PS3 firmware 3.41 was recently launched, and despite containing a potential patch that makes future updates easier, some users are complaining that they can’t update at all, with the new firmware reportedly causing system crashes.
In a multi-page thread from the Playstation.com Message Boards, users say the installation of the new firmware via a USB thumb drive relays an error during the process. Sony in July released System Software Update 3.41 for the PS3 to add Playstation Store recommendations.
Some users are being told to check their network settings, even though they are connected just fine and nothing’s changed on their network in the short space of time since the last firmware update. Those that have managed to install the update have received an error message stating that “no applicable data” can be retrieved.