For all of those who a are curious about re-installing the update via USB, It will not work. I downloaded the updatr file to my USB drive, b4 they took it offline, tried installing it, and I still had the ribbon screen. The only good thing you can do with it, is put your old hard drive in, install the update via USB, and you are good to go, for the meantime at least. You will only have what ever data was on the HDD, before you upgraded to thr newer. This works. Oh and by the way, this just proofs your ps3 is not bricked.