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#31 FlintyV

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 15:01

This is why automatic background updates are a bad thing.

 

Or you could actually place the blame where it belongs with Sony rather than background updates.




#32 Tha Bloo Monkee

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:12

This is why automatic background updates are a bad thing.

The auto-update on the PS3 (when you have PSN Plus) only downloads the update, not installs it.

I was lucky and not affected by the 4.45 update but forums are full of people who are stuck with "bricked" PS3s.  The PS3s aren't really bricked however, apparently (I think) formatting the drive will fix the problem but people are waiting for a real solution so they don't have to do that.

 

Some testing before releasing the update would be smart!

 

The only new thing that the update adds is the ability to turn off Trophy notifications.

 

Sony stopped distributing this update so it shouldn't be affecting any new people - hopefully.



#33 compl3x

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:42

Thus "Automatic" updates are bad.  Notify users - sure, but don't push them automatically :)

 

 

There is a choice to turn the feature of or off and I don't think it is automatically activated when you buy a PS+ account.

 

Allowing any system to update itself comes with the risk the update might screw things up. Plus, not many people go and check if a new update is going to screw up their system before installing it. I don't check the safety of every update before I allow it.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 13:43

Beautiful demonstration why you should turn auto-uodate off on all your devices (Y) Not least because things go wrong, but you automatically opt-out of features/options being removed that may you use.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 19:48

how's that update coming along?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 19:53

Or you could actually place the blame where it belongs with Sony rather than background updates.



I do, to an extent. Same goes for any other company that ###### up like this, but being armed with the knowledge regarding the potential for disaster, and still taking that risk... I would really only have myself to blame.

#37 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 19:58

i am not certain if we have upgraded ours or not, the only time we upgrade ours is when Netflix will not open unless we have the lastest version of something. other than that i never go out of my way to update it.



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 20:00

Beautiful demonstration why you should turn auto-uodate off on all your devices (Y) Not least because things go wrong, but you automatically opt-out of features/options being removed that may you use.

 

I personally like keeping it off just because I find new updates (for games and software too) to be akin to that of Christmas presents. I enjoy reading changelogs. Don't judge me. :shiftyninja:



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 08:56

I've had mine enabled but didn't get the 4.45 update.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 15:16

The patch will be re-released on June 27 :/


I wonder how many people got stung by this.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 15:27

The patch will be re-released on June 27 :/


I wonder how many people got stung by this.

 

Based om the internet hate machine I'd guess a few hundred or so, the internet always makes things out to be much bigger than they really are



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 15:40

Imagine it's a plan by Sony. They Brick your console so they will make you buy a PS4. /jk. lol. I haven't turned on my PS3 in a while.. will see what happens with the new patch and hope it doesn't brick consoles. 



#43 compl3x

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 04:18

Hands up, who checks the safety of every update before they apply it? Oh, no one? Yeah. Didn't think so.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 05:43

I always wait a day or two, if something has gone seriously wrong, it will show up in one of my news feeds. 0 effort on my part.


But I actually do make the extra effort to find out what updates offer when it comes to my consoles, because I don't own one that isn't modified in one way or another. (currently 3x360, 1xPS3, 1xWii and a bunch of hand helds and older stuff)

Thinking about it, I do check what my Windows updates are for, too... most of the time.

Phone updates... usually know before the update is available.

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:33

Yeah they have re-released it now apprently.  As I said the issues seem to affect those with 3rd party hard drives.