Fix for soft-bricking PS3 firmware coming June 27

Sony will release a non-lethal version of its PlayStation 3 4.45 firmware update on June 27. The since-pulled patch rendered "a small number of users" unable to access their PS3's interface after patching--in other words it soft-bricked their systems.

A community manager said Sony has isolated the issue in a post on PlayStation's official U.S. forums, and a new system software update which resolves the issue will release on June 27.

Of course, users who had problems with the first patch and were left sans interface can't install the update through typical means. The community manager said Sony will provide instructions to implement a solution alongside the new firmware update.


  • GOD - June 22, 2013 11:02 p.m.

    People are so easily fooled. This was an accident? No no no. Sony likes to cut people off every now and then so they realize how much they want to get back to playing. Cut you off from gaming the week following TLOU's release? Oops. Yes, yes. We see your desperate pleas to play more on our system.
  • BladedFalcon - June 21, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    Welp, glad to know it can be fixable at least. Still shitty that it happened in the first place, but it's always a good thing when stuff like this can be reversed.

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