Sony Releases Fix for Flawed 4.45 PS3 Update that Bricked Consoles

Jun 27, 2013 by

Great news for any PlayStation 3 owners out there that recently had there console bricked from a flawed PlayStation 3 update, Sony today launched their fix and instructions on how to restore your console.

If you updated your PlayStation 3 Software to version 4.45 and the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) menu is not displayed, please follow the steps below to manually update your PS3’s Software and restore your system’s functionality.

The fix requires you to download the new 4.46 update on a computer, transfer it to a USB device, boot yout PlayStation 3 into safe mode, and manually apply the update.

Sure, it’s a lot of work but it’s nice that Sony was able to fix the issue in a somewhat timely manner. Were you one of the affected PS3 owners? Let us know how the fix works out for you in the comments!

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James has been holding a controller for most of his life and loves nothing more than a good gaming night with his wife, three dogs, and a good beer.

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