PS3 Firmware

  • Optional PS3 Firmware 4.53 Released, Add Many New Features, Changelog Revelaed

    Sony has just released brand new firmware 4.53 for Playstation 3. The update is now available for download worldwide, its not mandatory. As per the details revealed in the changelog via official Playstation Blog, one of the features PS3 firwmare 4.53 adds is ability to set a group of players who can see your trophies.

    PS3You can read the full changelog below:

    • You can now set the group of players who can see your trophies. You can also specify for each game whether to show trophies.
    • The PS3™ system can now perform the following operations when you set Settings [Settings] > System Settings [System Settings] > [Automatic Update] to [On], even if you do not subscribe to PlayStation®Plus. When this setting is [On], the PS3™ system will automatically start each day at the specified time, perform these operations, and then turn off.
    • Download content items purchased with other devices
    • Download the latest system software
    • Support of Closed Captions function on playing Blu-ray Disc™ videos and DVDs (SCEA UC model only). “Blu-ray Disc™” and “Blu-ray™” are trademarks of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
  • List of Possible Solutions for PS3 Firmware 4.45 Issues

    Some new details about PS3 firmware 4.45 has arrived on internet. According to reports coming out from official Playstation and other forum, it seems like PS3 owners with an upgraded third part ITB hard drives are having issues with recently released firmware 4.45.

    Playstation 3As a preventive measure Sony has temporarily taken offline PS3 firmware 4.45 and are investigating actual cause of problems. But here are some possible temporary solutions for PS3 firmware 4.45 issues (as reported by PS3 gamers on official Playstation Forum).

    Few users suggested restoring the file system or updating again via SafeMode, whereas others have had to allow PS3 to completely reformat their HDD (this is not viable option as you will loose all your downloads and save data if you don't have PS Plus subscription. PS Plus members have game saves in the cloud).

    Furthermore, If your PS3 is stuck on wavy screen, UNPLUG PS3 from the wall and then restart the console, it will reboot normally without any issues.

    Do you have any temporary solution for PS3 firmware 4.45 issuses?, let us know in the comment section below.

  • Sony Comments on PS3 Firmware 4.45 Issues, says "Investigation On"

    Earlier today Sony released PS3 firmware 4.45, but sadly for gamers instead of improving PS3 stability and adding new features firmware 4.45 caused numerous issues (bricking PS3 and more).

    PS3 Firmware 4.45PS3 gamers across the globe are reporting that their PS3 aren't booting up after updating to firmware 4.45. Sony has temporarily taken firmware 4.45 offline and are investigating the actual cause of the problem.

    Here is what the official statement of Sony reads:

    "We are aware of reports that the recent PlayStation 3 system software update (version 4.45) has caused the XMB to not display on a small number of PS3 systems. We have temporarily taken 4.45 offline and are investigating the cause of the problem. We will announce when the system update is available for download as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience."

    It is expected that Sony will release a new PS3 firmware soon (may be in next 24 hours or so). We will update the post as soon as we get to hear some details from Sony. So stay tuned to Gamepur.

  • PS3 Firmware 4.45 Live Now, Download Links Available

    Sony has just released new PS3 firmware 4.45. We have provided below the download links for PS3 firmware 4.45 below, just make sure you download proper file for your PS3 as Japan's firmware file are not the same one as that of US or EU.

    PS3 Firmware 4.45Sony has not yet revealed the official changelog of PS3 firmware 4.45. We will update the post as soon as we get to hear more from Sony, So Stay tuned.

    Let us know in the comment section below, the changes you observed by installing PS3 firmware 4.45

    Update:

    More details on PS3 firmware 4.45 revealed on official Playstation Twitter account. This latest firmware improves  Trophy notification options and improved system stability.

  • Optional PS3 firmware 4.11 goes LIVE, details revealed

    SCE has released an optional firmware update 4.11 for Playstation 3. The update is now available for download for all PS3 owners across the globe. According to Sony, this new firmware in minor one and improves aspects of system software.

    Playstation 3According to reports from Examiner, this new firmware also carries fix for PSN installation issue. PS3 owners can download firmware 4.11 by selecting System Update from the Setting column of the XMB.

    Have you downloaded PS3 firmware 4.11?, share your experience with us in the comment section below.

  • Steps to Downgrade PS3 from Custom Firmware (Any)

    The steps to downgrade Playstation 3 having a custom firmware (CFW) is very easy, and basically its a process that brings the console back to its factory settings. The main benefit of having a custom firmware on PS3 is that it allows you to run programs that you would not be able to run on regular firmware.

    PS3On the other hand, the major drawback of having CFW on PS3 is that you won't be able to play through Playstation Network, as only those PS3 are allowed to play via PSN that have the most recent firmware from Sony installed on it (in simple terms official firmware).

    Below is the step by step guide to downgrade PS3 from Custom Firmware.

    Step 1

    • Switch ON PS3 by pressing power button on front and also switch ON PS3 controller to activate it by pressing the power button on it.

    Step 2

    • From PS3 Menu select "SETTINGS" and then "System Update"

    Step 3

    • Now select "Update via Internet" option. As soon as you select this option, PS3 will automatically search for latest official firmware update from Sony

    Step 4

    • After search is complete, Select "Update" option to download the latest official firmware, and then select "INSTALL" option after completion of download (Sony's user agreement will appear).

    Step 5

    • Select "Accept" option below the user agreement. The firmware upgrade process will begin. We advice PS3 owners not to touch PS3 controller and the console itself during the upgrade process.

    Step 6

    • Immediately after completion of upgrading process, PS3 will restart. When PS3 turns back ON, select "System Settings" from console's "Setting Menu", and then select "System Information" to cross check. In System Information all you need to check it that it does not reads "CFW".

    Need any more help?, let us know in the comment section below.

  • Huge blow to Rockstar, L.A Noire working with patch on PS3 custom firmware

    A huge blow to Rockstar and Team Bondi, A third party reports claimed that hackers have released a new patch update that allow open world detective game "L.A Noire" to run of custom firmware for Playstation 3.

    L.A Noire PS3 box art

    To be more clear, the patch allows copy of L.A Noire to run on S3 Custom Firmware including Kmeaw and Rebug CFW.

  • PS3 gets firmware update 3.56

    Today Sony has released a new firmware update for their PS3 console. It is  firmware update 3.56 and according to the details given by Sony this update adds a security patch and also a minor update. That's it, no more details.

    As if your are a PSN user then it will be compulsory for you to install this new firmware update, otherwise you can ignore it until you login in your PSN account.

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