PS3 update en route, will unbrick your console

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Last week Sony released update 4.45 for the PlayStation 3, and almost immediately pulled it when users started complaining that the update caused their consoles to hang.


With those users now in limbo, consoles refusing to boot and play games, they’ll have to wait a while longer for salvation: Sony will only release an update for the borked firmware later this week, on the 27th of June. Annoyingly for those, the problem couldn’t come at a worse time: the highly-acclaimed PS3 exclusive Last of Us released just a week-and-a-bit ago.

Curiously, the update (4.45) only added the ability to show Trophy notifications during gameplay. Clearly, adding that functionality was a lot more complex than it sounds.

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Christo van Gemert

Christo van Gemert

Eleven years ago Christo started writing about technology for one of South Africa's (then) leading computer magazines. His first review? A Samsung LCD monitor. Hey, it was hot news, back then. Nowadays he gets more excited about photography, cars, game consoles, and faster internet connections. He's sort of an Apple fan, but will take any opportunity to remind you about his Windows-powered home theatre PC and desire to own a vanilla Android tablet.   Currently uses: Apple 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display, Apple iPhone 5, Microsoft Laser Mouse 6000, Audiofly AF78 Earphones, Xbox 360, Nikon D50.