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PS3 System Update 4.46 Live Now - Download Links Here

The replacement PS3 System update 4.46 is live now. (PS3, Sony)

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aquamala  +   956d ago

New for 4.46

An issue in which the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) menu is not displayed after updating the system software to version 4.45 was observed. This version of the system software addresses this issue.
If the XMB™ menu is not displayed, you must perform the update by starting the system in safe mode. Select here for details
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Black-Helghast  +   956d ago
Mine is working perfectly. Does the update bring anything new?
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xPhearR3dx  +   956d ago
Nothing new from what was in 4.45, I think it's just a fix for those who had bricked consoles. I was in the middle of playing The Last of Us and my game froze for the first time. Restarted my PS3 and bam, system update. Kinda lame it froze my game instead of just disconnecting me from PSN but w.e
RyuCloudStrife  +   956d ago
right after I installed the update a brick shattered my window!
NewMonday  +   956d ago
waiting for beta testers first :p
Hellsvacancy  +   956d ago
You can now turn off trophy notifications aswel
ziggurcat  +   955d ago
@ xPhearR3dx:

"I was in the middle of playing The Last of Us and my game froze for the first time. Restarted my PS3 and bam, system update."

i was playing remember me when that exact thing happened... it's a good thing i got the update when i did because my internet went down about 15 minutes after the update installed (off topic: the city i live in is recovering from a flood crisis at the moment, so things like power and whatnot have been spotty this past week).
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   955d ago
Actually I'm in 4.45 and can already turn off trophy notificaton, I guess this is just the same update as 4.46 (but 4.46 is fixed for those having problems).

But let's make it clear: problems don't mean bricking. Every update is the same thing... Update or not a shitload of PS3s die everyday, have you guys ever considered how much a 3% fail rate (rather small for electronics) means for 77+ million consoles sold? That's just above 2,3 million dead PS3s in 6,5 years, just under a thousand dead consoles per day assuming such low fail rate (i.e. could be even more, as the supposed fail rate is between 3 and 5%).

Of course people will always blame the last thing they did and when it's an update, guess what... "This update bricked my console!". Yeah, no... Not likely. Also anyway it comes to happen, "bricking" per se is not something you can fix with an update, in fact, the console wouldn't be "updaetable" anymore... If you can do as much as access safe mode, it's probably not bricked (and likely can be fixed without update too, most likely it's a broken HDD).

If your console is indeed "bricked", i.e. it won't turn on or turn itself off alone after little to no time, if you can't play any games in it (don't really matter if an update caused it or not), you are out of luck cause you probably can't update and even that most likely won't fix it, so your only chance is either warrant or paid repair.

Also, the other reason I'm so sure it's not a bricking problem is because, well, we already knew it. About a week ago on Brazillian PS Blog they had already confirmed a new update would come on the 27th to fix error 80028E06 (google it, it basically affected Super Slim models, preventing 'em to go online). As Super Slim has just started being made here in Brazil, many of my friends now got one, and all of 'em got this error after the 4.45, they could only play offline, but I had not heard from anyone I personally know about the last update bricking their console.
NukaCola  +   956d ago
NEW UPDATE: You can make it so the trophies that you earn ingame don't display on screen. This is similar to what heavy rain did where the achievement doesn't distract from the game. So now the trophies just populate in the background. I can dig this.
ziggurcat  +   955d ago
this is good for those who are concerned about the trophy notifications disrupting the immersion element.
GDDR6_2014  +   955d ago
Great, now how about the notifications when your friends go online or offline?
dantesparda  +   955d ago
Im sorry, but this is stupid why would i want to shut off the trophy popping up? And dont bubble me down just for feeling this way
TKCMuzzer  +   955d ago
I can't work out why people are disagreeing with you. It definitely says after the update you can disable trophy notifications.
NautilusXIII  +   955d ago
@dantesparda agree
Ozmoses  +   955d ago
the little bing from the trophies popping is part of the current generation and always brings a smile.

however turning them off would be cool if you don't really care for them. I understand how some people could possibly find them annoying.

which reminds me.. there should be a way to turn off the friends notification of Online/Offline even while your online... Sometime that shit just goes crazy... so and so is offline, online, offline, online, offline, online, offline...... you get the point.
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GDDR6_2014  +   955d ago

I don't know why you can't understand. If you want it on, leave it on. I want to turn it off because I could care less about trophies, it's like getting trophies while you're in the middle of watching a movie, it ruins the immersion.
dantesparda  +   955d ago

I get that, but you cant get a trophy while watching a movie, its impossible. Its not like trophies are popping up every 2 seconds to be aggravating people. Now if instead it allowed you to shut off friends coming online or going offline off, then that would make better sense.
Donnieboi  +   956d ago

Okay my ps3 is stable now. Guess this update got it right.
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aceitman  +   956d ago
yeah my ps3 is back nothing lost ;))))
pixelsword  +   956d ago

I'll wait a day or so.0
plaZeHD  +   955d ago
Mine works just fine.
TKCMuzzer  +   955d ago
This is bizarre, why would anyone disagree with your comment?
Bounkass  +   955d ago
XBox 360 players disagree'd you. And me in 3...2...1...
pixelsword  +   955d ago
They've been at his house and determined that in fact that his PS3 does not work just fine.

