How to unbrick and fix your PS3 after Update 4.45

Broken PS3 after Update 4.45

PS3 bricked after Firmware Update 4.45? No worries. Here’s a 5-minute fix to help you get by until Sony officially solves the problem.┬áThe concept is, you have to boot into safe mode and re-update the firmware. This is how to do it:

 

  • Power off the PS3 (just a soft power off, not via the main switch at the back)
  • Hold down the power button until it resets three times.
    • The first rest is normal mode, the second is video reset mode (for situations where you don’t have a display)
    • Finally, the third reset is called ‘Safe Mode’ and will bypass the broken firmware and to allow you to re-update.

The Best-looking Customized PS3's in the World

These are definitely the best PS3 aesthetic mods out there. These are by jriquelme, and you can find more of his works here.

GTA V PS3
Bioshock Infinite PS3
Batman PS3
Metal Gear Rising PS3

Borderlands PS3
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Black Ops 2 PS3