The replacement PS3 System update 4.46 is live now.
woohoo! 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
Mine is working perfectly. Does the update bring anything new?
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
right after I installed the update a brick shattered my window!
waiting for beta testers first :p
You can now turn off trophy notifications aswel
@ 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).
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.
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.
this is good for those who are concerned about the trophy notifications disrupting the immersion element.
Great, now how about the notifications when your friends go online or offline?
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
@NukaCola I can't work out why people are disagreeing with you. It definitely says after the update you can disable trophy notifications.
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.
@dante 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.
@GDDR6 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.
Edit: Okay my ps3 is stable now. Guess this update got it right.
yeah my ps3 is back nothing lost ;))))
MMMMMmmmmmmmyyyeeeeeaaahhhh... I'll wait a day or so.0
Mine works just fine.
This is bizarre, why would anyone disagree with your comment?
XBox 360 players disagree'd you. And me in 3...2...1...
They've been at his house and determined that in fact that his PS3 does not work just fine. lol
Maybe I should add the steps to safe mode on the article.
That's good news for those affected by the last download. At least its just in time for the weekend.
I'll probably wait a bit. Until we get the next PStore update :D
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. =/
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.
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.
@ ziggurcat Not when your current HD crashes. Besides, I used back-up twice before, and it corrupted the GDU both times.
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)
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.
I think I'll let everyone else download it first.
srsly im not even sure if i want to download it but im dieing to Play some Dead or Alive 5 online
@ guitarded77 But everyone else is waiting for you to download it first!
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.
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
Taking forever to download.
Sony should give us free game for our troubles.
would be nice but how would they even identify who were affected?
I wonder if this fixes the problem Last of Us had crashing PS3s when trying to d/l the game update.
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.
After you... No no after YOU.
No no no after you:P jk i just went ahead and updated :P
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.
Just updated. Everything seems ok so far.
I have a 520G HDD on my PS3 and I had no issues with the previews update
500GB here and no problems either
Many people affected have 750GB or 1TB, you guys are not hardcore enough :)
At the time of my upgrade, there really was no other option than a 500GB. Launch console here.
Still a [email protected] 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....
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
The download links are shared for those that have no internet access at home, or have crappy net speeds at home.
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.
So, no problems with this one? We can safely proceed to download it?
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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