ftwrthtx  +   956d ago
Maybe I should add the steps to safe mode on the article.
MikeyDucati1  +   956d ago
That's good news for those affected by the last download. At least its just in time for the weekend.
WildArmed  +   956d ago
I'll probably wait a bit. Until we get the next PStore update :D
wishingW3L  +   956d ago
I hope this fixes some stuff because with the last update I had to reformat the HDD and as of late the PS3 has been dropping the connection way too many times. At this point I'll have to reset my UMvC3 Rank because with so many dropouts it will not go up anymore. =/
guitarded77  +   956d ago
I would lose my freaking mind if that happened to me. I have 800gb of data on my hard drive. Last time I had to download everything, it took me three weeks of patched and going through my download list.
ziggurcat  +   955d ago
you know you can just plug in an external drive and use the backup utility... and when you restore the backup, *everything* transfers (including the locked save data), so there's no need to re-download anything.
guitarded77  +   955d ago
@ ziggurcat

Not when your current HD crashes. Besides, I used back-up twice before, and it corrupted the GDU both times.
XiaoSet  +   956d ago
4.45 made it so whenever I turned on the PS3, whether my controller is connected or wireless, would freeze up my entire system before the XMB loaded. I would then need to unplug the power cord from the back as holding the power button for any amount of time wouldn't work at all. Every time I would turn my PS3 on after plugging the power back in, it would need to scan my HDD for corruption.

(luckily nothing ever corrupted, but I would need to do this EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I wanted to play anything)
FamilyGuy  +   955d ago
I would've just left it on, 4.45 was pulled for it causing this problem before I had a chance to download it, how long ago was the release? A week, maybe a little more? I would've left it on for all those days.

BTW, when the message pops up saying to scan for corruption you can just press circle and it'll skip the scan. Scanning is optional. When my system freezes it always pops up because "the system was shut down improperly" but I just hit circle and it loads to the user sign in screen like normal.
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guitarded77  +   956d ago
I think I'll let everyone else download it first.
Obamanationn  +   956d ago
srsly im not even sure if i want to download it but im dieing to Play some Dead or Alive 5 online
GreenRanger  +   956d ago
@ guitarded77
But everyone else is waiting for you to download it first!
guitarded77  +   955d ago
That's the problem with you people... It's always "Hey guitarded77... hurry up and do stuff so the rest of us can follow you". Well, I'm not doing it anymore. You guys have to download first.
Lucas25  +   956d ago
my ps3 bricked on 4.45, updated firmware 4.46 on safe mode everything is working great. didn't lose any game saves and game install
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SanMarco  +   956d ago
Taking forever to download.
jorellpogi  +   956d ago
Sony should give us free game for our troubles.
aquamala  +   955d ago
would be nice but how would they even identify who were affected?
Xof  +   956d ago
I wonder if this fixes the problem Last of Us had crashing PS3s when trying to d/l the game update.
ftwrthtx  +   956d ago
I just deleted the update and won't install it again unless I want to go online and play multiplayer. Too many story glitches with 1.01.
Animal Mutha 76  +   956d ago
After you...

No no after YOU.
nick309  +   956d ago
No no no after you:P jk i just went ahead and updated :P
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Arai  +   956d ago
I updated mine, I went from 4.41 to 4.46 (no issues).
And as those with 4.45 said, their console is now fixed also.
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Just updated. Everything seems ok so far.
cell989  +   955d ago
I have a 520G HDD on my PS3 and I had no issues with the previews update
ftwrthtx  +   955d ago
500GB here and no problems either
GDDR6_2014  +   955d ago
Many people affected have 750GB or 1TB, you guys are not hardcore enough :)
ftwrthtx  +   955d ago
At the time of my upgrade, there really was no other option than a 500GB. Launch console here.
Master of Unlocking  +   955d ago
Still a cr@p update, as usual these last...ugh, years:

-How about giving us some real "gamers plates" instead of just rectangles available in the very few colors they have decided to offer us? You know, with some motifs reminiscent of a texture, a theme, a game, so you have more than just an avatar in those rectangles?
I would like a cherry blossom tree pattern as far as I'm concerned, around my avatar, with a flashy resin finish with moving glints on it when you scroll through your list of friends (yes).
-And more info too, like last game played, favorite games, more lines to comment and more to introduce yourself, etc. like the gamers' plates displayed in forums on game-related websites!
-A new internet browser perhaps? Google Chrome anyone? No? No more RAM left for the OS footprint? Okayyyy....
ala_767  +   955d ago
Am I the only guy who wonder why N4g gives a download links for PS3 new firmware? You can just Update directly from PS3 or it automatically updates itself b4 entering PSN
ftwrthtx  +   955d ago
The download links are shared for those that have no internet access at home, or have crappy net speeds at home.
TwinDad  +   955d ago
The units that were "bricked" by 4.45 need to have the firmware on USB and start in safe mode. It won't download while in safe mode, so if you follow the official Sony method you download it. It's helpful to those that want to download it.
Master of Unlocking  +   955d ago
So, no problems with this one? We can safely proceed to download it?
TriangleOffense  +   955d ago
900 gigs across 2 systems all gone thanks to 4.45, and 4.46 is working but itll be a month before I get to play anything thanks to sony's amazingly fast downloads

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