for it, bash on every other company in existence that puts software updates out that boosts security.

Not one for protecting a company over another, unless it's nVidia vs ATI's bullshit "lets fix one driver package and completely break openGL on the next".  Just really tired of people talking out of their asses and singling out one company over another.


Well, the thing is, I don't have problems with other companies updates..  The wii updates happen infrequently enough and work decently, they aren't a problem.  My Linux system updates when I tell it to, not when it tells me to, they don't intentionally prevent me from using software to force me to update at certain times.  Heck even Windows can be set to update in the middle of the night instead of right when I'm trying to play a game..  Also, normally companies will at least save the updates up and release them when there is at least 1 update that is useful for something, or they will just let you decide if you need it or not..  Even my phone updates under my terms.

Fact of the matter is, Sony's updates are just way worse.  Also I can't believe they don't resume downloads..  That is about the most idiotic thing I can think of in this day and age when combined with their gigantic downloads and forced downloads.

Like I say, I like Sony's stuff generally, but they treat their customers like criminals made of shit.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: Epic_Lotus on October 01, 2012, 07:48:17 am
Sony's updates have always been a pain.  It's one reason I stopped using Netflix on my machine.  For a while there last spring, it was like an update a week.  Really kind of cheesed me off.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: RainLink on October 01, 2012, 09:53:18 am
I remember when Sony released that firmware update that disabled the option to run Linux as a side OS - I was so pissed and it's not like I could NOT update it, some of the games I played needed to update the firmware in order to work, so I had to sacrifice the otherOS option.  :-\

Needless to say I'm going to not update my PS3 until they come out with a newer firmware, I haven't touched my ps3 in months.
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: petik1 on October 01, 2012, 04:43:31 pm
This is why the Wii was awesome. You never had to update, and if any game required an update, you can just hack it away! :D
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: RainLink on October 01, 2012, 09:46:06 pm
Quote from: petik1 on October 01, 2012, 04:43:31 pm
This is why the Wii was awesome. You never had to update, and if any game required an update, you can just hack it away! :D

lol Amen to that! My Wii is still running on firmware 4.0 with the homebrew channel installed, it's my baby   ;D
Title: Re: $ony has released 4.25 OFW which has been bricking PS3 systems..
Post by: JohnnyBlaze on October 14, 2012, 07:13:26 pm
Quote from: RainLink on October 01, 2012, 09:46:06 pm
Quote from: petik1 on October 01, 2012, 04:43:31 pm
This is why the Wii was awesome. You never had to update, and if any game required an update, you can just hack it away! :D

lol Amen to that! My Wii is still running on firmware 4.0 with the homebrew channel installed, it's my baby   ;D


Same here guys. Running 4.2 on the Homebrew Channel with the Wode Jukebox and ECM Chameleon Case. SUPER SWEET!