The fault seemed to be related to machines whose hard drive had been replaced, but other problems reared their head even if your PS3 continued to work.The frustration this caused gamers was made all the worse by the fact Sony announced they were going to keep everyone waiting until June 27 to issue a fix.In this guide we will teach you how to update the firmware of your Play Station 3 console using a flashdrive.
Play Station 3 console- Any model works, as all models have Memory Card readers and USB ports. On that storage media, you will need at least 150MB of free space.
First off, download the firmware update to your Desktop or any place else that is easily accessible and make sure the full image downloads.
Before applying the update you need to boot your PS3 in to Safe Mode.
This is a pretty simple process: So, with Safe Mode activated and a controller plugged in, insert your flash drive and select option 6 “System Update.” Then press Select and Start at the same time to initiate the update from the USB stick.
Users must then boot up the Play Station 3 in safe mode and load the update onto it manually.
Sony’s full instructions on how to install firmware update 4.46 can be found below.
Sony on Wednesday evening announced that a firmware update is rolling out to fix broken Play Station 3 consoles.
The update is meant to reverse the damage caused by an earlier patch that left a “small number” of users with bricked consoles.
Head to Settings, then System Settings and finally System Information.
If the number showing matches the update you downloaded at the beginning of the guide, then the update was successful :) If you have any questions or comments please post them in our Play Station 3 Discussion Forum.
However, if 4.45 bricked your machine then the process of getting it working again is a little more involved.