Ok, I know a LOT of people have had update problems and I've tried all the answers I could find and I'm stumped.
Here's the situation: I have PS3 PHAT at 4.1 trying to update to 4.2. I tried doing it via onlne and it gets stuck downloading at 99%
Here's what I've tried:
1. USB Flash Drive Install Update via System Update on the regular PS3 menu.
FAIL - Finds the 4.2 update. I click to update. Says its updating nothing happens. Just keeps saying its updating.
2. 9 HOUR RESTORE SYSTEM
FAIL - Still does the same thing as #1
3. RECOVERY MODE PS3 + Update System via USB
FAIL - Stuck in "Checking... Please wait."
It plays games, blurays, and connects to internet but I can't access Playstation Store without that update. This system is NOT jailbroken.