Sony are finally on damage control this week releasing the long overdue Firmware 4.40. The update brings “stability” and adds support for a Sony NFC reader, but it also seems that it’s just another prevention for pirates. It should be noted that if you are on CFW, DO NOT UPDATE. If you are on the latest version of OFW you may update, but if you are thinking of downgrading (with help of the E3 flasher or other tools) in the near future then DO NOT UPDATE. Here’s statement made by N4G:
Sony has released a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3. Applying the download will upgrade your system to version 4.40.
Users will be prompted to update their systems upon booting up the PlayStation Store. Head on over to the Settings > System Update area for the download.
At the moment, it’s unclear what sort of changes the update makes. If we receive any details about the new firmware, we’ll update this post.
[Source] = N4G
In another quote given thanks to ps3hax user euss:
Fw4.40 adds support for RC-S380 (a Sony nfc reader) and system stability stuff
its firmware for new drive model 0xC : http://www.ps3devwiki.com/wiki/Blura…ware_Revisions
an update for the 0xA – not for the rest xD
no syscon updates, no key changes, nothing that prevents downgrading either…