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Is Sony's latest PS3 firmware 4.25 bricking consoles?

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#1 JJ_

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:16

My PS3 wants me to update to firmware 4.25 to go online but I'm worried I might brick it doing so. There are reports on various forums including the official Sony forum of the update bricking consoles.

Has anyone successfully updated their PS3 to 4.25 (phat or slim) and moreover have you noticed any issues such as hdd corruption?


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:17

Upgraded a phat and slim, no issues

#3 compl3x

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:22

Upgraded a slim, no issues.

If you are that worried, just don't update. Although, you can't go online without the latest update.

#4 Christopher

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:31

I updated it as well. No issues here.

#5 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:47

No issues (ps3 phat and slim)

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:30

No issues on Phat, and this reminded me I need to upgrade the slim upstairs. This is the first I am hearing about any issues myself.

#7 Shane Nokes

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:33

With almost any console you will hear about bricking issues during updates.

Oftentimes it's due to a malfunction during the update, whether it be software or hardware. The numbers are generally very small, but you hear about it since people who have issues tend to be very vocal about it.

#8 Nashy

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:35

No issues on the one in our house.

#9 compl3x

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:44

With almost any console you will hear about bricking issues during updates.

Oftentimes it's due to a malfunction during the update, whether it be software or hardware. The numbers are generally very small, but you hear about it since people who have issues tend to be very vocal about it.


I think updating anything's firmware present a small but possible risk. Power failures during updates are usually the worst offender.

#10 Shane Nokes

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:53

I think updating anything's firmware present a small but possible risk. Power failures during updates are usually the worst offender.


Power failures, dirty power, issues with the particular physical sector on a hard drive, fluctuations in the voltage provided to the RAM, on and on and on.

Lots of things can affect firmware updates that would seem to be unlikely, but once you know how it works, then yup...you realize just how easy it is for things to go poof sometimes.

#11 Kreuger

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 03:29

I just bought my new PS3 on Friday and installed the newest update (cant remember what it said for the version) but I had no issues.

#12 welchmen22

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 19:52

I updated my slim on Saturday and its been working fine.

#13 Flae_qui

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:02

Have an original 80GB, no issues :)

#14 Kool Box

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 20:05

Updated all OK here ;)

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 14:03


I'm running on a Slim 120GB model

I updated from version 4.20 via USB, as I've been doing for the duration that I've had my PS3.


I'm having issue with the start up of the system. For some reason it cannot be read via HDMI OR AV cable, but i can hear the fans running and all.


I remind you that my system worked right before I made the update.

I was literally looking at my screen during installation and after it was complete my system restarted and i saw nothing.


In the event of my PS3 turning on, I get like static on my screen and the game freezes, 3 bleeps sound from the PS3 and it restarts. Again not showing any sort of video input.


I can't even access safe mode because nothing shows on my screen.