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Re: WAIT TO INSTALL FIRMWARE 4.45!!!

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So, aside from potential bricking issues did the firmware add anything useful? :smileytongue:
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WAIT TO INSTALL FIRMWARE 4.45!!!

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There appears to be a widespread and very serious issue with the just released and mandatory Firmware update 4.45, which renders your PS3 unusable!

 

Based on the rapidly growing thread on the official U.S. technical support forum, it looks like the issue may effect any user who has replaced their hard drive (e.g. with a 1 TB drive). The initial symptom is the update appears to install, but you just get the standard PS3 dynamic wavy background, without icons.

 

Attempting to resolve the issue using the recovery menu, including resorting to a complete reformat, only makes matters worse (after format you just get a black screen!).

 

So the consensus is, if you haven't already installed 4.45, wait for Sony to issue a fixed update (especially if you upgraded your HD). 

 

If you've already updated and encountered the issue, sit tight until there's word from Sony (do not try Safe Mode recovery options, such as Rebuild Database as they don't work in this instance).

 

I had no trouble, but I haven't replaced my HD and I may have just been lucky, so even if you haven't replaced your HD, it is probably a good idea to wait (given the very serious nature of the failure).



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Re: WAIT TO INSTALL FIRMWARE 4.45!!!

mine slim ps3 is the same way n i did try too recovery my ps3 thats 1 TB my ps3 is on n its sitting on this...............Attempting to resolve the issue using the recovery menu, including resorting to a complete reformat, only makes matters worse (after format you just get a black screen!).
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Oh thats absolutely terrible.

 

There are millions with PS+ now with auto update.

 

Millions of bricked PS3s ?

 

If the firmware is bricked you cant use it to roll back either - so what will Sony do now ?

 

 

I am away from home and I have PS+ - my PS3 is set to auto update

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I just checked and it seems the update has been taken offline, it is 6.42 here in Derby but no sign of the 4.45 mandatory update, so it seems like Sony have realised what is going on and stopped it, or I live in an update dead zone

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this is why you never should use auto update...
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Auto update isn't an option with PS+, it only downloads the latest firmware ready for you to install manually when you turn on the PS3

Those who've experienced problems choose to install it, their PS3's didn't do it
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Your spot on there my friend. I never set anything to automatic, I like to do it all myself regardless of time so I know exactly whats going on...
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Waits for inevitable "Firmware doesn't brick consoles" post. :smileywink:

SCEA have pulled the update notification pending investigation, not sure how quick SCEE will be. Caution is advised.

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Re: WAIT TO INSTALL FIRMWARE 4.45!!!

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existenz1 wrote:

Oh thats absolutely terrible.

 

If the firmware is bricked you cant use it to roll back either - so what will Sony do now ?


Double post, sorry.

 

You can't roll back but, download the FW to a USB stick, start PS3 in safe mode, install FW though this menu.  It's the only way users affected by this will get past the boot up wavy lines once a revised FW is released.

 

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